October 6: PCO Meeting (NEW DATE)

Posted: September 23, 2016

Join ECS families and faculty on Thursday, October 6 at 7-8:30pm for the first Parent Community Organization meeting (PCO) of the year (the date has been changed due to a conflicting event).

If you are a new parent, or if your child has been with us for years, please attend! We are an organization focused on supporting our school through volunteering, designing community-building events at ECS, and building collaborative relationships between families, our school faculty, and community partners. We know that our families span from all over the city, and the ECS PCO is a place we can build an inclusive parent community beyond our personal neighborhoods.

Free childcare for school-aged children and free pizza will be provided for all who attend. Join us in the Upper School Cafe at 6:45 pm to mingle and meet new and returning members!

Questions? Email parents@ecspco.org.

September 30: Mini Grants Deadline

Posted: September 19, 2016

Have a good idea for an innovative project that needs a little funding? Consider the PCO Mini Grants program. Mini Grants are open to all ECS staff members, parents, and community members. We invite and encourage each grade level to participate. Mini Grants are awarded up to a limit of $250 dollars each, and are selected and voted on within two weeks of the deadlines. Our first deadline of the school year is September 30, 2016. How to Apply.

Calendar Request

Posted: September 13, 2016

Printed wall calendars were produced by the PCO and delivered to students’ classrooms. Each family should receive one calendar. If you don’t receive a calendar by Tuesday, Sept. 13 or if you need an additional calendar for a second household, you may request one by filling out this form.

Fall 2016 Dates for ECS Urban Ecostewards

Posted: August 31, 2016

ecostewardsThe ECS Urban Ecostewards group maintains a Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy site in Frick Park and keeps it free of invasive plants. Meet at the parking lot off Braddock Ave, between the Upper School and tennis court. We will hike down from there to site. Tools, gloves, and training provided. Bring shoes that can take soggy ground! Fun for the entire family and a chance to learn something about our local environment. Everybody can help, just bring firm shoes and a water bottle.

  • Saturday, September 10 – 10 am – 1pm
  • Friday. September 16, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 8, 10 am – 12 pm
  • Friday, October 14, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 12, 10 am – 12 pm
  • Friday, November 18, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Questions? Email ecostewards@ecspco.org or call/text 412-726-5969.

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2016-2017 School Directory – NEW DEADLINE

Posted: August 21, 2016

Every year the PCO collects student and parent contact information to include in the school directory. This is a great resource for birthday parties, play dates, carpools, and connecting with the school community.

Fill out this easy form; all information submitted by Friday, September 9 Thursday, September 15 will be included in the 2016-2017 directory.

Advertise: We are currently accepting advertisements in the school directory. More info here.

Questions? Email directory@ecspco.org.

August 22: New Family Welcome Event

Posted: August 17, 2016

All families new to ECS this year are invited to a New Family Welcome Event on the first day of school! Please join us to meet other ECS parents after you drop your kiddos off on their first day at ECS. All veteran families are encouraged to stop by to meet and welcome new families.

Lower School: 8:45-9:15 am, meet in Lower School side yard
Upper School: 8:30-9:00 am, meet in Turtle Park, the field to the left of the Upper School, next to Frick Park