Save the Date! ECS 2017 Fall Festival

ECS 2017 Fall Festival will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017, 6-8 p.m.

Next year’s Fall Festival will celebrate the ECS community’s cultural diversity with demonstrations and activities representing our families from around the world. Please consider sharing your cultural heritage with our school community by planning an interactive table for Fall Festival! If you would like to participate, please fill out this form. If you have questions, please contact Kathryn at fallfestival@ecspco.org.

Thank you!
-Fall Festival Planning Committee (Corinne, Kathryn, Gila, and Patrick)

PCO Steering Committee is Seeking New Members

The PCO is organized and operated by a Steering Committee. For the upcoming school year, we are looking for up to six new members to help shape the year… to work together to plan and organize meetings, brainstorm ideas, spear-head fundraising efforts, plan fun events, and much more. The Steering Committee currently has the following openings available. We’d love to welcome some new faces to this friendly team.

  • Members at Large – participate in activities of the Steering Committee including meetings, participate in PCO events, vote on important PCO decisions, and share thoughts and ideas.
  • Lower School Vice Chair – assist the Chair in planning meetings and events, serve as parent representative for the Lower School, and check PCO mailbox once a week.
  • Upper School Vice Chair – assist the Chair in planning meetings and events, serve as parent representative for the Upper School, and check PCO mailbox once a week.
  • Treasurer – oversee the financial operations of the PCO including record keeping, reporting on budgets, and other financial activities.

This is an open, friendly, and welcoming team and we hope you will consider joining us as we continue our work in making ECS a great place for our kids, staff, and families.

More information about Steering Committee responsibilities

Contact parents@ecspco.org

Student Artwork for Sale

Every ECS student contributed to the grade-level artwork auctioned off at the Blooming Bash. Only nine lucky people have the fabulous originals hanging on their walls but you can own a copy of the Blooming Bash grade-level art too! All proceeds from these prints will go toward the Lower School Beautification Project. Order your print today!

May 1-5 – Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week is fast approaching! This is a great opportunity to show all the hard-working staff members at ECS how much we appreciate what they do for our kids every day. There are many options for how to get involved:
  1. Make a donation to purchase gift cards (donate below). Update: We have received many generous donations and gift cards for the staff have been purchased. Thank you!
  2. Make or donate food items for the Upper School Staff Appreciation Luncheon on 5/3 or for the Lower School Staff Appreciation Luncheon on 5/4.
  3. Volunteer your time in the morning greeting students during lower school Drop-off Duty, monitoring breakfast, or helping in the cafeteria kitchen for our awesome lunch staff on the day of the luncheon.

Donate Your Gently Used Uniforms – April 3-20

uniformreuse-webWe are collecting clean, gently used uniform clothing April 3 through April 20. These donations will be offered at the PCO’s Uniform Re-use Market at Earth Nite on April 21. Please bring in your outgrown clothes to the collection bins in either school building. Thank you! Contact uniforms@ecspco.org with any questions.

Spring Flower and Plant Sale

plantsale-fbECS’s annual Spring Flower & Plant Sale is back in time for Mother’s Day and Spring planting! Annual bedding flowers, a variety of beautiful hanging baskets, and patio planters will be available from the same vendor that Phipps Conservatory uses (so the plants will be fantastic!). We are also offering organic vegetable and herbs from Garden Dreams, an urban farm and nursery in Wilkinsburg. NEW this year: tree seedlings from Tree Pittsburgh! Order now! (deadline is April 25, 2017).

PCO Steering Committee is Seeking New Members

Did you know that the PCO is organized and operated by a Steering Committee? The Steering Committee is a group of parent volunteers who work together to plan and organize meetings, brainstorm ideas, spear-head fundraising efforts, plan fun events, and much more. The Steering Committee currently has the following openings available and we’d love to welcome some new faces to join group. We’re in search of a few folks who will join us as:

  • Members at Large – participate in activities of the Steering Committee including meetings, participate in PCO events, vote on important PCO decisions, and share thoughts and ideas.
  • Lower School Vice Chair – assist the Chair in planning meetings and events, serve as parent representative for the Lower School, and check PCO mailbox once a week.
  • Upper School Vice Chair – assist the Chair in planning meetings and events, serve as parent representative for the Upper School, and check PCO mailbox once a week.
  • Treasurer – oversee the financial operations of the PCO including record keeping, reporting on budgets, and other financial activities.

This is an open, friendly, and welcoming team and we hope you will consider joining us as we continue our work in making ECS a great place for our kids, staff, and families.

More information about Steering Committee responsibilities

Contact parents@ecspco.org