EPCS MS/HS Pasta Dinner

This yummy fundraising dinner is scheduled for Friday evening, February 16th, from 5 pm to 7 pm. See our school Facebook page for more details – share the posting on your Facebook page!

Reservations can be made on our website or through one of our 7th to 12th grade students. https://www.eastpalmyrachristianschool.com/product/pasta-dinner/

Upcoming Calendar Events:

Pasta Dinner Tickets

Click here to purchase your pasta dinner tickets. Check out online and pay via credit card, or cash/check when you arrive.

Check our full Events Calendar for more upcoming events

EPCS Eagles Basketball Schedule 2018














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NOTE: Practice every Saturday from 9:30-11:30

Part-time Teacher and Substitutes Openings at EPCS


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

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


Middle School/High School Pasta Dinner

The EPCS Middle School and High School Pasta Dinner will be held Friday, February 16, 2018. There is a flyer attached to this newsletter and one posted to the East Palmyra Christian School Facebook page. If you have a Facebook page, please “Share” the posting about this dinner.

All 7th to 12th grade students should be working on filling up their reservations sheets or encouraging folks to make reservations online (there is a space on the reservation page where the person ordering the ticket can give credit to a student for the “sale”). The link for the user friendly page on our new website is https://www.eastpalmyrachristianschool.com/product/pasta-dinner/. These funds will help with the cost of the Spruce Lake trip and the NYC trip.

Do you want to help out? Contact Michelle Malach at mrsmack@hotmail.com or 585.507.0870 if you are interested in donating food or paper products. If you are donating paper products, they can be left in the kitchen. There will be a box on the counter labeled pasta dinner. Please put refrigerated items in the storage room fridge.

If you have already agreed to make an item with hamburger, it will be available to pick up at the school after this Wednesday, February 7th.

If you or your student need to sign up to work the night of the dinner, please contact Donna Edmunds regarding the cooking, serving and clean-up schedule. Her contact information is Dedmunds82@yahoo.com or 315.332.8919.


New website – Check it out!


One of our EPCS parents, Jeffrey Norsen, has designed a new website for East Palmyra Christian School. You will find it at the same web address – eastpal.staging.wpengine.com. (If you’re reading this on the website, you are already here). Over the next couple weeks, Ms. B will be directing folks to some of the items available on the website instead of sending out paperwork. This week’s important item is making your Pasta Dinner reservations through the website. Reservations can be paid through the website or the option can be selected to pay “at the door”. Credit to a particular student for “selling” the reservation can also be made online – look for the last question on the reservation page. It is easy to use and it will organize all the information for our cashiers and financial person. The link for the user friendly page on our new website is https://www.eastpalmyrachristianschool.com/product/pasta-dinner/.

Also please note that tuition payments are no longer made on the website, but directly through the Quickbook invoices which are sent to parents/guardians. If you need more information about making your payments through the Quickbook invoices, please email EPCSfinancial@rochester.rr.com.


Young Artist Festival

The Young Artist’s Festival is coming! There will be more details given next week, but for now, please encourage your student to start thinking about an art/craft project to enter in the art exhibit and a performance piece for the concert. We’ll also need many parent/community helpers to lead or help with art classes on Friday, Mar. 23.

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. So far, there are only four magnets ordered. If you are interested, please contact the front office as soon as possible!


PTA News

The PTA will be hosting a Can & Bottle Drive this week. For your convenience, there is a wooden 20 bushel bin located at the outside southeast corner of the EPCS building where you can drop your bags of bottles and cans for this collection. Together we CAN make a difference!

Change for Education fundraiser is happening now! 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 bringing your change into school!

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

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 on their two wins last week. The final score for Tuesday’s game against RSD was 40-33, and we also won against St. Paul 40-26.

Today, Monday, 2/5, 4pm tipoff, away game at RSD, 1545 St. Paul Street, Rochester 14621. Please text me to let me know if you plan on attending 585-507-0870. Players need to be excused at 2:30pm for 2:45 departure. Drivers are Mrs. Charleton, Coach Andrew and Mrs. Malach.

Thursday, 2/8, 4pm tip off, home game against Rapids. We hope to see you on the side lines cheering us on.

Saturday, 2/10, 10am tip off, rescheduled home game against Rapids. Please be there by 9am to help set up and warm up.

Cleaning the School

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

Hot Lunch!

