CWAA Breeze Newsletter February 11 - 15, 2019
 
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   CWAA NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK OF February 11 - 15, 2019

 

 

 

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HAVING THE MIND OF CHRIST

Have you ever experienced your child developing a new friendship with another child and over time taking on their new friends opinions or even mannerisms? I remember as a young girl being enamoured with one of my friends, in particular, and my parents often telling me to “be yourself Lara”! I was fixated on watching and listening to my new friend - emulating her every action.

According to the apostle Paul, if we spend time watching and listening to Jesus Christ, we can become transformed into His likeness and even take on His mind! In 1 Corinthians 2:16 we are told we can actually have the mind of Christ! “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” But in order to have the mind of Christ we must watch Him and  listen to Him (just like a child watches another and emulates). As we watch & listen to Jesus our lives will come under His influence and the Holy Spirit will dwell in us, instruct us, and fill us with wisdom so we take on the mind of Christ. But the only way we can experience this is to commit to meeting with Jesus each and every day to study Him. We must get to know Him by ’watching' Him in an intentional way. The Bible says, “be transformed by the renewal of your mind” (Romans 12:2). Let‘s commit this day to spending daily time with Jesus directly so that God can transform us and we can take on the mind of Jesus! 
ANNOUNCEMENTS ...

IMPORTANT DATES:

A reminder of events scheduled for this evening Monday, Feb 11:
     ~  Grades 7 - 9 Parent-Teacher Meetings from 4 to 6 pm
     ~  Who Do You Tell? Parent Information Session 7 to 9 pm
     ~  Mission Trip Meeting 4 to 6:30 pm (STUDENT MEETING) and 7 to 9 pm (PARENT MEETING, including legal signing)

NO SCHOOL for Grades K - 12 on Monday, Feb 18 Family Day.
NO SCHOOL for Grades K - 12 on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb 19 & 20 due to Teacher Professional Development days.
 


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

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. As part of the process in delivering the program we are inviting all parents (Kindergarten to Grade 6) to attend a Parent In-Service meeting.  This will provide you with information regarding the program. Opportunity to ask any questions and address any concerns about the program will be welcome.  The Parent In-Service will be held tonight, Monday, February 11 from 7-9 p.m.  Hope to see you here!  



OPEN HOUSE TOMORROW, TUESDAY, FEB 12:

Our annual Open House is tomorrow evening, Tuesday, February 12 with drop-in anytime from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  We are excited to welcome interested families to a meet and greet of our fantastic teachers, tours of the school and an opportunity to get to know other school families. Also come to learn about the vision and mission of Adventist education at CWAA!  There will be refreshments for all and many door prizes for all new families attending as well as school families who bring with them a new family.  Be sure to drop by!  

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CASUAL DRESS DAY ON FEB 14 VALENTINE'S DAY:

Valentine's Day is a casual dress day for all grades with students wearing Valentine's themed colors of red, pink, etc. Please remember the dress code policy in the school's handbook. 

ELEMENTARY SWIMMING:

There will be no replacement swimming day for lessons cancelled on Tuesday, Feb 5 due to school closure.  The swimming pool is unable to offer us a replacement time that will coordinate with available bus transportation.  The last swimming lesson will be this Thursday, Feb 14. 


JUMP ROPE FOR HEART KICKOFF ASSEMBLY, THURSDAY, FEB 14, 9 AM:

CWAA is pleased to be holding a Heart & Stroke Jump Rope for Heart event. All money raised will support Heart & Stroke in their mission to promote children‘s health and fund vital heart and stroke research.  This fundraiser is for students in grades K to 6.
Jump Rope for Heart encourages kids to get active by skipping rope while they collect pledges for heart disease and stroke research. They also learn the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and giving back to their community. This year Heart & Stroke is striving to get 1 million kids jumping in close to 4,000 schools across Canada. Let‘s be part of it! 
We need your help to reach our School fundraising goal of $750.
Please help support your child‘s fundraising efforts by registering them online at jumpropeforheart.ca and send out donation request emails to friends, family and colleagues. Online fundraising is the quickest way to reach all of your contacts and online donors receive an automatic tax receipt. Plus, when students raise money online they can earn bonus prizes including a skipping rope, and gift cards from Chapters/Indigo, Canadian Tire, Mastermind Toys and Amazon.ca! 
Please visit jumpropeforheart.ca and start fundraising today!
On Thursday February 14th, each student will be bringing home a pledge envelope if you prefer to collect donations in-person. Please ensure that their pledge envelope is returned on Monday March 4th to Mrs. Dodds. That is the day the fundraiser will end.   At Chapel the next day, Tuesday March 5th, we will announce the total money raised.
Thank you in advance for your support,
Sandra Dodds
Elementary PE Teacher

FRIEND DAY THIS FRIDAY, FEB 15:

 CWAA‘s Annual Friend Day is this Friday, February 15, 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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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!

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
 

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 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:

"Praying Parents" will meet Thursday, February 14.  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 COURAGE

"Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the Lord."  Psalms 31:24

 
I came across this story some time ago that talks of a legend from India that tells about a mouse who was terrified of cats until a magician agreed to transform him into a cat.  That resolved his fear….  until he met a dog, so the magician changed him into a dog.   The mouse-turned-cat-turned-dog was content until he met a tiger—so, once again, the magician changed him into what he feared.  But when the tiger came complaining that he had met a hunter, the magician refused to help.   “I will make you into a mouse again, for though you have the body of a tiger, you still have the heart of a mouse.”
 
Over the years I have met many people who have the exterior of a tiger, at times they are the ones who seem to have everything together, yet inside they are scared and insecure.    
 
Isn‘t it interesting that we often seek security in things. We run after fame and status, only to still feel like something is missing.
 
What‘s missing is courage, but not the one you and I know as humans.  No, the courage that God yearns to give us is not the one that can be cultivated by self and human confidence, but the one that is cultivated in knowing Jesus as Lord and Saviour.   
 
By saying, "Lord Jesus I surrender my life to you, because although I can‘t see the future I know you will hold and guide me through the future with assurance and peace".    
 
Let us daily seek Jesus for strength of heart and courage to face today and tomorrow.    
 
God bless you all. 
Paul Antunes
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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             Jump Rope for Heart Assembly
Feb 14             Elementary Swimming (Last Lesson)
Feb 15             Friend Day
Feb 18             Family Day No School
Feb 19-20        Teacher PD, Grades K - 12 No School

Feb 19             School  Board Meeting, 7 pm
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 2           Concert Choir Bridgeland Church
March 4-8       Spring Student Week of Prayer
March 13         Hot Lunch Pizza (Mission Trip)
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
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