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May 11 Mt. Nebo Campus Weekly Update
  • Video Message from Head of School
  • Remote Learning Reminders
  • Remote Learning Parent Survey
  • ECA's Upper School Online Chapel
  • Counseling Corner
  • Important ECA Calendar & Class of 2020 Announcements
  • Good Samaritan Fund & 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 .
Remote Learning Reminders

  • The upper school daily class schedule during Remote Learning is:
Period 1 - 8:30-9:15
Period 2 - 9:20-10:05
Period 3 - 10:10-10:55
Period 4 - 11:00-11:45
Lunch - 11:50-12:35
Period 5 - 12:40-1:25
Period 6 - 1:30-2:15
Period 7 - 2:20-3:05

  • Students should attend Zoom Classrooms for direct instruction, person to person interaction, question and answer time, and review for upcoming assessments (tests and quizzes).

  • To allow the time necessary to continue progression through curriculum during Remote Learning, Final Exam Testing has been canceled.

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.
ECA's Online Upper School Chapel
It just keeps getting better!

Be encouraged by these ECA students' expressions of faith in the May 6 online upper school chapel. Seniors in the Class of 2020 start it off with a message for all our moms. The community challenge is delivered by Elijah, an ECA junior , who communicates a powerful truth that's a great word for the whole school. Immediately following, Jessica leads worship . Lastly, Eden alumna, Anju, brings the Word through verses in Psalm 46.  
Counseling Corner
STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 7-11 THIS FALL

Parents and students, please remember to complete your course request sheets for the 2020-2021 school year and return them to Mrs. Cischke at bcischke@edenca.org .


Important ECA Calendar & Class of 2020 Announcements
We love the Class of 2020!

  • Have you spotted an ECA Senior Yard Sign? Share a picture of your senior and their sign with us edenphotos@edenca.org
  • Senior spotlights began on Eden social media last week.
  • Senior Awards will be presented asynchronously. The date will be announced.
  • Celebrations have been scheduled! Senior Breakfast is on Thursday, July 30, at 8:30 AM and Commencement Ceremonies are on Friday, July 31, at 7:00 PM. These activities will occur at Christ Church at Grove Farm.
  • Our plan is to still have the prom on the Gateway Clipper and we are awaiting approval on the date.
  • We are disappointed that the seniors missed out on the Senior Trip and we have invited them to attend the Senior Trip in 2021! 

As we receive updates from the State of Pennsylvania, we will communicate any necessary changes.
Calendar

May 11 - Last day to submit Remote Learning Parent Survey
May 12 - Tutoring & Study Day
May 12 - AP Calculus Test at 2:00
May 13 - AP English Literature Test at 2:00
May 15 - AP US History Test at 2:00
May 15 - AP Computer Science Test at 4:00
May 18 - AP Biology Test at 2:00
May 19 - AP Psychology Test at 2:00
May 20 - AP English Test at 2:00
May 21 - Tutoring & Study Day
May 22 - AP Statistics Test at 2:00
May 25 - NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day | No Remote Learning today

June 3 - Last Day of Remote Learning instruction
June 4 - Quarter 4 ends
Week of June 8 - Upper School Report Cards will be distributed

July 30 - Senior Breakfast, 8:30 AM at Christ Church at Grove Farm
July 31 - Commencement Program, 7:00 PM at Christ Church at Grove Farm
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Awards

It will soon be time to celebrate with our senior and annual awards.

Watch for details coming soon!
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End of Year Drop-Off & Locker Clean Out

We are finalizing plans for Drop-Off & Locker Clean Out at the Mt. Nebo Campus.

Please watch for details in the weekly update.
Good Samaritan Fund & Resources for Families
Good Samaritan Fund

We know that the COVID-19 crisis has deeply impacted many. There are families in the Eden Christian Academy community that are hurting with loss of income, financial needs for paying bills, and even daily food needs.

In response to these needs, we have created a Good Samaritan Fund.  Mrs. Christine Kaniecki, a parent of two Eden alumni who also works in the Mt. Nebo campus office, has graciously accepted the opportunity and responsibility of managing this fund.

There are two action steps:
  • First, please pray. If the Lord prompts you to give, you can make a gift online at Good Samaritan Fund OR you can mail your gift to the Mt. Nebo Campus, Attention Christine Kaniecki, 318 Nicholson Road, Sewickley, PA 15143. Please make your check payable to Eden Christian Academy and note Good Samaritan Fund in the memo line.
  • Second, if you know of an Eden family that is in need or if your family is in need, please confidentially contact Mrs. Christine Kaniecki at ckaniecki@edenca.org.

We are thankful for the opportunity to come alongside families in need just as the Good Samaritan did in Luke 10:25-37.

Family Resources

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
Eden Christian Academy in white chapel building
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.