Awesome Elementary Week of a Prayer!
“Train up a child in the way he/she should go, and when he/she is old he/she will not depart from it!” Proverbs 22:6
This last week we had the privilege of having Pr. Sandra Deer and husband, Pr. Ted at our school to lead our students into a deeper friendship with Jesus Christ. (Pr. Sandra is the Alberta Conference of SDA Women’s Ministry Leader, Change School of Evangelism Leader, Kids in Discipleship Leader.) During our Week of Prayer, Pr. Sandra and Pr. Ted’s messages focused on the following: Jesus is our best friend, the words we speak to each other matter, and Gods Word matters. Each message was filled with inspiring stories of God answering prayers, God transforming the lives of people, powerful Bible verses, and beautiful stories in nature of God’s hand of protection and provision.
At the end of the week Pr. Sandra provided the students with an opportunity to make a decision to accept Jesus as their best friend and either study the Bible to know Jesus better or follow Jesus through baptism.
Praise God, 17 of our students requested Bible studies to get to know Jesus better and 60 students expressed a desire to follow Jesus through baptism!! Though many of our students who requested baptism are still very young, yet we know that Jesus calls even the young to come to Him. Thus, each decision is valued and precious in the sight of God! And truly it is the best decision our children will ever make – to follow Jesus! Thank you for joining us in praying as we put into place Biblical training and processes to help our children continue in their growth journey with Jesus Christ! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
CWAA’S ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE is this Thursday, February 19 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. We are inviting new families to come and check us out! Free door prizes to be given include an iPod Shuffle, iTunes certificates, Scholastic Book Fair certificates and Application Fee vouchers. Please pass the word along to any neighbors or friends that may be interested in attending. You may also accompany a ‘potential new family’ and qualify to enter the draws.
RE-REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR will begin after our February 19 Open House!
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: “Enter the Kingdom Of Books!” is this year’s theme for our book fair. Plan to visit … you’ll be able to find a wide variety of books for all reading levels at affordable prices. Please see the button below for hours that the Book Fair will be open.
WHO DO YOU TELL? Program starts on Thursday, February 19 for our Grades 1 & 2 students! Please join us in prayer as educators from Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA) open conversations with our precious children on respectful communication, creating healthy boundaries, good touch/bad touch, and how to tell an adult if you are hurt. If you have any questions or concerns about the program as it proceeds, please feel free to contact Mrs. Melashenko.
CONCERT BAND and CHOIR WILL PERFORM this Sabbath, February 21, at the Red and White Club at McMahon Stadium (1833 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary, AB T2M 4S7). Students are asked to be there by 9:30 am to set up. The event will start at 10 am. Chris Holland (It is Written speaker) will be in Calgary to launch an evangelism process that will result in city-wide meetings in April 2016. Several Calgary SDA Churches will be closed for that day and all are invited to attend this event.
The Concert Choir, Concert Band and Mission Trip Students are selling food using the Diehlman Fundraising Services. Please contact a Music Student or myself directly if you are interested in purchasing food to support students towards the Mission Trip or Music Trip to Winnipeg. There is a large selection of foods that you can bake at home including cookies, cinnamon buns, pretzels, dog biscuits, etc. The deadline for ordering is next Monday, February 23. firstname.lastname@example.org
UPCOMING HOT LUNCH: You may go on-line and order for these upcoming hot lunch dates at https://www.healthyhunger.ca. Please be aware that the cut-off date for ordering is 5 days prior to the date lunch is provided.
Thursday, February 26 Edo of Japan
Thursday, March 5 Opa! of Greece
Thursday, March 19 Jelly Modern Doughnuts
ELEMENTARY SWIMMING PROGRAM: Elementary Swimming program at Shouldice Swimming Pool (5303 Bowness Road NW) starts next week on Tuesday, February 24. Grades K-3 lesson times are from 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm and Grades 4-6 lesson times are from 1:40 pm to 2:20 pm. Any interested parent volunteers please contact your child’s Homeroom teacher! Remember to send your child to school with their towels, bathing suits (one-piece for girls or a white t-shirt to cover a two-piece suit) and warm hats!
CWAA IS LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER CARPOOL COORDINATOR – CWAA is looking for a parent volunteer to coordinate carpooling opportunities for the families of CWAA for the 2015-2016 school year. The Carpool Coordinator is responsible for 1) receiving applications from interested families and keeping track of the information provided by families, 2) passing information on to interested families in the same areas, and 3) updating the list as families connect. The Carpool Coordinator is not responsible for arranging carpooling between families. This is the responsibility of the individual families. If you are interested in becoming a Carpool Coordinator, please contact Mrs. Melashenko (email@example.com) for more information!
ELEMENTARY SECOND LANGUAGE OPTION INTEREST – Thank you to our elementary parents for completing the Secondary Language Options Survey last week! Of the 43 parents who responded, 56% voted in favor of CWAA providing French as a second language and 40% voted in favor of CWAA providing Spanish as a second language. Thank you again for providing us with input!
HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS INTEREST – Thank you GRADES 6-12 parents for completing the High School Options Survey last week! Of the 24 parents who responded, the top 6 options for parents included #1) Information Technologies (67%), #2) Health & Fitness (63%), #3) Instrumental Music (46%), #4) Business/Culinary Arts (tied at 42%), #5) Outdoor Education (33%), #6) Leadership (29%). Interestingly, the same survey was given to our students and of the 80 students who responded, the top 6 options for students included: #1) Culinary Arts (80%), #2) Fashions (59%), #3) Outdoor Education (49%), #4) Information Technology/Athletic Injury Management (tied at 48%), #5) Instrumental Music (45%), #6) Concert Choir (44%). We are carefully taking this feedback into consideration as we move forward! Thank you again for your input.
SEEK AND SERVE MINISTRY: The Seek and Serve Ministry Originally scheduled for Sabbath, February 21 has been moved to Sabbath, February 28 because of the It Is Written event being held in Calgary on February 21.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Feb 17 School Board Meeting
Feb 17-23 Scholastic Book Fair
Feb 19 Who Do You Tell (Grades 1 and 2)
Feb 19 Open House 5-8 pm
Feb 21 Choir Performs at Red & White Club
Feb 24 Elementary Swimming Lesson
Feb 26 Hot Lunch (Edo)
Feb 26 Who Do You Tell (Grades 1 and 2)
Feb 26 Elementary Swimming Lesson
Feb 28 Seek and Serve Ministry 10 am
“Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house; I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe. Lead me in the right path, O LORD, or my enemies will conquer me. Make your way plain for me to follow.” (Psalm 5:7–8 NLT).
May you experience God’s faithfulness and loving kindness today. May you truly worship Him with your life today. May you experience His guidance in your life today.
Pastor Brent Wilson