SCHOOL PARKING: Parents please do not park in the Bus Loading Zone before 9 am in the morning and after 2:30 in the afternoon.
SPIRIT WEEK: This week, November 17-21, has been designated by CWAA’s Student Association as Spirit Week with the following themes for each day. School dress code and standards are to be followed during Spirit Week. Classes with the most participation will be awarded prizes.
Tuesday — Crazy Hair Day
Wednesday — Cultural Day
Thursday — History/Imitation Day (a historical figure)
Friday — Class Theme Day & Class Challenge Activities
FALL FUN FEST 2014: Fall Fun Fest will be this Saturday evening, November 22 from 7 – 10 pm! Chinook Wind’s annual Fall Fun Fest will be an enjoyable evening of fellowship, food, fun and games … if you wish to have a booth please contact the school office at 403-286-5686 as there’s room available. Please note there is no kitchen facility at CWAA for food preparation so all food booths must plan with this in mind.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: CWAA is participating in Operation Christmas Child this year. OCC is a project run by Samaritan’s Purse that shares the love of Jesus with underprivileged children in the world by giving them shoeboxes packed with gifts. The goal here at CWAA is to collect 200 filled shoeboxes by this Friday, Nov 21. If you would like to fill one or more shoeboxes to help us reach our goal, please get a box from Pastor Brent Wilson. For more information about this project, visit http://www.samaritanspurse.ca/operation-christmas-child.aspx#.VFfP8odaSDo.
POINSETTIA FUND RAISER: Poinsettia plants can be ordered for Christmas! Average plant sizes are 14-16” in height and come in the colors of red, pink and white. They make wonderful gifts and are beautiful for seasonal decorations. The cost is $13 each and proceeds will help CWAA’s mission trip to Dominican Republic. Orders are due on Monday, November 24 with delivery on December 3, 2014. Click the button below to access the order form.
CITRUS FRUITS (SECOND ORDER): Make sure to place your order for tasty citrus fruit and support the 2015 CWAA Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic! Orders should be turned in with payment to the CWAA office by 12 noon on Monday, December 1. The fruit will be scheduled to arrive sometime between December 11 to 14. Click the button below to access the order form.
ELEMENTARY PARENT/STUDENT CONFERENCES: Grades K-6 Parents, we are excited to present to you an evening of Conferences with our teachers on Tuesday, December 9 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your 15-minute appointment to meet with each of your child’s teachers during the hours of 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm and 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm on December 9.
CALGARY FLAMES STUDENT NIGHT: Tuesday, December 2 at 7 pm Flames vs Arizona Coyotes at the Saddledome. Cost is $35 a ticket for student or adult. $10 from each ticket sold will be donated to the school as a Fundraising initiative. Deadline to order and pay for a ticket is Wednesday, November 26. Contact Mr. Fowler at email@example.com
PARKING LOT RENOVATIONS: City Wide Excavating is scheduled to be at our school on Wednesday, November 26 (weather permitting of course) to remove the current asphalt on our driveway and prepare the base and install gravel. Once the base and gravel are in place, the road will be accessible (like a gravel road). City Wide Excavating will complete the base prep/gravel project in two weeks of the start date. In the spring, once the snow melts, the road (and the square gravel patches in our parking lot) will be paved and parking curbs will be installed. We praise God for His continued care and direction in our school as we continue to work towards school-wide improvement. We want to thank all parents and staff for their patience during the slow pace renovation process to our parking lot!
CWAA PARENT SEMINAR: On Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., CWAA will be hosting a parent seminar entitled “Setting Healthy Boundaries with Children and Empowering Children and Parents to Address Issues Related to Child Sexual Abuse” by the Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse.” Presenter Montana Cameron, Sexual Assault Worker/Educator, will be providing parents with information concerning the issues of child sexual abuse, indicators of sexual abuse, how to talk to their children about abuse and how to respond to disclosures. Montana Cameron will also be presenting information on the elementary program entitled “Who Do You Tell?” as CWAA will be engaging Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse to speak to our Elementary students about setting healthy boundaries in relationships and issues regarding sexual abuse.
SHOES FOR ORPHANS: If you have shoes that are in good condition and would like to donate them to this worthy cause please send them to the school before Moonday, December 1. These shoes will be sent to International Children’s Care to be delivered to the orphaned children in time for Christmas. Any questions contact Marilyn Kelloway or Juana Galdamez at the school 403-286-5686.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Nov 17-21 Spirit Week
Nov 20 Kindergarten & Grade 9 Valley Ridge Fire Station Trip 9:45 – 11:30 am
Nov 22 Fall Fun Fest 7 – 10 pm
Nov 24 Grades 5 & 9 Vaccinations with School Nurse
Nov 25 Picture Retakes
Nov 27 Parent/Teacher Seminar: Child Sexual Abuse 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Nov 27 Elementary Skating Day at Crowchild Twin Arena 1 pm – 2:45 pm
Nov 28 End of Term 1 Elementary
Dec 2 Flames vs Arizona Coyotes Hockey Game
Dec 5 Elementary Report Cards Sent Home
Dec 9 Elementary Parent/Student-led Conference 4-8 pm
Dec 11 Christmas Concert
Dec 12 CWAA Christmas Choir & Band Concert at Covenant Nursing Home 7 pm
Dec 15 School Board Meeting 7 pm
Dec 19 Last Day of Classes-Christmas Break
Jan 5 Classes Resume for Students
“Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed;
he will answer him from his holy heaven
with the saving might of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They collapse and fall,
but we rise and stand upright.”
(Psalm 20:6-8 ESV).
May you put your trust in the Lord today!
Pastor Brent Wilson