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November 9 Berkeley Hills Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • ECA News
  • ECA Fundraising Outcomes
  • Message from Mrs. Botula
  • Announcements
  • Reminders
  • Connection Points
  • Frequently Used Links
Nov 9-19 - Christmas Art Contest
Nov 12 - Picture Retake Day
Nov 17 - Deadline to order Thanksgiving Meals
Nov 20 - Thanksgiving Feast
Nov 20 - Moms In Prayer Zoom Meeting
Nov 25-27 - NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break, buildings are closed
Closes on November 13 at 10:00 am
Strategic plan Survey 7 was sent to your email on November 6. 
Beauty is God’s design. He made His world beautiful and commissioned us to create beauty within it.
It is our aim to provide exceptional fine arts experiences that engage our students’ hearts and minds to desire, to think, and to act like Jesus. Your responses to the questions in Survey 7 will help us to determine what follow-up discussions, research, and focus groups need to be facilitated in order to discern what strategic goals will help us to better achieve that mission within the arts.
You can access this week's survey in the link below. Survey 7 closes on November 13 at 10:00 am.
We value the time you invest in providing your feedback. To show our appreciation, each week one respondent will be awarded a CHICK-FIL-A FAMILY MEAL. Congratulations to our Survey 5 recipient, Julie Yanchek! 
Add your voice to the conversation and complete Survey 7 today! 
We are truly grateful for the amazing support shown by everyone who contributed to the success and outcome of the 2020 WARRIOR CLASSIC GOLF OUTING!
We extend sincere appreciation to our three major event sponsors Ampco Pittsburgh, Hefren-Tillotson, and Fort Pitt Capital Group, our Warrior sponsor Mars Bank, and lunch/dinner sponsors, Alera Group, KLH Engineers, CDS Administrators, Inc., and Marianne Hall for their continued and generous support of Eden Christian Academy. 
Here's a look at the 2020 Warrior Classic numbers

Golf Participants - 88
Tournament Sponsors - 8

We are happy to announce that the dollars raised are already making improvements for our ECA athletes.

The money from the golf outing was allocated for the baseball bleacher installation project at the Mt. Nebo Campus. The work included a new gate in the fence for entry to the bleachers, drainage, the concrete bleacher pad and sidewalk, bleachers, and landscaping of the area around the bleachers.

Here’s an exciting update! The funds were immediately put to work and all the preliminary work for the project has been completed (gate installation, drainage, concrete bleacher pad, and sidewalk). We expect to schedule the installation of the bleachers before the end of this year and landscaping will be completed in spring 2021 – just in time for the next baseball season!

Dear Parents,
We often hear the question, “What would Jesus do?”

I think a more interesting question is, “What is Jesus doing?”
After his death, God raised Jesus from the dead and He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. And we learn in Ephesians that “God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything…”
Jesus is Lord of all.

As Abraham Kuyper famously said, “There is not one square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is sovereign over all, does not cry: 'Mine!'"
In Colossians we read that God was “pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.”
So Jesus is reconciling everything to Himself. Things on earth or things in heaven. So yes, Christ is forgiving our sin, and he is also restoring all of the created order. Whether it is the last, the lost, and the least of our communities, or a star in the Andromeda galaxy M32.

Everything is being put to rights.
And while we know that things now are not the way they are supposed to be, Jesus is making things the way they ought to be. Jesus is undoing the fall.
As if that is not enough, here is the bombshell.
In 2 Corinthians we see, “All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.”
Yes, you read that right. This task of reconciliation, or making things the way they are supposed to be, Christ has given to us.
So everything that we do in our family lives and our life at school is participating in Christ’s work of making things the way they are supposed to be.

And we work to equip the children so one day they decide to follow Christ and participate in His work to right what is wrong and bring us closer to the ways things ought to be.

It is a privilege and an honor for me, the teachers, and the staff, to play a small role in what God is doing in the lives of your children. 

Thank you for your engagement in our life together.

In Christ,
Mrs. MJ Botula
Interim Principal Berkeley Hills
Grades Kindergarten - 12
Student Meal November 20
Order Deadline November 17

Our annual Thanksgiving luncheon is specially prepared for us by Medure's Catering and has become an Eden favorite.

This delicious lunch will be served on November 20 at each campus and includes turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, yams, buttered green beans, stuffing, a dinner roll, one carton of milk, and dessert. The cost is $7.00 per meal.

Again this year, you also have the opportunity to purchase a meal that will be donated to the Light of Life Rescue Mission. And, your blessing to those in need will be multiplied -- every donated meal will be generously matched by Medure's catering. So, when you donate one meal, it becomes two! If Eden families donate 500 meals, Medure's will make it 1,000. Last year, the Eden Family and Medure's donated over 3,400 meals to help the homeless in the city of Pittsburgh.

It's easy to order!
  • Simply click the order button below.
  • Complete order information for each student meal (child's name, campus, grade).
  • If you wish, indicate the number of meals you want to donate to Light of Life.
  • Complete your contact information.
  • Click submit at the bottom of the form.
  • You will receive an email confirming that your order was submitted.

