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November 9 Wexford Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • ECA News
  • ECA Fundraising Outcomes
  • Message from Mrs. Holt
  • Announcements
  • Reminders
  • Connection Points
  • Frequently Used Links
CALENDAR
Nov 9-19 - Christmas Art Contest
Nov 11 - Veterans Day, wear red, white and blue today
Nov 17 - Deadline to order Thanksgiving Meals
Nov 20 - Thanksgiving Feast
Nov 25-27 - NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break, buildings are closed
Dec 1 - Picture Retake Day and PS3 Picture Day
ECA NEWS
ECA STRATEGIC PLAN SURVEY 7
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! 
ECA FUNDRAISING OUTCOMES
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

NET FUNDS RAISED - $26,496!
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!
MESSAGE FROM MRS. HOLT
Dear Parents,
 
Prayer works!

At Eden, we recognize the Lord’s sovereignty over every aspect of life. We want to see Him glorified in our school, in our families, in our community and in our nation. We may not always be able to see His hand at work but our first response should always be to PRAY.

One hot summer day my twelve-year-old son was tasked with mowing the lawn. After a short water break he could not get the mower started again. From the window I watched him yank at the cord a few times and walk dejectedly toward the house. When he explained the problem to me, I responded, “Did you pray about it?” You see, in our house, we ask the Lord for help with anything and everything, and deep down he knew it. He rolled his eyes, shook his head and walked out the front door. I knew he was going back out to pray about it. 

He didn’t question whether he should pray about it. We had trained him from a very young age that prayer should be our first response. You better believe that this mama asked the Lord to hear her son’s prayer for that mower to start.

And do you know what? It started, and my heart leapt!

You and I both know that results to prayer vary significantly, but in the Lord’s sovereignty he chose to answer that prayer immediately. The lesson for my son was more about knowing what to do in time of need, as opposed getting the desired result. 

We are not held responsible for the results of prayer but we can make prayer our first response; prayers of adoration and thanksgiving when things are going well and prayers of petition in times of need.

Before school and bedtime are two of the best times for families to pray together. James 5:16 tells us, “The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.”

You will never regret prioritizing prayer! 

Blessings,
Mrs. Julie Holt
Principal Wexford Campus
ANNOUNCEMENTS
ASSEMBLY WITH STORYTELLER TIM HARTMAN
November 5, 2020

In chapel last week, our students were inspired and delighted by the presentation of the fairy tale, How Johnny Pancake Almost Married the Princess of France.

Storyteller Tim Hartman masterfully wove the steps of good story building through this hilarious story. Students were fully engaged and laughed their way through his fun and fascinating presentation.

Mr. Hartman artfully finished our time together by reminding us that God has a purpose for each one of us.

Ask your child what they enjoyed the most!

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FEAST & MEAL DONATION
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.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  •  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 jricci@edenca.org

Questions about your order? Please contact Mrs. Jenny Miess at jmiess@edenca.org

CHRISTMAS ART CONTEST
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, color 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 aaiken@edenca.org

ART FUNDRAISER
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 on the 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 elowery@edenca.org
REMINDERS

PICTURE RETAKE DAY & PS3 PICTURE DAY
December 1, 2020

Mark your calendar!
GRADES 1-6 WEXFORD CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Monday, December 7, 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 Wexford Christmas Concert is on Monday, December 7.
  • 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 jsnavely@edenca.org or Mrs. Rodriguez krodriguez@edenca.org if you have any questions or concerns!
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MOMS IN PRAYER
Fridays, 8:30-9:30 am
 
Join other moms in prayer in the Wexford cafe on Friday mornings.
 
Please contact Rebekah at shriver01@msn.com if you have any questions or prayer requests. 

ICE CREAM FRIDAYS
 
Students can purchase an ice cream sandwich or an outshine popsicle for just $1.00. Proceeds from ice cream sales benefit the ECA Discovery Program.
 
A $10 Ice Cream Card good for 10 ice cream treats is available! Just send a check made payable to Eden Christian Academy in an envelope labeled with “Ice Cream” and your child’s name.

  • For those who have purchased an Ice Cream Card, the card is kept on file in the lunchroom. Your child does not have a physical card.  

  • When all punches on the card have been used, you will be notified so you can replenish the card. Teachers do not have this information. Please be assured that you will be given a week's notice when the card is empty.
FREQUENTLY USED LINKS
LUNCHROOM HELPERS

You can connect and interact with students in the cafe!
 
  • Volunteers are needed every day
  • Hours are 11:35 am-1:30 pm
 
We are happy to accommodate your availability. Perhaps you can help one day a week, every other week, or once a month! While the daily hours are 11:35-1:30, an hour during that time frame is also very helpful.
 
  • Serving in the lunchroom counts toward family volunteers hours.
  • Volunteers will be screened (temperature check) before entry and should come prepared with a school approved face covering as is required for anyone on campus.
  • Volunteer clearances must be submitted in order to serve.
 
It's easy to sign up online at WEXFORD LUNCHROOM SIGN UP
THANKSGIVING FEAST HELPERS

Four volunteers are needed to help serve the Thanksgiving meal during regular lunch periods on Friday, November 20.

The timeframe is 10:45 to 2:00. 

If interested, please email Kathy Chopp at kchopp@edenca.org.

  • Serving counts toward family volunteers hours.
  • Volunteers will be screened (temperature check) before entry and should come prepared with a school approved face covering as is required for anyone on campus.
  • Volunteer clearances must on file in order to serve.

EDEN PHOTOS

Share your smiles and great Eden event and athletics photos with 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.
MILK FOR STUDENT LUNCHES
 
Milk is available for purchase each day in the lunchroom. 

It's also easy to purchase milk online through CAMPUS CUISINE 
  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.

Questions?
Contact Joyce Ricci at jricci@edenca.org  
ECA BRANDED MASKS
 
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 cranberry@instantimprints.com
2020-2021 YEARBOOK
 
The Wexford 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 www.jostens.com.
  • Click Yearbook > Buy Your Yearbook
  • Type in Eden Christian Academy
  • Select the Wexford Campus
Paper order forms are available in the office.
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