The Breeze – December 4, 2013

CHRISTMAS THEMED SPIRIT DAY – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6.  All students are encouraged to participate by wearing Christmas colors or Christmas costumes.  Uniforms are required for those who choose not to participate.  Class challenges will be a part of this special day.

ELEMENTARY REPORT CARDS – On Friday, December 6, we will be sending home PAPER COPIES of Term 1 Student Progress Reports, rather than sending home EMAIL copies of Term 1 Report Cards. We anticipate we will be able to resume emailing our Report Cards home by Term 2. On Friday we will also be providing parent access to PowerSchool. A letter with instructions will be provided in the Friday report card. If you have any questions about your child’s Report Cards, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher at your convenience.

CWAA HELPS THE PHILIPPINES – Thank you to all our families who generously donated canned goods, soap, toothpaste/toothbrushes and gently used t-shirts last week. We now have a GREAT shipment of items to send to the Central Philippine Union Conference in Cebu. Thank you for continuing to pray for our brothers and sisters who continue to fight for survival in the wake of the Typhoon tragedy.

HELP NEEDED FOR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM!  CWAA is looking for an After School Care Provider to provide care to elementary students during the hours of 3:45 – 5:15 p.m. The After School Care Provider must possess an Early Learning and Child Care Certificate from an Alberta public college, or an equivalent level of training or experience, Criminal Record Check and CPR. Interested individuals please send resume with references to Principal Lara Melashenko at or call 403-286-5686.

CWAA CHRISTMAS CONCERT – THURSDAY DECEMBER 12 AT 7 p.m. – Come out to celebrate the season with CWAA as we remember that Jesus came as a baby to be our Saviour.  In the concert you will hear the Elementary Choir (All students in K-6) perform the Cantata, “On Our Way to Bethlehem”, the Elementary Band and the High School students in the Concert Band and Concert Choir perform Christmas selections.  A bake sale will follow the concert.  Invite family, friends, and neighbours to come out for this special event.  A benefit offering will be taken to help students towards their tour to Los Angeles in May 2014.        

CHRISTMAS CONCERT PREPARATION – There will be an early dismissal for the Christmas concert on Thursday, December 12, 2013. All students will be dismissed at 2:50 p.m. Busses will depart at 3:00 p.m.  This is to allow Elementary and Secondary Band/Choir students to go home and prepare for the Christmas Concert. The Christmas Concert will starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS ARE AROUND THE CORNER!  Please mark your calendars. There will be an early noon dismissal on Friday, December 20, 2013. All busses will depart CWAA at 12:10 p.m.


Nov 29                       End of Term 1 Elementary (Report Cards Dec 6)

Dec 12                       Christmas Concert

Dec 20                 Last Day of School-Christmas Break

Jan  7              Classes Resume for Students

Chaplain’s Message

The Chinook Winds Adventist Academy Student-Led Week of Prayer took place at CWAA last week (November 25 to 29). It was great to see a number of our secondary students involved in leading and helping with the week of prayer. Students helped with preaching, drama, leading music, leading prayer activities, and running the audio/visual systems. The theme for the week was Testify! Throughout the week, the focus was on the story of the woman at the well who received hope from Jesus, experienced a saving relationship with Him, and shared the good news about Him with others. On Friday, an appeal was made for students to commit to share Jesus with others. In addition, students who wanted to make a decision to follow Jesus or to be baptized were invited to come forward. A number of students indicated a desire to follow Jesus or to be baptized! Please keep the students who turned in papers with their names on them in your prayers as Pastor Brent meets with them over the next couple weeks. Pray that they will stand strong in their decisions to follow Jesus and to be baptized.

Pastor Brent