Family Game Night

Posted: February 9, 2016

Join ECS families of every grade level (K-8) for an evening of board games and pizza. We will have some board games available for all ages, and we encourage you to also bring your own games to enjoy. Pizza will be served for $1.50/slice, along with a bake sale. Bring some extra cash for the board game raffle.

Friday, February 19, 6-8pm
Upper School Cafe

Sign up to volunteer or donate to the bake sale.

ECS Skating Fun

Posted: January 19, 2016

Join ECS families for ice skating at Schenley Skating Rink on Monday, February 1. ECS will have exclusive use of the rink from 1:00 to 3:00pm. The cost will be $2 for skaters (plus $3 if you need to rent skates). Please bring cash and exact change. Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

We are also asking for snack donations, and we’ll be ordering pizza, so please pre-order to be sure you get get slice! Volunteers especially needed this time! Sign up for all of the above here.

Questions? Email Shawn.

Ski Outing to Boyce Park

Posted: January 4, 2016

Join fellow ECS students and families on the slopes at Boyce Park for an evening of skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and fun on January 8, 2016. Boyce Park slopes are open 3:30pm-9:30pm. If tubing is more your style, passes are offered 4:30pm-6:30pm and again at 7pm-9pm. Families are responsible for their own transportation, food, lift tickets, and rentals. The park is open when weather conditions permit. Check the Boyce Park website for more information. Hope to see you in the lodge!

2015 Gingerbread House Event

Posted: November 24, 2015

The annual ECS Gingerbread House event will take place on Saturday, December 12, 1-3pm in the Upper School Cafe. This wonderful tradition is a fun family event that all ages can enjoy! Come show off your creativity at this K-8th event and make your gingerbread masterpiece!

Deadline for registration forms has been extended to Wednesday, December 9.

If you would like to volunteer or donate decorations to help make our cafe look festive sign up here.

Contact Gerilen Trimbur at with any questions.

Fair Trade Marketplace

Posted: November 16, 2015

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 5-6. You’ll find a selection of fair trade, sustainable, affordable gifts. We also offer the Chickadee’s Nest where children can shop independently for gifts under $10. Open to the public! More info.

Mini Grants Awarded

Posted: November 10, 2015

playground_toysMini-grants from early fall have been awarded. You may have noticed the effects of some of these in the classroom or around the school. Fifth grade classrooms will be using Go Pro Hero video cameras during hikes and outdoor activities to document memorable experiences in nature. Both schools (and various classes in each) will be working with a new DJ Controller to learn the ins an out of music mixing; the controller will be making appearances at upcoming dances and events as well. Our Cross Country and Ultimate teams will be sheltered at future sporting events under a tent that proudly declares our ECS spirit. Finally, in the lower school, outdoor recess experience has received a boost of fun (and some exercise as well) with the addition of new toys, games and playground equipment.