CWAA Breeze Newsletter May 27 - 31, 2019






Our enrollment is now at 204 and we continue to receive new applications!! We have surpassed our budgeted enrollment of 197! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!  Families that use bus service must register before the end of this week, May 31, to have a bus stop for next year.


As your child gets ready to enter Grade 7 (Junior High) we are providing an information session that will equip you and your child for next school year. We would like to invite all Grade 6 parents to Mrs. Brown's classroom this Thursday evening, May 30 at 6:00 pm.  Mrs. Brown (grade 7 Homeroom Teacher) will be discussing the following items:  Course Selections and Timetabling, Homeroom Routines and High School Expectations, Course Evaluation, Uniforms, Athletic and Non-Athletic Extra-Curricular Programs at CWAA, etc.  Please RSVP to Mrs. Brown ( if you are able to attend this session.


To equip parents for their child's transition years we would like to invite parents to an information meeting to discuss:  Course Selections and Timetabling, Homeroom Routines and High School expectations, Course Evaluation, Uniforms, Athletic and Non-Athletic Extra-Curricular participation, and Alberta Government High School Diploma Requirements.  
-  Current Grade 9 Parent's meeting will be held from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm this Thursday, May 30. This session is for those students leaving Junior High and entering Senior High. 
-  Current Grade 11 Parent's meeting will be held from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm this Thursday, May 30 and will include CWAA Graduation and the requirements, Post-Secondary Applications, Scholarships and Bursaries for Grade 12.


This Friday, May 31st, is Food Bank Friday.  Please remember to bring a nonperishable food bank donation and wear casual clothes this Friday (adhering to school policy dress code).


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!


Elementary Field Day is on Wednesday, June 19, starting at 12:30 pm, for the whole afternoon.  It will include all students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 and this is a casual dress day.   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 fun year-end celebration.


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.





Closing and Opening Chapters

Greetings Chinook Family,
    I pray that each of you and your families are doing well as the summer countdown has begun, and with that the soon closing of yet another chapter.   To our grade 12 graduates this weekend marks a very important point in your life and we each want to congratulate you and wish you all of God’s richest blessings as you close one chapter to soon begin another.   
    Today I want to direct our attention to some important promises that help us have faith, encourage and align/guide our priorities as we proceed to the next chapter in our future:
1.     "For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
2.     "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
3.     "Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans." Proverbs 16:3
I pray Grads that you do not waste your time by pursuing your own agenda’s, but seeking God’s plans FIRST & always.   How sad to realize years from now, that had you only sought God and His leading now, much needless pain and emptiness could be averted in your future.  
As such Grads & friends “Let us seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and remember that all these “other” things He will add to us.”   Matt. 6:33 (adapted by me) 
       Dear Grads as you pursue your dreams and your desires, I encourage you to make Him your beginning and end in each chapter of your life.
If you but daily invite Him into your life, He will always be YOUR GOD, your strength, your courage, your peace, your only hope, your true guide, your Saviour, your Friend, your GPS in all CHAPTERS of your life.    
Always remember Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” 
God bless each of you as you pursue Him and His leading in the closing and opening of your life’s chapters. 
Congratulations to the class of 2019 and congratulations to all the parents!  
Your Brother in Christ,
Pastor Paul Antunes






May 27-30        Gr 5/6 Outdoor School, Foothills Camp
May 30             Grade 6 Parent Info Session, 6 pm
May 30             Grade 9 Parent Info Session, 6 pm
May 30             Grade 11 Parent Info Session, 7 pm 
May 30             Gr 1-3 Heritage Park Trip 
May 31             Food Bank Friday
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            Grades K - 6 Report Cards
June 25            Gr K - 9 School ends (Noon Dismissal)
June 25            Gr K - 6 Awards Ceremony 6:30 
June 26            Gr 7-12 Reports/Award Ceremony 6:30 


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