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2016 Fair Trade Marketplace

Posted: December 1, 2016

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.

December 3: 2016 Gingerbread House Workshop

Posted: November 4, 2016

Saturday December 3, 2016
With two sessions this year!
11:00a-1:00p & 2:00p-4:00p

Cookies and Icing and Candy! Oh my! Join us for this annual event in the Upper School Cafe for an afternoon of creative family fun! $10 includes everything you need to build your dream house. RSVP by Nov. 23. It’s not too late to sign up for this sweet family event! We’ve extended the deadline to Tuesday Nov 29th, so get those forms in to your child’s teacher with a check made out to ECSPCO. If you’ve misplaced your form or if you didn’t get one, download it here.

Please consider volunteering to deck the café, help families check in, keep the candy bowls full or sling icing! We can’t do this without your help. Sign up here.

Contact Jamie Miller or Jaime Horst at gingerbread@ecspco.org with questions. It’s going to be a wonderful afternoon!

November PCO Meeting

Posted: November 3, 2016

PCO Meeting Topic: Charter Schools. What does it mean to have a child in a charter school? How does our school fit in the public school system alongside other charters, magnets, and traditional schools? Are there ways that we should be advocating for our school and for charters as a whole? Rachel Amankulor from PennCan will lead us in a discussion about how our school fits in the public system and what we can do to support our school and charters in general.

Join us on Thursday, November 10 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.

Election Day Bake Sale

Posted: November 2, 2016

bakesalesignThe PCO is having a bake sale during election day at the Upper School. We’ll provide baked goods, snacks and soup for the voters. Please sign up here to donate food or to volunteer for one hour or more. Contact bakesale@ecspco.org with any questions. Thank you!

Fall Festival Thank You and Winners

Posted: October 27, 2016

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Fall Festival. We had a wonderful time. Thank you to all the volunteers who did a fantastic job! Thank you to Abby Gross for the musical performance and Katie Lockley for helping with the logistics of the event. If you lent any supplies, contact us and we will let you know where everything is.

The winner of the big pumpkin is Devan M!

4th Grade Guessing Game Activity
The winning guesses were the closest without going over. Winners won the contents of the jars they guessed on. Guessers who tied shared their winnings…
Hair ties (Actual = 33) winning guess = 33 by Bella S. and Alex M.
Eyeballs (Actual = 53) winning guess = 50 by Benjy M. and Stella R.
Pom Poms (Actual = 136) winning guess = 117 by Simon P.
Legos (Actual = 574) winning guess = 560 by Laith D.

October 21: Fall Festival 2016

Posted: October 11, 2016

The FALL FESTIVAL is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 4:30-7:30 PM in Turtle Park, next to the ECS Upper School. So many fun activities are in the works for the ECS community. There will be hay slides, a walk with lanterns, music and more. In addition there will also be a hoagie sale, bake sale and uniform reuse sale. IN CASE OF RAIN, the event will still go on! Most activities will be set up inside. Please do attend, no matter what the weather is!

Every year each grade level also sponsors an activity or craft. Sign up to volunteer and/or provide supplies. You don’t have to be limited to your child’s grade only. All grades need volunteers!

  • General sign-up – we need slides, pumpkins, hay bales, exercise balls, and volunteers!
  • Bake Sale – we need baked goods, apple cider, and volunteers!
  • Kindergarten – we’re making decorative walking sticks! We need supplies and volunteers.
  • 1st grade – we’re making fairy doors! We need supplies and volunteers.
  • 2nd grade – we’re running a fishing game! We need supplies and volunteers.
  • 3rd grade – we’re making paper lanterns! We need supplies and volunteers.
  • 4th grade – we’re running a guessing game! We need volunteers.
  • 5th grade – we’re running a sensory game! We need supplies and volunteers.
  • 6th-8th grade – we’re running mini sports games and face painting! We need volunteers (adults and middle schoolers).

Fall Festival Hoagie Sale

Posted: October 10, 2016

Enjoy a 12” Italian or Turkey and Cheese hoagie, on Mancini’s bread, from Sammy’s Pizzeria for dinner while having fun at Fall Festival (Oct. 21)! All sales will go to the PCO’s fundraising efforts for mini-grants, events, staff appreciation and more.

12″ Italian Hoagie – ham, capicola, salami, provolone cheese, lettuce and dressing
12″ Turkey Hoagie – turkey, provolone cheese, lettuce and mayonnaise

* A vegetarian sandwich option will also be available for purchase from the Redhawk Coffee Truck.

Deadline for ordering is Friday, October 14.

Sorry, the deadline for ordering has passed. There will be a limited number of extra hoagies available for sale at Fall Festival.

Questions? Email hoagies@ecspco.org.