Friday Announcements – 1/30/15


Happy Friday!

Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder.
  • Soccer Shots Spring Session sign-up information – Preschool through 3rd grade
Open House is Tuesday, Feb 10th at 6:30pm. This is for prospective families. Current families do not need to attend. Please use the following links as invites!

Today was the 100th Day of School! Follow this link to see how our students celebrated today –
Have a great weekend!

100th Day of School!

Today New Covenant School students celebrated their 100th day of school!  Students were invited to wear their favorite t-shirt along with joining in by partnering to wear 100 pairs of jeans.  Preschool and Grammar School classes met together to do 100 piece puzzles, students counted 100 snacks and much more!  Enjoy the below photos from a fun day!

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Guidelines for Selecting a Preschool

It’s all about LOVE!

By: Bailey Rountree, New Covenant Preschool Director

Finding a preschool that fits your family can be a challenging task, especially here in the Bible Belt where christian school options abound. As you begin this often overwhelming process, seek first our all knowing God for His direction! He will guide you. Second, look for a place with lots of love. As a mother, there is nothing more comforting than sending my children to a place where I feel they are loved as I would love them. I believe a preschool can valuably show love in the following four ways.

Love for God

Is the love of God evident and clear in the preschool? This can be seen in the bulletin boards and curriculum but most of all in the philosophy of the school and in the environment of the classrooms and in the character of the preschool staff. Is the preschool trying to make their students good boys and girls or are they focusing on the hearts of their students? Are they addressing all things through the lens of scripture and teaching the words of Colossians 1:17, that “God is before all things and in Him all things hold together?”

Loving Teachers

DSC_0205A preschool where teachers are consistently pointing the students back to the gospel is where you want to be. We are all in need of a Savior and it is so valuable for children to learn such solid truth regularly and at a young age. Also, a place where the teacher is teaching to the whole student (i.e. academically, spiritually, mentally, physically); addressing the behavioral issues as valuable teaching moments for training the students’ hearts and teaching them to love their neighbor as themselves (Luke 10:27). Is the teacher guiding the students in serving one another and showing them how to interact with each other in a loving way? On the flip side, you want to see students obeying their teachers out of love for their teachers and this takes a loving teacher to teach this to her students.

Love of Learning

You want to find a preschool where learning is fun and viewed as a delight. Find a place that is developing life-long learners and equipping students to enjoy the calling God has for their lives. During these crucial early years, letter and number recognition along with color and shape recognition should be a part of each day. You should also see lots of books in the preschool classrooms. Quality puzzles and manipulatives should be used regularly to allow for motor skill development. A preschool is more than babysitting or quality childcare, so there should be structured learning time. However, playtime is very important for preschool aged children, so you will want to see when and how often the students have playtime in the classroom and on the playground.

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A loving environment can look different to each individual based on different personalities, but some “must-haves” for a preschool would be: organization, structure, safety, discipline, peaceful, welcoming, clean and joyful.

A preschool whose primary goal is loving God and equipping His children will automatically blend and overlap the above categories beautifully. In your process of finding a preschool, seek the Lord for wisdom on what is best for you and your family. Doing research on preschool websites is a valuable tool. Then schedule a tour with the school to preview the school without your child. Have a list of questions ready when you go to preview the school.

IMG_2917At New Covenant Preschool we are assisting parents in teaching and training their students to be faithful followers in God’s World and always pointing them to the gospel and their need for salvation. Academically, we are start our students at the first level of the trivium of Classical Education…Grammar or Pre-grammar. We use Abeka Curriculum for our classroom instruction time. We offer classes for K2, K3 and K4. Every morning we start our time together with our Memory Meeting, then each class goes to their classrooms to begin their class time. Class time includes learning letters, numbers, colors, shapes, motor skill development, Bible stories and memory verses and these are done through arts, crafts, manipulatives, and teaching time. If you would like more information about New Covenant Preschool, contact Bailey Rountree, Director, at (864)224-5675 or

What is Classical Christian Education?

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New Covenant School affirms that God’s truth encompasses all truth. God has communicated His truth to us personally in the Lord Jesus Christ and specifically in the Bible. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7). Therefore, we acknowledge that God is the starting point for all knowledge, and His glory is the ultimate goal of instruction.

Believing that God has given the parents the primary responsibility for educating their children, New Covenant School is designed to be a tool for parents. Our curriculum and instruction integrate all subjects with historical Christianity and the teaching of Scripture in uncontrived, natural ways. We want the students to adopt a truly Christ-centered worldview and to seek the fruit of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

We utilize the time-tested educational methodology of the trivium, applied for centuries throughout Western Civilization to teach the art of learning. The trivium consists of three parts that correspond with the natural stages of intellectual development and is consistent with the Bible’s progressive model of Knowledge, Understanding, and Wisdom:

Part one: Grammar

Part one: Grammar, the fundamental rules and data of each subject (e.g. Multiplication tables, reading, spelling, historical dates, and vocabulary). This period of learning corresponds with the elementary years of a child’s development when observation and memory are most keen. All subjects can be broken down into a foundational set of basic facts and rules. These rules are referred to as the grammar of each subject. Students at New Covenant learn and use the tools that will serve them in the later stages of the trivium, when reason, analysis and expression are realized. Knowledge is absorbed collectively and forms the beginning of a more complete and full Christian understanding of our world.

