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Sept. 1 | MS Back-to-School Night [i]
Sept. 2 | LS Praise Dance Mtg [i]
Sept. 3 | HS Back-to-School Night [i]
Sept. 7 | Labor Day (No School)
Sept. 9 | Community Heroes [i]
Sept. 15 | Junior/Senior Night [i]
Sept. 18 | Teacher Workday
Sept. 22 | Freshman/Sophomore Night [i]
Sept. 28 | Christian College Fair [i]

For more events, see the CDS Calendar.

quick links

Highlights | Construction Updates • Parent Education Sessions • Grade Level Meetings • Community Heroes Celebration • Friday Reflections

High School | Back-to-School Night • Athletics News • College Guidance Night • Freshman/Sophomore Guidance Night • CDS Christian College Fair

Middle School | Back-to-School Night • Musical

Lower School | Praise Dance

General Information | Community Heroes Lunch Volunteers • News from the Media Center • Yearbook Orders • Athletic Booster Club • Parents Association • Moms in Prayer Groups • American Heritage Girls

Announcement Pages
High School | Middle School | Lower School | Guidance


Construction Updates
Be sure to subscribe to the Legacy blog to get weekly photo updates by e-mail! This week's update includes information about the new playground, fitness center, and high school as well as the answer to the question "What is that weird square structure between the A and B buildings?"

Current parking and carpool maps are available on the Legacy Project Information page.

Parent Education Sessions
All CDS parents are encouraged to attend one of our October Parent Education Sessions. Head of School Mark Davis will discuss CDS policies on bullying, cell phones, and other important topics. Sessions will be held Thursday, October 1, 8:30–9:30 a.m. in the Fireplace Room (C building) and Tuesday, October 6, 7:00–8:00 p.m. in the Harbor (C building).

Grade Level Meetings
Do you have questions for CDS Head of School Mark Davis or your child's principal? Join them at our Grade Level Meetings and have your general questions answered! Meetings will be held from September 21-October 26. Click here for meeting dates and times for your child's grade.

Community Heroes Celebration
Wednesday, September 9 | 12:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)
Covenant Day School and Christ Covenant Church will host first responders, veterans, and active/retired military. Everyone is invited to join us as we thank our Heroes for their service to our community and this country. Our guest speaker this year will be Dr. Harry Reeder, senior pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Be sure to watch and share this video invitation to invite local Heroes and those who want to honor them.

Friday Reflections
Each week, our head of school, Mark Davis, writes a reflection about the week at Covenant Day School. The Friday Reflections are e-mailed to those who request it. If you would like to receive these weekly e-mails, enter your e-mail address in the box at the bottom of this newsletter.

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High School

HS Back-to-School Night
Thursday, September 3 | 6:30 p.m.
High school parents will meet at 6:30pm in the HS gym for information from Mark Davis and Joel Uecker. Then, parents will walk through their student's schedule and meet each teacher.

Athletics News

College Guidance Night
Tuesday, September 15 | 6:30 p.m. (HS Gym)
Juniors and seniors are required to attend this evening meeting where we will discuss the college admissions process, calendar for the junior and senior years, the admissions process, and more. This is an excellent resource for parents and is essential for students. More information is on the Guidance Announcements page.

Freshman/Sophomore and Parent Guidance Night
Tuesday, September 22 | 6:30 p.m. (HS Gym)
This meeting is designed for parents of freshmen and sophomores, but students are also welcome to attend. We will be discussing the importance of a full high school experience, recommend topics and action points upon which parents and students should focus their time and energy, including preparation for the college search and admissions process. Information about the PSAT will also be presented.

CDS Christian College Fair
Monday, September 28 | 9:30 a.m. (HS Gym)
CDS will host Christian colleges from all over the country and high school students will have an opportunity to visit and talk with the representatives from these colleges. Parents and students are also invited to the National Christian College Fair that night at Charlotte Christian School from 6:30 to 8:30.

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Middle School

MS Back-to-School Night
Tuesday, September 1 | 6:45-8:30 p.m.
Middle School parents will meet at 6:45 p.m. in the Harbor and will break out into grade-level locations around 7:00. The evening ends around 8:30.

Middle School Musical - Shrek Jr.
Preliminary casting is now complete for Shrek Jr! All cast members will begin rehearsal after school on Monday, August 31 from 3:30–5:30 p.m. Parents will be e-mailed regarding the remainder of the production schedule. If you have any questions or schedule conflicts, please contact Mrs. Thomas or Mrs. Chase. The musical will be performed October 28-31.

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Lower School

It's Time for Praise Dance!
Come to Mrs. Foltz’s classroom in the Fireplace Room Extension on Wednesday, September 2, from 2:35-3:30 p.m. to sign up, meet Mrs. Coleman, and ask questions. Praise Dance will begin on Monday, September 14 in the same location, and will be held every Monday (3:00-4:00 p.m. for grades K-2; 4:00-5:00 p.m. for grades 3-5). Cost is $50/month for grades K-2 and $65/month for grades 3-5. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Coleman at CrystalColeman18@yahoo.com.

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general information

Community Heroes Luncheon - Volunteers Needed
Wednesday, September 9 | 11:00 a.m. (MS Gym)
Please join us as we celebrate our community heroes! Volunteers are needed to help with the Heroes Luncheon beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the MS gym.
Click here to volunteer to help. Everyone is welcome to attend the celebration service beginning at 12:00 noon in the worship center. This heartwarming annual event has quickly become a meaningful time for local first responders as well as an important reminder for CDS students and families. See the Community Heroes page for more information about the worship celebration.

News from the Media Center
Our Readers are Leaders Program will launch on Monday, August 31. Students in grades 1-8 will have the opportunity to participate in this reading incentive program through the LS/MS Media Center. Click on the links below to read more about our Readers are Leaders Program and also to see this year’s list of books. Happy reading!

Reserve Your Copy of the 2016 edition of The Pride!
Order your copy of the yearbook today! Just go to our ORDERING SITE to order Covenant Day’s award-winning yearbook at the below-cost price of $70. The site is open now, and many families have already placed their orders. Remember that yearbook prices will go up $30 to the full production price of $100 on September 30. Also, the last date for personal ads is November 7. Save big – order now!

Join the CDS Athletic Booster Club!
Make an impact on our athletes by joining the Booster Club and by participating in our sponsored events. Go to the Booster Club page for details.

Be Active in your CDS Parents Association
To learn more about the many Parents Association sponsored events scheduled for the upcoming school year and the varied opportunities for you to become more involved, visit our Parents Association page.

Moms in Prayer Groups
Beginning the first week of September, we will have two weekly prayer times for moms to pray for Covenant Day and our children: Tuesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the high school building, and Thursday mornings from 8:15-9:15 a.m. in the Prayer Room/Groom’s Room in the worship center. All moms are welcome at either group! Please contact Debbie Ertel (duertel@carolina.rr.com) with any questions.

American Heritage Girls Informational Meeting
Sunday, August 30 | 4:40-5:45 p.m. (Worship Center, Room 201)
We're kicking off American Heritage Girls at Christ Covenant Church. This organization allows girls, ages 5-18, to experience new challenges, serve others, make new friends and have tons of fun, all in a safe faith-filled environment. For more information, contact Jenny Blackmon or Kelly DeMario, troop coordinators, at christcovenantAHG@outlook.com or come to an informational meeting, which will be held on Sunday at 4:40 p.m.

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