In order to accommodate busy schedules, ECS EcoStewards offer different times to help keep Frick Park free of invasive plant species. Everybody can help, just bring firm shoes and a water bottle. We meet at the tennis court parking lot off Braddock Ave, behind the Upper School.
The new dates are:
- Friday, May 6 – 4-6pm
- Saturday, May 14 – 10am-noon
- Friday, June 3 – 4-6pm
- Saturday, June 11 – 10 am–noon
In case of cancellation due to rain, we will meet the following Sunday, 10am – noon.
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Call or text: Ilona 412-726-5969 for questions.
We are looking for a few volunteers to fill one-hour slots during the afternoon of May 6 to assist families in plant pick-up. This is an enjoyable volunteering event as you are outside with beautiful flowers, interacting with fellow parents! The plants will already be organized; we just need helpers to assist families find their order as well as sell any “extra” plants. Sign up here. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual ECS Gingerbread House event will take place on Saturday, December 12, 1-3pm in the Upper School Cafe. This wonderful tradition is a fun family event that all ages can enjoy! Come show off your creativity at this K-8th event and make your gingerbread masterpiece!
Deadline for registration forms has been extended to Wednesday, December 9.
If you would like to volunteer or donate decorations to help make our cafe look festive sign up here.
Contact Gerilen Trimbur at email@example.com with any questions.
There are many ways you can help enrich our children’s ECS experience. With the variety of volunteers we need, there are opportunities to fit everyone’s interests and schedules. Please see our committee list to sign up, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
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 email@example.com if you want to be included on our list of Busy Bees! Thank you!
We are looking for two volunteers to chair next year’s fun family celebration, Fall Festival. The Fall Festival has been fabulously organized by Betsy and Jennifer the past two years but it’s time to pass the torch. They are both willing to lend a hand to the new organizers and they took great notes. The tentative date is Saturday, September 26th so some planning may need to begin before the school year. Think you might be interested? Contact Beth Lott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ECS Urban Ecostewards will meet twice in June! The long winter has given the invasive plant species an edge this year. Japanese knotweed, goutweed, and garlic mustard are in unfortunate abundance this season. Help keep native diversity in Frick Park, get some exercise, and learn what is going on in our parks. We offer two dates because it is all hands on deck, knotweed ninjas!
Saturday, June 13th, 11 am – 1 pm
Sunday, June 14th, 11 am – 1 pm
We meet at the parking lot off Braddock Avenue behind the tennis courts. Tools, gloves, and instructions will be provided. Bring your own water. Rustic footwear is advised.
Questions can be directed to Ilona, 412-726-5969, text or voice.
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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
We are requesting donations of baked goods for the annual Earth Night Bake Sale at ECS on April 24 — one of our biggest bake sales of the year! We need lots of bakers and a few volunteers.
Remember to let us know about items from nut-free homes, items that are nut-free, gluten-free, vegan, etc. Baked goods (labelled PCO BAKE SALE) can be dropped off in the UPPER SCHOOL staff lounge at any time on Friday, or brought to Earth Night at 6pm.
Sign up today! Thanks!