The PCO Staff Appreciation Committee is excited about giving winter holiday gifts to the teachers and staff of ECS once again. The plan is to have one comprehensive collection. More info and donate here by December 11.
The ECS PCO and ECS Mini-Grants Committee are excited to announce the following recipients of Mini-Grants for the first of four Mini-Grant cycles this school year:
- Drum Circles for Lower School ($495) requested by Martin Reidell (Lower School Music)
- Books for Character Education ($300) requested by Beth Flynn, et al (Lower School)
- Flexible Seating Classroom ($400) requested by Jodi Chen and Chelsea Knetzer (Grade 2)
- Building a Multicultural Library ($400) requested by Abbie Yasika (Lower School)
- Bike ECS ($405) requested by Corey Vasbinder, at al (Upper School)
The next Mini-Grant deadline is December 7. More information on how to apply.
Have a good idea for an innovative project that needs a little funding? The PCO’s Mini-Grants program is open to all staff members, parents, and community members. Mini-Grants are awarded up to a limit of $500 dollars each. The first of four deadlines is September 28. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
The PCO thanks the volunteers, led by Erika Bruce, that planned and worked Staff Appreciation Week! Thank you to Legume, Point Brugge and Brassero Grill for donating food to the luncheons. The staff members were also able to enjoy massages by Emily Escalante, LMT, and salon services by Corinne (ECS mom) and Theresa from Philip Pelusi. The PCO is grateful to all the families that were involved with making it a great week!
We are no longer able to accept Staff Appreciation Week donations. Thank you to all of our generous donors!
As part of staff appreciation at ECS this month, we have asked the teachers for a wish list of items that they could use for the classroom. This list will be updated as more classroom/grade-level lists become available.
Room Parents: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get your list added here!
Mini-Grant Deadline is Friday, February 23. The maximum request amount is $500. If you have an innovative idea for a project you would like to see implemented at the school, consider applying for a mini-grant. Please note that mini-grant projects require principal approval. More information here.
The Month of Treats for our wonderful staff is underway, and the PCO Staff Appreciation Committee encourages all ECS families to sign up to surprise a staff member with their favorite snack/coffee/soda/etc at your convenience during the month of October. Some staff members most value a little extra TIME, and have identified a task or two that a parent could help out with this month– so those are on the list, too! We are continuing to add staff names to the list as we gather more information about their favorite goodies, so stay tuned as the list evolves over the next few weeks. Our hope is to hit each of our 100+ awesome staff members before the month is over, so help us show them some love by clicking the link and signing up now!
For this school year, the Parent Community Organization has doubled the total amount of money available for mini-grants. As a result of this, we have also increased the maximum amount for mini-grants from $250 to $500. If you have an innovative idea for a project you would like to see implemented at the school, consider applying for a mini-grant. The next deadline is September 29. More information here.