Join ECS families for an evening of board games and FREE PIZZA. 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. We have 20 games to give away to lucky winners!
Friday, February 16, 6-8pm
Upper School Cafe
Sign up to volunteer or donate to the bake sale.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
You’re invited to the Winter Chill!
7-10pm on Saturday January 27th at the Wilkins School Community Center
Same chili and fun as the Autumn Chill but NEW location in Regent Square. This free event is sponsored by the PCO and open to all adult members of the ECS community. 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.
RSVPs are a must due to capacity limitations.
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!
Each 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 9-10. 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.
Gingerbread House Building fun returns on Saturday, December 2 in the Upper School Cafe. This is a great annual family event! $10 includes everything you need to build your dream house. We supply the graham crackers, candy and icing; you provide the creativity!
This year we have two different times for families to build their gingerbread houses:
- Morning session is 10am-12pm
- Afternoon session is 1-3pm
Look for the green registration form coming home in your kids’ folders. Please submit your form and check made out to ECS PCO by November 22 to save your place.
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Save the Date! The Autumn Chill has moved to the winter and will be The Winter Chill on January 27th! This is the PCO’s no-cost parent social and chili cook-off. Book that sitter, perfect a chili recipe and plan to join us! Want to join the planning team? Contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2017 Harvest Feast is going to be a wonderful community event! The Harvest Feast is a chance for the students to relax and enjoy a Thanksgiving inspired meal with their classmates on Tuesday 11/21. Here’s how you can help!
decorations, serving bowls, pie, cider, and/or your volunteer time. Get details and sign up: Lower School
and Upper School
2. Make a donation
instead of shopping for pie or apple cider.
Thank you for all of the generous contributions!
We’re bringing a Scholastic Book Fair to ECS! Stop by for a book and a treat in the main foyer of the Lower School. There will be a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Though the fair is hosted at the lower School, we will have titles for older readers available as well.
ECS Lower School
Monday, November 6, 5:30-7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 7, 8:30 am-7 pm
Our Online Fair is available from November 1-14
If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/environmentalcharterschool.
Because all of us would like to attend parent teacher conferences, we have to have enough volunteer coverage so we can slip out as needed for these meetings. Kids are welcome to help. Grades 6-8 can work without an adult, under grade 6 requires parental supervision. Sign up to volunteer!
This year’s Fall Festival will celebrate the ECS community’s cultural diversity with demonstrations and activities representing our families from around the world. Also, don’t miss pick-up sports, uniform reuse sale, bake sale, food trucks, and more!
Friday, October 6, 2017, 5-8 p.m. at the Upper School
Sign up to volunteer here.
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The first PCO Meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, September 28 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Upper School Cafe. All K-8 parents, guardians, and ECS staff are invited to join us to kick off the school year with the PCO. You’ll hear from ECS leaders about ECS expansion efforts and ECS’s work on diversity and equity in our organization.
We would like to know what questions YOU have about the Parent Community Organization and what YOU want from the PCO this year. Submit your questions or comments about the PCO and then come to the meeting to hear more and be part of the discussion.
ALL PCO MEETINGS include free childcare for school-aged children and free pizza for parents and children.
We want all ECS families to feel involved, connected, informed, and valued within the PCO community. If you plan to attend a PCO meeting, please reach out to another ECS family in your community to offer a ride or share information about the meeting.
Read our PCO Welcome Letter for more information about the PCO.