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January 27 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 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 10 - Parent Association Meeting, held at the Mt. Nebo Campus, 9:00 am
Feb 11 - Spelling Bee during chapel
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
ALL-SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

PARENT ASSOCIATION MEETING
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 vicki@vlbonzo.com

Congratulations
 
PENNSYLVANIA MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION
Announces Regional Chorus
 
Senior, Trey Tillotson, recently participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 1 Chorus representing Eden Christian Academy. Trey auditioned and placed fourth in the Tenor 1 section . District 1 includes over 550 schools and private music teachers from Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.
 
Congratulations , Trey, on this accomplishment! The Eden Family is cheering for you as you rehearse for Regional Chorus in February.

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,

This week, some of our students were able to explore the new Berkeley Hills STEAMS Lab!

We are excited about all the activities ahead that will develop creative and critical thinking skills, problem-solving methods, perseverance, and teamwork. Your child will be using hands-on tools to solve problems AND have fun!

Enjoy a few photos of students in the STEAMS Lab and be sure to ask them about it.

Blessings,
Mrs. Hyland
Berkeley Hills Principal
Thank You, Second Grade!
 
In chapel last week, we learned the story , Follow the Drinking Gourd, by Jeanette Waters presented by second grade students.

Your child is growing wisdom every day at Eden.

Enjoy a few photos below.
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

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!
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

2020 Box Tops Contest
Now through 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.

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
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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
Registration deadline is today, Jan. 27
3D Printing
Thursdays, January 30 - May 14
3:15-5:00 pm
Students in grades 4-6
STEAMS Lab
Cost is $75 for 15 week club


Your child will develop teamwork, collaboration, critical thinking, and life skills in our exciting, hands-on STEAMS Lab. Students will be challenged to create a new product to help people . Working together, they will engage in the engineering and design process (design, print, test, revise) and develop a marketing strategy to get their product to the people it will help. Each student will receive a 3D model of the project.
Registration forms were sent in Friday Folders. Extra forms are available in the office.

Registration open until January 31
Chess Club
Mondays, February 3 - March 30
3:25-4:30 pm
Library
Cost is $50 for 8 week club

New and experienced players are invited to join the fun as you learn to play or improve your skills!
  • Learn strategies
  • Develop decision-making skills
  • Increase high-level thinking skills
  • Build confidence
  • Each student receives a chess key chain
Registration forms were sent in Friday Folders. Extra forms are available in the office.

Mark your calendar and watch for club details coming soon
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.