We have a busy month planned: week of prayer, anti-bullying awareness, Remembrance Day assembly, curriculum field trips, skating trips, athletic trips, secondary report cards, parent-teacher interviews, new program for Grade 1 (Roots of Empathy), high school career fair, seek & serve Sabbath, Fall Fun Fest, etc.! Many hours of planning will go into each and every one of these events. As we plan each event, we will be inviting God into every aspect of our planning.
It’s incredibly important to pray the right things over the plans that we make. The Word of God tells us in Proverbs 16:9: “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” While it’s important that we take time to carefully devise a plan, we must also pray that God will direct each of our steps. Sometimes the steps that God directs aren’t even in our original plan. However, we can trust that He always knows best. And even when our plans change or the steps we take to achieve our plan are unexpected, God always brings all things together for His good! Check out the following important Scriptures that give us insight into how we can ask God to guide our plans:
- Proverbs 21:5: “Plan carefully and you will have plenty; if you act too quickly, you will never have enough.”
- Mark 11:24: “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
- Psalms 37:4: “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
Have a wonderful November!
In His Service,
FUNDSCRIP GIFT CARD MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER: March 2017 may sound like a long time from now. But it will go by fast! Plans are already being made for the 2017 CWAA Mission Trip. While we are not quit ready to share many of the specific details of the trip at this time, it is certainly a great time for students to begin fundraising! Our primary fundraiser is going to be selling gift cards through FundScrip. Basically, we sell gift cards at face value and then receive a percentage of that amount back from FundScrip to go toward the mission trip. You can buy the gift cards to use for your normal everyday purchases (groceries, gas, home repair stuff, clothing, eating out, etc.). It doesn’t have to cost you any extra, you simply need to plan ahead by purchasing gift cards ahead of time. Gifts cards also make great gifts! Order forms are available. Our first group order will be placed on Monday, November 9. So get your orders turned in to the CWAA office! You can pay by cash or cheque made out to Chinook Winds Adventist Academy. You also have the option of ordering gift cards online – so you can even let friends and relatives living in other parts of Canada know about this great opportunity! For more information about this fundraiser and to access the order form, click the FundScrip Logo below to go to missiontrip.cwaa.net/fundraising/.
CWAA OCTOBER CHARACTER VALUE: Protect Others
“But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, so that those who love your name may exult in you.” Psalm 5:11
CWAA REPORT CARDS AND PARENT – TEACHER INTERVIEWS: Following is the schedule for your child’s report card and when Parent – Teacher Interviews are going to be held. Please contact the school office to schedule a time to meet with your child’s teachers by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 403-286-5686.
Grade 7 – Grade 12
November 10 Report Cards will be sent home
November 12 Parent-Teacher Interviews held from 4 pm – 8 pm
Kindergarten – Grade 6
December 1 Report Cards will be sent home
December 3 Parent-Teacher Interviews held from 4 pm – 8 pm
CWAA FALL FUN FEST: Plan now to come out to the school for good food, fun and games on the evening of November 21st. Fun Fest will be from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Bring family and friends … see you there! If you would like to have a booth at Fun Fest please open the button below for an application form.
ANNUAL POINSETTIA FUNDRAISER: Poinsettia plants can be ordered for Christmas! These make wonderful gifts and are beautiful for seasonal decoration. The Grade 12 class is fundraising for their Educational trip in the Spring. Wreaths and planters are also available this year. Order forms to be submitted by November 23 and delivery date is December 2. See the attached button for the order form prices and varieties.
PRAYING PARENTS: Praying Parents will meet this Thursday morning at 8:45 a.m. in the lobby. All are welcome for a time of praise and prayer.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Nov 5 K – Grade 5 Field Trip to Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller
Nov 6 End of Term 1 For Secondary Students
Nov 9 Grade 10 – 12 Field Trip to Rosebud Theatre
Nov 10 Picture Retake Day
Nov 10 Remembrance Day Combined Chapel, Speaker Terry Afflick
Nov 10 Secondary Report Cards sent home
Nov 11 Remembrance Day (No School)
Nov 12 Secondary Parent Teacher Interviews (4-8 p.m.)
Nov 13-15 Grades 5 – 9 FCA Volleyball Tournament, Edmonton
Nov 16 School Board Meeting 7 p.m.
Nov 19 Grades 9-12 Career Fair in CWAA Gymnasium 1 – 3 p.m.
Nov 16-20 Week in Spiritual Emphasis (WISE) Alan Perez
Nov 21 CWAA Seek and Serve Sabbath
Nov 21 Fall Fun Fest 6 – 9 pm
Nov 23-27 Anti-Bullying Awareness Week
Nov 26 K – Grade 6 Skating at Crowfoot Twin Arena
Nov 26 – 29 Senior High Volleyball Tournament / BU Days
Nov 27 End of Term 1 Elementary
Nov 30 Teacher Professional Day (No School)
Dec 1 Elementary Report Cards Sent Home
Dec 2 Grades 5 & 9 Vaccinations
Dec 3 Elementary Parent Teacher Interviews (4-8 p.m.)
Dec 3 Physics 30 Trip to Rothney Astrophysical Observatory
As winter draws closer, we are beginning to get some snow here in Calgary. Snow is amazingly white. It covers a lot of ugliness on the ground and makes it look clean and beautiful. That is kind of like what God’s grace does for us. “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” (Isaiah 1:18 ESV). What better time than now to ask God to make us white like snow so that we can reflect the pure love of God to those around us!
Pastor Brent Wilson