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November 18 Berkeley Hills Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • All-School Announcements
  • A Note from Mrs. Hyland
  • Important Reminders
  • Activities & Events
  • Connection Points
  • After School Sports
CALENDAR
Nov 22 - Thanksgiving Feast
Nov 25 - PK4 puppet show in the gym
Nov 27-29 NO SCHOOL THANKSGIVING BREAK
Dec 6 - Flannel Friday, wear your favorite flannel shirt today
Dec 9 - Parent Association Meeting, 9:00 am, held at the Mt. Nebo Campus
Dec 9 - Elementary Christmas Concert, 7:00 pm, Christ Church at Grove Farm
Dec 9 - Winter Art Show, before the Christmas Concert, 6:00 pm, Christ Church at Grove Farm in the Cafe  
Dec 10-12 - Penguin Patch Christmas Shop
Dec 13 - Steeler Day, wear your gear or black and gold today
Dec 19 - Learning Through Literature Nativity Play
Dec 20 - PK4 PJ Christmas Party
Dec 20 - Classroom Christmas celebrations, 1:30-2:30
Dec 23-Jan 3 NO SCHOOL CHRISTMAS BREAK
ALL-SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Enrollment Now Open
 
2020-2021 NEW STUDENT/SIBLING ENROLLMENT
 
Would you like to enroll a child not currently attending Eden? New student enrollment is now open!
 
It’s easy to complete the  ONLINE APPLICATION HERE . If you have a current Eden student that will be re-enrolled during February Re-Enrollment, you will select the  Additional Student Application   for the new student you wish to enroll.
 
Questions?   Please contact Nanette Curtis at 412-364-8055 or  ncurtis@edenca.org
 
Note: Re-enrollment of current students begins in February.
Meeting in December
 
PARENT ASSOCIATION MEETING
December 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
A NOTE FROM MRS. HYLAND
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Faith in Action
Makes Ordinary Extraordinary

“Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” I Corinthians 10:31b

 
Dear Berkeley Hills families,

In just a short time, we will be celebrating one of my favorite holidays.  Thanksgiving is such a blessed time filled with family, friends, and of course, good food! 

I am so thankful the Lord has allowed me to be a part of your children’s lives . What a blessing to see their smiling faces each day. I pray your Thanksgiving is filled with the goodness of the Lord!

I will thank you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High. Psalm 9: 1-2

Blessings,
Mrs. Hyland
Berkeley Hills Principal
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Dress Code Reminders
 
ECA dress code does not permit rips in clothing worn to school. No rips or holes in jeans are permitted.

Leggings and yoga pants are acceptable for girls but must be worn with a long or tunic type shirt that comes down to mid-thigh .

Boy’s hair must be no longer than the top of a crew neck collar in the back, and not below the eyebrows in front.

Hair for boys and girls must be cut so that the student’s face is clearly visible . Hairstyles that “make a statement” by their color or unusual nature are not permitted .
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Recess and Cooler Weather
 
We will continue to go outside for recess in the cooler weather.  Please be sure that your child has the appropriate clothing - jacket, hat, gloves, scarf.
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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. 
Safety Reminder for Afternoon Dismissal
 
Do not park behind the building in the Omega parking lot or in the preschool parking lot to pick up children in K-6 grade .

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Tim Hartman Visits Berkeley Hills Chapel

While bullying has become a hot topic for schools all across the country, storytelling is the universal language that can address the problem. 

Students were delighted as they followed Tim’s latest story, Folk Trails, around the globe to visit a bullied South American crab, an Egyptian monk who couldn’t seem to get rid of a basket of grapes, and a Japanese lord who would do whatever it took to save his people.

We were all challenged and encouraged to see how much better the world would be if generosity, kindness, and self-sacrifice were the first reaction to every situation .

Ask about your child's favorite part of the story!

A native to Pittsburgh, Tim Hartman has been professionally acting, singing, writing, cartooning, and storytelling since 1982.


Book Fair
November 14-19, 2019


Visit the Book Fair!



  • All purchases benefit our school.
  • Enjoy a wide variety of books.
  • Open during school hours, November 14-19.
  • And, NEW this year, order ONLINE HERE.


Blanket Drive
Collecting fleece material donations
November 18 - December 11
 
The Berkeley Hills Warrior Leadership Team (WLT) is partnering with the Northeast Ministry School to bless the homeless in our region.

You can help! Simply donate 2 yards of fleece material used to make the blankets . Donations can be placed in the box outside Mr. Sullivan's Bible classroom next to the main office.

  • 20 students in the WLT will travel to the Northeast Ministry School on December 12 to make blankets and pray over them
  • WLT will participate in an outreach delivering the blankets to the homeless during the week of December 16

Questions? Please contact Mr. Sullivan at tsullivan@edenca.org
Silver Graphics Fundraiser
benefits the Art program at Eden
Order Now through November 27


You can order your child's artwork printed on memorable keepsakes that are perfect for Christmas gifts!

