Join ECS families and faculty on Thursday, October 6 at 7-8:30pm for the first Parent Community Organization meeting (PCO) of the year (the date has been changed due to a conflicting event).
If you are a new parent, or if your child has been with us for years, please attend! We are an organization focused on supporting our school through volunteering, designing community-building events at ECS, and building collaborative relationships between families, our school faculty, and community partners. We know that our families span from all over the city, and the ECS PCO is a place we can build an inclusive parent community beyond our personal neighborhoods.
Free childcare for school-aged children and free pizza will be provided for all who attend. Join us in the Upper School Cafe at 6:45 pm to mingle and meet new and returning members!
Questions? Email email@example.com.
Have a good idea for an innovative project that needs a little funding? Consider the PCO Mini Grants program. Mini Grants are open to all ECS staff members, parents, and community members. We invite and encourage each grade level to participate. Mini Grants are awarded up to a limit of $250 dollars each, and are selected and voted on within two weeks of the deadlines. Our first deadline of the school year is September 30, 2016. How to Apply.
Printed wall calendars were produced by the PCO and delivered to students’ classrooms. Each family should receive one calendar. If you don’t receive a calendar by Tuesday, Sept. 13 or if you need an additional calendar for a second household, you may request one by filling out this form.
We are now accepting advertisements in the ECS School Directory. Please see our ad rates and instructions for submitting your advertisement by Sept. 15. Thank you for your support!
Consider volunteering for the PCO! There are opportunities to fit everyone’s interests and schedules.
Read What You Need to Know about Volunteering with the PCO
Read about our volunteer opportunities and sign up today!.
Bring a team to compete in the PCO’s fun, family-friendly scavenger hunt in Frick Park! We’ll meet at Blue Slide Park on Beechwood Blvd. at 9:45 am on Saturday, Sept. 17 (rain date: Sept. 18, same time and place). More event information.
The ECS Urban Ecostewards group maintains a Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy site in Frick Park and keeps it free of invasive plants. Meet at the parking lot off Braddock Ave, between the Upper School and tennis court. We will hike down from there to site. Tools, gloves, and training provided. Bring shoes that can take soggy ground! Fun for the entire family and a chance to learn something about our local environment. Everybody can help, just bring firm shoes and a water bottle.
- Saturday, September 10 – 10 am – 1pm
- Friday. September 16, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
- Saturday, October 8, 10 am – 12 pm
- Friday, October 14, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
- Saturday, November 12, 10 am – 12 pm
- Friday, November 18, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 412-726-5969.
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Every year the PCO collects student and parent contact information to include in the school directory. This is a great resource for birthday parties, play dates, carpools, and connecting with the school community.
Fill out this easy form; all information submitted by
Friday, September 9 Thursday, September 15 will be included in the 2016-2017 directory.
Advertise: We are currently accepting advertisements in the school directory. More info here.
Questions? Email email@example.com.
All families new to ECS this year 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.
Lower School: 8:45-9:15 am, meet in Lower School side yard
Upper School: 8:30-9:00 am, meet in Turtle Park, the field to the left of the Upper School, next to Frick Park
Order your 2016-2017 t-shirts and polo shirts by Sept. 9, 2016. Order online with your credit card or print an order form and pay by check.
A limited number of shirts will be available for sale at the Uniform Re-Use Market at the Lower School only at the Aug. 18th Meet & Greet event.