CWAA Breeze Newsletter May 21 - 24, 2019





Standing Apart Isn't Easy:

Who truly enjoys standing apart from the crowd? Standing apart isn't easy unless it means we receive favorable attention - like standing apart for high academic achievement, or winning a sports prize, or receiving a performance bonus at work! We don't mind standing apart if we receive favorable attention but what about unfavorable attention? How do we feel about standing apart from the crowd when it means criticism or condemnation?
As Christians we are called to stand apart because we have been redeemed. We have been set apart as a holy and  peculiar people - to live our lives different than our culture. We have been invited to trust in Jesus, rather than ourselves. We have been called to treat others with kindness - even those who criticize and condemn us. We have been  called to stand apart from the crowd - and not just by what we believe, but by how we love.
The story of Paul and Silas (Acts 16) being beaten and jailed after casting a demon out of a young female slave (and consequently robbing her master of an income) is a beautiful example of standing apart. While they were being tortured and bound in the dungeon, they prayed and sang songs of praise. And when an earthquake shook their shackles free, they remained in the jail to share the love of Jesus with the very jailer who had inflicted the most pain. They stood out and God was able to step in and save the lost.
Standing apart will never be easy, but we have the assurance that we never truly stand alone. When we make it our aim to stand on the Word of God, Jesus will be our guide and strength. Sometimes standing alone means criticism and condemnation. Sometimes it may even mean persecution. However, we never stand alone. God is always our Defender, if we are following Him. Listen to what Ellen White said about the apostle Paul standing apart. "In his ministry, Paul was often compelled to stand alone. He was specially taught of God and dared make no concessions that would involve principle. At times the burden was heavy, but Paul stood firm for the right. He realized that the church must never be brought under the control of human power. The traditions and maxims of men must not take the place of revealed truth. The advance of the gospel message must not be hindered by the prejudices and preferences of men." Acts of the Apostles, pg 199.
Stand alone for Jesus today and release the fear of criticism and condemnation! 

Lara Melashenko






Our enrollment is now at 198!! We have surpassed our budgeted enrollment of 197! This is truly a historical achievement at CWAA for this time of the year!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!  Families that use bus service must register before May 31 to have a bus stop for next year.


The graduating Class of 2019 invite you to attend their graduation ceremonies at Chinook Winds Adventist Academy on June 1st and 2nd.  The Consecration Service begins at 6 pm on Sabbath, June 1; the Commencement Service begins at 12 noon on Sunday, June 2.  Come join us for this special and memorable occasion!


Please join us on Thursday, June 6th at 7 pm, as students from  Kindergarten to Grade 6 share their  talents in our Spring Concert production, ’Herbie and the Good News Garden‘.   CWAA‘s Concert Choir and Concert Band (Secondary music students) along with Elementary Band students will also take part in this musical event.  Save this date on your calendar … invite family and friends!


It's hard to believe but we are well into the month of May and the Elementary Field Day is coming soon.  This year it's on Wednesday, June 19, starting approximately at 12:30 pm, for the whole afternoon.  As in previous years, parent volunteers are needed to make it a successful day.  It will include all students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 and this is a casual dress day.  All the teams will be made up of students from each grade who will follow a circuit of stations where they are to complete a specific physical activity. The purpose of this day is to encourage students to enjoy physical activity, be challenged to do something different, to learn cooperation skills with peers and students of different age groups, and to have a year-end celebration.
Please let Sandra Dodds know if you would be willing to volunteer in any capacity. You may e-mail her at   Every little bit of support will help to make this day a success and a positive experience for all students.


Come meet with our "Praying Parents" group every Thursday morning in the lobby. We meet at the beginning of the school day to pray for our school.  All are welcome!


Every Wednesday at lunchtime all secondary students (Grades 7 to 12) are invited to join Pastor Paul in his office for Bible Study, beginning at 12:20 pm.





Jesus the Storm Calmer:

It was in the mid 70‘s that my mom, dad, brother and I jumped in our old Westfalia Volkswagen van with a 12 ft boat on top, headed up to Jones Lake, near Hope BC for a fun weekend getaway.   After finally getting up the old log road we finally arrived at the lake, nestled high in the mountains.   Quickly we set up camp and couldn‘t wait for the next day‘s adventures and fishing from the boat to begin.
The following morning we had our breakfast and off we went to get in our boat and motored down the lake.  It was a peaceful sunny morning, a few fluffy clouds dancing by as we arrived mid lake, stopped the boat and began fishing.   For quite some time everything was well, until the wind came, and when it did the once peaceful lake turned crazy with now high crashing waves hitting our little boat, we all started screaming for dad to go to the nearest shore, and although he had hoped to make it back to the camp, we pleaded that he go straight to shore nearby.   On arriving we quickly got off the boat and we were so thankful we had arrived safely, thankful that is except my poor dad who now had to walk a while, hitch hike and finally bring the van to pick us up. 
Have you ever noticed that many times storms come unannounced or we simply don‘t believe we could ever get caught in the middle of them?   Storms have a way of turning our lives upside down in a hurry, and making us frantic to find shelter and peace to ride through them.  
I praise God, for I have found Him to be a storm calmer. One who is in the business of bringing peace in the storm-cast boat of which we are in.   In Psalms 46:1 it says that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble.   In Proverbs 18:10 we read: The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run into it and are safe.”  In Psalm 18:2 it teaches that: The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
            My brother and sister let us never forget to seek the One who has promised to never leave nor forsake us, especially through the storms of life. 
God bless you all! 

Your Brother in Christ, 
Pastor Paul Antunes






May 23            Grade 9 Year End Celebration 6:30 pm
May 25            Concert Choir to Central SDA Church
May 30             Gr 1-3 Heritage Park Trip 
May 27-30        Gr 5/6 Outdoor School, Foothills Camp
June 1-2           Grade 12 Graduation
June 3              School Board Meeting 7 pm
June 6              K-12 Spring Concert, 7 pm
June 12            Gr 11 Royal Tyrell Museum, Drumheller
June 12            Grade 6 Year End Celebration
June 13            K & Grade 10 Calgary Zoo Trip
June 17            School Board Meeting, 7 pm
June 19            Elementary Field Day, 12:30 pm
June 19-27       Secondary Final Exam Week
June 20            Grades 1, 2 & 3 Calgary Zoo Trip
June 25            Gr K - 9 School ends (Noon Dismissal)
June 25            Gr K - 6 Reports/Award Ceremony 6:30 
June 26            Gr 7-12 Reports/Award Ceremony 6:30 


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