FOOD BANK FRIDAY: This Friday, October 31st is ‘Food Bank Friday’, a day in which students may wear casual attire (no uniforms). We ask each student and staff member to bring a non-perishable food item(s) to donate to our school food bank on Friday.
SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: “A great big thanks!” to all of our school volunteers. You really make a positive difference in the lives of our students and we do appreciate you! If you haven’t had opportunity to volunteer at CWAA recently we are urging you to consider joining us. CWAA requires that each volunteer have a police clearance letter on file. At this time we find our list of parents with record checks to be quite short and we are at risk of cancelling a number of upcoming trips due to this. If you’d like a letter to present at your local police station when applying for a criminal record check please call the school office to have this e-mailed to you. By submitting your receipt to the school office we’re happy to reimburse you for this expense. Thanks for supporting your school by becoming a volunteer!
HERITAGE PARK FIELD TRIP: The grade 1-4 classes are going to Heritage Park on Thursday, November 6th. Each class will be attending two workshops that are related to our social studies curriculum. Please return the attached permission slip by Monday November 3.
NO SCHOOL DATES – There is no school for all Elementary and Secondary students at Chinook Winds Academy on the following dates:
Monday, November 10 – Teachers have a Professional / Organizational Day
Tuesday, November 11 – Remembrance Day (School Holiday)
FALL FUN FEST 2014: Save the date for Saturday evening, November 8th, 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. Please note there is no kitchen facility at CWAA for food preparation so all food booths must plan with this in mind.
FOLLOWING STUDENT PROGRESS IN POWERSCHOOL: All parents (Grades 1 – 12) are encouraged to utilize our new on-line student information system, PowerSchool, to check their students current grades and attendance. Instructions on gaining access to PowerSchool was provided (sent home with your child) after our Curriculum Evening. If you have any questions regarding gaining access to or using PowerSchool please contact the school office at 403-286-5686.
CITRUS FRUIT: Make sure to place your order for tasty citrus fruit (Florida navel oranges, Ruby Red grapefruit and Tangerines) in support of the 2015 CWAA Mission Trip to Dominican Republic! Orders should be turned in with payment to the CWAA office by 2 PM on Friday, October 31. Expected delivery date is November 13 – 16. Click the button below to access an order form.
SUTP BOOKS: The deadline for returning unsold books or payment for books sold has passed. Please drop payments or unsold books at the office IMMEDIATELY!
MISSING UNIFORMS! Parents, please remember to label ALL uniform pieces with your child’s name. Please also remember to check the uniform pieces your children come home with to ensure they have not ‘swapped’ clothes with their classmates!
PRAYING PARENTS: For those who are interested in joining a prayer group in support of our school, staff and students, plan to meet in the school lobby next Thursday, Nov 6th at 8:30 am. This group meets every Thursday morning when it’s a full 5-day school week. All are invited! (There is no meeting this Thursday, Oct 30, as this past Monday was a Teacher Professional Day).
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Oct. 30 – Nov 1 CUC Music Festival in Lacombe (Gr 7 – 12 Choir)
Nov 6 Grades 1 – 4 Heritage Park Field Trip 9 am – 3 pm
Nov 7 End of Term 1 Secondary (Report Cards Nov 14)
Nov 8 Fall Fun Fest 7 – 10 pm
Nov 10 Teacher Professional/Organizational Day (No School)
Nov 11 Remembrance Day (No School)
Nov 14 Secondary Report Cards
Nov 14 – 16 Junior High Co-ed FCA Volleyball Tournament in Lacombe
Nov 15 Seek & Serve Ministry (Secondary Students) 10 am – 5 pm
Nov 20 Kindergarten & Grade 9 Valley Ridge Fire Station Trip 9:45 – 11:30 am
Nov 24 Grades 5 & 9 Vaccinations with school nurse
Nov 25 Picture Retakes
Nov 27 Elementary Skating Day at Crowchild Twin Arena 1 pm – 2:45 pm
“O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.”
(Psalm 139:1-3 NLT)
Have you ever tried to hide information about yourself from others in the fear that if they knew that about you, they would judge you or not be your friend anymore? God already knows everything about us. That sounds a bit intimidating and scary, until we realize that God loves us in spite of everything He knows about us. There is no point in trying to hide anything from God. He knows it all. He loves you in spite of it all. He wants to bring peace and hope and healing – no matter what!
Pastor Brent Wilson