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
CONSTITUENCY MEETING: Tomorrow evening, March 22 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. The Adventist Book Centre (ABC Bookmobile) will join CWAA to celebrate our Annual Constituency Meeting! The Bookmobile will be at CWAA tomorrow, 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.
STUDENT ASSOCIATION EVENT: Class challenges will take place this 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.
UPDATE ON PARENT WORKSHOP: In our seminar last Thursday by Joy Astolfi on “The Impact of Excessive Media Use on Adolescent Development and Social Adjustment” we were incredibly blessed by Ms. Asolfi’s professional, thorough and research-based seminar. Ms. Astolfi’s engaging and informative presentation included: Identifying the Problems with Excessive Media Use (ex: Depression Risk for Teens from Social Media, Effects of Sexually Explicit Online Materials on young children, Effects of Scene Changes on Attention, Gamma Waves and Why GAMMA brainwaves are important, How TV Affects Brainwaves, TV Watching and Violence Rates.) Ms. Astolfi presented two critical book resources including “Reset Your Child’s Brain” by Dr. Dunckley. Dr. Dunckley is a psychiatric doctor who has researched Electronic Screen Syndrome (ESS) and has determined ESS accounts for the majority of the increase in psychosocial and neurodevelopmental issues in children. In her book, Dr. Dunckley describes the symptoms of ESS and prescribes a strict electronic fast and presents her findings. The second resource Ms. Astolfi produced was “Your Brain on Porn”, Internet pornography and the emerging science of addiction. Ms. Astolfi ended the seminar on the following encouragement for parents: 1. Persevere, God will honour your sincere efforts, 2. Ask for wisdom – James 1:5, 3. You are not alone – support each other, form a prayer group – Heb. 13:5. “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8) (If you would like the notes from this important seminar, please email Lara Melashenko.)
2016-17 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 (www.cwaa.net). To apply, please send resume with cover letter to Janet Griffith, Education Superintendent Alberta Conference of SDA at firstname.lastname@example.org and Lara Melashenko, Principal of Chinook Winds Adventist Academy at email@example.com.
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. 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” 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!
PRAYING PARENTS: Join in for a time of praise and prayer. All are welcome as this group meets every Thursday morning at 8:45 a.m. in the lobby.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
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
HE IS RISEN!
Why are those words important? They give us confidence that the Jesus who died for our sins was not just some random human being. He was not just some powerless useless person who was executed like so many criminals were in the Roman Empire. He is the all powerful Son of God! He is the conquerer of death and the grave! When we put our faith in Him, there is hope and assurance of eternal life after the grave! Praise God for the resurrection! HE IS RISEN!
Pastor Brent Wilson