November 20 - 24,  2017
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Clear Water Academy High School
Clear Water Academy High School
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In an effort to engage our community and provide clarity and transparency on any number of school activities and issues, we hold a monthly Coffee and Conversation meeting with our parents. Come out and meet other school families and the members of our administration team.

Next Coffee & Conversation:
Thursday, November 30
Athlone Hall Auditorium
at 8:30 a.m.
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 In an effort to support the High School Trips and other school initiatives, we have an on-going bottle drive at Clear Water Academy. This is an easy way to contribute!

Drop off your bottles, cans, and milk jugs to the shed next to the gym. The shed will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm. Monday to Friday.

Thank you for your support!
Clear Water Academy
2521 Dieppe Ave SW
CALGARY, Alberta T3E 7J9
(403) 217-8448

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Join Us On November 21

We will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on  Tuesday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Athlone Hall Auditorium. All parents and staff are invited and encouraged to attend.

The following key points will be discussed:
  • The financial model and fee structure for the school
  • The designs and plans for the New Classrooms Building and Athletics Facility
Questions? Please feel free to  email Bill Tomiak, Executive Director.

Starts Tuesday, November 21
Walking with Purpose
Women's Study
Register Today!

Walking with Purpose is a beautiful program for women interested in growing in their faith through a guided study of scripture. 
We would like to invite all women interested in this monthly series to register soon and join us as we begin the series "Living in the Father's Love" on November 21. Each session will begin with the celebration of the Holy Mass at 9:00 a.m. 
Dates for the study Nov 21, Dec 19, Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 20, Apr 17, and May 22.
Cost: $25 (includes the workbook)
For details, click HERE. To register, click on the Register Now button below.
Questions? Please contact Margaret Matthews, Formation Director, by EMAIL.

Information Session For Parents of Prospective Students Entering 
Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 12

Our next Information Session will be held on Wednesday, November 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

If you have friends and/or family that would like to learn more about Clear Water Academy, please have them attend the session which will include a brief presentation and a tour of the school. Click on the Register Now button below and share the link with your friends and family! 

Don't Delay - Buy Your Tickets Today & Be Entered For  Our Early Bird Raffle Draw for Flames Tickets!

Tickets for That's AMORE! are now on sale!

Purchase your tickets early and be entered into our Early Bird draw to win two (2) tickets to the Calgary Flames vs. Anaheim Ducks game on January 6, 2018.  You must purchase your tickets before December 20 to be entered in the draw.

Ticket Price: $75/per person
Includes a nice glass of wine and authentic Mexican food. ($500 for table of eight; $600 for a table of ten) We are offering  FREE Babysitting on the night of the event! 

Gift Gathering - We Need Your Donations!
As in past years, there will be a silent auction set-up at the event - we need your donations! Please consider donating an item for our Silent and/or On-line Auction. Click HERE for to view our donation Wish List. A gift gathering table will be set-up in the Bessborough parking lot on Thursday, November 23rd from 3:15 - 4:00 p.m. 

Want to help organize this special event? 
Join our Planning Committee! "Many hands make light work".  No previous event planning experience required - everyone welcome!

Questions or to sign-up: Email Karin Vetter
Christmas Fundraiser

In support of our Elementary division, the annual Purdy's Christmas Fundraiser is back! All proceeds will go towards the Elementary Home Reading Program.

To view items and order online, click on the Order Now button below. You must enter the Group Number 15108.  If you would like a paper catalogue, they are available at all three reception areas.

Order deadline: November 29
Pick-up orders: @ Keller Hall on December 11

Questions? Please email Sandee Johnson.

Thank you for your support!

Our annual Christmas Store will be held December 5 - 7 in the Athlone Hall Auditorium. 

The Christmas Store is a welcoming, safe, affordable and FUN place for our students to "secretly" shop for their friends and family. Our goal is to help them experience the great joy in giving at Christmas!

In order to make this another successful year, we need your HELP! Please consider signing-up for a volunteer shift(s). 

The Christmas Store only runs with the help of many volunteers! Duties include: store set-up, helping students shop, wrapping presents and Christmas Store clean-up. There will be unlimited candy canes available for volunteers during their shift!

To sign-up to volunteer, click the Sign-Up button below.

Questions? Please email Chistine Dooley.

You're Invited
Christ the King  Day Celebration!
Sunday, November 26

Join us for Mass (all are welcome!) at Sacred Heart Parish (1307 - 14th Street SW) at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Potluck Lunch at Harvey Hall Gymnasium at approx. 11:00 a.m. 

