On Your Mark Get Set Read!

Book Fair week is off and running.  The Pre-K classes were the first to take a turn shopping.

The Book Fair continues all week with extended hours on Wednesday til 4:30.  Your purchases encourage your child to love books and they help the school at the same time.  Most of the Smart Boards at CA have been purchased using points earned through Book Fairs.  Also some of our teachers have ‘Wish Lists’ at the Book Fair where you can purchase books to enhance our classrooms.

Weekly Digest for Week of April 17th

News

  • Easter Egg Fun – Thursday was filled with parties and egg hunting fun for the younger grades, while some
    of the older elementary students helped the pre-school teachers by hiding eggs and helping he pre-schoolers hunt eggs.
  • The Middle School and High School Soccer teams both won on Monday night against Franklin Christian in the inaugural soccer match at the CA Pridelands.  The High School’s match with Community Christian on Tuesday was postponed due to lightning and storms.  On Thursday evening the High School team traveled to Hartsville and came home with a victory over United Christian Academy.

Notes

  • Soccer Schedule for the week: Monday — High School home game vs Victory Baptist Academy 4:30 at the Pridelands.  Tuesday — Middle School and High School teams play at Franklin Classical.  FCS Cancelled Tuesday’s Game.  Thursday — High School plays at Riverside Christian in Fayetteville (rain-out makeup game).  Friday — scrimmage 3:30 at Warren County Middle School (Football Stadium) — High School plays 1st Half; Middle School plays 2nd Half.
  • Tuesday is Christian T-Shirt Tuesday.
  • Book Fair will be in the Library All Week.  Fair hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00-3:30; Wednesday 8:00-4:30; Friday 8:00-Noon.
  • Lunch Entrees for the week: Monday – Ham; Tuesday – Taco Salad, Wednesday – Loaded Potato Soup & Grilled Cheese, Thursday – Grilled Chicken Breast, Friday – Cheeseburgers
  • Our 2nd Annual Fishing Tournament is Saturday.  This tournament offers over $6,000 in guaranteed prize money and we have a number of slots still open.  All details regarding the Fishing Tourney available here.
  • Prom Tickets — Juniors and Seniors attending Prom on April 29th need to see Mrs. Becky Hillis this week to confirm their tickets and choose their meal if they have not done so already.
  • Soccer Senior Night April 27th.
  • Six Flags Field Trip for 8th – 12th Grades April 28th.
  • Kindergarten Graduation May 16th / High School Graduation May 19th
  • Summer Day Camp — A survey will has been sent out to determine interest in a CA Summer Day Camp that would be open to the public.  If you are interested please fill out this survey.
  • Please return your Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year as soon as possible, so that our Board of Directors can adequately plan our Budget.  Registration forms may be downloaded here.

Learning By Teaching

At Covenant we put the words of Dr. Frank Oppenheimer into practice — “the best way to learn is to teach.”

Our older students work with and mentor younger students on a weekly basis, giving the older students a chance to apply what they have learned in the classroom and giving the younger students a different perspective on learning.

Weekly Digest for April 10, 2017

News

  • Purple Pinkie Day was a huge success!!  CA raised $1,060 dollars to help eradicate Polio.
  • The Middle School and High School Soccer team both scored impressive victories over Currey Ingram Academy on Friday evening at Pistole Park.

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

  • Soccer Schedule for the week: Monday — Middle School and High School home games vs Franklin Christian Academy at the Pridelands.  The Middle School game is scheduled to begin at 4:30 and the High School game will begin around 5:30.  After several postponements due to wet field conditions this will be our first game at our new facilities.  The High School Soccer team also has road games scheduled for Tuesday in White House, Tn and Thursday in Hartsville, Tn.  Both teams will practice on Wednesday at the Pridelands – no other practices are scheduled this week.
  • NO SCHOOL on Friday – Good Friday Holiday.
  • Lunch Entrees for the week: Monday – Fish Sticks; Tuesday – Taco Salad, Wednesday – Chicken Nuggets, Thursday – French Toast / Pancakes & Sausage.
  • Covenant Fellowship Church invites you to attend the following Holy Week events:  Thursday at 7:00 PM — Living Last Supper in the Upper Sanctuary, Saturday at 2:00 PM — Easter Egg Hunt — come to the CA Gymnasium, Sunday at 6:00 AM — Sunrise Service followed by breakfast — meet outside the Upper Sanctuary, Sunday at 10:30 — Easter Worship Service with Special Music and Message presented by the Covenant Youth.
  • Spring Book Fair April 17th – 21st — Volunteers needed to run the Book Fair during school hours.  If you can help out please contact Shannon in the office 668-6185
  • Fishing Tournament Early Bird Special ends this Friday.  This tournament offers over $6,000 in guaranteed prize money and we have a number of slots still open.  All details regarding the Fishing Tourney available here.
  • Six Flags Field Trip for 8th – 12th Grades on April 28th — Permission Slips / Ticket Request forms were sent in an email via TeacherEase, if you did not receive yours you may download it here.
  • Prom Tickets — Juniors and Seniors attending Prom on April 29th need to see Mrs. Becky Hillis this week to confirm their tickets and choose their meal if they have not done so already.
  • Summer Day Camp — A survey will be sent out this week to determine interest in a CA Summer Day Camp that would be open to the public.  A link to the survey will be inserted here when it is ready.
  • Please return your Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year as soon as possible, so that our Board of Directors can adequately plan our Budget.  Registration forms may be downloaded here.

