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December 9 Wexford Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • All-School Announcements
  • A Message from Mrs. Bordo
  • Important Reminders
  • Save These Dates
  • Activities & Events
  • Connection Points
  • After School Club
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 Framed Art Show, before the Christmas Concert, 6:00 pm, Christ Church at Grove Farm in the Cafe
Dec 10 - Learning Through Literature Christmas Play, 10:30-11:00 am
Dec 13 - Steeler Day, wear your Steeler gear or black & gold today
Dec 16 - Moms in Prayer, North Way's Founders Room C, 8:40 am
Dec 18 - PK4 (Mrs. Vuich) Christmas Party & Sing-a-Long, 10:00-11:00 am
Dec 18 - PK4 (Mrs. Wick) Christmas Play AM 10:30-11:30 | PM 1:00-2:00
Dec 19 - Wexford Christmas Chapel, 1:30-2:10
Dec 20 - Classroom Christmas celebrations, 1:30-2:30 pm
Dec 20 - PK4 (Mrs. Wick) Christmas Party AM 10:00-11:00 | PM 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 your winter hat, scarf, gloves, and a carrot nose :)
Jan 14 - Musical rehearsal at Berkeley Hills, grades 5-6
Jan 16 - Outside the Box Labs Science Club begins
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 BLESSES 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.
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. BORDO
Dear Parents,

Let the Christmas celebrations begin as our students use their talents to praise our God tonight, Monday, December 9, at the annual Elementary Christmas Concert at 7:00 pm at Christ Church at Grove Farm.  

Be sure to arrive early and visit the Winter Art Show in the cafe from 6:00-7:00 to see students' artwork.

We would love to have your family, friends, and neighbors join us!

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men
on whom his favor rests . Luke 2:14

Sincerely,
Mrs. Bordo
Wexford Campus Principal
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
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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.
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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.
 
Details were mailed to parents last week.
PS3 Invited to Learning Through Literature (LTL)
January 23
8:35 am after drop-off
 
Parents, you are invited to visit LTL, a hands-on program uniquely 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 enjoy hands-on activities, explore the classroom, and have an opportunity to ask questions.
 
Watch for more details!
6th Grade Steps Up
to Mt. Nebo
January 31
 
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.
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!  
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Christmas Blessings
Collected until Monday, December 9
for Wexford special area teachers 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 the Wexford special area teachers 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) to your campus office in an envelope 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 Wexford Campus on Thursday, December 19. 
 
Thank you for your support!

Hot Lunches



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

Questions?  Contact Joyce Ricci at jricci@edenca.org   
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Ice Cream Thursdays
Benefits the Discovery Program

Ice cream for only $1.00 is available on Thursdays at lunch.
CONNECTION POINTS
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Library
You can help our librarian, Mrs. DeMarco, organize and alphabetize books on the library shelves. Please call Kathy Chopp 724.935.9301 to schedule a time to come in.

Lunchroom
The time frame for serving in the lunchroom is 11:40 am-1:30 pm. It's a great help if you are able to come even on an occasional day and it's a fun way to connect with the children. Younger siblings are welcome!
It's easy to sign up online at:  LUNCHROOM SIGN UP

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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PRAYER NEED?
 
Please contact the Wexford campus prayer coordinator, Melissa Joswiak, at mjoswiak@edenca.org to be added to the prayer chain.


MOMS IN PRAYER

Our Moms in Prayer group will meet at 8:40 in Founders Room C in North Way on December 16 . Come join us for prayer!
BOX TOPS
 
New this year, the Box Top program is using a mobile app! Now you can scan your store receipt to record box tops points.  Simply, BUY, SCAN and EARN.

Learn more at:  

As we transition over to the new app, please send any clipped box tops you may have to Kathy Chopp in the Wexford office.  
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EDEN PHOTOS

Send your great Eden event and athletics 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 Wexford 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!
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
OUTSIDE THE BOX LABS SCIENCE CLUB
Begins January 16

This five week club fosters creativity and promotes a do-it-yourself mindset. Students will get their hands dirty and their minds working as they solve, invent, analyze, and apply science to things they do every day.

Watch for registration details in next week's update