CWAA Breeze Newsletter Feb 6 – 10, 2017

CHARACTER VALUE OF THE MONTH: For the month of February our school is emphasizing the character value of Forgiveness.  Scripture verse: “And Christ became a human being and lived here on earth among us and was full of loving forgiveness and truth.” John 1:14 (Living Bible)

GRADES 7, 8 & 9 PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS: Held tomorrow evening, Tuesday Feb 7th from 4 – 8 pm. It’s not too late to book your interview times! You can do this by using the button below. We look forward to seeing you here.

 

 

CWAA ANTI-BULLYING AWARENESS WEEK: February 6 – 10 CWAA is proud to be participating in a week of Anti-Bullying Awareness. 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. In addition to the events on the following days, classes will be paired up to build relationships during homeroom devotions, PE classes, LA classes and RS classes to study the Bible, read and talk together. Additionally each class (K-12) will be spending time during the week addressing various aspects of bullying.

Our daily events include:

  • Monday (8:30 am – 8:45 am) – Kick-off Assembly & “Fill a Bucket” Campaign Day
  • Tuesday Stand Up! to Bullying Chapel, Dress in White Day” (student and staff will dress in white as an act of solidarity for safety & purity), Random Complements Day
  • WednesdayFree Hugs Day & Candi-grams
  • ThursdayAnti-Bullying Graffiti Wall
  • Thursday (6:30 pm) – Parent Seminar: “Bullying – What Parents Need to Know and Do” by Dr. Scheila Cordazzo (Registered Psychologist, Eckert Psychology & Education Centre)
  • FridayWrap-Up Anti-Bullying Pledge Assembly (1:00 – 1:20 pm)

Parents, join us in pray as we use these events to continue building a culture of respect and compassion at CWAA!   Please take the time to speak with your children about this important topic and plan to attend the Parent Seminar this Thursday evening at 6:30 pm. 

 

 STUDENT ASSOCIATION VALENTINE ACTIVITIES:

1)  Submit your Valentine Order for Candy Grams, Roses and Secret Messages by this Friday, February 10.  Deliveries will be on Tuesday, February 14. Please find an order form by opening the button below.

2) Valentine Theme Day is Tuesday, February 14. All students are encouraged to dress in red or pink (something representing Valentine Day)! Please remember the school dress code.

Valentine's Day Order Form

 

CWAA COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT SHARED BY MRS. BUHIA: “This Little Light of Mine, I’m Gonna Let it Shine!” This year at CWAA our spiritual theme has been to “Shine Our Light”.  With that in mind our 1st Grade Class has come up with different ways that we can shine our lights by being a good friend and neighbor to those that sit beside us in our class as well as to others in our community.  Throughout the school year we do small in-school projects and we’re excited to go out and do something for our community.  On a chilly Wednesday morning on the 23rd of November, our 1st grade class went on our very first, big community service project.  We loaded the school bus and were ready to shine our lights, GOD’s light, to our neighbors at Wentworth Manor, a nearby nursing home.  Once at the nursing home, the students led out and presented a short mini-concert sharing songs about Jesus.  The grade one students also spent some time reading to the residents as well as leaving them with a little craft sharing the Bible text: “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” Mark 5:6. It’s a blessing to watch the students grow and develop with a love for service. May the fire that is being kindled in them now continue to burn until Jesus comes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CWAA OPEN HOUSE ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017 FROM 5-8 PM: We are excited about the future and would like to invite all interested families and students to attend our Annual Open House on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This Open House event is intended for our current families to bring new, interested families to check CWAA out. Our Open House will give families an opportunity to tour the school, visit classrooms, talk to teachers and hear about CWAA’s vision for the future. Mark your calendars!

As an incentive for our current families to bring new families to our Open House we will be entering your name into a draw for free prizes (Registration Fee Vouchers, iPad Mini, engraved Bible, and Gift Certificates). In addition, we would also like to remind you that CWAA has a Referral Tuition Incentive Program. Families that are instrumental in bringing a new family to CWAA will receive a $250 tuition discount per newly enrolled family.

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PLEASE NOTE: Our 2017-2018 Application Packages will be available at Open House.

 

 

CWAA’S ANNUAL FRIEND DAY ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 8:30 TO 1:20 PM: Students interested in attending CWAA for the 2017-18 school year are invited to come for the day! This event will provide Grades K-12 students with an authentic experience. Please click on the button below to open a Friend Day Registration Form and submit this to the school office.

