CWAA Breeze Newsletter October 9-12, 2018






A reminder that Picture Day is coming next week on Tuesday, October 16.   When you receive your sample portrait package you'll be able to order your portraits online.  For those who prefer to order on paper, Lifetouch will also include an order form in your package.  REMEMBER TO WEAR FORMAL SCHOOL UNIFORM ... SMILE AND HAVE FUN!


CWAA's Student Council will hold a "Spirit Day" for all grades on Wednesday, October 17.  Spirit Day Theme -- Colour Coordination.  Each class will choose a colour and students will dress in the colour chosen by their class.  This will be a casual day ... elementary parents, please watch for more information coming from your child's teacher.


Our first Hot Lunch for this school year will be on Monday, October 29!
Menu: mashed potatoes, cottage cheese patties with gravy, vegetable soup and ice cream cups. To place an order for your child‘s meal please open the button below to find an order form. Deadline to send the form and payment to school with your child is Wednesday, October 24. Students will be bringing home a paper-copy of this form tomorrow.

Volunteers are needed ... If you're willing to volunteer for this event please email Rita Elias directly at 


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.  For more information please open the button below.  If interested please contact Melanie Babbitt, Roots of Empathy Instructor, at


Monday, October 15 will be the deadline for an Application Form together with $100 deposit (non refundable) to be turned in at the school office. To open an application form use the button below.

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 and working with children

Please email if you have questions.


This year we have 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.  Our Apple Fundraiser will be helping to offset costs for students taking part in the spring mission trip to Belize. Thanks for your support!


"Praying Parents" will not meet this Thursday, October 11, as this is a shorter week due to this past long weekend.  This group meets regularly on Thursday mornings whenever we have a full week of school days.  The next meeting of Praying Parents will be on Thursday, October 18.





In All Things Giving Thanks

Happy Belated Thanksgiving Chinook Family,
   In 1 Thessalonians 5:18 we read  “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  The word of God teaches that not only during the Thanksgiving season should we be thankful, but in every season of our life we should give thanks. That means even when we feel overwhelmed, stressed, worried and abandoned, we can and must praise God for who He is, His promises and that He will never leave nor forsake us, despite the challenges we may be going through.   
   Chinook family, I do not know what is going on in your life, but Jesus does, and it is He who is calling us to give thanks, because He knows what expressing thanks can do for us.
   Science has proven over and over again that individuals who express thankfulness and gratefulness regularly are happier, more content and have a feeling of well-being far greater than those who focus on the negative and mundane of life.  
   If science proves this for anyone who is positive, what about those who claim Jesus as Lord and Saviour? We have so much to be grateful for, but above all we must be ever grateful for our Lord and Saviour Jesus.  
  So let‘s ask God to teach us to find the blessings that are all around us.  God bless and keep each of you.  
Keep Thanking! 

Your Brother in Jesus,
Paul Antunes




Oct 15              School Board Meeting, 7 pm
Oct 16              Picture Day
Oct 16              Gr 12 Trip to Gimbel Eye Surgery
Oct 17              Spirit Day (Colour Coordinating)
Oct 18-21         Jr High Flag Football, Kelowna
Oct 25              Gr 10 Field Trip to Peace Bridge
Oct 29              Hot Lunch   
Nov 2-4            Jr High V-ball, Lacombe New Date
Nov 9               End of Term 1, Secondary
Nov 9               Pro-D Day  
NO SCHOOL K-12    
Nov 12             Remembrance Day NO SCHOOL K-12 
Nov 13             Picture Retake Day
Nov 17             Fall Fun Fest   
For the full calendar of events, visit
   Chinook Winds Adventist Academy
Engaging students to: Follow God completely, Serve Unselfishly, and Achieve Excellence.