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March 2 Berkeley Hills Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • Spiritual Enrichment Week Stories 2020
  • All-School Announcements
  • A Message from Mrs. Hyland
  • Important Reminders
  • Connection Points
  • Lunches & Snacks
CALENDAR
March 2 - Dr. Seuss Day
March 6 - Wear your favorite Christian t-shirt today!
 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 27 - Wear your favorite team jersey today!
March 27 - Sarris Easter candy pick-up day
March 31 - Spring Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
April 1-4 - ECA's Upper School presents High School Musical, purchase tickets online
SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT WEEK STORIES 2020
This is another prayer written by an AP Literature student at ECA’s upper school. Before Spiritual Enrichment Week began, 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.
 
Almighty God,
We thank you and praise you for everything that you have blessed us with. We thank you for bestowing unmerited grace upon us through your Son, Jesus Christ, and we specifically ask for your provision and special blessing upon the class of 2021. We pray against spiritual and educational apathy, and ask that you provide avenues for stimulation of their hearts and minds; enable them to pursue knowledge of you and a relationship with you relentlessly, and grant them harmony of mind and in their friendships. We ask all these things through your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who will reign on high evermore.
Amen.
During Spiritual Enrichment Week , one elementary class had an intentional and meaningful discussion of John 13 and the purpose behind Jesus washing the feet of his disciples . In response, as a song about God’s grace and love played in the background, the teacher knelt on the floor and washed the feet of each of her students and prayed over them individually . It was a beautiful expression of God’s great love and a moment the students will likely remember all their lives . During the special time, another teacher stopped and asked if she could wash the classroom teacher’s feet and all of the students surrounded her, laid their hands on her, and prayed .
 
The teacher shared her thoughts, “I don't think I've ever experienced a more beautiful moment with my students, and the response was overwhelming. Many of them sat with tears in their eyes and all of them gave me hugs and sincere thanks at the end. I have heard from some parents that it was the first thing their child shared with them when they got home and one mom said her son was so moved he cried when he told her the story.”
Your child is growing in knowledge and wisdom at Eden. Every day.
ALL-SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
WE'RE HIRING!
BUILDING/GROUNDS MANAGER
 
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  csmullin@edenca.org .
 
The Eden employment application can be downloaded for print HERE

SARRIS EASTER CANDY FUNDRAISER

Pick-up day is Friday March 27

Watch for pick-up day times and details!

ORDER NOW!
 
SPRING SPIRITWEAR SALE
 
March 2-16

 
Order your SPIRITWEAR ONLINE HERE !
 
 
Orders will be delivered to your child the week of March 30 . Be sure to include your child's name, grade, campus, and homeroom or classroom teacher in the notes section when you check-out.

PARENT ASSOCIATION MEETING
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 vicki@vlbonzo.com
ECA's Upper School Proudly Presents
 
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
April 1-4, 2020
Mt. Nebo Campus
 
Enjoy performances Wednesday through Saturday. You don't want to miss it!
 
April 1-4 at 7:00 pm
April 4 matinee at 2:00 pm
 
REFERRAL REWARDS PROGRAM
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  csmullin@edenca.org
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. HYLAND
Dear Berkeley Hills families,

Thank to all the parents and families who came to the elementary musical. It was exciting to see the students honoring and glorifying God with their musical gifts.

Special thanks to Mrs. Snavely and Ms. McShane for all their efforts directing our students in the performance.

Blessings,
Mrs. Hyland
Berkeley Hills Principal
Chapel News

In February, second grade students studied Black History in Art and learned about fiber artist, Faith Ringgold, known for her story quilts .

Students enjoyed making their own quilting block patterns , and created designs using complementary colors.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
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CELL PHONES, GAMING AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES

These items are not to be used or visible during the school day (8-3:30 p.m.). If these items are being used or are visible during the school day, they will be confiscated. Phones must be submitted as is. If a student is ill or needs to speak with a parent, they should ask for permission to be dismissed to the school office. Parents or relatives that need to contact a student during school hours need to call the school office and a message will be given to the student.

For the first offense, the phone will be confiscated and the parent will be contacted. The phone will be returned to the student at the end of the day. If a second offense occurs, the phone will be confiscated, an after school detention will be given, and the phone will be given to the parent following the detention.
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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. 
CONNECTION POINTS
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MARCH 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

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.
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!