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Feb. 22: ECS Ice Skating (rescheduled)


We have rescheduled the ECS ice skating at the Schenley Park ice rink for February 22 during the public skate session from 1:30-3:30. This is for all ages, and guests are welcome too. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for kids; skate rental is $3. Please bring CASH ONLY, and exact change is appreciated. Contact: iceskating@ecspco.org

Feb. 8: Winter Family Game Night

The PCO’s Winter Family Game Night will be held on Friday, February 8.

Join ECS families for an evening of board games and FREE PIZZA (limit of 2-3 slices per person). We will have some board games available for all ages, and we encourage you to also bring your own games to enjoy. Bring some cash for the bake sale and the game raffle.

NEW: Games Unlimited (located on Murray Ave in Squirrel Hill) will be on hand to provide a game demonstration!

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

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

Feb. 7: Future of the PCO

Hey ECS community, join us for the next PCO meeting on Thursday, February 7th from 6:30-8 in the Upper School Cafe to discuss and plan for the future of the PCO.

How do you want the PCO to evolve with expansion? What can we do better? What activities do you want to see? Do you have fresh new ideas for the PCO? Would you like to be more involved?

We need your help and ideas to make this next phase of life for the PCO bigger and better than ever! Please join us and bring your ideas.

Free pizza and childcare will be provided. Any questions, please contact parents@ecspco.org.

January PCO Meeting: Teacher Unionization

All ECS families are invited to the next PCO meeting on Thursday, January 10 at 6:30-8:30pm in the Upper School Cafe. Please join us for a discussion about the process of teacher unionization. Free childcare will be provided for school-aged children, and we’ll also have pizza available for all. Questions? Email parents@ecspco.org.

2019 Winter Chill

Welcome to the Winter Chill!
6:30-9:30pm on Saturday January 12th at the Wilkins School Community Center.

This free event is sponsored by the PCO and open to all adult members of the ECS community. This is your chance to really get to know your fellow parents! Our event hosts can help you make connections!

We’ll have delicious chili for you to sample and vote on, a great chance to meet new friends and connect with old, a fun place to spend a dreary winter night, and lots more! Book your sitter and plan to attend! Or make it a ladies/guys night out and skip the sitter!

New this year We have a list of several ECS middle schoolers and alumni that you can reach out to for babysitting help!

RSVPs are a must due to space limitations and to help us plan.

If you can make it, please sign up to bring an item. We obviously need chili! Several vegetarian ones would be great! Don’t forget – the less the event costs the PCO, the more money we have to support the teachers via things like staff appreciation and mini-grants!

Questions? Email volunteer@ecspco.org

Apply to ECS!

Do you have a child that is currently not attending ECS? Do you want them to attend ECS for the 2019-20 school year? Please make sure that you have completed an application through SchoolMint! Application deadline is January 31, 2019 at midnight.

Please do not apply for current students. Re-enrollment for current student will take place in January.

More info about applying to ECS.

2018 Fair Trade Marketplace

fairtrade_square_facebookEach 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 1-2. You will find a selection of fair trade, sustainable, affordable gifts for socially and environmentally responsible holiday gift giving. We invite children to the Chickadee’s Nest where they can shop independently for gifts under $10. All items are made by artisans around the world who are paid fairly for their work. Enjoy some soup and baked goods after you shop. Open to the public! Sign up to volunteer.