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March 9 Mt. Nebo Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • All-School Announcements
  • A Message from Mr. Aiken
  • Events & Activities
  • Counseling Corner
  • Volunteering at Eden
CALENDAR
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 - 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
April 6-13 - Easter Break NO SCHOOL
ALL-SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
MOCK TRIAL TEAM 2020
ECA Advances to States

Last week, ECA's Mock Trial Team defeated Pine-Richland High School in the semifinals and won their match against Upper St. Clair High School in the Region 1 Allegheny County finals!
 
Eden, who is undefeated, will represent Allegheny County in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania State Championship on March 27-28 . It is the seventh time Eden Christian Academy has advanced to the state championships since 2007 when the team was formed. 

Seventeen students are participating this year - Eden's largest team ever! In addition to teacher coach, Mrs.   Nancy Bishop,  and attorney advisor, Eden alumna  Mrs. Aubrey Hiskey , the team has two assistant coaches, Ms. Katelyn Gaston and Mr. Ben Rogers, Eden alumni and former competitors.
 
Team members are: Bukola Ajayi, Leia Davliakos, Leah Gloster, Collin Hicks, Sam Hogue, Liz Jacobs, Vivien Kohler, Nathan Moore, Holly Nassif, Noah Reaoch, Wes Rodu, Eli Rogers, Aneeta Sivaram, Trey Tillotson, Isaac Wick, Lydia Wisler, Isaiah Zimmerman.
 
Congratulations students, coaches, and attorney advisor!
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 five 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 times and details!

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.
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    
A MESSAGE FROM MR. AIKEN
A MESSAGE FROM MR. AIKEN

Dear Parents and Students,

Congratulations to our Mock Trial Team on qualifying for the State Championships by defeating Pine-Richland High School in the Allegheny County semifinals and Upper St. Clair High School in the finals! The team's poise, determination, and preparedness was evident as they argued the case. We are extremely proud of you and you represent Eden Christian Academy well. 

Team members include Wes Rodu, Trey Tillotson, Sam Hogue, Vivien Kohler, Holly Nassif, Buky Ajayi, Leia Davliakos, Leah Gloster, Collin Hicks, Nathan Moore, Aneeta Sivaram, Isaac Wick, Lydia Wisler, Noah Reaoch, Eli Rogers, and Isaiah Zimmerman.

Coach, advisor. and assistant coaches are: Mrs. Nancy Bishop, Mrs. Aubrey Smith Hiskey (Class of ‘08), Miss Katelyn Gaston (Class of ‘15), and Mr. Ben Rogers (Class of ‘19).

The high school retreats , a first time initiative, were a huge success. The themes were Personal Spiritual Breakthrough for the freshman and sophomores and Bringing Confluence to Life for the juniors and seniors. Special thanks to Mr. Jordan Kolarik, Mr. Michael Hall, and Mr. Ben Potter for their leadership and all faculty and parents that assisted .

The early re-enrollment period has ended and we will begin student scheduling for the 2020-2021 school year for students who have been re-enrolled.

If you have not re-enrolled, please do so soon to ensure that your child can schedule the courses they desire and need to complete for graduation.

If you have questions about re-enrollment at the upper school, please feel free to contact me directly.

God Bless and have a great week!
Todd Aiken
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

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: 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