Spruce Lake Trip

Thanks to chaperones, Norm Teed, Michelle Malach, Paul Clocksin, and Valerie Bost for taking our 8th – 10th graders to Spruce Lake.  The group had a wonderful, God-blessed time!


Professional Development Days

Thank you to the members of the EPCS PTA for providing a delicious luncheon for the staff members at Thursday’s PD day and for the morning snack on Friday!  Much appreciated!




Monday, October 30, 2017

Another School Day—God’s Mercies are New Every Morning


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A Blessed School Day


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Assembly—8:15 am

Hot Lunch


Thursday, November 2, 2017

A Regular School Day


Friday, November 3, 2017

Pizza Lunch


Monday, November 4, 2017

God’s Mercies are New Every Morning



And Beyond

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 eastpal.staging.wpengine.com.  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

The next PTA “meeting”, 11/3 at 10 AM, will be spent assembling pies in the EPCS kitchen for the Thanksgiving Sale.  RSVP helpful by 11/1 to Shelley at (mmorgan11@rochester.rr.com or 585-752-9773). so that we can notify of any changes that occur.


Apple Pie Fundraiser details: 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.


Student Appearance Guidelines

Our Student Appearance Guidelines are attached to this newsletter as a separate document.

If you want these guidelines sent home in hard copy form, please email our front office – office@www.eastpalmyrachristianschool.com.


Health News

Please do not forget to send in your student’s physical if they are a new student, a PreK or Kindergarten student, or in the grades of 2nd, 4th, 7th or 10th as soon as possible if you have not already done so.


Ski Club News

Want to try ski club at Bristol Mountain or sign up again? 
Saturdays from 3:00-10:00 from December 9th to March10th
Contact Leah Talbot at (585) 451-6176 for more information.


Cleaning the School

Today, the Teed family will be cleaning our school.  Tuesday will be the Edmunds family, Wednesday & Thursday will be the Wiley family and the Stenzel family will be cleaning on Friday.  Next Monday, the Edmunds family will be cleaning again.


Hot Lunch!

The Hot lunch menu this week is Tator tot casserole, fruit and dessert. Our Hot Lunch volunteers will be Michelle Malach, Carrie Billings and Esther Hutt.


Conferences for Parents & Teachers

The conference sign up form for our November 2017 Parent Teacher Conferences is being sent as an attachment to this newsletter.  Do NOT delay in completing this form and returning it to our front office.  The deadline for returning this form is Tuesday, November 7th.


Basketball News

The boy’s basketball team will be coached by Mr. Malach and Mr. Andrew, and includes 5th-8th grade. Please purchase your child proper fitting equipment for the upcoming season.  High top basketball sneakers are recommended but not required.   Please let a coach or team manager, Michelle Malach,  know if you are unable to attend practice.  Coach Malach can be reached at 585-943-6533, Coach Andrew at 315-573-2188, and Mrs. Malach at 585-507-0870 (all can receive texts).  


Here is the proposed basketball schedule:

Tuesday, 11/14, 3:30-5pm

Thursday, 11/16, 3:30-5pm

Saturday, 11/18, 9:30-11:30

Tuesday, 11/20, 3:30-5pm

Saturday, 11/25, 9:30-11:30 (depending on availability)

Tuesday, 11/28, 3:30-5pm 


Practices will continue on the Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday schedule until January (holiday practice schedule still TBD).  


Our first game is Tuesday, 1/2/18.  Once the season begins, we will only practice on Saturdays and occasionally on a Tuesday/Thursday if we have a bye.  Please let us know if you have any questions.  


Auction News

Thank you for waiting for the numbers to be crunched!

We’ll have the total amount raised soon!


In the meantime, there are several unsold gift certificates from Silent Auction. Selling these would help bump up the total amount raised! Please contact Becky at 858-349-3642 or Newstach@aol.com if you’d like to make an offer. (Remember that silent bidding starts at about 20-25% of the item’s value- this is a great way to get a deal!)


– $25 gift cert. to Curly’s Service Station in Palmyra/ expires 12/31/2018.


– $20 gift cert. to Stoney’s Pizza in Lyons/ no expiration date (2 available)


– $350 gift cert. toward a family portrait by Tantalo Photography


– $25 gift cert. to Bob’s Family Furniture (2 available)


– One Month Membership to Spunk Fitness in Newark/ New members only, Expires 12/31/2017/ $49 value. (2 available)


– Two Month Membership to Palmyra Community Center’s Cardio Room/ Expires 10/21/2018/ $60 value


– Three Month Membership to Village Fitness at Gananda Physical Therapy with a Goodie Bag/ Expires 11/30/2017/ Value $128.


– One Month Trial Program to Premier Martial Arts in Newark/ Value: $145 each (2 available).


– $20 in gift certs. to Books Etc. in Macedon


– 30 minute piano lesson by Jim & Beth Welsh in Palmyra/ Limit one per family/ $20 Value (5 available)


– $60 gift cert. with backpack and snowball throwers from Clifton Springs YMCA/ Expires 12/31/2017.


