Covenant Day School Mobile ENEWS

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updated August 19, 2014

Upcoming Events • Aug./Sept.

For more events, please see the CDS Calendar.

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Please join us for Covenant Day School’s Convocation this Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Christ Covenant Church. We will be very pleased to have your family join us for this time during Christ Covenant’s evening worship service.

Fall Picnic - September 12 (5:30-8:00 p.m.)
Help us celebrate Covenant Day's 25th birthday at the fall picnic! This will be a fun event for the entire school, with a DJ, obstacle course, dunk tank, food trucks, cornhole, volleyball, games, face painting, free drinks, popcorn and cake! Families are invited. Bring a blanket for the lawn. You can purchase food or bring your own. We are looking for volunteers to help us with this event. Sign up HERE.

Student & Parent Resources

Summer Information
Click here to find summer information including reading lists, summer assignments, important forms.

2014-2015 Yearbook
Our yearbook website is open for business at  Early bird orders are $65 until Labor Day; prices increase after that. Parents can also reserve space or make their personal ads on this website.

For families of seniors: We will be hosting Senior Ad Saturday sessions to help parents choose and submit items for their ads. Dates are September 6, 13, and 20. Sign up for an appointment at

Academic Coaching: New Program Offering from the Academic Resources Department
Academic Coaching is a service that has been previously offered at CDS but is being expanded for the next academic year to include lower, middle, and high school. The goal is to provide test-taking strategies, study skills, time management techniques, and organizational help for students. It will also include "light tutoring." This is a 1:1 program which will be individualized toward a student's specific learning style, strengths, and weaknesses. There is a fee in addition to tuition for participation in this program. Session quantity varies with the grade and schedule of the student. Space is limited. For more information, please contact Rebekah Leonard, Director of Academic Resources, at

MMMMoms Managing Media
Do you struggle with setting gaming limits in your home? Do you need help with parental controls and technology balance? Join us the first Thursday of each month from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Fireplace Room for a series of meetings/discussions. Childcare is available. Our first meeting for the fall is on September 4; we will be discussing how screen time impacts children's learning potential. For more information and a downloadable flyer with the complete fall programming schedule, please go to the CDS Parent Resources page.

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High School

2014 Covenant Day Laptops
All CDS students in grades 10-12 need to have a mobile computer for their use both in and out of the classroom. Each school year, CDS offers a laptop package that CDS families can purchase. The package includes the supported laptop model for that school year, limited accidental damage warranty coverage, the use of CDS-owned PC software necessary for that year, and access to the loaner pool. This year’s supported model is Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e. For more information, Frequently Asked Questions, and a link to purchase through our vendor, please go to the Technology page.

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Middle School

New 7th Grade Elective Offered: Strings
A 7th grade strings class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. At least one year of private instruction is preferred. Beginning students are especially encouraged to take private lessons. The students will be learning how to play the violin primarily using the Suzuki Method. Each class will include violin technique through scales and exercises, ear training and music theory and how it directly relates to playing the violin, reviewing old songs, and learning new songs. Students will also be learning accompaniment parts to match their individual level of experience. There will be occasional additions to the Suzuki repertoire.

When enrolling in this class, please indicate the student’s current level of experience including Suzuki book and song last learned. Please contact Julie Johnson at or 704-234-2514 (sorry, no text) to answer any questions.

Lego Club Introduction Meeting
We will be meeting Monday, August 25 after school (3:15 - 5:00 p.m.) in room C-104 to discuss the upcoming LEGO teams! Join in the fun! For more information, download the flyer HERE or contact Ms. Morris at

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Lower School

Back to School Night
The Lower School’s Back-to-School Night is Thursday, August 28 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Christ Covenant Worship Center. No childcare provided.

Important Carpool Change
Due to a revision in the way afternoon pick-up locations are determined, carpool registration is no longer necessary in order to get an afternoon carpool assignment. Each family will be automatically assigned to an afternoon pick-up location and can receive their assignment, guidelines, and route map at the PA Back to School Expo (Monday, August 18 from 10:00 a.m. - noon). After that date, the information will be available in the Lower School office.

Lego Club Introduction Meeting
We will be meeting Monday, August 25 after school (3:15 - 5:00 p.m.) in room C-104 to discuss the upcoming LEGO teams! Join in the fun! For more information, download the flyer HERE or contact Ms. Morris at

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New Athletic Calendar
Click here to check out our new athletic calendar! In addition to viewing the calendar in a monthly and weekly format, you can now click on the agenda tab to print out a list of our upcoming athletic events!  

CDS LionsJoin the Booster Club
Click here to JOIN THE BOOSTER CLUB and invest in our student athletes!

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Fine Arts

Middle School Musical - The Little Mermaid
CDS Middle School Theater will present The Little Mermaid on October 30 at 7:00 p.m., October 31 at 7:00 p.m., and November 1 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Congratulations to all the cast members! We look forward to seeing all of you at your first rehearsal on September 2 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

High School Musical - The Addams Family
CDS High School Theater will present The Addams Family on March 19 at 7:00 p.m., March 20 at 7:00 p.m., and March 21 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Stay tuned for information about auditions for this year’s high school musical production.

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CDS Events

Community Heroes Celebration - September 10, 2014
On Wednesday, September 10, Covenant Day School and Christ Covenant Church will have our 15th Annual Community Heroes Celebration, including a special "Heroes Brunch" and a worship service. We invite you to watch and share these informational and invitational videos for our 15th annual celebration:

Kids! You can take part in thanking our community heroes by sending us a short video of why you are thankful for them! Draw and share (on video) what makes your community hero special. Once you have your footage, please email us at and we will help you get us your video (we need it no later than August 25). Our video team will edit the footage into a video to show at the Community Heroes event on September 10. Watch our video invitation on Vimeo (CLICK HERE) for more information about this.

For more information about Community Heroes Celebration at Christ Covenant Church and Covenant Day School, please go to our Community Heroes page.

Community Heroes Lunch – Volunteers Needed
On Wednesday, September 10, CDS will host a lunch for our community heroes and their families. The lunch will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the middle school gym. We need volunteers to help with the set up and clean up, as well as to bring dessert items and beverages. For more information, and to sign up to help, please go to If you have questions, please contact Tanji Bradley at

Holiday Market- Vendors Wanted!
Do you own a family business and would like to participate in our annual CDS Holiday Market? The Market will be held on Thursday, November 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Parent Association is currently accepting applications for vendors from CDS families who own their own business and sell "cash-and-carry" type items suitable for a market experience. Download our flyer for more details or contact Julie Quill at

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school notes

CCC Hiring Childcare Workers
Christ Covenant Church is currently hiring childcare workers for Anchor groups and Women’s Bible Studies on Tuesdays (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.), Wednesdays (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.), and Thursdays (9:00 – 11:45 a.m.). The rate of pay is $10 per hour with a two hour minimum. Please contact Mindy Thornton at or 704-708-6133.

Parent Resources
See our Parent Resources page for information about Moms Managing Media and Moms in Prayer support groups.

2014 Graduation Keynote Address
The audio of Dr. Ravi Zacharias' keynote address from our CDS 2014 graduation service is now available online at The audio will be available until August 28.

Ways to support CDS

Employment Opportunities
Covenant Day School is accepting applications for the following positions:

Click the title to download a complete description of the position. For more information and to download an application, click here.

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