CWAA Breeze Newsletter January 21 - 25, 2019
 
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   CWAA NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK OF January 21 - 25, 2019

 

 

 

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

“Many, walking along the path of life, dwell upon their mistakes and failures and disappointments, and their hearts are filled with grief and discouragement. While I was in Europe, a sister who had been doing this, and who was in deep distress, wrote to me, asking for some word of encouragement. The night after I had read her letter I dreamed that I was in a garden, and one who seemed to be the owner of the garden was conducting me through its paths. I was gathering the flowers and enjoying their fragrance, when this sister, who had been walking by my side, called my attention to some unsightly briers that were impeding her way. There she was mourning and grieving. She was not walking in the pathway, following the guide, but was walking among the briers and thorns. ‘Oh,’ she mourned, ‘is it not a pity that this beautiful garden is spoiled with thorns?’ Then the guide said, ‘Let the thorns alone, for they will only wound you. Gather the roses, the lilies, and the pinks.’ Have there not been some bright spots in your experience? . . . When you look back into the chapters of your life experience do you not find some pleasant pages? Are not God’s promises, like the fragrant flowers, growing beside your path on every hand? Will you not let their beauty and sweetness fill your heart with joy? . . . It is not wise to gather together all the unpleasant recollections of a past life,—its iniquities and disappointments,—to talk over them and mourn over them until we are overwhelmed with discouragement. A discouraged soul is filled with darkness, shutting out the light of God from his own soul and casting a shadow upon the pathway of others” (Steps to Christ, pp. 116, 117). 

Lara Melashenko

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS ...

PARENT SOCIAL ON SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 26:

The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) of CWAA is hosting an evening for parents to meet, have fun, and learn a bit more about CWAA and the PAC early in the new year. Join us this Saturday evening, January 26, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the CWAA gym and get to know fellow CWAA parents a little bit better in an atmosphere of fun, camaraderie and a little friendly competition ;)  Light refreshments and childcare will be provided at no cost, so RSVP’s are required. Attached here is a PAC Survey where you can RSVP if you plan to attend.  Please be sure to reply with the number of adults (extended family members welcome, too!) and children who are planning to be there. See you on Saturday evening!


GRADES 7 - 12 MIDTERM & FINAL EXAMS:

Please open the button below to find a schedule showing Secondary student's exams this month.  There will be no school for all students in Grades 7 - 12 on Wednesday and Thursday, January 30 & 31, as this is a semester break.



GRADES 7, 8 & 9 MID-TERM EXAMS AND PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS:


January 23        Last Day of Regular Classes
January 24-29   Mid-term Exams
January 30-31   No School Gr 7-12 (Semester Break) 
February 1        Secondary Report Cards will be sent home
February 5        Gr 7, 8 & 9 Parent -Teacher Interviews 4 pm – 6 pm 

Grades 7 – 9 Parents, please note that your child will have to bring written permission (by note) in order to leave school after an exam is finished.  Grade 7 - 9 students who remain at school are required to attend afternoon tutorials.

On Tuesday, February 5, Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held from 4 pm to 6 pm. Sign up at cwaa.net/pti or click the button below.  We look forward to seeing you here!     

CALGARY WIDE YOUTH RALLY:

February 8 & 9, 2019 ~ Calgary Youth,  please join us as our speaker Nwamiko Madden shares about God‘s insane love for His children.  This event will be held at Chinook Winds Adventist Academy with free lunch and supper provided.
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OPEN HOUSE ON TUESDAY, FEB 12:

Chinook Winds Adventist Academy will be holding its annual Open House on Tuesday, February 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  

Our Open House event is designed for interested families to come and meet our fantastic teachers, tour the school, get to know other families who have their children enrolled at CWAA and check out the learning that takes place at CWAA.  Families will also learn about the vision and mission of Adventist education at CWAA.  

There will be refreshments, door prizes, and plenty of people to meet!  Be sure to drop by.  See you there!

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GRADE 9 COOKIE CART SALES:

 "Cookie Cart Sales" are continuing. 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
 

FRIEND DAY ON FRIDAY, FEB 15:

 CWAA‘s Annual Friend Day is on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 8:15 am to 1:20 pm.  Students, invite your friends to come to school for the day! Grades K to 12 are welcome and we look forward to meeting them!  Please click on the link below to register.
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ALBERTA EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY PILLAR SURVEY: 

It’s that time of year where Alberta Education is seeking your input about the education we are delivering at CWAA! From January to the end of February, Alberta Education will be conducting its annual “Accountability Pillar Survey”. The Accountability Pillar Survey assesses various aspects of quality; student outcomes, provincial assessments of student learning, community engagement and satisfaction, school experience, etc. Within the next few weeks, all CWAA parents will receive a survey from Alberta Education in the mail. In February, CWAA students and all teachers will be completing their surveys online at school.  All surveys are anonymous. In addition to English and French, the parent survey is available in Chinese, Punjabi, Arabic, Blackfoot, Cree, Korean, Spanish and Tagalog. Your participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving at CWAA, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly. Thank you for your participation in this important process!


PRAYING PARENTS:

"Praying Parents" will meet this Thursday, January 24th.  This group gathers in the lobby at the beginning of the school day to pray for our school.  All are welcome!

 

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAPLAIN...

THE GOD WHO IS CLOSE TO US 

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.  He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."  Psalms 23 NKJV
Pastor Paul Antunes
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan 21             School Board Meeting, 7 pm
Jan 23-29        Secondary Exam Week
Jan 26             Parent Council Social Evening, 6 - 9 pm
Jan 29             Elementary Swimming Shouldice Pool
Jan 30-31        Semester Break Grades 7-12 No School
Jan 31             Elementary Swimming Shouldice Pool
Feb 1               Second Semester Begins Gr 7-12
Feb 1               Secondary Report Cards
Feb 5               Jr High PTI's  4-6 pm
Feb 5               Elementary Swimming Shouldice Pool
Feb 7               Elementary Swimming Shouldice Pool
Feb 8-9            Calgary Wide Youth Rally
Feb 12             Elementary Swimming Shouldice Pool
Feb 12             Open House, 5 - 8 pm
Feb 13             Hot Lunch Pizza (Mission Trip)
Feb 14             Elementary Swimming Shouldice Pool
Feb 15             Friend Day
Feb 18             Family Day No School
Feb 19             School  Board Meeting, 7 pm
Feb 19-20        Teacher PD, Grades K - 12 No School
Feb 21             Telus Spark Science Centre Gr 1-3
Feb 21-24       Grade 12 Burman Experience
Feb 25-Mar 1  Anti-Bullying Emphasis Week
March 4-8       Spring Student Week of Prayer

School 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.