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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. Check out the video on the left for an invitation from Mr. Davis.

You are welcome to attend the meeting that works best for you, irrespective the grade levels of your students.

Click here to go to the Legacy website.

Fall Book Fair
The CDS Fall Book Fair is this week, October 28-31, with a special teacher shopping day on Monday, October 27. This is a great way to promote and encourage reading with our students and support the CDS Media Center.  Volunteers are still needed to help students as they preview and purchase during Book Fair week.  See the Sign-Up Genius link below 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! Click here to go to Sign Up Genius and find a spot where you can help out.

Spirit Wear
The CDS Booster Club apparel store will be open online from October 29 - November 10. Delivery of items will occur the week of December 2, so don't miss this opportunity to order spirit wear for the winter sports and gifts for Christmas! When the store opens, the link will be live at


Student & Parent Resources

2014-2015 Yearbook
Yearbooks are still on sale! Just go to 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

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Middle School

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.

Penny Wars
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.

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Lower School

ERB Week and After School Care
ERB week is coming soon! The lower school and middle school will have half days on November 5, 6, & 7. The dismissal time for TK/K will be 11:15; 1st-5th grade and middle school dismissal will be 11:30. CDS will be providing After School Care for working parents on those days. The cost is $25.00 per day for each child, from 11:15 to the regular dismissal time (2:30 for LS, 2:45 for MS on Wednesday; 2:55 for LS, 3:10 for MS on Thursday & Friday). If a student is enrolled in C1, Extended Kindergarten, or After School there is no additional charge. Children who are enrolled in After School Care only may be here until 6:00. You will need to reserve a spot by Friday, October 31 if you are interested. If your child is enrolled in C1, Extended Kindergarten, or After School you still need to reserve a spot. This service is not available by the hour, only by the day. If you have any questions or wish to make a reservation, please contact Carmen Welty at 704-814-1041 or

Box Top Contest
Submissions for the lower school Box Top contest are due this week – October 27-31! Send in your box tops with your children. The grade with the most points will win a longer recess time and cookie party! The contest winner will be announced in December. Here’s how to earn points:
  • Clip and submit box tops to teacher. (1 box top = 1 point)
  • Earn DOUBLE points by checking expiration dates, trimming box tops and putting box tops into baggies in groups of 50 (or write # on baggie)
  • Earn 50 bonus points by going to, click on Bonus Box Tops on the top of the page and enter any of the bonus contests mentioned there. Print the “Thank you for entering” page and submit it to your child’s teacher.  You can enter once per day the whole week.
  If you have any questions, please contact Alexia Uecker at

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CDS LionsJoin the Booster Club
Help support our student athletes and join the Booster Club! Winter sports are almost here. Join us for a game to cheer on our student athletes.

Available Positions on the Booster Club Board
Please prayerfully consider serving on the Booster Club board. We have openings available for a secretary and treasurer. Please contact Rebecca Seibert at 704-877-0114.

Basketball Tryouts
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. Note: If you are trying out for MS basketball, you must wear a white t-shirt that we can put a number on.

Sports News
Congratulations to our cross country teams!! The varsity girls XC team finished 2nd in the CISAA conference championships last Friday. The varsity boys finished 4th. Congratulations to Cameron Echols, Hannah Joye, and Johnathan Vines for making the CISAA All-Conference XC Team! Both our varsity girls and boys will travel to Hendersonville on Friday, October 24 for the State XC Championships.
  Our middle school girls XC team finished first in the GCMSAA XC meet! This the team’s first title in our new conference. Finishing in the top ten were: Eva Linder (5th), Sedona Dancu (6th), and Kelsey Troutman (8th). Our MS boys team finished 6th overall in the GCMSAA conference championship meet.
  The middle school boys soccer team made it to the conference semifinals, advancing past Charlotte Country Day on a penalty kick shootout. They lost to Latin in the semifinal in overtime.

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Fine Arts

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 at 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 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

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CDS Events

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

Sign Up TODAY 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 now through November 13 (various days/times). Click here to see a list of all the opportunities and links to sign up to join us as we chop, mix, sauté and bake our way to multiple casseroles while enjoying the company of other parents. The casseroles will be sold at the Holiday Market on November 21. Please contact Laura McCarthy with any questions,

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small groups for moms

Moms Managing Media
All parents and friends of lower school through high school are invited to attend the Moms Managing Media monthly meeting 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 Contact Melanie Hempe at or 704-996-7609. Click here for a flyer you can print and share.

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

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school notes

Needy Feet Shoe Drive
Please consider donating your outgrown or worn comfortable shoes (adult or child sizes) to needy feet in the country of DR Congo. Drop them off during morning carpool the week of October 27-31. There will be a collection box at the end of the carpool line. If you have questions, contact Hannah Wylie (5th grade) or Kate Wylie at 774-487-8311. Flip flops, sandals, sneakers, comfy flats all welcome!

Make-up Pictures
Makeup pictures will be on Tuesday, November 11 in the Fireplace Room. Students that were absent will have their pictures taken without a fee but students wishing to have a retake will be charged $5 and the fee is due when the picture is taken.

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

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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