CWAA Breeze January 18-22, 2016

Principal’s Message:

What are Your Throne Rights?

The Bible contains a rich supply of promises about our rights as God’s children. The Bible promises us that when we receive Jesus as Savior and Lord, we are catapulted into a whole, new, spiritual relationship with God and we receive new throne rights! The following promises outline these rights!

  • Our sins are forgiven and we are covered by the blood of Jesus! (1 John 1:9 & 1 John 2:2)
  • We become His child and a citizen of the Kingdom of God! (John 1:12 & Eph 2:19)
  • We become joint-heirs with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! (Romans 8:17)
  • We are born again and are a new creature! (John 3:3 & 2 Cor 5:17)
  • We become a priest and an ambassador (1 Peter 2:5 & 2 Cor 5:20)
  • We are given authority over all the power of the enemy. (Luke 10:19)

As we enter a new week, may we claim our throne rights. May we be reminded constantly that we each belong to God and we are His beloved children. And “if we are God’s children, then we will receive the blessings God has for us” (Romans 8:17) and we may “come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may find grace and mercy in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16). Have a fantastic week in God’s Kingdom as His child!

 (Reference: Dr. Winston Ferris’s fourth chapter, “Your Parental Throne-Rights” from the book My Child, My Child)

Lara Melashenko

Principal

CWAA CHARACTER VALUE FOR JANUARY: During the month of January we are focusing on the character of God – Perseverance.Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us.’ Hebrews 12:1

MORNING DROP-OFF PROCEDURES IN PARKING LOT:  When dropping your children off, please park in the parking lot and allow your children to exit the vehicle. Please do not park in bus zones (in front of school) between 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. and 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.  Between these times CWAA has 4 school buses that arrive to drop off students and it is critical that there are no vehicles blocking access. Thank you for your cooperation and support in ensuring an orderly and safe parking lot usage!

TERM 2 SECONDARY REPORT CARDS: will be sent home on Monday, February 1, 2016. We look forward to sharing the progress each child has made in this first half of the school year. If you have any questions about your child’s academic progress, please do not hesitate to contact teachers directly by email, phone or personal appointment.

NO SCHOOL FOR GRADES 7-12 STUDENTS on Thursday, January 28, 2016. Semester 2 will begin on Friday, January 29, 2016.

JUNIOR HIGH PARENT-TEACHERS CONFERENCES: On February 2, 2016 from 4-8 p.m., all Grades 7-9 parents are cordially invited to book a time to discuss their child’s mid-year progress with their child’s teachers. Please contact the office at 403-286-5686 or email reception@nullcwaa.net for an appointment. Thank you for your support and interest in your child’s academic progress!

CWAA ANTI-BULLYING AWARENESS WEEK: February 1-5, 2016 CWAA is proud to be participating in an Anti-Bullying Awareness Week. We are participating in this important event because we know our school (just like any other school) is not immune to bullying and we can make a difference through education and awareness! Because bullying is a community issue (and not solely a school problem), we invite all community members (parents, pastors, community partners) to join us!  We intend to use this week to build relationships among our students, educate our community (students and parents) about bullying behaviors and how to stop bullying, and engage in acts of compassion! Some of the activities that we will be doing during the week include classroom pairings to build relationships and empathy skills, Anti-Bullying Chapels, Dress Up Day! (Thursday), and wear ‘Stand Up To Bullying’ Bracelets. Parents, please join us in prayer as we use this event to continue building a culture of respect and compassion at CWAA! Please take the time to speak with your children about this important topic.

GRADES 5-12 AWARDS ASSEMBLY ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016:  All parents are invited to come out and celebrate our academic award recipients (Principal’s List, Honors with Distinction and Honors) and student nominees for Christ-like Character, Citizenship, Personal Best, Most Improved, Athletes of the Term and Perfect Attendance Awards. Our Awards Assembly will take place during our Secondary Chapel time (9:30 – 10:20 a.m.). For those parents who are unable to attend, we will also be conducting an evening Awards Ceremony at the end of the year to recognize all students who achieved academic excellence and other areas of excellence during the 2015-2016 school year.

OPEN HOUSE: Coming up! On Thursday, February 18, CWAA will be hosting our annual Open House from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. We invite all current families to bring interested friends and family members to check us out. All CWAA families will be receiving five Open House Invitation Cards to give out to personal friends. Please partner with us in promoting our great school and give those Invitation Cards out. There will be Door Prize draws for both new families and current families who accompany them. We look forward to seeing you!

