Ten Days of Prayer
For the past six days my husband and I have taken on the challenge of spending 10 days in prayer along with our church family (an initiative of the General Conference of SDA). Every day as we have studied scripture and prayed together on a prescribed theme and we have been incredibly blessed by the richness of the word of God. It has been a calming and peace-giving influence in our lives.
I would like to share two incredible promises from God’s word that have brought us great comfort and peace: “For even if the mountains walk away and the hills fall to pieces, My love won’t walk away from you, My covenant commitment of peace won’t fall apart.” The God who has compassion on you says so.” (Isaiah 54:9-17) “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today… The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:13-14)
As we enter another week of service to our Heavenly Dad, may we stand firm and rest on His powerful promises. For He is our deliverer, our strength and our only hope! To join the 10 Days of Prayer Challenge, visit tendaysofprayer.org!
Have a fantastic week in Jesus!
“WHO DO YOU TELL” PARENT IN-SERVICE: Coming to CWAA! On Wednesday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. all K-6 parents are invited to a Parent In-Service provided by Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse. This meeting will provide information on the implementation of the “Who Do You Tell” Program at CWAA starting February 19. Come out, learn and ask your questions! The session will be held in Room 24 (previously the Library).
UPCOMING HOT LUNCH: We’re pleased to report that this past Thursday’s hot lunch went well! Please note that the next two hot lunches will be on Thursday, February 12 (Subway) and Thursday, February 26 (Edo). You may go on-line and order at any time for these upcoming dates. To submit your order, please go to https://www.healthyhunger.ca.
VALENTINE SPIRIT DAY: Friday, February 13 dress in Valentine colors!
CALGARY FLAMES STUDENT NIGHT: Thursday, January 29 at 7 pm Flames vs Minnesota Wild at the Saddledome. Cost is $35 a ticket for student or adult. Deadline to order and pay for a ticket is Wednesday, January 21st. Contact Mr. Fowler at rfowler@cwaa.
ELEMENTARY SWIMMING PROGRAM: At the Shouldice Swimming Pool beginning on Tuesday, February 24th. Lessons will be every Tuesday and Thursday for 3 weeks, ending on Thursday, March 12th. Parent volunteers (with a police clearance on file with CWAA) are needed to assist students in the dressing rooms. Please let your child’s teacher know if you’re able to help.
JANUARY CITRUS DELIVERY: The January citrus order has arrived. There is still lots of extra citrus available from this order. If you would like to purchase some of this extra fruit, please contact CWAA. Currently there are navel oranges, ruby red grapefruit, variety packs and mandarins still available.
OPEN HOUSE: Coming up! On Thursday, February 19 CWAA will be hosting our annual Open House from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. We invite all current families to bring interested friends and family members to check us out! All CWAA families will be receiving five Open House Invitation Cards to give out to personal friends. Please partner with us in promoting our great school and give those Invitation Cards out! Free door prizes for all families who bring new families! (iPod Shuffle, iTunes certificates, Scholastic Book Fair certificates, Application Fee Vouchers). We look forward to seeing you!
RE-REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR: Will begin after our February 19 Open House!
ALBERTA EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY PILLAR SURVEY: It’s that time of year where Alberta Education is seeking your input about the education we are delivering at CWAA! From January to the end of February, Alberta Education will be conducting its annual “Accountability Pillar Survey” (see attached information)! The Accountability Pillar Survey assesses various aspects of quality; student outcomes, provincial assessments of student learning, community engagement and satisfaction, school experience, etc. Within the next few weeks, all CWAA parents will receive a survey from Alberta Education in the mail. In February, CWAA students and all teachers will be completing their surveys online at school. All surveys are anonymous. In addition to English and French, the parent survey is available in Chinese, Punjabi, Arabic, Blackfoot, Cree, Korean, Spanish and Tagalog. Your participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving at CWAA, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly. Survey results will be available to school authorities in May 2015. Thank you for your participation in this important process!
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MISSION TRIP WEBSITE: The 2015 CWAA Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic is a short-term mission project arranged between Chinook Winds Adventist Academy and Maranatha that is open to CWAA students in grades 10 to 12. If you would like to follow along with information about the trip, please visit missiontrip.cwaa.net.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Jan 19 School Board Meeting 7 pm
Jan 21-28 Secondary Midterm/Final Exam Week
Jan 28 End of Secondary Term 2 (Report Cards Feb 4)
Jan 28 Parent training: Who Do You Tell? Program 6:30 pm
Jan 29 Flames vs Minnesota Wild Hockey Game 7 pm
Jan 29-30 Teacher Professional Days / Organizational Days (No School)
Feb 2 Secondary Term 2 Report Cards Home
Feb 3-6 Anti-Bullying Emphasis Week
Feb 4 Jr High Parent Teacher Interviews
“Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, LORD. They rejoice all day long in your wonderful reputation. They exult in your righteousness. You are their glorious strength. It pleases you to make us strong.” (Psalms 89:15–17 NLT)
May you experience God’s joy as you worship Him this week in your actions, your thoughts, your attitudes, your studies, your friendships, your work, your everything!
Pastor Brent Wilson