CWAA Breeze Newsletter April 8 - 12, 2019
   CWAA NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK OF April 15 - 19, 2019






--LUKE 24:6



We are thrilled to share that we have reached 70% re-registration for our 2019-2020 school year, including registering 29 new students and filling our Kindergarten class! Thank you to all parents who have submitted re-registration packages! We just want to remind you that if you have not yet returned your registration forms, please do so soon, as our classes continue to fill! (FYI - our Grades 1-12 class sizes will be capped at 24 students.) If you have any questions about the application or application process, please contact the office. Thank you for your partnership! 


This coming Friday, is "Good Friday" and is a statutory holiday with school being closed. Monday, April 22 is a regular school day.


April 18        End of Term 3 for Secondary
April 23        Secondary Progress Reports sent home
April 25        Gr 7 - 12  Parent -Teacher Interviews 4 pm – 8 pm 

On Thursday, April 25, Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held from 4 pm to 8 pm. Click the button below to sign up for parent-teacher interviews or go to If meeting with more than one teacher, please make sure not to double book yourself. If you need to cancel, please contact the office. Forms will be live until April 24, at 4 pm or when teachers become fully booked.


The Parent Advisory Council is pleased to be hosting a fundraiser in partnership with Blue Grass Nurseries.  There will be a variety of annuals for sale, including bedding flats, herbs/vegetable seedlings, and hanging baskets. These gorgeous plants may be all you need for your home and church garden this summer!  They also make great Mother’s Day gifts!
Order deadline is April 30th so ask your friends, family, and church about their gardening needs!  All orders and payment must be made to CWAA office by April 30th, no exceptions. Payment must accompany the order, and you may pay with cash, debit, cheque or credit card at the office or through your child’s homeroom teacher.
Pick up is scheduled for Thursday, May 9th and you must be available to pick up your order at the school by 3:15 on that day (or arrange to have someone pick it up for you).
We will need volunteers on the day of delivery to help count the order, label the plants and help parents with pick up.  Please email Melanie at if you can help out on May 9th.
Parent Advisory Council will use all funds raised to enhance CWAA and the student experience. Thank you for your support!

You are invited to join us at the next PAC meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm at CWAA. We will be planning a teacher and staff appreciation potluck for June and will need volunteers. Contact Lara Melashenko for more information.

2019-2020 STAFF CHANGES:

·      Our beloved teacher, Mrs. Sandra Dodds (Elementary PE, Grade 2 Team-Teacher) will be departing from CWAA, effective September 1, 2019. Mrs. Dodds has accepted the position of Music Teacher/Director at one of our sister Adventist schools,  Fraser Valley Adventist Academy (FVAA) in Aldergrove, BC. While we are thrilled that Mrs. Dodds has a new opportunity to inspire children through music education, we are deeply saddened to have to say goodbye.  She has been an extremely valuable and important part of our school community for the past 6 years. We will cherish the lasting impact she has made on our hearts and minds. Please take the time to share your gratitude and well-wishes with Mrs. Dodds, for her tremendous investment in our children. We wish Mrs. Dodds God‘s richest blessings as she pursues God‘s dreams and plans!
·      We are excited to share the news that Mrs. Alyssa Bergen (Grade 6 Teacher) is pregnant and expecting a baby in September! Praise God from whom all baby's flow! We will dearly miss Mrs. Bergen while she goes on maternity leave but look forward to meeting our new CWAA staff baby and watching God‘s blessings poured out onto Mr. & Mrs. Bergen‘s lives!  Please take the time to share your congratulations with Mrs. Bergen! 


The SDACC Office of Education is calling for nominations for the Excellence in Education Awards (cash award of $1,000.00 for teachers who are selected). Criteria includes a minimum of one full year teaching experience in the SDA Church in Canada school system (at least 0.50 FTE) and/or a minimum of two years of administrator experience at the current school.  Nominees must not have received an Excellence Award within the last five years. To nominate an educator, the nominator(s) must complete a Nomination Form and provide two letters of recommendation.  Deadline for the nominations is April 15.  For more information, contact Mrs. Melashenko.


 "Cookie Cart Sales" are continuing. Item prices are between 50 cents to $1.00. Thanks for your support!  Sales are on:
      Tuesday   - Elementary and High School lunchtimes
      Thursday - High School lunchtime


Come join our group of "Praying Parents" this Thursday, April 18.  We meet in the lobby at the beginning of the school day to pray for our school.  All are welcome!





His Great Love 4 Us

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”  John 3:16, 17
Greetings Chinook Family, 
    In our finite minds it is hard to fathom this level of sacrifice and what it truly cost God for Jesus to leave heaven, become human, still be God and reach us here on this sin infested world.   
    The free gift of salvation paid in full by Jesus is what has stirred the hearts of men and women through the centuries.   Many of which suffered  and still suffer great turmoil and hardship, all because they accept and daily call on the name of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.   
     Let us hold and tightly embrace this precious gift of grace given by Jesus who continues to say to us “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am [f]gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  Matthew 11:28-30
May we never allow our minds to belittle this sacrifice, that cost heaven everything and is given to us as a free gift.   I can‘t wait to thank Jesus personally.  How about you?
Have a blessed Easter in the assurance of Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. 
In Christ,
Paul Antunes






April 16            Junior High Badminton Tournament
April 18            End of Term 3 Secondary
April 19            Good Friday, No School
April 22           Regular School Day
April 23            Gr 7-12 Progress Reports Sent Home
April 23            School Board Meeting, 7 pm
April 23            Grade 4/5 Trip Glenbow Museum 
April 25            Gr 7-12 PTI's 4-8 pm
April 26            Food Bank Friday 
April 30            Kindergarten Grad Pictures
April 30            PAC Flower Order Deadline
May 1               Principal Appreciation Day
May 2-4           Jr/Sr Music Concert Choir & Band Tour
May 8              Gr 7 & 9 Telus Spark Field Trip
May 8              Kindergarten Butterfield Acres Trip
May 9              PAC Flower Order Delivery
May 16            Kindergarten Year End Celebration

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