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 29, 2018



Tuesday, January 30, 2018

EPCS Basketball Home Game vs Roch Sch for the Deaf—4:30 pm HOME

EPCS Board Special Meeting



Wednesday, January 31, 2018

All-School Assembly—8:15 pm



Thursday, February 1, 2018

NO EPCS Basketball Practice


Friday, February 2, 2018

EPCS Basketball vs St. Paul—4:30 pm Away


Saturday. February 3, 2018

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


Monday, February 5, 2018

And Beyond


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 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 and Substitutes Openings at EPCS

East Pal has a teacher opening for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoon—12:30 pm to 2:00 pm each afternoon.  Responsibilities include monitoring students in several study halls periods per week.


Also, EPCS is seeking persons willing to be substitute teachers for all grade levels. 


If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Keith Vanderzwan at keith@eastpalmyrachristianschool.com or call our office at 1-315-597-4400.    I look forward to hearing from you!


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


Dutch Dinner

Assistance is needed to co-lead the 2018 Dutch Dinner fundraiser with Linda Kellogg, scheduled this year for Friday, April 13th.  Please communicate your willingness to assist with this effort to Ms. B. in the office or directly with Linda. 


United Way Day of Caring

EPCS has been approved as a work site for United Way Day of Caring on May 10.  If your employer, or someone you know has an employer who has employees participate in this community wide effort please consider spending your time at EPCS.   Our project is currently listed on the Day of Caring site, https://www.uwrochester.org/Serve/Day-Of-Caring/Browse-Projects.  Questions can be directed to dayofcaring@uwrochester.org  or call (585) 242-6495.. Volunteers will be able to sign up for their project from February 21 through May 4.


Basketball News

Congrats to the team for two wins last week against HSA and RCS.  Will Andrew scored 13 points in the game on Tuesday making him the highest scorer for the game against HSA.


Tuesday, 1/30, home game against RSD, tip-off time 4pm.  Come cheer the team on.


NO practice Thursday


Friday, 2/2, away game at St. Paul, 158 East Avenue, Hilton 14468.  Drivers are Mrs. Malach and Coach Andrew.  We will be going out toeat after the game so please send your child with money for dinner.   We will depart the school at 2:45, and students will need to be released by 2:30pm.  


Saturday, 2/3, practice from 9:30-11:30


Cleaning the School

The Barron family will be cleaning our school today.  The Edmunds family will be cleaning on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  The Morgan family will be cleaning our school on Friday.



Hot Lunch!

The menu for Hot Lunch this week will be emailed in a separate notice tomorrow!




Pre-K& K

Our Change for Education will start on Thursday. We have decided to make a goal of $75 dollars for the whole month. We hope to purchase some new apps for our new tablets and some fun math manipulatives and mini readers. More info will be in our upcoming newsletter.



This is letter Kk week, please complete the ABC Books. We move onto a new math unit with measurement. The Bible memory verse is due Wednesday. Show & Tell will be on Friday and we will be doing some fun Groundhog’s Day activities.




We continue with our first author study – 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 -e- sound (i.e. pen, elephant, bed, sled, jet, net.)



We continue in our handwriting books and work with our sight words.



We look at counting groups to compare a number of objects and quantify which has more or fewer and begin simple measurement.



We are learning about the miracles. Our memory verse is John 14:6 and is due Friday.


Social Studies

We learn about Groundhog’s Day this week and start our unit on the Winter Olympics. Look for a fun project that will be going home next week.



We start a unit on investigation God’s nonliving world such as rocks, soil, and water.


First Grade News

Book order will go out on Wednesday!


Please do not spend your coins during the month of February!  Tell your family members too!  Our class wish list is magnifying glasses, outdoor thermometer, new headphones, and a document projector!



The calling of the disciples



Working on adjectives and editing sentences

Spelling lesson 25. Test on Friday



Hundreds charts and vertical addition with one double digit


Social Studies

Review and testing on saving and spending including counting coins



Talking about eclipses and why they happen because of the lunar eclipse on Wednesday morning.


Second and Third Grade News


Our class will be having a guest speaker tomorrow afternoon to talk about currency from different countries.  If you have any foreign currency you would not mind sharing with us please send it with your child tomorrow in a baggie with your child’s name on it.  Also, you are all invited to Wednesday’s assembly where you will treated to a Reader’s Theater presentation of The Tale of the Lazy People put on by the 2nd and 3rd grades.



We will be studying Genesis 21 and 22 where we will finish learning about Abraham.



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



Unit 17, 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 learning about customs.


Math 2

We will be learning about repeated addition with arrays, even or odd numbers, and how to find patterns.


Math 3

We are learning about multiplying by 8 and 9 and dividing by 8 and 9.


Fourth and Fifth Grade News


This week, we’ll learn finish our look at the Judges of Israel. Our memory work is Colossians 3:12-14. We’ll have a practice test on Thursday.



Fourth graders

Will learn about perimeter and area.

Fifth graders are 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’re learning 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 16 this week.


Middle School and High School News

Bible 6th/7th

There are Quizlet assignments this week on Lesson 7.  The Lesson 6 & 7 test will be on Thursday, February 1st.



Skillbuilder: How to answer multiple choice

Spelling: History vocabulary

Reading: Focus on Comprehension

Writing: Thematic Essay practice



Viruses, Bacteria, Protoctists and Fungi  

Fungi test -Tuesday, January 30



Cause & Effect

Thematic Essay Writing

The American Revolution


English 10/11

We finish reading Fahrenheit 451 for Tuesday’s class. Study guide questions need to be completed by then and turned in.


English 12

We have a short in-class poetry project this week involving drama.

Music News

Mary Poppins, Jr. Our first rehearsal is Wednesday after school until 4:15. This will be a read-through/sing-through of the whole show.  Parents: Can someone please volunteer to provide a snack for the kids after school? There will about 20 students to feed. Let me know if you can help. Thank you!


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.



Lesson schedule:



9:00 Bram, 9:30 Hannah, 11:15 Josiah, 12:35 Genevieve, 2:00 Will



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



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



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


Next Monday (2/5)

9:00 Elizabeth, 9:30 Eleanor, 10:45 Christine, 1:20 Anthony, 2:00 Tommy.