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New Covenant School is a Christian institution of foundational learning assisting parents in the biblical discipline and training of their children. Recognizing that all knowledge comes from God alone, we are committed to integrating His truth revealed in Scripture into every aspect of the school providing a rigorous, quality academic program training children to think biblically about every area of life. The mission of New Covenant School is best exemplified in the motto "Presenting every student complete in Christ" (Colossians 1:28).

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!

Where is Preschool Serving? SOIL Highlight!

We would like everyone to be aware of how and where we are Serving Others In Love. This campaign includes ALL of our students – even our preschoolers! We are blessed to have Brookdale Senior Living next door for our preschoolers to love and serve!

Even though SOIL is not until November 9th, this week, the New Covenant Preschool has already begun their SOIL project. All of our preschool students are working on painting 6 canvas pictures for the Residents and Staff at Brookdale to hang in their hallways. The K2 classes will paint a “You are my sunshine” picture using hand-prints to make the sun. The K3 classes will paint a scenery of butterflies, lady bugs and bumble bees using fingerprints, hand-prints, and footprints.  The K4 classes will use hand-prints to create a bouquet of flowers. We hope these pictures will bring lots of cheerfulness and joy in the weeks to come. Preschool will also share some of our songs we have learned with the Residents. We are thrilled that even our youngest students get to Serve Others in Love by loving on our next door neighbors!

Would you like to sponsor a preschool 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!

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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