CWAA Breeze Newsletter December 10 - 14, 2018
 
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   CWAA NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK OF December 10 - 14, 2018
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CWAA ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT -- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13:

The title of this years program is "On This Christmas Day" and will remind us of the special gift of Jesus, our Saviour.  Grades K - 12 in their respective choirs and bands will present this concert.  

Dress:  Elementary students to wear a 'Formal Christmas Outfit'. For example: girls in a Christmas dress of any colour and boys in a pair of dress pants with a collared shirt, vest or tie optional. Concert Choir and Band students are to wear their formal music uniform.
 
Concert Night:  Elementary students to meet their teacher in their classroom at 6:30 pm and will sit with their class and teacher during the concert.  Concert Band students are to arrive at 6:15 pm and Concert Choir students at 6:30 pm.

Bake Sale:  Following the concert a Bake Sale to support the music program will be held.  Please donate baked goods.  For example:  Cookies, Brownies, Cupcakes, Pies, Desserts of all kinds, homemade or store bought.

No Early Dismissal:  All students need to be picked up after school or bussed home as any other regular day.  Students registered for Extracurricular Club are welcome to stay until 5:30 pm.  

Bring family and friends ... see you all at this exciting event!


POKEMON CARDS AT CWAA:

In recent weeks we have been noticing a larger number of students bringing Pokemon cards to school to play/trade during school hours. We are observing that the game is leading to disruptive and competitive behaviours between our students which is taking away from their physical activity and free play - and inevitably impacting their concentration during school. We are also concerned about the potential spiritual ramifications of the game on our students‘ mind and on our efforts to create a positive and caring school environment - where Jesus can freely access the minds of our children. The Pokemon game encourages fighting, incorporates common themes of the occult, eastern mysticism, and evolutionary principles. The game uses strategies such as reading of minds, use of poison, mimicry, taunting, teleportation, hypnosis, psychic power, etc. While our students are at school we want to help them keep their focus on the things of God. As such, we are asking you to have your children keep their cards at home and not bring them to school. 

Resources on Pokemon: Is Pokemon Safe for Christian Kids? https://faithfulmoms.org/is-pokemon-safe-children-christian-perspective/, Pokémon—A Christian Commentary https://christiananswers.net/spotlight/movies/pre2000/pokemon-commentary1.html,  Pokémon Go: What Parents Should Know www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/kids-and-technology/parenting-pokemon-go/pokemon-go-what-parents-should-know.

 “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8


EARLY DISMISSAL - DECEMBER 21:

Christmas Break begins at 12 noon on Friday, December 21.  Busses will depart at 12:10 pm and children will arrive early to their stops.  Thank you for your promptness in picking up your child from school that day.  Extracurricular Club will end at 3:30 pm.  Classes resume on Monday, January 7.

GRADE 9 COOKIE CART SALES:

 "Cookie Cart Sales" continue this week. 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
 


JANUARY 2019 SECONDARY MIDTERM & FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE:

Please open the button below to find a schedule showing Secondary student's exam dates and times in January.



UPCOMING SEMINARS AT U OF C ON THE IMPACT OF GAMING AND SOCIAL MEDIA ON YOUTH:

The negative effects of excessive gaming, social media and technology use are well documented. But one group is especially at risk - teenagers. Addiction is a real danger as adolescent brains are most susceptible to the chemical overload that comes with continued screen overuse. Video game addiction is real. A tsunami is coming that parents, educators and health professionals are not prepared for. On January 22, 2019, from 7 - 9 pm, Cam Adair (leading expert and pioneer on video game addiction) will be presenting an evening on “How Gaming and Social Media are Designed to Keep Teenagers Hooked” at the University of Calgary. Then on January 23, 2019, from 10 am - 4 pm Cam Adair will be presenting a workshop "Video Game Addiction Masterclass” at the University of Calgary. Registration opens November 26. To register or learn more information, go to the Sinneave Family Foundation at www.sinneavefoundation.org. 


FUNDSCRIP GIFT CARDS FOR SALE:

If you have not ordered gift cards from Fundscrip and still want to pick some up please contact Pastor Antunes at pantunes@cwaa.net. There are still some available to purchase at the school.  They make wonderful gifts! By opening the button below you will see what is available.   


PRAYING PARENTS:

"Praying Parents" will meet this Thursday, December 13.  This group gathers in the lobby at the beginning of the school day.

 

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAPLAIN...

EVERY CHILD HAS A NAME

Dear Chinook Family,
            In John 10:14 we read “I am the good shepherd.  I know my sheep, as the Father knows me.  And my sheep know me." 
            Powerful to imagine that the Shepherd knows His sheep and calls them by name.   I remember being at the last General Conference session in San Antonio Texas, it was awesome and to be part of that great crowd of people, (approx. 50,000), was unbelievable.  
As I looked out that day at that crowd, 'crowd' really was the best name I could give.   Yes, I could see tens of thousands of people in the stadium, but I could never hope to really see the individual persons.   I could see if I dare to say, a herd of humans, but each person – impossible for me.    
But not impossible for Jesus our good Shepherd.  To Him every face is different, unique and special. He knows every person by name that has ever existed on earth.   He knows and cares for our story, our pain, our journey, our name, and how many hairs we have and don‘t have on our heads.  
Friends, Jesus knows His sheep by name and He wants you to remember that He knows you and yes, knows your name.   He loves you and will never forsake and abandon you.   I encourage you to reach out to get to know Him deeper each day, pick up His word, seek Him with all your heart and I can guarantee you, you will find Him, and as you do, you will find peace, joy, fulfillment, contentment, healing and purpose.      

God bless and keep you, 
Paul Antunes

Pr. Paul Antunes has personal music CD‘s for sale ($20). 50% of sales will support the Mission Trip.  To purchase a CD please contact  Pastor Paul at pantunes@cwaa.net, call 403-286-5686 or find him at the school.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec 10-17       Student Council Christmas Stocking 
Dec 12             Hot Lunch (Pizza) Mission Trip
Dec 13             Christmas Concert, 7 pm
Dec 15             Concert Choir Central Church, 11 am
Dec 17-21        Christmas Carolling in Gym 8:30 am
Dec 21             Last day of classes (Noon Dismissal)
Jan 7                Return to School
Jan 16              Hot Lunch (Pizza) Mission Trip
Jan 21              School Board Meeting, 7 pm
Jan 23-29         Secondary Exam Week
Jan 30-31         Semester Break Gr 7-12 No School
Feb 1                Second Semester Begins Gr7-12



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