CWAA Breeze Newsletter October 22 - 26, 2018
 
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   CWAA NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 22 - 26, 2018

 

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL...
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Fear Not. I have Called You By Name. You are Mine.
 

I have a simple testimony to share today. For the past 42 days I have experienced a serious challenge which has profoundly impacted me - both personally and professionally. Over the weekend, God provided a tremendous release from this challenge.
I praise God because this past week He provided me with incredible strength and deliverance through two independent people - who shared the same Scripture. This Scripture has been a cornerstone of my faith, yet neither individual knew the significance of this Scripture to me personally. Since I became a follower of Jesus at the age of 25, this Bible verse has served as a ‘rock’ in many significant trials in my life. “But now, this is what the Lord says— He who created you, Jacob, He who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.” (Isaiah 43:1) 
I praise God that we are called by Him and that we belong to Him. I praise God for His steady faithfulness and His promises that deliver us when we are down. I praise God that He has the power to lift us up out of the pit - out of the mud and mire and set our feet on a rock and gave us a firm place to stand. (Psalms 40:2) I praise God that He hears us and answers our prayers. 
"When besieged - I’m calm as a baby. When all hell breaks loose, I’m collected and cool. I’m asking Yahweh for one thing, only one thing: To live with Him in His house my whole life long. I’ll contemplate His beauty; I’ll study at His feet. That’s the only quiet, secure place in a noisy world, The perfect getaway, far from the buzz of traffic. God holds me head and shoulders above all who try to pull me down. I’m heading for His place to offer anthems that will raise the roof! Point me down your highway, Yahweh; direct me along a well-lighted street. I’m sure now I’ll see God’s goodness in the exuberant earth. Stay with Yahweh! Take heart. Don’t quit. I’ll say it again; Stay with Yahweh.” (Psalms 27, MSG Bible)
May God answer when you are distressed this week - and may He provide release from your trials, as He did mine today. Hang on. Don’t give up. Do not forget that He has created you, formed you, redeemed you, called you by name - and He has claimed you as His! The storm will pass!
 
Lara Melashenko

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FOOD BANK FRIDAY & CLASS CHALLENGE:

CWAA's Student Council will hold "Class Challenge" for all grades on Friday, October 26.  They have organized games for all classes in the gymnasium. Elementary students will take part Friday morning and Secondary students in the afternoon.

It's also "Food Bank Friday"  which means casual dress! Please remember to bring a non-perishable food item donation for the Calgary Food Bank.  

HOT LUNCH MONDAY, OCTOBER 29:

Our first Hot Lunch for this school year will be next Monday, October 29!
Menu: mashed potatoes, cottage cheese patties with gravy, vegetable soup and ice cream cups. Orders (with payment) must be received by this Wednesday, Oct 24 to be counted in the Hot Lunch.


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.

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).


ROOTS OF EMPATHY:

Roots of Empathy is still looking for one more baby aged 2-4 months willing to participate in the classroom this year.  The baby and parent would need to be available to visit the classroom 9 times through the school year.  Please contact Melanie Babbitt, Roots of Empathy Instructor, if interested at babbitt1@mac.com
Thank  you! 

FUNDSCRIP FUNDRAISING SALES:

FundScrip is a fundraising opportunity not new to CWAA. It's a company that has connected with retailers across Canada and when purchases are made at those retailers (using gift cards purchased through FundScrip) discounts are offered that quickly add up overtime to support the fundraising group (in this case the 2019 Belize Mission Trip). 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 card while at the same time supporting the Belize Mission Trip!  Use the list (button below) and pay at the school office for your order. 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 a large door wreath are also available.  This Poinsettia Fundraiser will be helping to offset costs for students taking part in the spring mission trip to Belize. Thanks for your support!


PRAYING PARENTS:

"Praying Parents" will meet this Thursday morning, October 25. Plan to join this group for prayer in the school lobby at 8:30 am. 

 

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAPLAIN...

Refocusing our Life

Dear Chinook Family,
     In Colossians 3:23 we read  “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.”
 
Can you imagine that Jesus was only 12 years old when He expressed to His parents - He knew His calling?   Scripture shares that Jesus‘ parents had traveled a days journey back home to Nazareth until they noticed He was missing.   Can you imagine if you were mom or dad realizing your son/daughter wasn‘t actually with family or friends as you expected?   More than that, can you imagine Joseph and Mary saying, we‘ve Lost Jesus, We Lost God?   
 
The race back to Jerusalem and searching must have been intense, frantic, filled with countless prayers and apologies, but finally after 3 days they find Him at the temple with the religious leaders.   Can you imagine that moment that Mary sees Jesus, and what blurts our of her mouth was, “Son, why have you done this to us?   Look, your father and I have sought you anxiously.”  Can you see her tears, sweat and relief, and that look a mom gives to her child?
 
Jesus‘ reply is simple, yet profound, “Why did you seek Me?  Did you not know that I must be about my Father‘s business?”   I‘m sure Mary & Joseph must have raised their eyebrows and been reminded again, that this Son, was not any normal son.   
 
The bible tells us that Jesus obeyed them and went home with them, but Mary kept this thought in her heart, although she could not yet understand what He meant. 
 
As a boy Jesus clearly sensed His calling, but instead of at that moment recruiting disciples, preaching sermons and performing miracles, He followed His parents home and learned the family business.   What a lesson for us today, if we want to bring focus in life, we too must do what Jesus did - we must go home, love our family and take care of “family” business.   
 
Chinook family before going out and reaching the world, let‘s reach out and love our family right under our roof.   
 
God bless and keep each of us as we remember to keep the proper focus in a world that is trying to derail and distract us from doing our Father‘s business first at home, then outside our home. 
 
Have a blessed week. 
 
Paul Antunes
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct 24              Expected Delivery of Apple Orders
Oct 25              Gr 10 Field Trip to Peace Bridge
Oct 29              Hot Lunch
Nov 1               Gr 4, 5 & 6 Field Trip to Telus Spark  
Nov 2-4            Jr High V-ball, Edmonton 
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 7-12 Report Cards
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
   Chinook Winds Adventist Academy
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