This weekend our family gathered in Kelowna, BC for my husband’s mothers’ 80th birthday celebration. Prior to us going out to Kelowna my mother-in-law made a specific request. She requested we bring no gifts, but rather each family member prepare to share a personal story, song, poem or meaningful Bible verse with her after our lunch on Sabbath. And so after we finished eating we gathered in the living room to share. My husband, Joel, shared a memory of a sacred conversation he had with his dear mother when he was only 7 years old. The story goes like this. One afternoon his mother was vacuuming the floor while Joel was playing when all of a sudden Joel’s mother noticed that he was crying. She quickly stopped her vacuuming and came to his side, asking him why he was crying. Joel poured out his heart to his mother about his sadness and confusion over why Jesus had to die on a cross. Right there and then she explained the plan of salvation to him in a way that made simple sense to a 7 year old. Joel finished his story on Sabbath with tears in his eyes and said, “Thanks for that, Mom”. Were it not for the influence of his mom’s gentle and patient answer at such a tender age, who knows whether he would have made the decision to get to know and to follow Jesus.
As parents we have a beautiful opportunity and responsibility to guide our children into the knowledge of Jesus saving love. It is my prayer, that we would embrace each opportunity to share the truth of the Cross with our children. “Parents, seek to draw near to God, that His wisdom may guide and His grace assist you, in a work which will be as enduring for eternity.” Ellen White, CG, p 73
Chinook Winds Adventist Academy
CHARACTER VALUE OF THE MONTH: For the month of April our school is emphasizing the character value of Patience. Scripture verse: “Be patient with each other and lovingly accept each other.” Ephesians 4:2
GRADE 9 SWEET TREAT SALES: It is that time of year again . . . the Grade 9 class is looking forward to their “Sweet Treats” sale that they have traditionally organized to raise funds for their Year End Celebration. They will be selling baked goods (cookies, cupcakes, donuts, etc.) and frozen treats (popsicles, freezies, icecream, etc.) on Tuesdays to the Elementary at lunch time and to the Sr. High on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sales will start this Tuesday to the Elementary and Tuesday & Thursday to the Sr. High. Prices are based on items available that varies from week to week, but are usually priced between $0.50 and $1.00. Thank you for your support!
HOT LUNCH: On Friday, April 28th Hot Lunch will be available for all staff and students. The cost is $7.00 (drink for an additional $1.00). The menu includes spring rolls, veggie fried rice and a cupcake. Order forms were sent home last week and should be returned immediately. Parent volunteers are needed and if you’re able to help and have a current police check on file please email Mrs. Rita Elias directly at email@example.comApril 28 Hot Lunch Order Form
TELUS SPARK FIELD TRIP GRADES 1 – 3: On Thursday April 20th Grades 1-3 will be going on a field trip to Telus Spark. Students are to wear their uniform polo shirt with any comfortable pants of their choice. Please send your child with a sack lunch that does not need to be warmed up. We will be leaving the school at 8:45 am and will return at around 3:00 pm. Thank you to our parent volunteers that will be joining us!
SECONDARY PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS ON APRIL 27:
- April 21 Secondary End of Term 3
- April 25 Secondary Report Cards will be sent home
- April 27 Parent -Teacher Interviews held from 4 pm – 8 pm
Grades 7 – 12 Parents, on Thursday, April 27th Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held. Our on-line sign-up is available to book all Interviews. You have access to this by using the button below, or using the button found on the homepage of our website cwaa.net. We look forward to seeing you here!
2017-18 REGISTRATION AT CWAA IS OPEN FOR ALL NEW AND RETURNING FAMILIES: As a follow-up to all families who have not yet submitted re-registration forms for next year, we want to let you know that we have now opened registration to our new families and we’re hoping to reserve a spot for your child! If you’ve made a final decision regarding re-registering your child(ren) at CWAA for the 2017-2018 school year, please hand in your forms to the school office.
CWAA TALENT SHOW: This year’s talent show will take place on May 9 beginning at 9:35 am.
JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SOCCER: Next week starts our Soccer games!
Mon. April 24th – 4:00pm – at Heritage Academy
Wed. April 26th – 4:00pm – at Calgary Academy
Thurs April 27th – 5:00pm – at Calgary Waldorf School
PRAYING PARENTS: Praying Parents will be meeting this Thursday, April 20th. Come join this group for prayer on Thursday morning in the school lobby. All are welcome!
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Apr 19 Grade 7 Trip to Telus Spark & Walking Tour of Calgary
Apr 20 Grade 1-3 Field trip to Telus Spark Science Centre
Apr 21 Secondary End of Term 3
Apr 20 – 23 Grade 9 – 12 Flag Football Tournament @ Fraser Valley Academy, BC
Apr 25 Secondary Report Cards will be sent home
Apr 25 Sr High Badminton Tournament
Apr 27 Jr High Badminton Tournament
Apr 27 Secondary Parent/Teacher Interviews 4-8 pm
Apr 27 Grade 10 Trip to Cochrane Ranch House
Apr 27 Parent Seminar “The Impact of Excessive Media Use On Adolescent Development and Social Adjustment” by Joy Astolfi 6:30 p.m.
Apr 28 Hot Lunch
May 1 Burman University Acronaires Show at 8:30 am
May 3 Grade 3 Nursing Home Visit to Wentworth Manor
May 4 Kindergarten Field Trip to Butterfield Acres
May 9 CWAA Talent Show 9:35 am
May 10 Grade 6 Field Trip to Aerospace Museum
May 11-15 Grade 7-12 Concert Band & Choir Tour (Three Hills and Edmonton)
May 18 Kindergarten Year End Celebration
May 19 Teacher Professional Day No School (K – Grade 12)
May 22 Victoria Day No School
May 25 Spring Concert (K – Gr 12) at 7 pm
May 26 Annual Vespers and Baptism 7 pm
May 29-June 1 Grade 5/6 Outdoor School
June 3 Concert Choir to Calgary Central Church
June 3 Grade 12 Graduation Consecration 6 pm
June 4 Grade 12 Graduation Commencement 12 noon
June 6 Grade 9 Year End Celebration
June 8 Kindergarten & Grade 10 Field Trip to Calgary Zoo
June 12 Grade 6 Year End Celebration
June 16 Prayer and Praise Service 7 pm
June 20 Elementary Sports Day, Afternoon
June 21 Grades K-6 Calaway Park Trip
June 23 Elementary Last Day of School
June 23 Elementary Award Ceremony 7 pm
June 29 Secondary Awards Ceremony 7 pm
Easter is a time in the year when Christians place a lot of focus on the resurrection of Christ. But is Easter the only time we should be focusing on the good news of the resurrection of Jesus? I think not! No matter how good or how bad our life seems to be, we can find hope in the resurrection of Jesus. Good Friday could be called the darkest day in the history of the world (although we know that Jesus’ death on the cross was actually an amazing gift for us), but two days later, the darkness was filled with light as the Son of God stepped out from the tomb, victorious over Satan, sin, and death! So no matter how dark things may seem at times in your own life, don’t forget that Jesus was raised from the darkness of death. As we put our faith in Him, He will bring His light into our lives as well! Let HIS light shine in your life!
Chinook Winds Adventist Academy