All PCO members are invited to join the PCO’s discussion group on Facebook. The PCO Facebook group was developed as an online forum for parents and caregivers of students at the Environmental Charter School to connect, share information, find understanding, and build community. We are committed to maintaining a welcoming environment for all, and creating a positive experience which enhances our relationship with and commitment to ECS. Please be sure to answer the required questions about your role in the ECS community when joining the group. Join the Facebook group.
We are now accepting advertisements in the ECS School Directory. Please see our ad rates and instructions for submitting your advertisement by Sept. 7. Thank you for your support!
August 12: Join ECS Families at the Playground
K-5 students are invited to bring their families to the playground at Forbes & Braddock on August 12th at 1-3pm. The pavilion has been reserved and snacks will be available. Meet up with classmates and make new friends before school starts in August! Questions? Volunteer to help? Contact Jill at email@example.com.
August 16: Uniform Sale at Lower School Meet & Greet
The PCO’s Uniform Re-Use Market will be held at the Lower School only (all sizes available in one location, all ECS families welcome to shop) at 5:30-7:30pm. Gently used uniform shirts, pants, shorts, skirts and jumpers are all $2 each. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
August 20: Upper School Welcome Coffee
All ECS Upper School families are invited to a New Family Welcome Event on the first day of school! Please join us to meet other ECS parents after you drop your kiddos off on their first day at ECS. All veteran families are encouraged to stop by to meet and welcome new families. Upper School: 8:30-9:00 am, meet in Turtle Park, the field to the left of the Upper School, next to Frick Park. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
August 22: Lower School Welcome Coffee
All ECS Lower School families are invited to a New Family Welcome Event on the first day of kindergarten! Please join us to meet other ECS parents after you drop your kiddos off on their first day of kindergarten at ECS (third day of school for 1st-3rd). All veteran families are encouraged to stop by to meet and welcome new families. Lower School: 8:45-9:15 am, meet in Lower School side yard. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
September 7: ECS Shirt Order Deadline
Pre-order ECS t-shirts and sweatshirts by September 7. Place your order here.
September 13: PCO Volunteer & Activity Fair
The PCO will hold a Volunteer & Activity Fair on Thursday, September 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Upper School Cafe. All K-8 parents, guardians, and ECS staff are invited to join us learn how both parents and students can get involved at ECS. You’ll hear about sports at ECS, after-school clubs, events, and volunteer opportunities. This meeting is geared toward parents, but we’ll provide free childcare for school-aged children and free pizza for parents and children. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
- T-shirts with ECS school logo in forest green, sapphire blue and purple
- 3/4 sleeve raglan shirts with ECS Hawks logo in navy
- Sweatshirts (full-zip hoodies and pullover hoodies) with ECS school logo in navy
Pre-order by September 7. All shirts will be delivered to classrooms by the end of September.
Have a good idea for an innovative project that needs a little funding? The PCO’s Mini-Grants program is open to all staff members, parents, and community members. Mini-Grants are awarded up to a limit of $500 dollars each. The first of four deadlines is September 28. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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 fill out our volunteer form or e-mail email@example.com.
Join the PCO Steering Committee! The PCO is organized and operated by a Steering Committee. We are looking for new members to help shape this school year… to work together to plan and organize meetings, brainstorm ideas, spear-head fundraising efforts, plan fun events, and more. We’d love to welcome some new faces to this friendly team. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PCO is sponsoring a Box Tops Challenge in all classrooms this fall. All families are encouraged to save Box Tops now and turn them into your classroom before October 15. The classroom collecting the most Box Tops will win a prize! email@example.com
K-5 students are invited to bring their families to the playground at Forbes & Braddock for ECS Summer Playdates on July 15th and August 12th. The pavilion has been reserved and snacks will be available. Meet up with classmates and make new friends before school starts in August! Questions? Volunteer to help? Contact Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, July 15, 1-3pm
Sunday, August 12, 1-3pm
Thank You! On behalf of the PCO, thank you to all of our volunteers! Every volunteer is greatly appreciated… whether you were a room parent or helped in the classroom, planned or helped at an event, or even “just” sent things in for your teachers or staff appreciation. You gave your time and support to make ECS a better place for our teachers, staff, and students. We will have some big shoes to fill next year due to moves and graduation. The PCO will be hosting a volunteer fair at the start of the year and you can learn about where you can plug in your time and talent. Thank you! We are truly lucky to have wonderful, engaged families at ECS! For a sneak peek at the upcoming volunteer opportunities, see our 2018-2019 sign-up form.