EPCS Basketball

If you get a chance to attend one or more of the EPCS Eagles Basketball Team’s matches, you will witness some great basketball.  Our students are well coached and very talented.  Our basketball at EPCS is fun to watch, filled with good sportsmanship and fast-paced action.  Check out our schedule and c’mon down to cheer on our team!!  Our players will love it!!


EPCS MS/HS Spaghetti/Pasta Dinner

Please mark your calendar for the annual Middle School and High School Fundraiser, the EPCS MS/HS Spaghetti/Pasta Dinner.  The dinner is scheduled for Friday evening, February 16 from 5 pm to 7 pm.  Plan to have dinner at EPCS that evening!  More details will be found in future School Doors.



Monday, January 22, 2018

MAPS Testing Continues


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Faculty Meeting 3 pm – 4 pm

EPCS Basketball Home Game vs HSA—4:30 pm HOME


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

All-School Assembly—8:15 pm


Thursday, January 25, 2018

EPCS Basketball Practice


Friday, January 26, 2018

 EPCS Basketball vs Roch Chr School—4:30 pm HOME


Saturday. January 27, 2018

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


Monday, January 29, 2018

And Beyond

Monday, January 22—Friday, January 26    MAPS Testing

Saturday, February 3                                      Solo Fest

Thursday, February 15                                   EPCS Board Meeting

Friday, February 16                                        MS/HS Spaghetti Dinner

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

Friday, March 9                                              EPCS PD Day—No School

Friday, March 9                                              Select Choir Broadway at EPCS—7:15 pm


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 1/30  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


Part-time Teacher Opening at EPCS

East Pal has a teacher opening for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons—12:30 pm to 2:45 pm.  Responsibilities include monitoring students in several study halls and teaching a non-Regents level Math class—Consumer Math—three periods per week.


If you are interested in this position, please contact Keith Vanderzwan at keith@eastpalmyrachristianschool.com.    I look forward to hearing from you!


Outdoor Clothing

Parents – Please remember that grades preK – 5th grades go outside for morning recess and noon time recess.  These students need proper clothing such as snow pants, hats and water proof gloves in order to be allowed to participate in the snow fun activities!  Even if the weather seems mild for this season, the students get cold when playing with the snow.


Thank you to Mrs. Barron for donating several pairs of gloves and mittens!


New Flag

A Huge Thank you to Stephanie Mercer (our current piano teacher) for obtaining a new American flag for us!  She is a member of the Newark Veterans of Foreign Wars and they have agreed to donate a new one to our school.


Promoting EPCS

The Promotion Committee for EPCS is now offering the EPCS community the option to purchase car magnets and yard signs for spring 2018.   Minimum purchase for both items will be 25. The prices are as follows: $2.00 each for a magnet and $25 each for a yard sign.  The Promotion order will not be submitted unless minimum order numbers are met.  Please contact our front office before February 14th, so that we can determine if there are enough individual orders to submit an overall order from EPCS.


PTA News

The next PTA meeting will be held on Friday, February 2nd 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.


The 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.


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 they collected.  The classroom who raises the most money per student will receive a prize from the PTA.  The prize will be their choice of an ice cream party or a pizza party.  Get busy collecting change at home!


If you have any questions about the Change for Education fundraiser or would like to help your student’s classroom, here are the PTA members who are helping the different classrooms:


Mrs. Maag – Rachel Kuperus

Mrs. Thompson – Melissa Tuccio

Mrs. Szarek – Shelley Morgan

Mrs. Rachow – Patty Teed

Mrs. Price Murray – Colleen Andrews

Mrs. Wise – Donna Edmunds

Mr. V – Cheri Winslow


Basketball News

The team played a great game on Saturday against the Rapids, but suffered their first loss of the season 47-51.  Hopefully the team will fully recover from the illnesses that plagued the team and a coach this past week.  Here is this week’s schedule: 

Tuesday, 1/23, home game vs HSA, 430pm tipoff.

Thursday, 1/25, home game vs RCS, tipoff 4pm.  This is a scrimmage only.

Saturday, 1/27, practice 930-1130am.


Cleaning the School

The Norsen family will be cleaning our school today and tomorrow.  The Kellogg family will be cleaning on Wednesday and Thursday.  The Morgan family will be cleaning our school on Friday.


Next Monday, the 29th, Barron family will be cleaning our school.


Hot Lunch!

The menu for Hot Lunch this week is Chicken Patties, chips, beans, salad, and dessert.  The workers will be Maggie Cosh, Terry DeVries and Colleen Andrew.





The letter of the week is /Jj/ and ABC Books will go home Monday. Show & Tell will be on Friday. We continue to take a look at shapes with patterns and sizes. Continue to work on the memory verse.




