ECS’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).
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.
The Environmental Charter School Lower School is seeking support to design and build a playground, educational and native gardens, and outdoor gathering spaces that are reflective of the innovative and place based authentic experiences that happen in our classrooms each and every day. Learn more and find out how you can help.
ECS has partnered with Community Recycling and their ShoeBox Recycling program. Together we are on a mission to help promote the importance of shoe recycling while raising funds to help further our efforts. Learn how to recycle your shoes.
Join the PCO Executive Committee! Nominations are now being collected for Executive Committee seats for the 2015/2016 school year. The deadline for nominations is May 15. The slate will be finalized and selections will be made randomly by draw from a hat at the PCO meeting on June 1. Nominations can be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by a written letter placed in the PCO mailbox in the school office addressed to Nominating Committee. Please consider volunteering for our great school in this way!
The Executive Committee consists of fifteen seats, all of which are filled by parents of children currently enrolled as students at ECS. In accordance with the mission of the PCO, the Executive Committee shall: direct and plan the activities of the PCO in general; coordinate the specific efforts and activities of PCO committees and initiatives; facilitate communication within the school community (Board of Trustees, employees, and parents); and carry out all routine tasks necessary for the fulfillment of the PCO mission.
Executive Committee Responsibilities
• Attend and participate in PCO and Executive Committee meetings (up to one general PCO and one Executive Committee meeting per month throughout the school year.)
• Respond to or acknowledge all PCO related communication within 24 hours
• Demonstrate willingness to participate in committee work.
• Volunteer at schoolwide events and fundraisers.
• Follow the bylaws of the Executive Committee.
• Abide by the will of the majority.
• Respect the privacy of all business and members of the Executive Committee.
• Meet deadlines and fulfill commitments.
• Resign if unable to perform these responsibilities as a member of Executive Committee.
All families are invited to sell Triangle hoagies to their friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members. 8th grade sales will go toward the 8th grade class trip. All other sales will go to the PCO’s fundraising efforts for mini-grants, events, staff appreciation and more.
Orders are due Friday, March 13.
Hoagie delivery is Thursday, March 19.
We need volunteers! Sign up here.