The 2019-2020 Invest With Positivity Campaign launches today! Please help the ECMS Foundation and ECMS PTSA meet our goal of $35,000. Click on "Make Your Investment" on the menu above to learn more about what our campaign goal plans to fund or to make a tax-deductible donation online. Donors who contribute $100 or more get the exclusive, fun "paw" ECMS Foundation magnet.
Its time for Reflections! This year's theme is Look Within! Entries are due October 18, 2019 before school. Drop off will be in front of the Cafeteria/Front Office. Go to our 2019 Reflections Page for more info.
Wish your child a very special Happy Birthday on the school's marquee! The marquee will display your wishes for one week, Saturday - Friday, for all ECMS community to see.
Submissions for birthdays are due the Wednesday before your child's birthday week.
Your $20.00 (one week day), $40 (five week days), $50 (all week including the weekend) payment will directly benefit the school. There is a $1.50/$2.50/$3.00 processing fee.
Thank you for supporting your child and your school!
Click here for the signup.
What is all this talk about PBIS and REP?
Schools are successful when they help children grow academically, socially and emotionally. For this to happen we must have a safe environment that is supportive and conducive for growth in these areas. By setting forth clear social and behavioral expectations, and directly teaching students about those expectations, we hope to create a positive atmosphere for optimal learning. ECMS's plan is based on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (aka PBIS). Our goal is to teach children alternative behaviors to ensure a school environment that is safe, fun and free from distraction, and ultimately helps all children reach their maximum learning potential.
ECMS has three school-wide expectations - Demonstrate Respect, Effort and Pride (REP). Throughout the year, students are taught about what it means to demonstrate each of these expectations. PBIS encourages consistent, positive rewards to celebrate student success. Students who are “caught” following the behavioral expectations are rewarded with REP points. These points may be used to purchase school supplies or privileges in the classroom. Students may also visit the REP Store on Friday mornings between 8:45 amt and the first bell. Items "sold" in the store include school supplies, stuffed animals (a favorite!), small toys, homework passes, eat lunch with a friend passes, gift cards for local restaurants, and other knick-knacks. Store items change as donations are made from our Partners in Education, parents, community members. etc. We also have raffles the kids can enter for things such as gift cards to the movies, X-Drenaline, Game Stop, etc. During December, the REP store includes a Holiday Shop where students can spend their points on gifts for their family members. We also hold a Mother's Day Market around Mother's Day for kids to purchase items for the special women in their lives.
What Can You Do To Help?
YOU can help make the REP store a success. You can Volunteer in the REP Store on Friday mornings. Sign up here at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090444aca928a64-ecms. Or you can Donate to the store (especially around the holidays and Mother’s Day) – we will have bins in the front office, or you can arrange to get donations picked up by contacting us. If you have questions or have items (stuffed animals are a HUGE hit) that you would like to donate to the REP store, please contactElizabeth Cervantes, REP Store Co-Chair at 404.643.8125 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the best parts of the school year is coming into the school and helping out. From selling chicken biscuits and working the REP store to helping with staff appreciation, we want you to join us! Be a part of the ECMS community and find something that interests you.
More info under Volunteer Opportunities
Current signups for 2019-20:
ECMS PTSA/Foundation Volunteer Signup - Help is needed in a variety of events here, including the upcoming Book Fair in October and the grade level parties!
Parents: Grab a coffee and help us get the weekend started at ECMS at the REP store, or selling chicken biscuits. Friday mornings are quick and easy!
Chick-Fil-A Biscuit Sales - Come sell biscuits to the students and teachers, and a percentage goes to our ECMS Foundation. We are done once the biscuits are sold.
PBIS REP Store - The REP Store is open most Fridays of the year. REP (Respect Effort Pride) points are earned when students are found showing good behavior. Students earn REP points in their classes, and can spend their points at the store on posters, fun school supplies, etc. We also take donations for the REP store at the front office.
Thank you for your help in making the Wildcat Nation a strong community!