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May 11 Berkeley Hills Campus Weekly Update
  • Video Message from Head of School Paul Fisher
  • A Message from Mrs. Hyland
  • Remote Learning Parent Survey
  • Elementary Online Chapel
  • Upper School Online Chapel
  • Important ECA Calendar Announcements
  • Resources for Families
New Head of School Paul Fisher Joins ECA Today
In this truly remarkable time in history, Head of School Paul Fisher joins the Eden Family. Paul isn't able to meet you in the hallways and at activities we would normally be enjoying at this time of year.

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with Paul through his heartfelt video message of encouragement to you and his vision for Eden Christian Academy
Paul can be reached at pfisher@edenca.org .
A Message from Mrs. Hyland
Dear Parents,

Even though Mother’s Day looked a little different this year for many of us, I hope that all our mothers were celebrated and appreciated . We are truly thankful for ALL you do!

As the weather becomes warmer and spring is in full bloom, children naturally begin to focus on school ending and summer vacation. If that is true when children are in school, it may be doubly true with Remote Learning. Here are a few ideas to help students stay focused through the end of the year and finish strong.

  • Create a Designated Learning Space. It is important to find a specific space with limited distractions where parents can help monitor their child’s learning.
  • Establish a schedule. Routine and structure are very helpful for children. Whatever schedule works for your family, try to maintain that schedule daily.
  • Communicate your expectations. Let your child know the night before what is expected for the following day's work. Less surprises lead to fewer meltdowns. 
  • Submit Work. Be sure you (or your child) sends in work daily. Establish a time of day for submitting work before you wrap up the day’s Remote Learning.
  • Reach out for Help. Let your child’s teacher know if your child is struggling with understanding a concept or work completion. The further behind a student gets, the more frustrated they will become.

We are all facing challenges. And, we all need to encourage one another, stay strong, and give our best through the end of the school year. Hebrews 12 is a great reminder to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. He will help us finish the race set before us!

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. Hebrews 12:1-2a
 
Many blessings, 
Mrs. Hyland
Berkeley Hills Principal
Remote Learning Parent Survey
While we work in partnership with you through Remote Learning, we want to evaluate and improve.  Your valuable input will help us assess the effectiveness of various aspects of the Remote Learning plan. 
 
If you have not already done so, will you respond to the Remote Learning Parent Survey and tell us about your child's experience?
 
You can complete the survey for the campus your child attends by clicking the button below.
 
  • If you have children at more than one campus, please complete one survey per campus.

  • If you have more than one child at a campus and feel their experience varies, you may complete a survey describing each child's experience.
 
The survey closes at midnight tonight, May 11.
Thank you for taking time to provide your valuable feedback. We appreciate it!
Elementary Online Chapel
Meeting together changed for all of us in March. Practicing what makes Eden special remains the same.
 
Our May 6 elementary online chapel challenged us to think about what we are thankful for . We are thankful that we can still connect with our wonderful students and families. Enjoy the worship, a special message from an ECA student, a song from our Veggie Tale friends, thoughts about thankfulness and contentment, and a peek at what Leo is up to!  
Upper School Online Chapel
We're all thinking about the future and what that will look like for our families.
 
Today, our ECA upper school students are poised to become the next Christian leaders in colleges, businesses, ministries, military service, the Arts, and missions.
 
Be encouraged by these ECA students' expressions of faith in the May 6 online upper school chapel. Seniors in the Class of 2020 started it off with a message for all our moms. The community challenge was delivered by Elijah, an ECA junior , who communicated a powerful truth that's a great word for the whole school. Immediately following, Jessica led worship . Lastly, Eden alumna, Anju, brought the Word through verses in Psalm 46.
Important ECA Calendar Announcements
We continue to monitor the quarantine regulations for our area and will provide updates if changes are necessary.
Calendar

May 11 - Last day to submit Remote Learning Parent Survey
May 25 - NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day | No Remote Learning today

June 2 - Last Day of Remote Learning for PS3
June 2 - Awards Day for PS3 and grades 1-5
June 3 - Last Day of Remote Learning for PK4 and Kindergarten
June 3 - Awards Day for PK4, KAM, KFD, and grade 6
June 4 - Last Day of Remote Learning for grades 1-6
June 4 - Quarter 4 ends
Week of June 8 - Elementary Report Cards will be distributed
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Awards Days June 2 & 3

It will soon be time to celebrate our annual Awards Days! This special milestone in your child's year will be recognized in a Zoom Meeting. Each classroom teacher will email details to parents about their classroom's Awards Day.

Dates for Awards Days are:

June 2 - PS3 and grades 1-5

June 3 - PK4, KAM, KFD, and grade 6
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End of Year Drop-Off & Pick-Up

We are happy to share plans for the June 4 Drop-Off & Pick-Up Day drive-through for parents to drop off Eden materials that your children have at home (textbooks, iPad and charger, library books, etc.) and pick-up your child’s school supplies, belongings, art work, etc.

