CWAA Breeze Newsletter Nov 24 – 28

SCHOOL PARKING: Parents PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE BUS LOADING ZONE before 9 am in the morning and after 2:30 in the afternoon.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD BOXES DUE: If you still have Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, please turn those in to CWAA THIS WEEK! If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Pastor Brent Wilson.

ELEMENTARY (GRADES K-6) HOT LUNCH: There will be a smoothie and haystack hot lunch offered for elementary students on Wednesday, November 26. The cost is $5 for a large plate and $3 for a small plate. A smoothie costs $.50 extra. Order forms were sent home last night. Late orders are welcome but first come, first served. 

CASUAL DAY: This Friday, November 28 is Casual Friday. By bringing a nonperishable food item for the food bank students can dress casually for classes. School dress policy does apply. Food items this Friday will be donated to the Veteran’s Food Bank in honor of Remembrance Day earlier this month.

CITRUS FRUIT (SECOND ORDER): Your orders for our December citrus delivery should be turned in to the CWAA office by this coming Monday (December 1) at 12:00 noon. The fruit is scheduled to be delivered to the school between December 11 to 14. Varieties available this shipment are navel oranges, ruby red grapefruit, tangerines, mandarins, and a variety pack (containing oranges, grapefruit and tangerines). The Minneola “Honeybell” Oranges that will be coming in the January delivery need to be preordered with the December order, as supplies may be limited. Click the button below to access the order form.

Citrus Order Form

 

 

ELEMENTARY PARENT/STUDENT CONFERENCES: Grades K-6 Parents, we are excited to present to you an evening of Conferences with our teachers on Tuesday, December 9 from 4-8 p.m. The purpose of these Conferences will be to provide time for parents & students to engage in meaningful discussions with teachers about learning successes and future goals. We look forward to seeing you here! Please contact the office at 403-286-5686 or email reception@nullcwaa.net to schedule your 15-minute appointment to meet with each of your child’s teachers during the hours of 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm and 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm on December 9.

CALGARY FLAMES STUDENT NIGHT: Tuesday, December 2 at 7 pm Flames vs Arizona Coyotes at the Saddledome. Cost is $35 a ticket for student or adult. $10 from each ticket sold will be donated to the school as a Fundraising initiative. Deadline to order and pay for a ticket is tomorrow Wednesday, November 26. Contact Mr. Fowler at rfowler@nullcwaa.net.

PARKING LOT RENOVATIONS: City Wide Excavating is scheduled to be at our school on Wednesday, November 26 (weather permitting of course) to remove the current asphalt on our driveway and prepare the base and install gravel. Once the base and gravel are in place, the road will be accessible (like a gravel road). City Wide Excavating will complete the base prep/gravel project in two weeks of the start date. In the spring, once the snow melts, the road (and the square gravel patches in our parking lot) will be paved and parking curbs will be installed. We praise God for His continued care and direction in our school as we continue to work towards school-wide improvement. We want to thank all parents and staff for their patience during the slow pace renovation process to our parking lot!

PARENT SEMINAR: On Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., CWAA will be hosting a parent seminar entitled “Setting Healthy Boundaries with Children and Empowering Children and Parents to Address Issues Related to Child Sexual Abuse” by the Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse.” Presenter Montana Cameron, Sexual Assault Worker/Educator, will be providing parents with information concerning the issues of child sexual abuse, indicators of sexual abuse, how to talk to children about abuse and how to respond to disclosures. Montana Cameron will also be presenting information on the elementary program entitled “Who Do You Tell?” as CWAA will be engaging Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse to speak to our Elementary students about setting healthy boundaries in relationships and issues regarding sexual abuse.

SHOES FOR ORPHANS: If you have shoes that are in good condition and would like to donate them to this worthy cause please send them to the school before Monday, December 1. These shoes will be sent to International Children’s Care to be delivered to the orphaned children in time for Christmas. Any questions contact Marilyn Kelloway or Juana Galdamez at the school 403-286-5686.

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

Nov 27                 Parent/Teacher Seminar: Child Sexual Abuse 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Nov 27                 Elementary Skating Day at Crowchild Twin Arena 1 pm – 2:45 pm

Nov 28                 End of Term 1 Elementary

Dec 2                   Flames vs Arizona Coyotes Hockey Game

Dec 5                   Elementary Report Cards Sent Home

Dec 9                   Elementary Parent/Student-led Conference 4-8 pm

Dec 11                 Christmas Concert

Dec 12                 CWAA Christmas Choir & Band Concert at Covenant Nursing Home 7 pm

Dec 15                 School Board Meeting 7 pm

Dec 19                 Last Day of Classes-Christmas Break

Jan 5                   Classes Resume for Students

 

Chaplain’s Message

As winter draws closer, we are beginning to get some snow. Snow is amazingly white. It covers a lot of ugliness on the ground and makes it look clean and beautiful. That is kind of like what God’s grace does for us. “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” (Isaiah 1:18 ESV). What better time than now to ask God to make us white like snow so that we can reflect the pure love of God to those around us.

Pastor Brent Wilson

 

Posted in The Breeze.