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December 16 Berkeley Hills Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • All-School Announcements
  • A Message from Mrs. Hyland
  • Important Reminders
  • Save These Dates
  • Activities & Events
  • Connection Points
Dec 19 - Learning Through Literature Nativity Play
Dec 20 - PK4 PJ Christmas Party
Dec 20 - Classroom Christmas celebrations, 1:30-2:30
Jan 2 - All-School Skate at the Lemieux Ice Complex, 11:30-1:30 pm
Jan 6 - Weekly Updates resume - Welcome back!
Jan 7 - Musical rehearsal at Berkeley Hills, grades 5-6
Jan 10 - 5th Grade Created In Love
Jan 10 - Snowman Day, wear winter hat, scarf, gloves, and a carrot nose :)
Jan 14 - Musical rehearsal at Berkeley Hills, grades 5-6
Jan 16 - Eco-Explorer Club Begin
Jan 17 - Sixth Grade Steps Up to Mt. Nebo
Jan 17 - End of Second Quarter
Jan 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day NO SCHOOL
Jan 21 - Musical rehearsal at Berkeley Hills, grades 5-6
Jan 24 - Sixth grade to convention center
Jan 24 - Slipper Day, wear your favorite pair!
Jan 28 - Musical Rehearsal at Berkeley Hills, grades 5-6
Jan 31 - Sixth Grade Steps Up to Mt. Nebo


Your next weekly update will arrive on January 6, 2020
Lemieux Ice Complex
January 2
11:30-1:30 pm
hosted by the Eden Parent Association

Plan to join your friends and the Eden Family over the Christmas break!
Meeting in January
January 13 at 9:00 am
Held at the Mt. Nebo Campus in the Student Union

Connect with other parents and the mission of the school through the Eden Parent Association. Questions? Contact PA president, Vicki Bonzo at
Enrollment Now Open
Would you like to enroll a child not currently attending Eden? New student enrollment is now open!
It’s easy to complete the  ONLINE APPLICATION HERE . If you have a current Eden student that will be re-enrolled during February Re-Enrollment, you will select the  Additional Student Application   for the new student you wish to enroll.
Questions?   Please contact Nanette Curtis at 412-364-8055 or
Note: Re-enrollment of current students begins in February.
Dear Berkeley Hills families,

Thank you to all of our students, families, and friends who joined us for the Christmas concert. The entire program was a blessing!  We truly appreciate your willingness to help us celebrate, worship, and honor our Newborn King-Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior

Thank you to Mrs. Snavely and Mrs. Rodriguez for your work and talent in preparing our students for this beautiful celebration. Thank you to Ms. Lowery for investing your time and gifts in Eden's art program and the Winter Art Show.

Special thanks to our Parent Association (PA) members for hosting the Christmas Shop for our Berkeley Hills students. We also want to thank the PA and all the families for planning the Christmas breakfast we will enjoy this week. We are grateful for your thoughtfulness!
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah,
the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloth
and lying in a manger. Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host
appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,“Glory to God in the
highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Luke 2:11-14 

Mrs. Hyland
Berkeley Hills Principal
Christmas Clothing Reminder
As Christmas approaches, Eden rejoices in this joyous time of the year and enthusiastically celebrates and emphasizes the birth of Jesus Christ. Activities and symbols which compliment these are prominent in our classrooms while myths and symbols that compete with these, such as Santa Claus, elves, or reindeer, are not emphasized.
We ask that students refrain from wearing clothing with a focus on Santa or elves.
Recess and Cooler Weather
We will continue to go outside for recess in the cooler weather.  Please be sure that your child has the appropriate clothing - jacket, hat, gloves, scarf.
Health Reminder
If your child has been ill, please remember that they should be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school. 
5th Grade Created in Love
January 10
1:00-2:00 pm
held at the Wexford Campus
What are God's principals for our bodies, our spirits, and social interactions with our peers?

Fifth grade boys and girls will attend separate classes with a parent or close relative to learn about God's plan for them from Jamie Kendrew (boys) and Amy Scheuring (girls). The event will take place at our Wexford Campus.

Details were mailed to parents.
6th Grade Steps Up
to Mt. Nebo
January 17
Your sixth grade student will experience life at the upper school including a tour of the campus, an opportunity to sit in a class, lunch, and more!

Event details will be emailed to sixth grade parents on January 6!

PS3 Invited to Learning Through Literature (LTL)
January 23
8:30 am after drop-off

Parents, you are invited to visit LTL, a hands-on program u niquely designed at Eden integrating STEM initiatives and learning through purposeful play.

Learn how your child can thrive in LTL through exciting and developmentally appropriate exposure to pre-reading and pre-writing.

  • All attendees will receive a gift
  • Invite a friend to join you on January 23
  • If your invited guest comes back for a tour of Eden, you'll receive a gift card

Your invitation will be emailed on January 6!
PS4 Makes Tracks to Kindergarten
January 24
AM Class at 8:35 | PM Class at 12:20

Parents, you are invited to join your child and track on up to Kindergarten and a brand new adventure!

You'll have enjoy hands-on activities, explore the classroom, and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Your invitation will be emailed on January 6!
Christmas Appreciation Breakfast
December 17
for Berkeley Hills faculty and staff

Will you help us celebrate our amazing teachers and staff with a delicious Christmas breakfast?

If you would like to donate an item(s) or help with serving or set-up of this event please SIGN-UP HERE .

Please note that all items must be dropped off at the school office today, Monday, December 16, for the breakfast on December 17 .

Don't forget that hours spent shopping, baking, or serving can be counted as volunteer hours!

Questions? Please contact Jodi Brooks at .

2020 Box Tops Contest
January 21-February 14
Watch for contest details and easy ways to collect those points!

Hot Lunches

  1. Go to Campus Cuisine
  2. Use school access code ECA412 to create your user account
  3. Order!

Questions?  Contact Joyce Ricci at    
Ice Cream Tuesdays
Benefits the Discovery Program
Ice cream for only $1.00 will be available on Tuesdays at lunch. Proceeds benefit the Discovery Program.
Friday Lunch Snack Cart
Benefits student assemblies

Snacks will be available during lunches for .50 or $1 and will include healthier options such as baked chips!

January Recess Volunteers 
Looking for a way to earn those volunteer hours? You can help recess run smoothly. It's easy to SIGN UP ONLINE. Questions? Please contact Joyce Ricci at

Volunteer Clearances
Eden volunteers must provide all required clearances along with the signed Volunteer Registration Form to your campus volunteer coordinator prior to volunteering. Here are important links for volunteer clearances:

Eden Christian Academy Volunteer Policy  -  for the policy details, who needs clearances, and what clearances are required
Volunteer Clearance Instructions & Links  -  to obtain required clearances

Send your great Eden event and athletic photos to us at:
Submissions must include your name, campus, date, and event details with the photos.
  • Photos submitted may be included on Eden's website, Facebook, Instagram or yearbook.
  • Student first names may appear; we do not tag or use last names of current Eden students on social media.

2019-2020 YEARBOOK

The Berkeley Hills Yearbook provides 40 full-color pages that capture all the memories!

  • It's easy to order online at
  • Paper order forms are available in the office.

Don't forget to send your great event and athletics photos to for possible placement in the yearbook!