CWAA DECEMBER CHARACTER VALUE: Unselfishness
PRAYING PARENTS: Thursday morning at 8:45 a.m. in the lobby. Come join in for a time of praise and prayer.
2017 CWAA MISSION TRIP: This mission trip experience to the South American country of Bolivia is scheduled to take place from March 26 to April 7, 2017. It is open to CWAA students who are in grades 10 to 12 next school year. Go to missiontrip.cwaa.net for more information. Click the button below to check out the mission trip brochure.
FUNDSCRIP GIFT CARD MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER: The primary fundraiser for our 2017 Mission Trip is selling gift cards through FundScrip. We sell gift cards at face value and then receive a percentage of that amount back from FundScrip to go toward the mission trip. You can buy the gift cards to use for your normal everyday purchases (groceries, gas, home repair stuff, clothing, eating out, etc.). It doesn’t have to cost you any extra – you simply need to plan ahead by purchasing gift cards ahead of time for your normal purchases. Gift cards also make great gifts! Order forms are available. Your last order before Christmas break should be turned in by this Wednesday, December 9. Place your orders at the CWAA office with cash or cheque made out to Chinook Winds Adventist Academy. For more information about this fundraiser and to access the order form, click the FundScrip Logo below or go to missiontrip.cwaa.net/fundraising/.
CWAA CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Our Annual Christmas Concert will take place in the CWAA gymnasium at 7 p.m. this Thursday, December 10. The theme of the concert this year is “The First Noel” and it celebrates the birth of Jesus with a musical including a play by the Elementary students entitled “The First Leon” and selections by the Elementary Band, Concert Band and Concert Choir. All parents are asked to bring baked goods, home made or store bought baking to sell for a bake sale following the concert. If you are able to help decorate the gym on Thursday between 9:45 am-11:20 am, please contact Mrs. Miranda (firstname.lastname@example.org). All are invited to attend this event.
Elementary students are to meet their teacher in their classroom at 6:30 pm dressed in their Tuesday formal uniform. Teachers will escort their students to the gym at 6:55 pm for the concert and they will sit as a class during the concert. Grade 5/6 students are to assemble their instrument in their classroom and bring it to the gym at 6:55 pm.
High School Music Students are to meet in the music room; Band students at 6:15 pm and Choir students at 6:30 pm to tune and warm-up. The formal music uniform is to be worn, with red school ties for the guys and black tights or nylons for the girls. (If you need a tie, see Mrs. Miranda) At the concert, girls will be supplied with pin on bells to decorate their uniform.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Thank you to all the students, staff members, and families who packed shoeboxes for children. Here at CWAA we have collected 166 shoeboxes this year (see the pie chart below for a breakdown of how many have been collected for girls and for boys). Thank you for your role in making a difference in the lives (and potentially the families) of 166 children! For more information about Operation Christmas Child, click the logo below.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Dec 9 Fundscrip Order Due
Dec 10 Christmas Concert 7 pm
Dec 11 CWAA Baptism (Moved to Jan. 15)
Dec 12 Seek and Serve Sabbath (Christmas Caroling)
Dec 18 Christmas Break (noon dismissal)
Jan 4 School Resumes after Christmas Break
Jan 15 Rescheduled CWAA Baptism
Jan 16 Seek & Serve Ministry
Jan 18 School Board Meeting 7 pm
Jan 21-28 Secondary Midterm/Final Exam Week
Jan 27 End of Term 2 Secondary
Jan 28 Gr 1-4 Music Trip (Calgary Philharmonic)
Jan 28 Gr 7-12 Ski Trip, Nakiska
Jan 29 Secondary Report Cards
“Then the Lord God said to the serpent,
‘Because you have done this, you are cursed
more than all animals, domestic and wild.
You will crawl on your belly,
groveling in the dust as long as you live.
And I will cause hostility between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring.
He will strike your head,
and you will strike his heel.'”
(Genesis 3:14-15 NLT)
The scripture passage above is probably the first hint that we find in the pages of the Bible concerning the Christmas story and the Easter story. This passage give us the essence of the great controversy. There would be hostility between a descendant of the woman (Jesus) and the serpent (Satan). Satan would cause pain and damage, but Jesus would ultimately make the deadly and decisive strike. As we experience the many aspects of this Christmas season, may we remember the hope that the Baby born in Bethlehem and placed in a manger brings to us. While Satan continues to bring pain and suffering into our world, we can be assured that Jesus is victorious. By choosing to be on Jesus’ side in this great controversy, we can know that we will be victorious. One day soon, Satan and sin and pain and death will be no more. Praise God for the Baby born on that silent and holy night!
Pastor Brent Wilson