Category Archives: PCO Events

New Family Welcome Event

All families new to ECS this year are invited to a New Family Welcome Event on the first day of school! Please join us to meet other ECS parents after you drop your kiddos off on their first day at ECS. All veteran families are encouraged to stop by to meet and welcome new families.

Lower School: 8:45-9:15 am, meet in Lower School side yard
Upper School: 8:30-9:00 am, meet in Turtle Park, the field to the left of the Upper School, next to Frick Park

Uniform Sale

The PCO’s Uniform Re-Use Market will be held at the Lower School only (all sizes available in one location, all ECS families welcome to shop). Gently used uniform shirts, pants, shorts, skirts and jumpers are all $2 each.

Summer Playground Dates

K-5 students are invited to bring their families to the playground at Forbes & Braddock for ECS Lower School Playdates on July 16 and August 13. The pavilion has been reserved and snacks will be available. Meet up with classmates and make new friends before school starts in August! Volunteer to help plan by contacting Leslie at
Sunday, July 16, 1-3pm
Sunday, August 13, 1-3pm

Save the Date! ECS 2017 Fall Festival

ECS 2017 Fall Festival will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017

Next year’s Fall Festival will celebrate the ECS community’s cultural diversity with demonstrations and activities representing our families from around the world. Please consider sharing your cultural heritage with our school community by planning an interactive table for Fall Festival! If you would like to participate, please fill out this form. If you have questions, please contact Kathryn at

Thank you!
-Fall Festival Planning Committee (Corinne, Kathryn, Gila, and Patrick)

June 17 – ECS Urban Ecostewards

ECS Urban Ecostewards needs your help keeping Frick Park healthy for future enjoyment! Saturday, June 17th, 10 am – noon. As always, we will meet at the parking lot next to the tennis courts. Bring footwear that can get muddy and a water bottle – we provide tools, gloves, and explanations.This is a fun way for the entire family to contribute to our natural environment! Questions? Email or call/text Ilona at 412-726-5969.

March 9: PCO Meeting

Nurse Judy is working with the American Healthcare Group and the ACHD to provide the ECS community with information about the HPV vaccine. ​A representative from ​each will be present at the ​​March 9th PCO ​M​eeting at 7pm for a short presentation and to answer questions. ​This vaccine is especially pertinent for ​kids age 11 and 12. Even if your kids aren’t of age yet, it is a good idea to get information about this vaccine ahead of time because the timing of it contributes to its effectiveness. Click here for more information.

NEW: Jon McCann will be there to share information about the expansion and answer questions.

We’ll also hear from Julie Paris with an update from Grade Level Reps as well as more info about the best way to utilize this resource. As always, there will be free childcare for school-aged children and free pizza… see you at the Upper School Cafe on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7-8:30pm!

Feb. 10: Family Game Night

kidsplayingchess-smallJoin ECS families of every grade level (K-8) for an evening of board games and pizza. We will have some board games available for all ages, and we encourage you to also bring your own games to enjoy. Pizza will be served for $1.50/slice, along with a bake sale. Bring some extra cash for the board game raffle. We have 20 games to give away to lucky winners!

Friday, February 10, 6-8pm
Upper School Cafe

Sign up to volunteer or donate to the bake sale.