Category Archives: Fundraising

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.

Election Day BAKE SALE

The PCO has an opportunity to make some $$ on Election Day by hosting a hot food + bake sale! Hungry voters, teachers and families will be around that day to purchase. We need food donations and volunteers! We made the shifts pretty short so hopefully they won’t eat into your day too much.
Sign up now!

Poinsettia Sale

The PCO is offering poinsettias and other plants for sale this holiday season. Deadline for pre-orders is Friday, November 16, 2018. Order online or pick up an order form in the school office. All orders must be picked up during the Fair Trade Marketplace at the Upper School: Saturday, Dec. 1, 10am – 4 pm or Sunday, Dec. 2, 12 – 4 pm. Questions? Email

Box Tops Challenge Winner!

In October 2018, the PCO held our first ever Box Tops Challenge. The classroom with the most collected Box Tops wins a pizza party, and we are excited to announce that Homebase 2C had the most Box Tops with 531 total! Overall, the school collected over $500 in Box Tops this fall. Way to go!

Thanksgiving Pie Sale

Introducing the PCO’s first ever pie fundraiser! We are selling four varieties of pies from The Bakery Society Pittsburgh: apple, pumpkin, cherry, and chocolate cream. The deadline for ordering is November 9, 2018. Pick-up date is November 19, 2018 — just in time for Thanksgiving! Order here.

Box Tops Challenge

The PCO is sponsoring a Box Tops Challenge! All families are encouraged to bring your Box Tops in an envelope or bag labelled with your classroom number or teacher name before October 15. Please place them in the bucket in your classroom so your classroom gets credit for them. The classroom collecting the most Box Tops will get a pizza party! Contact with any questions.

Apples for the Students

Shop. Scan. Support Our School. Apples for the Students starts again September 2. This program is a great way for our school to earn funds. Is your Giant Eagle Advantage Card® registered? Now’s the time to check. All you need is our school code #5305 to verify a card or register a new card.

1. Visit
2. Enter your Giant Eagle Advantage Card® number (which appears under the bar code).
3. Enter the school code #5305.
4. Done! Please encourage your extended family and friends to register too.

ECS Shirt Sale

For the 2018-2019 school year, the PCO is offering three types of ECS shirts for sale:

  • T-shirts with ECS school logo in forest green, sapphire blue and purple
  • 3/4 sleeve raglan shirts with ECS Hawks logo in navy
  • Sweatshirts (full-zip hoodies and pullover hoodies) with ECS school logo in navy

Pre-order by September 7. All shirts will be delivered to classrooms by the end of September.