The Breeze – October 21, 2013

SECONDARY STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES! Grades 7-12 parents are warmly invited to attend our Student-Led Conferences this week on Thursday, October 24 from 4-8 p.m. The purpose of the Student-Led Conferences is to allow your child to tell the story of their own success and to show what they are learning! Your child(ren) will be selecting work samples, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses as a learner, and setting possible goals for the remainder of the school year. Please come to this conference prepared to listen, acknowledge your child’s effort and growth, and ask questions of your child. You will also be asked to help complete the goals and develop a plan to achieve them. Please contact the office or email to schedule a convenient time during these hours. We look forward to seeing you here! Remember – successful students are supported by involved parents!

TERRY FOX RUN CELEBRATION –To celebrate the accomplishment of raising $2,575.98 Thursday, October 24 is Casual Dress Day.

GRADE 11 FIELD TRIP On Thursday, October 24 to the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller. Leaving the school at 8:45 am and returning by 3:00 pm.

FOOD BANK FRIDAY – (LAST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH) The last Friday of every month is a casual dress day for all elementary and secondary students (Kindergarten to Grade 12) and teachers at Chinook Winds. We ask that each student and staff bring a canned or packaged food item to be donated to the Calgary Food Bank.

CWAA SPIRIT WEEK will be held from Monday, October 28 – Friday, November 1. School dress code rules apply for each day.

  • Monday is Senior Citizen Day . . . (No cross dressing).
  • Tuesday is Crazy Tie Day . . . (Uniforms required).
  • Wednesday is Pajama Day . . . Dress in your favorite cozy pajamas and slippers. Thursday is . . . dress like a nerd.
  • Friday is Class Theme Day . . . This is a classroom choice. Have fun!

If you choose not to participate you are required to dress in school uniform.

FALL FUN FEST – Bring your friends and come out and enjoy an evening of entertainment, fun activities and international food at CWAA’s Annual Fall Fun Fest on Saturday night, November 2, 2013. Doors open at 7:00 pm! For booth rental, call (403) 286-5686 or e-mail See you there!

APPLE MUSIC FUNDRAISER – CWAA is selling boxes of orchard fresh apples as a fundraiser for the 2014 California Spring Choir & Band Tour. Deadline date for the next order is Monday, Nov. 4 with delivery on Friday, Nov 8. Please see the attached apple order form for prices and varieties.

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CITRUS ORDERS are now being accepted by CWAA for the November fruit delivery. The fruit types available for November are Florida navel oranges, ruby red grapefruit, tangerines and variety packs. This is a fundraiser for the CWAA Mission Trip. You can order citrus fruit by filling out the attached order form and submitting it with with your payment to the CWAA office or by going to, clicking on the red “Order Now” button and entering 8341 as the account number. Citrus orders for the November delivery should be turned in by 12 noon on Monday, November 4, 2013.

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SHOES FOR ALL GOD’S CHILDREN – A reminder that we our shoes are being shipped to Kenya in November! We are excited that we can help children in Kenya walk to school this year in a comfortable, clean pair of shoes! Thanks CWAA!

SUPT BOOKS DEADLINE – ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT FUNDRAISER: Deadline to return your unsold books or money from the sale of these books has past. This is a final call for all unsold books to be returned to school. The school will take your unsold books back or the payment for them until Wednesday, October 23. Failure to return these books will result in charges being made. We want to thank our school families for their support of this annual fundraiser!



  • Oct 21                         School Board Meeting, 7 pm
  • Oct 24                        Term 1 Secondary Student-led Conferences, 4-8 pm
  • Oct 28-Nov 1            Spirit Week
  • Nov 1                          Special Assembly with Pastor Jose Rojas
  • Nov 2                          Fall Fun Fest, 7-10 pm
  • Nov 8                         End of Term 1 Secondary (Report Cards Nov 15)
  • Nov 11-12                  No School (Remembrance Day and Teacher PD/Org Day)
  • Nov 14                       Term 1 Elementary Student-led Conferences, 4-8 pm
  • Nov 15-17                  Junior High FCA Volleyball Tournament
  • Nov 18                       School Board Meeting, 7 pm
  • Nov 26                       Picture Re-take Day
  • Nov 29                       End of Term 1 Elementary (Report Cards Dec 6)
  • Nov 30                       Constituency Meeting, 5:00 pm -7:30 pm

Chaplain’s Message

“The modern scientist has lost God amid the wonders of His world; we Christians are in real danger of losing God amid the wonders of His Word.” (A. W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God, p. 13).

We can learn a lot about God from nature and from the Bible. But we must remember that nature and the Bible are not an end in themselves. Let us not forget that God’s revelation through the Bible and nature should draw us toward a closer relationship with Him.

Pastor Brent Wilson