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September 28 Berkeley Hills Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • ECA News
  • Message from Mrs. Botula
  • Announcements
  • Important Reminders
  • Upcoming Activities
  • Connection Points
  • Frequently Used Links
CALENDAR
Sept 29 - Progress Reports sent electronically, grades 2-6
Oct 2 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher In-Service Day
Oct 28 - End of Quarter 1
Oct 29 & 30 - NO SCHOOL, Parent/Teacher Conferences
ECA NEWS
SENIOR NAMED NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP COMMENDED STUDENT

We are proud to announce that ECA senior Milaina Reaoch has been named a National Merit Scholarship Commended Student! A letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, has been presented to this scholastically gifted senior.
 
Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). This means that out of the 1.5 million students entering the program, Milaina is in the top 3%!
 
Eden Christian Academy's most recent commended students received full to significant academic scholarships to Syracuse University, the University of Pittsburgh, Robert Morris University, and Liberty University.
 
Please join us in congratulating Milaina on achieving this honor.
ECA STRATEGIC PLAN LAUNCHED SEPT 25
Survey 1 Closes on October 2 at 10:00 am
 
Details about the strategic plan including a link to Survey 1 were sent to your email on September 25. Please be sure to read this important message outlining the purpose, focus, and expected outcomes for the process that is underway.
 
Here’s an overview of what you can expect.
  • You will receive a total of seven surveys (one a week) sent to you on Fridays by email asking you to evaluate a specific aspect of the Eden experience. Survey 1 was sent to you on September 25.
  • Each survey will remain open for one week.
  • We ask that you submit only one survey response per household.
  • Your responses to the surveys will inform the development of focus group conversations that will take place in November and December.
  • You will receive invitations to register to participate in the focus group conversations that are of most interest to you.
  • Following the surveys and focus groups, the board and administration will assemble stakeholder committees to pray through the themes that rise to the top. The board and administration will then prayerfully establish Eden’s highest priority goals for the next five to seven years and will draft and publish strategic plans that will, Lord willing, meet those goals.
 
Your participation is a critical component to the strategic plan process.
 
Add your voice to the conversation by completing Survey 1 today! 
MESSAGE FROM MRS. BOTULA
Dear Parents,

Last week, I shared with you Genesis 1:26 where God says, ”Let us make man in our own image, after our own likeness.” I looked at how our children image God in his creativity.

This passage in Genesis goes on to reveal God’s intention for humanity.
 
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
 
God was entrusting us with the creation of culture, and the care and cultivation of his Creation.

Our children can see this original calling fulfilled by their parents every day. They see it when construction workers build highways, homemakers bring order to domestic life, shopkeepers provide food for our tables, and musicians bring forth songs.

Each day at ECA, we work to equip your child and develop their interests and abilities so that they may also participate in this, our original calling

Thank you for your engagement in our life together.

Blessings,
Mrs. Botula
Berkeley Hills Campus Interim Principal
ANNOUNCEMENTS
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PROGRESS REPORTS
September 29, 2020

Progress reports will be sent electronically on September 29 for students in grades 2-6.

We are here to serve you!

Please reach out to your child's classroom teacher if you have any questions.

Parent/Teacher Conferences are October 29 and October 30. Watch weekly updates for the link to conference sign-ups.
FLU VACCINE CLINIC
October 2, 2020
 
As we approach winter, public health authorities recommend getting a flu shot. As a service, a Flu Vaccine Clinic will be offered at the Mt. Nebo Campus.
 
Flu Vaccine Clinic
Eden Christian Academy
Mt. Nebo Campus Warrior Field House
Friday, October 2, 2020 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
Today is the last day to reserve a time: Flu Vaccine Clinic Online Scheduling Link
 
Walk-in clients will be accepted with completed paperwork/consent forms, however, we encourage online scheduling to help prepare and maintain all social distancing recommendations.
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!
 
When you open your home as a host family, you have the opportunity to:
  • Build life-long relationships
  • Share God’s love and grace with an international student
  • Learn about a different culture
 
ECA’s international program provides:
  • Liaison support for both the host family and student
  • A monthly stipend for the host family
And, international students cover their own personal expenses.
 
Would you like to learn more? Please contact Jennifer Cranston, ECA International Director, at jcranston@edenca.org or 412-716-4672 
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
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
MASK REMINDER

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support by ensuring that your child is wearing a properly-fitting mask that covers both their mouth and nose.

Please remember that students are only exempt from wearing a mask if you have provided a medical excuse stating wearing a mask over the nose and mouth would be detrimental to the student’s health.

We are thankful that we can work together to keep everyone healthy and safe.
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CLASSROOM CELEBRATIONS
 
We love to celebrate birthdays and special holidays with our students!
 
In this current season for the health and safety of all, please be aware:

  • All snacks must be store bought and individually packaged
  • One parent volunteer per 10 children is allowed in the classroom for parties
 
Please contact your campus volunteer coordinator if you have any questions.
 
Thank you for supporting our efforts to keep everyone safe!
ACTIVITIES
BOX TOPS CONTEST
September 21 to October 16
 
Our first contest of the year is underway! 

There are two easy ways to collect box tops and earn cash for Eden! Learn how to earn HERE.

The classroom turning in the most box tops will win an ice cream party!

PICTURE MAKE-UP DAY
November 12, 2020

Mark your calendar.
CONNECTION POINTS
BOX TOPS PARENTS

We are looking for a Box Top Parent for each classroom. As a Box Top Parent, you will:
  • collect turned in box tops from your classroom teacher
  • check the expiration dates
  • count and sort the box tops into groups of 50
  • submit them to the main office

This is a great way to fulfill your volunteer hours from home!

We still have spots for Box Top Parents in PS3-AM, PS3-PM, PK4-AM, First Grade, Third Grade, and Fourth Grade.

Can you help?

Please contact Sarah Detar at sarahdetar@icloud.com to volunteer or for more information. 
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BERKELEY HILLS MOMS IN PRAYER
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 October 1!

Fall meeting dates are October 1 (on a Thursday due to no school on October 2), October 16, November 6, November 20, December 4, December 18.

For more information, contact Gia Haley Braafhart or Mandy Jabbour at bhmomsinprayer@gmail.com
LUNCHROOM & RECESS HELPERS
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 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. Spots are filled for September but you can still sign up for October!


FREQUENTLY USED LINKS
  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  

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.
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 www.jostens.com.
  • 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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