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 May 28 to have your shirt delivered in September. Email 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 or individual art prints! (coming soon)

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

Bake Sale at Earth Night

Posted: April 14, 2015

We are requesting donations of baked goods for the annual Earth Night Bake Sale at ECS on April 24 — one of our biggest bake sales of the year! We need lots of bakers and a few volunteers.

Remember to let us know about items from nut-free homes, items that are nut-free, gluten-free, vegan, etc. Baked goods (labelled PCO BAKE SALE) can be dropped off in the UPPER SCHOOL staff lounge at any time on Friday, or brought to Earth Night at 6pm.

Sign up today! Thanks!

Shoe Wars

Posted: April 13, 2015

sneakersBring in used pairs of adult or children’s shoes to be recycled. The classroom in each school building with the most donations will receive a dress down day and lunch in the park! Shoes must be received by 7:00pm at Earth Night on April 24. The winner will be announced at Earth Night! More info about the shoe recycling fundraiser.

Uniform Donations

Posted: April 7, 2015

uniformreuse-webWe are currently collecting clean, gently used uniform clothing which will be offered at the PCO’s Uniform Re-use Market at Earth Nite on April 24. Please bring in your outgrown clothes to the collection bins in both school buildings, now through April 22. Thank you. Contact with any questions.

Spring Flower & Plant Sale

Posted: March 25, 2015

nonstopbegoniaECS’s annual Spring Flower & Plant Sale is back in time for Mother’s Day and Spring planting! Annual bedding flowers, a variety of beautiful hanging baskets, and patio planters will be available from the same vendor that Phipps Conservatory uses (so the plants will be fantastic!). We are also offering organic vegetable and herbs from Garden Dreams, an urban farm and nursery in Wilkinsburg. Order now! (deadline is April 23, 2015).

Blooming Bash Acknowledgments

Posted: March 24, 2015


Thank you to everyone who made the 2015 Blooming Bash a success! Please see our list of volunteers and businesses that contributed to the event. We are also extremely grateful for the support ECS gave to our committee. It means a great deal to know we are all working together as a community. We are still hoping to raise more money to get started on the Lower School Playground project and will continue to accept donations on the website or by check (to ECS PCO). Donate now.