Compassion Experience:

Thank you to our drivers—Mrs. Stenzel, Mr. Andrew, Mr. and Mrs. Clocksin, Mrs. Billings, and Mr. Scharett—for driving to the Compassion Experience event on Friday afternoon. We were touched and moved by the presentation!

Monday, October 9, 2017
Columbus Day—No School
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
A Blessed School Day
EPCS Board Meeting 7 pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Assembly—8:15 am
Hot Lunch
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Wonderful, Regular School Day
Friday, October 13, 2017
Amazing, Regular School Day
Pizza Lunch
Fear of Failure Notices
Monday, October 16 2017

And Beyond
Saturday, October 21 EPCS Harvest Festival and Auction
Monday-Wednesday, October 23-25 Spruce Lake Retreat for 8th – 10th Graders
Friday, November 10 Veterans Day Holiday—No School
Tuesday, Wednesday, November 21,22 Parent-Teacher Conferences
Thursday, Friday, November 23, 24 Thanksgiving Break—No School
Friday, December 1 End of Trimester 1
Friday, December 8 EPCS Christmas Concert
Friday, December 15 Report Cards
Wednesday, December 20 EPCHS Lessons and Carols
Friday, December 22 Noon Dismissal

The EPCS Website can be found at Please feel free to log on for up-to-the-minute information, pictures, and schedules as well as EPCS Forms, News, School Door, Videos, and Auction information. See you on-line.

PTA News:

Box Tops for Education are a great way to earn money for EPCS. EPCS represents students from many area churches. If each Church asked their congregation to save and donate their box tops to EPCS our income would grow. Will you consider doing this? (Reminder – bring Box Tops in before the end of this month to be included in our next submission.)

A Fund Raiser Anticipated in February! The PTA plans to bring back “an oldie but a goodie” and host a Change for Education Drive in February 2018. Start saving your change now. More information to follow. 

Apple Pie Fundraiser details: 1/ The PTA will be hosting a fundraiser prior to Thanksgiving; an Apple Pie Sale. We will be selling homemade apple pies (pie comes in frozen, unbaked state). The proceeds will be put toward a fund for a new EPCS website. Attached to the School Door email is the order sheet. 50 pies will be made and sold; first come first serve. 2/ PTA will be assembling the pies on Friday, Nov. 3 at 10AM (and another date if needed) in the EPCS kitchen. All hands are welcome to assist. Questions can be directed to Shelley Morgan ( or 585-752-9773).

Cleaning the School:

Today, the Wiley family will be cleaning our school on Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesday will be the Edmunds family and the Stenzel family will be on Friday. The Hernandez family will be cleaning next Monday.

Hot Lunch!

The Hot lunch menu this week is hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, veggies and dip and pudding. Our Hot Lunch volunteers will be Maggie Cosh, Dottie Holtz and Donna Edmunds.

Auction News:

There are very important flyers with additional information attached to this School Door with all the latest Auction News. Remember – There is always new information and requests included in these flyers. Please read!

Chicken BBQ presale paper ticket money is due – please send into the school front office by tomorrow – Wednesday, October 11th. This is super important.

Do you want a flyer of the Auction & Harvest Festival to post somewhere? Email and one will be sent home with your student.

Pre-K News:

With a short week, we plan on reviewing our shapes and the first letter in our names. We will be doing a fun fire safety unit and meet a real some community helpers! This month’s project, a pumpkin, will be going home Wednesday. Please also see the note about Auction below.

Kindergarten News:

Reading: We keep working on rhyming words and building and breaking apart sentences.

Math: We move into our next unit of numerals 6 through 10.

Bible: We read about Isaac and his sons Jacob and Esau. We will also be reading about Jacob. Our memory verse is Genesis 28:15a.

Social Studies: We look at Christopher Columbus this week and begin our unit on the history of our country.

Health/Science: We start our safety unit. We begin with fire safety. On Friday, we will have a visit from the East Palmyra Fire Station.

Field Trip – PK & K: We will be taking our first field trip to the Morgan’s Apple Farm the morning of Monday, October 16th. We need chaperon/drivers. There is no cost for this trip. Please let me know if you can make it.

Auction – PK & K: We are putting together a class basket with an Art Theme. We are asking that each child sends in $5 to put towards the basket. We will buy all the materials and the kids will add a fun element to the basket. Please send in money no later than Wednesday, Oct. 11.

