Welcome to the PEC Community!

We have a special sense of community at PEC, and it is the result of diverse and dynamic people– teachers, staff, students, and parents– coming together. Whether you are new to PEC or just need a refresher, see below for key information to support you and your child’s success at the school. 


  • Paul Ecke Central is one of the Encinitas Union School District Elementary Schools.
  • School days are from 8:00am-2:20 Monday through Thursday, and 8:00am-12:45pm on Fridays. Check the EUSD school calendar for the full year of holidays and school breaks HERE
  • PEC has kindergarten through 6th grade classes, and offers Dual Language Immersion (DLI). Get more information on DLI HERE.


  • Sign up for the Weekly Splash (in the box above) or go the NEWS page for links to the Weekly Splash in English and Spanish (school year only).
  • Attend PTA meetings ( See Calendar )
  • Follow us on Instagram and Facebook. 
PARTICIPATE IN OUR FUNDRAISERS: Fundraising is a vital component of the PTA, as many of our programs are not supported by public funding. Art, Science, Garden Lab, PE, and Music cost more than $250 per student, per year and are funded by PTA. View our GIVE TO PEC Page to learn how to get involved in raising money to support these special programs and more at our school.

VOLUNTEER: Get involved in your child’s education by volunteering at school for in-class and out-of-school time activities. Share your ideas and expertise, join a committee, write a grant, and participate in fundraising efforts. Any skills you have can be used to benefit out school. And, just an hour of your time can make difference for our children. Learn more about our PEC Committees.

JOIN THE PTA: The PTA partners with the principal, teachers, and staff to support educational and social programs. The PTA raises money, organizes events, and helps improve the general well-being of our school. The PTA is also, itself, a diverse group of people…. so, join us! Signing up is easy – JOIN TODAY

Top Ten Reasons to Join PTA

  1. Free Food – Food is provided at every PTA General Meeting – come around 5:45PM to grab dinner with your family
  2. Free childcare – Childcare is provided at every PTA General Meeting
  3. Meet Your Friendly PEC PTA Team – Provide input, feedback, or just say “Hello.”
  4. Ice Cream – Get a Baskin Robbins coupon for a free ice cream cone.
  5. Feel Connected – Get a chance to meet with new principal Wes Sechrest, the teachers, and other PEC families at the PTA General Meetings.
  6. Have a Voice – Kick off a conversation for an idea that you have about PEC.
  7. Become Part of a Larger Team – the National and the California PTA team (National PTA is the largest child advocacy association in America and boasts more than 4 million members; CA PTA has 761,939 members!) –
  8. Save $$$ – You can save $$$ with PTA National vendors –
  9. Save More $$$ – You can save $$$ with PTA California vendors –
  10. Tax Deduction – PTA dues are generally considered to be tax deductible

Other Reasons to Join the PTA

Do it for your child. Research shows that kids do better in school when parents are involved. Grades are higher and test scores improve. By becoming a PTA member, you are demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

Do it for the school. By developing a closer relationship with parents, student achievement improves, and the school develops a positive reputation in the community. Parents involved in PTA understand the challenges schools face and become part of the solution. They support improving education, both locally and legislatively.

Do it for your community. Your participation improves your child’s school and our larger Paul Ecke Central community. We are a community, and we need everyone to get involved.

Do it for you. Becoming involved in the PTA gets you connected to other parents in the PEC community. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school. Regularly scheduled meetings are an opportunity for you to learn, share, and participate.

Membership Dues and Sign-Up Options

Membership dues are $20/person.


  • Online Via Membership Tool: Join PTA
  • Membership Forms:   Membership forms are also available in the front office, and you can pay via cash, check or credit card. Please drop your completed form and payment in the PTA lock box under the large TV in the front office. 
  • Back to School Night
  • Any PTA General Meeting

PTA also means exclusive perks for you! Click on the links below to find out how PTA members can receive discounts from select retail and service providers.

Join the PTA

To date, 122 members strong this year. This year’s membership goal is 300 members.

Join PTA

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Lunch Menus

PTA members offers!