Update – Facebook Dress Down Day Challenge

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Wow!  What an amazing response!  We were hoping for 17 more ‘likes’ and instead we are at 83 and counting!  Thanks to everyone who accepted the challenge and ‘liked’ or ‘shared’ our page!  We appreciate it!

And to show our appreciation, this Wednesday, April 9th will be a dress down day.  The dress code for the day will be casual. Students are allowed to wear jeans, t-shirts, shorts, etc…  

A few key pointers…as always, our Modesty Code is still in place.  =)  Students are encouraged to be modest in their outfits. Additionally, we ask that Lower School students still have appropriate footwear (tennis shoes) for recess.  Also for students that have PE on Wednesday, they also need to be dressed correctly for it.

Again, thank you to all who ‘Like’ us!  

 

 

Faculty Announcements for 2014-2015

The 2014-2015 New Covenant School faculty is nearly finalized.  Here are some of the changes…

Our kindergaImagerten teacher, Ms. Jennifer Hooks, is soon to be Mrs. Jennifer Epps and we are extremely excited for her!  However, after her wedding she will be relocating to Travelers Rest thus she will be moving on from New Covenant School.  We are sad to see her go but excited for what the Lord is doing in her life.

 

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The Lord has provided us with our next kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Christine Andreasen. Mrs. Andreasen has her Bachelor of Science from Indiana University in Elementary Education and her Masters of Science from Indiana University in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education.  She is licensed to teach elementary and early childhood grades in the state of South Carolina.  She has taught kindergarten for six years teaching with five of them being at New Covenant School.  She has also taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.  Mrs. Andreasen loves children, reading, exercising, and spending time with her family, which includes her husband Steve, a deacon at New Covenant Church, and two children Ben and Emily.  Welcome Mrs. Andreasen!

Mr. Mike Huguet sadly will not be returning to NCS next school year.  The New Covenant School Board has made the decision to combine for 4th and 5th grades for part of the day next year, so Mr. Huguet will be moving on from us.  He has been a great teacher here for 3 years and we will miss him greatly.

Mrs. Kim Roh, our current 4th grade teacher, will be teaching 4th and 5th grades for part of the school day next year.  There will be an additional faculty member assisting with 4th and 5th grade math, reading and writing to make sure the students receive the skill instruction they need.

Mrs. Green, who was recently married, will be relocating with her husband, thus she will not be returning to New Covenant School next year. She will be missed and where ever she next teaches will be truly blessed to have her!

Mrs. Angie Harmon will be a full time teacher and High School guidance counselor at NCS for the 2014-2015 school year.  Mrs. Harmon was part time faculty this year but next year will be teaching middle school history, middle school Latin, Upper School electives and remaining as our guidance counselor!

Finally, Miss Kaitlyn Webb, soon to be Mrs. Kaitlyn Rountree, will continue as our 2 year teacher in the preschool and she will be our kindergarten through 5th grade art teacher.  Additionally, Miss Webb will be coordinating our first ever After School Program for children who cannot be picked up at 2:45.  We plan to run the program until at least 5:30 each day.

The Lord continues to abundantly bless and provide for New Covenant School!  To Him be glory and praise!

PTO April Meeting Minutes

 

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PTO Meeting April 1st, 2014

Original Artwork- Cancelled this year. No one to lead.

Box Tops- Received $370.90 for the PTO account.

Golf Fundraiser- Friday, May 9th at Brookstone. Need 15-20 teams!! Info going home soon.

Silent Auction- Profit $10,000

Open House- We had an increase in possible families from last year!

Target Cards- Information will go home soon! (Thank you Cheryl Boyte)

Pinewood Derby- Ron Cromer will lead. PTO will give money to help with this.  Approx. $100

Palmetto Boys/Girls State- PTO will sponsor 2-3 students to go this summer. $300/student

                     Krispy Kreme Fundraiser in April will help raise the money. (Julie Dutterer)

Teacher Appreciation Week- PTO will provide the luncheon. Gift cards for teachers.

Field Day- May 20th (Elizabeth Sconyers, Melissa Johnson) There will be an upper school contest to

                      design the t-shirts for Field Day lead by Angie Harmon. They will be approx. $8-10 each.

                     PTO will fund snacks for Field Day.

Graduation Reception- (Cheryl Boyte, Joyce Moyer) PTO will pay for the cake. Approx. $100

 

Attendees: Joe Canney, Vicki Milford, Elizabeth Sconyers, Julie Dutterer, Carole Phillips, Krisy Mortenson, 

                    Nancy Sumner, Angie Harmon, Melissa Johnson, Casey Keese

 

Next PTO Meeting Monday, May 5th

Dress Down Day Facebook Challenge

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We are excited to announce our Dress Down Day Facebook Challenge!  If the school’s Facebook page can get to 550 likes (17 more than what we now have) in the next 7 days, we will have a dress down day on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9th!  You can make this happen by ‘liking’ the school’s page if you have not already done so and/or by inviting your friends on Facebook to like our page! 
 
Here is a link to our page…
 
For our dress down day, students will be allowed to wear jeans, shorts, t-shirts, etc… It will be a fun time with a few extras added on if we go over 550!
 
Like and Share!  Invite your friends!

Doz Camp!

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Registration for Armor of God is officially open. Please sign up and pay for camp by May 15, 2014. (See links below)

Daughters of Zion Camp, Armor Of God, 2014.

Dates: June 23-27, 2014

Time: 1 PM to 4 PM

Place: New Covenant Church

Who: Girls rising 1st-6th grade

What is D.O.Z?

Daughters of Zion is for young ladies who have a heart for dance. The Bible encourages us to “Praise Him with the tambourine and the dance…” (Psalm 150:4.) The Daughters of Zion take this charge seriously, and desire to draw attention to the glories of God by following this Biblical charge.

What is D.O.Z Camp?

DOZ camp is for all girls rising 1st grade and up! This is a summer day camp designed for girls to learn about worship and how to praise God with tambourine patterns and music. It involves plenty of fellowship, lessons, games, worship, songs, and a lot more fun!

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Testing Week Reminders

Our students will be taking the Stanford Achievement Tests on April 2, 3 and 4 from 8:05-11:30.  Here is a list of helpful reminders…

  • Please be on time! 
  • Ensure good rest and a hearty breakfast.
  • Dismissal for all students will be at 11:30am
  • Only #2 pencils may be used. Please bring at least two, sharpened pencils
  • 7th – 11th graders may use a basic scientific calculator. Graphing calculators and i-devices are not allowed
  • Students may bring a healthy snack – please NO chocolate and only water to drink
  • Students may bring a book to read if they finish a subtest early
  • 9th-11th graders are excused on Fri, Apr 4. Their testing will conclude on Thurs.
  • All 12th graders are excused
  • Any part-time students not testing are excused unless otherwise notified by teacher

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Presenting Every Student Complete in Christ