The Breeze for February 10-14, 2014

GRADES 5-12 AWARDS ASSEMBLY ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 – All parents are invited to come out and celebrate our Terms 1 & 2 academic award recipients (Principal’s List, Honors with Distinction and Honors) and student nominees for Christ-like Character, Citizenship, Personal Best, Most Improved, Athletes of the Term and Perfect Attendance Awards. The Assembly will take place during our Secondary Chapel time (9:30 – 10:20 a.m.). For those parents who are unable to attend, we will also be conducting an evening Awards Ceremony at the end of the year to recognize all students who achieved academic excellence and other areas of excellence during the 2013-2014 school year.

Chinook Winds Adventist Academy is hiring for the position of Business Manager & Registrar.  Are you seeking to use your financial and leadership skills in a dynamic, team-centered Christian education environment? Do you possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills? Do you have bookkeeping, secretarial and management experience? If so, submit your resume with references to Principal Lara Melashenko at or call 403-286-5686. The successful candidate will possess basic accounting skills and knowledge of bookkeeping procedures and Simply Accounting, be highly proficient in the use of word processing software, spreadsheet software, internet and email. Additionally, the successful Seventh-day Adventist candidate will hold a Diploma or Certificate from a recognized institution in Bookkeeping and Office Administration/Management (or equivalent job training and experience). Applicants must hold a valid Alberta Driver’s License, submit a Criminal Record Check and hold a CPR Certificate. Come join us on our quest to create a center of excellence at Chinook Winds Adventist Academy!

GRADE 9 COOKIE SALE FUNDRAISER – The Grade 9 class will be selling cookies & baked goods every Tuesday to the elementary students during their lunch time at 11:30 am.  They will also be selling to the Jr. & Sr. High students both Tuesday and Thursday during their lunch time.   The prices will range from $.25 to $1.00.  All proceeds will go towards the Grade 9 End of Year Celebration.

ELEMENTARY SWIMMING PROGRAM : Continuing this Thursday, February 13. Parent volunteers with up to date criminal police checks are welcome to participate. Please contact your child’s teacher if you can help.

ALBERTA SCIENCE FAIR: Thursday, February 13, our Junior High students are participating in Parkview Adventist Academy’s annual Science Fair.

VALENTINE’S SPIRIT DAY:  Friday, February 14, dress for Valentine’s Day.  Casual wear must include valentine colors or valentine-themed attire.  If a student chooses not to participate then school uniform is required.

MUSIC DEPARTMENT: Fundraising for their upcoming trip to Los Angeles in May.  We have two ongoing fundraisers:

1.  Bottle Drive – Students will be going door to door in their community in February and March to collect bottles to recycle and use the profits to fund their trip.  Parents, community members, church members and staff, please consider sending your recyclable bottles to the school to help raise money for our students to attend this trip.

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2.  Frozen Cookie Dough Fundraiser – February 3-19 -There are 10 flavors to choose from and each tub makes 5 dozen cookies and costs $15.  Our goal is to have each student in the High School Music program sell a minimum of 20 tubs.   Please contact a high school music student or e-mail me at to place an order.

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PIZZA ‘N POPS CONCERT:  On Saturday night, March 8 at 7 pm, the Jr/Sr High Concert Band and Choir will present an evening of popular music with pizza and refreshments for sale.  Invite your family and friends … come and enjoy!

ALBERTA EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY PILLER SURVEY – 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. By now all CWAA parents should have received a survey from Alberta Education.  CWAA students and teachers will be completing their surveys online at school.  All surveys are anonymous. 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 2014. Thank you for your participation in this important process!

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR IS COMING!  Please open the following link for more information.

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Feb 10        School Board Meeting 7 pm

Feb 11          Grades 5-12 Awards Assembly

Feb 13         All Junior High Students gone to Science Fair in Lacombe (Sponsored by PAA)

Feb 13          Elementary Swimming

Feb 14          Valentine Spirit Day

Feb 17         Alberta Family Day (No School)

Feb 18        Teacher Professional Development Organizational Day (No Students)

Feb 19–24   Scholastic Book Fair

Feb 20        Term 2 Elementary Student-led Conference (4–8aa pm)

Feb 22          Choir Concert at the Metro Filipino CY 

Chaplain’s Message

Today is the day to live for God! Are you bringing glory to God in your life today?  In your thoughts?  In your words?   In your actions?  In your attitudes? If not, I invite you to ask God to take over those areas in your life where you aren’t giving Him glory. Let Him help you get things right today!

“So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31 NLT).

Pastor Brent Wilson


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