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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.

October 21: Fall Festival 2016

Posted: October 11, 2016

The FALL FESTIVAL is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 4:30-7:30 PM in Turtle Park, next to the ECS Upper School. So many fun activities are in the works for the ECS community. There will be hay slides, a walk with lanterns, music and more. In addition there will also be a hoagie sale, bake sale and uniform reuse sale. IN CASE OF RAIN, the event will still go on! Most activities will be set up inside. Please do attend, no matter what the weather is!

Every year each grade level also sponsors an activity or craft. Sign up to volunteer and/or provide supplies. You don’t have to be limited to your child’s grade only. All grades need volunteers!

  • General sign-up – we need slides, pumpkins, hay bales, exercise balls, and volunteers!
  • Bake Sale – we need baked goods, apple cider, and volunteers!
  • Kindergarten – we’re making decorative walking sticks! We need supplies and volunteers.
  • 1st grade – we’re making fairy doors! We need supplies and volunteers.
  • 2nd grade – we’re running a fishing game! We need supplies and volunteers.
  • 3rd grade – we’re making paper lanterns! We need supplies and volunteers.
  • 4th grade – we’re running a guessing game! We need volunteers.
  • 5th grade – we’re running a sensory game! We need supplies and volunteers.
  • 6th-8th grade – we’re running mini sports games and face painting! We need volunteers (adults and middle schoolers).

Fall Festival Hoagie Sale

Posted: October 10, 2016

Enjoy a 12” Italian or Turkey and Cheese hoagie, on Mancini’s bread, from Sammy’s Pizzeria for dinner while having fun at Fall Festival (Oct. 21)! All sales will go to the PCO’s fundraising efforts for mini-grants, events, staff appreciation and more.

12″ Italian Hoagie – ham, capicola, salami, provolone cheese, lettuce and dressing
12″ Turkey Hoagie – turkey, provolone cheese, lettuce and mayonnaise

* A vegetarian sandwich option will also be available for purchase from the Redhawk Coffee Truck.

Deadline for ordering is Friday, October 14.

Sorry, the deadline for ordering has passed. There will be a limited number of extra hoagies available for sale at Fall Festival.

Questions? Email hoagies@ecspco.org.

ECS Shirt Sales

Posted: October 4, 2016

2016_Kiwi_tee You can now order ECS t-shirts and polo shirts from our remaining inventory. The PCO is only able to invest in a small amount of inventory to stock throughout the year, so sizes and colors are limited. Place your order here and you will be notified on the checkout page if your selection is not available.

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.

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.

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.