Busy Bees

Posted: June 16, 2015

Have you ever stopped to think about all the busy work that goes into getting a classroom ready for a new school year? Name tags filled out, bulletin boards set up, rooms decorated, items organized and labeled, lots of cutting, printing, gluing to be completed!

We are looking for volunteers who can help teachers tackle these projects at the end of the summer. Upper school kids and adults are welcome. Email Beth Lott at volunteer@ecspco.org if you want to be included on our list of Busy Bees! Thank you!

Fall Festival Chairs Needed

Posted: June 16, 2015

We are looking for two volunteers to chair next year’s fun family celebration, Fall Festival. The Fall Festival has been fabulously organized by Betsy and Jennifer the past two years but it’s time to pass the torch. They are both willing to lend a hand to the new organizers and they took great notes. The tentative date is Saturday, September 26th so some planning may need to begin before the school year. Think you might be interested? Contact Beth Lott at volunteer@ecspco.org.

Uniform Donations Requested – June 2015

Posted: June 8, 2015

uniformreuse-webWe are currently collecting clean, gently used uniform clothing which will be offered at the PCO’s Uniform Re-use Market at Meet & Greet in August. Please bring in your outgrown clothes to the collection bins in both school buildings, now through June 18. Thank you. Contact uniform@ecspco.org with any questions.

ECS Kennywood Day

Posted: June 2, 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, June 5, 8:15-9:00 am at Lower School Parent Coffee
  • Tuesday, June 9, 9:30-10:30 am at Upper School Parent Coffee
  • Monday, June 15, 8:00-9:00 am at Lower School office and Upper School entrance
  • Monday, June 15, 3:45-6:00 pm at Lower School back lot and Upper School entrance (if any tickets are left)


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.

“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! 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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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.