2015-2016 CWAA REGISTRATION CONTINUES: Thank you to all parents who have already submitted Re-Registration packages. If you have any questions about the application or application process, please do not hesitate to contact the office. Please have your registration package filled out and returned together with registration payment to the school office by Friday, March 27.
GRADE 9 CLASS YEAR END CELEBRATION FUNDRAISER: On Tuesday, March 17 the Grade 9 class will be selling “Baked Goods & Frozen Treats” for prices of $0.25 to $1.50 depending on the treat. The Grade 9’s will be selling every Tuesday to the Elementary and every Tuesday & Thursday to the Jr. & Sr. High students. This will help the class raise funds for their Year End Celebration. Please support them and enjoy a treat!
ELEMENTARY PARENT/STUDENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: Grades K-6 parents, we are excited to present to you an evening of Conferences with our teachers on Thursday, March 19 from 4-8 p.m. The purpose of these Conferences will be to provide time for parents & students to engage in meaningful discussions with teachers about learning successes and future goals. We look forward to seeing you here! Please contact the office at 403-286-5686 or e-mail email@example.com to schedule your 15-minute appointment to meet with each of your child’s teachers.
CWAA’S FRIEND DAY: This Friday, March 20, 2015, we will be hosting our annual Friend Day! Last year this event was a great success in providing an opportunity for students not attending CWAA to share an authentic experience at our school. CWAA students who bring a friend must fill out a registration form and submit this to the school office by Wednesday, March 18. Friend Day will begin at 8:30 and end at 1:20 p.m. Please encourage your children to bring a friend to CWAA Friend Day!
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CWAA GETS DIRTY! ALL parents are invited to join our students and staff in a fantastic community service opportunity at GROW CALGARY! On Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 12 our students & staff will be given the opportunity to spend two hours helping “Grow Calgary” plant seeds, water & weed! Grow Calgary is Canada’s largest urban agricultural farm located right down the road from us (behind the big parking lot beside the Victory Bible College)! The goal of Grow Calgary is to plant and grow fresh produce for the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank to ensure all Calgarians have access to healthy, local food. This year Grow Calgary has a goal of planting 5-6 million seeds this season, starting in May so our volunteer time will be useful in helping Grow Calgary reach their goal this year! We will be the first school group to come this year! (For more information about Grow Calgary, you can visit www.growcalgary.ca/.) Our proposed schedule for our students/staff/parents is as follows: Monday, May 11, Grades 7-9 from 10:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m. and Grades K-3 students from 12:50 – 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, Grades 10-12 from 10:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m. and Grades 4-6 students from 12:50 – 3:10 p.m. Students/staff/parent volunteers will be transported to/from the community garden by bus. If you would like to volunteer with your child’s teachers, please let us know! We will need parent volunteers for this community service to ensure we meet our 1:8 adult/student ratio. Parents with young siblings are also welcome to come! Come out on May 11 & 12 and get your hands dirty in God’s great soil and make a huge difference!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information!
SECONDARY WEEK OF PRAYER: Secondary students here at CWAA had the privilege of participating in a week of prayer last week. Since last week was a four day school week, we had four week of prayer programs. Each day, one of the students from the Preaching and Worship Leadership Class gave the talk. Moises on Tuesday, Boris on Wednesday, Cesar on Thursday and Felicia on Friday. It was great to hear some of our own students sharing from God’s word! The worship songs were led by Grade 8 students on one day, Grade 11 students on another, and by members of the Worship Music Team on the other two days. Students also had the opportunity to participate in several prayer activities throughout the week. On Friday, students were given pieces of paper with several options that they could check off related to things like prayer, spirituality, and being baptized. Three students indicated that they would like to be baptized. Approximately 16 students indicated that they would like to study the Bible. Praise the Lord for working on the hearts of our students! Please keep our school in your prayers as we seek to point students to a living relationship with Jesus!
MISSION TRIP COMMISIONING: The 2015 CWAA Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic is just around the corner! We fly out early on the morning of March 29 and return on April 9. I want to extend a special invitation to our CWAA family to participate in our trip preparation in a very special way. This Sunday afternoon (March 22) there will be a special time of commissioning here at CWAA from 5 PM to 6 PM. You are invited to stop by the school for that hour to join in a time of prayer and celebration for what God will do in the lives of our mission trip team members during the trip. Even if you don’t have a student going on the trip, plan to be here to show your support!
FINAL MISSION TRIP TRAINING MEETING: The final mission trip training meeting will take place this Sunday (March 22) from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM. This is a MANDATORY MEETING FOR ALL MISSION TRIP STUDENTS!
OLD LUGGAGE PIECES FOR MISSION TRIP: Do you have old luggage pieces taking up space in your home? Would you be willing to donate or loan suitcases/duffel bags to CWAA to be used for hauling mission trip supplies to the Dominican Republic? Please contact Pastor Brent Wilson if you are interested in helping the school out in this way.
MARCH CONSTITUENCY MEETING POSTPONED TO APRIL 21
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Mar 16 School Board Meeting 7 pm
Mar 17 CWAA Constituency Meeting POSTPONED until April 21
Mar 18 Grades 7 & 8 Field Trip to Telus Spark Science Centre 8:40 am – 3:15 pm
Mar 18 Grades 9-12 Field Trip to Theatre Calgary 10:15 am – 3:15 pm
Mar 18 Elementary Report Cards sent home
Mar 19 Hot Lunch (Jelly Modern Doughnuts)
Mar 19 Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences 4 – 8 pm)
Mar 20 CWAA Friend Day
Mar 21 Seek and Serve 10 am
Mar 23 Grades 4 & 5 Field Trip to Glenbow Museum
Mar 24 Final Vaccinations for Grades 5 and 9
Mar 27 Last Day of Classes – Spring Break
Mar 29-Apr 9 Mission Trip to Dominican Republic
Apr 13 Classes Resume
Apr 21 CWAA Constituency Meeting 7 pm
HOT LUNCHES: Go on-line and order at https://www.healthyhunger.ca. Orders must be received 5 days prior to lunch date. Upcoming dates are: March 19, April 23, May 7, May 21, June 4
CHOIR APPOINTMENTS: April 25 Calgary Central SDA Church
May 9 Northwinds SDA Church
A theme that seemed to show up in many of the student sermons during our secondary week of prayer last week was the idea that even during challenging times, we can praise God. Do you believe that? The next time it seems like everything is going wrong for you, are you willing to take a little time out to praise and worship God for who He is?
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:35-39 ESV).
Pastor Brent Wilson