EPCHS Select Choir Presents


A Lessons and Carols Service


Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:15 pm in the

EPCS Gymnatorium


Please join us in this meditative celebration of Christ’s birth in song, music, and scripture reading.


A free-will offering will be accepted.


Indoor/Outdoor Shoes


Please be aware that, with the snow a-comin’, students will need an indoor set of shoes, preferably ones that can be used for indoor PE.  (They may already have a pair…)  Students will be asked to take off outdoor shoes/boots at the front door, carry them to their lockers, and change into indoor shoes.  J 


This endeavor keeps our school cleaner.  Thanks for your support!




Monday, December 11, 2017

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

Indoor/Outdoor Shoes  JJ

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Blessed School Day

Boys basketball Practice

EPCS Board Meeting—7 pm


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

All-School Assembly 8:15 am


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Boys Basketball Practice


Friday, December 15, 2017

Report Cards Distributed

EPCHS Select Choir—A Service of Lessons and Carols—7:15 pm


Monday, December 18, 2017

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



And Beyond

Friday, December 22                                      Noon Dismissal

December 23, 2017 – January 1, 2018          Christmas Vacation

Tuesday, January 2, 2018                              School Re-opens        Full Day

Friday, January 12, 2018                                Faculty PD Day—No School

Monday, January 15                                       Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—No School

Tuesday, January 16—Friday, January 26    MAPS Testing

Saturday, February 3                                      Solo Fest

Monday—Friday, February 19—23               Presidents Week—No School



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 will be held on Friday, January 5th at 10:30 am.  If you plan on attending the meeting, it is helpful if you contact Shelley at (mmorgan11@rochester.rr.com or 585-752-9773) or through the PTA Remind App, so that she can notify of any changes that might occur.


Current Fundraiser:  Kidstuff Coupon Books are coming home with your child today! The sale begins today and continues through January 2, 2018.  In the bag, you will find a sample coupon book, an order form (which contains codes for out of town and out of state editions for out of town friends and family!), an envelope, and information for promoting the sale on social media.  These books make great Christmas gifts and our school receives 50% of the profit from selling these books–$12.50 per book!  There are many great coupons inside for family friendly activities, restaurants, and stores.


Please contact Dawn McIntyre at 315-573-2618 or dpmcintyre888@gmail.com if you have any questions about the sale.


All money and orders and unsold books should be turned in to your child’s teacher by January 2.  Orders will be filled first from a supply of books at school and we will order additional copies as needed as well as out of town and state editions. Remember, for every 5 books sold, your family receives a FREE coupon book!  Let’s make this a successful sale for our school!


Christmas Present Ideas: The PTA has a new supply of RADA Kitchen knives and more!  Ask at the front office to see the items currently for sale.  Also, there are Wilhelmina mints from Holland ($2 per box), which make great stocking stuffers!  Finally, do not forget our school’s cookbook which is only $5 and contains many favorite Dutch receipes!


Pickup for Christmas Pie Fundraiser: LEO’S PIES will be available for PICK UP AT DISMISSAL on Wednesday, 12/20.  Please make arrangements to pick you pie up that day.  A sale of 1-2 pies will be/can be sent home with your student on the bus unless you pre-instruct differently.  Larger orders require personal pick up.  Questions can be directed to Shelley Morgan (mmorgan11@rochester.rr.com or 585-752-9773)or Melissa Tuccio (meltuccio@gmail.com or 585-289-7116).  Thank you.


Future Fundraisers:  PTA will be hosting a Bottle Drive to collect pop cans the week AFTER the super bowl.  Please begin saving cans/bottles through the holiday time!  Our school receives 6 cents for each can/bottle turned into the return center.


Please also save your change during this holiday shopping season!  In February, the PTA will be collecting the change for their Change for Education fundraiser.  Each classroom will be presenting the PTA with a “wish list” and the change collected.


Drivers for the Band and Choirs

Please read the article Mrs. Cornwell has in the Music News section and contact her if you are able to be a driver for an important event this week.  Also, please contact Ms. B in the front office if you can be one of our drivers for the singing field trip on Friday, December 22nd.


Campbell’s Labels for Education

This program is ending and the final submission for EPCS will be sent in this week.  Please bring whatever labels you have at home by Wednesday.  Only UPCs with the Labels for Education logo will be accepted and redeemed for points into registered schools’ bank accounts. 


