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November 25 Berkeley Hills Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • All-School Announcements
  • A Note from Mrs. Hyland
  • Important Reminders
  • Activities & Events
  • Connection Points
CALENDAR
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,

This week, we celebrate 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
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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. 
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Mrs. Laird Visits Berkeley Hills Chapel

Last week, the Berkeley Hills Campus gave an Eden Family welcome to Mrs. Laird! In chapel, Mrs. Laird reminded students of the importance of listening for God’s voice in their lives. Experiencing that challenge in a real way, students listened for the voice of a friend giving them direction while they navigated blindfolded through an obstacle course with lots of noise in the background. Life can be like that!

We realized that it is easier to hear the Lord when we are quiet. Are we taking the time to listen or are we too busy? The more we know His voice, the easier it is to hear Him clearly even when facing a difficulty.

Thank you, Mrs. Laird!
ACSI Spelling Bee

Eden students were up for the challenge at the ACSI spelling bee in Seneca, PA, and placed in grade levels and the final spell-off!

5th Grade Spelling Bee : Nina Oliver, 1st place; Karissa Eurich, 2nd place; Emily Johnson, 3rd place

6th Grade Spelling Bee : Lila Cook, 3rd place; Jack Nelson, 4th place

Final Spell-Off : Nina Oliver, 2nd place; Jack Nelson, 4th place

Nina and Jack will attend the regional ACSI spelling bee in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Congratulations on your great work!


Berkeley Hills Family Night 2019

Eden is so much more than a school; it’s where each child and family is known and cared for!

From books to baked goods, classroom visits to hands-on activities, the Berkeley Hills Campus was rocking with energy and laughter at Family Night.


Visit Eden's SmugMug for a look at some of the fun!
Silver Graphics Fundraiser
benefits the Art program at Eden
Orders close Wednesday, 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.

Order Deadline: 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.
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Christmas Blessings
for Berkeley Hills special area teachers, administration, and staff
 
It's the time of year when we think about those who are special to us!
 
The Parent Association is happy to provide an opportunity for you to bless Berkeley Hills special area teachers, administration, and staff with a cash gift at Christmas.
 
Read all the details HERE
 
Extra forms are available in the office.
Gifts will be collected until Friday, December 13.

Blanket Drive
Collecting fleece material donations
Now through 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
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Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive

Thank you to all who donated to the Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive, the senior project of two Mt. Nebo students.

594 cans were collected and given to the Light of Life Rescue Mission.

The 4th grade class collected the most cans and they will enjoy a pizza party!


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


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!