Part two: Logic

Part two: Logic, the ordered relationship of particulars in each subject (e.g. the basics of reason, values, principles, and logic). Students will use the tools they have acquired to develop understanding and advance theories and arguments based on logical processes. Students will ask questions and develop their own answers systematically. This process is integral to the growth and exploration of a child’s imagination: the basis for learning in the final stage of the trivium.

Part three: Rhetoric

Part three: Rhetoric, the means by which grammar and logic are expressed clearly (e.g. speaking and writing in a winsome articulate fashion). The Rhetoric stage affords students with a level of freedom to explore self-expression, creativity and scholarly appreciation. Students learn to express themselves with excellence, applying digested and investigated materials in open presentation. The result is informed, engaging and articulate students who are representative of the excellent, Christian education provided them at New Covenant.

The mastery of this method of learning provides the most thorough foundation for growth and success in each subject of study, in defending the Christian faith and in living as a responsible, discerning citizen of the Kingdom of God for the glory of God. This method is designed to produce knowledge, values, and skills that equip students to serve effectively and live responsibly in a rapidly changing world.

Friday Announcements – 1/23/15

Open House Invite 2015

Dear Parents,

Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder.
  • February Lunch Order Forms – Due Tues, Jan 27th
  • Brookstone Tennis After School Programs
  • Please check Lost and Found. It will be cleaned out next weekend and all unclaimed items will be donated.
  • If you have a spot (home, business, neighborhood entrance) to display, please pick up an Open House yard sign in the office.
  • Remember to schedule your re-enrollment meeting!
Enjoy your weekend!

Cavalier Chronicle – January

01b4045be1cbfcef7dc57c082cbbeb5ea87b9b2913Follow the link to view the January issue of The Cavalier Chronicle –

In this issue you will find information including:

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Open House

Important Dates

Student Spotlight

Parent Testimony

Wish List

The Cavalier Chronicle is a great way to find out what is going on with New Covenant School and to let others know.  If you would like for us to add you or anyone to our distribution list (grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, Pastors, etc…) please email us at and let us know.

U12 Soccer Sign Ups

If you are interested in playing U12 Cavaliers soccer in the spring season, please complete this registration form by January 28
The details
  • Spring soccer at the Y is a short season. Practice in February, and 2 games each of 4 weeks in March.
  • Your son/daughter is eligible if they were 10 or 11 as of August 1, 2014. (i.e. they can be 12 if they turned 12 after August 1, 2014.)
  • All practices will be at NCS. February practices will be on Saturday morning from 10 – 11:30 and likely one weekday from 5 – 6 pm.
  • The team is limited to 14 players. If more than 14 are interested, I’ll conduct tryouts.
  • Cost is $45 to participate + the cost of the uniform. The uniforms were about $30 in the fall.
  • All checks should be made payable to New Covenant School.
  • DO NOT register at the Y.
Please call if you have questions.
Coach Rob

Friday Announcements – 1/16/15

Dear NCS Family,
Lower School Parents: Please look for information in your child’s Friday Folder regarding a special Valentine’s/Grandparent’s Day celebration on February 13th!
Upper School Parents: If you missed the College Planning Night and would like a packet of information, please stop by the school office.
  • No School on Monday, Jan 19th 
  • Open House yard signs are available to pick up in the office. If you have a place to display, please help us advertise!
  • Remember to schedule your re-enrollment meeting!
  • Follow the link to view the January issue of The Cavalier Chronicle –
    In this issue you will find information including:
    • 2nd Quarter Honor Roll
    • Open House
    • Important Dates
    • Student Spotlight
    • Parent Testimony
    • Wish List
    The Cavalier Chronicle is a great way to find out what is going on with New Covenant School and to let others know.  If you would like for us to add you or anyone to our distribution list (grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, Pastors, etc…) please email us at and let us know.
Happy Friday!

Re-Enrollment for 2015-2016!

keep-calm-and-re-enroll-nowDear NCS Parents,

It is time to reserve your seat for the 2015-16 school year! Mr. Canney would like to meet with each of you to discuss re-enrollment. A schedule of appointment times is below. Please email Mrs. Lopez with 3 choices (date and time) and she will confirm. You will also find a quick survey attached to an email sent by Mrs. Lopez. Please complete and bring with you to your meeting. Thank you!
Tues, Jan 20th – Fri, Feb 6th
Mon – 8:30, 11:30, 12:15, 12:45, 1:15, 1:45, 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45, 4:15
Wed, Fri – 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 11:30, 12:15, 12:45, 1:15, 1:45, 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45, 4:15
Tues, Thurs – 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 11:30, 12:15, 12:45, 1:15, 1:45, 2:15