Category Archives: PCO Events

PCO’s Important Back-to-School Dates

August 12: Join ECS Families at the Playground
K-5 students are invited to bring their families to the playground at Forbes & Braddock on August 12th at 1-3pm. The pavilion has been reserved and snacks will be available. Meet up with classmates and make new friends before school starts in August! Questions? Volunteer to help? Contact Jill at play@ecspco.org.

August 16: Uniform Sale at Lower School Meet & Greet
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) at 5:30-7:30pm. Gently used uniform shirts, pants, shorts, skirts and jumpers are all $2 each. Contact uniform@ecspco.org with any questions.

August 20: Upper School Welcome Coffee
All ECS Upper School families 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. Upper School: 8:30-9:00 am, meet in Turtle Park, the field to the left of the Upper School, next to Frick Park. Contact welcome@ecspco.org with any questions.

August 22: Lower School Welcome Coffee
All ECS Lower School families are invited to a New Family Welcome Event on the first day of kindergarten! Please join us to meet other ECS parents after you drop your kiddos off on their first day of kindergarten at ECS (third day of school for 1st-3rd). 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. Contact welcome@ecspco.org with any questions.

September 7: ECS Shirt Order Deadline
Pre-order ECS t-shirts and sweatshirts by September 7. Place your order here.

September 13: 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. You’ll hear about sports at ECS, after-school clubs, events, and volunteer opportunities. This meeting is geared toward parents, but we’ll provide free childcare for school-aged children and free pizza for parents and children. Contact parents@ecspco.org with any questions.

ECS Summer Playdates

K-5 students are invited to bring their families to the playground at Forbes & Braddock for ECS Summer Playdates on July 15th and August 12th. The pavilion has been reserved and snacks will be available. Meet up with classmates and make new friends before school starts in August! Questions? Volunteer to help? Contact Jill at play@ecspco.org.

Sunday, July 15, 1-3pm
Sunday, August 12, 1-3pm

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 scavengerhunt@ecspco.org 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 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.

ECS Movie Day

Friday, March 23rd; 2:00 PM

The ECS PCO is hosting a private screening of Sherlock Gnomes at the Waterworks Cinemas on opening day! Please note that due to seating limitations, registration is required by Monday, March 19th. This theater will also be screening A Wrinkle in Time for those families who prefer that film.

Please visit http://ecspco.org/march2018movieday/ for more information and to register.

Email movies@ecspco.org with any questions about Movie Day. See you at the movies!

February 2: ECS Ice Skating Day

Looking for something to do with the kids in the afternoon of the ECS half-day on February 2nd? Then please join us for an afternoon of ice-skating fun at the Schenley Park ice rink! The ECS PCO has rented the rink from 1-3pm for ECS family and guests. The PCO will be collecting $2 per person entry fee at the door, and ice skate rentals are available (for an additional $3). Please bring CASH ONLY, and exact change is appreciated. The snack bar will also be open during our session. iceskating@ecspco.org