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September 23 Mt. Nebo Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • All-School Announcements
  • Counseling Corner
  • Costa Rica Mission Trip Registration Deadline
  • Middle School Retreat
  • Senior Portraits
  • Student Community Service Requirements
  • Yearbook Sale Price
CALENDAR

Sept 28 - All-School Family Picnic at Orchard Hill Church, 11:30-2:30
Oct 3 - Picture Day at Mt. Nebo
Oct 14 - Health Screenings grades 7-12
Oct 16 - PSAT Exam for grades 10 & 11
Oct 16 - All-School Chapel at North Way Church, 12:45-1:45 pm
Oct 16 - Grades 7-12 Grandparents Day
Oct 19 - Grades 9-12 Homecoming Dance in the Cafe, 7:00-10:00 pm
Oct 25 - End of First Quarter
Oct 25 - See You at the Pole
Oct 30 - Conference Day, No School
Oct 31 - Conference Day, No School
Nov 1 - In-Service Day, No School
ALL-SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
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FAMILY PICNIC UPDATE!
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NEW FAMILY PICNIC ACTIVITIES

Look for upper school students adding their energy and enthusiasm in these areas:
 
  • Face painting staff sponsor Mrs. Marcassi
  • Corn hole tournament staff sponsor Mr. Foltz
  • Yearbook tent staff sponsor Mrs. Potter
  • International student tent staff sponsor Mrs. Cranston
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YOU ARE NEEDED!
Volunteers ma ke the picnic a success
 
The picnic committee is looking for:
  • A generator that can accommodate a 20 amp plug
  • 5 pop-up tents
  • 10 fold-up chairs

If you can help, contact Erin Soza at erinsoza@gmail.com

And, there are still open slots for many volunteers! Click the link below to sign-up.
 
ALL-SCHOOL FAMILY PICNIC
September 28
11:30-2:30
 
You are invited to join the Eden Family for a day of fun, food, and connection.
 
We hope to see you there!

RSVP today!
Next month’s meeting
 
PARENT ASSOCIATION MEETING
October 14 at 9:00 am
Held at the Mt. Nebo Campus in the Student Union
 
Questions? Contact PA president, Vicki Bonzo at vicki@vlbonzo.com
Mark your calendar
 
ALL-SCHOOL CHAPEL
October 16
Held at North Way Church
 
The Eden Family and students from all three campuses gather for this annual favorite!
REGISTER YOUR GIANT EAGLE ADVANTAGE CARD
Raise Funds for Eden Every Time You Shop
Three easy steps help Eden through the Apples For The Students program:


  • Enter Eden's school ID# 0295

  • Shop, scan, and support Eden!
EDEN PHOTOS
 We love to see your smiles.

Share your great Eden event 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 or Instagram.

  • Student first names may appear; we do not tag or use last names of current Eden students on social media.
2019-2020 HOT LUNCHES
  • 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.
  • Milk is NOT included in the hot lunch meal cost, and must be ordered separately.

Questions? 
Contact Joyce Ricci at jricci@edenca.org   
  1. Go to Campus Cuisine
  2. Use school access code ECA412 to create your user account
  3. Order hot lunches!

COUNSELING CORNER
FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS (11th & 12th grade)
Tuesday, September 24
6:30 - 8:00 pm in room 411
Mt. Nebo Campus

The RSVP date has passed but you can still join us! Here's what you can expect:

  • PHEAA representative, Marian Hargrave, will present information about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process. You do not need to bring any tax return information with you since this is not a completion workshop.

  • Allyson Grubb, Director of Student Financial Services at Geneva College, will share expertise and provide the college perspective.

  • Jason Vallozzi from Campus to Career Crossroads, a personal college consultant, will be available for a question and answer session.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Cischke at bcischke@edenca.org .

ATTENTION 7TH & 8TH GRADE PARENTS
Please make a note of trimester dates for students in grades 7 & 8 only
  • Trimester 1 starts on August 26, 2019
  • Trimester 1 ends on November 15, 2019

  • Trimester 2 starts on November 18, 2019
  • Trimester 2 ends on February 28, 2020

  • Trimester 3 starts on March 2, 2020
  • Trimester 3 ends on June 4, 2020
Dates are subject to change due to weather related school cancellations.

