SOIL Highlight – AIM!

For the last four years New Covenant School has used our Fall Campaign to serve others. We have packed thousands of meals, visited widows and the elderly, helped various ministries and much more! This year we are once again looking to help our community by doing a Day of Service for our Serve Others In Love (SOIL) campaign! Our preschool through high school students are going to get out and bless others in Anderson.

One of our Serve Others In Love projects will be volunteering at Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM). AIM is an efficient non-profit organization that meets the needs of struggling individuals and families in Anderson County. AIM was founded by churches to eliminate the duplication of assistance to those in need. For almost three decades, AIM has stabilized the community and continued to do so using its hand up, not hand out, philosophy. AIM is well known in the Upstate for giving hope and changing lives and continues to do so with unparalleled levels of energy, efficiency, and reliability.

Over three days our families have donated perishable goods! Our Houses even competed in a fun competition to see which House could contribute the most. For our Day of Service, some of our Upper School students will help stock the very food we collected in AIM’s food pantry! This is huge service to AIM because with the cold weather and Holidays approaching, this is their busy season! Check out the pictures below to see the bags of items we collected!

Would you like to sponsor a student as they plant seeds of love in ‘SOIL’? Our goal is to meet the needs of those in our community and at the same time raise funds that will bless and advance our ministry. NEW this year! 20% of all donations will go towards our Science and Technology Fund as we look to remodel our science room into a Science Lab!  To make a donation simply click HERE!

Friday Announcements, 10/26/18

Happy Friday!

Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder:
  • Report Cards – 1st Quarter Report Cards went home with each student today. They are also available to view on Gradelink.
  • Reindeer Run – This annual event sponsored by the YMCA is Sat, Dec 1. They are offering a school competition for grades K5-8th grade and we have the opportunity to win up to $1000 for the highest average participation and highest amount of participants! Registration is due back to the school by Fri, Nov 16.
  • Trick or Treat Food Drive for AIM – Each student received a bag today to participate in this food drive. Please return the bag with non-perishable food items to school by Wed, Oct 31. This is a House competition for the Upper School!
Announcements/Reminders
  • T-Shirt Tuesday Oct 30 – Students may wear any NCS shirt and jeans
  • Reformation Day – Wed, Oct 31. Preschool through 5th grade may wear costumes (nothing evil, gruesome or scary).
  • Barn Dance – Fri, Nov 2 from 7-10pm at Walker Farms. Tickets are on sale in the office.
  • SOIL! Friday, November 9th we will serve the Anderson area!
  • Thanksgiving Program – Tues, Nov 13 at 6:30 in the sanctuary
  • Cavalier Chronicle – Catch up on what’s happening at NCS here: https://newcovschool.net/blog/cavalier-chronicle/
Enjoy your weekend!
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10th Grade is Ready to Serve!

Family Testimony, The Trumans

We didn’t know five years ago when our son, Alyosha, first started attending New Covenant School just how much of an impact it would have, not only on him, but our entire family. The students, teachers, and staff have been such a blessing to all of us. The time and special care they have taken to ensure Alyosha and now our daughter, Zhenya, understand and get the most out of the curriculum has been so encouraging. The teachers and students have gone above and beyond to help both our children feel accepted and cared for.

The basketball and cross country programs have been “icing on the cake” in terms of helping our son grow into a more mature young man emotionally, spiritually, and have played a large role in helping build his confidence. Through his time at New Covenant School our son has not just received a good education. NCS has helped him know God more and love others better. It has given him friendships he will have in years to come and lessons he will carry for a lifetime. We are so thankful the Lord led us to enroll our children at New Covenant. We can’t express enough how much we love New Cov!

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Mr. and Mrs. Truman with their children Zhenya (8th) and Alyosha (12th).

Preschool Faculty Update!

New Covenant School is excited to announce the addition of Mrs. Michelle Albanese to our preschool!

