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October 5 Wexford Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • ECA News
  • Message from Mr. Fisher
  • Announcements
  • Important Reminders
  • Connection Points
  • Frequently Used Links
CALENDAR
Oct 8 - Mad Science Assembly
Oct 9 - Moms in Prayer, Wexford cafe, 8:00 am
Oct 9 - Picture Day
Oct 28 - End of Quarter 1
Oct 29 & 30 - NO SCHOOL, Parent/Teacher Conferences
ECA NEWS
ECA STRATEGIC PLAN SURVEY 2
Closes on October 9 at 10:00 am
 
Strategic plan Survey 2 was sent to your email on October 2. 

The board of directors and administration of Eden Christian Academy are committed to faithful stewardship of the Lord’s resources at the Lord’s school. Our desire is to glorify God through financial management of tuition, donor dollars, and facilities in a manner that reflects our core values and commitments while helping us to achieve our mission.

Your responses to questions in Survey 2 will help us determine what follow-up discussions, research, and focus groups need to be facilitated in order to discern the strategic goals for improvement that will best serve our goal of faithful stewardship at ECA.
 
Add your voice to the conversation by completing Survey 2 today! 
MESSAGE FROM MR. FISHER
Dear Eden Family,

We have so much for which to be thankful.

We have completed five weeks of school full-time on campus! These weeks give witness to the promise that God works all things together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. God has wielded the limitations, inconvenience, and sometimes even stress of conducting school in this unique year to cultivate ingenuity, renewed compassion, empathy, solidarity, and sharpening of our educational tools.

As I listen to parents of students at other schools share their frustrations with remote and hybrid learning, I reflect on all of the cooperative learning, outdoor classes, classroom fellowship and prayers, chapel worship, laughter, camaraderie, and interactive learning I have witnessed on our campuses this year. And, I can't contain my joy for what God has provided to our Eden family.

As I peruse Canvas and Renweb/FACTS and take in the volume of learning that has already happened and see student work hanging in classrooms and hallways, and as I observe classes in session and the prowess of our faculty at cultivating student desires for what is good, true, and beautiful, I am overwhelmed by the gifts we have already received this school year.

We should not be surprised that the Lord has provided for us to be on campus uninterrupted and so meaningfully engaged in discipleship together day in and day out. Parents, students, teachers, staff, administrators, and board members all prayed for such a blessing, and our Father has graciously answered us. After our experiences last spring, such a blessing is something we no longer take for granted.

It is my prayer that we would all take this opportunity to praise Him for his goodness to us. These days may not look precisely how we would like them to, but perhaps we have been given fresh perspective on the treasure that is simply being together and sitting at Jesus’ feet to learn to desire, to think, and to act like Him

Let’s enjoy this moment, Eden family. And let’s expect that whatever comes, God will be working that together for our blessing and His glory as well!

For Our Students for His Glory,
Paul Q. Fisher
Head of School
ANNOUNCEMENTS
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
October 29 & 30

For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20

You want to see your child develop his or her talents and grow into the likeness of Christ.

We want that too. Working together, we can achieve this goal.

Conferences are a tremendous opportunity to build and strengthen team relationships as parents and teachers talk about progress seen so far this year. 

Be sure to sign-up for your conference online using the link below.
 
We are here to serve you! Please reach out to your child's classroom teacher or campus principal if you have any questions.
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MOMS IN PRAYER
Begins Friday, October 9

You can join other moms in prayer in the Wexford cafe from 8:00-9:00 am on Friday, October 9.

The group will be led by Rebekah Shriver and will meet each Friday.

Questions? Please contact Rebekah at shriver02@msn.com.
ICE CREAM FRIDAYS ARE BACK!
Beginning Friday, October 9

On 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.

As a convenience, you have the option of purchasing a $10 Ice Cream Card that is good for 10 ice cream treats for your child. Just send a check made payable to Eden Christian Academy in an envelope labeled with “Ice Cream” and your child’s name. When they have purchased 10 treats, you will be notified so you can replenish the card.

Students will still be able to purchase ice cream individually on Fridays by bringing $1. We do encourage the purchase of the Ice Cream Card to minimize the exchange of dollar bills. 
BOX TOPS CONTEST
October 5-23

Our first Box Tops Contest of the year begins today! Please send your Box Tops in a ziplock bag with your child's name and class on it. 

The classroom that collects the most box tops will win an additional mask break and an ice cream treat.

Start clipping and sending!

PICTURE DAY
October 9, 2020

Order forms were sent home in Friday Folders! Extra forms are available in the office.
HOST FAMILIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Did you know that there are 13 international students enrolled at ECA this year?

These students are fully engaged in their education and the life-changing experience they are enjoying with their host families.

Right now, there are students interested in attending Eden Christian Academy who need host families!

If you would like to learn more, please contact Jennifer Cranston, ECA International Director, at jcranston@edenca.org or 412-716-4672
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
CARPOOL REMINDERS

Morning Drop-Off

If you drop your child off after 8:30 am, a parent must walk them into the office to sign them in for the day. Thank you so much for your help!

Afternoon Pick-Up

Thank you for arriving by 3:30 pm for carpool pick up. If for some reason you will be late, please let us know. Call the office when you arrive and we will meet you at the glass doors so you can come into the office to sign your child out. 
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
CONNECTION POINTS
PICTURE DAY VOLUNTEER
October 9

A volunteer is needed to escort students back and forth between rooms for picture day on Friday, October 9. 

Hours needed are 8:30-11:10 am and 11:10-2:00 pm or the whole day is available as well!  

Clearances must be on file in the Wexford office in order to volunteer.

Please contact kchopp-carozza@edenca.org. 
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 their choice of 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
LIBRARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Do you love books? Don't miss these opportunities to help our students and campus library!
  • organize and alphabetize books
  • laminating
  • review (at home) potential books for our library shelves

Please contact Kathy Chopp at kchopp-carozza@edenca.org or 724-935-9301 for details.
FREQUENTLY USED LINKS

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.
  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. Milk can be ordered online.
  • 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 ON SALE

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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