I pray your Thanksgiving was a wonderful one and that the break was restful and relaxing!  We praise God for God’s gifts to us all!!


EPCS Christmas Program

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the EPCS Christmas Program on Friday evening, December 8, at 7:15 pm.  School choirs and bands will be singing and playing in celebration of Christ’s birth.  We hope to see you there!!


This Week’s Calendar

Monday, November 27, 2017

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

Indoor/Outdoor Shoes  JJ

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A Blessed School Day

Basketball Team Practice


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Hot Lunch


Thursday, November 30, 2017

 Basketball Team Practice


Friday, December 1, 2017

Pizza Sale for Lunch

End of Trimester 1


Monday, December 4, 2017

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


And Beyond:

Friday, December 8                                        EPCS Christmas Concert—7:15 pm

Friday, December 15                                      Report Cards

Friday, December 15                                      EPCHS Lessons and Carols—7:15 pm

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.


Newark School Nurse Visit

Next week – on Tuesday, December 5th, Lisa Williams, one of the school nurses at Newark Central Schools will be visiting our school in the morning to perform vision tests, hearing tests, and scoliosis tests for those students who did not hand in a physical to our front office for this school year and for the students who did not have these tests marked off on the physical they did turn in.


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.


Upcoming Fundraiser:  Our school will be selling KidStuff Coupon Books starting Monday, December 11th (this is a new date).  Books are $25 and we earn 50% profit! Your family will earn 1 FREE book worth $25 for every 5 books you sell!  You can check out what coupons the coupon books contain at


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 March 10th
Contact Leah Talbot at (585) 451-6176 for more information


Basketball News

Practices will continue on the Tuesday & Thursday (3:30 – 5pm), and Saturday (9:30 – 11:30am) 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. 


Ring found in bathroom

A ring was found in the bathroom last Tuesday.  If it is your ring, please contact the front office.


Geography Bee

The Geography Bee is coming!  This competition is for grades 5-8, although other grades and parents may come to watch.  The preliminary rounds will be held the week before Christmas break. The tentative date is the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 21.  Students are encouraged to practice at home as well as in class.  A good website for practice is


Cleaning the School

Today and tomorrow the Smith family will be cleaning our school.  Wednesday will be the Wiley family. Thursday will be the Edmunds family and Friday is the Stenzel family. Next Monday, the Malach family will be cleaning.

Hot Lunch!

The menu for Hot Lunch this week is Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Applesauce and Ice Cream cups….plus there will be Chocolate Milk!  The volunteers are Patty Teed, Maggie Cosh and Donna Edmunds.


Auction News

The final step for this year is to deliver Thank You notes to the businesses and neighbors who donated. Please look through the file box on the front bench and find some that you can deliver with a smile instead of a stamp J.  


There are still some unsold gift certificates from Silent Auction. Please contact Becky at 858-349-3642 or if you’d like to make an offer or have any questions.


– 4 Admission Passes to Smith Opera in Geneva, plus concession coupons/ $36 value.

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

– $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. (1 available)

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

– 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.

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




Pre-K & K

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. We will be starting right in on our Christmas lessons starting with King David and memorizing Isaiah 9:6.We will be having our Show & Tell on Friday this week with our corresponding letters.


We will be decorating our room and hallway this week and next, so look for our monthly project and December newsletter to go home later this week. Please start providing your child with the appropriate outside winter gear beginning Wednesday!


Pre-K Only

Our focus is on the letter Ee this week. ABC Books are due on Friday. We also continue with our numbers 0-10.


Kindergarten Only


Mini-readers will be in folders starting Tuesday. Continue to read and return promptly.



Letters are Ss, Ww & Kk as well as short /a/



Unit 4 – Position



We begin with learning about David and his family tree. We also begin celebrating Advent. Our memory verse is Isaiah 9:6 due on December 8th.


Social Studies

We take a look at how children from across the world celebrate Christmas for the month of December. We learn about common Christmas symbols such as the candy cane, the wreath, the star and the evergreen.


First Grade News

A few changes this week! Especially Spelling homework! Also, I will be sending home a new Scholastic.  I wish I had this one earlier!! The title of this order form is Virtues! Check it out!



King Solomon



Unit 3 Changes in Nature



Lesson 7 – students will be doing the Spelling book pages in school and practicing their words everyday at home for a test on Friday




Keep practicing addition flash cards at home


Social Studies

How our World changed when Jesus came!



Using some of our time to finish our

All about Me books.


Second and Third Grade News


We are continuing our study on Noah.



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



Unit 10, spelling list with highlighted words should be in your child’s take home folder.



We will be reviewing the Circulatory system.


Social Studies

We will be learning about new customs.


Math 2

We will be learning how to take out tens to subtract, regrouping tens as ones, and subtracting from two-digit numbers.


Math 3

We will be learning about patterns in the addition table, adding mentally, and how to estimate sums.


Fourth and Fifth Grade News


Our new memory work is Psalm 135:13-18.  Our unit is about the Book of Judges.



Fourth graders are learning about metric measurement. They should finish mid-week and will start a unit about multi-digit multiplication and division.

Fifth graders will start a new unit about expressions and order of operations.



We will continue literature circle books this week.


Social Studies

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



We’re continuing a unit about living things.



Lesson 9


Middle School and High School News

Bible 6/7

The Unit One Final Exam is on Wednesday and Thursday this week.  It is a major percentage of the First Trimester grade.



Skillbuilder: Working in Vocabulary Books

Spelling: Social Studies words

Reading: Focus on Comprehension

Writing: Making claims & finding evidence



Taxonomy & Classification of Living Things



The Constitution & Bill of Rights

Analyzing Primary Sources

Writing Thematic Essays


English 10 & 11

Chapter 4 of The Scarlet Letter is due on Tuesday.  The students are responsible for reading a chapter a day and working in the study guide.


English 12

This week the students have a creative writing assignment.  Class time will be given, but some time outside of class may be necessary. We begin our new novel, Great Expectations, next week.


Music News

Lesson schedule



9:45 Brooke, 11:15 Will, 2:00 Ella



7:45 Anna, 2:00 Elizabeth



7:45 Alex, 9:00 Andrea, 9:45 Bram, 11:15 Genevieve



7:45 Hannah, 12:35 Jonathan & Nick, 2:00 Gage


Next Monday, Dec. 4

9:00 Will, 9:45 Andrew, 10:45 Hunter


Solo festival letters have gone out to instrumental music students in the second year of playing or higher.  Please return the letter with the registration fee by Friday if possible. The earlier we register, the better choice of playing times we get. Thanks!


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:

Junior Band

Fire’s Edge                              $45

Jurassic Park                          $40

Concert Choir

Christmas concert

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen    $50