Mrs. Albanese was born in Greenville, raised in Spartanburg, and started her married life with her husband Tom 21 years ago in Anderson. After living in Florida and Pennsylvania they returned to Anderson 2-years ago after Tom retired from Air Products where he worked as a chemical engineer for 34 years. They have two children; Alyssa, a senior, and Michael, a sophomore at New Covenant. Mrs. Albanese is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and hold Bachelor’s degrees in Business and Horticulture. She enjoys volunteering as a Guardian ad Litem for foster children in Anderson, and teaching in the children’s program at our church.

Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Albanese to our preschool!

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Friday Announcements, 10/12/18

Happy Friday!

Thank you to all who came out for the Chili Cook-Off /SOIL Kick-Off last night! If you were unable to be here, please contact Mr. Canney (canney@newcovschool.net)  to hear about the Day of Service and how you can help.
Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder or attached to Mrs. Lopez’s email:
  • NCS Night at Moe’s – Thurs, Oct 18. Be sure to mention NCS when you pay for your order!
Announcements/Reminders
  • Cavalier Football – TomorrowSat, Oct 13 – Anderson Cavalier JV and Varsity teams will be at home facing the Carolina Crusaders to seal the home field advantage for the playoffs on 10/27. JV kicks off at 5:00 and Varsity follows at 7:30. This is also Senior Night!
  • End of 1st Quarter – Fri, Oct 19 marks the end of the 1st quarter. Report cards will be issued Fri, Oct 26.
  • T-Shirt Tuesday – Tues, Oct 30. Students may wear any NCS shirt with  jeans.
  • Barn Dance (8th-12th) – Fri, Nov 2 from 7-10pm at Walker Farms. Tickets are $10.
  • Day of Service – Fri, Nov 9 – Students will be dismissed when projects are complete.
  • Thanksgiving Program – Tues, Nov 13 at 6:30 in the sanctuary.
  • Thanksgiving Break – Nov 1923

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Enjoy your weekend!

Preschool Staff Update!

New Covenant School is excited to announce that Mrs. Kirstie Dickey has joined our preschool staff!

Kirstie and her husband, Stephen, have been married for eight years. They have a five year old son and a three year old daughter, both of whom attend New Covenant School. Kirstie is originally from Anderson and has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a minor concentration in Spanish from Clemson University. She has spent many years working in children’s ministry and has been involved in multiple preschool cooperative programs.

Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Dickey to our staff!

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Friday Announcements, 10/5/18

Happy Friday!

Announcements/Reminders
  • PSAT/CLT – Wed, Oct 10; 9th and 11th will take the PSAT, 10th and 12th will take the CLT – students will be dismissed when testing is complete.
  • Chili Cook-Off/SOIL Kick-off – Thurs, Oct 11 at 6pm in the gym. Come hear about our fall fundraiser and enjoy some chili!
  • Barn Dance (8th-12th grade) – Fri, Nov 2 from 710pm at Walker Farms

Check out the view from the playground from Tuesday morning!

Psalm 19:1 The heavens are telling of the glory of God;

And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.

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Enjoy your weekend!

Family Testimony; The Woodys

Our experience began at New Covenant when Malachi was just three years old. The plan was for this to be the place for Malachi throughout his preschool years, so for his kindergarten year we enrolled in a nearby public school. After many conversations and prayers the decision was made to re-enroll at New Covenant for first grade.

Within one week of school it was evident the right decision had been made. Our family was where we belonged!  Our six year old was no longer asking to stay at home instead of going to school. He was content and already learning so much. According to Malachi, “I love my school!”  

The reason is simple. The environment at New Covenant is different. The faculty and staff work extremely hard to provide an education through different strategies. There is a love for one another as well as an emphasis placed on learning about God. Our son is becoming the young man we desire for him to be right in front of our eyes. The amazing thing is that it is being cultivated and encouraged on a daily basis at New  Covenant. To say we are lucky is an understatement. A more appropriate phrase that encompasses how we feel would be that a prayer has been answered. Thank you all for allowing us to be a part of the New Covenant Family!

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