CWAA Breeze Newsletter October 29 - Nov 2, 2018
 
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   CWAA NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK OF OCT 29 - Nov 2, 2018

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SECONDARY PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS ON NOVEMBER 20:


November 9      Secondary End of Term 1
November 19    Secondary Progress Reports will be sent home
November 20    Parent -Teacher Interviews held from 4 pm – 8 pm 

Grades 7 – 12 Parents, on Tuesday, November 20th, Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held. To sign-up for your interviews please use the button below.  We look forward to seeing you here!     



ELEMENTARY PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS ON NOVEMBER 29:


Nov 23     Elementary End of Term 1 
Nov 28     Elementary Report Cards Sent Home
Nov 29     Parent - Teacher Interviews held from 4 pm - 8 pm

Grades K -  6 Parents, on Thursday, November 29, Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held.  To sign-up for your interviews please use the button below.  We look forward to seeing you here!



ELEMENTARY SKATING FIELD TRIP, NOVEMBER 8:

It's time for our annual skating day on Thursday, November 8, 2018.  This is a great opportunity for all elementary students from grades K-6 to enjoy an hour of leisure skating at Crowchild Twin Arenas.  They will be transported by school bus in two groups; the first leaving at 12pm (grades K to 3), and the second group leaves at 1:05pm (grades 4 to 6). Along with their skates, please make sure your child has a helmet for protection, gloves and warm outerwear.  It will be a casual day, so students will not need to wear their uniforms to school. 

Parent volunteers are needed to help with supervision, and assisting students to put on their skates, helmets, etc.  If you would like to volunteer and you have a police check on file at the schoolplease let Mrs. Dodds know by e-mailing sdodds@cwaa.net, or your child‘s classroom teacher via e-mail.  Permission forms are being sent home today, and need to be filled out and returned to the classroom teacher by Thursday November 1st, 2018.

NO SCHOOL GRADES K-12 ON NOVEMBER 9 & 12:

There will not be any school on Friday, November 9th because of Teacher Professional Development day and Monday, November 12th in lieu of Remembrance Day. 

FALL FUN FEST AT CWAA, NOVEMBER 17:

Fall Fun Fest takes place on Saturday evening, Nov 17, from 6 pm - 9 pm and promises to be an evening filled with good food, fun games and a great social event!  This excellent fundraiser is sponsored by CWAA Student Council and they are inviting community members (whether you are a group, organization or just one person) to participate by having a booth at the Fun Fest.  Please find more information along with an application form by opening the button below.


SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM CHANGES:

Alberta Health has made changes to the school immunization program that will take effect during this 2018/19 school year.  Please open the button below to find a letter from Alberta Health explaining what these changes are.


STUDENT MEDICAL ALERT - EPIPEN:

If your child has a life-threatening allergy and requires an epipen, please open this button to read the medical policy followed at CWAA.  Thank you for making sure your child has the primary pen on them at all times (in their bags they bring to/from school and when away from school on a field-trip).


FUNDSCRIP FUNDRAISING SALES:

FundScrip is a company that has connected with retailers across Canada and when purchases are made at those retailers (using gift cards purchased through FundScrip) donations are given that quickly add up overtime to support the fundraising group.  Buy gift cards at face value, get face value at the retailer while at the same time supporting the fundraising group. Please prayerfully consider using FundScrip gift cards for your day to day purchases in place of debit/credit cards while at the same time supporting the Belize Mission Trip!  Print out the list, fill out your order and pay at the school office. Gift cards will arrive in approximately two weeks time. Our goal over the winter is to place monthly orders. Thanks for your support!  If you have any questions e-mail me at pantunes@cwaa.net  


POINSETTIA FUNDRAISING SALES:

December will soon be here ... brighten up any room this winter with a vibrant premium poinsettia! They arrive ready to display and include a colour-coordinated pot cover. Available in red, white, and pink, the 6.5” poinsettias are perfect for the holidays. Holiday planters and large door wreaths are also available.  This Poinsettia Fundraiser will be helping to offset costs for students taking part in the spring mission trip to Belize. We're grateful for your support!


APPLE FUNDRAISING SALES :

A quick thank you to those who purchased apples in support of our Mission Trip fund raising sale!   We will be having a new “Okanagan Fruit” order that will begin on  November 17 at Fun Fest, and will arrive beginning of December. 