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: Will take place February 18-24 in the Lobby! Volunteers are needed to help at the cash register, assist students, decorate, and help with set-up/take down. The Book Fair will be open during the day from 8:15am to 12:30pm and again from 3:15 to 4:15. On the evening of Feb 18, the Book Fair will be open until 8:00pm for the Open House. If interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the office or email hhoffmann@nullcwaa.net with the dates and times you would be available.  Check out our theme for this year’s book fair by clicking the button below.

Scholastic Book Fair 2016

PRAYING PARENTS: Meet every Thursday morning at 8:45 a.m. in the lobby. Come join in for a time of praise and prayer.

MEASLES IMMUNITY: Please see the letter from Alberta Health Services in regards to Immunization for Measles. Click the button below.

 AHS Measles Immunization

FUNDSCRIP ORDER DATES: Please remember to support our FundScrip mission trip fundraiser. Buy gift cards at face value for the grocery stores, gas stations, clothing stores, and restaurants that you normally visit. FundScrip pays Chinook Winds a percentage of the value of the gift card. This fundraiser doesn’t cost you anything, and is a great way to help us raise money for the 2017 CWAA Mission Trip to Bolivia. Please turn your orders in to the CWAA office with cash or cheque payment by the following dates: February 8 and/or March 7. You will receive your gift cards within about 1 week after the order date. To access the order form, go to http://missiontrip.cwaa.net/fundraising/ and click the “FundScrip Order Form” button near the bottom of the page.

ALBERTA EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY PILLAR SURVEY: It’s that time of year when Alberta Education is seeking your input about the education we are delivering at CWAA! From January to the end of February, Alberta Education will be conducting its annual “Accountability Pillar Survey”. The Accountability Pillar Survey assesses various aspects of quality; student outcomes, provincial assessments of student learning, community engagement and satisfaction, school experience, etc. Within the next few weeks, all CWAA parents will receive a survey from Alberta Education in the mail. In February, CWAA students and all teachers will be completing their surveys online at school.  All surveys are anonymous. In addition to English and French, the parent survey is available in Chinese, Punjabi, Arabic, Blackfoot, Cree, Korean, Spanish and Tagalog. Your participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving at CWAA, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly and directly to Alberta Education. Survey results will be available to school authorities in May 2016. Thank you for your participation in this important process!

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

Jan 18                 School Board Meeting 7 pm

Jan 23                 Jr/Sr High Choir at Garden Road SDA Church

Jan 21 – 27        Secondary Midterm / Final Exam Week

Jan 27                 End of Term 2 Secondary

Jan 28                 Grades 1 – 4 Music Field Trip (Calgary Philharmonic)

Jan 28                 Grades 7 – 12 Nakiska Ski Trip

Jan 29                 Semester 2 begins

Jan 30                 Jr/Sr High Choir at Airdrie SDA Church

Feb 1                    Secondary Report Cards sent home

Feb 1-5                Anti-Bullying Awareness Week

Feb 1-5                Grade 6 City Hall School

Feb 2                   Grades 7–9 Parent-Teacher Meetings (4-8 pm)

Feb 4                   Grade 8 Japan Culture Field Trip       

Feb 9                   Grades 5-12 Awards Assembly

Feb 15                 Family Day (No School)

Feb 16-17            Teacher Professional Days (No School)

Feb 16                 School Board Meeting 7 pm

Feb 18                 CWAA Open House 5 – 8 pm

Feb 19                 Grades 4 & 5 Telus Spark Science Centre

Feb 19                  Grade 10 – U of C “Let’s Talk Science”

Feb 20                 Seek and Serve Ministry

Feb 23                 Swimming Program Begins Grades K- 6 

 

Chaplain’s Message:

In a school setting, students receive grades that hopefully reflect the quantity and quality of their work. Students who do good work and get the assignments finished and turned in receive good grades. Students who don’t do their work or don’t do it well risk receiving poor grades. But when it comes to our salvation, we can’t depend on the good things we do. We are saved by faith in the saving sacrifice of Jesus! We can’t get to heaven by trying to be good enough or by trying to do enough good things. Even our best is not good enough! May we put our faith in Jesus’ death on our behalf!

“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:8-10 NLT). 

Pastor Brent Wilson

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