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Nov 24 | Alumni Night
Nov 25 | Half Day – Thanksgiving
Nov 26-30 | Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 28 & 29 | Getty Concerts
Dec 4 & 5 | Coca-Cola Christmas Classic
Dec 6 | CCC Christmas Concert
Dec 8 | HS Coffee with Dr. Uecker
Dec 11 | MS/HS Band/Choir Concert
Dec 17 | LS Christmas Concert
Dec 21-Jan 1 | Christmas Holiday
Jan 7 | Admissions Open House
Jan 11-15 | Rising Freshman Week
Jan 13-15 | Spirit Week
Jan 15 | Second Quarter Ends
Jan 18 | MLK Holiday

For more events, see the CDS Calendar.

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THIS WEEK | Stuff the Box - Middle School Donations • Coca-Cola Christmas Classic • Construction Updates
News & Information | This Week in the News • Musicians Needed
Athletics | Join the Booster Club
High School | Coffee with Dr. Uecker • Semester Exams • High School Exam Snacks
Middle School | Exam Schedule
School-Wide Events | Families Managing Media
Christ Covenant Church | Joy: An Irish Christmas — Keith and Kristyn Getty in Concert • Christmas Concert • Job Opening • Community Life Center Construction
Announcement Pages| High School | Middle School | Lower School | Guidance

This Week

Because of the holiday, there will not be an ENEWS next week. This section includes events in the next two weeks.

Stuff the Box - Middle School Donations
November 16-25
The middle school is blessing our community with specific food items to help Matthews HELP Center's Bounceback Backpack Program. Cans will be collected in homeroom each morning. Use the list to shop and share in this annual food donation.

CCCCCoca-Cola Christmas Classic
December 4 & 5
This year's Coca-Cola Christmas Classic basketball tournament will be on December 4-5. Click here to learn more.

Volunteers are needed to collect admissions at the gate, work in the concession stand, and work the clock. Click here to go to our Sign Up Genius page for more information.

Construction Updates
Due to weather delays, the lower Fullwood Lane/southwest entrance will be closed until further notice. In addition, the back parking lot near the new playground is closed for repaving. The adjusted carpool map is available on the Legacy project information page. Thank you for your continued patience with our construction and changes in carpool. We appreciate it!

Click here to go to the Legacy blog — and be sure to subscribe to get the updates by e-mail.

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News & Information

Charlotte Teen Publishes Book to Help Other Kids Deal With Grief
(from The Charlotte Observer online) For her Girl Scouts Gold Award, Charlotte Sanders, 18, chose to adapt the “Chameleon’s Journey” play into a book to give to children who are dealing with the death of a loved one. She and her mother, Laurie Sanders, donated 70 books to children at this year’s Chameleon’s Journey grief camp, sponsored by Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region. [Click here for full story]

Check our Facebook page or our website's In the News page for more news stories like this!

Musicians Needed
Do you play piano, cello, viola, bass, bassoon, or percussion? The Fine Arts Department is looking for people to play these parts in the high school’s production of Fiddler on the Roof. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Tuttle at mtuttle@covenantday.org as soon as possible. The music is here and ready to be practiced. Rehearsals will be on Mondays in January from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and a couple of other days. The show will be performed the week of February 1-6.

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Upcoming Events


Join the Booster Club
We are excited that basketball season is almost here! Click here to join the CDS Booster Club and support our student athletes. Your support will benefit our teams for years to come!

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High School

Coffee with Dr. Uecker
Tuesday, December 8 | 8:15-9:15 a.m.
The Parents Association invites all high school parents to coffee with Dr. Uecker on Tuesday, December 8 in the HS media center. Dr. Uecker will discuss and field questions on a variety of topics including the new building, service program, master schedule review, homework, and grading scale.

Semester Exams
First semester high school exams will be held December 11-18. All exams will be administered at 9:00 a.m. For more information, including the exam schedule, see the High School Announcements page.

Volunteers Needed for High School Exam Snacks
Exams are upon us! We need parent volunteers to help bless the high school students during exam week. This is a simple and much appreciated way to serve the high school students by providing a little extra nourishment as they are taking their exams. Please check our Sign Up Genius page to see if you can help.

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Middle School

Exam Schedule
First semester middle school exams will be held December 16-18. Middle school students will be dismissed at noon on each of these exam days. An exam schedule is available on the Middle School Announcements page so that you may know what exams will be given on each day.

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School-wide Events

Families Managing Media
Thursday, December 3 | 9:30-11:00 a.m.
You are welcome to join other parents the first Thursday of each month at Beantown Restaurant in Matthews as we learn about the effects of screen use and video gaming on our children. Learn tips on how to better manage tech devices in your home. Very informative, informal and helpful monthly discussions and guest speakers. For more information, contact Melanie Hempe at melanie@familiesmanagingmedia.com or Ellen Cotton at ellen@familiesmanagingmedia.com

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Christ Covenant Church

GettyJoy: An Irish Christmas —
Keith and Kristyn Getty in Concert

November 28 & 29 | 7:00 p.m.
Christ Covenant Church is pleased to host the Gettys this Christmas! Join Ireland's own Keith and Kristyn Getty as they present an evening of music joyfully celebrating the birth of Christ. Accompanied by an outstanding band of top bluegrass and Celtic folk musicians and step-dancers, as well as the Christ Covenant sanctuary choir, the evening is a unique blend of modern hymns, Irish folk music, and some of our favorite Christmas carols. There is no admission cost and no tickets required for the event. For more information, please go to christcovenant.org/getty.

Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 6 | 7:00 p.m.
You are invited to the Christ Covenant Church annual Christmas Concert, featuring the Christ Covenant Sanctuary Choir, the Christ Covenant children’s choirs, Covenant Day School choirs (lower school choir and the high school a cappella choirs), and symphony orchestra. Refreshments will follow the concert.

Community Life Center Construction
For updates on the Our Heritage construction and the Community Life Center, please check out the Our Heritage blog. This week's post included information on the progress of the first floor construction.

Job Opening at Christ Covenant
Christ Covenant Church Children’s Ministry seeks a full-time Elementary Ministry manager to direct and manage programming for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. For more information, please go to the Christ Covenant Church Employment webpage.

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