ECS’s annual Spring Flower & Plant Sale
is back in time for Mother’s Day and Spring planting with a bonus this year – contactless curbside pickup
! Annual bedding flowers, a variety of beautiful hanging baskets, and patio planters will be available from the same vendor that Phipps Conservatory uses. We are also offering organic vegetable, herb, milkweed, and native pollinator seedlings from Grow Pittsburgh.
Order here: https://ecspco.square.site/shop/plant-sale/29
Order deadline: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Plants will be available for contactless curbside pick-up ONLY: Friday, May 7, 2021 between 1:00pm and 6:30pm at the ECS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
(829 Milton Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15218). There will only be one day to pick up the plants so please mark this day on your calendar. Your online order confirmation may list your address as the “shipping address,” but plants will not be shipped. All plants must be picked up on May 7
. We ask that you pull up to the curb in front of Turtle Park (just past the Intermediate School), stay in your car, inform the volunteer of your name through your car window, and pop your trunk. The volunteer will load your items into your trunk.
Lots of volunteers are needed on May 7 to pull this off! We have designed a safety plan to ensure compliance with government orders and to keep our valued volunteers safe. See more details on the sign-up sheet. Sign up here
If you have any questions, please email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to all parents, teachers, and staff (over 150 of you!) who attended the 2/17/2021 General PCO Meeting.
It was wonderful to hear from many voices, hear important perspectives, and see many faces in one place.
Please remember that ALL PCO meetings are open to our entire community. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
We plan to keep a virtual component to meetings in the future, even when we are able to safely meet again in person.
We are pleased to share a full recording of the meeting here
What: ECS K-9 Yearbook
Order Deadline: March 19, 2021
Price: $17.00 per book
Pick Up Date: May 7th (1- 6 pm) at the ECS PCO Plant Sale pickup at the Intermediate School
There are two ways to order:
- Check: Please make checks payable to “ECS PCO” and return with the order form (linked here) to the attention of Jill Farringdon, 5539 Pocusset Street, Pgh PA, 15217. Important, if you pay by check please look for a confirmation email from Jill Farringdon. If you don’t receive an order confirmation email by Friday, 3/19, please contact Jill at email@example.com immediately.
- Online (preferred): You may also order yearbooks online here.
ECS PCO would like to ensure that every family at ECS has the opportunity to have a yearbook. If you cannot afford the price of a yearbook, you may request one free per family at firstname.lastname@example.org
To help ensure that every student at ECS has the opportunity to have a yearbook, add a donation amount to your order. (Thank you!)
Please contact email@example.com
with any questions.
Last school year, the PCO set up the private ECS Transportation Connections Facebook group, a forum where caregivers and staff can share and discuss school-related transportation information and questions.
We need to transition the group to some parent volunteers willing to moderate it, and keep tabs on transportation issues. The time commitment is minimal, especially if there are a few moderators to check in once in a while, and approve new members as needed. As we transition to in-person learning, we anticipate an increased need for and interest in transportation communication.
If you can step up to help, please send a message via the PCO Facebook page, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find the private group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ecstransportation. New members must answer a few quick questions before being approved.
Students are invited to submit a yearbook cover design by Sunday, Feb.28
. It must be 8.5 x 11″ in portrait orientation and contain the text “ECS 2020-2021”. Take a clear picture of your design, or save it as a .pdf, and send it to email@example.com
. No scanner or phone, you can also mail it to ECS PCO, 5539 Pocusset St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.
Please hold onto the original. If we choose their design, we will need it to do a high quality scan. We want their artwork in the best possible presentation.
Sign up today at https://rxfundraising.com/s/?id=ECSPCO
and the PCO will receive a portion of all purchases, even prescriptions. If you already have a card, then you just need to link the card. If you don’t have a wellness card then you can sign up for one here to and it is automatically linked. See the Fundraising page
for this and other fundraising options.
Remember we need your student’s photos for the yearbook by February 8th. We have created a one page sheet
for you. It includes the photo guidelines and instructions on how to submit the photos. Without enough student photos we won’t be able to publish the yearbook this year. So, please submit as soon as possible. Click here
for further details.
As with everything this year, the K-9 student photo collection will look a bit different. Since there wasn’t a school photo day this fall, we will need to collect individual photos from the families directly. See details here.
The PCO Staff Appreciation Committee is excited about giving winter holiday gifts to the teachers and staff of ECS once again. The plan is to have one comprehensive collection. More info and donate here by December 8.
This year’s Fair Trade Marketplace is online! Shop for your holiday gifts from the comfort of your home, and a percentage of all orders will support ECS. You’ll find thousands of unique items made by artisans around the world. Click here for shopping links and instructions for purchasing to ensure that a percentage of your order is donated to ECS PCO.