Welcome Back!!

I pray your break was restful, and celebrations were happy and meaningful.  May the season of Christmas, the birth of the Christ-child, give us joy and peace!



Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year’s Day—No School

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A Blessed School Day

EPCS Basketball Match with St. Paul Lutheran—4:30 HOME


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

All-School Assembly 8:15 am


Thursday, January 4, 2018

EPCS Basketball Match at Roch School for the Deaf—4 pm AWAY


Friday, January 5, 2018


Saturday. January 6, 2018

EPCS Basketball Practice—9:30 am – 11:30 am



Monday, January 8, 2018

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


And Beyond


Tuesday, January 9                                        EPCS Board Meeting 7 pm

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.


EPCS Eagles Basketball Schedule 2018


Tuesday 1/2 EPCS St. Paul 4:30 pm
Thursday ¼ RSD EPCS 4:30 pm
Tuesday 1/9 Bye  EPCS 4:30pm
Thursday 1/11 Destiny  EPCS 4:30pm
Tuesday 1/16 RAP1  EPCS 4pm
Thursday 1/18  EPCS RAP2 4:30pm
Tuesday 1/23  EPCS HSA 4:30pm
Thursday 1/25 Bye  EPCS 4:30pm
Friday 1/26  EPCS RCS 4:30pm
Tuesday 1/30  EPCS RSD 4:30pm
Friday 2/2 St. Paul  EPCS 4:30pm
Tuesday 2/6  EPCS Destiny 4:30pm
Friday 2/8  EPCS RAP1 4pm
Thursday 2/15 HSA  EPCS 5pm
NOTE: Practice every Saturday from 9:30-11:30



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:  Today marks the end of the Kidstuff Coupon Book Sale. Please turn in all of your money for sold books and unsold books to your teacher by Friday, January 5 at the very latest. Please direct any questions you have about the sale to Dawn McIntyre (dpmcintyre888@gmail.com). 


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.


Basketball News

Tuesday, 1/2, 4:30pm — Home game against St. Paul.  Come cheer us on for our first game.


Thursday, 1/4, 4:30pm — Away game against Rochester School for the Deaf, 1545 Saint Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14621; Drivers are Mrs. Malach and Coach Andrew


Saturday, 1/6, 9:30-11:30am Practice


Financial Coordinator Position

Dear parents, staff and friends of East Palmyra Christian School,


Please note that there has been a staffing change in our school office. Effective November 30th, Melissa Tuccio, our School Financial Coordinator has resigned to seek other employment opportunities. While Melissa continues to volunteer as a member of the school finance committee  and with other responsibilities, she will no longer be a point of contact regarding Financial issues. All Financial inquiries should be directed to the finance committee through Ms. B,  at the school office. 


The school board is actively reviewing resumes for Melissa’s replacement, and would anticipate having the position filled in the near future. 


Thank you in advance for your patience during this time of transition.




The Finance Committee


Cleaning the School

The Stoep family will be cleaning our school today & Wednesday.  The Barron family will be cleaning on Thursday.  The Caraballo/Landrau family will be cleaning our school on Friday.


Next Monday, the Norsen family will be cleaning our school.


Hot Lunch!

The menu for Hot Lunch this week is Chicken and biscuits, fruit and dessert.  Workers are Esther Hutt, Carrie Billings, and Michelle Malach.



Pre-K & K

Happy New Year and welcome back! We will be doing some review this week.


Pre-K Only

We review letters A-G and introduce the letters for the month. We also review numbers 0-10. The ABC books will not go home. Show & Tell will be on Friday – pick your favorite letter for A-G.


Kindergarten Only


Mini-readers will be in folders only once this week.



We review all the consonant letters this week. We also look at double consonants ‘ff’, ‘ll’, ‘ss’, & ‘zz’. Show & Tell is on Friday – pick your favorite consonant.



We continue to learn about verbs and continue writing using the lines correctly.



