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Fall 2014 Hoagie Sale

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Sell hoagies from Triangle Grill and support the PCO! All families are invited to sell hoagies to their friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members.

8th grade sales will go toward the 8th grade class trip.
4th and 5th grade sales will go toward the class trips to McKeever Environmental Learning Center.
All other sales will go to the PCO's fundraising efforts for mini-grants, events, staff appreciation and more.

If you are taking orders for multiple people, use this form to keep track of them. Keep this form for you own records and turn in ONLY the order form with your payment.

Print an order form.

Turn your order form and your payment in by Thursday, October 16, 2014
Hoagie delivery: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thanks for your support!

PCO Meeting - September 29

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finger-279x300.jpg We want YOU!

PCO Meeting
Monday, September 29, 2014
6:00-8:30pm
Upper School Café

All parents/guardians of Lower School and Upper School students are automatically members of the PCO, and attending meetings is a great way to learn more about the school. After all, your kids spend 35 hours a week here.

We typically start PCO meetings with a featured speaker from the ECS community, followed by a PCO business meeting to discuss events, fundraisers, mini-grants, and more. This time, we will start a half-hour early (6:00pm instead of the regular time of 6:30pm) so everyone can have a chance to see the Upper School renovations with ECS administration. On hand will be CEO Jon McCann, Upper School Principal Justin Aglio, Upper School Assistant Principal Mandy Cribbs, and Food Services Director Kelsey Weisgerber.

Pizza will be provided by the PCO, and free childcare is available for school-aged children from 6:30 to 8:30pm. We're looking forward to seeing you on Monday, September 29 at 6:00 PM in the newly renovated Upper School Café!

Questions? Email parents@ecspco.org for more info.

School Directory EXTENDED DEADLINE: Sept. 19

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Each year, the PCO publishes a directory of students and staff.  Please fill out this quick and easy form by Friday, September 19 to be included.  All students' names will be listed with their classroom lists. Any additional contact information will be published only with parents' permission, given by completing the online form.  If you have questions or concerns, please email directory@ecspco.org.

Mini-Grants Application Deadline - September 15

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The first PCO Mini-Grants deadline for this school year is September 15.  If you have a great idea for a project that would benefit the ECS,community, you can apply for a mini-grant and receive up to $250. All ECS staff, parents, and community members are welcome to submit an application. E-mail minigrants@ecspco.org if you have any questions.

ECS T-Shirt Order Form

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2013_Kiwi_tee2.jpg We are now taking orders for green ECS Spirit t-shirts if you missed your chance to purchase them previously. ECS t-shirts can be worn every Friday as an alternative to the ECS uniform shirt requirement. To order, download and print the t-shirt order form (or get a copy in the school office) and return with payment by Friday, September 5. Shirts will be delivered to your child's class in mid to late September. Email shirts@ecspco.org if you have questions.

Advertise in the 2014-15 School Directory

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Deadline extended: September 15

We are accepting advertisers for the 2014-15 school directory.  Please see ad rates and more info here.

Support the PCO

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Each year part of the ECS PCO's mission is to raise funds to support the school and its students. Funds raised by the PCO pay for important projects such as mini-grant requests initiated by teachers, playground equipment for all grade levels, monthly staff appreciation gestures including a week-long staff appreciation event in May, social events throughout the year, schoolwide assemblies, supplies for class parties and events, school directories and calendars for each family, and more.

If you are able to, please consider making a donation to support the work of the PCO! If every family gives an average gift of $20, we will be able to meet half of our fundraising goal with donations and we'll be able to reduce the number of fundraisers the PCO traditionally conducts throughout the school year.

To make a tax-deductible gift, please deliver a check to the school office made out to ECS PCO or donate online here. Thank you!

2014 Blooming Bash Artwork for Sale

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8th.jpg In March 2014, our students all created 3" works of art based on a grade level theme. The 3" squares were arranged by volunteers to create beautiful collages! The original works of art were auctioned off at the ECS PCO's yearly fundraiser, the Blooming Bash. We are holding a pre-sale on prints so you may add these to your collection. The anticipated delivery date will be for pick up at the Meet and Greet nights in August 2014. The posters will be approximately 18" x 24", and they will come unframed and without mats. Prints will be edited for size and color for the final product. $10 each. Order your prints today!

Kennywood Tickets for Sale

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ECS Kennywood Day is June 20.

ECS Kennywood Tickets are $23 each ($23.65 if paying by credit card). Compare to:
$39.99 Fun Day Pass (gate price)
$20.99 Senior Fun Day Pass (55 years and older)
$27.99 Junior Fun Day Pass (under 46" tall)
Free - children 2 and under
Tickets are valid any operating day from May through July 5, and any weekday during July and August ($10 surcharge if used on a weekend in July/August).

ECS Kennywood tickets must be purchased in person on the following dates:

April 25, 6-8pm at Earth Night at the Upper School
May 30, 8-9am and 3:30-4:30pm at BOTH schools
Checks, money orders and credit cards accepted. Please, no cash. It is recommended that an adult purchase tickets -- ECS PCO is not responsible for lost tickets or money.

All ECS families are responsible for their own transportation. Meet up with your family and friends at the ECS Pavilion #2 (behind the Jack Rabbit). Bring your picnic basket, cooler, and unwind!

Blooming Bash 2014 Update

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Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and/or support the Blooming Bash on March 29th! It was a very successful night of fundraising. We have exceeded last year's total of $13,800, but the final numbers are still being tallied. No matter what we raised, we can all feel great that the money will be used to further enhance our students' experiences at ECS!

Thanks to our sponsors and donors!

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