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2017 Blooming Bash

Posted: January 9, 2017


The Blooming Bash is back! The ECS PCO’s 5th Blooming Bash is coming up on March 18th at the Children’s Museum. This is an adult-only fundraising and social event which will benefit the Lower School Beautification Project.

We need your help to make the Blooming Bash a success! Learn how you can support the event by contributing an item, hosting your own bash, soliciting donations, buying a brick, volunteering, and attending the event! More info here.

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We really hope that you will support the Blooming Bash. We can’t wait to reach our fundraising goal and bring the Lower School Beautification Project to reality! Most of all, we really want you to attend the event! The PCO strives to build strong community connections and welcomes everyone to be involved! Questions or ideas? Contact bloomingbash@ecspco.org.

March PCO Meeting

Posted: February 23, 2017

Nurse Judy is working with the American Healthcare Group and the ACHD to provide the ECS community with information about the HPV vaccine. ​A representative from ​each will be present at the ​​March 9th PCO ​M​eeting at 7pm for a short presentation and to answer questions. ​This vaccine is especially pertinent for ​kids age 11 and 12. Even if your kids aren’t of age yet, it is a good idea to get information about this vaccine ahead of time because the timing of it contributes to its effectiveness. Click here for more information.

We’ll also hear from Julie Paris with an update from Grade Level Reps as well as more info about the best way to utilize this resource. As always, there will be free childcare for school-aged children and free pizza… see you at the Upper School Cafe on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7-8:30pm!

Feb. 10: Family Game Night

Posted: January 26, 2017

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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. We have 20 games to give away to lucky winners!

Friday, February 10, 6-8pm
Upper School Cafe

Sign up to volunteer or donate to the bake sale.
Contact: gamenight@ecspco.org

February 3: ECS Ice Skating Day

Posted: January 9, 2017

ECS Families, are you looking for something to do with the kids in the afternoon of the ECS half-day on February 3rd? Please join us for an afternoon of ice skating fun at the Schenley Park ice rink! ECS PCO has rented the rink from 1-3pm for ECS family and guests.

The PCO will be collecting $2 per person at the door and ice skate rentals are available from the rink (for an additional $3). Please bring CASH ONLY. The snack bar will also be open during our session.

Please let us know you are coming by January 25th by signing up here. We hope to see you at the rink on February 3!

January is Wish List Month

Posted: January 5, 2017

What is Wish List Month? Now is the time of year that classroom supplies might be dwindling (tissues, markers, pencils, etc.). It’s also the time of year for boring old indoor recess, so it’s a great time to stock up on board games, puzzles, books and other indoor fun activities. Check with your room parent or teaching team to find out what they need the most.

Requests from non-homebase ECS staff:

(this list will be updated as more requests come in)

January 12 – PCO Meeting

Posted: January 4, 2017

Come to the next Parent Community Organization Meeting to hear about the work that Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) is doing with ECS’s 4th-8th grades. Gail Brown, PAAR’s Manager of Prevention and Outreach Services, will present to parents.

We will also learn more about how ECS is faring academically relative to other public schools in the city. James Fogarty, Executive Director of A+ Schools, will present on ECS’s data collected for the A+ Schools Report to the Community.

Join us on Thursday, January 12 at 7-8:30pm in the Upper School Cafe. Free childcare will be provided for school-aged children, and we’ll also have pizza available to accommodate families’ busy after-school schedules. Questions? Email parents@ecspco.org.

2016 Fair Trade Marketplace

Posted: December 1, 2016

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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 10-11. 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.

December PCO Meeting

Posted: November 23, 2016

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.

We will also have a preview of the Fair Trade Marketplace which opens to the public on Dec. 10. Be the first to shop at this preview event starting at 6:30pm before the meeting.

Join us on Thursday, December 8 at 6:30-8:30pm (meeting and childcare start at 7) in the Upper School Cafe. Free childcare will be provided for school-aged children, and we’ll also have pizza available to accommodate families’ busy after-school schedules.

Questions? Have an ECS grad who would like to share their experience? Email parents@ecspco.org.