CWAA Breeze Newsletter March 14-18, 2016

CWAA CHARACTER VALUE FOR MARCH: During the month of March we are focusing on the character of God – HOPE “So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind.” 1 Thessalonians 5:10-11

ELEMENTARY PARENT-TEACHERS CONFERENCES: Report Cards for all elementary students will be sent home tomorrow, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. All Grades K-6 parents are invited to book a time to discuss their child’s mid-year progress with their child’s teachers this Thursday, March 17 from 4-8 p.m. Please contact the office at 403-286-5686 or email for an appointment. Thank you for your support and interest in your child’s academic progress!


Spirit Day is this coming Thursday, March 17th … Spring Day!   Dress in floral and/or pastel colors. School dress code applies.

Class challenges will take place on Thursday, March 24th. Elementary in the morning and Secondary in the afternoon. All students may dress in casual clothes as this will be the last school day for the month of March as Spring Break will officially begin at 3:15 p.m. Hurray!!!  

CWAA HOSTS PARENTING WORKSHOP: “Protecting your Children at Home on your Technology Devices” by Education Technology Specialist, Joel Melashenko on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

ARTICLE FOR PARENTS: Dr. Sheila T. D. Cordazzo, Ph D., a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the Eckert Centre, has written an article titled “When is the Right Time to Talk About Sex With My Child?” This article was published in “Revista Familia Esperanca” (Hope Family Magazine), South American SDA Division, 2016. You can find this article on the button below.

When Is The Right Time?


COMING TO CWAA: The Adventist Book Centre (ABC Bookmobile) joins CWAA to celebrate our Annual Constituency Meeting! The ABC Bookmobile will be at CWAA on Tuesday, March 22nd, to sell children’s books (display set-up in CWAA Lobby). Adult books and food items will be available in the Bookmobile. Bookmobile open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The ABC has generously committed 10% of foyer sales donated back to CWAA, as well as a donation of vegetarian burgers!  Veggie Burgers start selling at 6 pm, Constituency Meeting at 7 p.m. All parents, pastors, board members, church members and staff are invited to come out and enjoy a time of fellowship as we share CWAA’s future plans!

2016-2017 TEACHER OPENING AT CHINOOK WINDS ADVENTIST ACADEMY: CWAA is looking for a dynamic, Christ-centered, 21st century SDA Lower Elementary Teacher who is passionate about Jesus, children and eager to help us achieve our mission “to engage students to follow God completely, serve unselfishly and achieve excellence”.  The successful candidate will strive to build effective learning communities, set high standards of excellence for each student and incorporate innovative, research-based 21st century education practices into their teaching. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to preparing children and youth for Jesus’ 2nd coming. Preference given to candidates with French as a Second Language. Come join us on our quest to create a center of excellence at Chinook Winds Adventist Academy ( To apply, please send resume with cover letter to Janet Griffith, Education Superintendent Alberta Conference of SDA at and Lara Melashenko, Principal of Chinook Winds Adventist Academy at

KITCHEN DEVELOPMENT AT CWAA: I wanted to share some exciting news with you! Recently our school received a generous donation of $10,000, which the Board decided to designate towards developing a kitchen! This kitchen will be important to provide a Foods Options to our students as well as provide kitchen space to church rental groups. Chris Babbitt (Board Chairman) has agreed to take on the project management role of designing & building the kitchen (to be completed over the summer holidays). Because we anticipate the total cost of designing, building and purchasing kitchen appliances will exceed the allocated donation, we are seeking to fundraise to help with this project! Our first fundraiser will take place on the evening of Thursday, March 22 at the Constituency Meeting. On this day, the Adventist Book Centre (ABC) Bookmobile will be set up at CWAA and have generously donated burgers for our event! If you are interested in helping sell burgers for this event, please contact Lara Melashenko. We thank God for continuing to provide for our needs, and even many of our ‘wants’!

GRADE 9 FUNDRAISER: They will be selling “Sweet Treats”, (baked goods … cookies, cupcakes, donuts, etc.) and (frozen treats … popsicles, freezies, icecream, etc.) on Tuesdays to Elementary students at lunchtime and to the Secondary students on Tuesdays and Thursdays.   Prices are based on items available and are usually priced between $0.50 and $1.00.  Thank you for your support as they raise funds for their Year-end Celebration!

PRAYING PARENTS: This group meets every Thursday morning at 8:45 a.m. in the lobby. Join in for a time of praise and prayer. All are welcome!



Mar 15                Elementary Report Cards sent home

Mar 16                Grades 7 & 8 Telus Sparks Center Field Trip

Mar 17                 SA Spirit Day (Dress Floral/Pastel colors)

Mar 17                Elementary Parent/Teacher Meetings 4 – 8 pm

Mar 18                Grades 11 & 12 Field Trip to Holy Cross Manor 9-11:30 am

Mar 19                Concert Choir at Calgary Central SDA Church

Mar 19                Seek & Serve Ministry cancelled

Mar 21                School Board Meeting 7 pm

Mar 22                ABC Bookmobile Sale at CWAA 11 am – 8:30 pm

Mar 22                CWAA Constituency Meeting 7 pm (Veggie Burgers sold at 6 pm)

Mar 23                Grades 4 & 5 Field Trip to Glenbow Museum

Mar 24                Last Day of Classes / SA Class Challenge Day / Spring Break begins

Mar 28-Apr 6      Grade 12 Class Trip to London & Paris

April 11               School Resumes

April 13               Junior High Badminton Tournament

April 14               Senior High Badminton Tournament

April 18               School Board Meeting 7 pm

April 18-22          Spring Student Week of Prayer

April 19               End of Term 3 Secondary

April 19               Grade 10 Cochrane Ranch House Field Trip

April 20               Grade 9 P.A.R.T.Y. Program at Foothills Hospital

April 20               Junior High Boys Floor Hockey Tournament

April 20               Grade 6 Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Field Trip

April 20               Grades 11 & 12 Service Trip to Mustard Seed Sorting Center

April 21               Grades 9-12 Telus Sparks Center “Body World Exhibit”

April 22               CWAA Bring a Friend to School Day

April 22               Secondary Report Cards

April 25               Teachers Professional Day (no school for all students)

April 26               Secondary Parent/Teacher Meetings 4-8 pm

April 28               Grade 5 Glenbow Museum Field Trip

April 28-May 1    Gr 9-12 FCA Flag Football Tournament Abbotsford, BC


Chaplain’s Message:

My second daughter was born this past Tuesday. Brielle is a beautiful little baby who spends most of her time eating, sleeping and making dirty diapers. At this newborn stage, a baby seems so helpless without care from others.

It is interesting that Jesus said that people need to become like little children in order to get into the heavenly kingdom. Could that include realizing our own helplessness without Him?

“About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?”

“Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them.Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.”

(Matthew 18:1-3 NLT)

Pastor Brent Wilson

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