Here are the details for June 4.

  • June 4, 8:30-11:30 | Drop-off & Pick-up for students with last names A-L.

  • June 4, 12:00 - 3:00 | Drop-off & Pick-up for students with last names M-Z.

  • Simply place all Eden materials in a bag labeled with your child's first & last name and grade written in sharpie marker on the outside.

  • There will be an outdoor drop-off & pick-up drive-through in the parking lot. Berkeley Hills staff members will be posted in lanes that will be identified by the letter of the student’s last name. 

  • Parents can pull into the designated lane and Eden staff (with masks and gloves) will load your child’s belongings and receive your bag of Eden materials.

If you are unable to drop-off and pick-up on June 4, there will be alternative on June 5 from 9:00-11:00. An area will be designated just inside the Berkeley Hills Campus doors to drop-off and pick-up materials. Please have drop-off materials in a bag labeled with your child's first & last name and grade written in sharpie marker on the outside.

We continue to monitor stay-at-home regulations and we will update you if changes to the end-of-year plans are needed.
Resources for Families
We know many of our families have been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Here are some resources available to help during this tremendously challenging time.

Southwest Butler Food Cupboard
557 Perry Highway
Harmony, PA 16037
DRIVE-THRU FOOD DISTRIBUTION ONLY
When: 3rd Tuesday of every month
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Southwest Butler Food Cupboard was designed with the sole purpose of providing food to those in need of it. Whether you are unemployed or just unable to make ends meet, we are here for you and can give you bags of grocery items paid for and donated by people that want to help you.
 
Note: If you need food immediately, please call (724) 453-4184. An Eden family who volunteers there said they have food ready if it is needed before the listed delivery date. You will have to call, though.

Sewickley Food Pantry/Community Center
Sewickley Community Center
15 Chadwick St., Sewickley, PA 15143
412-741-5430
When: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the Month
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Sewickley and surrounding communities

Coraopolis Cooperative Food Pantry
1000 Fifth Ave
Open to public

North Hills Food Bank
Hiland Presbyterian Church
845 Perry Highway/ Route 19, Pittsburgh PA 15229
412-366-7477
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am to 1:45 pm
Open to the public

North Hills Community Outreach
1975 Ferguson Road    
Loaves and Fishes Food Bank  

Allison Park Church Food Distribution Campus Sites:
Allison Park Church- Mt Nebo Campus
318 Nicholson Road
Sewickley PA 15143
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When: Every Other Tuesday
Time: 11-1
Next Date is May 12

Allison Park Church Ohio River Campus
239 Merchant St
Ambridge, PA 150003
When: Every Other Tuesday
Time: 11-1
Next Date is May 12

Allison Park Church Deer Lakes Campus
908 Little Deer Creek Valley Rd
Russellton, PA 15076
When: Every Other Tuesday
Time: 11-1
Next Date is May 12

Allison Park Church Butler Campus
150 Legion Memorial Lane
Butler, PA 16001
When: Every Other Tuesday
Time: 11-1
Next Date is May 12

Allison Park Church Northside Campus
3035 Perrysville Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
When: Every Other Tuesday
Time: 11-1
Next Date is May 12

Allison Park Church Hampton Campus
2326 Duncan Ave
Allison Park, PA 15101
When: Every Other Tuesday
Time: 11-1
Next Date is May 5
NOTE: This location runs the opposite Tuesday of all other locations.
  Allison Park Church can deliver to families who do not have transportation or who are quarantined due to virus or high risk.

Allegheny Center Alliance Church
250 East Ohio Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-321-4333
Drive-Thru Hot Meal Distribution
When: Monday-Friday
Time: 11:30-1:00 Breakfast while available

Victory Family Church Food Distribution
21150 US 19
Cranberry Twp
724-453-6200
When: Tuesday-Saturday
Time: 10:00-2:00
Drive up food distribution, one bag per car.

Inter-Church Food Bank
McKees Rocks
618 Russellwood Ave, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
412-771-4088
When: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month

North Boroughs Food Pantry
Bellevue (location) but serves all of our north boroughs
Greenstone Methodist Church
939 California Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
412-487-6316
First Thursday: 2 to 4 p.m.
Second Thursday: 5 to 7 p.m.
Third Thursday: 2 to 4 p.m.
Fourth Thursday: 5 to 7 p.m.

West Hills Food Bank
Moon Township
522 Carnot Road, Moon Township, PA 15108
412-262-4930
Operating with a modified, drive-through distribution. 

General information about Food Banks in North Pittsburgh areas: Call to make sure hours or availability has not changed. When distribution sites run out of provisions they can no longer operate.
We are thankful for strong faith and unity in the Eden Family.