The Hot Lunch menu this week consists of French toast, sausage, and fruit. Servers will be Carrie Billings, Colleen Andrew, and Michelle Malach.

Pre-K & K

Please continue to bring in your spare/extra change for our collection jar for Change for Education. Our new Bible memory verse is John 3:16. Scholastic forms will go home Monday too and orders will be due 2-15.


This is letter Ll week, please complete the ABC Books. We also continue with our measurement unit. Show & Tell will be on Friday.


We move onto our next author study, Eric Carle. Please continue the reading challenge in folders as well!

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 -o- sound (i.e. pot, robot, top, etc.)
We continue in our handwriting books and work with our sight words.

We continue our measurement unit with comparing linking cubes for length and weight.

We continue learning about the miracles and parables.

Social Studies
We start a new mini-unit on the Winter Olympics. We are combining our efforts with the 1st grade class to do research on the olympic sports.

We continue our unit on God’s nonliving world by looking at different landforms and bodies of water. We also look at the sky, sun, moon and stars.

First Grade News

We have so much happening at school!! The first grade is teaming up with the kindergarten students to learn and report on Olympic events! And we have Valentine’s Day and the 100th Day of School on the same day!! Our students have decided to have an Ice cream party. Please have your student bring 100 of something to share for an Ice cream topping! We brainstormed suggestions like Reeses Pieces, M&Ms, Valentine Candies, etc.

Speaking of ice cream parties…please remind your first graders to bring in their change to add to our Change for Education container. The prize to the classroom who raises the most money per student in their room will win from our PTA either an ice cream party or a pizza party!!

Miracles of Jesus
Calling of the Disciples

Reading groups and Raz kids
Learning ABC order and Synonyms
Spelling lesson 26

Place value and adding two digit to one digit numbers

Social Studies
Earth and it’s resources
Olympics project

Weather and seasons

Second and Third Grade News

Thank you for sharing your foreign currency with our class and thank you to Mr. Marsille who gave an excellent presentation of money around the world.
Please remember “Change for Education” as our class is saving up for our wish list.

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

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

Unit 18 which is a review of units 13-17, spelling list with highlighted words should be in your child’s take home folder.

We will continue learning about biomes.

Social Studies
We will be learning about how the earth is divided into hemispheres.

Math 2
We will be learning about sums of equal numbers and area, and then we will begin a new unit comparing customary and metric lengths.

Math 3
We are learning about how to organize word problems into lists, multiplying and dividing 11 and 12 and then learning how to take apart numbers to multiply.

Fourth and Fifth Grade News

Valentine’s Day Party
We will have a small party at the end of the day next Wednesday (Feb.14.) Students are welcome to bring snacks/drinks to share. If they choose to bring individual valentines, they should include all classmates, including Christine and Tommy.

We’ll be learning about the story of Ruth. Our memory work is Ruth 1:16-17.

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 17 this week.

Middle School and High School News

Bible 6th/7th
The Lesson 6 & 7 test will be on Wednesday, February 7th. Thursday’s class will be concentrating on the Lesson 8 section in the workbooks.

Our class is excited to see our change jar grow! Thank you to all who have contributed so far.
Students are willing to do chores for change.

Skillbuilder:Multiple choice: Picking out words
Spelling: History vocabulary
Reading: Focus on Comprehension
Writing: Thematic Essay practice

The Human Body:
Organization, Nutrition & Digestion

The American Revolution Test is on Tuesday-2/6

English 10/11
We have been working on a large mural illustrating the themes of Fahrenheit 451. We complete that work this week and begin another practice Regents exam.

English 12

We will do photos of our characters on Monday and film our dramaticized poem on Wednesday.

Music News

Mary Poppins, Jr. Our rehearsals this week are on Tuesday and Wednesday until 4:30. Parents: Thank you to Mrs. Edmunds and Mrs. Peck for providing snacks last week. Would anyone else like to 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 – Congratulations to all of our musicians who participated in the festival on Saturday. You really went the extra mile, and your work paid off with great scores and comments.

Lesson schedule:

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

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

7:45 Alex, 9:00 Gage, 9:45 Ella, 11:15 Hunter

11:15 Andrea, 12:35 Jonathan & Nick, 2:00 Brooke

Next Monday (2/12)
9:00 Eleanor, 9:30 Gage, 10:45 Christine, 1:20 Anthony, 2:00 Tommy.