First Grade:

News: Harvest Festival is approaching quickly!! Please send in your $5 to be used to buy chocolate for our arrangement!

Bible: Stories of Moses Reading New groups are forming! Keep reading with them at home and practicing the sight words. They will be tested on sight words once a month.

Math I: was very impressed with their MAP test results. We now have 3 math groups so that they can work at their own level!

Social Studies: Learning about communities.

Science: Living and Nonliving

Second and Third Grade News:

Bible: We are learning about understanding the importance of God’s Word and how to investigate Bible content.

ELA: Both grades will be working on an ELA packet and will be working on Raz Kids. We will also be reading a short story in our reading groups.

SpellingUnit 5: There will be a copy of this week’s spelling words in your child’s take home folder. Your child only has to work on the highlighted words.

Science: We will be discussing how scientists do science and how to use teamwork.

Social Studies: We will be continuing with communities around the world and how to use map scales.

Math 2: We will be learning how inches, feet and yards relate, how to use logical reasoning, and then we will begin to learn about the metric system.

Math 3: We will be learning about how to divide by 2 and how to multiply and divide by 5.

Fourth and Fifth Grade News:

Class Auction Basket: Please remember to send in your $5 for the class basket if you haven’t done so already. Thanks to Mrs. Bell for helping us paint the mugs.

Field Trip: Our trip to Ganandagan didn’t work out because there were no openings. We may try again in the spring. Instead, we are trying to set up a trip to the RMSC .

Bible: Our new memory work is 2 Peter 1:20-21. We will continue learning about the way the Bible was written.

Fourth graders will start a unit about adding and subtracting large numbers.
Fifth graders are starting a unit about patterns of ten and rounding.
This will include basic exponent concepts and multiplying and dividing by powers of ten.

Reading: We will continue with literature circles. We’ll also start using our new Storyworks magazines.

Social Studies: We’ll finish Chapter One about the physical geography of New York and will have a quiz on Thursday. This will be an open book test.

Science: We will continue our unit about our organ systems. This week, we’ll look at our urinary system.

Writing: We’ll focus on the parts of a well-written paragraph and will write several paragraphs.

Spelling: We’ll do Lesson Four this week.

Middle School and High School News:

Bible 6/7: The following assignments are due this Thursday, October 12th : The “Extra Assignment” question in the workbook from last week’s lesson plus pages 20 & 21 completed in full.

English 6/7: Skillbuilder – Working on Grammar: Nouns

Spelling: Words from our book-Shiloh

Reading: Focus on Comprehension Science 7

Life Science: Review for Chapter test, (Scientific Method) on Wednesday, begin new chapter on cells.

History:  Prehistory-1600: Before the First Global Age -First Civilizations of America & Native American Cultures

English 10 & 11:
This week we finish reading the novel A Separate Peace. There will be daily reading assignments for this. There is a vocabulary test today on part 1 words, and next Monday morning (Oct. 17), on part 2 words from our novel.

English 12:
We will watch the 1996 version of Hamlet and begin working on projects.

Music News Lesson schedule:
9:15 Hunter, 9:45 Genevieve, 11:15 Elizabeth, 2:00 Will
7:45 Anna, 9:45 Brooke, 2:00 Eleanor
7:45 Alex, 9:00 Andrea, 9:45 Bram, 11:15 Andrew
11:15 Ella, 12:35 Nick & Jonathan, 2:00 Gage
Next Monday Oct. 17
9:00 Andrew, 10:45 Eleanor

Music Donations:

If you would like to honor or memorialize a loved one, consider donating a piece of music to one of our performing groups. Your dedication will be printed in the program, now and any time the piece is played in the future. If you would like to donate one of these pieces, please let the office know:

Concert Band
Christmas concert
Star of Wonder $50
Christmas Classique $60
Twelve Carols for Christmas $65

Spring concert
Evermore $50
Wondrous Love $70
Jazz Band
Christmas concert
Still, still, still $50
Spring concert
Bossa de Java $50
Junior Band
Fire’s Edge $45
Jurassic Park $40
Concert Choir
Christmas concert
Prelude to Bethlehem $45
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen $50
Brazilian Carol $50
Spring concert
My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness $60
Children’s Choir
Never Smile at a Crocodile $25


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