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December 2 Berkeley Hills Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • All-School Announcements
  • Important Reminders
  • Save These Dates
  • Activities & Events
  • Connection Points
CALENDAR
Dec 6 - Flannel Friday, wear your favorite flannel shirt today
Dec 9 - Parent Association Meeting, 9:00 am, held at the Mt. Nebo Campus
Dec 9 - Elementary Christmas Concert, 7:00 pm, Christ Church at Grove Farm
Dec 9 - Winter Art Show, before the Christmas Concert, 6:00 pm, Christ Church at Grove Farm in the Cafe  
Dec 10-12 - Penguin Patch Christmas Shop
Dec 13 - Steeler Day, wear your gear or black and gold today
Dec 19 - Learning Through Literature Nativity Play
Dec 20 - PK4 PJ Christmas Party
Dec 20 - Classroom Christmas celebrations, 1:30-2:30
Dec 23-Jan 3 NO SCHOOL CHRISTMAS BREAK
ALL-SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

2019 THANKSGIVING FEAST & BLESSING OPPORTUNITY
 
Students at each of our campuses gathered for a delicious Thanksgiving meal together. 

We are thankful to partner with you in the education of your child!

Enjoy photos of the Thanksgiving lunch at Eden's SmugMug .

Thank you to all who participated in blessing those in need with a Thanksgiving meal at Light of Life Rescue Mission in Pittsburgh. Together, the Eden Family and Medure's Catering will provide 3,400 meals to the homeless in our city! Watch for more details about the opportunity to serve the meals at Light of Life.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 5: 5-7 NIV

All-School Skate
Lemieux Ice Complex
January 2
11:30-1:30 pm
hosted by the Eden Parent Association


Join The Eden Family over the Christmas Break!

$8.00 per person includes:
  • Skate rental
  • Skating
  • Hot chocolate and cookies
Enrollment Now Open
 
2020-2021 NEW STUDENT/SIBLING ENROLLMENT
 
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  ncurtis@edenca.org
 
Note: Re-enrollment of current students begins in February.
Meeting next week
 
PARENT ASSOCIATION MEETING
December 9 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 vicki@vlbonzo.com
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
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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.
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Health Reminder
 
If your child has been ill, please remember that they should be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school. 
SAVE THESE DATES
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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.

Watch for more details coming soon.
6th Grade Steps Up to Mt. Nebo
January 17
 
Sixth grade will experience life at the upper school including a tour of the campus, an opportunity to sit in a class, lunch, and more!

Watch for additional details in upcoming updates.
PS3 Invited to Learning Through Literature (LTL)
January 23
8:30 am after drop-off

You are invited to visit LTL, a hands-on program u niquely designed at Eden to integrate 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.

More details coming soon!
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 participate in hands-on activities, explore the classroom, and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Watch for more details!
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Elementary Christmas Concert
December 9 at 7:00 pm
 
Kindergarten through sixth grade students from Berkeley Hills and Wexford will join together for this concert that includes performances by the praise team, chorus, rhythm, and band.   It is mandatory for students to attend the Christmas concert. 

Students should arrive at 6:30 and the performance begins at 7:00 pm.

Families and friends are invited to share a glorious evening honoring our Savior. You won’t want to miss it!
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Winter Framed Art Show
before the Christmas Concert
December 9
6:00-7:00 pm
in Christ Church at Grove Farm Cafe beside the main lobby
 
Enjoy this year's Flower Power themed show. 

Students' framed artwork will be available for sale for $30. Payment can be made with cash, check, or credit card.

Come early to see the artwork in bloom!  

No sales will take place after the show.

Penguin Patch Christmas Shop
December 10-12


Students in Kindergarten-6th grade will have an opportunity to shop for parents, grandparents, siblings, and special friends.


  • Gifts will be wrapped so they are a surprise!
  • Information was sent home in Friday Folders.
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Christmas Blessings
for Berkeley Hills special area teachers, administration, and staff
 
It's the time of year when we think about those who are special to us!
 
The Parent Association is happy to provide an opportunity for you to bless Berkeley Hills special area teachers, administration, and staff with a cash gift at Christmas.
 
Read all the details HERE
 
Extra forms are available in the office.
Gifts will be collected until Friday, December 13.

Blanket Drive
Collecting fleece material donations
Now through December 11
 
The Berkeley Hills Warrior Leadership Team (WLT) is partnering with the Northeast Ministry School to bless the homeless in our region.

You can help! Simply donate 2 yards of fleece material used to make the blankets . Donations can be placed in the box outside Mr. Sullivan's Bible classroom next to the main office.

  • 20 students in the WLT will travel to the Northeast Ministry School on December 12 to make blankets and pray over them
  • WLT will participate in an outreach delivering the blankets to the homeless during the week of December 16

Questions? Please contact Mr. Sullivan at tsullivan@edenca.org


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 jricci@edenca.org    
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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!
CONNECTION POINTS
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VOLUNTEERING AT EDEN

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 jricci@edenca.org


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
REPRESENT BERKELEY HILLS
 
Eden's Parent Association connects parents with each other and the mission of the school with many activities throughout the year.

You can represent the Berkeley Hills Campus and earn your volunteer hours! Interested in more information? Please contact PA President Vicki Bonzo at vicki@vlbonzo.com
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BASKETBALL COACH NEEDED
 
A fifth and sixth grade girls basketball coach is needed!

Contact Tim Sullivan at tsullivan@edenca.org if you are interested in this paid coaching opportunity.
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EDEN PHOTOS
Send your great Eden event and athletic photos to us at: edenphotos@edenca.org
 
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 www.jostens.com.
  • Paper order forms are available in the office.

Don't forget to send your great event and athletics photos to edenphotos@edenca.org for possible placement in the yearbook!