CWAA Breeze Newsletter November 13 - 16, 2018
 
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   CWAA NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK OF Nov 13 - 16, 2018

 

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL...
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

HOT LUNCH ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19:

Sign up now for Hot Lunch on Monday!  Deadline to be included in the count is tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14.  Menu is 3-Cheese Mac & Cheese (with veggie hot dogs), garlic bread and a cookie. Use the button below to find an order form to hand in at school office (along with payment).


FALL FUN FEST ON SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 17:

Fall Fun Fest takes place this Saturday evening, Nov 17, from 6 pm - 9 pm. Plan to come out for an evening filled with good food, fun games and what promises to be a great social event ... see you there!  

GRADE 9 COOKIE CART SALES:

The Grade 9 class will be starting their "Cookie Cart Sales" fundraiser next week, November 20, for their year end celebration. Item prices will be between 50 cents to $1.00 and sales will be weekly.  Thanks for your support!  Sales will be on:

      Tuesday - Elementary and High School lunchtimes
      Thursday - High School lunchtime
 

SECONDARY PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS ON
TUESDAY,  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 THURSDAY,  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!



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 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!  


POINSETTIA FUNDRAISING SALES:

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PLACE YOUR ORDER THIS WEEK, the cut-off for orders will be Monday, Nov 19, at noon! The Poinsettia Fundraiser will be helping to offset costs for students taking part in the spring mission trip to Belize. Open the button below to find an order form. We're grateful for your support!


PRAYING PARENTS:

"Praying Parents" will not meet this Thursday morning due to a short week at school.  Meetings will begin again next week on Thursday, Nov 22.

 

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAPLAIN...

Spinning Your Tires ...                                                                                                                                                                                                            

It was just a few weeks ago, when mother nature decided to lay down a beautiful white blanket on the ground here in Calgary.   Now personally I love the snow, the quietness, gentleness, peacefulness, and to see it falling is for me - beyond words, and usually I love driving in it also, maybe it‘s the thrill of being on edge - I don‘t know.  But this time I must confess I wasn‘t quite ready for it, the summer “all seasons” were on, I had talked about getting the winter tires purchased, but I just didn‘t get around to it.   I kept saying, “I will” but I was just too busy.   Yeah right.   
Well on that beautiful snowy morning my kids and I drove to Chinook and well,  many of you remember that day, as many of you too were in the same predicament - unable to make it up the last part of the hill to get to school.   Good intentions, but spinning fast or spinning slow really didn‘t make a difference, we were stuck.   And although Marco our maintenance guy had plowed and sanded the driveway, with the constant snow falling, he had to continue plowing and as he would plow off the snow, off went the sand intended to give traction.   All would have been ok, but Marco ended up running out of the sand, and that left the problem for us “All Season” people.   We were now forced to do it on our own tread, and although many of us made it pretty far, that wasn‘t far enough, and so STUCK became one situation that lead to another and another etc.   
            But praise the Lord, Marco never left us, he kept coming back with the school‘s 4x4, tying a chain to the cars and hauling them up the hill, until finally everyone was up that needed to get up, and except for a few cars that got some minor bumps and bruises we all made it up ok.  Thank you Marco!
            Have you ever faced that situation in your own life?  I mean really spinning the tires of your life but unable to go anywhere, mostly because you didn‘t prepare.  We all have, but today‘s message is to remind us all that we have a compassionate Saviour who never gives up on us, His Children.   He is always willing to save us, if we ask for His help and leading.  Sadly too often, instead of putting on Jesus‘ word daily and preparing for the winters, we quietly ignore Christ and keep using the same old summer tires that the world offers, knowing all too well they won‘t help us in our times of serious peril.  
            Isaiah 46:4 says this:  (The Lord says,) “Even to your old age and gray hairs, I am He, I am He who will sustain you.  I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”
            Chinook Family, God is in the business of seeking, saving and rescuing all who will ask for His help.    I have found God to be a good God and a faithful God.    Let us invite Him to come in and change our old treads and give us a new heart.   God bless and keep each of you as we tread with Him.   
 
Your Brother in Christ,
Paul 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov 15             Gr 7 Field Trip to Heritage Park
Nov 17             Fall Fun Fest  6 pm
Nov 19             Hot Lunch
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  https://cwaa.net/calendar
   Chinook Winds Adventist Academy
Engaging students to: Follow God completely, Serve Unselfishly, and Achieve Excellence.