Friday Announcements – 11/30/18

Happy Friday!

NCS Basketball Season has begun! Please come out and support your Cavaliers. The 2018-19 schedule is below!

Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder or attached to Mrs. Lopez’s email:
  • Staff Christmas Gift – The PTO is providing VISA gift cards as a gift option for staff this year. Please complete the form and return with money by Mon, Dec 10.
Announcements/Reminders
  • PTO Meeting – Wed, Dec 5 at 8:15 in the Library
  • NCS Night at Marco’s – Mon, Dec 10
  • Candy Cane Shoppe – Preschool-5th grade will have a chance to shop for loved ones at our annual Candy Cane Shoppe Mon, Dec 10-Wed, Dec 12. Start making your list! A shopping list is attached, but one will go home next week to return with shopping money.
  • Mid-Term Exams – 9th-12th grade will have mid-term exams Tues, Dec 18 and Wed, Dec 19. Please see the attached schedule.
  • Christmas Break – Thurs, Dec 20 is the last day of school for 2018! All students will be dismissed at 11:30. Classes resume on Mon, Jan 7, 2019.
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Enjoy your weekend!

Teacher Testimony – Mary Long

mary (1)In my career as a teacher, I have worked in a few different schools.  I have really enjoyed working at each of these institutions but the one place that stands out to me is New Covenant school!  I have many reasons I love New Covenant but three things stand out to me as I reflect on my love for it!

NCS is a place where all are free to talk about God, praise God, sing to God, and live as He designed us to live, glorifying Him and enjoying Him forever!  It doesn’t matter if we are reading a story, solving a math problem, or playing at recess. Honoring and glorifying Him is at the center of all we do! I love this!

Another reason I love this special school is the community. There is a love for each other that makes this a joyful place to be.  If I walk in and am having a rough day, I can count on a smile, a hug, a chat, or even a prayer to brighten my day. The students, parents, teachers, and administrators are all working and living together in unity.  What a blessing!

Finally, I love the classical way we are teaching the students.  We are looking at how they best learn at every age and then using methods that support where they are at developmentally, physically, mentally and spiritually.  In instructing them about God’s world, we are respecting how he designed them instead of trying to teach them with methods that might not be suitable for where they are developmentally.  

Again, I could go on and on about this school!  The administration, the board, the parents, the curriculum, the church that supports us, the facilities are all things I could mention!  WELOVNEWCOV!

Senior Story, Anna Doroshchak – Class of 2019

AnnaD(1)I joined New Covenant School in the tenth grade. On coming here one of the things that first stood out to me was the friendly and family like atmosphere. All my worries about making friends quickly disappeared. From my three years  at this school a big highlight for me was going to chapel every Friday. Singing hymns together with my fellow students left me with a sense of unity and peace. Going to NCS has benefited me academically as well. Before New Covenant I despised all my mathematical classes but upon my arrival to the school my like and interest in this subject has greatly grown and I even found myself anticipating this class every day. When I graduate I plan to go into the medical field and become a travel nurse. NCS has taught me to work hard for the things I wish to achieve and I feel this will greatly contribute to the success of my future college education and career.

Senior Story, Deacon Shaw Class of 2019

deacon (1)I have been attending New Covenant School since the tenth grade. I originally came here in search of a place with more Christ-like values than my previous school. Initially, I only expected to have the same old classes, but with more well-mannered classmates. Well, New Covenant exceeded my expectations. I realized that something was definitely different when I went into history class and I wasn’t mindlessly copying notes. I was actually prompted to think and reason things for myself. Academically, New Covenant has taught me how to think for myself. Now, I can make an argument and defend it. Each teacher in New Covenant has not only helped me excel in my education further than I thought I could. I even managed to catch up to the rest of my class in my second year of Spanish after coming to the school barely knowing any of the language. With classes like Omnibus helping me grow academically, they also helped me grow spiritually. When I came here, I wasn’t really sure of who God was, but now I have a better understanding of who He is, and that He is a just, powerful, and loving God who has worked out every detail of our lives to come. I’ve also grown closer with the students here. I had never seen a school that had high and middle school lunch together, but it’s not a bad thing. I’m not just familiar with the people in my class, but with the school as a whole.

My plans after I graduate are to major in Graphic Communications at Clemson, and eventually have my own family. My art class will have helped me tremendously if I do major in this course. Part of Graphic Communications will be doing activities such as screen printing on shirts and making things from other materials we used in art class. This school has also taught me how to be a man of God, so I believe I am capable of leading my future family in the path of Christ.

New Covenant School has been a fulfilling experience, and I am glad to be an upcoming graduate. I feel like I better understand the world around me and how to handle it. I am graduating from New Covenant without any regrets of coming here. I believe that the school has done their part, and I am departing complete in Christ.

Serving Others In Love at Pregnancy Care and the Free Clinic!