Cash Payments for Tuition or Music

Effective immediately – Please do not put cash payments for Tuition or Music into our payment drop-box.  Instead, cash of payments need to be handed directly to office personnel in exchange for a receipt of the payment. 


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. 


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 http://www.sheppardsoftware.com.


Cleaning the School

The Andrew family will be cleaning our school Monday through Thursday this week. On Friday, the Stenzel family will be cleaning. Next Monday, the Smith family will be cleaning.


Hot Lunch!

The menu for Hot Lunch this week is Sloppy joes, tater tots, veggies, and cookies.  The volunteers are Maggie Cosh, Dottie Holtz, 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 Newstach@aol.com 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 continue learning the Christmas story and memorizing Isaiah 9:6.We will be having Show & Tell on Friday this week with our corresponding letters. We will be having our Christmas party next week. Please refer to the newsletter for more info.


Pre-K Only

Our focus is on the letter Gg this week. ABC Books are due on Friday. We finish numbers 0-10.


Kindergarten Only


Mini-readers will be in folders. We continue with Raz-Kids



Letters are Jj, Vv & Yy as well as short /a/ and /i/



Common and proper nouns.



Unit 5 – Two Dimensional Shapes


Social Studies

The common Christmas symbols for this week are the star, candle and gifts.


First Grade News

Scholastic book order will go in today.


Please keep the first grade students in your prayers because we have had lots of illness.  Thank you.



Reading stories from Daniel 



Continuing with our Reading Street program. Spelling lesson 19 this week.

Students are doing very, very well with their Spelling tests!



Place value


Social Studies

Jobs in your neighborhood 

Wants vs. Needs

Services vs. Goods



Our All About Me books are completed and waiting for Mrs. Thompson to put them together.  We will be starting to investigate changes on Earth.  After Christmas break, I will be asking students to teach us about some of their favorite things, such as moon phases, the Solar System, etc. 



Second and Third Grade News


We will be studying Genesis 12-14, Abram and Sarai in Egypt and Lot’s choice.



Both grades will be working on Raz Kids, journaling, handwriting, and reading groups.



Unit 12, 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 Immigration.


Math 2

We will be starting in Book 2 this week! We will be learning how to add three or four two-digit numbers, making a hundred to add, adding hundreds, and mentally adding 10 or 100.


Math 3

We will be learning about the strategies to get reasonable answers and to estimate or exact answers. We will also be learning how to subtract mentally and how to estimate differences.


Fourth and Fifth Grade News


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



Fourth graders are learning about multi-digit multiplication and division.

Fifth graders will finish a unit about expressions and order of operations and start a unit about multiplying whole numbers.

Both Grades should be practicing their multiplication facts each night.



We will finish our literature circle books this week.


Social Studies

We’ll continue learning about some of the European Explorers.



We’re continuing a unit about living things. This week, we’ll learn about pond communities and ecosystems.



Lesson 11.

Middle School and High School News

Bible 6/7

Each student needs to prepare a Quizlet study set for Wednesday this week.  Students are encouraged to work with the Flashcards and Matching exercises using their study set to prepare for Wednesday’s class Quizlet competition.  We will continue this week to work on Lesson 6 in the workbooks along with working on our Assembly presentation for January.



Skillbuilder: Working in Vocabulary Books

Spelling: vocabulary books

Reading: Focus on Comprehension

Writing: Paragraphs & Essays



Animal Classification Project due December 20th



Writing Thematic Essays

Review for Unit Test

Unit Test on Tuesday-December 19th


English 10 & 11

Chapters 14 &15 of The Scarlet Letter are due on Tuesday, along with study guide pages 18 & 19. Chapters 16 & 17 are for Wednesday, 18 & 19 for Thursday, and 20 for Friday. Please keep up with the readings so we can have meaningful discussions.  There will be quizzes each day.


English 12

We continue in our new novel, Great Expectations, with daily reading assignments and a study guide.


Music News

Lesson schedule



9:00 Eleanor, 9:30 Andrea, 11:15 Ella, 2:00 Brooke



7:45 Anna, 12:40 Band travels to Adult Day Health program



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



12:35 Jonathan & Nick, 2:00 Gage


Next Monday, Dec. 18

9:45 Eleanor, 10:45 Will



Band trip

Our band and jazz band travel to the Adult Day Health Program near Newark Hospital this Wednesday afternoon.  We leave at 12:40, and return by 2:00.  We still need drivers for equipment and students.  Please contact Mrs. Cornwell if you can drive. Thank you!