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January 20 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
Jan 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day NO SCHOOL
Jan 21 - Special Chapel presentation of Follow the Drinking Gourd
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
Feb 4 - Musical Rehearsal at Wexford, grades 5-6
Feb 5 - Dental Program
Feb 6 - 100th Day of school, wear 100 appropriate items
Feb 11 - Chapel Spelling Bee
Feb 11 - Musical Rehearsal at Wexford, grades 5-6
Feb 14 - Valentines Parties 1:30-2:30
Feb 17 - President’s Day NO SCHOOL

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

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
Note: Re-enrollment of current students begins in February.
Dear Berkeley Hills families,

Students will soon be engaged in exciting activities in the new Berkeley Hills STEAMS Lab !

We asked Mrs. Botula to describe the valuable skills your child will be developing in the robotics component of the program.

"At Eden, w e understand that it is critical to provide your child the opportunity to move from being a consumer of technology to being a creator and problem solver ! While Eden students have been learning block-based coding in their computer classes, now we have added robotics to our STEAMS (science, technology, engineering, arts, math, and spirituality) program

Robotics is not only a visual and tangible way to teach programming, it also requires creative thinking, critical thinking, lots of problem-solving, perseverance, and teamwork . Robotics is a perfect way to provide hands-on opportunities for your child to use technology to create, solve problems, and have fun ." 

Enjoy a few sneak peek photos of the STEAMS Lab!

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

  • 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

Event details are in your invitation.  RSVP HERE.
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.

Invitations were emailed to PK4 parents.
Special Chapel
January 21
2:30 pm
You are invited to join us in the gym for this special chapel presentation of the story Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Waters.

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.

Mark your calendar!

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!

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
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
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

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

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!
Watch for details coming soon about these after-school enrichment opportunities

3D Printing
Thursdays, January 30 - May 14
3:15-5:00 pm
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
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
Cost is $50 for 6 week club. Students receive their own Rubik's cube.