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 email@example.com 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.
- Make a donation to purchase gift cards
(donate below). Update: We have received many generous donations and gift cards for the staff have been purchased. Thank you!
- Make or donate food items for the Upper School Staff Appreciation Luncheon on 5/3 or for the Lower School Staff Appreciation Luncheon on 5/4.
- Volunteer your time in the morning greeting students during lower school Drop-off Duty, monitoring breakfast, or helping in the cafeteria kitchen for our awesome lunch staff on the day of the luncheon.
Because we appreciate all that the teachers and staff do at the ECS Lower School, let’s show them some love! This time, we’re doing a staff appreciation lunch (nothing fancy, just wonderful food). Please consider bringing in your favorite main dish, soup, salad, or even dessert, on Thursday, March 16th. Sign up here.
What is Wish List Month? Now is the time of year that classroom supplies might be dwindling (tissues, markers, pencils, etc.). It’s also the time of year for boring old indoor recess, so it’s a great time to stock up on board games, puzzles, books and other indoor fun activities. Check with your room parent or teaching team to find out what they need the most.
Requests from non-homebase ECS staff:
- Megan Gregory/LS Phys. Ed:
- hand sanitizer
- Lower School Thinking Lab:
- Nurse at Upper and Lower Schools
- any size socks, new or gently used
(this list will be updated as more requests come in)