It’s not over yet is it?
This year has passed by at an incredibly fast and furious pace! I can hardly conceive that it’s nearing the end of June. I look back over the year and marvel at all that has occurred – and quickly assess the major milestone we achieved as teachers and parents. Together we educated 197 students for 185 days, traveled to numerous destinations, joined hands with our churches and many communities to reach souls for Jesus, graduated our treasured groups of students, baptized precious students. There are too many high points to even count.
As a staff we have cherished the opportunity to love, pray with, laugh with, sing with, play with, learn with, and disciple your children. We thank you for the opportunity to establish relationships with your children for the purpose of educating them. Through this year it has been our consistent and fervent prayer that through our interactions with your children, they will have seen Jesus in us and be drawn closer to Him. This is our most important aim and goal and we pray this will have been achieved.
As we part for the summer, I would like to say, on behalf of the Staff and School Board of CWAA, thank you for giving us the opportunity to educate and love your children. For those families whose children will be relocating to different cities and schools, we wish you God”s richest blessings and guidance! And for those families whose children will be returning, we cherish the opportunity to join with you in 2016-2017 for another year of building God’s kingdom. May it be each of our prayer that we keep the bond of peace between us. “Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.” Colossians 3:15-17
Have a fantastic summer!
CWAA CHARACTER VALUE FOR JUNE: During the month of June we are focusing on the character of God – Patience. “Let your patience show itself perfectly in what you do. Then you will be perfect and complete. You will have everything you need.” James 1:4
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS: Thursday, June 23rd is the last day of school. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon.
- Elementary: Report cards will be sent home with the students on the last day of school, Thursday, June 23.
- Secondary: Report cards will be handed out at their award ceremony on Friday evening, June 24 at 7 p.m.
YEAR END CEREMONIES: Come out and support our student achievement!
- Grades 1-6 – Thursday, June 23 at 7:00 pm. At this awards ceremony we will be delivering character awards such as: Christ-like Character, Citizenship, Most Improved, PE, Music, etc. Academic honor awards will be delivered only for Grades 5-6 (Principal’s List, Honor with Distinction and Honors) (We have eliminated the Top 3 Academic Awards for Grades 1-4 students).
- Grades 7-12 – Friday, June 24 at 7:00 pm – At this awards ceremony we will be delivering Academic honor awards (Principal’s List, Honor with Distinction and Honors, highest subject awards) for Grades 7-12 and character and participation awards such as Christ-like Character, Citizenship, Most Improved, PE, Music, etc. Report Cards will be released at this awards ceremony and will be mailed home for those students who are not able to attend.
CLEANING BEE: Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 9 am – 12 pm. Come out and help prepare our school for our students to arrive on their first day of school Thursday, September 1! Come help set up desks, distribute supplies, prepare our laptop carts, prepare our flower beds, unpack our new kitchen, etc.! Mark your calendars and come share in the excitement!
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Thursday, September 1, 8:30 am – 12 pm. Parents, come and meet your child’s teachers, meet the administrative staff, share in an exciting assembly, and enjoy some watermelon and cookies with our community! Regular uniform dress day for all students.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
June 20 School Board Meeting 7 pm
June 22 Grades 1 – 4 Calaway Park Field Trip 9 am – 3 pm
June 13 – 24 Secondary Final Exams
June 23 Elementary Last Day of School (Noon Dismissal)
June 23 Elementary Report Cards & Awards Ceremony 7 pm
June 24 Jr/Sr High Report Cards & Awards Ceremony 7 pm
The Spiritual theme here at Chinook Winds this school year has been “Be Still.” Psalm 46:10 says, ““Be still, and know that I am God!” (NLT). In what ways have you taken time to be still this school year? What are some ways that you will plan to be still during the summer to spend time getting to know God better? Let each of us make it a priority to grow in our relationship with Jesus this summer!
May each of you have a blessed and safe summer!
Chinook Winds Adventist Academy