We start our first author study this week – Laura Numeroff.



We continue to look at the short vowel sounds and simple CVC word families. Show and Tell will be on Friday. Bring something with a short -i- sound (i.e. kit, bin, fin, ship, clip, etc.)



We start our handwriting books.



We will take our math MAPS test on Tuesday. We also start our next unit on comparing numbers to 10.



We read some stories of Jesus’ ministry with others including the children, Nicodemus and Zacchaeus. Our new memory verse is John 14:6


Social Studies

We finish our unit on work and jobs with talking about money, making choices, and wants/needs.



We investigate the materials glass and plastic.


First Grade News

Please join us for Assembly on Wednesday!  Happy birthdays to Thomas and Andrew!



Beginning of New Testament 



Spelling test for Lesson 24 on Friday.

Thomas’ expert presentation on the Solar system is this week.  



Numbers to 120 and learning about the hundreds chart


Social Studies

Finishing up our unit on 

Spending and saving



Finishing weather

Solar system


Second and Third Grade News

We will be doing MAPS testing Wednesday and Thursday of this week.



We will be studying Genesis 18-21, continuing with Abraham’s story.



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



Unit 16, spelling list with highlighted words should be in your child’s take home folder.



We will continue learning about plant life.


Social Studies

We will be practicing map skills.


Math 2

We will be learning how to rewrite three-digit subtraction, writing number sentences, subtraction across zeros, and repeated addition.


Math 3

We are starting our second book! We are learning about multiples of 10, 6, and 7 and then we will begin dividing by 6 and 7.



Fourth and Fifth Grade News


This week, we’ll learn more about Samson and finish our look at the Judges of Israel. Our memory work is Colossians 3:12-14.



Fourth graders

Will finish their current unit with a look at equations with variables and then will learn about perimeter and area.

Fifth graders reviewing dividing whole numbers.

Both Grades should be practicing their multiplication facts each night.



We’re reading Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan.


Social Studies

We’ll learn about life in colonial New York.



Our unit is “Investigating Light.” If anyone has a prism that you would lend for a demonstration, I’d appreciate it.



Unit 15 this week.


Middle School and High School News

Spanish IB, 2 & 3

Poster assignment – students in these classes will create a collage or design illustrating a talent; something he or she can do.  Students should think about what kinds of skills, habits or discipline is required to demonstrate their particular talent.  The illustration of the idea will be expressed in Spanish words, photos, drawings or other unique media.  This assignment is due January 25th.


Bible 6th/7th

There are Workbook and Quizlet assignments this week on Lesson 7.  The Lesson 6 & 7 test will be on Wednesday, January 31st.



Skillbuilder: How to answer multiple choice

Spelling: History vocabulary

Reading: Focus on Comprehension

Writing: Thematic Essay practice



Viruses, Bacteria, Protoctists and Fungi



Cause & Effect

Thematic Essay Writing

Chapter Test -Thursday-January 25th


English 10/11

Reading assignments are due each day for our new novel, Fahrenheit 451. Study guide questions need to be completed as the students read.


English 12

We finish watching Great Expectations on Tuesday, and begin plans for the senior project.



Music News

Jr. & Sr. High Vocal All county happens this coming weekend at Pal-Mac High School.  Our students will leave after lunch on Friday to go to a 4 hour rehearsal, and then return on Saturday for more rehearsals and a concert.  Congratulations to these students for being chosen for this event: Andrea Malach, Anna Szarek, Elijah Malach, Kate Winslow and Kit Hohenboken.


WCMEA Solo Festival is on Feb. 3 at Williamson High School.  We have 13 music students participating in this event. Parents, you should be hearing daily work on these solos as the day draws near. Ask your musicians to play for you, or offer to quiz them on scales. The more preparation they do, the more positive the whole experience will be.


Mary Poppins, Jr. is our spring show this year, taking the stage on April 27 and 28. This year, all students in grades 4 and up can audition to be in the show, and auditions are taking place next Monday, Jan. 29 after school until about 4:15.  A permission letter will be going home the middle of this week with rehearsal information.



Lesson schedule:



9:00 Hunter, 9:30 Hannah, 11:15 Elizabeth & Bram, 12:35 Eleanor, 2:00 â…ž All county



7:45 Anna, 9:45 Ella, 2:00 Noah Lovell, 2:30 Jonathan & Nick



7:45 Alex, 9:00 Brooke, 9:45 Andrea, 11:15 Andrew



11:15 Gage, 12:45 All county chorus members leave for Pal-Mac.


Next Monday (1/29)

9:00 Eleanor, 9:30 Genevieve, 11:15 Christine, 1:20 Anthony, 2:00 Tommy.