Purple Pinkie Day – Friday April 7th

The Warren County Community Interact Club, which is sponsored by the Breakfast and Noon Rotary Clubs, wants to raise awareness about Polio and support fundraising efforts to provide Polio Vaccines to areas of the world affected by Polio.

While polio is a distant memory in most of the world, the disease still exists in some places and mainly affects children under 5. We are 99% of the way to eradicating Polio globally. There are three countries that face a
number of challenges to keep polio at bay, which has caused them to have never stopped the transmission of polio over the years. Unlike most diseases, polio can be eradicated, and we’re closer than ever.  Getting rid of polio is a big deal to Rotary, and any and all donations and support for this cause are well appreciated. Join us to eradicate the harmful effects of polio!


On Friday April 7th CA Students who donate at least $5 will be allowed to wear jeans and a purple shirt or a CA T-shirt and they will get one of their pinkie finger nails painted purple.  Additionally, Interact members will run a bake sale in the cafeteria at lunch ($1 items) and they will operate the concession stand at the Home Soccer Game Friday night.

Kindergarten is a Blast at Covenant Academy

The Warren County School System is conducting Kindergarten screening on Thursday April 6th (10 AM – 6 PM) and Friday April 7th (8 AM – 2 PM) in the gym at West Elementary. If you are planning on sending your child to Covenant Academy for Kindergarten, you still need to have your child go through Kindergarten Screening at West Elementary on April 6th or 7th.  Your screener will ask which school and at that time you tell them Covenant Academy.

If you are undecided or just curious about Covenant Academy for your Kindergartener, we will have personnel available at Covenant on Thursday April 6th to give tours and answer questions and if your visit time allows, maybe even let you visit a Kindergarten classroom while class is in session.  If you cannot make it during the school day we will be glad to schedule a time for you during the evening Thursday – please call the office 668-6185 to schedule your evening visit.

If you’d like to get a head start on Registration forms, you can download the forms here and get a head start on filling them out.  Please be aware that Covenant Academy caps the number of students in Kindergarten to maintain an ideal teacher student ratio, if we reach the cap status before your Registration is received we will put you on a waiting list until we determine if there is enough interest to open additional Kindergarten classes.

2017 Spelling Bee

Covenant Academy held its 2017 school wide Spelling Bee for students in 4th – 8th grade.  We started with 10 contestants and after 14 rounds we had a winner.

8th grader Emma Kate Wrather took the title as CA Champ over 6th grader Chase Newby.  Emma Kate’s winning word was “neutron”.  With the win, Emma Kate qualifies for the Scripps-Howard Southern Appalachian Regional Spelling Bee at UT Knoxville on Saturday March 4th.

2017 Spelling Bee Winner — Emma Kate Wrather
2017 Spelling Bee 2nd Place — Chase Newby

Click here for additional photos from the Spelling Bee.

School Communications Improvement

We have decided to convert our mass communications from being based in TeacherEase to using the web based tool Remind.com.  With Remind.com we can enter the message once and then it is disseminated by your choice of communication method — as a text, as an in-app notification on your smartphone, or as an email.  You will need to sign yourself up using these instructions.  If you have questions or problems please contact Mr. Geoff.

The included instructions will get you signed up for our All Campus announcements.  In the future we will add communications channels dedicated to grade levels and sports teams that you will be able to subscribe to.