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ECS Movie Day - November 4

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moviepopcorn.jpgWHAT: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG) movie screening

WHO: All ECS families and friends

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 4 (Election Day). The movie starts at 10am. ECS families may arrive at 9:15am to socialize before the movie.

WHERE: Waterworks Cinema in Aspinwall (930 Freeport Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15238).

PRICE: Matinee movie price -- kids/seniors $6.25 and adults $6.50. Kid concession special -- $3.00 for kid size drink and small popcorn.

Please note: This is a family event. Adult supervision required.

Email Katie Gancy if you have questions.

Fall Festival THANK YOU

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Thank you to all who helped, donated, baked and enjoyed Fall Festival! It was great to see so many kids, families and friends on a day when the weather wasn't at its best.

Although the goal of the festival is to celebrate autumn fun, we raised $682.75 (bake sale $396.25, uniform re-use $226 and giant pumpkins $60.50). We also collected over 250 books and dozens of canned goods for our community charities.

And just in case you're still wondering, the "big" pumpkin weighed 88lbs and the "small" one weighed 100! We had three guesses of 88 and two of 100, so we had a mini drawing to determine the winners: Crosby Hanna and Julia Gancy. The "door" prize pumpkin went to Audrey Hewitt.

Fall Festival Bake Sale

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We are seeking lots of bakers for the Fall Festival bake sale on Oct. 18. All baked goods should be labelled if gluten-free, nut-free, if baked in a nut-free home, or any other special dietary considerations. Ingredient lists are helpful. Please drop off your baked goods in the Upper School staff lounge (marked PCO BAKE SALE) prior to the sale or bring them right to Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 1pm. Email fundraising@ecspco.org if you have questions. Thank you!

Autumn Chill 2014

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Chill out with old friends and new at the PCO sponsored night of chili tasting, snacks, drinks and music for adults only. Judge the best chili from ECS staff and families and/ or enter a chili for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

Saturday October 25, 7-10:30pm

More info about the Autumn Chill/RSVP.

Appetizers, drinks, paper supplies, desserts and cornbread contributions are appreciated! Sign up here.

Need a babysitter? Help the 8th graders raise $ for their trip and take the hassle out of finding a sitter! Reserve your spot at the 8th Grade Stay and Play.

Fall Festival 2014

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fallfest1.jpgFall Festival at ECS is a community building day for the whole family with hands-on activities and opportunities for outreach. Bring family, friends, your bikes and helmets to this year's event in Turtle Park (next to ECS Upper School). More info.

ECS Uniform Donations

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Cleaning out your closets and finding your kids growing out of their uniforms? The PCO will collect gently used uniforms at both schools from Oct. 6 through Oct. 17. The clothing will be offered for $2 per garment at the Fall Festival on Oct 18th. The uniforms will also be offered to new families joining ECS mid-year and as a resource for the school nurse. The labeled bins will be located outside the main office at the Upper School, and inside the main office at the Lower School. If you have any questions please contact uniform@ecspco.org.

Attention New Families

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If you would like to be connected to a veteran family for tips, advice or just to meet another ECS family in your neighborhood, please email welcome@ecspco.org with the subject "New family connection." The Welcome Committee will connect you with a family in your neighborhood and/or with another family in your child's grade (to their best ability).

ECS Scavenger Hunt

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Assemble your team and compete in this fun, all-ages, family-friendly Scavenger Hunt in Frick Park! Saturday, September 27 at 10am at the ECS Upper School. More info.

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

Email Kerry with any questions. Thanks for your support!

PCO Meeting - September 29

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finger-279x300.jpg We want YOU!

PCO Meeting
Monday, September 29, 2014
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.