We start Unit 12 – Analyzing 2D and 3D shapes. We start with shapes in patterns and position.



We talk about Jesus as a young boy and the story of him in the temple.


Social Studies

We will start a new unit on Work. We talk about jobs, needs and wants, and money.



We begin investigating materials in our world. We start with looking at wood, metal, rubber, and leather.


First Grade News


Starting New Testament 



Spelling Lesson 21.

Andrew, Arizona, Thomas, Atlas, and Sydney have 10 Spelling words to practice.  Other students will practice 6.



Place value


Social Studies

Wants and Needs

Spending and Saving



Investigating changes in weather


Second and Third Grade News


We will be studying Genesis 16-18, Hagar, Ishmael, and the three visitors are some of what we will be learning about.



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



Unit 13, spelling list with highlighted words should be in your child’s take home folder.



We will be begin our next unit.


Social Studies

We will finish reading the book, “Who is Malala Yousafzai?” who became an immigrant for political reasons.


Math 2

We will be learning how to add three digit numbers and how to rewrite three digit addition.


Math 3

We will be learning how to subtract across zeros and then will start a new unit where we will estimate and measure capacity.

Fourth and Fifth Grade News

Thank You

Thanks to all of the wonderful, supportive community members for the many gifts, treats, meals and just plain encouragement over this Christmas season.  You make EPCS an amazing place to serve.



This week, we’ll finish our Gideon study and will learn about Abimelech. Our new memory work will be Colossians 3:12-14.



Fourth graders are learning about patterns and sequences.

Fifth graders reviewing multiplying whole numbers. They should be ready for a test on Friday.

Both Grades should be practicing their multiplication facts each night.



We’ll reads some selections in our Storyworks magazine this week.


Social Studies

We’ll continue learning about some of the European Explorers. This week, we’ll focus on the Dutch.



We’re continuing a unit about living things.This week, we’ll learn about how the parts of an ecosystem interact.



Lesson 13.


General Section

The Geography Bee

Congratulations to our finalists: William Andrews, Elijah Malach, Eleanor Bell, Hunter Charleton, Elizabeth Parker, Anna Szarek, Andrea Malach, and Noah Kellogg.


The final rounds will be held during our normal assembly time on Jan. 10. Parents/community members are welcome to attend.


 A good website for practice is http://www.sheppardsoftware.com.

Middle School and High School News

Bible 6/7

We will be reviewing the homework and putting together our Assembly presentation.  Our presentation has been moved to the 17th so that the Geography Bee can be held on the 10th.


– Mrs. Price Murray


Skillbuilder: Enduring Understanding —How to find the Big Idea

Spelling: History vocabulary

Reading: Focus on Comprehension

Writing: Focus on Expository Essay



Viruses, Bacteria, Protoctists and Fungi



Review for Unit Test-Tuesday (2) & Thursday (4)

Unit Test -Friday, January 5th


English 10/11

We will work in our Growth Mindset packets to start the week, and then do some writing exercises before we begin our next novel, Fahrenheit 451.


English 12

Read through chapter 42 for Tuesday, and two-three chapters each night after that, up through 50 by Friday.


Music News


A Huge Thank You for all of the wonderful gifts the students presented me with before break. My family and I are so grateful for the gift cards, candy, cookies, pesto, lotion, and many other things you were so generous to give me.  Happy New Year to you all!  (Mrs. Cornwell)



Lesson schedule



 9:00 Andrea,  9:30 Hannah, 11:15 Genevieve,  12:35 Eleanor, 2:00 Ella



7:45 Anna, 9:45 Brooke, 2:00 Noah Lovell



7:45 Alex, 9:00 Will,  9:45 Bram & Elizabeth, 11:15 Anthony



11:15 Hunter, 12:35 Jonathan & Nick, 2:00 Gage


Next Monday (1/08)

9:00 Eleanor, 9:45 Andrew, 10:45 Christine, 1:20 Anthony, 1:50 Tommy