CWAA Breeze Newsletter February 12-16, 2018

CWAA’S ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE:  All interested families are invited to attend Open House this Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5-8 pm.   Come meet our fantastic teachers, take a school tour, find out about CWAA’s vision & mission, see how CWAA is different from all other Calgary schools and mingle with other parents! There will be refreshments, door prizes and plenty of great things to learn! For more information, go to CWAA’s website, cwaa.net

CWAA’S ANNUAL FRIEND DAY: All interested students, Grades K-12 are invited to attend CWAA for Friend Day! Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by September 30, 2018. This event is happening this Friday, February 16, 2018 from 8:30 to 1:20 pm and will provide students with an authentic experience at CWAA. Open the button below to find a registration form.

 

COUNSELLING CORNER: Anna Goltz (our school counsellor) is starting a lunch club this Thursday, February 15, for elementary students who are dealing with divorce or death in their families. Junior/Senior High students will have opportunity this Thursday at lunchtime to attend a Study Tips and Stress Management Workshop. For personal student referrals High school students can request to see Miss Goltz or have a teacher or parent refer them. Elementary students can be referred by a parent or teacher (with parental consent). To connect with Anna Goltz please email agoltz@cwaa.net

PARENT SEMINAR: For those parents who missed this seminar, “Protecting your Children at Home and Beyond” by School Technology Specialist, Joel Melashenko, you can find this presentation on this link http://cwaa.net/information/news/events/protectingchildrenseminar/

PRAYING PARENTS: The next meeting for praying parents will be this Thursday, February 15. This group meets at the beginning of the school day in the lobby. All are welcome to join this group as they share and pray together over our school community.

2018 ELEMENTARY SWIMMING PROGRAM: As part of our Physical Education program at CWAA, all elementary students will be given the opportunity to take swimming lessons at the Shouldice Swimming Pool. Students will be transported to/from the pool by Willco buses in two groups: Group 1 (Grades K-2): 1:00 – 1:40 p.m. and Group 2 (Grades 3-6): 1:40 – 2:20 p.m. The dates of the program are:

  • Tuesday February 27
  • Thursday March 1
  • Tuesday March 6
  • Thursday March 8
  • Tuesday March 13
  • Thursday March 15

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! If you’re available to volunteer on any of our swimming dates with assisting students in the dressing room, please let your child’s homeroom teacher know which dates you may be available. There is a place on the permission form in which you can indicate your volunteer availability. Please note all volunteers must have submitted a current police check letter to CWAA. Please find the Swimming Form / Permission Form on the button below.

SWIMMING INFO 2018

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:                

Feb 13                 Grades 5-12 Awards Ceremony 9:30 am

Feb 15                 Nursing Home Visit to Wentworth Manor Grade 1 & 4 Cancelled

Feb 15                   Open House 5 – 8 pm

Feb 16                 Friend Day (Grades K – 12)

Feb 19                 Alberta Family Day No School K- Grade 12

Feb 20                 School Board Meeting 7 pm

Feb 27                Grades Jr K – 6 Swimming Program begins at Shouldice Pool

Mar 1                    Elementary Swimming Program 12 – 3 pm

Mar 6                  Elementary Swimming Program 12 – 3 pm

Mar 8                  Elementary Swimming Program 12 – 3 pm

Mar 11                Pizza & Pops Music Concert 5:30 pm

Mar 13                Elementary Swimming Program 12 – 3 pm

Mar 15                Elementary Swimming Program 12 – 3 pm

Mar 16                End of Term 2 Elementary

Mar 20               Constituency Meeting 7 pm

Mar 20                Elementary Report Cards

Mar 21               Glenbow Museum Field Trip, Grades 4 & 5

Mar 21                Field Trip to City Hall, Grade 6

Mar 22               Elementary Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8 pm

Mar 23               Last day of Classes, Spring Break Begins

Apr 9                    Classes Resume

 

Chaplain’s Message:

Meow Meow

My family has two cats at home – Meow Meow and Daisy. While they are both cats, they have some distinctive differences. Meow Meow is old, has long hair, dislikes children, and disappears for much of the day (probably sleeping under a bed). Daisy, on the other hand, is young, has short hair, tolerates children, and is out and about in the house much more than Meow Meow.

Daisy

If you look at a group of people, you can see that we are kind of like Meow Meow and Daisy in that we are each unique and different. While we may have a lot in common with some people, there are no two humans who are exactly the same. God has created humans with variety and differences. Some things that you are good at doing, I might be terrible at doing, and vice versa. Let us take time to celebrate this variety and creativity with which God has created each of us!

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.” (1 Corinthians 12:4-6 NLT)

Pastor Brent
Chaplain
Chinook Winds Adventist Academy