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December 9 Berkeley Hills Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • All-School Announcements
  • Important Reminders
  • A Message from Mrs. Hyland
  • Save These Dates
  • Activities & Events
  • Connection Points
CALENDAR
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
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 Begins
Jan 17 - Sixth Grade Steps Up to Mt. Nebo
Jan 17 - End of Second Quarter
Jan 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day NO SCHOOL
ALL-SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Meeting today
 
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
THANKSGIVING MEAL DONATION
WILL BLESS THOSE IN NEED
 
Thank you to all the parents and staff who participated in donating 1693 Thanksgiving meals !

Together, the Eden Family and Medure's Catering will provide 3400 meals to the homeless in our city at the Light of Life Rescue Mission.

Read more in TribLive North Journal.

Watch for information about the opportunity to serve the meals at Light of Life.
ALL-SCHOOL SKATE
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!
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.
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. 
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. HYLAND
Dear Berkeley Hills families,

We are looking forward to seeing you and your family at our Elementary Christmas Concert this evening, Monday, December 9.

Students should arrive no later than 6:30 pm at Christ Church at Grove Farm and immediately go to the front of the church to sit with their classroom teacher. The Christmas concert will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.

We also welcome family and friends to view students' framed artwork available for purchase at the Winter Art Show from 6:00-7:00 pm , before the start of the Christmas concert.

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 

Blessings,
Mrs. Hyland
Berkeley Hills Principal
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.

Details were mailed to parents last week.
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!

Watch for more details about the event.
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.

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

Watch for more details.
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Tonight!

Elementary Christmas Concert
December 9 at 7:00 pm
 
Students in Kindergarten through sixth grade 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 by 6:30 and immediately go to the front of the church to sit with their classroom teacher. T he performance begins promptly at 7:00 pm.

Families and friends are invited to share a glorious evening honoring the birth of our Savior.
Tonight!

Winter Framed Art Show
December 9
6:00-7:00 pm
before the Christmas Concert
 
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. No sales will take place after the show.

Come early to see the artwork in bloom!  

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.

Blanket Drive
Fleece material donations collected
through Wednesday, 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 on December 20

Questions? Please contact Mr. Sullivan at tsullivan@edenca.org
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Christmas Blessings
Collected through Friday, December 13
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.
Christmas Ornaments
Help Build Houses
Order by December 11

Upper School students on the mission team are selling Christmas ornaments to help fund two houses they plan to build when they travel to Costa Rica in June 2020.

Order one or more of these beautiful keepsake ornaments ($5 each) for your tree and remember to pray for the mission team!

It's easy to order:
  1. Email Barb Obley at bobley@edenca.org no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 11, with your preferred ornament color (red or green) and the letter you want on the ornament.
  2. Send payment (cash or check payable to ECA) in an envelope to the school office labeled Attn: Barb Obley, Mt. Nebo Campus.

Supplies are limited, and orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Ornaments will be delivered to the Berkeley Hills Campus on Thursday, December 19. 

Thank you for your support!
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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 by 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 glocknerjodi@hotmail.com .


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

December 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
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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!