CWAA Breeze Newsletter October 16-20, 2017

Principal’s Message:

Christ Remains

There’s an old song I came across this weekend called Christ Remains by Phil Driscoll (www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfFt8QJkjIY). I recall this song being very important to me while passing through a painful time a number of years ago. The words served as an anchor at the time – to give me hope that Christ was steadfast through uncertainty and turmoil. The lyrics go like this:

When dreams are rudely shattered and plans are torn apart

And I’m left to try to gather the fragments of my heart

In the darkness hope is there, shining like a flame

Christ remains, Christ remains

 

My provider, my protector always watching over me

My comforter my counselor, He/You is all I need

A constant in the chaos, a source of strength unchanged

Every day the same

Christ remains, Christ remains

 

When silence steals my prayers and I feel all alone

As the valley of the shadow claims the dearest ones I’ve known

Then I crawl toward my refuge, a shelter in each pain

Christ remains, Christ remains

 

There are so many experiences that we pass through on this side of heaven which cause us to question and fear the future. We are all faced with uncertainty and pain, with situations in which we cannot control. Right now at our school one of our dearest teachers, Mr. Fowler, is passing through an excruciatingly painful time as he walks alongside his wife, Shelda as she is dying from cancer. There are countless other students, staff and parents who are facing physical, emotional and spiritual trauma or grief – and looking for an anchor, someone to hold on to – someone who is unchangeable and dependable. That person is Jesus Christ. Praise Jesus that He is our rock – our safe place, our fortress and deliverer. Praise God that we can take refuge and be shielded from hopelessness.

Praise God that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever”! (Hebrews 13:8)

Lara Melashenko

Principal

Chinook Winds Adventist Academy

PICTURE DAY: Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 17 is picture day for all students at the school.   Remember to wear your chapel uniform for the pictures.

CWAA ADOPTS GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION: To align with the technology goals of the Department of Education, Alberta Conference of SDA, CWAA has provided students with Google Apps for Education accounts. Google Apps for Education includes free, web-based programs like email, document creation tools, shared calendars, and collaboration tools. This service is available through an agreement between Google and the Alberta Conference of SDA Education Department. Google Apps for Education runs on an Internet domain purchased and owned by the school district and is intended for educational use. Your student’s teachers will be using Google Apps for lessons, assignments, and communication. Google Apps for Education is free of advertisement and information stored there, including student information, is safely managed by CWAA. Google Apps for Education is also available at home, the library, or anywhere with Internet access. For more information, please read the letter by opening the button below.

Google Apps for Education Information

PRAYING PARENTS: Praying parents will meet this week on Thursday, October 19. Come join us as we pray for our school, our teachers, our students and our families after morning drop off in the lobby.

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:        

Oct 16                School Board Meeting 7 pm

Oct 17                Picture Day

Oct 17                Elementary Chapel (School Nurse – Good Hygiene)

Oct 19-22            Junior High CASA Flag Football Tournament, Kelowna

Oct 20                Nursing Home Visit Grades 1 & 3 (9:30-11:30 am)

Oct 22-23            Burman Experience (Grade 12’s)

Oct 26                Grade 10 War Memorial Trip to Peace Bridge (12:50 – 3 pm)

Oct 27                 Food Bank Friday

Nov 3-5                Junior High FCA Volleyball Tournament (Lacombe CHCS)

Nov 7                  Picture Retake Day

Nov 9                  End of Term 1 Secondary

Nov 10                 No School K – 12 (Organizational Day for Teachers)

Nov 13-17            Anti-Bullying Week

Nov 14                 Secondary Report Cards

Nov 16                 Secondary Parent /Teacher Interviews (4-8 pm)

Nov 16-19            Senior High Volleyball Northern Classic Tournament (Burman U)

Nov 17                 Nursing Home Visit Grades 2 & 4 (9:30-11:30)

Nov 17                 Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Deadline

Nov 20                 School Board Meeting 7 pm

Nov 21                 Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Grades 1-4

Nov 24                 End of Term 1 Elementary

Nov 25                 Fall Fun Fest 7 pm

Nov 28                 Elementary Report Cards

Nov 29                 Youth Link Forensics Lab Grade 6

Nov 30                 Elementary Parent/Teacher Interviews (4-8 pm)

 

Chaplain’s Message:

It is that time of year again when our CWAA school family has the opportunity to participate in packing Operation Christmas Child boxes for kids in underprivileged parts of the world! Do you want to play a part in making a kid’s year more bright? Join us in packing a box (or multiple boxes) for this special project! I want to see if the CWAA school family can pack 225 boxes this year. If you would like some boxes, please contact Pastor Brent Wilson. Some classes will probably pack boxes as a class activity. Some families will want to take boxes home to pack as a family. Please get your boxes turned in by Friday, November 17, 2017. This is another great opportunity to be Servants of Life!

“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’” (Matthew 25:40, NLT)

Pastor Brent

Chaplain

Chinook Winds Adventist Academy