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February 3 Mt. Nebo Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • All-School Announcements
  • Upcoming Events
  • Counseling Corner
  • From the School Nurse
  • Volunteering at Eden
  • Yearbook
CALENDAR
Feb 3 - Girls Basketball & Cheer Senior Night, 6:15 pm, Varsity game 7:00 pm
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 18-21 - Spiritual Enrichment Week
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
ALL-SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS


EASY ONLINE
RE-ENROLLMENT OPENED FEBRUARY 1



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.
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
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.
 
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    
UPCOMING EVENTS
Senior Nights

Girls Basketball & Cheer
February 3
Senior Recognition 6:15 | Varsity game 7:00
Mt. Nebo Field House


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!
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
Day Retreat
Grades 11 & 12
March 6
8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Registration deadline is Friday, February 7

Students will arrive at school for the 8:00 am kick-off in the field house including muffins, juice, and coffee and, then board the bus to the VIP Suite at Zone 28. Here's a glimpse at the day's activities:
  • bowling
  • laser tag
  • escape rooms
  • arcade and board games
  • group meetings
  • breakout sessions
  • unlimited pizza buffet with beverages for lunch

We'll spend time reflecting, celebrating, and challenging students regarding past and future leadership opportunities in their personal lives, in school, and in their communities.

$55 payment is due by February 7. Checks should be made payable to Eden Christian Academy with your child's name and 11-12 retreat on the memo line.
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Middle School Trip
Grades 7 & 8
May 6-7, 2020
Washington, D.C.

$100 deposit is due by Friday, February 7

Don't miss this tremendous opportunity to visit our nation's capital on the 2-day, one-night Middle School Trip, May 6-7, 2020. Here are just a few of trip highlights:
  • travel provided by Metro Tours on a coach bus
  • U.S. Capital Building
  • Smithsonian Museums
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • and much more!

Trip packets, including a detailed itinerary, were distributed by Mr. Hall. Extra packets are available in the office.

Simple steps to register:
  1. Complete the Student Permission to Travel Form in its entirety. The signature on the form must be completed by an adult.
  2. Complete the Travel Insurance Form even if you are not interested in the insurance. If you choose to purchase, please write a separate check for the appropriate amount.
  3. Return both completed forms along with a $100 deposit check, payable to Metro Tours, Inc., in an envelope marked Spring Trip: Attention Michael Hall to the office by February 7.

Questions? Contact Mr. Hall at mhall@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
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, PARENTS AND GUARDIANS

The National College Fair is coming to the David Lawrence Convention Center on Thursday, February 6, 9:00-12:00 pm and 6:30-9:00 pm and Friday, February 7, 9:00-12:00 pm

A college fair can be a great way to get initial information and access to hundreds of colleges, particularly if you're in 11th grade! 

Avoid lines and receive additional details when you REGISTER FOR FREE at WWW.NACACFAIRS.ORG/NCF  

You must email the front office to notify Eden that your student is attending the fair with at least one of their own parents/guardians, in order for them to receive an excused absence from school. Students, please be responsible and communicate with your teachers as well about any missed work or notes!

Once you connect with colleges of interest at a fair, great next steps are:
• Visit their website and view what they have to offer
• Schedule a tour

We recommend tours be scheduled, whenever possible, over breaks in order to limit missing academic instruction time at Eden. College visits with written notice are excused absences as well. To gain the most benefit from your visits, have questions ready to ask and if you have a major in mind ask the admissions department to sit in on a relevant class.

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

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
REPLAY IT

You can submit your photos for this year's Eden yearbook!

Just download the Replayit App following these easy steps:

  • Download ReplayIt App
  • Allow location only while using the app
  • Choose our school: Eden Christian Academy, Sewickley PA
  • Enter Password - warriors20
  • Create account
  • Allow/don’t allow notifications
  • Click “View Your School's Photostream”
  • Upload or view pictures
  • Enjoy!

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Potter at apotter@edenca.org
2019-2020 YEARBOOK
 
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