How to Plan a PCO Event

Do you have a great idea for the ECS PCO? Would you like to take on a new project or event? Great! We love enthusiastic, motivated volunteers! However, we ask that you take a few minutes to read over this document to make sure your event runs smoothly, is in good harmony with the school and PCO, and appropriately aligns with our mission.

Step 1:
Have a great idea!

Step 2:
Contact the PCO Steering Committee at or attend one of the PCO meetings. The Steering Committee will work with you for approval and ensure your event fits into the calendar. Finally, you will be asked to request permission from the school (principals and assistant principals should be contacted).

Step 3:
Contact the Principal, Assistant Principal, Office Manager, and ECS Facilities Director with date, description, your contact information, space/materials/logistical needs. Please keep them in the loop as the PCO is just a committee of the school. We want to always be mindful not to “go rogue”. Any flyers need to be approved by the school prior to distribution; contact the school office.

Step 4:
Form a committee. Seek volunteers through the PCO newsletter, PCO website and the PCO Facebook page. Submit your info here.

Step 5:
Refer to the Chairperson Checklist for the next steps.