For more events, please see the CDS Calendar.
Legacy Grade Meetings
We encourage all parents to attend one of our final grade level meetings! This is a great opportunity for you to visually walk through the master plan and hear the reasoning behind no more modular classrooms and the addition of middle school science labs and live streaming rooms, a greenhouse and a prayer chapel in the new high school! You will also enjoy the time to ask your questions to Mark Davis personally. Click here to view a video invitation from Mr. Davis.
You are welcome to attend the meeting that works best for you, irrespective the grade levels of your students.
Yearbooks are still on sale! Just go to yearbookforever.com/#school/1875/2015 and follow the prompts to order books that your children will cherish forever. There are plenty of options, so you can personalize your purchase.
Parents wishing to honor their students with a personal ad can go to the same web address, choose Buy a Personal Ad, and select either Have the School Design My Ad OR Design My Own Ad Online. Upload your digital photos and your message for a permanent tribute to your children.
This secure site has easy-to-follow directions so that you can complete your orders from home with your credit card. Questions? Contact Robi Rego at email@example.com.
ERB Testing and Parent-Teacher Conferences
November 5, 6, and 7 are ERB testing days. During these days (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) the middle school will only be in session for ½ days (dismissal will be at 11:45). The afternoons during these specific days are designed to allow for parent-teacher conferences. Click here to download the letter with more details. Note that since school dismisses at 11:45 on November 6, 7, and 8 students should be picked-up no later than noon.
RSVP for Middle School Mother/Daughter Breakfast
Don't miss the upcoming Middle School Mother/Daughter Breakfast on November 13 from 7:30 to 8:05 a.m. in the Fireplace Room. Dawn Poulterer, our very own high school Bible teacher and guidance counselor will spend some time talking and sharing her experiences with you. Click here to RSVP.
This year's Penny Wars will be held from October 27-31. All money collected will go to Samaritan’s Feet and to the Matthews Police Department Christmas Drive. For more information and the rules, please click here to download a Word document.
Box Top Contest
The Lower School Box Top Contest is the week of October 27-31. Send in all the box tops you've been clipping and saving all summer. Whichever class has the most box tops will get extra recess and a fun treat! Classes will get DOUBLE points if you check the expiration date and put them in bags of 50. MS and HS are welcome to send them in as well. Contact Alexia Uecker at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Join the Booster Club
Have you JOINED THE CDS BOOSTER CLUB yet? It is not too late! Fall sports will end soon and winter sports are approaching. Join us for a game to cheer on our student athletes.
Available Positions on the Booster Club Board
Interested in serving on the Booster Club Board? We currently have two positions available: Secretary and Treasurer. For more information, please contact Rebecca Seibert at 704-877-0114.
Swim Team Interest Meeting
Students interested in swimming on the middle school or high school swim team are invited to an information session on Wednesday, October 22 at 3:15 p.m. in the HS Media Center. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend. We will have a suit sizing, apparel order, and question/answer session. For more information, contact Caroline Orsillo, Varsity Coach (email@example.com) or Katie Spata, Middle School coach (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tryouts for basketball for grades 6-12 will be held beginning October 27. Click here for the tryout schedule. Please remember that to participate in tryouts, athletes must have a current physical, parent permission form, concussion statement and $20 insurance payment on file with the office before tryouts begin.
CDS Students Accepted to North Carolina Honors Chorus
Please congratulate 6th grade student Lance Lokas for being accepted into the North Carolina Middle School Honors Chorus. Over 900 students audition and only 171 were accepted. He will be performing with the Honors Chorus in Winston-Salem, NC on November 8-9.
Congratulations to 4th graders Katie Creel, Kirsten Spolar and James Townsend, and 5th graders Emily Van Voorhis, Lauren Westbrook and Hannah Wylie for their acceptance into the North Carolina State Elementary Honors Chorus! Over 650 students auditioned, with less than 200 students accepted. They will be performing with the Honors Chorus in Winston-Salem, NC for the state Music Educators Conference on November 9.