PRAYING PARENTS:

"Praying Parents" will meet this Thursday morning, November 1. Plan to join this group for prayer in the school lobby at 8:30 am. 

 

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAPLAIN...

Putting on God‘s Armour                                                                                                                                    
 

Greetings Chinook Family,
     In Ephesians 6:10-18 the apostle Paul under the direction of the Holy Spirit gave us this powerful VISUAL to prepare us as God‘s people for the Christian fight.   
     It‘s crucial to understand that our fight cannot be fought from within, that is why Paul says this. “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” Verse 10. Friend we cannot depend on our own strength to fight this battle, we must be strong in Him alone who has come to save us.  
 
Paul then said that we must “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”   During Paul‘s imprisonment he had much time to see the Roman soldier's armour up close and God inspired him to give us this picture of how we must also prepare ourselves as Children of God for battle. 
Items Christians need in preparing for battle:
#1.  “We must gird our waist with the truth.”  In other words we must as the Roman soldier would, put on the thick leather belt around their waist to then attach the rest of the armour,  we must also attach the truth – the truth of God and His word around us, for only with God‘s truth will we be ready to fight the enemy that is not flesh and blood.     
#2. “Put on the breastplate of righteousness.”  After placing the belt on, the soldiers would attach the breastplate to the thick leather belt, this way the belt and breastplate would remain together as the soldier would fight.  So too we must have the truth and breastplate of righteousness attached, in other words we must daily remember that we are not saved by our strength, but because of our righteous Saviour and Lord.  
#3 “Having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace.”  How important it is for the Christian, that just as we must put on our shoes daily to walk, we too must daily prepare ourselves by reading the Word of God and then go out, walking on these feet of ours to share the gospel of peace.   
#4 “Taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench the fiery darts of the wicked one.”  As the soldier would dip his shield in water before battle, to be ready for the fiery arrows that would fly at him, we too must dip our shield (our hearts) in Jesus, the One who is our living water and calls us to trust Him and call on His name.
#5 “Taking the helmet of Salvation.” No soldier would dare go out without his helmet, that which would protect his head from the blows or flying objects.  So too we must put on the helmet of Salvation, we must grasp the reality, put it on, embrace the message of Jesus - that we are saved today, that heaven is already living with us, because God has promised to dwell in His children and that one day He will come to take us home. 
#6 “Sword of the Spirit.” No soldier would leave without his sword, how could he fight without it?  So too we as followers of Jesus must never walk away without the Word of God at our side and in our minds.   To do so is certain death.  
#7 “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.”  The apostle Paul now encourages prayer, not just any simple prayer, but heartfelt, intense, serious, as if your life depended on it PRAYER.   

Friends, if we are to have victory in this Christian walk, it is only because of Jesus.   Let us together put on the armour of God daily, seek His Word daily, ask for faith daily, and pray for each other daily, that we will all walk with assurance and peace that TODAY we are His children and that one day we will be ready to see Him coming. 
 
Have a blessed week. 
 
In Christ,
Paul Antunes
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov 1               Gr 4, 5 & 6 Field Trip to Telus Spark  
Nov 2-4            Jr High V-ball, Edmonton
Nov 7               Physics 20 Field Trip to Speeders 
Nov 8               Kind - Gr 6 Skating at Twin Arenas
Nov 9               End of Term 1, Gr 7-12
Nov 9               Pro-D Day  
NO SCHOOL K-12    
Nov 12             Remembrance Day NO SCHOOL K-12 
Nov 13             Picture Retake Day
Nov 15             Gr 7 Field Trip to Heritage Park
Nov 17             Fall Fun Fest  6 pm
Nov 19             Gr 9 Cookie Sales Fundraiser
Nov 19             Gr 7-12 Progress Reports 
Nov 19             School Board Meeting 7 pm
Nov 20             Gr 7-12 Parent-Teacher Meet 4-8 pm
Nov 21             Gr 2, 7 & 8 Field Trip COP Hall of Fame
Nov 22             Gr 1 - 4 Field Trip Jack Singer Concert
Nov 22 - 25      Sr High V-ball Northern Classic
Nov 23             End of Term 1, K-Gr 6
Nov 28             K-Gr 6 Report Cards
Nov 29             K-Gr 6 Parent-Teacher Meet 4-8 pm


For the full calendar of events, visit  https://cwaa.net/calendar
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