Potluck Lunch: $20 per family. 

To RSVP & Potluck Lunch Sign-Up click HERE. Pre-registration is required (RSVP now, pay at the door). 

Please RSVP by Friday, November 17. We are looking forward to a wonderful Christ the King Day Celebration * and hope to see you there!
*Solemn Feast of Christ the King

This year's Men's Silent Retreat will take place December 1 - 3, 2017 at Entheos Retreat Centre

Following the lgnatian Spiritual Exercises, this retreat will provide an opportunity to discover the path God has for you moving forward in your spiritual life.

Space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Email your notice of registration to and
you can pay at the door by cash or cheque payable to Regnum Christi Calgary.

For details, click HERE.

St. Peter's Marriage Conference & Renewal of Vows with Bishop McGrattan

The Joy of Love, Marriage Conference & Renewal of Vows with Bishop McGrattan, will take place December 8 - 9 at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Dr. NW). The special Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Edward Sri, a theologian, author, and well-known Catholic speaker.

Friday, December 8
7:00 p.m. - Praying the Rosary Like Never Before - Encounter the Wonder of Heaven & Earth
8:00 p.m. - Marriage: the Good, the Messy & the Beautiful
Saturday, December 9
9:00 a.m. - Vibrant Faith in a Secular Age: Challenges for Parents & Families
11:00 a.m. - Men, Women & the Mystery of Love: Living God's Plan for Marriage in JPII's 'Theology of the Body'
5:00 p.m. - Mass & Renewal of Wedding Vows with Bishop William McGrattan

Wine & Cheese Reception to Follow.

There is no cost to attend the Conference but a goodwill offering will be gratefully accepted. 

If you would like to join us for the Wine & Cheese Reception, the cost is $50/couple.

To register, click on the Register Now button below.

For details, click HERE.

Advent and Christmas Concerts 2017

The Keller Hall Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Grade One classes are hosting their second annual Advent concert! They will be performing on Friday, December 1st at 9:00 a.m. in Athlone Hall. A pre-concert coffee will be available in Keller Hall.

The Bessborough Hall Christmas Concerts this year will be held during the day on Friday, December 15th in Athlone Hall. The Grade Two and Three Concert will begin at 1 p.m. and the Grade Four, Five, and Six Concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. We look forward to having the students perform for you! To view the invitation, click HERE.

Advent by Candlelight
Space is Filling Up!
Register Today

The annual Advent by Candlelight event hosted by our Faith & Family Committee will be held on  Thursday, December 7th in the Athlone Hall Auditorium. 

Advent by Candlelight is a beautiful evening of celebration for women, sharing and preparing during the season of Advent. It is an opportunity to set aside the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations and focus your minds and hearts on the true meaning of Christmas.

We hope that you will consider attending this beautiful, annual event.

Questions? Please email Theresa Maxwell.

Just A Few Books Left - Buy Yours Today!

In support of our High School Trips for this school year, please consider purchasing an  ADmazing Savings (formerly SUTP) coupon book from the Bessborough front office for only $20/book. You will recoup your cost just by using a few of the coupons!  

To see a list of the vendors/companies with coupons, click  HERE.

Thank you for your support!

(subject to change)

Basketball Skills Development (Pre-Tryouts)
Grade 7 & 8 Boys & Girls
Monday, November 20

Basketball Tryouts
Grade 7/8 Girls 
Tuesday, November 21st @ 7:00 a.m.
Grade 9 Boys 
Wednesday, November 22 @ 7:00 a.m.
Senior Girls (Grade 9-12) 
Thursday, November 23 @ 7:00 a.m.
Grade 8/9 Boys 
Thursday, November 23 @ 3:45 p.m.
Grade 7/8 Boys 
Friday, November 24 @ 7:00 a.m.

To view all Junior High Cross Country, Golf and Volleyball Events, please go to the CISAA website under Calendar or Schedules.

To view all High School Cross Country, Golf and Volleyball Events, please go to the CISAA website under Calendar or Schedules.

Outdoor Education
(subject to change)

November 27/28
Grade 9 Girls @ Camp Kasota
December 12
Grade 5 Boys & Girls @ Nakiska


If you have not filled out an Outdoor Education Waiver yet (students in Grades 7 - 10), please submit to Mr. Delaval as soon as possible. Thank you!

Questions? Please email Mr. Delaval, Athletics Director.