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ECS Shirt Sale

The PCO is offering discounts on the remaining t-shirts, polo shirts and sweatshirts left in stock (limited sizes and colors). Order online and shirts will be delivered to your child’s classroom (PLEASE list student name and classroom on order form to receive your shirts promptly). New shirts for next year will be available to pre-order this summer. Questions? Email

Thanks Volunteers!

The PCO thanks the volunteers, led by Erika Bruce, that planned and worked Staff Appreciation Week! Thank you to Legume, Point Brugge and Brassero Grill for donating food to the luncheons. The staff members were also able to enjoy massages by Emily Escalante, LMT, and salon services by Corinne (ECS mom) and Theresa from Philip Pelusi. The PCO is grateful to all the families that were involved with making it a great week!

Staff Appreciation Week – May 7-11

Hello ECS families! The chance to show our thanks to the wonderful and hard-working teachers and staff at ECS is fast approaching! Staff Appreciation week is May 7-11, and we will have lots of ways to get involved, either through volunteering your time, your delicious homemade food (Lower School signup | Upper School signup), or monetary donations (click donate button below). Please help us make this a week to remember!

We are no longer able to accept Staff Appreciation Week donations. Thank you to all of our generous donors!

May 11 – Scavenger Hunt

The ECS PCO will host a fun, free, family-friendly Scavenger Hunt on Friday May 11 at 12:30, after the half-day. We’ll gather at the Falls Ravine Pavilion (where Falls Ravine Trail and Tranquil Trail meet, close to the Lower Frick parking lot). Teams will hunt the trails for clues and a chance to win a prize. We’ll start gathering and registering teams at 12:30, and the hunt will begin at 1:00. At 2:00, we’ll meet back at the pavilion for snacks and the raffle. Hope to see you there! Contact with any questions.

Meet at Falls Ravine Pavilion (click to enlarge):

Earth Nite at ECS

Earth Nite is April 20, 5-8pm at the ECS Upper School. We expect this to be our biggest Earth Nite yet with over 30 partners coming to display, food trucks, face painting, a student carnival, and much more! The PCO is participating in this event in several ways:

BAKE SALE Bake and/or buy some delicious treats! We are also again requesting packs of juice/milk boxes if you don’t bake. Sign up to donate. Look for us in the cafeteria during the event and buy some yummy treats!

UNIFORM REUSE MARKET The PCO’s Uniform Re-Use Market will be held at Earth Nite. Gently used uniform shirts, pants, shorts, skirts and jumpers are all $2 each.

SPRING FAIR TRADE MARKET For the first time, the Fair Trade Marketplace will have a SPRING SALE at Earth Nite. Look for summer dresses, skirts and shirts, along with some new fair trade products!

PCO Presents: Cyber Safety & Youth Technology Trends

Please join us for Cyber Safety & Youth Technology Trends: Creating Responsible Kids on Smartphones through Adult Awareness and Behaviors on Wednesday, May 23rd from 6:00 to 8:30 in the Upper School Cafe.

Ryan Klingensmith, as the founder of Shape the Sky, has brought together a network of concerned parents, educators, clinicians and media for a common cause: to enrich the online experience for our children through better education and more effective communication.

There will be limited space so reservations are encouraged. Please reserve your spot now. This is an adult only event. Pizza and childcare will be provided for school-aged children of ECS families. For more information, please contact Jill at

Children are born into an online world where they often believe they’re all on their own. They don’t think parents have the understanding to help. Or worse, that parents may overreact to requests for guidance. So kids don’t ask, parents don’t get involved—and the conversation never starts.

The truth is, children have the knowledge to navigate the Web, but lack the wisdom of an adult’s experience to do so safely.

At Shape the Sky, bring knowledge and wisdom together. Get an inside view of the online world our children live in. So you’ll know how to “talk the talk.”

Then, we’ll help you start the conversation with your children. So you can connect, share and learn together. We want to help you create responsible kids on smartphones effective communication.

2018 Spring Flower and Plant Sale

plantsale-fbECS’s annual Spring Flower & Plant Sale is back in time for Mother’s Day and Spring planting! Annual bedding flowers, a variety of beautiful hanging baskets, and patio planters will be available from the same vendor that Phipps Conservatory uses (so the plants will be fantastic!). We are also offering organic vegetable and herbs from Garden Dreams, an urban farm and nursery in Wilkinsburg. Deadline for ordering is April 18, 2018 extended to APRIL 24, 2018.