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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.

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 is Friday, December 4.

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

Contact Gerilen Trimbur at gingerbread@ecspco.org with any questions.

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.

November PCO Business Meeting

Posted: November 8, 2015

The next PCO meeting will be held on Thursday, November 12 at 6:30pm in the Lower School cafeteria. Note the new location. Please enter the back door by the parking lot.

ECS PCO Book Fair

Posted: October 30, 2015

BookfairJoin us on November 14 from 10am to 2pm at the Barnes and Noble at the Waterfront in Homestead for the ECS PCO Book Fair! Activities include:

  • Ms. Bergman reads at 10:30-10:45
  • Barnes & Noble story time at 11-11:30
  • Purchase a cupcake and head over to the kids dept. for cupcake decorating at noon (we’re looking for parent volunteers to assist the kids)
  • Origami craft around 1pm
  • Scavenger hunt throughout the event
  • Buy books from your teacher’s wish list

Volunteers are needed throughout the event, please sign up for a one hour slot if you can help.

Can’t attend? Visit bn.com/bookfairs to support us online from 11/14/15 to 11/19/15 by entering Bookfair ID #11711900 at checkout.

Book Fair flyer

ECS Movie Day

Posted: October 26, 2015

hotel_transylvania_2All ECS families are invited to ECS Movie Day at Waterworks Cinemas on Nov. 3.

Movie: Hotel Transylvania 2
Rating: PG
Runtime: 1 hour and 35 minutes

Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Time: 9:15am Lobby opens for ECS hang out
10:00am Movie Starts

Where: Waterworks Cinemas – in Fox Chapel
930 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Price: Matinee admission $6.25 kids/$6.50 adults (pay at the door)

Concessions: Popcorn treat: Free 32oz popcorn for ECS attendees
Concession special: 12oz. drinks available for $1.50

Contact: ECS parent Julie Paris

See you at the Movies!

Fall Festival Thank You

Posted: October 26, 2015

The PCO Fall Festival Committee would like to thank you so much for being part of the Fall Festival 2015. A special thank to the room parents and volunteers who made it happened. We feel it was a success and everyone had a wonderful time.

Since it’s fresh in our memories, we would like to ask for your comments and suggestions for improving this event next year; please feel free to share with us by emailing fallfestival@ecspco.org.

If you are interested in joining the Fall Festival Committee (we need more members) for next year, let us know.

Fall Festival 2015

Posted: October 19, 2015

You’re invited to the ECS Fall Festival on Saturday, October 24th from 2pm to 5 pm at the Upper School (Turtle Park). If the weather is very cold or rainy, the Festival will take place inside the Upper School. We are looking forward to seeing you at the Festival for an afternoon of fun crafts, games, dances, and food! The Wheel Mill will offer short rides near Turtle Park, so kids and/or parents should bring their bikes.

Volunteer! We are relying on volunteers to help run many of the activities at Fall Festival — please sign up for your grade level below. The Fall Festival committee will start to set up at the Upper School at 10:30am on Saturday. In order to have all the booths ready for 2pm please bring the supplies between 10:30am and 1:30pm.

1st grade
2nd grade
3rd grade
4th grade
5th grade
6th grade – more help needed!
7th grade – more help needed!
8th grade – more help needed!
Uniform Re-Use Market – more help needed!
Bake sale, donations, activities

Contact fallfestival@ecspco.org with questions.