  • No payment is required at the time of your order. Your ECA account will be billed (separate from tuition) through FACTS.
  • This year, Thanksgiving meals will be served during regular student lunch periods. For health and safety, parents will not be able to join their child(ren) for lunch.

Questions about the Thanksgiving Feast? Please contact Mrs. Joyce Ricci at

Questions about your order? Please contact Mrs. Jenny Miess at
All Students
Contest November 9-19
Winners Announced November 24

We are excited to announce the first-ever Christmas Art Contest open to all ECA students!

One student winner will be selected from each campus. Winning artwork will be featured on the front of our ECA printed Christmas card that is sent to all families and donors. Winners will receive a $20 Target gift card.

Here are the contest details!
  • Who: Open to all students
  • What: Create an original, colored drawing on 8 x11 white paper (landscape)
  • Artwork Theme: What Does Christmas Mean To You?
  • Contest Dates: November 9-19, 2020
  • How to Enter: Submit artwork to your campus art teacher by November 19, 2020

Winners will be selected by ECA art teachers and will be announced on November 24.

Questions about the Christmas Art Contest? Please contact Mrs. Anna Aiken at
Deadline to order November 23
It's time again for our annual Silver Graphics Art Fundraiser!
You will be able to have your child's artwork printed onto coffee mugs, ornaments, cards and more! These items make great Christmas gifts and the proceeds benefit the elementary art program here at our school.
Watch for your child's order form coming home soon!
  • You will need your child's unique code on the order form to place your order (online or with the printed form).
  • Orders are due November 23.
  • Orders will be shipped to the school and sent home with your child the week of December 14.
Questions? Please contact Ms. Lowery at

November 12, 2020

Mark your calendar!
1st and 3rd Friday of Each Month
Zoom Meeting 1:30-2:30 pm
Join other moms to pray scripturally and specifically for your child and the faculty and staff at Berkeley Hills.

Join us for our next meeting on November 20!

Fall meeting dates are November 20, December 4, December 18.

For more information, contact Gia Haley Braafhart or Mandy Jabbour at
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Christ Church at Grove Farm
Concert begins at 7:00 pm

Here are details to help you plan for the concert. Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we all work together for health and safety and in compliance with our host facility.
  • Students in grades 1-6 will participate in the Elementary Christmas Concert.
  • The Berkeley Hills and Wexford campuses will have individual concerts on different evenings. 
  • The Berkeley Hills Christmas Concert is on Tuesday, December 8.
  • Each student is allowed two guests at the concert. We must adhere to this maximum since Christ Church has limitations on how many individuals can be in their sanctuary at any given time. 
  • All guests will be required to wear a face mask while inside the Christ Church facility.
  • All students will need to wear a mask on entry to the building and while seated waiting to perform.
  • Students will be able to sing and play instruments without masks as they will be socially distanced on the risers.
  • A video of the concert will be available for friends and family that are unable to attend. 
  •  Arrival time for Choral students is 6:15 pm.
  • Arrival time for Band, Rhythm and Chimes students is 6:00 pm.
  • Attire for band and choral students is a Christmas outfit of dress pants and dress shirt or sweater for boys; dress pants and dress shirt or sweater, or a dress for girls. Please no jeans, sweat pants, t-shirts, or sweatshirts.

We are here to serve you. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Snavely or Mrs. Rodriguez if you have any questions or concerns!
You can connect and interact with students in the cafe or on the playground!
  • Volunteers are needed every day!
  • Serving counts toward family volunteer hours.
  • Volunteers will be screened (temperature check) before entry and should come prepared with an Eden approved face covering as is required for anyone on campus.
  • Volunteer clearances must be on file.
It's easy to sign up online. Spots are filling quickly in November!


Share your smiles and great Eden event and athletics photos with us at

  • 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.
  1. Go to Campus Cuisine
  2. Use school access code ECA412 to create your user account
  3. Order hot lunches!
2020-2021 HOT LUNCHES
  • All lunches are pre-packaged and individually wrapped.
  • Milk must be ordered separately. It is not included in the hot lunch meal cost.
  • Orders, changes, and cancellations can be made up to 24 hours in advance.
  • Lunches are ordered when payment is complete and you receive a confirmation.

Contact Joyce Ricci at  
We are pleased to offer Eden Christian Academy families the opportunity to purchase approved, ECA branded masks. The masks are multi-ply, cover the nose and mouth, and are available in several colors. They can be purchased individually or in packs of five.
Orders will be delivered approximately 2 weeks from order date to your child unless you indicate that you wish the order to be held at your campus office for pick-up.
Place your order ONLINE HERE.
We are happy to partner with Instant Imprints Cranberry in service to our families. Please note that this is not a fund raiser and no profit on sales goes to ECA. 
Questions? Please contact Instant Imprints Cranberry at 724-776-0360 or
2020-2021 YEARBOOK
The Berkeley Hills Campus is proud to offer this year’s yearbook with 40 full-color pages that capture the memories!

It's easy to order online at
  • Click Yearbook > Buy Your Yearbook
  • Type in Eden Christian Academy
  • Select the Berkeley Hills Campus (Pittsburgh)
Paper order forms are available in the office.
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from preschool through senior year.