 

FEBRUARY FUNDSCRIP ORDER: Please turn your February FundScrip gift card orders in to the office with cash or cheque payment by Thursday, February 23. Buy gift cards at face value for the grocery stores, gas stations, clothing stores, and restaurants that you normally visit. FundScrip gives Chinook Winds a percentage of the value of the gift card. This fundraiser doesn’t cost you anything extra and is a great way to help us raise money for the 2017 CWAA Bolivia Mission Trip. Your gift cards will be delivered to CWAA within 1 week after the order deadline. Click the button below to access an order form.

FundScrip Order Form

 

ALBERTA EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY PILLAR SURVEY:  It’s that time of year where 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. Survey results will be available to school authorities in May 2017. Thank you for your participation in this important process!

PRAYING PARENTS: Come join this group for prayer this Thursday morning, February 9th, in the school lobby. They meet on Thursdays to pray for our school, our staff, our students and our families. All are welcome!

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE PROSSER FOUNDATION: “Once again, we are pleased to offer the Parent’s Choice Bursaries for the 2017/18 school year. This year our intention is to award a total of 450 bursaries (renewals and new bursaries) across Calgary. The parameters for the program can be found on our website, www.theprossercharitablefoundation.ca. We anticipate an increase in the number of applications we will receive and ask that they be fully completed and accompanied with back-up income documentation before submission. Applications will be accepted from February 1, 2017 to March 25, 2017. We look forward to working with you again this year.”  For more information on the Parent’s Choice Bursaries through the Prosser Charitable Foundation please contact CWAA’s Business Manager, Millicent Adede at madede@nullcwaa.net

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

Feb 6                   Grades 4 – 6 Trip to Telus Sparks Science Centre

Feb 6-10              Anti–Bullying Awareness Week

Feb 7                   Junior High Parent-Teacher Interviews 4 – 8 pm

Feb 8                   Grade 2 Nursing Home Visit to Wentworth Manor

Feb 9                   Mission Trip Meeting # 4, 4 pm

Feb 14                 Grade 5-12 Awards Assembly 9:30 am

Feb 14                 Student Association Valentine Theme Day

Feb 15                 Grades 5 & 9 Student Vaccinations

Feb 16                 CWAA Open House 5 – 8 pm (2017-18 Registration Begins)

Feb 17                 Friend Day at CWAA 8:30 am – 1:20 pm

Feb 17-18            Calgary Area Teen Youth Rally

Feb 20                 Alberta Family Day (No School Kindergarten – Grade 12)

Feb 21-22            Teacher Convention (No School Kindergarten-Grade 12)

Feb 21                 School Board Meeting 7 pm

Feb 23                 Mission Trip Meeting # 5, 4 pm

Feb 25                 Concert Choir at Bridgeland Church

Feb 28                 Grades K-6 Swimming Lessons begin, Shouldice Pool

Mar 2                  Grades K-6 Swimming Lessons

Mar 6 – 10           Spring Student Week of Prayer

Mar 7                  Grades K-6 Swimming Lessons

Mar 7                  Mission Trip Meeting # 6, 4 pm

Mar 9                  Grades K-6 Swimming Lessons

Mar 9                  Parent Seminar “Protecting Your Technology Devices at Home” by Joel and Andre Melashenko 6:30 pm

Mar 12                Pizza & Pops Music Concert 5 pm

Mar 13                Grade 8 & 9 Trip to National Geographic Live at Jack Singer Concert Hall

Mar 14                Grades K-6 Swimming Lessons

Mar 14                National Pie Day (Secondary Math Competition ending with a piece of pie)

Mar 16                Grades K-6 Swimming Lessons

Mar 17                Elementary End of Term 2

Mar 20 – 22         ABC Book Fair

Mar 20                School Board Meeting 7 pm

Mar 21                Elementary Report Cards sent home

Mar 21                Constituency Meeting 7 pm

Mar 23                Mission Trip Prayer Commissioning, 7 pm

Mar 23                Elementary Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8 pm

Mar 24                Last day of classes – Spring Break begins

Mar 26                Mission Trip to Bolivia

Apr 10                 Classes resume

                 

Chaplain’s Message:

What has God done for you today? How has He blessed you? How has He taken care of you? Have you taken some time to think about all that He has done for you? “If we would but think of God as often as we have evidence of His care for us we should keep Him ever in our thoughts and should delight to talk of Him and to praise Him” (Steps to Christ, p. 102).

Pastor Brent Wilson
Chaplain
Chinook Winds Adventist Academy

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