“My Climate Future” Film Screening

Posted: May 26, 2015

What do ECS 8th graders have to say about climate crisis and our efforts to mitigate it? A group of ECS 8th graders went to chat about the issue with our mayor. Come watch brand new My Climate Future youth videos produced by the 8th grade video exploratory class, in collaboration with Jamie Riston, Laura Micco and Kirsi Jansa/Sustainability Pioneers.

Also featuring live music by Brooke Smokelin, Sustainability Pioneers short documentaries and free popcorn!

ECS Upper School Cafe
Thursday, June 11, 6:30-8:30pm

Sponsored by ECS PCO

ECS Urban Ecostewards – June 2015

Posted: May 26, 2015

garlicmustardECS Urban Ecostewards​ ​will meet twice in June! The long winter has given the invasive plant species an edge this year. Japanese knotweed, goutweed, and garlic mustard are in unfortunate abundance this season. Help keep native diversity in Frick Park, get some exercise, and learn what is going on in our parks. We offer two dates because it is all hands on deck, knotweed ninjas!

​Saturday, June 13th, 11 am – 1 pm
Sunday, June 14th, 11 am – 1 pm​

We meet at the parking lot off Braddock Avenue behind the tennis courts. Tools, gloves, and instructions will be provided. Bring your own water. Rustic footwear is advised.

Questions can be directed to Ilona, 412-726-5969, text or voice.

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ECS Kennywood Day

Posted: April 28, 2015


ECS Kennywood Day is Friday, June 19! Discounted tickets are $25 each. ECS Kennywood tickets must be purchased in person on the following dates:

  • Friday, May 29, 8-9 am and 3:45-6:00 pm at the entrance to BOTH schools
  • Monday, June 1, 8-9 am and 3:45-6:00 pm at the entrance to BOTH schools
  • Monday, June 1, 6:30-8:00 pm at PCO Meeting, Upper School

Compare to gate prices:

$41.99 Fun Day Pass
$28.99 Junior Fun Day Pass (under 46″ tall)
$21.99 Seniors (55 years and older)
Free – children 2 and under

Surcharges apply for tickets used on a July or August weekend.

Checks, money orders and credit cards accepted (credit cards require a small additional fee). Please, no cash. It is recommended that an adult purchase tickets — ECS PCO is not responsible for lost tickets or money.

All ECS families are responsible for their own transportation, food and beverages. Meet up with your family and friends at the ECS Pavilion #2 (behind the Jack Rabbit). Bring your picnic basket, cooler, and unwind!

Questions? Email Tanya at kennywood@ecspco.org.

Edible Schoolyard T-Shirts

Posted: April 28, 2015

EdibleSchoolyard-tshirtdesignThese t-shirts support the ECS Edible Schoolyard! Buy a stylish shirt and help keep the ECS garden and kitchen program successful! These shirts have also been approved to wear on Fridays and ECS Spirit Days. Orders should be addressed to Mrs. Keller/3C and are due Friday, May 8th. Download an order form.

ECS Polo Shirts for 2015-2016

Posted: April 22, 2015

We are now taking orders for polo shirts embroidered with the ECS logo. Available in light blue and navy, these shirts conform to the school dress code and may be worn any day (students are not required to wear them). Download an order form or pick one up in the school office. You must order by June 4 to have your shirt delivered in September. Email shirts@ecspco.org with any questions.

order form | polo shirt size chart

Lower School Playground Campaign Continues

Posted: April 15, 2015

Let’s keep the momentum going to continue funding the Lower School Playground! Here are three ways you (or your friends, families, loved ones) can support the fundraising goal:

1. Make a general donation to the playground fund
2. “Buy” a specific part of the playground
3. Purchase grade level art prints!

To learn more about the project, as well as the connection of the Ambrusko Family and the treehouse component that will be included, read more. This is more than just a playground.

Staff Appreciation Week Luncheon

Posted: April 15, 2015

Our staff and teachers LOVE the luncheons we organize for them each year. It’s a lovely time for them to relax and enjoy delicious food together. So get your favorite recipe and plan to contribute for our fantastic ECS staff and teachers!

The luncheons will happen on two different days:

  • Wednesday, May 6th at the Lower School
  • Thursday, May 7th at the Upper School

If cooking is not your thing, we will also need volunteers to set up and clean up. Please sign up at the links below. Help us make this year’s luncheon another highlight that they will remember!

Lower School sign-up
Upper School sign-up