Monthly PCO Business Meetings – NEW FORMAT/SCHEDULE for 2015-16
We will have a new format for monthly PCO meetings this year. The PCO’s Executive committee will conduct a business meeting on the second Thursday of each month, open to all parents, guardians, and staff. These meetings will focus on finances, fundraising, event planning, committee updates, and more. We will not offer childcare or food at these meetings.
PCO Public Forums – NEW for 2015-16
When current events or concerns warrant, the PCO Executive Committee will hold public forums featuring a speaker(s) from the school community; approximately two or three forums will be held each year. Free childcare will be provided for school-aged children, and dinner will be served to make it easier to fit the meeting into a busy day. Watch the PCO section of the Wednesday Word for forum announcements or email email@example.com for more info or to suggest a topic.
ECS t-shirts can be worn every Friday as an alternative to the ECS uniform shirt requirement. They are great for field trips and special events, as designated by teachers.
Print an order form
and return it to the school with a check or place your order onlinel
Show off your ECS pride with a magnet for your car or refrigerator for $5!
Order your magnet today, and we will deliver it to your child’s classroom. Please enter student’s name and homeroom in the SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS field of your order (click on “Add special instructions to the seller” above payment method).
If you don’t wish to place an order online, just send a check for $5/magnet to ECS PCO. Send it to the office in an envelope labelled PCO MAGNETS and include your child’s name and homeroom. Thank you!
Join us for our second family-friendly scavenger hunt in Frick Park on Saturday, August 29, 10am-12pm. Bring your team for a morning of fun! More event information.
Each year part of the ECS PCO’s mission is to raise funds to support the school and its students. Funds raised by the PCO pay for important projects such as mini-grant requests, monthly staff appreciation gestures including a week-long staff appreciation event in May, social events throughout the year, supplies for class parties and events, garden supplies for the outdoor learning space, school directories and calendars for each family, and more.
If you are able to, please consider making a donation to support the work of the PCO! If every family gives an average gift of $20, we will be able to meet half of our fundraising goal with donations and we’ll be able to reduce the number of fundraisers the PCO traditionally conducts throughout the school year.
If you are able to help, whether your gift is $2, $20 or $200, it makes a difference and is much appreciated! To make a tax-deductible gift, please deliver a check to the school office made out to ECS PCO or donate online. Thank you and we are excited for a great school year!
(If you want to make a school supply donation, click here
Get invited to birthday parties. Set up play dates. Connect with other parents. Carpool with classmates.
Be included in the 2015-16 ECS School Directory. Just fill out this quick online form.
All information submitted by Friday, Sept. 11 will be included in the directory. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are now accepting advertisements in the ECS School Directory. Please see our ad rates and instructions for submitting your advertisement by Sept. 17. Thank you for your support!
Don’t miss the Uniform Re-Use Market and t-shirt sale at the ECS Meet & Greet on Monday, August 17 at 5:30-7pm in the Lower School cafeteria.
All gently used uniform clothing will be $2/item.
ECS t-shirts are $8 each and can be worn every Friday for ECS T-Shirt Day. If you cannot attend Meet & Greet or if we sell out of our current stock, please print this order form (or pick one up in the school office) and return it with your payment by Sept. 10. You can also order online.
Attention New ECS Families: You are invited to a New Family Welcome Coffee on the first day of school! Please join us to meet other new families, veteran families, and ECS staff after you drop your kiddos off on their first day at ECS.
Thursday, August 20 (first day of school)
Upper School 8:30-9:00 am (Turtle Park, the field to the left of the school, next to Frick Park)
Lower School 8:45-9:15 am (side yard)
There are many ways you can help enrich our children’s ECS experience. With the variety of volunteers we need, there are opportunities to fit everyone’s interests and schedules. Please see our committee list to sign up, or e-mail email@example.com if you can help.