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February 17 Berkeley Hills Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • All-School Announcements
  • A Message from Mrs. Hyland
  • Important Reminder
  • Activities & Events
  • Lunches & Snacks
  • Connection Points
  • After School Enrichment
CALENDAR
Feb 17 - President’s Day NO SCHOOL
Feb 18 - Girls Basketball WPIAL Play-off Game at Northgate, 8:00 pm
Feb 18-21 - Spiritual Enrichment Week
Feb 20 - Boys Basketball WPIAL Quarterfinals Game, site and time TBA
Feb 21 - Paperback Book Drive ends
Feb 19 - Progress Reports sent
Feb 21 - Spiritual Enrichment Week closes with Faith Filled Friday!
Feb 21 - Last day to order a yearbook! Order online at Jostens.com
Feb 24 - Elementary Musical dress rehearsal at Wexford, 3:30-5:30 pm
Feb 25 - Elementary Musical, A Not So Terrible Parable , performed at the Wexford Campus, 7:00 pm
March 1 - Father's Day Fun Slides Carpet Skate, 6:30-8:00 pm
ALL-SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
BOYS BASKETBALL 2020
 
ECA WINS FIRST ROUND WPIAL PLAY-OFF GAME
 
Eden Christian Academy 66
Greensburg Central Catholic 56
 
On Saturday, the varsity boys played Greensburg Central Catholic in the first round of the WPIAL basketball playoffs. After being tied at 13 after the first quarter, the Warriors took an 8 point lead into the half. At the end of the third quarter, that lead was down to 3 points. They built a 10 point lead in the fourth quarter and held on to it for the 66 - 56 win. Elijah Manges led all scorers with 25 points. Drew Lipinski and Thomas Medure both added 12 points .
 
The Warriors advance to the WPIAL Quarterfinals and will play Nazareth Prep on Thursday, February 20. The game site and time will be announced.

Congratulations athletes and coaches! Go Warriors!


GIRLS BASKETBALL 2020
 
GIRLS TEAM ADVANCES TO WPIAL PLAY-OFFS
 
ECA's Varsity Girls Basketball team will face Clairton at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 18, at Northgate High School . Tickets will be on sale in the athletic office on Feb 18, 8:00-3:00, and also in café during lunch periods. All tickets at the door at Northgate on game day will be $7; there are no student tickets available at the door.
 
Get your tickets and come on Tuesday to cheer for the Lady Warriors!

MOCK TRIAL TEAM 2020
 
ADVANCES TO SEMI-FINAL ROUND
 
Last Monday, the mock trial team defeated Thomas Jefferson in the first round of playoffs.  Eden is now in the final four in Region 1 (Allegheny County). Eden will compete in the semi-final round on March 2 at 5:15 pm in the City-County Building. 
 
Seventeen students are participating this year - Eden's largest team ever! In addition to teacher coach, Mrs.   Nancy Bishop,  and attorney advisor, Eden alumna  Mrs. Aubrey Hiskey , the team has two assistant coaches, Ms. Katelyn Gaston and Mr. Ben Rogers, Eden alumni and former competitors.
 
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.
 
Congratulations students, coaches, and attorney advisor!
 
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.
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 29


When you complete your re-enrollment in February, you will:
  • Guarantee your child's 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 .

PARENT ASSOCIATION MEETING
March 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
WE'RE HIRING!
BUILDING/GROUNDS MANAGER
 
We are seeking an experienced person for daily maintenance and upkeep of our three campuses .
 
Applicants should have experience and knowledge of basic plumbing, electric, carpentry, painting, and experience with facility maintenance. This is a full-time position with benefits and tuition discount. Salary is commensurate with experience.
 
Qualified candidates should complete an Eden Christian Academy application and submit it to Chuck Smullin , Chief Operations Officer, Eden Christian Academy, 206 Siebert Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 or  csmullin@edenca.org .
 
The Eden employment application can be downloaded for print HERE
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. HYLAND
Dear Berkeley Hills families,

We are just a week away from our elementary musical, A Not So Terrible Parable ! It will be performed on Tuesday, February 25, at North Way Church in the South Venue beginning at 7:00 pm .

This is a mandatory performance for all 3rd and 4th grade students and 5th and 6th grade students in chorus.

These students have been working hard to prepare for this special musical performance.

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

I hope to see you there!

Blessings,
Mrs. Hyland
Berkeley Hills Principal

P.S. Be sure to read about our 2020 Spelling Bee Club!
2020 Spelling Bee Club News
 
This year's Spelling Bee Club was a great success! 
 
Students at Berkeley Hills and Wexford in grades 4-6 were invited to join the spelling bee club and this year we had 19 participants ! In the club, students learned and practiced spelling rules as well as strategies to spell multi-syllabic words . Each grade practiced for 20 minutes a week (one recess) beginning in mid-September through late January. Students also worked at home for extra practice time to be prepared for the competition. 
 
This year's Spelling Bee campus champions were Nina Oliver, fifth grade Berkeley Hills, and Jack Nelson, sixth grade Wexford . They will attend the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee at Robert Morris University on March 7.  
 
