CWAA Breeze Newsletter October 2-6, 2017

Principal’s Message:

GOD INHABITS PRAISE!

Do you have a problem that you can’t solve? Do you struggle with feelings of helplessness or despair because of a specific unresolved problem? 2 Chronicles 20:1-20 tells the story of a problem that King Jehoshaphat encountered. In his fear and despair, Jehoshaphat began to fast and pray over his problem saying “God, we do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.” Jehoshaphat demonstrated unwavering confidence and trust in God’s ability to solve his problems. In return, God told Jehoshaphat, “Do not be afraid or discouraged. You will not fight this battle, I WILL! This is my war, not yours.. STAND STILL.. and watch my saving work for you. Don’t be afraid, don’t waver… I am with you.” When King Jehoshaphat and his people heard God’s comforting promise, they immediately moved into a posture of praise! They praised, not because their problem had yet been solved, but because they trusted that God would indeed follow through on His promise to deliver them! While our lives may not be threatened with King Jehoshaphat’s problems, as people living on a sinful planet, we are frequently bombarded with unpredictable and difficult problems that we cannot solve. Regardless of what we do, we cannot stop hard times from coming upon us. And yet, just like Jehoshaphat, we can pray the words, “We do not know what to do but our eyes are on You.” And in-between the prayer and the victory, we can stand still and praise because “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” and He invites us to “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalms 46:1, 10)

Praise God that He cares enough about us individually, to take on our problems & provide us with victory in His time and in His way!

Lara Melashenko

Principal

Chinook Winds Adventist Academy

 

PARKING LOT NOTICE: Our parking is a busy place this year! With our increase in enrollment (from 188 last year to 205 this year!) and increase in the number of students driving to school, we are experiencing an increase in traffic volume in the morning and afternoon. As such, we are seeking your help!

To help keep everyone safe and provide a safe and orderly arrival and departure, we are asking all parents and students to abide by the following procedures:

1. Use the sidewalk and cross-walk when crossing the road. Please do not walk on marked bus zones and do not walk in-between buses.

2.  Always yield to buses.

3. Do not park in bus drop-off zones – 8:15 – 8:45 am, 3:00 – 3:45 pm. When dropping off/picking up, please park, then come and find your child.

4. Do not stop in the middle of the road or in the bus zone to drop off or load your child.

5. BUS STUDENTS:

  • Go to your buses immediately after school.
  • Buses will depart promptly at 3:25 pm (M-Th) & 1:30 pm (F). Buses will not wait for late students.
  • No eating on the bus.

Thank you for helping us keep our parking lot a safe zone!

SECONDARY DAY OFF SCHOOL: All Secondary Students, Grade 7 to 12 will have a day off school this Friday, October 6th.

COBB’S ADVENTURE PARK & CORN MAZE (Junior Kindergarten-Grade 4): On Thursday, October 5th, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, 3 & 4 will be going on a field trip to Cobb’s Corn Maze. This is an outdoor activity for the entire day so students are allowed to dress casually and should dress weather appropriately. Students need to bring a water bottle and a sack lunch that does not need to be heated. Parent Volunteers are still needed. Remember that volunteers are required to have an up to date police check submitted to the office. Please notify your child’s homeroom teacher if you’re able to come.

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT FUNDRAISER – ADMAZING COUPON BOOKS: DEAD LINE HAS PASSED. Please return money from sales or any unsold books to the office as soon as possible. Thank you!

HOT LUNCH OCTOBER 16: Monday, October 16 is Hot Lunch with the menu being Veggie Balls with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Corn, Cake and Juice. The cost of the hot meal will be $7.00 and the cost of the drink will be $1.00. Order forms will be distributed to home room teachers later in the week or you can access one by clicking on the button below.  If you’re able to help on this date and have a current police check on file please email Mrs. Elias directly at eliasritajoyce@nullgmail.com or text her at 403-830-8640.

Hot Lunch Order Form - October 16

PRAYING PARENTS: Praying parents are meeting Thursday, October 5, after morning drop off in the lobby. Please come and join us!

PARENT SEMINAR SLIDES: On the evening of September 14, 2017, Joel Melashenko presented a parent seminar on the topic of “Managing Technology With Your Children.” The slides from that seminar are now available on the school website: http://cwaa.net/information/news/resources/managingtechnology/.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:      

Oct. 3-5              Gr 7-9 Outdoor Education School

Oct. 5                Cobbs Corn Maze (JK – Gr 4)

Oct. 6                Grades 7-12 No School

Oct. 9                Thanksgiving Day (No School)

Oct  11               Grade 12 Trip to Gimbel Eye Centre (10 am – 12 pm)

Oct  12               Fashions Options Trip to Fabricland Northland Mall (12:10-1:40 pm)

Oct. 16               School Board Meeting 7 pm

Oct. 17               Picture Day

Oct. 17               Elementary Chapel (School Nurse presentation)

Oct. 19-22           JH CASA Flag Football Tournament, Kelowna

Oct. 20               Nursing Home Visit Grades 1 & 3, 9:30-11:30 am

Oct. 22-24           Burman Experience (Grade 12’s)

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

Nov. 3-5              JH FCA Volleyball Tournament (Lacombe CHCS)

Nov 7                  Picture Retake Day

 

Chaplain’s Message:

A HUGE “Thank You” to all those who helped make the 2017 CWAA Terry Fox School Run a success! On Thursday, we had beautiful weather and amazing fall colours. After gathering behind our school building and writing names of people affected by cancer on sticky tags, students were given some information about the route they would be traveling. A guest (Holly), who has personally dealt with cancer, shared some inspiring words with our school family. After some stretches, led by two of our Grade 11 students, the run began! At least one student made it around the loop four times! The fundraising goal for this event was $2500. Currently, over $2592 has been raised by the CWAA family for the Terry Fox Foundation!

The Terry Fox Run was an opportunity for us to live out our spiritual theme for this school year – Servants of Life. May all of us be on the lookout for ways that we can help others in need. It won’t always be in a large, exciting, organized event like a Terry Fox Run. But we come into contact with people almost every day to whom we can be Servants of Life! May God open our eyes and ears to the needs around us. May He give us courage, sympathy and humility as we serve in His name!

Pastor Brent

Chaplain

Chinook Winds Adventist Academy

 

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