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March PCO Meeting

Please join other ECS parents and guardians for pizza and a discussion with Dr. Mandy Cribbs on Thursday, March 14. We will meet at 6:30 at the Upper School Cafe. Dr. Cribbs will be sharing information about how the school uses data (from PSSAs and other sources) to inform instruction. She will be available to take questions on other topics as well. Childcare for school-aged children will be provided. parents@ecspco.org

Parent Survey

All ECS parents, please complete our short survey (less than 5 minutes) to help us understand what we’re doing well and where we can improve. The expansion provides us with an opportunity to restructure and redouble our efforts, and we want your feedback about how we can best serve the ECS community moving forward. All responses are anonymous, and ONE LUCKY WINNER will be randomly selected to win 4 FRONT ROW SEATS to the Spring Concert of their choosing (or some awesome ECS swag if you don’t have kids in a concert). Winner will be selected Tuesday, March 12. Click here now!

March 8: ECS Day at the Movies

Please join the ECS PCO for a day at the movies on Friday, March 8th at 2pm! You can choose between two movies: Captain Marvel or How To Train Your Dragon 3. Pre-registration is required by Sunday, March 3rd (pay at the door). Tickets are $7.50/person and concession specials (small popcorn/drink) will be available for $5. Please note that space is limited. Reserve your spot here. Contact: movies@ecspco.org

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.