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Give Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we will not be sending an ENEWS e-mail this week. We will post any updates here on the website and on social media.

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Happy Thanksgiving!


Legacy Campaign

Legacy Blog
Our Legacy blog is another way to share campaign information, stories and testimonials, photos, and videos. This week's posts included an informational video from one of our Grade Level Meetings and a personal story written by alumnus Matthew McKnight. Click here to go to the Legacy website and click the blog link in the sidebar. Be sure to subscribe so that you will get e-mails when new stories are posted!

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New Student Applications
Are you interested in sending a sibling to Covenant Day next year? Do you have a friend or coworker who would like to apply? We are now accepting admissions applications for students who will be NEW to CDS in 2015-2016. The deadline to be considered for the first round of acceptances is January 15.

Please note that this application period is NOT re-enrollment for current CDS students; re-enrollment takes place right after Christmas. You will receive a letter from CDS at that time. This period is for students who are not currently enrolled at CDS. Applications are online at on our Student Applications page.

CDS Accreditation
Christian School International appointed an accreditation visit for Covenant Day School on September 22-24. The Site Visit Team unanimously recommended Covenant Day School to the Christian School International Accreditation Commission and AdvancED for full accreditation. The following are excerpts from the Site Visit Team’s full report:

  1. The Site Visit Team found a Christ-honoring sense of unity and cooperation throughout the school leadership, administration, faculty and staff. CDS, under the leadership of Mark Davis and the Trustees, demonstrate an excellent environment of both delegation and cooperation.
  2. The Site Visit Team was struck by the congenial atmosphere at CDS. Among faculty and staff, between faculty and parents, and between students and adults, the sense of cooperation, respect, and mutual encouragement was strong and plainly obvious. The team was especially struck by the fact that many employees serve in multiple roles. Where one would expect to observe signs of being overstretched, the team consistently encountered cheerfulness, energy, and joyfulness. This school community is a testimony to Jesus Christ.
  3. The Site Visit Team found the governance structure of CDS to be exemplary. Everyone was competent, enjoyed working together, and worked exceptionally well to create an environment in which the teachers and students are able to flourish. There is evidence of an excellent sense of order laying the foundation for thinking/praying ahead – strategic planning.

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Middle School

Turkey Bowl Rodeo
The Middle School Student Life Committee invites all middle school students to the Turkey Bowl Rodeo on Wednesday, November 26. Dress up and bring your "A game." We are rounding-up some grade level competition and a corral of fun!

Theme: Western (Dress western with boots, cowboy hats, bandanas, belts, and blue jeans. Bring a pair tennis shoes, too.)
Food Drive: “Stuff the Box,” supporting the Bounceback Backpack Program, feeding 70 children every weekend in Matthews. We're collecting the non-perishables now through November 26. Click here for the list of what we're collecting.

Exam Schedule
First semester exams will be held on December 17, 18, and 19 (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday). Middle School students will be dismissed at noon on exam days. Click here for more information and the exam schedule. A study hall will be provided on Wednesday until 2:45 and on Thursday until 3:10 (normal dismissal time). Students will be expected to be in their regular school uniforms on exam days.

Covenant's Got Talent
On Friday, January 9, you are invited to a showcase of Covenant Day’s many talented middle school students and a celebration of gifts. The event will be held in the Harbor Auditorium from 2:00-3:15 p.m.

Auditions will be held through January 6. Click here to download the audition form. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Ernsberger.

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Lower School

3rd Annual CDS Turkey Trot 3K - Cancelled
Due to the weather forecast for this Wednesday, November 26, the Turkey Trot is being cancelled. In place of the Turkey Trot, lower school students will have a regular Wednesday schedule, except for chapel, until the scheduled early dismissal times. TK & K will dismiss at 11:15 a.m. and grades 1-5 will dismiss at 11:30 a.m.

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general information

Moms Managing Media
Is your child's Christmas list loaded with games and screens? Do you need some good old fashioned family Christmas gift ideas? Then come to the next meeting of Moms Managing Media, on December 4, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the Fireplace Room. We'll be talking about "The Twelve Days of Non-Tech Gifting" with fun Christmas gift ideas for kids of all ages! Click here for the flyer with more details. This group is open to the public, so share the flyer with your friends!

Cold and Flu Season
As we approach cold and flu season, our school nurse wanted to share some recommendations and guidelines. Click here for the letter from the school nurse. Please remember that effective hand washing is the best tool for preventing the spread of illness. Should your child become ill, we ask that you keep him/her home, as we do not want to spread germs to other students. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lindsey Chambliss, school nurse.

2014-2015 Yearbook
Yearbooks are still on sale! Just go to and follow the prompts. Parents wishing to honor their students with a personal ad can choose Buy a Personal Ad and select either Have the School Design My Ad OR Design My Own Ad Online.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

Spelling Bee
Covenant Day School’s Spelling Bee will be Wednesday, November 26 at 8:30 a.m. in the worship center. Class representatives from fourth through eighth grades will be competing for the title of the CDS school champion. All are welcome to join.

Junior Squash Clinics
The Charlotte Squash Club is offering junior clinics for CDS students on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m at 5660-C International Drive, 28270. It's not too late to sign up for the winter term, which runs through February 4. The cost for the term is $250 and includes league matches and tournament. The program will emphasize squash techniques and strategies, fitness, sportsmanship, and mental preparation. Click here to download a flyer with more information. Questions? Contact Andrea Craig at

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basketball tournamentCoca-Cola Christmas Classic
Join us for our 11th annual basketball tournament — the Coca-Cola Christmas Classic — December 5 & 6, 2014. Games will be held Friday, 4:00-8:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for a weekend pass. You may also purchase a daily pass (Friday only: $5; Saturday only: $10). Children 8 and under are free. For more information, go to our basketball tournament webpage.

Volunteers Needed! Please consider volunteering at the Coca-Cola Christmas Classic basketball tournament. 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 with more information. 

CDS LionsJoin the Booster Club
Join the Booster Club!  Please consider joining the booster club to support our student athletes and athletic programs. Click here for more information and to join the Booster Club.

Available Positions on the Booster Club Board
Would you prayerfully consider serving on the booster club board? Meetings are monthly. Current available positions are Secretary and Treasurer. Please contact Rebecca Seibert with questions, 704-877-0114.

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Fine Arts

Middle School/High School Christmas Concert
Please join us on Friday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m in the Christ Covenant Worship Center for the CDS MS/HS Christmas Concert. The concert will feature all musical performing ensembles from 6th grade through high school. We need lots of help to make this event happen! To volunteer, please click here to go to our Sign Up Genius page.

Choir Updates
Congratulations to Lance Lokas for his participation in the NC Honors Chorus this past weekend. He was one of only fifteen 6th grade students that were accepted. He also had the opportunity to be featured in a short duet. Way go to, Lance!

The MS choir and HS a capella groups will be performing at the Billy Graham Library on Friday, December 5 at 7 p.m. Join us as we celebrate Christmas with some of our favorite carols.

Theater Updates
Congratulations to the high school theater students and their successful performance of “The Tempest” at the North Carolina Theatre Conference. CDS students received the following awards: Set Design and Sound Design — Amadea Dancu, Logan Foltz, Abby Lee, Gabriel Moore and Hunter Stilwell; Excellence in Acting — Erin McNulty.

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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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