CWAA Breeze Newsletter September 24-28, 2018
 
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   CWAA NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-28, 2018

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TERRY FOX RUN:

All are invited to join CWAA in participating in The Terry Fox National School Run Day this Thursday, September 27, rain or shine (even snow)!  Pledge sheets have been sent home and our goal this year is to raise $2500.00.  Please bring pledge forms with cash or cheques payable to Terry Fox Foundation and hand in at the front office.  We need parent volunteers for this event who have a valid police check on file.  If you can help, please contact Pastor Antunes at pantunes@cwaa.net. Casual wear is permitted all day.  Please dress for the weather.

FOOD BANK FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28:

The last Friday of each month students are permitted to wear casual dress in exchange for a non-perishable food donation which is given to the Calgary Food Bank.  Students are expected to wear appropriate, modest dress both for an academic and Christian atmosphere as found in the handbook.  The following consists of inappropriate clothing items for casual dress days:

-Clothing that advertises anything contrary to a Christian lifestyle
-Short dresses, skirts, or shorts (length must be approaching the knee)
-See-through or sheer material
-Bare midriff and/or bare feet
-Spaghetti straps (material should cover a regular bra strap (1.5 – 2”)  
-Tops that show cleavage
-Tight or ripped clothing
-Hats

ADMAZING COUPON BOOKS: 

Those who still have an ADmazing Coupon book, but do not want to sell it, please return it asap so others can sell it.  Our goal is to raise $2000 for the PE department.  All books and money must be returned to the front office by September 28.  After this date, any outstanding books will be charged to your account.
 
Remember!  The prizes for selling the most books are:  Elementary - a Samsung Tablet and Secondary - a Bose Bluetooth speaker.  Thank you so much for supporting our PE Department!

ROOTS OF EMPATHY:

Baby wanted!  Do you know of a baby 1-3 months old who could be a Roots of Empathy star?  The Roots of Empathy program has been offered at CWAA for the past three years.  Perhaps your child has benefited from this great empathy-building program.  The key component of the program is a willing baby and parent. The Roots of Empathy program connects a class with a baby in a structured and safe environment and allows interaction and observation of the baby to open conversations around empathy, emotional intelligence, communication, child development, safety, etc.  The baby and parent would need to be available to visit the classroom 9 times throughout the school year.  If interested please contact Melanie Babbitt, Roots of Empathy Instructor, at babbitt1@mac.com.  
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REPORTING YOUR CHILD'S ABSENCE:  

Parents, when your child(ren) will be absent please go to the school website (cwaa.net) and look for the “Report an Absence” link (found on red border at top of homepage).  Fill out the form and submit. Simple and quick … many parents are using this new and efficient method ... thanks so much!

MICROWAVE LUNCH REMINDER:

Each classroom can only run one microwave at a time.  So there can be a long line-up for heating lunch food which results in little time for students to eat.   Please consider sending pre-heated “hot" lunches in a thermos or lunches which do not require heating at all. Thank you for helping us make our lunch experience great!

WINTER WEAR GEAR:

Elementary students are required to be outside during recess at all times unless the temperature registers -25 Celsius (with windchill).  Winter weather is approaching so please be sure your child has proper wear.  Warm jackets, boots, gloves, hats, snow pants, etc.

PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL:  

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POLICE CHECK FOR VOLUNTEERS:

We want to remind all parent volunteers that CWAA requires police check clearance prior to volunteering.  Police checks are valid and held for two years at our school office.  Please check with the office to see if your document is up to date or if you require a police check letter. Thank you for your dedication and support of our school!

PRAYING PARENTS:

Praying parents will meet this Thursday, September 27, after morning drop off in the school lobby.  For those who are new, Praying Parents is a small group of parents, friends and pastors that meet every Thursday morning  to pray for our school. Please come and join us!  

BELIZE MISSION TRIP 2019:

WHEN:  March 24-April 4, 2019
WHERE:  Belize
WHO:  A group of 25-40 students between Grades 10-12 
HOW MUCH:  $2400
WHAT:  A construction project (TBA) and working with children

Application together with $100 deposit (non refundable) to be turned in at school office by October 12.    Please email pantunes@cwaa.net if you have questions.

CWAA MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER:

This year the Apple Fundraiser will be helping to offset costs for students going to Belize.  The apple order form will be coming out shortly (prices have changed a tiny bit), but our fruit distributor is sharing we can also have delivered seedless grapes (like the concord grape) & green pears. If that is of interest please e-mail me at pantunes@cwaa.net so I can add these to the order form.

 

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAPLAIN...
God‘s Thoughts

Greetings Chinook Family,
   In Isaiah 55:8,9 we read “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”   
   Isn‘t it comforting to know that God‘s thoughts and ways are not like ours?  Where we seek revenge, God seeks reconciliation.   Where we rejoice at our successes, He rejoices in our confessions.  Where we love what rusts, God loves what endures.       
   Let us daily pursue God in His word and learn to hear His voice, and follow His ways.  So that when others see us, they see someone who is yearning to follow Jesus, not perfect, but following a perfect Saviour and Lord.
    Chinook family you are going to hear me say this a lot, but let us intentionally and daily ask God to help us to be a blessing to those around us. 
Have a blessed week as you remember to seek God‘s ways and thoughts, it‘s not easy, but as we daily spend time with Him, it will grow on us.     
Remember:   Jesus, IS The Only Way!

 In Christ,
Pr. Paul Antunes
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept 27              Terry Fox Run
Oct 2-4               Grades 7-8, Twin Lakes Trip CANCELLED
Oct 2-4               Grade 9, Outdoor Ed @ Camp Warwa
Oct 2-4               Grades 10-12, Foothills Campout
Oct 5                  Grades 7-12 NO SCHOOL
Oct 8                  Thanksgiving Day, NO SCHOOL
Oct 9                   Grades 11-12 SDA College Fair
Oct 15                 School Board Meeting, 7 pm
Oct 16                 Picture Day
Oct 18-21            Jr High Flag Football Tourn., Kelowna
Oct 26-27            Jr High Volleyball Tourn, Lacombe
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.