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February 24 Berkeley Hills Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • Spiritual Enrichment Week Stories 2020
  • All-School Announcements
  • A Message from Mrs. Hyland
  • Activities & Events
  • Connection Points
  • Important Reminder
  • After School Enrichment
  • Lunches & Snacks
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
 March 9 - Parent Association Meeting, 9:00 am, held at the Mt. Nebo Campus
March 9-13 - Admissions Week, invite a family to come for a tour!
March 11 - First grade Field Trip to the Aviary
March 13 - Math Olympics NO SCHOOL, Teacher In-Service Day
March 20 - End of Third Quarter
March 20 - PK4 Just Me and My Dad
March 31 - Spring Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
This prayer was written by an AP Literature student at ECA’s upper school. Last week, students chose a topic and wrote a prayer using the literary pattern they studied in the Book of Common Prayer. They focused on reflecting reverence (the fear of the Lord) and awe in their prayers.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I know that you have a plan and a purpose for each of your children that attend Eden. You have intentionally brought each student here for a reason. I pray for the hearts of the students here. I ask that you would soften them and open them to receive from you in chapel tomorrow. I ask that you would make ready the students’ ears to hear. Even beyond Spiritual Enrichment Week, continue to stir in the hearts of the students. I pray that you would break through any barriers that are holding students back from entering into an intimate relationship with you. God, I ask that you would make yourself known to each student and that you would start a spiritual revival at Eden Christian Academy through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 
Faith-Filled Friday brought Spiritual Enrichment Week to a meaningful close for students in grades 1-6 . Berkeley Hills students joined their friends at the Wexford campus for worship and prayer, activities to serve the students at Pittsburgh King Elementary, and lots of fun !
Partnering with Urban Impact Foundation and ECA's Project Pen Pal, students wrote letters to 1st and 2nd grade students at Pittsburgh King, and created book marks for each of the books donated in the paperback book drive.
Thank you for the generous donation of over 400 books!
We welcomed our friends from Urban Impact Foundation , Ms. Amanda Wagner, who talked to grades 1-3, and Ms. Rachel Stojkovic, who presented to grades 4-6.
Based on I Corinthians 12:4 , students heard a special message about the unique gifts that God has given each one of us and how lives are changed when we put those gifts into action . They showed us that each one of our gifts were given so that we can be His hands and feet.
We were created with a purpose to use our different gifts for the glory of God to spread the love of Jesus
Enjoy photos from the day at EDEN'S SMUGMUG
T he Varsity Boys Basketball team faced Nazareth Prep in the WPIAL Quarterfinals on February 20 at Northgate High School. After falling behind by as many as 22 points, the Warriors fought their way back into the game in the 3rd & 4th quarters. They got the lead down to 5 points, but could not get any closer. Nazareth Prep pulled away in the final minutes, winning the game 69 - 57. The Warriors had three players in double figures; Drew Lipinski led the way with 18 points, Thomas Medure added 15 points, and Eric Gronbeck added 12 points.
The Warriors are still alive for a trip to the PIAA basketball playoffs and await the result of the Vincentian vs. Nazareth Prep game today, February 24.  

GREAT WORK athletes and coaches!
ECA's Varsity Girls Basketball team played Clairton on Tuesday, February18, in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs . Trailing by as many as 12 points at times, the Lady Warriors kept fighting their way back into the game. It was a three point game with 25 seconds remaining and ECA had two shots at tying it up. When the final buzzer sounded, they came up three points short. Leading scorers were Taylor Haring with 18 points and Haylee Fleishman with 17 points.
CONGRATULATIONS athletes and coaches on an exciting season!
ECA's mock trial team defeated Thomas Jefferson in the first round of playoffs and 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.
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 .
The Eden employment application can be downloaded for print HERE

Orders due by February 28
Pick-up day is Friday March 27 

March 2-16
Order your Eden gear online!
Watch for the link in next week's update.

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
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

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  or 412-364-8055 to have the password reset. 

Questions?  Please contact Jennifer Miess at .
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Dear Berkeley Hills families,

Spiritual Enrichment Week was a great experience for all of us! God was truly honored and glorified through our teachers and students.

Each day, classroom teachers brought our Hero Central curriculum to life reminding your child that God created them to be extraordinary ! Students learned key Bible verses, listened to Bible stories, played games and so much more! Ask them about Noah, hero of obedience; Daniel, hero of faith; David, hero of courage; Esther, hero of strength; Jesus, hero of love .

Thank you so much for all of the books that were donated to our Faith-Filled Friday book drive! We are very excited to pass along all the books, letters, and bookmarks to the students at Pittsburgh King Elementary . This was a tremendous opportunity to reach out and show the love of God to children in a neighboring community in Pittsburgh. 

Please join us for A Not so Terrible Parable , the mysterious whodunit about the good Samaritan! Our dress rehearsal is today, February 24, 3:30-5:30, and the performance is February 25 in the Wexford Campus South Venue at 7:00 pm .
The performance is mandatory for all 3rd and 4th grade students and 5th and 6th grade chorus students.

I hope to see you there!

Mrs. Hyland
Berkeley Hills Principal
See you on Tuesday!
Elementary Musical
A Not So Terrible Parable
February 25 at 7:00 pm
Wexford Campus in the South Venue
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 today, 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
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!

What's more fun than recess?

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

Questions? Please contact Joyce Ricci at

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


Send your great Eden event and athletic photos to us at:

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.
Health Reminder
If your child has been ill, please remember that they should be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school. 

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

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

Registration forms will be sent in Friday Folders.

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    
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!