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February 3 Berkeley Hills Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • All-School Announcements
  • A Message from Mrs. Hyland
  • Chapel News
  • Important Reminder
  • Activities & Events
  • Lunches & Snacks
  • Connection Points
  • After School Enrichment
Feb 4 - Musical rehearsal at Wexford, grades 5-6
Feb 5 - Dental Program
Feb 6 - 100th Day of school, wear 100 appropriate items
Feb 10 - Parent Association Meeting, held at the Mt. Nebo Campus, 9:00 am
Feb 11 - Chick-fil-A Night, 5:00-8:00, McKnight Road restaurant
Feb 11 - Musical rehearsal at Wexford, grades 5-6
Feb 14 - Wear red (and hearts) today!
Feb 14 - Valentines Parties 1:30-2:30
Feb 17 - President’s Day NO SCHOOL
Feb 18-21 - Spiritual Enrichment Week
Feb 19 - Progress Reports sent
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


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

Questions?   Please contact Jennifer Miess 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

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
Dear Berkeley Hills families,

It’s hard to believe that we will mark the 100th Day of school on Thursday, February 6 !

We will celebrate the day by wearing 100 items and with exciting 100th day activities . Every 100 minutes, we will draw the names of six students who will receive a fun 100th Day surprise .

It is also a great day for us to count the hundreds of blessings and opportunities we have to learn and grow at Eden.

Mrs. Hyland
Berkeley Hills Principal
Congratulations Spelling Participants
Spelling Bee Club students have been working hard and it showed during the spelling bee last week !

We are very proud of our winners: 1st place Nina Oliver (5th grade); 2nd place Karrisa Eurich (5th grade); 3rd place Daniel Kettel (4th grade ).

Great job by all the Spelling Bee Club participants. Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Special thanks to Mrs. Rupert for coaching the Berkeley Hills team. Well done!
Lessons from the Story of Joseph
Students listened intently as guest speaker Ryan Lancia, Director of Youth Ministry at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, helped them understand more about how God works things for our good . Ryan connected truths in the story of Joseph in Genesis 45 as students played a game of statue charades where they moved a peer into a pose that was the mystery word.

You care about what goes into your child's mind and heart. We do too.
Health Reminder
If your child has been ill, please remember that they should be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school. 

Chick-fil-A Night
Feb 11, 5:00-8:00
McKnight Road restaurant
Eat more chicken! Come to the 7451 McKnight Road restaurant on February 11 for food and fun. Just mention Eden Christian Academy at the counter and 15% of all sales from 5:00-8:00 will benefit the Berkeley Hills Campus.

And, don't forget to drop your receipt in the main office at school. Eden will also earn 20% of all receipts in food credits!

2020 Box Tops Contest
Ends on February 14
Collect box tops points for our winter contest and classroom competition . The winning class will enjoy an ice cream party!

Remember, both clipped and digital box tops count towards your classroom total.
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
Spiritual Enrichment Week
February 18-21
We are  praying and preparing for Spiritual Enrichment Week and we are excited for 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.
Save the date

Father's Day Fun Slides Carpet Skate
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

Watch for the registration form 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!

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!

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.

2019-2020 YEARBOOK

Order deadline is February 21

The Berkeley Hills Yearbook provides 40 full-color pages that capture all the memories!

  • It's easy to order online at
  • Paper order forms are available in the office.

Don't forget to send your great event and athletics photos to for possible placement in the yearbook!

 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.

Mark your calendar and watch for registration details coming soon.