CWAA DECEMBER CHARACTER VALUE: Unselfishness
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:4
FRIDAY, DEC 18TH IS EARLY DISMISSAL AT 12:00 P.M. Thanks for your promptness in picking up your student(s) at noon. Buses will depart CWAA at 12:10 p.m.
CHRISTMAS CAROLING: Grades K – 12 and school staff will be singing Christmas Carols in the gymnasium each morning this week from 8:30 to 8:40 am. Come and join us if you’re able to!
WEDNESDAY, DEC 16TH IS A SPIRIT DAY: CWAA’s Student Association has chosen “Ugly Christmas Sweater Day” as the theme. Come dressed casual with your ugly sweater!
FRIDAY, DEC 18TH IS FOOD BANK FRIDAY: Bring a non-perishable food donation and it’s Casual Dress Day. The Student Association will hold Class Challenges for elementary and secondary classes on Friday morning.
LOST AND FOUND: Students and Parents are encouraged to check Lost and Found before leaving for Christmas holidays.
SCHOOL CLASSES RESUME on Tuesday, January 4th, 2016.
REPORT ON CASH DONATION FOR CALGARY INTERFAITH FOOD BANK: We would like to thank each family for contributing a cash donation to the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank at our Christmas Concert last Thursday evening. We would like to share the great news that the total money collected was $890.41! Praise God and thank you for your generosity! On Friday, after we collect our Food Bank food items (Casual Friday on December 18), Pr. Wilson will be taking the food items and cash donations to the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank. It is our prayer that God will bless the families and individuals who receive these donations over this Christmas season.
POINSETTIA PLANTS: We would like to let you know that there are a few Poinsettia plants at the school available for sale. These make lovely gifts and look beautiful in any Christmas setting. They are larger in size, red or pink colours and the cost is $13.00 each. All profits from the sale of these plants will help the High School Educational Tour taking place in Spring 2016. If you’re interested please call the school office at 403-286-5686 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CWAA SECONDARY SKI DAY: On Thursday, January 28th, a ski trip to Nakiska is being planned for all students in Grades 7 – 12. More information will be sent out in early January.
PRAYING PARENTS: Thursday morning at 8:45 a.m. in the lobby. Come join in for a time of praise and prayer.
FUNDSCRIP: Thank you to those who have supported the FundScrip mission trip fundraiser so far! The next date to get your orders turned in by is Monday, January 11th. If you would like to order gift cards during Christmas break, you can go to https://www.fundscrip.com/support-a-group/LHT88D to place your orders. Please note that when you order directly from FundScrip, there will be a shipping charge for your order. If you wait and order as part of the CWAA January 11th order, you will not have to pay for shipping. Thank you for supporting our 2017 CWAA Mission Trip to Bolivia!
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Dec 16 Spirit Day “Ugly Christmas Sweater”
Dec 18 Food Bank Friday and Casual Dress Day
Dec 18 Student Association Class Challenges
Dec 18 Christmas Break begins (noon dismissal)
Jan 4 School Resumes after Christmas Break
Jan 15 CWAA Baptism
Jan 16 Seek & Serve Ministry
Jan 18 School Board Meeting 7 pm
Jan 21 – 28 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 Ski Trip (Nakiska)
Jan 29 Secondary Report Cards sent home
Jan 29 Semester 2 begins
Feb 2 Grades 7 – 9 Parent-Teacher Meetings
“In taking our nature, the Saviour has bound Himself to humanity by a tie that is never to be broken. Through the eternal ages He is linked with us. ‘God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son.’ John 3:16. He gave Him not only to bear our sins, and to die as our sacrifice; He gave Him to the fallen race. To assure us of His immutable counsel of peace, God gave His only-begotten Son to become one of the human family, forever to retain His human nature. This is the pledge that God will fulfill His word. ‘Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder.’ God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. It is the ‘Son of man’ who shares the throne of the universe. It is the ‘Son of man’ whose name shall be called, ‘Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.’ Isaiah 9:6.” (Ellen White, The Desire of Ages, p. 25).
What a gift! May Jesus become more real in your life this Christmas season.
Pastor Brent Wilson