Your child's order form, sent home last week, includes their student ID number used to purchase merchandise at Silvergraphics.com . Or, you can email Ms. Lowery at elowery@edenca.org for your child's number.

Ordering ends on Wednesday, November 27!

Items ordered will be sent home with your student the week of December 16.
Elementary Christmas Concert
December 9 at 7:00 pm
 
Kindergarten through sixth grade students from Berkeley Hills and Wexford will join together for this concert that includes performances by the praise team, chorus, rhythm, and band.   It is mandatory for students to attend the Christmas concert. 

Families and friends are invited to share a glorious evening honoring our Savior. You won’t want to miss it!
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Winter Art Show
before the Christmas Concert
December 9
6:00-7:00 pm
in Christ Church at Grove Farm Cafe beside the main lobby
 
Enjoy this year's Flower Power themed show. 

Students' framed artwork will be available for sale for $30. Payment can be made with cash, check, or credit card. Come early to see the artwork in bloom!  

Penguin Patch Christmas Shop
December 10-12


Students in Kindergarten-6th grade will have an opportunity to shop for parents, grandparents, siblings, and special friends.


  • Gifts will be wrapped so they are a surprise!
  • More information will be sent home in Friday Folders.
Box Tops Contest Winners

Congratulations to Miss Buirge's / Mrs. Rowland's second grade class who collected the most box tops and will celebrate with an ice cream party!

The Berkeley Hills Campus collected a total of 2,571 box tops during the contest.

Watch for details about the winter Box Tops contest scheduled Jan 21-Feb 14.


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!
CONNECTION POINTS
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VOLUNTEERING AT EDEN

Recess Volunteers 
Looking for a way to earn those volunteer hours? You can help recess run smoothly. It's easy to SIGN UP ONLINE. Questions? Please contact Joyce Ricci at jricci@edenca.org


Thanksgiving Feast Volunteers
November 22, 11:00-1:30 pm
Our annual Thanksgiving Feast is a great opportunity to interact with students all eating together at the same time! Volunteers are needed for set up, serving food, and clean up. If you are interested in helping, please contact Joyce Ricci at 412.364.8055 or jricci@edenca.org

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
REPRESENT BERKELEY HILLS
 
Eden's Parent Association connects parents with each other and the mission of the school with many activities throughout the year.

You can represent the Berkeley Hills Campus and earn your volunteer hours! Interested in more information? Please contact PA President Vicki Bonzo at vicki@vlbonzo.com
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BASKETBALL COACH NEEDED
 
A fifth and sixth grade girls basketball coach is needed!

Contact Tim Sullivan at tsullivan@edenca.org if you are interested in this paid coaching opportunity.
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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.

2019-2020 YEARBOOK
 

The Berkeley Hills Yearbook provides 40 full-color pages that capture all the memories!

  • It's easy to order online at www.jostens.com.
  • Paper order forms are available in the office.

Don't forget to send your great event and athletics photos to edenphotos@edenca.org for possible placement in the yearbook!
AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS
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BERKELEY HILLS INTERMEDIATE YOUTH BASKETBALL
GIRLS GRADES 4-6

Registration OPEN NOW through Nov 22


Practice scheduled to begin the week of Nov 25
Season concludes end of Feb/early March
Open to Berkeley Hills girls in grades 4-6

10 participants are needed to have a Berkeley Hills team

Home games will be played at the Mt. Nebo Campus gym - generally scheduled on Saturdays at 3:00 or 4:00
Away games may be scheduled any day of the week except Sunday

Practice Schedule  is Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 pm in the Berkeley Hills Gym
  • Practice schedule may change to Monday and Thursday in mid-December based on gym availability
  • Practice and game schedule is posted on Youth-Intermediate Athletics Calendar 
  • Please note that practice and game dates are pending

Cost is  $100 per athlete
 
A girls coach is still needed! If interested in coaching or assisting, contact Tim Sullivan at  tsullivan@edenca.org
 
All athletes must have a current physical for the school year before participating in practice;  CLICK HERE   for the form
 
REGISTER ONLINE HERE   by November 22!
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BERKELEY HILLS INTERMEDIATE YOUTH BASKETBALL
BOYS GRADES 4-6

Registration OPEN NOW through Nov 22


Practice scheduled to begin the week of Nov 25
Season concludes end of Feb/early March
Open to Berkeley Hills boys in grades 4-6

10 participants are needed to have a Berkeley Hills team

Home games will be played at the Mt. Nebo Campus gym - tentatively scheduled Wednesday evenings at 6:30 or 7:30
Away games may be scheduled any day of the week except Sunday

Practice Schedule  is Tuesdays and Fridays, 3:30-5:00 pm in the Berkeley Hills Gym

Cost is  $100 per athlete
 
John Nestor is coach for the boys team! If you are interested in assisting, contact Tim Sullivan at  tsullivan@edenca.org
 
All athletes must have a current physical for the school year before participating in practice;  CLICK HERE   for the form
 
REGISTER ONLINE HERE   by November 22!