Category Archives: Staff Appreciation

Mini-Grants Awarded

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.

Thanks Volunteers!

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!

Staff Appreciation Week – May 7-11

Hello ECS families! The chance to show our thanks to the wonderful and hard-working teachers and staff at ECS is fast approaching! Staff Appreciation week is May 7-11, and we will have lots of ways to get involved, either through volunteering your time, your delicious homemade food (Lower School signup | Upper School signup), or monetary donations (click donate button below). Please help us make this a week to remember! staffappreciationweek@ecspco.org

We are no longer able to accept Staff Appreciation Week donations. Thank you to all of our generous donors!

October is the Month of Treats!

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!

ECS PCO Mini-Grants Doubled for 2017-2018 School Year

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.

May 1-5 – Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week is fast approaching! This is a great opportunity to show all the hard-working staff members at ECS how much we appreciate what they do for our kids every day. There are many options for how to get involved:
  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.