Category Archives: Parent Resources

PCO Volunteer & Activity Fair

The PCO will hold a Volunteer & Activity Fair on Thursday, September 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Upper School Cafe. All K-8 parents, guardians, and ECS staff are invited to join us learn how both parents and students can get involved at ECS. We are inviting representatives from:

  • ECS Athletics
  • ECS After-school Clubs
  • Girl Scouts
  • Boy Scouts
  • ECS Room Parents
  • ECS Grade Representatives
  • ECS Parent Ambassadors
  • PCO Event Committees
  • PCO Fundraising Committees
  • Staff Appreciation
  • and more!

This meeting is geared toward parents, but we’ll provide free childcare for school-aged children and free pizza for parents and children. We will also be giving away some fun door prizes! Whether or nor you plan to attend, please fill out our Volunteer Form. Contact parents@ecspco.org with any questions.

Join the PCO Facebook Group

All PCO members are invited to join the PCO’s discussion group on Facebook. The PCO Facebook group was developed as an online forum for parents and caregivers of students at the Environmental Charter School to connect, share information, find understanding, and build community. We are committed to maintaining a welcoming environment for all, and creating a positive experience which enhances our relationship with and commitment to ECS. Please be sure to answer the required questions about your role in the ECS community when joining the group. Join the Facebook group.

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.

Donate Gently Used Uniforms – May 29-June 8

uniformreuse-webWe are collecting clean, gently used uniform clothing May 29 through June 8. These donations will be offered at the PCO’s Uniform Re-use Market at a back-to-school event in August. Please bring in your outgrown clothes to the collection bins in either school building. Thank you! Contact uniforms@ecspco.org with any questions.

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 events@ecspco.org.

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.

2017-2018 Wall Calendars Available

Printed wall calendars were produced by the PCO and delivered to students’ classrooms on Friday, Sept. 1. Each family should receive one calendar. If you don’t receive a calendar by Wednesday, Sept. 6, or if you need an additional calendar for a second household, you may request one by filling out this form. (Note – please wait until your student comes home from school on Sept. 6 before requesting your first calendar to give the homebase teachers plenty of time to distribute them.)

Join us!

All parents and guardians of current ECS students are automatically members of the Parent Community Organization (PCO), as are all school employees and Board of Trustees members. We have no membership dues. We hope you will join us at PCO meetings and events and as a volunteer. And we also invite you to join our discussions online at the PCO Facebook Group.

Upcoming Events:
Aug. 13 – K-5 Playground Date at Frick Park – students, families, and friends welcome!
Aug. 17 – New Family Welcome – new and veteran families welcome!

2017-2018 School Directory

Extended Deadline: Friday, September 15

Every year the PCO collects student and parent contact information to include in the school directory. This is a great resource for birthday parties, play dates, carpools, and connecting with the school community. Please fill out this quick online form by September 8th September 15 to be added to the 2017-18 directory. If you have any questions, please email directory@ecspco.org.

ECS T-Shirts and Sweatshirts for Sale


FOR SALE: ECS t-shirts and sweatshirts with the new ECS logo. All orders placed by September 1, 2017 will be delivered to classrooms by mid- to late-September. After September, a limited number of sizes and colors will be stocked by the PCO and available for purchase. Order now.

The PCO would like to ensure that every student at ECS has the opportunity to have an ECS t-shirt. If you can not afford the price of a t-shirt, you may request one free t-shirt per student.