Box Tops for Education

Posted: June 7, 2016

Clip and collect Box Top labels all summer! When school starts again, send them in an envelope or bag labelled PCO Box Tops or drop them off in the school office. Box Tops can bring in over $800 each year for the PCO!

Customized Labels

Posted: June 5, 2016

Thinking ahead to summer camp? Worried about your child’s belongings returning home at the end of the week? We partner with Emily Press Labels to offer customized iron-on or stick-on labels for clothing, shoes, lunchboxes, books, water bottles and more! NEW: customizable medical alert labels and allergy labels. When you shop through the following link, we earn commission from every sale.

Donate Your Gently Used Uniforms – June 8-15

Posted: June 1, 2016

uniformreuse-webWe are collecting clean, gently used uniform clothing starting June 8 through June 15. These donations will be offered at the PCO’s Uniform Re-use Market at a back-to-school event in August. Please bring in your outgrown clothes to the collection bins in either school building. Thank you! Contact with any questions.

A Thoughtfulness Challenge

Posted: May 17, 2016

Every year we ask ECS staff members to fill out a survey of their favorite things. We ask their favorite treat and favorite coffee shop drink, among other things. I’m setting out a challenge to make sure every staff member that took the time to fill out the survey gets a treat from their list. Here’s the list of staff members and what they love. Simply put your name next to the staff member you’d like to gift, and send something in by the end of the year! When you choose to do it is up to you!

New Dates and Times for ECS EcoStewards

Posted: May 3, 2016

ecostewardsIn order to accommodate busy schedules, ECS EcoStewards offer different times to help keep Frick Park free of invasive plant species. Everybody can help, just bring firm shoes and a water bottle. We meet at the tennis court parking lot off Braddock Ave, behind the Upper School.

The new dates are:

  • Friday, May 6 – 4-6pm
  • Saturday, May 14 – 10am-noon
  • Friday, June 3 – 4-6pm
  • Saturday, June 11 – 10 am–noon

In case of cancellation due to rain, we will meet the following Sunday, 10am – noon.

Friend us on Facebook: ECS Urban Ecostewards
Call or text: Ilona 412-726-5969 for questions.

Plant Sale Help

Posted: April 22, 2016

We are looking for a few volunteers to fill one-hour slots during the afternoon of May 6 to assist families in plant pick-up. This is an enjoyable volunteering event as you are outside with beautiful flowers, interacting with fellow parents! The plants will already be organized; we just need helpers to assist families find their order as well as sell any “extra” plants. Sign up here. Questions? Email

Earth Night Bake Sale

Posted: April 21, 2016

Calling all bakers! Our biggest bake sale of the year is coming up at Earth Night on April 29.

Remember that we strive to be allergen free at our ECS events, so please keep that in mind when donating items and if you could include a list of ingredients with any baked goods, that would be spectacular.

Please drop off any donated items at our table at or before the beginning of the event if possible. If you can’t make it that night, feel free to drop off goods in the teacher’s lounge and label them “ECS PCO”.

Sign up to bake or volunteer here.