RE-REGISTRATION: If you have not yet submitted your re-registration package this needs to be done immediately to enable us to plan for our 2014-2015 school year. If you require any additional admissions forms, please visit our website or call the office.
HIKE-A-THON: Please note that the date has been changed to FRIDAY, JUNE 6. This year our hike-a-thon will take place OFF school campus. At 10:45 a.m. on June 6, students, staff and parent volunteers will be bused (by Southland Transportation) from CWAA to the trail head of the Bow River Pathway (at Valley Glen Heights NW). Students will hike by the Bow River to Baker’s Park, where they will be picked up by at 12:45 p.m. Our students have chosen to raise money for a Calgary charity called “Kid’s Cancer Care” (70% of the money raised will go towards Kid’s Cancer Care and 30% of the money raised will go towards the CWAA Basement Project). Kid’s Cancer Care is a local charity that helps support kids fighting cancer by providing camps for children, community education, family support groups and raising for cancer research and treatment (www.kidscancercare.ab.ca). Our Goal is to raise between $1,500 and $2,000 for the Kid’s Cancer Care! Please join us in hiking and showing kindness to our local neighbor, Kid’s Cancer Care. Parent volunteers are welcome and needed … if you’re able to volunteer please contact your child’s homeroom teacher. All students were given a Hike-a-Thon Pledge Sheet. Please help your child(ren) find donors to support this great cause!
NO STOPPING IN BUS ZONES during Morning Drop-Off or After School Pick-Up! We want to remind all parents who drop their children off in the morning to be mindful of the bus zones between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. The same is applicable at the end of the day. Parents are asked to park in a designated vehicle parking spot and let your children out or pick them up. Buses require the full space of the Bus Zone to maneuver and park safely to let children on and off the bus.
FRIEND DAY: Friday, May 16, 2014. Please encourage your children to bring a friend to CWAA Friend Day! The Friend Sign-Up form is on the school’s website and must be completed before attending.
GRADE 9 COOKIE SALE FUNDRAISER: Elementary on Tuesday during lunchtime and Junior/Senior High onTuesday/Thursday during lunchtime.
CWAA PRAYER AND DEDICATION SERVICE: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 7 pm – The CWAA Board and Administration would like to extend a warm invitation to all CWAA Students, Parents, Teachers, Board Members, Church Pastors and interested Community members to join us for a Prayer, Praise & Dedication Service for Chinook Winds Adventist Academy. Come out & join us in praising God for His abiding presence at our school and to seek God’s will for our future!
MUSIC DEPARTMENT: Cookie Dough Fundraiser: Continues to be sold for their upcoming Music Tour to Los Angeles this month. We still have a few tubs of assorted varieties available at the school for the cost of $15 each. Thank you for supporting the Music Department. Please see Rachel Miranda at the school or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Performances: Our Concert Band and Choir will be performing during the church service at the Airdrie SDA Church on June 7. The Concert Choir will be will be performing on June 14 at the Calgary Central SDA Church.
K-12 Spring Concert: Thursday May 15 at 7pm in the CWAA gym. Each Elementary class will be performing at least one special number during the concert. Please plan to have your child participate in this special event. The theme of the concert is “We are All God’s Children”. The concert will feature each class playing instruments and several different groupings of classes singing; Kindergarten – Boomwhackers, Grade 1 – Bells, Grade 2 – Orff ensemble, Grade 3 Recorders, Grade 4 – Ukulele, Grade 5/6 – Band Instruments. Students are to arrive at school at 6:30pm and meet in their classroom dressed in their formal Tuesday uniform. Family and friends are invited to attend our concert. The Concert Choir and Band will also perform music from their upcoming tour to California. Music awards ceremony will follow the concert
P.S. Parents: if you are willing to make or buy an item for the Concert Bake Sale please contact me at email@example.com. Proceeds will go toward the May 21-25 Music Tour to California.
GRADES 1-4 FIELD TRIP: On Thursday, May 22nd, Grades 1-4 will be going on a field trip to the Telus Spark Science Centre. Grades 1 and 2 will attend the Junior Architects workshop and the Grades 3 and 4 will attend the Machine Makers Workshop. Please find the attached permission slip and return it by Thursday, May 15th. We will need 6 parent volunteers to come with us. If you’re available and have a police clearance on file at the office, we would like you to join us. Please notify your child’s homeroom teacher.
GRADE 12 GRADUATION: Consecration Service – Sabbath, May 31 at 6 pm; Commencement Address – Sunday June 1st at 12 Noon. Please plan to join us for these special occasions in celebration of our Grade 12 student’s achievements and success.
GRADE 9 YEAR END CELEBRATION: Wednesday, June 18 from 7-9 will include a banquet, special tributes and awards. This event is by invitation and ticket purchase only.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES: May 12 Grade 12 Field Trip to Gimbel Eye Centre
May 14 Jr/SrHighOutdoor Ed. Option Class Climbing Field Trip
May 15 K-12 CWAA Spring Concert
May 16 Friend Day
May 19 Victoria Day (No School)
May 20 School Board Meeting
May 21-25 Choir/Band Music Tour to Los Angeles
May 22 Grades 1-4 Field Trip to Telus Spark Science Centre
May 22 Kindergarten Field trip to Butterfield Acres
May 25-28 Grades 5 & 6 Outdoor School
May 31 Grade 12 Graduation Consecration Service
June 1 Grade 12 Graduation Commencement Service
June 6 Hike-a-thon (rescheduled from May 9)
June 7 Concert Band and Concert Choir to Airdrie SDA Church
June 14 Concert Choir to Central SDA Church
“Come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him. For the LORD is a great God, a great King above all gods. He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to him, for he made it. His hands formed the dry land, too. Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the LORD our maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. If only you would listen to his voice today! The LORD says, ‘Don’t harden your hearts as Israel did at Meribah, as they did at Massah in the wilderness. For there your ancestors tested and tried my patience, even though they saw everything I did.’” (Psalms 95:1-9 NLT). May each of us take the time to praise God for His blessings today!
May we not forget what He has done for us! May our eyes be opened to see God’s miracles!
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Pastor Brent Wilson