CHARACTER VALUE OF THE MONTH: For the month of October the school is emphasizing the character value of Protecting Others.
CWAA PICTURE DAY: Mark your calendar as Tuesday, October 18th will be Picture Day at school!
ROOTS OF EMPATHY PROGRAM: Looking for “Roots of Empathy” family participant. Do you have a baby born between July 1 and August 15, 2016? CWAA is looking for 2 families with a young baby to participant in the Roots of Empathy program starting in October. The Roots of Empathy program connects a class with a baby in a structured and safe environment and allows interaction and observation of the baby to open conversations around empathy, emotional intelligence, communication, safety, etc. The baby and parent would need to be available to visit the classroom 9 times through the school year. Please contact Melanie Babbitt, Roots of Empathy Instructor, if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org
FUNDSCRIP MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER: Buy gift cards through CWAA at face value for many of 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 into the CWAA office with cash or cheque payment by MONDAY, OCTOBER 17th. You will receive your gift cards within about 1 week after that date. Click the button below to access the order form.FundScrip Order Form
CITRUS FRUIT COMING BACK TO CWAA: Do you enjoy juicy oranges and grapefruit? Do you want to support the 2017 CWAA Mission Trip? Get your citrus orders turned into the CWAA office by 4 PM on Monday, October 31. The fruit should arrive November 10th -13th . Click the button below to access an order form.Citrus Fruit Order Form
OKANAGAN APPLES & PEARS: There will be two more apple orders placed this fall: a Friday, October 21 order deadline for delivery October 24 to 28; and a Friday, November 4 order deadline for delivery November 7-11. Apple/Pear variety availability may change from order to order. Please watch for updated order forms … these will be added as a button on upcoming newsletters from CWAA and made available on Pastor Brent’s bulletin board. Thank you for your support of the 2017 CWAA Bolivia Mission Trip!Apple Order Form
FALL FUN FEST: Fun Fest will be held on Saturday night, November 5, from 7-9:30 pm in the school gymnasium. Come out to the school to enjoy good food and fun games. Contact the school office if you are interested in having a booth. An applications form is available on the button below. Plan to bring family and friends!FunFest Application
STUDENT ATTENDANCE: Please let the office know if your child will be absent from school for the day by emailing email@example.com or calling the school office at 403-286-5686. Your child’s attendance will be excused from record keeping done at the office (if you’re emailing the teacher please include the office email as well). Thanks for your help in this way!
PRAYING PARENTS: Please note that this Prayer group will not meet on short school weeks following a long-weekend. There will not be a meeting this Thursday, October 13th, and meetings will resume beginning next week. All are welcome to join this group as they meet for prayer on Thursday mornings in the school lobby.
2017 CWAA MISSION TRIP: The 2017 CWAA Mission Trip to Bolivia will take place from March 26 to April 6, 2017 (during CWAA Spring Break). This trip is open to all CWAA students in grades 10 to 12. A mission trip application is now available. Go to http://missiontrip.cwaa.net/application/ and click on the button to access it! The deadline for students to turn in their application is October 13th, 2016. Watch for an announcement regarding a parent information meeting. Click the button below to view the trip information sheet.Access Mission Trip Application
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Oct 13 ‘Who Do You Tell’ Program Begins
Oct 14 Discovery Days to U of C, Grade 12
Oct 15-17 Alberta Conference Wide Band Camp, Grades 6-9
Oct 17 School Board Meeting 7 pm
Oct 18 Picture Day
Oct 18 Fashions Field Trip to Fabricland, Options Class
Oct 22-24 Burman Experience, Grade 12
Oct 27 War Memorial Field Trip to Peace Bridge, Grade 10
Nov 1 Field Trip to Museum of the Regiments, Grade 9
Nov 3 Royal Tyrell Museum, Drumheller, Grades K-5 & Biology 20
Nov 4 End of Term 1 Secondary
Nov 5 Fall Fun Fest, 7 pm
Nov 8 Picture Retake Day
Nov 11 Remembrance Day (No school)
Nov 17 Secondary Parent/Teacher Interviews, 4-8 pm
Nov 18-20 Jr High FCA Volleyball Tournament
Nov 21 School Board Meeting 7 pm
Luke 17:11-19 tells the story of Jesus’ interaction with ten lepers:
“As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee and Samaria. As he entered a village there, ten lepers stood at a distance, crying out, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’
“He looked at them and said, ‘Go show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy.
“One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, ‘Praise God!’ He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan.
“Jesus asked, ‘Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?’ And Jesus said to the man, ‘Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you'” (Luke 17:11–19, NLT).
Here in Canada we just celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday this past weekend. Hopefully we had the opportunity over the long weekend to reflect on what we are thankful for. But what about the rest of the year? I hope that throughout the year we are more like the one healed leper who said “thank you” to Jesus, rather than the other nine who didn’t take the time to say “thanks.”