As part of staff appreciation at ECS this month, we have asked the teachers for a wish list of items that they could use for the classroom. This list will be updated as more classroom/grade-level lists become available.
Mini-Grant Deadline is Friday, February 23. The maximum request amount is $500. If you have an innovative idea for a project you would like to see implemented at the school, consider applying for a mini-grant. Please note that mini-grant projects require principal approval. More information here.
Join ECS families for an evening of board games and FREE PIZZA. We will have some board games available for all ages, and we encourage you to also bring your own games to enjoy. Bring some cash for the bake sale and the game raffle. We have 20 games to give away to lucky winners!
Friday, February 16, 6-8pm
Upper School Cafe
The PCO Steering Committee is looking for additional members. The PCO is organized and operated by a Steering Committee. We are looking for up to seven new members to help shape the rest of this school year and beyond… to work together to plan and organize meetings, brainstorm ideas, spear-head fundraising efforts, plan fun events, and much more. The Steering Committee currently has the following openings available. We’d love to welcome some new faces to this friendly team.
Chair – lead the group in meetings, help plan meetings and be the point person for communication between the PCO and the school.
Members at Large – participate in activities of the Steering Committee including meetings, participate in PCO events, vote on important PCO decisions, and share thoughts and ideas.
This is an open, friendly, and welcoming team and we hope you will consider joining us as we continue our work in making ECS a great place for our kids, staff, and families.
Looking for something to do with the kids in the afternoon of the ECS half-day on February 2nd? Then please join us for an afternoon of ice-skating fun at the Schenley Park ice rink! The ECS PCO has rented the rink from 1-3pm for ECS family and guests. The PCO will be collecting $2 per person entry fee at the door, and ice skate rentals are available (for an additional $3). Please bring CASH ONLY, and exact change is appreciated. The snack bar will also be open during our session. email@example.com
You’re invited to the Winter Chill!
7-10pm on Saturday January 27th at the Wilkins School Community Center
Same chili and fun as the Autumn Chill but NEW location in Regent Square. This free event is sponsored by the PCO and open to all adult members of the ECS community. We’ll have delicious chili for you to sample and vote on, a great chance to meet new friends and connect with old, a fun place to spend a dreary winter night, and lots more! Book your sitter and plan to attend.
RSVPs are a must due to capacity limitations.
If you can make it, please sign up to bring an item. We obviously need chili! Several vegetarian ones would be great. Don’t forget: the less the event costs the PCO, the more money we have to support the teachers via things like staff appreciation and mini-grants!
Each year, the PCO brings the Fair Trade Marketplace to ECS. This holiday gift shop will be open in the ECS Upper School Cafe on December 9-10. You will find a selection of fair trade, sustainable, affordable gifts for socially and environmentally responsible holiday gift giving. We invite children to the Chickadee’s Nest where they can shop independently for gifts under $10. All items are made by artisans around the world who are paid fairly for their work. Enjoy some soup and baked goods after you shop. Open to the public! Sign up to volunteer.
Gingerbread House Building fun returns on Saturday, December 2 in the Upper School Cafe. This is a great annual family event! $10 includes everything you need to build your dream house. We supply the graham crackers, candy and icing; you provide the creativity!
This year we have two different times for families to build their gingerbread houses:
- Morning session is 10am-12pm
- Afternoon session is 1-3pm
Look for the green registration form coming home in your kids’ folders. Please submit your form and check made out to ECS PCO by November 22 to save your place.
For questions or to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All ECS families are invited to the next PCO meeting on Thursday, November 9 at 7-8:30pm in the Upper School Cafe. PCO Meeting Topic: Choosing a High School/Are ECS students prepared for high school? We will invite some ECS graduates to share their experiences transitioning from ECS to high school. Join us for a discussion among parents, staff and students. Free childcare will be provided for school-aged children, and we’ll also have pizza available for all. Questions? Email email@example.com.
Save the Date! The Autumn Chill has moved to the winter and will be The Winter Chill on January 27th! This is the PCO’s no-cost parent social and chili cook-off. Book that sitter, perfect a chili recipe and plan to join us! Want to join the planning team? Contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org.