CWAA Breeze Newsletter November 5 - 9, 2018





Parable: Saving One, Saving Me

“This is the kind of fast day I‘m after: to break the chains of injustice, get rid of exploitation in the workplace, free the oppressed, cancel debts. What I‘m interested in seeing you do is: sharing your food with the hungry, inviting the homeless poor into your homes, putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad, being available to your own families. Do this and the lights will turn on, and your lives will turn around at once. Your righteousness will pave your way. The God of glory will secure your passage. Then when you pray, God will answer. You‘ll call out for help and I‘ll say, ’Here am I.” (Isaiah 58, Message Bible)
A parable is told of a man journeying on a winter‘s day through the deep drifted snow. The man becomes overwhelmed by the cold, which almost unnoticeably steals away his vital powers. And as he nearly becomes chilled to death by the embrace of the frost king, and about to give up the struggle for life, he hears the moans of a brother traveler, who is perishing with cold just as he is. His compassion is aroused to rescue him. He scrapes the ice-clad limbs of the unfortunate man, and after considerable effort, raises him to his feet; and as he cannot stand, he bears him in sympathizing arms, through the very drifts he had thought he could never succeed in getting through alone. And when he carries his fellow traveler to the place of safety, the truth flashes home to him that in saving his neighbor he has saved himself also. His earnest efforts to save another quickened the load, which was freezing in his own veins, and created healthful warmth in the extremities of the body. (EGW - Testimonies vol. 4, pp 319-320)
“As we seek to comfort others with the comfort wherewith we are comforted, the blessing comes back to us. Let the burden of your own weakness and sorrow and pain be cast upon the compassionate Saviour. Open your heart to His love, and let it flow out to others. Remember that all have trials hard to bear, temptations hard to resist, and you may do something to lighten these burdens. Express gratitude for the blessings you have; show appreciation of the attentions you receive. Keep the heart full of the precious promises of God, that you may bring forth from this treasure, words that will be a comfort and strength to others. This will surround you with an atmosphere that will be helpful and uplifting. Let it be your aim to bless those around you, and you will find ways of being helpful, both to the members of your own family and to others.” (EGW, Ministry of Healing, p 256-257)

As we follow Jesus Christ this week, may we use whatever gifts we have individually received to faithfully serve others. May we notice those who are overwhelmed with sorrow and pain and enter into their sorrows to help carry their burdens. And in doing so, may we sense Jesus lifting our own burdens up and may we receive His healing in our own lives.

Lara Melashenko






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. 


Picture retake day is Tuesday, November 13.  If your child was absent when pictures were first taken they will be able to have their pictures taken.  If you would like your child's picture retaken, please bring your order form with the  "Retake Request" box checked to the office or to their home room teacher before retake day.  You can order after you see your new portrait; no payment is required on retake-day.


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!     


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!


It's time for our annual skating day this 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 12 pm (grades K to 3), and the second group leaves at 1:05 pm (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. 


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.  All applications must be in by this Friday.


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 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, pay at the school office and Gift Cards will arrive in approximately two weeks time. If you are concerned about loosing credit card points please know that you may pay for your FundScrip order using your Visa or MasterCard at the school office (thus regaining those points).  Our goal over the winter is to place monthly orders. Thanks for your support!  If you have any questions e-mail me at  


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NEW ORDER DEADLINE AND DELIVERY DATES! This Poinsettia Fundraiser will be helping to offset costs for students taking part in the spring mission trip to Belize. Please open the button below to find an order form. We're grateful for your support!


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






Greetings Chinook Family,
     In Deuteronomy 8:18 it says  “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day."
   As we come towards another Remembrance Day we are all called to stop, pay respect, remember and thank the men and women who have served our beautiful country Canada.  Because of their faithful service and sacrifice we as Christians today in Canada are able to worship our God without fear.   
   The word of God is full of texts that remind us to REMEMBER, to pause, to thank and worship the One who never forgets but has come to this world, to rescue, redeem, save, give hope and peace.   
   As we celebrate Remembrance Day in Canada, let us also remember and celebrate our Saviour‘s sacrifice – because of which we are assured Salvation, and a ticket to a new country that will not be like the one we are in now.    
    Praise be His name for ALL He is!   
Your Brother in Christ,





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
Dec 8               Pack the Gym Night
Dec 13             Christmas Concert, 7 pm
Dec 21             Last day of classes-Christmas Break

For the full calendar of events, visit
   Chinook Winds Adventist Academy
Engaging students to: Follow God completely, Serve Unselfishly, and Achieve Excellence.