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Oct. 5 | Grade Level Meeting (6th)
Oct. 5 | Football Combine
Oct. 6 | Grade Level Meeting (7th)
Oct. 6 | Parent Education Session
Oct. 7 | MS/HS Swim Team Meeting
Oct. 9 | Homecoming
Oct. 12-16 | LS Box Top Collection
Oct. 12 | Grade Level Meeting (8th)
Oct. 13 | Grade Level Meeting (9th)
Oct. 14 | Grade Level Meeting (10th)
Oct. 14 | MS Muffins with Mom
Oct 15 | Grade Level Meeting (11th)
Oct. 15-17 | Admissions Open Houses
Oct. 19 | Lion's Cup Tennis Tournament
Oct. 22 | 1st Quarter Ends
Oct. 23 | Teacher Work Day
Oct. 26 | Grade Level Meeting (12th)
Oct. 27-30 | Fall Book Fair
Oct. 28-31 | MS Musical
Nov. 13 | MS Movie Night

For more events, see the CDS Calendar.

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Highlights | Construction Updates • Parent Education Session • Upcoming Grade Level Meetings • Homecoming Games • "Leave Your Mark" • CDS Directories • Lion's Cup Tennis Tournament
News | Spanish Honor Society • PENC Young Artist Competition
High School | Auditions for Musical
Middle School | Field Hockey Clinic Cancelled • Football Combine • Muffins with Mom • Musical Tickets • Movie Night Date Change
Lower School | Box Top Collection
General Information | Swim Team Parent Meeting • Parents Association Cooking Parties • CharMeck Alerts System
Christ Covenant Church | American Heritage Girls

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

Alert Notification System
This week were able to utilize our new alert notification system due to the power outage. If you did NOT receive a text message or phone call, please email mfair@covenantday.org. Please note that if you did receive a text message, you would not also receive a phone call on that same cell phone.


Construction Updates
This week's blog post includes pictures of the relocated and redesigned butterfly garden as well as an update on the playground and how you can leave your legacy on the new high school. Click here to go to the Legacy blog — and be sure to subscribe to get the weekly updates by e-mail.

Parent Education Session #2
All CDS parents are encouraged to attend one of our October Parent Education Sessions. Head of School Mark Davis and guest speakers will discuss CDS policies on bullying, cell phones, and other important topics. The second session will be held Tuesday, October 6, 7:00–8:00 p.m. in the Harbor (C building).

Upcoming Grade Level Meetings

Join CDS Head of School Mark Davis and your child's principal at our Grade Level Meetings and have your general questions answered! See your school's announcement page (links in grey box on the right or at the bottom of this page) or click here for all meeting dates and times.

Homecoming Games
Covenant Day School's homecoming is Friday, October 9, at Warner Park. It will include our JV soccer game at 5:00 p.m. and varsity soccer game at 7:00 p.m.; Senior Night, celebrating 30+ senior fall athletes; an Alumni Tent from 6:30-9:00 p.m.; and a football exhibition during halftime of the varsity game. Join us to celebrate past and present CDS Lions! Spirit week dress up days for all age levels are listed on our Homecoming webpage.

"Leave Your Mark" on the New High School
In keeping with tradition here at CDS, we invite you to "Leave Your Mark" on the new CDS high school! On Friday, October 9 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., students, parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, staff, and friends of CDS are invited to sign the beams that will be used to top off the construction of the new high school. Space will be limited to your signature and perhaps a Bible reference or year of graduation. The beams will be located near the construction fence by the Wilcox Building.

The 2015-16 CDS Directories are Here!
The Parents Association will give one complimentary copy of the Covenant Day directory to each family this year. Beginning Monday, October 5, look for your family's copy to come home with your youngest student at CDS (LS – white envelopes, MS – homeroom, HS – advisory). If you want an additional copy, you may obtain one at a cost of $5.00 by emailing Elizabeth Bowman at elizacambowman@gmail.com or Christina Wall at twall6@carolina.rr.com.

Lion's Cup Tennis Tournament
Monday, October 19 | 8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration is open for our annual ladies Lion's Cup tennis tournament, which will be held at Blakeney Racquet and Swim Club on October 19. ALL levels are welcome in this fun round robin event! You can sign up with a partner or we can match you with a doubles partner. Cost is $50 per person and includes a long-sleeve T-shirt and lunch. Click here to register.

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Spanish National Honor Society Serve at Museum Exhibit
Read this week's Reflections for a story about the CDS Spanish Honor Society and how they were involved in the new exhibit, ¡NUEVOlution!, at the Levine Museum of the New South.

