CWAA CHARACTER VALUE FOR MAY: During the month of May we are focusing on the character of God – Truthfulness. “Tell each other the truth because we all belong to each other in the same body.” Ephesians 4:25
CWAA STAR: The CWAA Student Association’s annual Talent Show “STAR” will be held tomorrow Wednesday, May 25th from 12:20 pm to 1:40 pm. All are welcome to join us!
GRADE 12 GRADUATION THIS WEEKEND: Consecration Service – Sabbath, May 28th at 6 pm; Commencement Address – Sunday May 29th at 12 Noon. Please plan to join us for these special occasions in celebration of our Grade 12 students’ achievements and success!
VESPERS AND BAPTISM SERVICE: Plan now to attend a special time of worship and commitment at CWAA on Friday evening, June 3rd, starting at 6:30 PM. Come and support our students as they follow Jesus by being baptized!
KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE AT CWAA: Do you have a family friend who is looking for a purposeful and play-based Kindergarten program filled with interactive, imaginative, experimental, explorative and Christ-centered learning?! Invite your friend(s) to CWAA’s Kindergarten Open House on Friday, June 10 from 9 am – 12 pm! (NOTE: Families that are instrumental in bringing a new family to CWAA will receive a $250 tuition discount per newly enrolled family!) Please watch for a brochure to be sent home with your child to invite a friend! Alternatively, the attached brochure may be shared by email with any interested friend!
STAFF ADDITION FOR THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR: We are pleased to report that two new staff members have been hired for the 2016-17 school year: Mr. Marc Andrade will be our new Bible 7-12 teacher and Ms. Samantha Dingman will be our new Lower Elementary / French 4-6 teacher. Mr. Andrade comes to us from Burman University, where he recently completed two Bachelor degrees (in Religious Studies and Secondary Education). Ms. Dingman comes to us from Montreal where she has been a lower elementary teacher at Greaves Seventh-day Adventist Academy for the past 5 years. We are excited that God has provided us with these two awesome teachers for the next school year!
FUNDSCRIP MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER: Please remember to support our FundScrip mission trip fundraiser. Buy gift cards at face value for the grocery stores, gas stations, clothing stores, and restaurants that you normally visit. FundScrip pays 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 Mission Trip to Bolivia. Please turn your orders in to the CWAA office with cash or cheque payment by Monday, May 30. You will receive your gift cards within about 1 week after that date. To access the order form, go to http://missiontrip.cwaa.net/fundraising/ and click the “FundScrip Order Form” button near the bottom of the page.
GRADE 9 FUNDRAISER: “Sweet Treats” for sale on Tuesdays to Elementary students at lunchtime and to Secondary students on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Prices are based on items available and are usually priced between $0.50 and $1.00. Thank you for your support!
PRAYING PARENTS: Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. in the school lobby. Plan to join this group who set aside this weekly time to pray for our school. All are welcome!
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
May 25 CWAA Star Talent Show 12:20 – 1:40 pm
May 26 Grades 1- 4 Heritage Park Field Trip 9 am – 3 pm
May 27 Grade 11 Calaway Park Field Trip
May 28 Grade 12 Graduation Consecration Service 6 pm
May 29 Grade 12 Graduation Commencement Address 12 pm
May 30 Kindergarten Graduation 4:30 pm
May 29 – June 1 Grades 5 & 6 Outdoor Education School Bowden, AB
June 2 K-12 Spring Concert 7 pm
June 3 Spring Vespers & Baptism Service 6:30 pm
June 4 Jr/Sr High Concert Choir at Calgary Maranatha SDA Church
June 8 Gr 10 Spanish Restaurant Field Trip 12:10-1:40 pm
June 8 Grade 6 Graduation 6:30 pm
June 9 Kindergarten Calgary Zoo Field Trip 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
June 9 Grade 9 Graduation – Banquet 7:00 pm, Ceremony 8:00 pm
June 10 Kindergarten Open House 9 am – 12 noon
June 12 Elegant Design Uniform Sales at CWAA 12 – 5 pm
June 13 Elegant Design Uniform Sales at CWAA 1 – 6 pm
June 17 Praise & Prayer Service @ CWAA 7 pm
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
“But Joseph refused. ‘Look,’ he told her, ‘my master trusts me with everything in his entire household. No one here has more authority than I do. He has held back nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How could I do such a wicked thing? It would be a great sin against God.’” (Genesis 39:8-9 NLT).
When Potiphar’s wife tempted Joseph, He chose to be faithful to both his master and to His God! But Joseph’s faithfulness was not a guarantee that his life would always be easy. In spite of his faithfulness, he faced challenges in his life – he had been sold as a slave by his brothers, he was falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife and jailed. He was seemingly forgotten for 2 years by the king’s cup-bearer. But later, Joseph was able to look back and acknowledge that God had a plan for good:
“But don’t be upset, and don’t be angry with yourselves for selling me to this place. It was God who sent me here ahead of you to preserve your lives. This famine that has ravaged the land for two years will last five more years, and there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. God has sent me ahead of you to keep you and your families alive and to preserve many survivors. So it was God who sent me here, not you! And he is the one who made me an adviser to Pharaoh—the manager of his entire palace and the governor of all Egypt.” (Genesis 45:5-8 NLT).
As we seek to live a life of faithfulness to God and humanity, may we remember that it was God who was faithful first. He has been faithful in our past. He is faithful today. He will continue to be faithful in the future. No matter the challenges and difficulties that we face, may we remember that God is faithful through everything. May we trust that even when we don’t understand why difficult things are happening, that God has a plan for good! May we reflect faithfulness in our own lives!
Chinook Winds Adventist Academy