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February 10 Mt. Nebo Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • A Message from Mr. Aiken
  • All-School Announcements
  • Events & Activities
  • Counseling Corner
  • From the School Nurse
  • Volunteering at Eden
  • Yearbook
CALENDAR
Feb 10 - Parent Association Meeting, held at the Mt. Nebo Campus, 9:00 am
Feb 10 - Boys Basketball Senior Night, 7:00 pm, Varsity game 7:30
Feb 14 - Spiritual Enrichment Week kick-off
Feb 17 - Presidents Day NO SCHOOL
Feb 18-21 - Spiritual Enrichment Week
Feb 21- Last day to order your 2019-2020 yearbook!
Feb 25 - Elementary Musical, A Not So Terrible Parable, performed at the Wexford Campus, 7:00 pm
Feb 28 - Senior students' deadline to order cap, gown and tassel
A MESSAGE FROM MR. AIKEN
Dear Eden families,
 
On behalf of the faculty and staff, I extend our gratitude for the confidence you have placed in Eden Christian Academy. We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with you each day to equip your children to fulfill their unique, God-designed purpose. Our highest priority is your child’s academic success and spiritual growth.
 
At the end of January, each family received an electronic re-enrollment packet for the 2020-2021 school year. As you review the information and prayerfully consider your decision, I’d like to present three benefits that differentiate Eden from other educational choices.

Your child is receiving a Christian education.
Christ and the truth of the Scriptures are in everything we do . We genuinely pursue growing closer to Jesus Christ and we have that same desire for your child. Biblical integration in every class, as well as daily Bible classes, weekly chapels, community service, and mission outreach provide students with real-life opportunities to directly apply the truths they learn, and develop and live out their faith in Christ. Faith and learning go hand-in-hand at Eden as each child moves on their journey to their God-directed future.
 
Your child is being challenged with high academic standards.
A founding principle at Eden is our  commitment to provide an outstanding education to every student . Each discipline is continually developed to enrich the depth of course offerings and to include Advanced Placement and College in High School course electives. Technology is utilized as a resource to improve student learning. Eden’s dedicated faculty is committed to professionalism in the classroom and to God’s best for each child. We work to prepare students for college and the workplace by teaching life skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and perseverance.
 
Your child is known individually and encouraged to engage.
Each student is prayed for, known and valued. Our dedicated teachers are as invested in educating them as they are in knowing them, building their character, and preparing them for life. And, from clubs and organizations, to the arts and athletics – students are encouraged to participate and enrich their educational experience . Especially in middle and high school, we have seen that students who are actively involved have a greatly enhanced school experience and gain the most in return. In Eden's safe environment, students can explore new activities and gain confidence in their abilities. Along the journey, they develop relationships and make memories. As an example, students in the Class of 2019 were engaged in the National Honor Society, student council, musicals, robotics, mock trial, athletics, and other activities. And, reports from their first semester of college are extremely favorable from spiritual, academic preparedness, and social acclimation perspectives.
 
This truly embodies our aspiration for all our students:  a Christ-centered, full, and engaged school experience that translates to your child’s early success at the next level.
 
On behalf of the faculty and staff at Eden,  we are extremely thankful for the privilege of partnering with you in educating, training, mentoring, and ministering to your child .

We recognize the significant financial commitment you have made and are grateful for the value you have placed on their education. Thank you for entrusting us with your children.

Sincerely,
Todd Aiken
Upper School Principal, Chief Academic Officer, Interim Co-Head of School

ALL-SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
MOCK TRIAL TEAM 2020

Currently, of the 27 schools in Region 1 (Allegheny County), Eden is one of nine undefeated teams in the Pennsylvania Bar Association Mock Trial Competition and will advance to the second round of competition. Eden is ranked third heading into playoffs!

Eden’s defense defeated Chartiers Valley team #1 and Eden’s plaintiff side defeated Mt. Lebanon’s team #2. (Both teams we competed against have two teams.)  Eden will compete in Round 2 of the competition on Monday, February 10, at 5:15 pm in the City-County Building.

Congratulations! We are cheering for you in tonight’s competition!

Team members are: Bukola Ajayi, Leia Davliakos, Leah Gloster, Collin Hicks, Sam Hogue, Liz Jacobs, Vivien Kohler, Nathan Moore, Holly Nassif, Noah Reaoch, Wes Rodu, Eli Rogers, Aneeta Sivaram, Trey Tillotson, Isaac Wick, Lydia Wisler, Isaiah Zimmerman. Eden's defense team is featured in today's photo. We will have new team photos after Monday's competition.

One of the largest in the nation, the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Mock Trial Competition gives more than 300 high school student teams from across the state the opportunity to act as lawyers and witnesses in simulated civil and criminal trials before actual judges and panels of juries. Lawyers volunteer to assist students as team advisors, scorekeepers and regional coordinators. Each year, the winning team goes on to represent Pennsylvania in the national competition.
PARENT ASSOCIATION MEETING
February 10 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  
ELEMENTARY MUSICAL
February 25 at 7:00 pm
Wexford Campus in the South Venue
 
A Not So Terrible Parable
Performed by Berkeley Hills and Wexford students
 
It was a dark and stormy night . . . a man lay injured by the side of the road. Two travelers passed him by. Mysteriously, he is delivered to the doorstep of the quaint Mountain Vista Inn, where the startled guests, the butler and the maid (of course!), and a famous detective must use their wits to sleuth out every clue to get to the bottom of this mystifying whodunit.
 
