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ECS 5th Grade Winter Coat Drive

With holiday spirit and kindness in mind, fifth grade is collecting new or gently used coats, gloves, blankets, and comforters to donate to Free Store Wilkinsburg. We have talked a lot about gratitude, and are collecting in order to show kindness and share with our community. Our collection window is December 3-17 at the ECS Intermediate School.

ECS Athletics

The FanCloth Athletic Fundraiser has returned for ECS Athletics. Please check out our exclusive catalog with over 20 items. All sales will take place online and the fundraiser will end of October 31. Please include student name and grade in order form. Order here.

Middle School Winter Sports – ECS Athletics will compete in the Coed CitiSports League for Futsal and Basketball. All games will take place at the Arlington Rec Center. All information is regarding tryouts and rosters are in the links below.

ECS Middle School CoEd Futsalsign up here to try out or see futsal flyer for more info

ECS Middle School CoEd Basketballsign up here to try out or see basketball flyer for more info

Go ECS Hawks!

ECS has a new sports logo! The ECS Hawks logo design was sponsored by the PCO and will be visible at next year’s ECS athletic events. T-shirts with this logo will be available to purchase during the next t-shirt sale in the fall (you can place a pre-order later in the summer). Go Hawks!

In Memoriam

The Parent Community Organization would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of DeSean Fountain. We are eagerly awaiting information about where we can send donations and as soon as we have that information it will be posted here as well as on the ECS PCO Facebook group.

We’d also like to send our condolences to DeSean’s ECS family and, in particular, the 8th grade family. We are on call and ready to support you in whatever way you need.

Know that you will never be forgotten, DeSean Fountain.

Update: A close family friend and DeSean’s mentor has partnered with the Pittsburgh Foundation to create a fund. Donations to the DeSean Fountain Memorial Fund will benefit mentoring programs, after school programs, and other key initiatives designed to keep kids safe. If you are interested in supporting this fund, please direct your donation to: The DeSean Fountain Memorial Fund, C/o The Pittsburgh Foundation, 5 PPG Place, Suite 250, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Fall Ball Instructional Lacrosse Clinics, Girls & Boys Grades 2-8

East End Lacrosse is offering a developmental lacrosse program designed to introduce lacrosse to beginners and reinforce skills for newer players. The program will be held Saturdays, September 19 through October 24, from 1:00 to 2:30 at the Winchester Thurston Field. For more information go to and click “OFF-SEASON OPPS” or contact or

Saturday French Classes

L’Ecole Du Samedi (French for ‘Saturday School’) a nonprofit organization that promotes francophone language and culture, in partnership with ECS, intends to open one class for beginners this fall! Spoken and written French will be taught through both formal teaching and fun activities, preferentially to 6th to 8th Grades students. The goal is to get them ready for French 1 in high school. But, if your 4th or 5th grader is interested to learn French, let us know! Read more. Download a registration form.