Little Mermaid Tickets
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. General admission is $9.50 and all ticket sales are online. You may purchase tickets by go to www.showtix4u.com. You will be able to print your own tickets when you purchase them for no additional fee. If you request to have them mailed by USPS, there is an additional charge of $1.75. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Charlene Thomas at email@example.com or 704-847-2385, ext. 6108.
High School Musical Production Update
We will be changing the selection for the high school musical; however, the auditions will continue as scheduled. Auditions will be held in the Harbor Auditorium on Wednesday, November 12 (3:00-5:00 p.m.), Thursday, November 13 (3:30–6:00 p.m.), Friday, November 14 (3:30–5:30 p.m.), and Saturday, November 15 (10:00 a.m. – noon). Performance dates are March 19–21, 2015. Download a Word file from from Mrs. Thomas by clicking here.
Woodwind Player Needed
The Music Department is looking for a woodwind player (volunteer) to work the Wind and Strings Ensemble’s woodwind section. If you play a woodwind instrument and would like to work with these high school/8th grade students on Thursdays from 2:30-3:15, please contact Megan Tuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Book Fair
Our fall book fair is October 28-31 (with a special teachers' shopping day on Octobeer 27). Volunteers are needed to help students as they preview and purchase during book fair week. Click here to find a spot where you can help out. All volunteers will be entered to win a $5.00 gift certificate to use at the book fair!
Lions Cup Tennis Tournament
The annual ladies CDS Lions Cup Tennis Tournament is set for Monday, October 20 at Blakeney Racquet and Swim Club from 9:00 a.m.-noon. All skill levels invited, from beginners to seasoned players. Cost is $50 and includes includes bagels, coffee and catered lunch! Don't forget to bring cash or check for the Silent Auction! Click here to register.
Holiday Market and Casserole Sale
Mark your calendar for the 3rd Annual CDS Holiday Market and Casserole Sale!! It will be held Friday, November 21, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at CDS. This year, we will be having cooking parties to help bake items for the sale. We're also still accepting vendor applications. Download our flyer for more details or contact Julie Quill at email@example.com.
RSVP for Parents Association Cooking Parties
Looking for a way to socialize with other parents in your child's grade? The Parents Association has organized cooking parties. Click here to see all the opportunities to join us as we chop, mix, sauté and bake our way to multiple casseroles while enjoying the company of other parents.
Moms Managing Media
All parents of lower school through high school are invited to attend “Smart Parents and Smart Phones” on Thursday, November 6, 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the Fireplace Room. This month's topic is "The Video Game Habit." Learn how the game habit works, why the brain craves it, and the secret to balancing gaming in your home. Childcare provided and it's open to the public. Don’t miss it! RSVP at www.momsmanagingmedia.com. Contact Melanie Hempe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-996-7609. Click here for a flyer you can print and share.
CDS Moms: Come Pray With Us!
Moms in Prayer groups meet weekly for one hour to give praise and thanks to God and to uplift our school family in prayer to Him! Come whenever you can. There are two opportunities each week:
Small Group Bible Study
It's not too late to join an Anchor Small group! An ideal one is on Wednesday morning just after dropoff, from 8:15-9:30 a.m. There are other small groups on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Come join other women to study the Book of Mark under the Christ Covenant Anchor Ministry. If you have questions, contact Mary Roberts at email@example.com. For details and registration, click here.
Book Discussion Group: The Price of Privilege
Covenant Day School’s counselor, Dawn Poulterer, M.A., will be leading a discussion through the book The Price of Privilege by Madeline Levine, Ph.D. We meet every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. for five weeks (October 9 - November 13) to discuss the content of this powerful, research-packed book. Click here to download a flyer with more information. If you have questions, please contact Dawn Poulterer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CDS School Directories
If you did not purchase your convenient car size school directory (containing an alphabetical listing of contact information for all CDS families plus student names and grades) during our carpool sale last week, make sure to stop by any of the school offices with $5 to get your copy before we sell out.
Ways to support CDS
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.