Rochester Rhinos signed photo/ $20 value.


Orienteering Lesson with compass and map by Don Winslow/ expires 8/31/2018/ $70 value.


-Two $15 off 18 holes coupons to Victor Hills Golf Club/ expires 10/21/2018/ $30 value





This week is all about the letter Bb. Each student will bring home their ABC books on Monday. Please complete the Bb page and return it on Friday in addition to bringing Show & Tell. We also start our number unit and do some fun fall activities around spiders and bats.




We continue with our mini-readers in our folders. Please read and return them in a timely manner. Also, if a new sight word list is sent home, please work with your child on recognizing those words.



We have begun learning our letters. This week’s letters are Bb, Tt, Ff. Show & Tell is on Friday. Bring only one item that has one of these sounds.



We wrap up our unit on numbers through 10.           



Our Bible story character for the week is Moses and the memory verse is Exodus 15:2 and is due Friday.


Social Studies

We continue our unit on communities. We then look at transportation.



We learn about taking care of our bodies.



We learn about spiders and bats this week.


First Grade News


Samson, Ruth and Naomi, 

Eli and Samuel



Ask your student about their reading group!!

Group One is bringing home books to read to parents.

Group Two started the second book last week!!

Group Three is starting book two this week!!



Addition strategies and fact families


Social Studies

Test on a map. How a community changes.



Living things.


Second and Third Grade News


We are looking at Genesis 1 and creation this week.



Both grades will be working on Raz Kids, journaling, hand-writing, reading groups, and our book reports.



Unit 7, spelling list with highlighted words should be in your child’s take home folder.



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


Social Studies

We will be learning how people move from place to place.


Math 2

We will be learning how to read and write numbers to 1,000, skip counting by 2, 5, 10, and 100, and compare numbers to 1,000.


Math 3

We will be multiplying and dividing by 4, 0, and 1.


Fourth and Fifth Grade News

Field Trip

If you haven’t sent in your money for tomorrow’s field trip, please send it tomorrow. Student should also bring lunches, preferably in disposable bags.



Our memory work is Hebrews 11:1-3. We will continue our review of the stories in Genesis.



Fourth graders will finish  a unit about adding and subtracting large numbers. They should be ready for a test on Wednesday.

Fifth graders have a test over about patterns of ten and rounding on Wednesday.

This will include basic exponent concepts and multiplying and dividing by powers of ten.



We’ll use our new Storyworks magazines and will also be introduced to ReadWorks, an online program.


Social Studies

We’ll wrap up Unit One with a quiz on Friday.



We will continue our unit about our organ systems.  This week, we’ll look at caring for our urinary system and also our organs.



We are writing stories about superheroes.



Lesson 6 this week.

Middle School and High School News

Bible 6/7

This Wednesday, November 1st, the students will be turning in their workbooks for grading.  Please make sure all questions in Unit One are answered!


Students are encouraged to use the next two days before handing in their workbooks to review the material in all parts of Unit One.  November 1st and November 2nd will be computerized testing days of the Unit One material in preparation for the Unit One Final Exam on Wednesday, November 8th and Thursday, November 9th.


6th and 7th Homeroom News

On October 31st -Tuesday we will be joining Mrs. Rachow’s class for a trip to

RMSC.  We’ll leave school at 9a and return in time for the buses.



Skillbuilder: Working on Grammar:Nouns

Spelling: Words from our book-Shiloh

Reading: Focus on Comprehension

Writing: Finding Main ideas & supporting details


Unit on Cells.  Labs using a microscope.



Trade Networks of Africa & Asia

Tradition & Change in Europe

Analyzing Primary Sources


English 10 & 11

The students will begin work on a practice ELA Regents exam.  All work will be done in class.


English 12

We begin reading our next piece of literature, Nathaniel Hawthorn’s The Scarlet Letter.


Music News


Lesson schedule



9:00 Elizabeth, 9:45 Will, 11:15 Andrea, 2:00 Hannah



7:45 Anna, 9:45 Andrew, 2:00 Hunter



7:45 Alex, 9:00 Gage, 11:15 Ella



11:15 Nick & Jonathan, 12:35 leave for Area All-state


Next Monday, Nov. 6

9:00 Eleanor, 9:45 Genevieve, 10:45 Andrea


Music Donations – Due to some very generous donations this past week, we have only FOUR more pieces of music to be donated!  Please consider contact Ms. B this week!!

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:


Junior Band

Fire’s Edge                              $45

Jurassic Park                          $40


Concert Choir

Christmas concert

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen    $50


Children’s Choir

Never Smile at a Crocodile    $25






In-season fruits & vegetables, including 15 varieties of apples, winter

squash, and autumn gourds; also mums, cider, baked goods, salsa,

honey, maple, and local specialty foods from NY small businesses.



Visit our website at www.morgansfarmmarket.com

or our Facebook page for more details


3821 Cory Corners Road (off Route 441) Marion *315-926-0910

Weekdays: 10am-6pm; Saturday:  9am-5pm; Sunday: 10am-5pm