Category Archives: PCO Events

2019 Fair Trade Marketplace

fairtrade_square_facebookEach year, the PCO brings the Fair Trade Marketplace to ECS. This holiday gift shop will be open in the ECS Intermediate School Cafe on December 7-8. You will find a selection of fair trade, sustainable, affordable gifts for socially and environmentally responsible holiday gift giving. We invite children to the Chickadee’s Nest where they can shop independently for gifts under $10. All items are made by artisans around the world who are paid fairly for their work. Enjoy some soup and baked goods after you shop. Open to the public!

Saturday, December 7, 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday, December 8, 12-4 pm

Want to know more? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Volunteers needed! Sign up here.

Like Fair Trade Marketplace on Facebook | RSVP on our FB event page

Questions? Contact

PCO Meeting – November 14

Did you know that babysitting and pizza is provided for all at general PCO meetings? Join us at the Middle School Cafe on Thursday, November 14 to discuss the status of our activities, ask questions, and learn how you can get involved. The meeting will include reports on our PCO budget, fundraising efforts, and community support activities including staff appreciation, mini-grants funding, and support for specials (like athletics, Music, Edible Schoolyard, and Thinking Lab). All parents, grandparents, guardians, staff, and community members are welcome.

Meeting Agenda

Thursday, November 14, 6-8 PM
Middle School – 5525 Columbo St.

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: 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 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? Whether or not you can attend, please explore opportunities here.

Summer Fun

K-5 students are invited to bring their families to the playground at the ECS Lower School for two playdates on August 11th & 18th. Snacks and water will be available. Meet up with classmates and make new friends before school starts! Questions? Volunteer to help? Contact Jill at
Sunday, August 11, 1-3pm @ ECS Lower School Playground
Sunday, August 18, 1-3pm @ ECS Lower School Playground

Note: a parent or guardian must be in attendance at all summer events. The PCO is not providing childcare services.

Welcome Back Coffees

Join us for Welcome Back Coffee on the 1st days of school hosted at each school building. Please stop by for a hot cup of coffee and the opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones! Grades 1-8 will be held on August 21st and Kindergarten will be held on August 23rd.

Follow our Facebook page for information on location. They will be outside, weather dependent. They will run during the official drop off time period for your building and continue an extra 15-30 minutes.