The Breeze

CWAA Breeze Newsletter February 13 – 17, 2017

CHARACTER VALUE OF THE MONTH: For the month of February our school is emphasizing the character value of Forgiveness.  Scripture verse: “And Christ became a human being and lived here on earth among us and was full of loving forgiveness and truth.” John 1:14 (Living Bible)

STUDENT ASSOCIATION VALENTINE THEME DAY: Tomorrow is Valentines Day and all students are encouraged to dress in red or pink (something representing Valentines)! Please remember the school dress code. 

CWAA AWARDS CEREMONY: Students from Grades 5 – 12 will be recognized at the CWAA Awards Ceremony held tomorrow morning, Feb 14, at 9:30 am. All Parents are invited to attend! Awards will be presented for each of the following categories:

  • Academic Awards
  • Highest Subject Awards
  • Personal Best Awards
  • Most Improved Awards
  • Citizenship Awards
  • Christ-Like Character Awards
  • Athletic Awards
  • Music Awards

CWAA OPEN HOUSE THIS THURSDAY, FEB 16th: We are excited about the future and would like to invite all interested families and students to attend our Annual Open House this Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event is intended for our current families to bring new, interested families to check CWAA out. Our Open House will give families an opportunity to tour the school, visit classrooms, talk to teachers and hear about CWAA’s vision for the future.

As an incentive for our current families to bring new families to our Open House we will be entering your name into a draw for free prizes (Registration Fee Vouchers, iPad Mini, engraved Bible, and Gift Certificates). In addition, we would also like to remind you that CWAA has a Referral Tuition Incentive Program. Families that are instrumental in bringing a new family to CWAA will receive a $250 tuition discount per newly enrolled family.

PLEASE NOTE: Our 2017-2018 Registration officially begins at Open House. Your re-registration package will be sent home with the youngest child in your family sometime during this week. In planning ahead for the upcoming school year we ask that all families submit their completed registration packages into the school office in a timely manner.


FRIEND DAY IS THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, from 8:30 am to 1:20 pm: Students interested in attending CWAA for the 2017-18 school year are invited to come for the day! This event will provide Grades K-12 students with an authentic experience. Please click on the button below to open a Friend Day Registration Form and submit this to the school office.

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 JOIN IN TO HELP CWAA ‘BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR!’:  From February 14th – March 1st all classrooms, staff and school families are invited to be involved in a Community Service Project. “Bags of Love” and “Welcome Home” are ways in which all of us can share Jesus’ love tangibly. Thank you for your willing and generous spirit!

Here’s a link to watch a Promotional Video on ‘Bags of Love’–

NO SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN – GRADE 12: Next week there will be 3 days off school for all students at CWAA. Family Day is on Monday, February 20th and our Teacher’s are attending a Convention on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 21st & 22nd.   Classes will resume on Thursday, February 23rd.

TRAFFIC ON SCHOOL GROUNDS: The bus drivers would like to remind all school families that drive to school in the morning to be mindful of the signage when exiting at the top of the parking lot. All vehicles are asked to STOP for any approaching school bus. Thank you for your cooperation in obeying all traffic signs! 

FEBRUARY FUNDSCRIP ORDER: Please turn your February FundScrip gift card orders in to the office with cash or cheque payment by Thursday, February 23. Buy gift cards at face value for the grocery stores, gas stations, clothing stores, and restaurants that you normally visit. FundScrip gives Chinook Winds a percentage of the value of the gift card. This fundraiser doesn’t cost you anything extra and is a great way to help us raise money for the 2017 CWAA Bolivia Mission Trip. Your gift cards will be delivered to CWAA within 1 week after the order deadline. Click the button below to access an order form.

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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”. 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 2017. Thank you for your participation in this important process!

PRAYING PARENTS: Come join this group for prayer this Thursday morning, February 16th, in the school lobby. They meet on Thursdays to pray for our school, our staff, our students and our families. All are welcome! (Please note they will not meet next week on Feb 23rd due to a short week.)

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE PROSSER FOUNDATION: “Once again, we are pleased to offer the Parent’s Choice Bursaries for the 2017/18 school year. This year our intention is to award a total of 450 bursaries (renewals and new bursaries) across Calgary. The parameters for the program can be found on our website, We anticipate an increase in the number of applications we will receive and ask that they be fully completed and accompanied with back-up income documentation before submission. Applications will be accepted from February 1, 2017 to March 25, 2017. We look forward to working with you again this year.”  For more information on the Parent’s Choice Bursaries through the Prosser Charitable Foundation please contact CWAA’s Business Manager, Millicent Adede at


Feb 14                 Grades 5-12 Awards Assembly 9:30 am

Feb 14                 Student Association Valentines Theme Day

Feb 15                 Grades 5 & 9 Student Vaccinations

Feb 16                 CWAA Open House 5 – 8 pm (2017-18 Registration Begins)

Feb 17                 Friend Day at CWAA 8:30 am – 1:20 pm

Feb 17-18            Calgary Area Teen Youth Rally

Feb 20                 Alberta Family Day (No School Kindergarten – Grade 12)

Feb 21-22            Teacher Convention (No School Kindergarten-Grade 12)

Feb 21                 School Board Meeting 7 pm

Feb 23                 Mission Trip Meeting # 5, 4 pm

Feb 25                 Concert Choir at Bridgeland SDA Church

Feb 28                 Grades K-6 Swimming Lessons (Day 1), Shouldice Pool

Mar 2                  Grades K-6 Swimming Lessons (Day 2)

Mar 6 – 10           Spring Student Week of Prayer

Mar 7                  Grades K-6 Swimming Lessons (Day 3)

Mar 7                  Mission Trip Meeting # 6, 4 pm

Mar 9                  Grades K-6 Swimming Lessons (Day 4)

Mar 9                  Parent Seminar “Protecting Your Technology Devices at Home” by Joel and Andre Melashenko 6:30 pm

Mar 12                Pizza & Pops Music Concert 5 pm

Mar 13                Grade 8 & 9 Trip to National Geographic Live at Jack Singer Concert Hall

Mar 14                Grades K-6 Swimming Lessons (Day 5)

Mar 14                National Pie Day (Secondary Math Competition ending with a piece of pie)

Mar 16                Grades K-6 Swimming Lessons (Day 6)

Mar 17                Elementary End of Term 2

Mar 20 – 22         ABC Book Fair

Mar 20                School Board Meeting 7 pm

Mar 21                Elementary Report Cards sent home

Mar 21                Constituency Meeting 7 pm

Mar 23                Mission Trip Prayer Commissioning, 7 pm

Mar 23                Elementary Parent Teacher Interviews 4-8 pm

Mar 24                Last day of classes – Spring Break begins

Mar 26                Mission Trip to Bolivia

Apr 10                 Classes resume


Chaplain’s Message:

Jonah didn’t want to do what God asked him to do! Maybe he was afraid – after all, the people of Nineveh were enemies of his people. Maybe he was lazy. Maybe he didn’t want to risk making a fool out of himself. Whatever the case, he chose to disobey God. Through his disobedience, he allowed other people to be in danger. In a physical sense, his disobedience put the sailors on the ship in danger because the storm was a result of his disobedience. In a spiritual sense, he left the people of Nineveh in danger as they were left without a call to repentance while Jonah disobediently tried to run away from the task God had given him.

How often do we allow the people around us to live in danger because of our choices and disobedience?


Pastor Brent


Chinook Winds Adventist Academy