CWAA Breeze Newsletter January 28 - February 1, 2019
 
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   CWAA NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK OF January 28 - February 1, 2019

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS ...


GRADES 7 - 12 SEMESTER BREAK:

There will be no school for all students in Grades 7 - 12 this Wednesday and Thursday, January 30 & 31, as this is a semester break. Second Semester begins this Friday, Feb 1 with regular classes.

GRADES 7, 8 & 9 PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS:

January 30-31   No School Gr 7-12 (Semester Break) 
February 1        Secondary Report Cards will be sent home
February 5        Gr 7, 8 & 9 Parent -Teacher Interviews 4 pm – 6 pm 

On Tuesday, February 5, Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held from 4 pm to 6 pm. 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:

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 Tuesday, February 5 from 7-9 p.m.  Please mark your calendar & plan on attending!
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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.
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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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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 this Thursday, January 31st.  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...

JESUS – THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE 

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.  John 14:6
 
            When we were kids my parents took my brother and I to Portugal for what was an amazing summer vacation.  We travelled all throughout the country by car and I clearly remember travelling one section of road and my mom saying, “Tony just stop and ask for directions.” Well dad didn‘t, stating that he could see the sun and that was good enough.   After hearing dad‘s comment we drove past a sign with the posted distance to a certain city we would pass on route.   
            Well over the next hour my mom persistently asked him to stop and get directions, and he continued to say to my mom, it‘s ok I am watching the sun, we are heading the right direction.    Well after an hour of driving we saw another sign posting distance to that one city and wouldn‘t you know it, after driving for 1 full hour, we had actually driven a total of 7 km‘s.  LOL.  You can be sure my dad stopped then.  
How many times in life have we been stubborn like my dad – and simply stopped to ask for directions?   We try to depend on our own ability only to realize sooner or later that we are lost, uncertain of where to turn and what decision to make.  
            Although things have really changed from those paper maps to GPS devices, when it comes to our spiritual life, one thing remains the same, we will NEVER RELY on our own merits to reach Heaven.   We need a map and a guide.   In fact the only way we can get there is by downloading the Map into our heart.  That map is Jesus who told His disciples just hours before his death that He is the way the truth and the life.  
            In this life in which we live, there are really only two roads to travel, one is simple - just follow the crowd, the other requires heart surrender to Jesus, asking Him to be our Guide, Saviour, Redeemer and Map. Let us daily stop our cars, our minds, and ask Him to be our Map, Our Guide and Saviour.  
God bless you all. 

Paul Antunes
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan 29             Elementary Swimming Shouldice Pool
Jan 30-31        Semester Break Gr 7-12 No School
Jan 31             Elementary Swimming Shouldice Pool
Feb 1               Second Semester Begins Gr 7-12
Feb 1               Secondary Report Cards
Feb 5               Jr High PTI's  4-6 pm
Feb 5               Elementary Swimming Shouldice Pool
Feb 5               WDYT Parent Info Evening, 7-9 pm
Feb 5               Mission Trip Meeting, 7 pm
Feb 7               Elementary Swimming Shouldice Pool
Feb 8-9            Calgary Wide Youth Rally
Feb 12             Elementary Swimming Shouldice Pool
Feb 12             Open House, 5 - 8 pm
Feb 13             Hot Lunch Pizza (Mission Trip)
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-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
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