The Breeze – November 18, 2013

CWAA PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL ANTI-BULLYING AWARENESS WEEK, NOVEMBER 18-22  – CWAA is proud to be participating in the National Anti-Bullying Awareness Week.  We are participating in this important event because we know our school (just like any other school) is not immune to bullying and we can make a difference through education and awareness! Because bullying is a community issue (and not solely a school problem), we invite all community members (parents, pastors, community partners) to join us!  We intend to use this week to build relationships among our students, educate our community (students and parents) about bullying behaviors and how to stop bullying, and engage in acts of compassion! In addition to the following day events, the older classes will be paired up with the younger classes to build relationships. They will meet together during homeroom devotions to worship, PE classes to play together, and LA and RS classes to study the Bible, read and talk together. Our daily events include:

  • Monday (8:25 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.) – Kick-off Anti-Bullying Assembly
  • Tuesday – Guest speakers for Chapel to talk to students about bullying
  • Wednesday – “Caught You Caring Day” (students caught in caring acts will be recognized)
  • Thursday – “Blue Day” (student and staff will dress in blue as an act of solidarity for peace)
  • Thursday – evening Parent Seminar on helping children face conflict and equipping them to deal with bullies (presented by Psychologist Corrinne Mandin from Master’s Counseling Services)
  • Friday – Wrap-Up Anti-bullying Pledge Assembly

As we proceed through this week we ask all parents to pray for us as we use this event to continue building a culture of respect and compassion at CWAA!  Thank you for your participation. For more information on CWAA’s Anti-Bullying Policy, go to 

PICTURE RETAKE DAY – Is scheduled for Tuesday, November 26th.  The students can have a retake if they bring their picture order forms with the retake policy portion signed by the parent.

SPIRIT DAY- FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6:  Christmas theme. Students should wear red, green or white or Christmas headbands, stockings, etc.  If you choose not to participate you are required to dress in the school uniform. 

ELEMENTARY STUDENT – LED CONFERENCES – Thank you to all our parents who came out last Thursday evening to attend our Student – Led Conferences for Kindergarten to Grade 6.  It was wonderful to have you here to support your children.  It was a great experience for your students and their teachers as well.  We look forward to seeing you in the spring for our second Elementary Student – Led Conference.

LIBRARY – CHRISTIAN BOOKCLUB – Bookworm Jr. flyers have been handed out again.  A selection of available titles are in the flyer, however, if you go to the website you can view the full selection.  On the website you can see many items under $5 and under $10 – a great idea for Christmas gifts!  You can print an order forms from the website or you can use the form on the back of the flyer.  Please note there is NO CHARGE for shipping for school orders.  All orders go towards purchasing new books for our school library.  Please return the order forms with payment to the school office by Wednesday November 20, 2013. Thank you for your support!

BRING YOUR CANNED GOODS, SOAP, TOOTHPASTE & GENTLY USED T-SHIRTS! CWAA would like to join the world in bringing help to those who were affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda last week in the Philippines.  During our Student-Led Week of Prayer, on November 25-29, we would like to keep the victims close to our hearts in prayer.  Many of the victims have been left homeless without food, water and electricity.  They need our help.  They are in need of food, clothes and basic necessities.   We invite you to bring donations of canned goods, soap, toothpaste and slightly used t-shirts. These items as well as letters and words of encouragement written by our junior and senior high students will be sent to the Central Philippine Union Conference in Cebu who will help deliver them to those in need.  Monetary donations to provide relief to the victims of Yolanda can also be submitted.  We will forward these donations to ADRA Canada.


Nov 18-22                 Anti-Bullying Awareness Week

Nov 18                       School Board Meeting, 7 pm

Nov 25-29                 Student Led Week of Prayer

Nov 25                     Poinsettia orders due

Nov 26                       Picture Re-take Day

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

Dec 12                       Christmas Concert

Dec 20                     Last Day of School-Christmas Break

FCA Junior High Volleyball Tournament brings students, teachers and families together.  This past weekend over 120 students (plus 15 coaches and countless sponsors and families) arrived at CWAA campus for fellowship and volleyball fun.  Pastor Brent and Pastor Andrew spoke on the theme of TEAMWORK for Friday night and Sabbath. The food was great and the team of Janice & Bob Price, Barb & Tyler Schafer, Juanna Galdamez, Marilyn Kelloway, Zeny Puedivan, Lara & Joel Melashenko, and numerous other students and staff kept everyone well fed and happy.  Thank you so much everyone.

The volleyball was excellent both Saturday night and Sunday. There was 14 teams in 3 divisions from grades 5 up to 9. Thank you parents for stepping up and coaching, and for all the support you gave your children and the young people of Alberta.

Most of the matches were closely played among the three schools,  Coralwood, College Heights Christian School and Chinook Winds.  In the end, CWAA claimed the top 4 spots in the tournaments A & B Divisions.  The team of Grade 8’s coached by Carliee Lessard claimed the Gold prize in a 3 set victory over the Grade 7’s coached by Glen Ison. The A champs – Samba Squad coached by Jonathan Melashenko and Mrs. Kathlynne Butler were victorious in 3 sets over the Super Swaggy Sisters coached by Rick Fowler.  This is the fourth year in a row for Chinook Winds to claim the A division prize.  Congrats and thank you for a successful time….both on and off the court.

Rick Fowler

Chaplain’s Message

Are you enjoying the winter-like weather? Or are you counting the days until summer when the whether will be warmer? Even though we don’t always enjoy the cold weather, remember that we are truly blessed. I was reminded by someone today that in spite of the cold weather, we have it pretty good. If you think about our cold weather in contrast to what the people in the Philippines are going through in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan, a few chilly days now and then don’t seem so bad. When you are faced with cold weather over the next several months, remember that God is the one who has given us summer and winter. He is in control. Let us remember His blessings to us!

“Yours is the day, yours also the night; you have established the heavenly lights and the sun. You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter.” (Psalms 74:16–17 ESV)

Pastor Brent


Once again, it’s time for our annual Poinsettia Fund Raiser at Chinook Winds Adventist Academy. Proceeds from these sales will be used for the Grade 12 Educational Tour.

These beautiful Poinsettia plants are the large 6.5 “ pot size and come in red, pink or white.  The premium quality of these plants is assured.  They make lovely gifts as well as brightening any area in a truly festive way.

The cost is $13.00 per plant.  Please pay by cash or cheque made payable to Chinook Winds Adventist Academy (CWAA).

The order deadline is Monday, November 25 with delivery of the Poinsettia orders on Wednesday, December 4th.

Please use the order form on line, email Mrs. Kelloway at or call the school office at 403-286-5686.  Thanks for your support!

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