Please join us for mystery, candlelight, organ music, strange pizza toppings, and our host, Alistair McAlister, in this Master’s Peace Theater re-creation of the parable that Jesus told about the Good Samaritan.
REFERRAL REWARDS PROGRAM
Your Eden Experience is our Best Reference
 
Families inquiring about Eden or visiting us for a tour often tell us they heard about us from a friend ; someone who told them about their great Eden experience.
 
We appreciate you. And, we want to show it!
 
When you share your love for Eden with a new family who enrolls a student,  you can receive a $250 tuition credit  for each new student enrolled in K-12.
 
Questions about  Referral Rewards?
Please contact Chuck Smullin at  csmullin@edenca.org


EASY ONLINE
RE-ENROLLMENT OPEN THROUGH FEBRUARY 28

When you complete your re-enrollment in February, you will:
  • Guarantee your child a seat for next year.
  • Take advantage of the discounted fee before enrollment opens to the public on March 1. 

Important information and links to   access online re-enrollment were sent to your email on Jan 31. 

Here are a few details that further explain the re-enrollment process:
  • FACTS (formerly RenWeb) sends the re-enrollment email message to only one parent. Please check with your spouse to confirm that one of you received the email.

  • FACTS makes the re-enrollment link available in the Family Portal only to the parent who received the email. If Jane Doe received the email, then you need to be logged into the Family Portal as Jane Doe.

  • If you have forgotten your user name or password and always use your spouse’s login, contact Jennifer Miess at jmiess@edenca.org  or 412-364-8055 to have the password reset. 

Questions?   Please contact Jennifer Miess at jmiess@edenca.org.
 
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.


 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    
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Senior Night Tonight

Boys Basketball
February 10
Senior Recognition 7:00 | Varsity game 7:30
Mt. Nebo Field House

Join us as we cheer on the Warriors and recognize our senior athletes!
Spiritual Enrichment Week
February 18-21

Special Chapel on February 14
 
While Spiritual Enrichment Week officially begins on Tuesday, February 18, the Mt. Nebo campus will jump start the events with a special chapel on Friday, February 14. Mr. Kolarik will cast the vision for the coming week, dedicate the time to spiritual growth, and  challenge us to take responsibility for the status of our most important relationship  -  our relationship with God.
 
Each day during Spiritual Enrichment week, we will have chapel with praise and worship as well as a guest speaker. Our prayer is that the week energizes and encourages  each of us to make God our source of life  .
 
We believe it will be one of the best weeks of the year!
Honor Society Application Period Open
Applications due by February 28
 
The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization for high school students. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
 
Here are a few important details!
 
  • Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to apply for National Honor Society (minimum GPA of 3.6 required).
  • Students in grades 7-8 are welcome to apply for National Junior Honor Society (minimum GPA of 3.2 required).
  • Current NHS members do not need to re-apply.
  • Current NJHS members (who are currently in 9th grade) are encouraged to submit an application to be considered for entry into NHS.
  • All applicants must print out and complete a paper application.
  • The APPLICATION PACKET IS AVAILABLE HERE
 
The new member induction ceremony will take place on April 23, 2020. Attendance is mandatory for all members.
 
All applicants must fill out all parts of the application and submit it to Mr. Laird by Friday, February 28, 2020.     Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
 
Questions? Please contact Mr. Laird at  glaird@edenca.org
Mark your calendar

Fine Arts Night
May 4
6:30-8:00
Mt. Nebo Campus

Concerts will be presented in the cafe and artwork will be on display.
COUNSELING CORNER
ACT/SAT TESTING DATES
ACT 2019-2020 Test Dates: April 4, June 13, July 18
Check registration deadlines and register online at act.org

SAT 2019-2020 Test Dates: March 14, May 2, June 6
Check registration deadlines and register online at sat.org/success

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Cischke
College & Career Counseling Office
FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
REQUIRED DENTAL EXAM FOR 7TH GRADE STUDENTS
Due by February 28

School Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania mandates a dental examination be performed on entry into school (kindergarten or new enrollment), grade three, and grade seven . These grades were selected because they represent critical periods of growth and development. 

Please submit your child’s dental form to the front office at Eden or directly to the school nurse before February 28, 2020 . Dental exams may be dated any time after July 1, 2018.

You can download a DENTAL FORM HERE

If your child has had a dental exam after July 1, 2018, documentation of their visit may be:
•    Turned into to the main office at Eden
•    Faxed to the school nurse (Avonworth) at 412-358-9621
•    Emailed to school nurse at cbarcaskey@avonworth.k12.pa.us

The school nurse is required to collect this documentation as part of each student’s health record before the end of the school year.
 
If your child does not have health insurance and you would like to receive information about Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), please contact the school nurse.

Colleen Barcaskey RN, CSN, MSN
Certified School Nurse
Middle and High School 
Office: 412-366-6360 ext. 1610
Fax: 412-366-7603
VOLUNTEERING AT EDEN
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IMPORTANT VOLUNTEER REMINDERS!
 
Family Volunteer Hours Completed by April 30
Be sure to log your service hours throughout the 2019-2020 school year!
 
  • All Eden families with students in Kindergarten through 12th grade are required to complete a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of volunteer service.
  • Families with only preschool aged children enrolled (3-4 year old) must complete a minimum of seven and half (7.5) hours of service.
  • Each family is responsible for completing their hours by April 30 and recording them no later than May 3
  • Hours not fulfilled will be billed to the family on or about May 11 at a rate of $10 per hour.

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
YEARBOOK
2019-2020 YEARBOOK
Deadline for orders February 21
 
It's easy to order online at www.jostens.com .

Select Sewickley Campus to order the Mt. Nebo Yearbook.
 
Don't forget to send your great photos to ReplayIt for possible placement in the yearbook! 

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Potter at apotter@edenca.org