PENC WinnersCDS Students Win PENC
Young Artist Competition

Congratulations to Michael and Lexi for winning the Professional Educators of North Carolina (PENC) Young Artist Competition. They were selected as two out of three winners from all of North Carolina, and their work will be used for PENC publications throughout the year. They were recognized at an awards banquet in Raleigh for their works (Michael's work is titled "Serenity"; Lexi's is titled "Nested").

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High School

Auditions for Fiddler on the Roof
This year’s high school musical production will be Fiddler on the Roof. Auditions will be held November 10–12 immediately after school until 6:00. Sign-up sheets and information will be available outside the high school office. More information is available on the High School Announcements webpage. For more information, please contact Mrs. Charlene Thomas.

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Middle School

Field Hockey Clinic CANCELLED
Saturday's field hockey clinic has been cancelled due to inclement weather and field conditions. If you have questions, please contact Rachel Senlgrove at rsnelgrove@covenantday.org. Follow @CDSLions on Twitter for all sports updates including news about JV field hockey!

Additional Football Combine
CDS has added a third football combine. Any boys in grades 5–7 who are interested in playing football for CDS are invited to a final football combine featuring skills and drills, fitness, and fun! This combine will take place on Monday, October 5 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. on the field between the high school and former weight room. Athletes are encouraged to bring their own cleats, mouthguard, and football gloves if they have them. Participants in the combine will play in a special 7-on-7 flag football game on homecoming night, during halftime of the varsity soccer match (Friday, October 9, ~ 7:45 p.m. at Warner Park). This brief game will serve as a kick-off for football in the CDS community. Questions? Please contact David Houseton, assistant athletic director and interim football coach, at dhouseton@covenantday.org.

Muffins with Mom — RSVP Needed
Wednesday, October 14 | 7:30-8:15 a.m. in the Fireplace Room
The Parents Association invites all middle school girls and their moms to a special morning gathering on Wednesday, October 14. Visit our sign up page to RSVP for this opportunity to spend precious time together.

Shrek the Musical Tickets
Tickets are now on sale for our middle school production of Shrek the Musical. Shows will be in the Harbor Auditorium (Building C) on October 28, 29, and 30 at 7:00 p.m. and October 31 at 2:00 p.m. General admission is $9.50. Purchase your tickets online here.

Change for Middle School Movie Night
The date for the MS Movie Night has been changed to Friday, November 13. Please save the NEW date! All middle school students are invited to enjoy a movie, popcorn, and fun with friends. Mark your calendar for this Parents Association sponsored event. Sign up to help now by clicking here.

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Lower School

Box Top Collection Week
Submissions for the lower school Box Top Contest are October 12-16! Send in your box tops with your children. The grade level with the most points will win an ice cream party! Contest winner will be announced in November. Click here to download a Box Tops collection sheet.

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general information

Swim Team Parent Meeting/Suit Sizing
Wednesday, October 7 | 3:00 p.m. in the HS Media Center
Any middle school or high school student interested in swimming this season, you and your parents should come to an informational meeting and suit try-on. Carolina Swim Shop will be on campus to fit our team suits and jackets. Questions? Contact Caroline Orsillo (HS coach) at corsillo@covenantday.org or Katie Spata (MS coach) at kspata@covenantday.org.

Parents Association Cooking Parties are Back! RSVP for Your Party Today!
Are you looking for a way to socialize with other parents at CDS? Cooking parties are a fun opportunity to help support the upcoming Parents Association casserole sale on November 20. Just find a party that works for you and sign up; the hostess will contact you and tell you what ingredients to bring. Show up with your supplies and be ready to chop, mix, sauté, and cook your way to multiple casseroles while making new friends in the process! Click here to see the schedule of parties with links to sign up.

CharMeck Alerts Notification System
Mecklenburg County has a new notification system that informs the public about various emergencies and other important information. For more information and to sign up for these notifications, click here.

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Christ Covenant Church

American Heritage Girls
Girls ages 5-18 are invited to join us for the inaugural year of American Heritage Girls (AHG) at Christ Covenant! We meet on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the B building. See the troop website for more information or to request to join the troop. You can also sign up at our first few meetings. Questions? Contact Jenny Blackmon or Kelly DeMario, troop coordinators, at christcovenantAHG@outlook.com or 704-443-7814. AHG is also seeking gently used uniform pieces for the girls. If you have uniform pieces that you no longer use, please contact Jenny or Kelly.

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