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January 13 Berkeley Hills Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • All-School Announcements
  • A Message from Mrs. Hyland
  • Important Reminders
  • Activities & Events
  • Lunches & Snacks
  • Connection Points
  • After School Clubs
CALENDAR
Jan 13 - Parent Association Meeting, 9:00 am, held at the Mt. Nebo campus
Jan 14 - Musical rehearsal at Berkeley Hills, grades 5-6
Jan 15 - Meet & Greet with Mr. Paul Fisher, 7:00 pm, held at the Mt. Nebo Cafe
Jan 16 - Eco-Explorer Club begins
Jan 17 - Sixth Grade Steps Up to Mt. Nebo
Jan 17 - End of Second Quarter
Jan 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day NO SCHOOL
Jan 21 - Musical rehearsal at Berkeley Hills, grades 5-6
Jan 22 - Report cards distributed electronically
Jan 23 - PS3 parents invited to Learning Through Literature
Jan 24 - PK4 parents and students Track Up to Kindergarten
Jan 24 - Sixth grade to Science event
Jan 24 - Slipper Day, wear your favorite pair!
Jan 28 - Musical Rehearsal at Berkeley Hills, grades 5-6
ALL-SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

PARENT ASSOCIATION MEETING
January 13 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


MEET & GREET
WITH MR. PAUL FISHER

January 15
7:00-8:15 pm
Mt. Nebo Cafe

You are invited to meet Mr. Paul Fisher who will officially begin his role as head of school in July. The Eden Board is excited to offer an opportunity for you to meet him in person.  

The evening will begin at 7:00 with Paul's opening message , followed by a 30-minute question and answer session . The remainder of our time together will be informal conversation and refreshments concluding at 8:15.

We hope to see you there!

Invitations were emailed to all Eden parents on January 1.
Questions for the Meet & Greet can be submitted HERE .

2020-2021 NEW STUDENT/SIBLING ENROLLMENT
 
Would you like to enroll a child not currently attending Eden? New student enrollment is now open!
 
It’s easy to complete the  ONLINE APPLICATION HERE . If you have a current Eden student that will be re-enrolled during February Re-Enrollment, you will select the  Additional Student Application   for the new student you wish to enroll.
 
Questions?   Please contact Nanette Curtis at 412-364-8055 or  ncurtis@edenca.org
 
Note: Re-enrollment of current students begins in February.
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. HYLAND
Dear Berkeley Hills families,

I am thrilled to announce that thanks to a generous donation from the Aspire Foundation, established by Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe , our students have an amazing, new STEAMS Lab ! In just a few weeks, students will be in the lab experiencing innovative learning through projects that integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, and Spiritual concepts and subjects.

Enjoy a sneak peek at the lab that has been specifically developed to foster creativity, collaboration, problem-solving, imagination, life-skill development , and much more! 

We are extremely grateful for the generosity of the Aspire Foundation and their partnership with Eden Christian Academy at Berkeley Hills to create this tremendous space for our students to develop their God-given talents .

Blessings,
Mrs. Hyland
Berkeley Hills Principal
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
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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
6th Grade Steps Up
to Mt. Nebo
January 17
 
Your sixth grade student will experience life at the upper school including a tour of the campus, an opportunity to sit in a class, lunch, and more!

Event details were emailed to sixth grade parents last week.
All guests receive a book!

PS3 Invited to Learning Through Literature (LTL)
January 23
8:30 am and 12:20 pm

Parents, you are invited to visit LTL, a hands-on program u niquely designed at Eden integrating STEM initiatives and learning through purposeful play.

Learn how your child can thrive in LTL through exciting and developmentally appropriate exposure to pre-reading and pre-writing.

NEW THIS YEAR!
  • All attendees will receive a book
  • Invite a friend to join you on January 23
  • If your invited guest comes back for a tour of Eden, you'll receive a gift card

All event details are included in your invitation emailed last week. RSVP HERE.

2020 Box Tops Contest
Begins January 21
 
Start collecting points now 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.
PS4 Makes Tracks to Kindergarten
January 24
AM Class at 8:35 | PM Class at 12:20

Parents, you are invited to join your child and track on up to Kindergarten and a brand new adventure!

You'll have enjoy hands-on activities, explore the classroom, and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Your invitation was emailed last week.

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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JANUARY 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
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
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ART ROOM HELPER NEEDED
 
Would you enjoy cutting paper, organizing supplies, putting up and removing hall displays , and other similar activities? Ms. Lowery is looking for you!
 
Art room helpers are welcome any day and any time! Ms. Lowery will work around your schedule. If interested, please email elowery@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.

2019-2020 YEARBOOK
 

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

  • 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 CLUBS
Watch for details about these after-school enrichment opportunities

3D Printing
Thursdays, January 30 - May 14
3:15-5:00 pm
STEAMS Lab
Cost is $75 for 15 week club. Students receive a 3D model of their project.
 
Chess Club
Mondays, February 3 - March 30
3:15-4:30 pm
Library
Cost is $50 for 8 week club. Students receive a key chain.

Rubik's Cube Club
Mondays, April 20 - June 1
3:15-4:30 pm
Library
Cost is $50 for 6 week club. Students receive their own Rubik's cube.