As another school year comes to a close, here is an update of some from the ECS PTO:

Box Tops

Congratulations to the second grade class on winning the year-long Box Top Contest this year! They brought in $216.20! 

They enjoyed a refreshing popsicle treat. Together as a school, ECS collected $1,094 throughout the year!

Please save your Box Tops over the summer, as the PTO will hold a contest when we return to school in the fall.  Please be sure to watch for expiration dates, there will be some that expire at the end of June and August. You can always send your Box Tops in to the elementary office or drop them off at the Great Valley Post Office.  Also check out for sweepstakes and other ways to help the PTO earn extra money for the students.

Field Day

Field Day was held on Tuesday, June 19 at 8:30 a.m.— it was a breezy sunny day! Gray ECS Field Day shirts were worn by students, staff and volunteers.  These shirts were made possible by the following sponsors- ECS PTO, JD Northrup Construction, Weed Ross Agency, Moss Construction, Ellicottville Aquatics, Chris Bishop Contracting, J&P Curtis Construction, Holimont, Dineen Painting, Dina’s, Ellicottville Teachers Association, VanDyke Agency, Holiday Valley, Villaggio, St. Paul’s Ellicottville-The Family Church, Ellen Fenton and M&T Bank.  Thank you to each and every business for being a sponsor, with your help we were able to provide each student with their own Field Day t-shirt.


Congratulations to Mrs. Moore’s fifth grade class on winning this year’s PTO Tab Contest!  They were able to enjoy a nice treat of ice cream sandwiches.  Thank you to all of the crew at Central Station in Salamanca (Jake Link, Mike Link, Guy Nash, Vickie Waite, Billie Jo Andrews, Jason Rickert and customers), the Ellicottville American Legion and other local businesses for donating their tabs to our students.  Please continue to save your tabs from cans over the summer as well.  Tabs can come from any aluminum cans such as pop, water, pet food, soup cans, etc.  We will hold a contest next spring to donate the tabs to WPIG radio station. They donate the money from the tabs to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.