Psalms 23 is one of my favorite passages in the Bible because it addresses our deepest needs to belong, be protected and be loved. Psalms 23 portrays God as the complete provider of all of our needs. As you reflect on the promises found in this passage, may you be comforted and strengthened to live with freedom and peace this week!
“The Lord is my Fierce Protector and my Pastor. I always have more than enough. He offers a resting place for me in His luxurious love. His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss. That’s where He restores and revives my life. He opens before me pathways to God’s pleasure, and leads me along in His footsteps of righteousness so that I can bring honor to His name. Lord, even when your path takes me through the valley of deepest darkness, fear will never conquer me, for you already have! You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way. Your authority is my strength and my peace. The comfort of your love takes away my fear. I’ll never be lonely, for you are near. You become my delicious feast even when my enemies dare to fight. You anoint me with the fragrance of your Holy Spirit; You give me all I can drink of you until my heart overflows. So why would I fear the future? For I’m being pursued only by your goodness and unfailing love. Then afterwards— when my life is through, I’ll return to your glorious presence to be forever with you!” Psalm 23, The Passion Translation
CWAA CHARACTER VALUE FOR APRIL: During the month of April we are focusing on the character of God – HUMILITY. The Bible says, “Be humble and give more honor to others than to yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3) So, how do we show humility? “A Christian reveals true humility by showing the gentleness of Christ, by being always ready to help others, by speaking kind words and performing unselfish acts, which elevate and enoble the most sacred message that has come to our world.” (Ellen White, Life Sketches, p. 86)
BRING A FRIEND TO SCHOOL DAY IS FRIDAY, APRIL 22: This coming Friday CWAA will be holding its annual Friend Day! This event will allow CWAA students to give their friends an authentic experience at CWAA. CWAA students who bring a friend must submit a Friend Day Registration Form to the school office (including parent, pick up and medical information) by Wednesday, April 20. You can find this form by opening the button below. Friend Day will begin at 8:30 and end at 1:20 p.m. Please encourage your children to bring a friend to CWAA Friend Day!
NO SCHOOL MONDAY APRIL 25: Teachers will have a Professional Day next week on Monday, April 25 and there will not be any school for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students.
SECONDARY REPORT CARDS & PARENT-TEACHER MEETINGS: Report Cards for all secondary students will be sent home this Friday, April 22. All Grades 7-12 parents are invited to book a time to discuss their child’s Term 3 progress on Tuesday, April 26 from 4-8 p.m. Please contact the office at 403-286-5686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. Thank you for your support and interest in your child’s academic progress!
CWAA HOSTS PARENTING WORKSHOP: “Protecting your Children at Home on your Technology Devices” by Education Technology Specialist, Joel Melashenko on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
GRADE 9 FUNDRAISER: “Sweet Treats” for sale on Tuesdays to Elementary students at lunchtime and to Secondary students on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Prices are based on items available and are usually priced between $0.50 and $1.00. Thank you for your support!
PRAYING PARENTS: Come and join in for a time of praise and prayer. This group meets every Thursday morning at 8:45 a.m. in the lobby. All are welcome!
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL UPDATE:
Elementary Students – last day of school will be on Thursday, June 23 with noon dismissal. Report cards will be available at the Awards Ceremony held the same evening at 7:00 p.m.
Secondary Students – last day of school will be on Friday, June 24. Report cards will be available at their Awards Ceremony beginning at 7:00 p.m.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
April 18-22 Spring Student Week of Prayer
April 19 End of Term 3 Secondary
April 20 Grade 9 P.A.R.T.Y. Program at Foothills Hospital
April 20 Grade 6 Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Field Trip
April 20 Senior High Girls Basketball All Star Game
April 20 Grades 11 & 12 Service Trip to Mustard Seed Sorting Center
April 21 Junior High Boys Floor Hockey Tournament
April 21 Grades 9-12 Telus Sparks Centre “Body World Exhibit”
April 21 Grades 5 & 9 Vaccinations with School Nurse
April 22 CWAA Bring a Friend to School Day
April 22 Secondary Report Cards
April 25 Teachers Professional Day NO SCHOOL for all students
April 26 Secondary Parent/Teacher Meetings 4-8 pm
April 28 Grade 5 Glenbow Museum Field Trip
April 28 Parent Seminar: “Protecting Your Technology Devices at Home” 6:30 pm
April 28-May 1 Gr 9-12 FCA Flag Football Tournament Abbotsford, BC
May 5 Kindergarten Butterfield Acres Field Trip 9:20 am – 2:30 pm
May 5-6 Grades 7-12 Concert Band and Choir ACSI Spring Musicale at Three Hills
May 7 CWAA Worship Service with Concert Choir at Cornerstone SDA Church
May 9 GROW Calgary Field Trip for all classes
May 12 Grades 1 – 4 Heritage Park Field Trip 9am – 3pm
May 16 School Board Meeting 7 pm
May 18-23 Concert Choir and Band Music Tour to Vancouver, BC
May 19-20 Teachers Professional Days NO SCHOOL for all students
May 23 Victoria Day Holiday
May 28-29 Grade 12 Graduation
May 30 Grades 8 & 11 Callaway Park Field Trip
May 30 Kindergarten Graduation 4:30 pm
May 29 – June 1 Grades 5 & 6 Outdoor Education School Bowden, AB
This week is our student-led week in spiritual emphasis. This (Monday) morning, we were blessed by students leading in music, speaking, etc. The theme for the week in the elementary week in spiritual emphasis is Steps to Jesus. The theme for the secondary week in spiritual emphasis is The Struggle Is Real. Please keep our school family in your prayers during this week. Pray that students and staff will grow in their relationship with Jesus and their commitment to Him throughout the week!
“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.” (John 15:5-8 NLT).
Pastor Brent Wilson