Middle School Staff Lounge DONATIONS NEEDED

The PCO Staff Appreciation Committee is asking for donations from families to help get the new middle school staff lounge fully stocked and ready to go!

Donations can be new or gently used (such as plates, mugs and silverware) and can be sent into the middle school labeled ‘For lounge from the PCO’. Any help is greatly appreciated! Sign up here. Questions? Contact staffappreciation@ecspco.org

Girl Scouts

Have a 2nd grader who’s interested in Girl Scouts? Come to an informational meeting at the Intermediate School cafe on Tuesday, October 1, 6:30-7:30, with Anna Marsland, the troop coordinator for the Girl Scouts at ECS. She will talk about the process of forming a new troop.

Scavenger Hunt Fun!

The PCO held its Scavenger Hunt after the half day on September 13, and 40 ECS teams participated! It was a beautiful day for young naturalists to hike the 1.5-mile or the 2.5-mile course and find all the clues for the chance to win a raffle prize. Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy nature with our school community – and especially to Jeanne and the volunteers who made this a special event!

Fall Festival 2019

Friday, October 4, 6-8 p.m.
Intermediate School (indoors and outdoors)

Come, all ECS friends new and old, and enjoy the fun at 11th Annual Fall Festival! This is a great time for parents to meet each other, and the friends our kids have made. We’ll have lots of outdoor and indoor activities including: crafting stations, an obstacle course, a three-legged race, Fishing for Ghosts, Spider Web Hop Scotch, balloon play in the gym, hula hoops, dancing in the gym, plenty of food and drink, a uniform re-use sale, and more.

We have many plans – and need many hands to help! Supply donation requests and volunteer slots are HERE. Any small amount of time or materials is welcome and appreciated. Our kids love this event!

Please consider sending nut-free baked goods or snacks (homemade or purchased) for the PCO Bake Sale. Sign up for the BAKE SALE.

Contact: fallfestival@ecspco.org for more information.

Donate Gently Used Uniforms – Fall 2019

Gently used uniform collection begins at all three schools on September 23. Please place donations in the marked bins by the main office.

This collection is for our next sale on Friday, October 4 at the Fall Festival. All size uniforms will be available at this sale for a suggested donation of $2.00 per item.

The next uniform sale is at Earth Night in May, so stock up now for the rest of the school year! Contact uniform@ecspco.org for more information.

Scavenger Hunt at Frick Park

Friday, September 13, 12:30-3 pm
Frick Park

The ECS PCO will host a fun, free, family-friendly Scavenger Hunt in Frick Park on Friday, September 13 (this is a half-day for students). We’ll gather at the picnic table by the Tennis Courts parking lot. Teams will hunt the trails for clues and a chance to win a prize. We’ll start gathering and registering teams at 12:30, and the hunt will begin at 1:15. At 2:30, we’ll meet back at the pavilion for snacks and the raffle. Hope to see you there! Contact scavengerhunt@ecspco.org with any questions or to volunteer to help.

PCO Volunteer and Activity Fair

Wednesday, September 11, 6-8 p.m.
Intermediate School Cafe

All K-8 parents, guardians, and ECS staff are invited to join us and learn how parents and students can get involved at ECS. We will also give away some fun door prizes! We’ve invited representatives from ECS Hawks sports, community sports groups, ECS Room Parents, ECS Fall Festival, Girl Scouts, Blooming Bash, ECS Edible Schoolyard, PCO Staff Appreciation, PCO fundraising, K-5 Yearbook, and more. The meeting is geared toward parents, with free childcare provided for school-aged children. We’ll also have pizza for attendees. Questions? parents@ecspco.org Whether or not you can attend, please explore opportunities here.

Box Tops Challenge!

The PCO is sponsoring a Box Tops Challenge in K-5 classrooms! All families are encouraged to bring your Box Tops (digital and/or paper) in an envelope or bag labeled with your classroom number or teacher name before October 16th. Please place them in the bucket in your classroom so your classroom gets credit for them. The buckets will be delivered to classrooms the first week of September. The classroom collecting the most Box Tops will get a pizza party! Each Box Top earns 10 cents for ECS! Again – keep collecting until October 16th.

Also, please remember that the Box Tops program is changing. Box Tops are going digital! Paper and digital clips will be accepted for the Fall submission. After the Fall, you’ll earn credit for ECS by using the Box Tops mobile app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchasing a product with the Box Tops label. Download the new app and collect Box Top labels for ECS every time you shop. Go to www.boxtops4education.com/newbtfe for more information on the new app and collection process.

Questions? boxtops@ecspco.org

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