In addition, Nina and Jack placed in the ACSI Spelling Bee in November. They advanced to the next ACSI Spelling Bee level and will compete in Lancaster, PA later this month.
 
Congratulations!
IMPORTANT REMINDER
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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. 
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Paperback Book Drive
ends Friday, February 21

It's easy to help!
 
Donate new, K-grade 3 reading level books for students at Pittsburgh King Elementary.
 
Turn books in to your child's classroom teacher by Friday morning (Feb. 21).
 
Our goal is 120 books!
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Spiritual Enrichment Week
February 18-21
 
We are excited that Spiritual Enrichment Week is here and we are anticipating all that God will do!  This special time at Eden, set aside each year, focuses on spiritual needs and growth.
 
Activities and Bible lessons each day will build on our school theme,  Faith in Action Makes Ordinary Extraordinary , based on the verse, “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” I Corinthians 10:31b.  

Students can participate in fun dress-up days this week!
  • Tuesday, February 18 - Superhero Mask Day
  • Wednesday, February 19 - Superhero Cape Day
  • Thursday, February 20 - Superhero Sock Day, you can roll up your pant legs so we can see them!
  • Friday, February 21 - Dress like your favorite Superhero Day
Faith-Filled Friday
February 21

 
We are excited to join with Wexford students at the Wexford campus for Faith-Filled Friday special activities in partnership with Urban Impact Foundation through Project Penpal.
 
 
  • Our Paperback Book Drive (new, K-grade 3 reading level books) for children at Pittsburgh King Elementary School is underway. You can help by sending donated books to your child's classroom teacher by Friday morning (Feb. 21). Our goal is 120 books!

  • On Friday, students in grades 1-6 will write letters to the students at Pittsburgh King Elementary and make bookmarks that will accompany each book that is donated.  
 
What is Urban Impact Foundation and Project Penpal?
Urban Impact Foundation (UIF) is a Christian non-profit on the North Side of Pittsburgh that serves at-risk students. Their mission is to, through the gospel of Christ, impact lives on the North Side one person, one family, one block at a time.
 
Project Penpal is an upper school graduation project that started in 2016 and, this year, is being facilitated by Ryan Aiken, Elijah Manges, and Joey Rothacher. The project is a pen pal collaboration between Eden upper school students and 1st and 2nd grade students at Pittsburgh King Elementary. The goal of the project is to connect and unite students across cultures and ages.
 
Why is Eden investing in this project? 
Urban Impact and Pittsburgh King work with at-risk students on the North Side. The need is great . Outside of school, these students face immense hardships that are foreign to most 7 and 8 year-old children. Few of the students at Pittsburgh King have personal access to a grade-level book in their home . For the past few years, Project Penpal has come alongside the students by providing a book for each of their Pittsburgh King penpals. This year the project expanded to include 1st grade students at Pittsburgh King and the number of participating students doubled! 
 
Your donation to the Paperback Book Drive will bring light to the students on the North Side.
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.

Important Notes:
  • Dress rehearsal is Feb. 24, 3:30-5:30 at the Wexford Campus South Venue
  • Performance in the musical is mandatory for students in grades 3 and 4, and chorus students in grades 5 and 6
You are invited!

Father's Day Fun Slides Carpet Skate
Grades 1-6 only
March 1, 6:30-8 :00 pm
Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark
1130 Perry Highway behind Shop & Save

Eden dads, we're celebrating you with an evening of fun for you and your children! Join us at an exciting new venue Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark .

Admission is $5.00 per person and includes:
  • Skate time and skate rentals
  • Glowing Bounce-N-Slide Area
  • Super Ninja Challenge Course
  • Blacklight Dodgeball
  • Carpet Hockey
  • Nerf War Arena
  • 2 slices of pizza and a drink

Important Fun Slides Requirements:
  • Athletic shoes
  • Children 8 and under are asked to wear a helmet. You may bring your own.  Fun Slides does have helmets if needed.
  • Everyone who enters the park, including adults, must have a signed waiver. Avoid the lines and complete your waiver now at funslidespark.com/waivers/
 
RSVP today! Event registration forms were sent in Friday Folders.
Chick-fil-A Receipts
from McKnight Road restaurant
 
Save your Chick-fil-A receipts from the 7451 McKnight Road restaurant and drop them in the box in the main office.

Eden will earn 20% of the total receipts in food credits!
LUNCHES & SNACKS


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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FEBRUARY RECESS VOLUNTEERS

What's more fun than recess?

It's easy to SIGN UP ONLINE to be a recess monitor.

Questions? Please contact Joyce Ricci at jricci@edenca.org
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

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

Order deadline is February 21

Don't miss the memories! The Berkeley Hills Yearbook provides 40 full-color pages that capture the year!

  • 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 ENRICHMENT

 Rubik's Cube Club
Mondays, April 20 - June 1
3:15-4:30 pm
Library

Cost is $50 for 6-week club.
Students each receive their own Rubik's cube.

Registration forms will be sent in Friday Folders.