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YOU WANT THE BEST FOR YOUR CHILD. We do, too.

You're part of the Eden family.

 

We value you and want you to connect with the school and with each other.

At Eden, we encourage families to play an active role in everything that is happening at the school. Parents say they love the strong sense of community and family—in fact, they tell us it's an important part of what makes Eden special and one of the reasons we stand out from other schools.

 
Here are a just few places you can begin to connect
 

PARENT ASSOCIATION

As an Eden parent, you're already a member! Connect with other parents and the mission of the school at monthly Parent Association meetings.

Vicki Bonzo, President
Jodi Fleishman, Vice President
Ann Schlicktkrull, Secretary
Open position, Treasurer

Mt. Nebo Representatives:
  • Debie Balla
  • Jodi Fleishman
  • Tara Flinchbaugh
  • Amy Rafferty
  • Ann Schlichtkrull
Wexford Representatives:
  • Jennifer Bushee
  • Jenna LoDico
  • Angie Nacey
  • Kristy Sosso
Berkeley Hills Representatives:
  • Jodi Brooks

The Parent Association meets the second Monday of each month beginning at 9:00 am in the Student Union at the Mt. Nebo Campus.

2019-2020 Meeting Dates

September 9
October 14
November 11
December 9
January 13
February 10
March 9
April 20
May 11

Vicki Bonzo
Parent Association President
vicki@vlbonzo.com
412.302.4447

VOLUNTEERING AT EDEN


Volunteering is a vital part of our strong partnership with parents and the Eden community! We are grateful for and encourage volunteer participation that aligns with safety and security for students and staff. 
Policy Overview:
Volunteers are integral to the success of Eden Christian Academy. We deeply respect and encourage the many efforts of our exceptional volunteers who give so willingly of their time to the students and staff! Eden encourages and promotes school volunteering in order to expand and enhance partnership with our parents and community involvement within our school while maintaining safety and security for students and staff.  
Under Act 15 of 2015, which amends the provisions of the PA Child Protective Services Law, certain clearances are required for ALL volunteers that provide care, supervision, guidance or control of a child or children. In compliance with the law, any Eden volunteer in this capacity must provide all required clearances along with the signed Volunteer Registration Form prior to the first day that volunteer services are provided. 
 

View the entire EDEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY VOLUNTEER POLICY for the policy details, who needs clearances, and what clearances are required
 

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS:
Volunteer Clearance Instructions & Linkshow to obtain required clearances
Eden Christian Academy Registration Form 

Following are the instructions and links to obtain the required volunteer clearances to be submitted with Eden’s Volunteer Registration Form:

If you have been a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years, you are required to submit each of the following:

  1. Pennsylvania State Police Clearance (free for Volunteers)
    Apply online at https://epatch.state.pa.us/   Click “New Record Check” Button (Volunteers Only).
    NOTE: The “Record Check Status Detail” is NOT the actual clearance. Applicants must click on the words “Certification Form” in the middle of the screen in order to view and print the actual clearance certificate. The actual Criminal Record Check clearance should have the seal as a watermark on this form.

  2. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (free for Volunteers)
    Apply online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home. You will need to create an individual account. Once you obtain your login ID and password, go to “Individual Login”, select “Access My Clearances”, read the 'Learn More' page and at the bottom of the page, click “Continue”.  Go to “Create Clearance Application” and scroll down to "Begin".  Indicate “Volunteer Having Contact with Children” as your purpose of certification.  Complete the application.

  3. Signed “Volunteer Clearance Exception” statement
    Print from website and sign:
    http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_160267.pdf

  4. Signed Eden Volunteer Registration Form
    Print from website and sign:
    https://www.edenchristianacademy.org/editoruploads/files/Current%20Families/Volunteer%20Policy%20%26%20Registration%20Form/Volunteer_Registration_Form_2019-20.pdf

If you have NOT been a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years, you are required to submit each of the following:

  1. Pennsylvania State Police Clearance (free for Volunteers)
    Apply online at https://epatch.state.pa.us/   Click “New Record Check” Button (Volunteers Only).
    NOTE: The “Record Check Status Detail” is NOT the actual clearance. Applicants must click on the words “Certification Form” in the middle of the screen in order to view and print the actual clearance certificate. The actual Criminal Record Check clearance should have the seal as a watermark on this form.

  2. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (free for Volunteers)
    Apply online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home. You will need to create an individual account. Once you obtain your login ID and password, go to “Individual Login”, select “Access My Clearances”, read the 'Learn More' page and at the bottom of the page, click “Continue”.  Go to “Create Clearance Application” and scroll down to "Begin".  Indicate “Volunteer Having Contact with Children” as your purpose of certification.  Complete the application.

  3. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Clearance ($22.60 – volunteer responsible for this cost)
    If a volunteer has not been a resident of Pennsylvania for the previous 10 years, but obtained their FBI certification at any time since establishing residency, they may provide a copy of the certification and are not required to obtain any additional FBI certification. If they have not already obtained a FBI clearance then they should follow the instructions below:

4.  Signed Eden Volunteer Registration Form


Print from website and sign:
https://www.edenchristianacademy.org/editoruploads/files/Current%20Families/Volunteer%20Policy%20%26%20Registration%20Form/Volunteer_Registration_Form_2019-20.pdf

Berkeley Hills Campus
Joyce Ricci
jricci@edenca.org
412-364-8055
 
Wexford Campus
Kathy Chopp
kchopp@edenca.org
724-935-9301
Mount Nebo Campus
Christine Kaniecki
ckaniecki@edenca.org
412-741-2825

Click for step-by-step instructions How To Log Volunteer Hours

PRAYER GROUPS

Join with other moms to pray for your children and the school.
  • Contact Mrs. Hyland at khyland@edenca.org if you are interested in leading the moms prayer group!
  • Group meets every Friday morning, 8:00-9:00 am, Mt. Nebo Campus (upper level of student union)
  • No meetings on days when the Eden has a snow delay or is not in session
  • Contact Sarah Manges at sbmanges@gmail.com for more information

Send your prayer requests to Melissa Joswiak at mjoswiak@edenca.org