Echo Canyon PTO's Newsletter
November 2021

Arcadia Park Meetup

Craving that in-person connection we've been missing?

Join us for a free event at Arcadia Park, Sunday, November 14th.
2:30 pm
5502 E Osborn Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Let the kids play, enjoy the weather, and connect with other families in our Echo Canyon Community.

Exploration Friday

What is Exploration Friday?
Exploration Friday is a unique program offered at Echo Canyon School (ECS). Exploration Friday enriches the academic atmosphere for our students by exposing them to a variety of workshops that offer hands-on learning opportunities about new and fun topics. Workshops are facilitated by volunteer parents, teachers, and community members. Some workshops offered in the past have included topics ranging from yoga, sports skills, mindfulness, taiko drumming, beekeeping, wood working, and gardening - to cooking, calligraphy, public speaking, leadership, puppeteering, intro to high school, and career exploration, just to name a handful of examples... the topics are diverse and vary each time. We ask volunteers to tap into their special skills, talents, and interests that they would like to share with our students. Exploration Friday did not take place last year due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. However, with a few modifications, we are excited to bring Exploration Friday back to ECS in a manner that promotes the safety of our students, staff, and volunteer presenters.
2021-2022 Exploration Friday Schedule

Session One - January 14th
Session Two - March 11th
Session Three - May 6th
Do you have a talent to share? We are looking for presenters and ask that if you are interested, or know someone that would be, to email or complete the online Volunteer Interest form linked here. It is important that you also begin the formal volunteer application process with SUSD's Human Resources Department as soon as possible. You can apply on SUSD's website:, then alert the school's front office as well as the Exploration Friday team at the email address above.

Winter Shop Fundraiser

Candles, cookies, treats, wrapping paper, and more!

Seller ID: 68000913

Online orders must be placed by November 22.
All proceeds benefit the Echo Canyon PTO which supports ECS programs.
Shop now
Learn more about your teachers and perhaps get some holiday gift-giving ideas.  You can explore the Teacher Interest Inventory here, 

Please know that responses published are only from those teachers who responded to our survey.

New Merch Alert!

We are pleased to continue our tradition of giving all Echo Canyon students a free spirit shirt and this year, it got a fresh new design. Our merchandise committee has also been working behind the scenes to bring you a variety of vinyl stickers! Stay tuned for when those are available for purchase. Here is a sneak peek on our fresh new looks for this year:

Dining for Dollars

The Events Committee is always looking for tasty options in the Arcadia and South Scottsdale neighborhoods. If you know anyone that, or you yourself, own a restaurant and would like to participate, email us at

November 18

MOD Pizza is donating 20% of orders to Echo Canyon School PTO! Take a night off from cooking and join us in eating for a great cause.

MOD Pizza accepts Takeout, Delivery & Pick up orders made online using the promo code GR208558E or in store mentioning Echo Canyon School PTO.
learn more >>

December 16

Our Holiday Party is happening next month O.H.S.O. in Arcadia (Indian School & Arcadia)!
Auction items, raffle prizes, student-made gifts for purchase, plus there are rumors of photo ops with a holiday character!

Plan for a lot of fun!

January 20th

Modern Market joins the lineup with fresh and nutritious options as we enter the new year.

Stay tuned for more details as we get closer.
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