PSAT GRADES 10 & 11
October 16

All 10th and 11th grade students are required to take the PSAT exam which assesses verbal reasoning, mathematical reasoning, and writing skill. In 11th grade, it is also tied to National Merit Scholarships. Individual score reports are typically released in mid December. The PSAT exam will begin upon student arrival on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

  • Testing will be complete around 11:30 am in time for students to eat lunch and attend the All- School Chapel and Mt. Nebo Grandparents Day at North Way Church. 
  • The cost of the PSAT exam is $20.00 for each Eden student and can be paid by cash or check. Please send payment as soon as possible and no later than Monday, September 30 so your child will receive their FREE Test Practice Manual. Prompt payment also allows us to preregister students and ensure smooth procedures on testing day. Checks should be payable to Eden Christian Academy. If paying in cash, please bring the correct amount as we may not be able to make change!

UPCOMING COLLEGE FAIRS
Beaver County College Fair
October 1
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Penn State Beaver Gymnasium , 100 University Drive, Monaca
Representatives from over 100 colleges, universities, and technical schools as well as the military will be at the college fair to answer questions and provide information.

North Pittsburgh College Fair
October 7, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm
La Roche University, Kerr Fitness & Sports Center
Meet representatives from 140 colleges and universities.
For more information, visit https://www.laroche.edu/npcf/
COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP
Registration deadline is September 26

Costa Rica Mission Trip
June 6 -12, 2020
Deposit checks should be made out to Eden Christian Academy in the amount of $175 and turned in to the office marked "For Christie Wilkin."

Contact Christie with any questions at cwilkin@edenca.org .
MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT
Middle School Retreat
Ligonier Camp & Conference Center
October 23-24

Don't miss this awesome opportunity to get away from the routine of school for a time of worship, reflection, and recreation at an event that always brings the 7th and 8th grade classes closer and facilitates new friendships.

Students will be challenged to grow in their faith through worship and the word at the Wednesday night service. Other activities include hiking, team building, breakout sessions, Capture the Flag, a bonfire, and generally having a blast .

Details and registration forms were sent home with students.

Questions? Contact Mr. Kolarik at jkolarik@edenca.org .
SENIOR PORTRAITS
Senior portraits are due by November 1, 2019 . There are two options to provide your vertical headshot, 300 dpi jpeg:

  1. Upload your image directly to our yearbook website at https://images.jostens.com/410643677. This is our preferred method of submission. 
  2. Email your image to Mrs. Potter at apotter@edenca.org.

Important notes about senior portraits:
  • Clothing must comply with the school dress code. The yearbook staff reserves the right to refuse your photograph if it is inappropriate.
  • No full body poses along with hands near face. Your photo should be a vertical headshot. 
  • Indoor or outdoor photos are accepted. 
  • Background should be simple and uncluttered. 
  • No texture, name stamping, embossing, logo, or date stamp should be visible. 

Remember, our goal is to achieve a unified appearance of all senior pictures in the yearbook!

Questions? please contact Mrs. Potter at apotter@edenca.org .
STUDENT COMMUNITY SERVICE
SERVICE HOUR REQUIREMENTS
& HOW TO LOG AND RECORD

A new school year brings new opportunities to serve - or maybe you've already begun!

If you are new to the Upper School campus , please review the following two documents to understand our community service requirements and to set up your MobileServe account so you can begin logging your service hours right away.

If you are a returning student , just continue serving and logging your hours just like last year. Please review the community service document for minimum requirements and deadlines.




Please contact Mr. Laird at glaird@edenca.org if you have any questions.
YEARBOOK SALE PRICE
2019-2020 YEARBOOK
$5 discount through October 5

 Take advantage of the only discounted price for the year and purchase the 2019-2020 yearbook for $55 . That's a $5 discount!

Yearbooks can be purchased at www.jostens.com .
Just select "SEWICKLEY" to order the upper school yearbook.