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October 6: PCO Meeting (NEW DATE)

Posted: September 23, 2016

Join ECS families and faculty on Thursday, October 6 at 7-8:30pm for the first Parent Community Organization meeting (PCO) of the year (the date has been changed due to a conflicting event).

If you are a new parent, or if your child has been with us for years, please attend! We are an organization focused on supporting our school through volunteering, designing community-building events at ECS, and building collaborative relationships between families, our school faculty, and community partners. We know that our families span from all over the city, and the ECS PCO is a place we can build an inclusive parent community beyond our personal neighborhoods.

Free childcare for school-aged children and free pizza will be provided for all who attend. Join us in the Upper School Cafe at 6:45 pm to mingle and meet new and returning members!

Questions? Email parents@ecspco.org.

Fall 2016 Thoughtfulness Challenge

Posted: September 29, 2016

The Fall 2016 Thoughtfulness Challenge is a fun staff appreciation activity. As everyone settles into the school year, let’s say “thank you” to all of our great ECS staff members! Many of our staff members filled out surveys about their favorite treats and volunteer tasks. See that list here and simply sign up to bring in the specified treat and/or to volunteer! Instructions are on the sheet. Our goal is to have all slots filled by the end of October!

Questions? Email Beth Lott.

November 11: Autumn Chill

Posted: September 27, 2016

chilicookoffBook your sitters and get ready to chill out with old friends and new at the PCO-sponsored night of chili tasting, snacks, drinks and music for adults only. Judge the best chili from ECS staff and families and/or enter a chili for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

WHEN: Friday, November 11, 2016, 7-10:30pm
WHERE: The community room at the Summerset at Frick Park, 1435 Parkview Blvd Pittsburgh, PA 15217

See the full-color flyer for more info.

Sign up to bring extra food, drink or supplies here.

September 30: Mini Grants Deadline

Posted: September 19, 2016

Have a good idea for an innovative project that needs a little funding? Consider the PCO Mini Grants program. Mini Grants are open to all ECS staff members, parents, and community members. We invite and encourage each grade level to participate. Mini Grants are awarded up to a limit of $250 dollars each, and are selected and voted on within two weeks of the deadlines. Our first deadline of the school year is September 30, 2016. How to Apply.

Calendar Request

Posted: September 13, 2016

Printed wall calendars were produced by the PCO and delivered to students’ classrooms. Each family should receive one calendar. If you don’t receive a calendar by Tuesday, Sept. 13 or if you need an additional calendar for a second household, you may request one by filling out this form.

Fall 2016 Dates for ECS Urban Ecostewards

Posted: August 31, 2016

ecostewardsThe ECS Urban Ecostewards group maintains a Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy site in Frick Park and keeps it free of invasive plants. Meet at the parking lot off Braddock Ave, between the Upper School and tennis court. We will hike down from there to site. Tools, gloves, and training provided. Bring shoes that can take soggy ground! Fun for the entire family and a chance to learn something about our local environment. Everybody can help, just bring firm shoes and a water bottle.

  • Saturday, September 10 – 10 am – 1pm
  • Friday. September 16, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 8, 10 am – 12 pm
  • Friday, October 14, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 12, 10 am – 12 pm
  • Friday, November 18, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Questions? Email ecostewards@ecspco.org or call/text 412-726-5969.

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2016-2017 School Directory – NEW DEADLINE

Posted: August 21, 2016

Every year the PCO collects student and parent contact information to include in the school directory. This is a great resource for birthday parties, play dates, carpools, and connecting with the school community.

Fill out this easy form; all information submitted by Friday, September 9 Thursday, September 15 will be included in the 2016-2017 directory.

Advertise: We are currently accepting advertisements in the school directory. More info here.

Questions? Email directory@ecspco.org.