Indoor/Outdoor Shoes

Please be aware that beginning on Monday, November 13, students will need an indoor set of shoes, preferably ones that can be used for indoor PE.  Students will be asked to take off outdoor shoes/boots at the front door, carry them to their lockers, and change into indoor shoes.  This endeavor keeps our school cleaner.  Thanks for your support!



Monday, November 6, 2017

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


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A Blessed School Day


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Assembly—8:15 am

Hot Lunch


Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Blessed School Day


Friday, November 10, 2017

Veterans Day Observed—No School



Monday, November 13, 2017

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

Indoor/Outdoor Shoes  JJ



And Beyond

Thursday, November 16                                 EPCS School Board Meeting 7 pm

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

The next PTA meeting will be held on Friday, December 8th at 10:30 am.  If you plan on attending the meeting, it is helpful if you contact Shelley at ( or 585-752-9773) or through the PTA Remind App, so that she can notify of any changes that might occur.


Thanksgiving Apple Pie Fundraiser details: The PTA is selling homemade apple pies (pie comes in frozen, unbaked state). These pies have a Thanksgiving delivery date (November 16th and 17th). The proceeds will be put toward a fund for a new EPCS website.  Order sheets were sent home in the Leo’s Fundraiser packet last Friday.  Only 50 pies will be sold and all orders and payments need to be turned into the front office by Thursday, November 9th!  Ms. B will send out an email if 50 pies end up being ordered before the Thursday deadline.


Christmas Fundraiser details:  The PTA sent out to each family last Friday a packet containing flyers and order forms for their Christmas fundraiser.  This fundraiser features Leo’s Pies from East Rochester along with Cheesecake and Coffee from two other Upstate NY family companies.  Please return your order sheets along with the money for the orders to the front office by Wednesday, November 15th.  This will allow the PTA to have everything tallied and turned into Leo’s by the deadline date listed on the information flyer.  All items will be ready for pickup at EPCS on Wednesday, December 20th.


Upcoming Fundraiser after Thanksgiving vacation:  Our school will be selling valuable, family-friendly KidStuff Coupon Books filled with hundreds of national, regional and local coupons for all ages!  Books are $25 and we earn 50% profit! Your family will earn 1 FREE book worth $25 for every 5 books you sell!  More details in the next Through Our School Door newsletter.



Cleaning the School

Today, the Edmunds family will be cleaning our school.  Tuesday will be the Wiley family, Wednesday will be the Barron family and the Bost family will be cleaning on Thursday.  We are closed on Friday. Next Monday, the Edmunds family will be cleaning again.


If you have not signed up for your cleaning days yet, there are four dates in November available.  Those dates are:  Wednesday, the 15th/ Thursday, the 16th/ Monday, the 20th/ and Thursday, the 30th.  Contact our front office if you are interested in any of those dates.



Hot Lunch!

The Hot lunch menu this week is Hot Meatball Subs, beans, salad, and pudding. Our Hot Lunch volunteers will be Maggie Cosh, Dottie Holtz and Donna Edmunds.



No Pizza Lunch

Pizza will not be served this week.



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 tomorrow – 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!

The net amount received from the 2017 Harvest Festival & Auction is











This week is all about the letter Cc. Complete page Cc and bring show & tell on Wednesday. We continue learning our numbers too.




Mini-readers will be in folders only once this week. Read and return promptly. We also learn about the Native American tribes and how they were similar and differed from one another.



Letters are Ll & Nn. Show & Tell is on Wednesday. Bring only one item that has one of these sounds.



Unit 3 – classifying objects with sorting and grouping.



We continue with Moses and study the 10 Commandments. Our new memory verse is Proverbs 3:5-6.


Social Studies

Our unit is on transportation.



We continue to learn about taking care of our bodies.



First Grade News

Scholastic was sent home but is not due till November 22.  Books make great Christmas presents! 

Please continue using flash cards to practice addition facts!



Ruth and Noami

Saul and Samuel



People in our community

Community in nature 



Addition strategies

Using doubles as an addition strategy 


Social Studies 

People in history who helped build compassionate communities


Life cycles



Second and Third Grade News


We are learning about Adam and Eve, the fall into sin, and Cain and Abel.



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



Unit 8, spelling list with highlighted words should be in your child’s take home folder. I may give the test next Monday instead of Thursday due to the shortened week.



We will be learning about the CIrculatory System.


Social Studies

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


Math 2

We will be learning how to take apart tens to add and how to regroup ones as tens..


Math 3

We will be learning how to divide 0 and 1, place value through thousands, and comparing numbers.



Fourth and Fifth Grade News

Field Trip

Thanks to all of our drivers for our RMSC trip.  We learned a great deal about the Haudenosaunee and had fun, too.



Our memory work is Hebrews 11:1-3. We will review the stories about Joshua.


Fourth graders are learning about metric measurement.

Fifth graders are learning about working with metric measurements and conversions within the metric system.



We’ll read some stories from the Oct. Storyworks magazines and will also work with ReadWorks, an online program.


Social Studies

We’re starting a study of New York Long Ago.





We will continue our unit about our organ systems.  This week, we’ll look at preventing injury to our organs and organ donations.  We should be ready for a test early next week.



We are writing stories about superheroes.



Lesson 7 this week.

Middle School and High School News

Bible 6/7

This week we will be completing Lesson One’s chart in the Route 66 workbook and using computerized team quizzes to prepare for the Unit One Final Exam on Wednesday, November 29th and Thursday, November 30th.



Skillbuilder: Working in Vocabulary Books

Spelling: Science words

Reading: Focus on Comprehension

Writing: Finding Main ideas & supporting details



Unit Test on Cells this Wednesday. .  Labs using a microscope.



Trade Networks of Africa & Asia

Tradition & Change in Europe

Analyzing Primary Sources

Thematic Essays


English 10 & 11

The text based argument essay from the ELA Regents exam is due on Tuesday.  There is one more essay for that exam, and then we will begin work on our next novel.


English 12

Continue reading The Great Gatsby and answering the questions in the study guide.



Music News


Lesson schedule



9:00 Will, 9:45 Andrew, 11:15 Hunter, 2:00 Hannah



7:45 Anna, 9:30 Brooke, 10:00 Ella, 2:00 Bram


7:45 Alex, 9:00 Nick & Jonathan, 9:45 Andrea, 11:15 Gage.



No School


Next Monday, Nov. 13

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


Music Donations – Due to some very generous donations recently, we have only FOUR more pieces of music to be donated!  Please consider showing your thankfulness by donating one of the pieces listed below…

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.



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

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