CWAA Breeze Newsletter May 22 – 25, 2018

Principal’s Message:

Good parenting is the hardest work known to man/woman! May God give us the strength, as parents, to be focused on the right priorities.

“When parents, especially mothers, have a true sense of the important, responsible work which God has left them to do, they will not be so much engaged in the business which concerns their neighbours, with which they have nothing to do. They will not go from house to house to engage in gossip, dwelling upon the faults, wrongs, and inconsistencies of their neighbours. They will feel so great a burden for the care of their own children that they will find no time to take up a reproach against their neighbours.” (Ellen White, AH, p. 250)

“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and intend to your own affairs and work with your hands.” 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Lara Melashenko
Chinook Winds Adventist Academy



CWAA SPIRIT DAY TOMORROW:  On Wednesday, May 23 the Student Association is asking all students to participate in a Spirit Day with the theme being “Occupations”. Choose a career and dress up!

FOOD BANK FRIDAY is this Friday, May 25.  All staff and students may wear casual dress and bring a non-perishable food item as a donation for our School Food Bank.

GRADE 9 COOKIE CART SALES: The Grade 9 class is continuing to sell baked goods as a fundraiser for their year end celebration.  Item prices are between 50 cents to $1.00. Thank you for your support!

  • Elementary – Thursday Lunch time
  • Secondary – Tuesday and Thursday Lunch time 

GRADE 12 GRADUATION WEEKEND: CWAA’s graduating Class of 2018 invite you to attend their graduation ceremonies at Chinook Winds Adventist Academy on June 2ndand 3rdTheConsecration Service begins at 6 pm on Sabbath, June 2; the Commencement Service begins at 12 noon on Sunday, June 3.  Come join us for this special and memorable occasion! 

SPRING MUSIC CONCERT:  Please join us on Thursday, June 7that 7 pm, as CWAA’s Concert Choir and Concert Band (secondary music students) present their special performance at CWAA’s  Spring Concert.  All elementary students will be sharing their musical talents as they take part in this musical event.  Save this date on your calendar … invite family and friends!

CWAA USED UNIFORM SALE: On Thursday, June 7thCWAA will hold a used uniform sale from the inventory on hand at the school.  All prices will be reduced by 50% or more from regular prices. Hours of sale are 6 – 7 pm and opening again after the Spring Music Concert until 9 pm.

ELEMENTARY FIELD DAY: Our Elementary PE Teacher, Mrs. Dodds, is planning a FIELD DAY with all the elementary students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6.  This will take placethe afternoon of Tuesday, June 19th.  The purpose of this event is to encourage students to enjoy physical activity, be challenged to do something different, to learn cooperation skills with peers and students of different age groups, and to have a year-end celebration!

There will be a circuit of stations set up outside and the students will complete different physical activities at each station.  Mrs. Dodds will need parent volunteers(with police-clearance on file) to help out with the following:

  • Supervise/distribute at the water table
  • Making signs for each station
  • Setting up of stations and tearing down afterwards
  • Coach or lead teams around the circuit
  • Man one of the stations and explain the activity to the teams
  • Time keeper – blows the whistle when it’s time to rotate
  • And much, much more…

Please let her know ( if you’re able to volunteer! 

GRADES 7 – 12 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE: Important reminders for Final Exams.

  • Exam Weighting:All final exams are cumulative and will cover material from the beginning of the year.  Grade 7-9 Finals will be weighted at 20% of the Term 4 grade.  Grade 10 – 12 Final Exams will be weighted at 30% of the final grade.
  • During exam and tutorial days all students must arrive at regular time (8:30 am).
  • Students must remain in their classrooms for a minimum of 1 hour after the exam start time.
  • Grades 10-12 students are allowed to leave the school after exams/tutorials are completed to go home and prepare for their next exam. Students who remain at school will be provided with a supervised room for quiet study.
  • Tutorials for Grades 7-9 core classes (LA, SS, MATH, SCI) will be in the afternoons and will be optional attendance.  Gr 7-9 students will need written parental permission to leave the school.
  • Regular uniforms are to be worn on all exam and tutorial days (except for Grade 12 students writing Diploma Exams).
  • Early Noon Dismissal on June 22, 25, 26, 27, and 28. Buses will depart CWAA at 12:10 pm on these days.

Please open the button below to find our Final Exam Schedule for Grades 7-12 students.



IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:                                

May 23                Spirit Day (theme is Occupations)

May 24                Grades 1-4 Heritage Park Field Trip, 9 am

May 25                  Food Bank Friday

May 26                Concert Choir to Calgary Central SDA Church

May 28-31           Outdoor School, Grades 5 & 6

May 31                Praying Parents meet in lobby 8:30 am

June 2                 Grade 12 Graduation Consecration Service, 6 pm

June 3                 Grade 12 Graduation Commencement Service, 12 noon

June 4                 Grades 1-3 Field Trip to Calgary Zoo, 9:45 am

June 5                 Grade 9 Year End Celebration 7 pm

June 7                 Praying Parents meet in lobby 8:30 am

June 7                 Used Uniform Sale 6 pm

June 7                 K-12Spring Concert 7 pm

June 8                 Grade 6Springbank Airport Field Trip

June 14               Praying Parents meet in lobby 8:30 am

June 14               Jr/Sr Kindergarten & Grade 10 Calgary Zoo Field Trip

June 15               Jr/Sr HighSpring Soccer Tournament, Lacombe, 9:30 am

June 16               CWAA Chorale & Praise Team to Strathmore SDA Church

June 18               School Board Meeting 7pm

June 19               Elementary Sports Field Day (afternoon)

June 19               Jr Kindergarten Year End Celebration

June 20               Grade 6 Year End Celebration, 6:30 pm

June 20-28           Secondary Final Exams Week

June 21               Grades 1-4 Calaway Park Trip

June 22               Last Day for Elementary Students

June 26               Elementary Report Cards & Awards Ceremony 7 pm

June 28               Secondary Report Cards & Awards Ceremony 7 pm

Chaplain’s Message:

That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Matthew 6:25-34 NLT)

May each of us grow to trust Jesus more!

Pastor Brent
Chinook Winds Adventist Academy