PCO Volunteer & Activity Fair

The PCO will hold a Volunteer & Activity Fair on Thursday, September 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Upper School Cafe. All K-8 parents, guardians, and ECS staff are invited to join us learn how both parents and students can get involved at ECS. We are inviting representatives from:

  • ECS Athletics
  • ECS After-school Clubs
  • Girl Scouts
  • Boy Scouts
  • ECS Room Parents
  • ECS Grade Representatives
  • ECS Parent Ambassadors
  • PCO Event Committees
  • PCO Fundraising Committees
  • Staff Appreciation
  • and more!

This meeting is geared toward parents, but we’ll provide free childcare for school-aged children and free pizza for parents and children. We will also be giving away some fun door prizes! Whether or nor you plan to attend, please fill out our Volunteer Form. Contact parents@ecspco.org with any questions.

Apples for the Students

Shop. Scan. Support Our School. Apples for the Students starts again September 2. This program is a great way for our school to earn funds. Is your Giant Eagle Advantage Card® registered? Now’s the time to check. All you need is our school code #5305 to verify a card or register a new card.

1. Visit www.gianteagle.com/AFTS.
2. Enter your Giant Eagle Advantage Card® number (which appears under the bar code).
3. Enter the school code #5305.
4. Done! Please encourage your extended family and friends to register too.

Join the PCO Facebook Group

All PCO members are invited to join the PCO’s discussion group on Facebook. The PCO Facebook group was developed as an online forum for parents and caregivers of students at the Environmental Charter School to connect, share information, find understanding, and build community. We are committed to maintaining a welcoming environment for all, and creating a positive experience which enhances our relationship with and commitment to ECS. Please be sure to answer the required questions about your role in the ECS community when joining the group. Join the Facebook group.

PCO’s Important Back-to-School Dates

August 12: Join ECS Families at the Playground
K-5 students are invited to bring their families to the playground at Forbes & Braddock on August 12th at 1-3pm. The pavilion has been reserved and snacks will be available. Meet up with classmates and make new friends before school starts in August! Questions? Volunteer to help? Contact Jill at play@ecspco.org.

August 16: Uniform Sale at Lower School Meet & Greet
The PCO’s Uniform Re-Use Market will be held at the Lower School only (all sizes available in one location, all ECS families welcome to shop) at 5:30-7:30pm. Gently used uniform shirts, pants, shorts, skirts and jumpers are all $2 each. Contact uniform@ecspco.org with any questions.

August 20: Upper School Welcome Coffee
All ECS Upper School families are invited to a New Family Welcome Event on the first day of school! Please join us to meet other ECS parents after you drop your kiddos off on their first day at ECS. All veteran families are encouraged to stop by to meet and welcome new families. Upper School: 8:30-9:00 am, meet in Turtle Park, the field to the left of the Upper School, next to Frick Park. Contact welcome@ecspco.org with any questions.

August 22: Lower School Welcome Coffee
All ECS Lower School families are invited to a New Family Welcome Event on the first day of kindergarten! Please join us to meet other ECS parents after you drop your kiddos off on their first day of kindergarten at ECS (third day of school for 1st-3rd). All veteran families are encouraged to stop by to meet and welcome new families. Lower School: 8:45-9:15 am, meet in Lower School side yard. Contact welcome@ecspco.org with any questions.

September 7: ECS Shirt Order Deadline
Pre-order ECS t-shirts and sweatshirts by September 7. Place your order here.

September 13: PCO Volunteer & Activity Fair
The PCO will hold a Volunteer & Activity Fair on Thursday, September 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Upper School Cafe. All K-8 parents, guardians, and ECS staff are invited to join us learn how both parents and students can get involved at ECS. You’ll hear about sports at ECS, after-school clubs, events, and volunteer opportunities. This meeting is geared toward parents, but we’ll provide free childcare for school-aged children and free pizza for parents and children. Contact parents@ecspco.org with any questions.

ECS Shirt Sale


For the 2018-2019 school year, the PCO is offering three types of ECS shirts for sale:

  • T-shirts with ECS school logo in forest green, sapphire blue and purple
  • 3/4 sleeve raglan shirts with ECS Hawks logo in navy
  • Sweatshirts (full-zip hoodies and pullover hoodies) with ECS school logo in navy

Pre-order by September 7. All shirts will be delivered to classrooms by the end of September.

Volunteer Opportunities

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 fill out our volunteer form or e-mail volunteer@ecspco.org.

Join the PCO Steering Committee! The PCO is organized and operated by a Steering Committee. We are looking for new members to help shape this school year… to work together to plan and organize meetings, brainstorm ideas, spear-head fundraising efforts, plan fun events, and more. We’d love to welcome some new faces to this friendly team. Contact parents@ecspco.org.

Box Tops Challenge

The PCO is sponsoring a Box Tops Challenge in all classrooms this fall. All families are encouraged to save Box Tops now and turn them into your classroom before October 15. The classroom collecting the most Box Tops will win a prize! boxtops@ecspco.org