Category Archives: Staff Appreciation

Mini Grants Awarded

playground_toysMini-grants from early fall have been awarded. You may have noticed the effects of some of these in the classroom or around the school. Fifth grade classrooms will be using Go Pro Hero video cameras during hikes and outdoor activities to document memorable experiences in nature. Both schools (and various classes in each) will be working with a new DJ Controller to learn the ins an out of music mixing; the controller will be making appearances at upcoming dances and events as well. Our Cross Country and Ultimate teams will be sheltered at future sporting events under a tent that proudly declares our ECS spirit. Finally, in the lower school, outdoor recess experience has received a boost of fun (and some exercise as well) with the addition of new toys, games and playground equipment.

Busy Bees

Have you ever stopped to think about all the busy work that goes into getting a classroom ready for a new school year? Name tags filled out, bulletin boards set up, rooms decorated, items organized and labeled, lots of cutting, printing, gluing to be completed!

We are looking for volunteers who can help teachers tackle these projects at the end of the summer. Upper school kids and adults are welcome. Email Beth Lott at if you want to be included on our list of Busy Bees! Thank you!

Staff Appreciation Week Luncheon

Our staff and teachers LOVE the luncheons we organize for them each year. It’s a lovely time for them to relax and enjoy delicious food together. So get your favorite recipe and plan to contribute for our fantastic ECS staff and teachers!

The luncheons will happen on two different days:

  • Wednesday, May 6th at the Lower School
  • Thursday, May 7th at the Upper School

If cooking is not your thing, we will also need volunteers to set up and clean up. Please sign up at the links below. Help us make this year’s luncheon another highlight that they will remember!

Lower School sign-up
Upper School sign-up