CWAA Breeze Newsletter May 13 - 17, 2019






Friday, May 17 is a Non-Instructional Day with no school for students in Grades 1 - 12.  Monday, May 20 is Victoria Day.  Enjoy this long weekend!


Our enrollment is at now 191!! We are only 6 students away from hitting our budgeted enrollment of 197! This is truly a historical achievement at CWAA for this time of the year!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!  Families that use bus service must register before May 30 in order to have a bus stop for next year.


You are invited to join us at the next PAC meeting tomorrow evening Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm at CWAA. We will be planning a teacher and staff appreciation potluck for June and will need volunteers. Contact Leisa Afflick directly at for more information.


This year's talent show has been scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14 during chapel time at 9:30 am.  Students are eagerly anticipating sharing their talents at this event. Please join us ... all are welcome!


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!


It's hard to believe but we are well into the month of May and the Elementary Field Day is coming soon.  This year it's on Wednesday, June 19, starting approximately at 12:30 pm, for the whole afternoon.  As in previous years, parent volunteers are needed to make it a successful day.  It will include all students from Kindergarten to Grade 6.  All the 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 year-end celebration.
Please let Sandra Dodds know if you would be willing to volunteer in any capacity. You may e-mail her at   Every little bit of support will help to make this day a success and a positive experience for all students.


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 from Grades 7 to 12 are invited join Pastor Paul in his office for Bible Study.  This starts at 12:20 pm and students are welcome to bring their lunch if they want.





Navigating Life‘s Foggy Times:

I recall back in 1992 as Raquel, a friend of mine and I were driving through Snoqualmie pass in Washington, heading to Walla Walla that we hit a wall of fog so thick that I quickly pressed on the brakes, put on my low beams and almost pulled over.   
For the next 20 km's we crawled up the pass and down the other side with my hazard lights flashing, at times slowing down to 10 km's as TOGETHER WE desperately tried to make sure we could see the yellow or white line.   There were several times that I almost stopped hoping that someone in the large train of cars would pass me, but NO, they all followed in single line,  somehow trusting that I would get us all through.  Thank God we finally did get through that low lying fog and were able to resume our trip.  One's reaction to encountering fog when driving can teach us some valuable lessons about coping through the transitions of life.      
So let's quickly see the connection: 
#1 Slow down - When we hit fog, we have no choice but to slow down, and so is the same when we hit the valleys of transition.  When these transitions come, let us slow down to evaluate where we are individually, with each other and with God.  In Matthew 6:33, 34 Jesus makes it clear:  "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."

#2 Put the low beams on - Many times because of our high speed - focusing on the future and goals set, we forget to focus on the here and now, and we keep the high beams on.  But when the fog of uncertainty sets in we are literally forced to put on the low beams, and by so doing, the low beams shine on what is directly in front of us, and by God‘s grace allows us to see the potential potholes and dangers in the fog.
#3 Pullover - Although I did not pull over that foggy night, I would have had to, had I not had Raquel to be my other set of eyes.  But the reality was we SLOWED DOWN and put the low beams on.   Each of us has experienced moments where we simply have to pull over as the storm is too much to keep driving through.  We need to pull over and just sit on the side - safely allowing the storm to pass, evaluating, checking our life map - the BIBLE that GIVES us the much-needed direction and God's REST & PEACE for the here and now.  
    Brothers and sisters the uncertainty / fog of life are certain to come, so how we maneuver through those times is crucial.   Let us remember to continue to SEEK, diligently PRAY and TRUST that Jesus will lead us through these times.   
I have memorized this next verse, but I must confess I need God‘s strength and leading to internalize this.   “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths."
Ellen White said this many times.  
"In reviewing our past history, having traveled over every step of advance to our present standing, I can say, Praise God!  As I see what God has wrought I am filled with astonishment, and with confidence in Christ as leader.   We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history."  Counsels for the Church, pg 359.4  
Your Brother in Christ, 
Pastor Paul Antunes






May 14            CWAA Talent Show
May 14            PAC Meeting 7 pm
May 16            Kindergarten Year End Celebration
May 16            PAC Hot Lunch
May 17            Non Instructional Day, No School K-12
May  20           Victoria Day, No School
May 21            Grade 6 Municipal-Stephen's Ave Tour
May 21            School Board Meeting, 7 pm
May 23            Grade 9 Year End Celebration 6:30 pm
May 25             Concert Choir to Central SDA Church
May 30             Gr 1-3 Heritage Park Trip 
May 27-30        Gr 5/6 Outdoor School, Foothills Camp
June 1-2           Grade 12 Graduation
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            Gr K - 9 School ends (Noon Dismissal)
June 25            Gr K - 6 Reports/Award Ceremony 7 pm
June 26            Gr 7-12 Reports/Award Ceremony 7 pm


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