CWAA Breeze Newsletter February 4 - 8, 2019
 
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   CWAA NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK OF February 4 - 8, 2019

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS ...

BREEZE NEWSLETTER FOR THIS WEEK:

Hope you are staying warm and safe this week.  Because of the weather we have been having and the cancellation of school the last two days, the Breeze is coming to you later than expected.  Here's the news and updates for this week.

IMPORTANT CHANGE OF DATES:

Due to school cancellation the following events have been re-scheduled:
     ~  Gr 7-9 PTI‘s - Monday, Feb 11, 4-6 pm
     ~  Who Do You Tell? Parent Information Session - Monday, Feb 11, 7-9 pm
     ~  Mission Trip Meeting - Monday, Feb 11, 4-6:30 pm (STUDENT MEETING),      7-9 pm (PARENT MEETING, including legal signing)
     ~  K-6 Swimming Program - tentative date Monday, Feb 25, 12:40-3:00 pm 


REPORTING YOUR CHILD'S ABSENCE:

A reminder to parents, when your child(ren) will be absent it's important to let the school office know. You can go to the school website (cwaa.net) and on the homepage look for the “Report an Absence” link (found on red border at top of page).  Fill out the form and submit. Simple and quick … thanks for using this efficient method!

CASUAL DRESS FOR A TOONIE THIS FRIDAY:

We want to raise funds to help the Pola Adventist School in India purchase bunk beds and mattresses. We will have a casual day this Friday, Feb 8 for students who bring a toonie (or more)!  All funds will greatly help this needy project.
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CALGARY WIDE YOUTH RALLY:

February 8 & 9, 2019 ~ Calgary Youth,  please join us as our speaker Nwamiko Madden shares about God’s insane love for His children.  This event will be held at Chinook Winds Adventist Academy with free lunch and supper provided for the youth.  See the poster below for all details.
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PIZZA HOT LUNCH (MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER) ON WEDNESDAY, FEB 13:

Sign up now for Hot Lunch!  Deadline to be included in the count is Monday, February 11th.  Menu is cheese pizza, carrot sticks and cucumber slices with ranch dip, and a cookie. Use the button below to find an order form to hand in at the school office (along with payment).


STUDENT COUNCIL VALENTINE'S DAY EVENT:

Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  Student Council is encouraging all parents and students to place an order by using the button below.  Candies, flowers and secret messages are all available to share with someone special.  Hand in order forms with payment by Monday, February 11 to your Home Room Teacher.

GRADES 7, 8 & 9 PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS TO BE HELD ON MONDAY, FEB 11:

Report cards were sent home last Friday.  Monday evening, February 11, Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held at the same time as they were previously booked. There is still some space available ... sign up at cwaa.net/pti or click the button below.  We look forward to seeing you here!     


"WHO DO YOU TELL?" GRADES K - 6 PARENT IN-SERVICE  EVENING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY, FEB 11:

We are thrilled to share the news that our school has been approved again for a special safety program called “Who Do You Tell?” through the Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse. The “Who Do You Tell?” program aims to teach children how to set healthy boundaries and to help shape attitudes and actions around sexual abuse and sexual assault. As part of the process in delivering the program we are inviting all parents (Kindergarten to Grade 6) to attend a Parent In-Service.  This will provide you with information regarding the program and child sexual abuse. Opportunity to ask any questions and address any concerns about the program are welcome.  The Parent In-Service will be held at CWAA on Monday, February 11 from 7-9 p.m.  Please mark your calendar & plan on attending!



OPEN HOUSE ON TUESDAY, FEB 12:

Chinook Winds Adventist Academy will be holding its annual Open House on Tuesday, February 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  

Our Open House event is designed for interested families to come and meet our fantastic teachers, tour the school, get to know other families who have their children enrolled at CWAA and check out the learning that takes place at CWAA.  Families will also learn about the vision and mission of Adventist education at CWAA.  

There will be refreshments, door prizes, and plenty of people to meet!  Be sure to drop by.  See you there!

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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
 

FRIEND DAY ON FRIDAY, FEB 15:

 CWAA’s Annual Friend Day is on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 8:15 am to 1:20 pm.  Students, invite your friends to come to school for the day! Grades K to 12 are welcome and we look forward to meeting them!  Please click on the link below to register.
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CLASS OF 2019 GRADUATION FUNDRAISER:

The CWAA Class of 2019 and Hardy Buoys Smoked Fish Inc. are teaming up to raise money.  Below you will find a button to open a form to place an order for Salmon products.  Hand in your order form at the school office by February 15 with payment of cash or a cheque made payable to Hardy Buoys or Richard Schulze (contact information on bottom of form).  Expected delivery by February 22nd.  Thank you for supporting our Graduates with this melt in your mouth delicious product!


MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISERS:

Please help our Mission Team students reach their fundraising goal of $2400 for each student to participate in the Belize Mission Trip from March 24 - April 4, 2019.  

Please 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!    


ALBERTA EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY PILLAR SURVEY: 

It‘s that time of year where Alberta Education is seeking your input about the education we are delivering at CWAA! From January to the end of February, Alberta Education will be conducting its annual “Accountability Pillar Survey”. The Accountability Pillar Survey assesses various aspects of quality; student outcomes, provincial assessments of student learning, community engagement and satisfaction, school experience, etc. Within the next few weeks, all CWAA parents will receive a survey from Alberta Education in the mail. In February, CWAA students and all teachers will be completing their surveys online at school.  All surveys are anonymous. In addition to English and French, the parent survey is available in Chinese, Punjabi, Arabic, Blackfoot, Cree, Korean, Spanish and Tagalog. Your participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving at CWAA, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly. Thank you for your participation in this important process!

PRAYING PARENTS:

"Praying Parents" will meet tomorrow, Thursday, February 7 .  This group gathers in the lobby at the beginning of the school day to pray for our school.  All are welcome!

 

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAPLAIN...

CALLED TO WAIT

“Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He will strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!”  Ps. 27:14
 
Wait, we all have heard that word, whether it‘s waiting for supper, waiting in line, waiting for traffic, waiting for your friends, for a project, or waiting on that item that was supposed to be ready for your house months ago.  Waiting is part of all of our lives, but let‘s be honest, it‘s not always fun to have to wait, in fact sometimes it can be very stressful, even painful.  
 
Now catch this, the God who lovingly created us, is also calling us to WAIT.  But wait, wait, before you push this article aside, when God is talking about waiting on Him, He is referring to something so much more.  You see God knows that waiting can sometimes lead to despair, brokenness and separation which leads to anger and loss.  
 
So when God calls us to Wait, what He is really saying is – stop you guys.  Stop and wait on me, no - a 20 second prayer in the morning is not enough.   Jesus is lovingly calling you to press pause on the everything in life, the endless to do‘s and to wait on Him by spending time with Him, and as we do, He promises to give us strength, peace and joy despite the uncertainty of tomorrow.  
 
In Matthew 6:33, 34 Jesus reminds us as His people with these words,  “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its' own trouble.”
 
I don‘t know about you, but this trusting God and His timing has been something hard at times for me, yet this is the message, we cannot properly navigate this world without first surrendering and giving time to our walk with God.   
 
Ellen White said this one time:  “Remember that prayer is the source of your strength.  A worker cannot gain success while he hurries through his prayers and rushes away to look after something that he fears may be neglected or forgotten.  He gives only a few hurried thoughts to God;  he does not take time to think, to pray, to wait upon the Lord for a renewal of  physical and spiritual strength.  He soon becomes weary.   He does not feel the uplifting, inspiring influence of God‘s Spirit.  He is not quickened by fresh life.  His jaded frame and tired brain are not soothed by personal contact with Christ.   7T 243
 
Join me right now and re-read, or if you know it sing this passage and ask Jesus to teach you to wait on Him FIRST. 
“Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He will strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!”  Ps. 27:14
 
God bless you all. 
Paul Antunes
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb 7               Elementary Swimming Shouldice Pool
Feb 8               Casual Friday for a Toonie
Feb 8-9            Calgary Wide Youth Rally
Feb 11             Gr 8 SS Trip to Fusion Sushi, 12 pm
Feb 11             Jr High PTI's  4-6 pm
Feb 11             Who Do You Tell Parent Info Mtg 7-9pm 
Feb 11             Mission Trip Meeting, 7 pm  
Feb 12             Elementary Swimming Shouldice Pool
Feb 12             Open House, 5-8 pm
Feb 13             Hot Lunch Pizza (Mission Trip)
Feb 14             Student Council Valentine Day
Feb 14             Elementary Swimming Shouldice Pool
Feb 15             Friend Day
Feb 18             Family Day No School
Feb 19             School  Board Meeting, 7 pm
Feb 19-20        Teacher PD, Grades K - 12 No School
Feb 21             Telus Spark Science Centre Gr 1-3
Feb 21-24       Grade 12 Burman Experience
Feb 25             Elementary Swimming (tentative date)
Feb 25-Mar 1  Anti-Bullying Emphasis Week
March 4-8       Spring Student Week of Prayer
March 13         Hot Lunch Pizza (Mission Trip)


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.