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March 2 Mt. Nebo Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • Spiritual Enrichment Week Stories 2020
  • All-School Announcements
  • Events & Activities
  • Counseling Corner
  • From the School Nurse
  • Volunteering at Eden
CALENDAR
March 6 - Student Retreat, grades 11-12
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 12 - End of Third Quarter
March 12 - Project Pen Pal trip to King Elementary
March 12 - Boys Volleyball Tournament, 6:00-8:00, in the field house
March 13 - Math Olympics No School, Teacher In-Service Day
March 13 - Black Light Dance
March 20 - End of Third Quarter
March 27 - Sarris Easter candy pick-up day
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
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
 
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  
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
 
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.


 HOT LUNCHES


1.        Go to Campus Cuisine
2.        Use school access code ECA412  to create your user account
3.        Order hot lunches!

Questions?  Contact Joyce Ricci at jricci@edenca.org    
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
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Boys Volleyball Tournament
March 12
6:00-8:00
Mt. Nebo Field House

Students and parents are invited!

Come cheer as Eden guys in grades 9-12 will volley it out in the field house from 6:00-8:00.

Admission is $1 for students and $3 for adults.

All donations and admissions will go toward the Senior Trip. 
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Black Light Dance
March 13
7:00-10:00
Mt. Nebo Cafe

The event is hosted by the senior class. No guests are permitted at this dance.

Admission is $10 per student. Tickets are available in the office and at the door.
Fine Arts Night
May 4
6:30-8:00
Mt. Nebo Campus

Band and choral concerts will be presented in the cafe at 7:00 and artwork will be on display in all the buildings on campus beginning at 6:30.


  • Enjoy the amazing artwork of students in grades 7-12! You will see art created using many different mediums - black pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic and tempera paints, and more.

  • Choir will be performing a combination of group, ensemble, and solo pieces from Broadway to contemporary worship.

  • Band will be performing a selection of pieces that should be familiar to the audience! We are preparing pieces from a number of well-known composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach, John Phillip Sousa, and Ludwig van Beethoven. We will also be performing a piece composed by senior Trey Tillotson entitled AviaryWe are excited to share this music with all of you!

Plan to join us for an evening featuring the gifts and talents of our students.
COUNSELING CORNER
WAYMAKER SCHOOL OF MINISTRY PREVIEW DAY
Thursday, March 5, 2020
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Victory Family Church, 21150 Route 19, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
724 453 6200

At WAYMAKER, students go beyond the classroom by receiving hands-on ministry training and practical knowledge from staff and pastors that live it every day. Our partnership with Southeastern University means you can earn a degree that will transfer anywhere – thanks to their SACSCOC accreditation.

Preview Day is your opportunity to experience how it all comes together. You will learn about your academic options, meet current WAYMAKER students and staff, and explore various ministry areas. Sign up & learn more at: waymakerschool.com/visit.


ACT/SAT TESTING DATES
ACT 2019-2020 Test Dates: April 4, June 13, July 18
Check registration deadlines and register online at act.org

SAT 2019-2020 Test Dates: March 14, May 2, June 6
Check registration deadlines and register online at sat.org/success

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Cischke
College & Career Counseling Office
VOLUNTEERING AT EDEN
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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