Our time to Serve Others In Love is getting closer! We are very excited for our Day of Service in the Anderson community THIS FRIDAY!
We have been highlighting our different service projects recently. Today we would like to highlight two places we will be serving. First is ANDERSON PREGNANCY CARE! Anderson Pregnancy Care is a Christ-centered nonprofit organization committed to providing assistance to women who believe themselves to be facing an untimely pregnancy. The center exist to minister to these women and their families with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ, providing positive life-affirming alternatives to abortion. They believe that life of the pre-born is precious as is the life of the mother. Second is the ANDERSON FREE CLINIC. The Anderson Free Clinic seeks to serve the health needs of the under-served citizens of Anderson County through community engagement and partnerships with those who care. To accomplish this mission the Free Clinic provides dental and medical care and assistance in obtaining medication to the uninsured poor who meets 100% Federal Poverty guidelines and have no private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid or VA.
New Covenant School will be sending students from the Rountree, Bills, and Thames Houses to serve these important ministries by completing much needed tasks.
Thank you to all our SOIL sponsors! We have had over $21,000 in donations so far! If you would like to donate or ask someone else to sponsor, it is not too late!
All donations are tax deductible and no donation is too small!
We will be accepting contributions through December 20th, so there is still time!
Remember that 20% of all donations will go to our Science and Technology Fund!
Let us know if you have any questions!

Service Highlight – Habitat For Humanity!

Our time to Serve Others In Love is getting closer! We are very excited for our Day of Service in the Anderson community THIS FRIDAY!
We have been highlighting our different service projects recently. Today we would like to highlight HABITAT FOR HUMANITY! For those that do not know, Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
New Covenant School will be sending students from the Rountree, Bills, and Thames Houses that are 16 and older to work on home that is being built on the property of St. John’s Methodist Church here in Anderson. Our students will be doing a variety of construction tasks that will help this home be many steps closer to completion.
Thank you to all our sponsors for this great event! We have had over $20,000 in donations so far! If you would like to donate or ask someone else to sponsor, it is not too late!
All donations are tax deductible and no donation is too small!
We will be accepting contributions through December 20th, so there is still time!
Remember that 20% of all donations will go to our Science and Technology Fund!
Let us know if you have any questions!
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Service Highlight – Calvary Home for Children!

Our time to Serve Others In Love is getting closer! We are very excited for our Day of Service in the Anderson community THIS FRIDAY!
We have been highlighting our different service projects recently. Today we would like to highlight CALVARY HOME FOR CHILDREN! For those that do not know, Calvary Home provides help, hope, and home to abused and neglected children. Their vision is to build an exceptional community of nurturing homes for displaced children in the Upstate through their main campus (right down the street from NCS) and by licensing individual foster homes in Anderson County. They strive for every child to be nurtured in a welcoming, reliable, and Christ-centered home and be united with their family as a more physically, emotionally, and academically stable individual.
New Covenant Church and School has had a special connection with Calvary Home over the years. Recently one of our very own families, the Webbs, have been house parents. As you can imagine, having so many children takes a lot of work! So our fifth grade (including our 5th grader Alyssa Webb) will be heading to Calvary Home Friday morning to serve in a variety of ways to keep the homes cleaned, organized and running well!
Thank you to all our sponsors for this great event! We have had a lot of donations come in the last two days – we will look to update everyone Wednesday! If you would like to donate or ask someone else to sponsor, it is not too late!
All donations are tax deductible and no donation is too small!
We will be accepting contributions through December 20th, so there is still time!
Remember that 20% of all donations will go to our Science and Technology Fund!
Let us know if you have any questions!
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Service Highlight! Meals on Wheels!

Our time to Serve Others in Love is getting closer! We are very excited for our Day of Service in the Anderson community THIS FRIDAY!
We have been highlighting our different service projects! Today we would like to highlight MEALS ON WHEELS! We will be serving them in a variety of ways. Our Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade students will be setting up an assembly line to pack Nutrition In Case of Emergency (NICE) meals and then will deliver them to Meals on Wheels. Our 6th through 12th graders who are in the Lopez House will be headed to Meals on Wheels first thing Friday morning to prepare, pack, and deliver meals! Our students are excited to service in this way!
Thank you to all the families that have been seeking sponsors for this great event! To date we have had over $15,000 contributed and it is not too late!
All donations are tax deductible and no donation is too small! Most of our donations are in the $20 to $25 range. There are a few ways to let folks know about our campaign…
  • If you would like to support our school and students by making a contribution, simply go to our website – www.newcovschool.net
We will be accepting contributions through December 20th, so there is still time!
Remember that 20% of all donations will go to our Science and Technology Fund!

Friday Announcements, 11/2/18

Happy Friday!
**Daylight Saving Time Ends Sun, Nov 4. Remember to “fall back” one hour.**

Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder:
  • Thanksgiving Program – Tuesday, Nov 13 at 6:30 in the sanctuary. Preschool – 5th grade will be presenting. A reception will follow in C-108.
Announcements/Reminders
  • Original Works – Preschool – 5th Grade Original Works orders must be turned in by Monday, Nov 5.
  • PTO Meeting – Wed, Nov 7 at 8:15 in the library.
  • Day of Service Fri, Nov 9– Grammar School will be dismissed at 11:30. Upper School students will communicate with parents as they finish service projects. Most should be done by 11:30.
  • NCS Night at Panera – Fri, Nov 16 from 4-8pm
  • Thanksgiving Break  – Mon, Nov 19 – Fri, Nov 23
Enjoy your weekend!