CWAA’s confirmed enrolment for the 2013-2014 school year, to date, has reached 177! Some of our classes are filling up! There are only 4 more spots in Kindergarten, 4 more spots in Grade 8 and 5 more spots in Grades 9 and 11. If you know of any families considering attending CWAA, please send them our way! Thank you for partnering with us in prayer and supporting our school!
Elementary Sports Day is this week on Friday, June 14th. As we plan for a full day of fun and enjoyment we are asking for parent volunteers to help. Please let your child’s teacher know if you’re able to come and support this special event.
Casual Dress for this Friday, June 14
This Friday will be a casual attire day for all elementary and secondary students (Kindergarten to Grade 12) at Chinook Winds. It will not be a food bank Friday, but it is a casual attire day because of Sports Day.
Pizza Hot Lunch on Friday, June 14
We are offering a pizza hot lunch for the entire school this Friday. The cost is $5.00. Please find a hot lunch order form attached to this e-mail. All orders and payment for hot lunch must be handed in tomorrow, Wednesday, June 12, so we can have an accurate count on our pizza order.
Secondary Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, June 26
Come out and enjoy an evening of student recognition! Awards will be assigned for Honor Roll, Principal’s List, Character Awards, Subject Achievement Awards, etc. We look forward to having you join us on Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the CWAA gymnasium. Please take note that this event was moved from June 19 to June 26 to fairly present our academic achievement awards after the final exams have been marked and final class grades have been assigned.
The school year is coming to a close. It has been a pleasure working with your children this year. We have added over $2500 worth of new resources to the library this year through fundraising and donations – Thank you, this could not have been achieved without your support!
It is now time for all school library books to be returned. Please help your child look for any library books and ensure they are brought back to school. Students can bring books back any day and put them in the library boxes in their classroom. If books are not returned the books will be declared lost and you will be billed for the replacement cost as per our library policy. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me: email@example.com
Elementary Bottle Drive and Coin Fundraiser: All elementary grades are collecting bottles, cans, etc. for recycle and bringing “pennies from home” to raise funds towards donating to Adventist Development and Relief Agency for purchasing scarves and alpaca blankets to help disaster victims. Parents please consider bringing in your donations to the school … thanks for your support!
Shoes for All God’s Children
Did you know that many Kenyan parents are unable to afford shoes for their children to attend school? It is not uncommon for children to walk miles without shoes and those who have shoes often have to choose which day to wear them, for fear of their shoes wearing out prematurely. As a result these children are exposed to parasitic diseases that could become potentially detrimental to their health and the health of their families. To help Kenyan children, CWAA is partnering with Garden Road SDA Church in an exciting new venture called Shoes For All God’s Children. CWAA students are invited to bring new or nearly new shoes for children between the ages of newborn to 18 years, for distribution to needy school-aged children in Kenya. Donated shoes can be brought to school and placed in a donation bin in the lobby. All shoes will be shipped to Kenya in November 2013. We are excited to help create lasting change in a child’s life by our partnership and invite all parents to be involved with their children! Your child will be receiving the attached brochure in their homeroom classes. Please feel free to share this outreach opportunity with your friends and family.
Grade 9 class will be selling cookies / ice cream treats for 50 cents – $1.00 each on the following days weekly as a fundraiser for their graduation:
Tuesday – for Secondary students during lunch hour
Thursday – for Elementary and Secondary students during lunch hour
Praying Parents meets every Thursday morning at 9 a.m. in the school kitchen. Please come out and join this group as they pray for our school, students, staff and parents. If you have any questions please contact Sonia Harton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Upcoming Dates:
June 13 – Grade 6 Graduation 4:30 pm Ð 6:30 pm
June 14 – Elementary Sports Day
June 14 – Additional Kindergarten Day
June 20 – Grade 9 Graduation Ceremony starts at 7:30 pm in the CWAA gym.
The Grade 9 Banquet is by invitation only and starts at 6:30 p.m.
June 21 – Last Day of School for Grades 1- 9. School is dismissed at 12:00 p.m.
June 26 – Secondary Awards Ceremony 6:30 pm
Upcoming Field Trips:
Thursday June 20 – Grades 1 to 9 Calaway Park 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Final Exam Schedule
Please find attached to this email the Final Exam schedules for Grade 3, 6, 7-12. Please mark your calendars for your child’s relevant exam dates. Please also note the following important reminders:
- During the exam schedule all students must arrive at regular time of 8:55 a.m.
- All exams will be cumulative, covering material from the beginning of the year, unless indicated otherwise by teachers.
- Regular uniforms are to be worn on all exam and tutorial days.
- The last day of school for Grades 1-9 will be Friday, June 21. School will end on this day at 12:00 p.m. and buses will pick up students at 12:00 p.m.
- On Monday – Wednesday, June 24-26, exam/tutorials days, school will end at 12:00 p.m. and buses will pick up students at 12:00 p.m.
Saying ‘goodbye’ at the end of a school year can be difficult. Next school year won’t be the same. There will be new students. Some of the students that were here this school year won’t be here next school year. While many students are probably anxious for summer holidays, there is probably also some sadness mixed in with the happiness.
There was another ‘goodbye’ that was probably difficult almost 2000 years ago. Jesus had spent several years mentoring, teaching and traveling with a group of disciples. But even though Jesus did eventually leave to return to heaven, it was a ‘goodbye’ that wasn’t really a goodbye. Jesus had already promised that the Holy Spirit would be sent: “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” (John 14:26 ESV).
Even though in this life we often have to say ‘goodbye’ to friends, we can be comforted by the fact that God has not left humanity alone. He is with us through the Holy Spirit. May you experience His presence as you follow Him today!
Pastor Brent Wilson