The Breeze for the Week of May 5-9, 2014

MUSIC TOUR NOTARY SIGNING:  Tonight from 7:00  to 8:30 p.m., Brad Dobbin, a lawyer from our school family,  will be at the school to  voluntarily notarize your child’s Parental Authorization Form for their tour to California.  This is required for all children under the age of 18 who will be travelling without their parents outside of Canada.  Both parents must be present to sign this form which will be provided this evening.  Attached please find the permission form to be returned by Monday, May 12th.

RE-REGISTRATION: Thank you to all parents who have submitted Re-Registration packages! If you have not submitted your re-registration package this needs to be done immediately to enable us to plan for our 2014-2015 school year. (Please note: our Kindergarten program will be capped at 20 students and all Grades 1-12 class sizes will be capped at 24 students.) If you require any additional admissions forms, please visit our website or call the office.

HIKE-A-THON: Please note that the date has been changed to FRIDAY, JUNE 6. This year our hike-a-thon will take place OFF our school campus. At 10:45 a.m. on June 6, students, staff and parent volunteers will be bused (by Southland Transportation) from CWAA to the trail head of the Bow River Pathway (at Valley Glen Heights NW). Students will hike by the Bow River to Baker’s Park, where they will be picked up by bus at 12:45 p.m. Our students have chosen to raise money for a Calgary charity called “Kid’s Cancer Care” (70% of the money raised will go towards Kid’s Cancer Care and 30% of the money raised will go towards the CWAA Basement Project). Kid’s Cancer Care is a local charity that helps support kids fighting cancer by providing camps for children, community education, family support groups and raising money for cancer research and treatment ( Our Goal is to raise between $1,500 and $2,000 for the Kid’s Cancer Care! Please join us in hiking and showing kindness to our local neighbor, Kid’s Cancer Care. Parent volunteers are welcome and needed … if you’re able to volunteer please contact your child’s homeroom teacher. Last Wednesday all students were given a Hike-a-Thon Pledge Sheet. Please help your child(ren) find donors to support this great cause!

NO STOPPING IN BUS ZONES during Morning Drop-Off or After School Pick-Up! We want to remind all parents who drop their children off in the morning to be mindful of the bus zones between the times of 8:15 to 8:30 a.m. Parents are asked to park in a designated vehicle parking spot and let your children out. Buses require the full space of the Bus Zone to maneuver and park safely to let children off the bus.

FRIEND DAY: Friday, May 16, 2014. Please encourage your children to bring a friend to CWAA Friend Day!  For information and registration form, click here.

ENERGY DRINKS AT SCHOOL: We want to thank all parents for not sending energy drinks to school with their children. We are noticing a growing number of CWAA elementary students coming to school with an energy liquid mix, MIO to use in their water bottles. MIO products are artificially colored and sweetened with concentrated syrups in a small squirt bottle. We are concerned about this trend, not only because the use of this energy liquid mix creates a roadblock to student focus and concentration, but because there are some potentially dangerous side effects. As a school, we want to encourage students to bring healthy snacks and drinks to school! For more information on the Top 10 Energy Drink Dangers, visit

CWAA PRAYER AND DEDICATION SERVICE: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 7 pm – The CWAA Board and Administration would like to extend a warm invitation to all CWAA Students, Parents, Teachers, Board Members, Church Pastors and interested Community members to join us for a Prayer, Praise & Dedication Service for Chinook Winds Adventist Academy. Come out & join us in praising God for His abiding presence at our school and to seek God’s will for our future!


Cookie Dough Fundraiser:  Continues to be sold for their upcoming Music Tour to Los Angeles this month.  We still have a few tubs of assorted varieties available at the school for the cost of $15 each.  Thank you for supporting the Music Department. Please see Rachel Miranda at the school or e-mail for more information.

Performances:  Our Concert Band and Choir will be performing during the church service at the Airdrie SDA Church on June 7.  The Concert Choir will be will be performing on June 14 at the Calgary Central SDA Church.    

GRADE 9 COOKIE SALE FUNDRAISER: Elementary on Tuesday during lunchtime and Junior/Senior High on Tuesday/Thursday during lunchtime.

GRADES 1-4 FIELD TRIP: On Thursday, May 22nd, Grades 1-4 will be going on a field trip to the Telus Spark Science Centre. Grades 1 and 2 will attend the Junior Architects workshop and the Grades 3 and 4 will attend the Machine Makers Workshop. Please find the attached permission slip and return it by Thursday, May 15th. We will need 6 parent volunteers to come with us. If you’re available and have a police clearance on file at the office, we would like you to join us. Please notify your child’s homeroom teacher.



May 6         Grade 10-12 Field Trip to Rosebud Theatre

May 12         Grade 12 Field Trip to Gimbel Eye Centre

May 14         Jr/SrHighOutdoor Ed. Option Class Climbing Field Trip

May 15         K-12 CWAA Spring Concert

May 16         Friend Day

May 19       Victoria Day (No School)

May 20       School Board Meeting

May 21-25  Choir/Band Music Tour to Los Angeles

May 22        Grades 1-4 Field Trip to Telus Spark Science Centre

May 22       Kindergarten Field trip to Butterfield Acres

May 25-28  Grades 5 & 6 Outdoor School

May 31       Grade 12 Graduation Consecration Service

June 1        Grade 12 Graduation Commencement Service

June 6          Hike-a-thon (rescheduled from May 9)

June 7        Concert Band and Concert Choir to Airdrie SDA Church

June 14      Concert Choir to Central SDA Church




Chaplain’s Message

Psalm 20:7 Graphic

We all have people and things that we rely on in life. We trust that cars or buses or trains will get us where we need to go. We trust that our computers will properly save our work so that we can access it again in the future. We rely on the water system to deliver water to our faucets. We rely on employers to pay us regularly. We trust that our homes won’t collapse on top of us. But how much do we trust in and rely on God? People and things in this life will fail us from time to time. But God will never fail! Make the choice today to put your trust in Him!

Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, but we boast in the name of the LORD our God.” (Psalms 20:7 NLT).

Pastor Brent Wilson