CWAA Breeze Newsletter November 26 - 30, 2018
 
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   CWAA NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK OF Nov 26 - 30, 2018
ANNOUNCEMENTS...

 

 

 

SPIRIT DAY -- Wednesday, November 28

Student Council encourages all grades to participate in Spirit Day this Wednesday.

Elementary -- Dress as a Favourite Animal
Secondary --  Dress for 'Twins Day'

School Dress Policy applies.

GRADE 9 COOKIE CART SALES:

The Grade 9 class will be selling "Cookie Cart Sales" this week. This is a fundraiser for their year end celebration. Item prices are between 50 cents to $1.00. Thanks for your support!  Sales will be on:

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

ELEMENTARY PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS ON THURSDAY,  NOVEMBER 29:


Nov 28     Elementary Report Cards will be 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!




FOOD BANK FRIDAY-- NOVEMBER 30TH:

 "Food Bank Friday" means casual dress (school dress policy applies)! Please remember if you are participating to bring a non-perishable food item donation for the Calgary Food Bank. 


PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL-- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6:

The Parent Advisory Council would like to invite CWAA parents to attend our first meeting on Thursday, December 6th at 7 p.m. at the school. Come meet fellow parents and hear about the PAC’s plans for the school! We will be planning a parent social for February and would love to share ideas, resources, and tasks with you. Please contact the office, or Melanie Gilbert Chiu (call or text 403-608-6767) for more information. 


CLASS CHALLENGE -- FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7:

CWAA's Student Council will hold "Class Challenge" for all grades on Friday, December 7.  They have organized games for all classes in the gymnasium. Elementary students will take part Friday morning and Secondary students in the afternoon.       


CWAA ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT -- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13:

Our Annual CWAA Christmas Concert will take place in the CWAA Gymnasium on Thursday, December 13 at 7pm. All of the students in Grades K-6 will perform in the concert as well as the Concert Band and Choir Gr. 7-12. The title of this years program is "On This Christmas Day" and will remind us of the special gift of Jesus, our Saviour. All are welcome to attend. A free-will offering will be taken to support a local charity along with a Bake Sale to support the music program.  

APPLE FUNDRAISING SALES:

This is our last order this year for a variety of quality Okanagan fruit supplied by Avalon Orchards.  Please open the button below to find an order form and instructions on how to place your order.  Orders are due by Friday, November 30. Delivery on Wednesday, December 5 after school.  Our Apple Fundraiser will be helping to offset costs for students taking part in the spring mission trip to Belize. Thanks for your support!


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
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!  All orders are due by Thursday, November 29.



OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES:

Please make sure to return all filled Shoeboxes to Pastor Antunes by this Friday, November 30th.  Thanks for participating in this project and making other children's Christmas time special!


UPCOMING SEMINARS 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. 


PRAYING PARENTS:

"Praying Parents" will meet this Thursday, Nov 29.  This group gathers in the lobby at the beginning of the school day.

 

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAPLAIN...

Connected to the Vine Part 2 ...                                                                                                                                                                                                            

As we revisit Jesus’ message to His disciples of the VINE today, imagine with me Jesus  beckoning you with His hands, saying come in and hear this.  Jesus had just left the upper room with His disciples, in which they had eaten the Passover Supper, and instituted the Lord’s Supper.  
Now as they are walking down the cobble stone streets, with torches lighting the way they quickly exit the city gates towards the trail that meanders to Gethsemane, a place where so many times before they had gone to find solace.   
It’s a calm night as they traverse the trail, yet on Jesus’ brow is an intensity and weight they had not yet seen.   Closing in on the garden, Jesus abruptly stops by some grape vines and in that moment sears their minds with one of the most powerful symbols of connection, they would never forget.   
As the light of the torches shine on the vines He begins: “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.” Remember this is a dying man’s last words, this can’t be small talk.   Jesus in this moment states that He is the TRUE vine, He is not some offshoot but He is the only vine, and He is truly God, and isn’t it amazing that in this same sentence Jesus ties Himself to the Father by stating that the Father is the Vinedresser.  
Powerful, Jesus and the Father are ONE in the whole process of connecting with us, they do however have different roles.   Jesus being the vine, and the Father being the vinedresser.  It’s easy for us to understand Jesus the vine and the importance of us connecting with Him always, but what is this about the Father being the vinedresser?   Let’s explore this more next week, as we unravel this beautiful lesson Jesus gave to His disciples and us today.  As we close I want you to see Jesus – “The only way”  reaching out and speaking these words to you right now,  “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

Your Brother in Christ,
Paul  

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov 26             Poinsettia Plants Arrive
Nov 28             Spirit Day
Nov 28             K-Gr 6 Report Cards
Nov 29             K-Gr 6 Parent-Teacher Meet 4-8 pm
Nov 29             Fundscrip Orders Due
Nov 30             Food Bank Friday
Nov 30             Apple Orders Due
Nov 30             Christmas Shoeboxes Due
Dec 7               Class Challenges
Dec 8               Concert Choir Mtn View Church, 6 pm
Dec 8               Pack the Gym Night
Dec 13             Christmas Concert, 7 pm
Dec 14             Hot Lunch (Pizza) Mission Trip
Dec 15             Concert Choir Central Church, 11 am
Dec 21             Last day of classes-Christmas Break
Jan 7                Return to School


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