CWAA Breeze Newsletter March 11 - 15, 2019
 
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   CWAA NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK OF March 11 - 15, 2019
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL...
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Among Those That Stand By

I recently finished reading a beautiful little book called, The Truth About Angels by Ellen White. One of the chapters discusses the meaning of the words of Zechariah 3:7: "This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'If you will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements, then you will govern my house and have charge of my courts, and I will give you a place among these standing here." 
According to Ellen White, "among those that stand by” are the hosts of the enemy... and the hosts of heaven, ten thousand times ten thousand angels, who watch over and guard the tempted people of God, uplifting them and strengthening them—these are they who stand by. And God says to His believing ones, you shall walk among them. You shall not be overcome by the powers of darkness. You shall stand before me in the sight of the holy angels, who are sent forth to minister to those who shall be heirs of salvation. (page 149)
It‘s an incredible comfort to know that when we are at our weakest, God sends a mighty host of angels to guard, uplift, and strengthen us. And as a result we are not overcome by the powers of darkness. What an incredible thought. What a compassionate Savior. May we find comfort in knowing that we are not alone in our battles. God is with us. Truly “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.” (Psalm 46:1)
May we sense the very presence of God this week in our lives. May we hold onto His hand, look to our Redeemer and live with freedom and joy in the knowledge that we stand with His army of angels!

Lara Melashenko

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS ...


ANNUAL CONSTITUENCY MEETING:

All parents, pastors, board members, church members and staff are invited to join us on Tuesday, March 19th at 7:00 pm as we celebrate the past, present and future blessings of God on our school! Come out and enjoy a time of fellowship and sharing as we plan for the future of Chinook Winds Adventist Academy.


GRADES K - 6 PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS:

March 15       End of Term 2 for Elementary
March 19       Elementary Report Cards sent home
March 21       Gr K - 6  Parent -Teacher Interviews 4 pm – 8 pm 

On Thursday, March 21, 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 cwaa.net/PTI. 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 March 20, at 4 pm or when teachers become fully booked.
  

WHEN YOUR CHILD WILL BE ABSENT:

A reminder to parents, when your child(ren) will be absent it's important to let the school office know. You can do this on the school website (cwaa.net).  Look for  “Report an Absence” link found on the homepage.  Also, when you're taking your child off school campus for an appointment pease remember to sign at the office indicating the time they left and returned.

GRADE 9 COOKIE CART SALES:

 "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

MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISERS:

Please help our Mission Team reach their fundraising goal of $2400 for each student to participate in the Belize Mission Trip from March 24 - April 4, 2019.  
 
Help support this Mission Trip with your prayers and financial donations. We are able to give a tax deductible receipt for any donation over $20. Your contribution can be left at the office. Thank you for your generous support!

Belize Mission Trip Bottle Drive:   Consider donating your recyclable bottles and cans.  They can be dropped off beside the Junior/Senior High entrance anytime till March 21.  Thank you!    

PRAYING PARENTS:

Come join our group of "Praying Parents" this Thursday, March 14th.  We meet in the lobby at the beginning of the school day to pray for our school.  All are welcome!

 

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAPLAIN...

Giving Thanks For God's Saving Power

Psalms 17:1,2,8,9 
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—those He redeemed from the hand of the foe, 8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing loveand His wonderful deeds for mankind, 9 for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
 
In a moment like this giving thanks to God is exactly what I want and need to do, for just this past week here at Chinook Winds God blessed us with the most beautiful of all weeks - our yearly Spring student lead Week in Spiritual Emphasis.   We had beautiful messages and music from our young people, which powerfully concluded Friday evening with a beautiful baptism service for 8 of our young people, who recently decided to give their lives to Jesus, right in our very own gymnasium.   I began baptismal studies with the grade 5 & 6 class and almost 2 months later we had 20 decisions for baptism, (3 more in Secondary) Amen and Praise God!  If you want to watch the baptism go to link below.  The other 12 students will be baptized soon in their own congregations.  I personally want to thank Mrs. Melashenko, Mr. Fillier, Mrs. Bergen, Pr. Ghena and Pr. Joseph for your support in preparing, coordinating and participating in this amazing evening.
Friends, God is a good God and He is actively working in the lives of our young people.  I kindly ask that you keep praying for us here at Chinook Winds as we are intentionally teaching our students to follow God completely, serve unselfishly and achieve excellence.    
https://www.facebook.com/pastorpaul.antunes/videos/996883533849210/

God bless and keep each of you. 
In Christ,
Paul Antunes
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UPCOMING EVENTS...

March 15         End of Term 2 Elementary
March 18         School Board Meeting, 7 pm
March 19         Elementary Report Cards 
March 19         Constituency Meeting, 7 pm 
March 21         Elementary PTI's 4 - 8 pm
March 22         Last Day of Classes, Spring Break
April 8              Classes Resume  


School For the full calendar of events, visit  https://cwaa.net/calendar
   Chinook Winds Adventist Academy
Engaging students to: Follow God completely, Serve Unselfishly, and Achieve Excellence.