November 6 - 10,  2017
In This Issue
Pope Francis Message To Canadian Youth
Pope Francis 
Message To Canadian Youth
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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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Save the date! 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.

School (Parent) Council would like to take this opportunity to thank the twenty-five parent volunteers and the Grade 6 and Grade 11 Girls that helped to execute another successful All Saints' Day Celebration.  

Year after year we hear the same feedback from our Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 3 students, "Best day ever!" Thank you!

That's AMORE! 
Tickets Now On Sale 
Enter 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! 

Donations Needed
As in years past, 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.

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

Summative Exams 
for Students in Grades 7 - 12

Further to the email that was sent out to all parents of Grades 7 - 12 students, please review the  EXAM SCHEDULE as there is change to the date for the Grade 9 Girls ELA exam.

The 8B ELA exam is taking place Monday, however, it will take place during Media Studies (block 4).  The students are to proceed directly to Mr. Fitzgerald in the Bessborough Computer Lab to write their ELA summative.

The 9B ELA exam is taking place on Monday, however, it will take place during Art (block 4).  The students are to proceed directly to Mrs. Leeming's classroom (311B) to write their ELA summative.

Good luck to all students writing exams!

Walking with Purpose
Women's Study
Begins On November 21

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.

Hats & Gloves Campaign 
November 6 - 22

Clear Water Academy is proud to support the New Hats and Gloves Campaign that Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch is running.  We are especially delighted to support one of our Alumna, Meaghan Doherty (Class of 2007), who happens to be heading up this campaign.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch hosts an annual Christmas Party for those in need. This magical day includes: pictures with Santa, a hot lunch, activities, a gift, and a trip to Gab's Place. Gab's Place offers gently used clothing items, and new winter clothing for these children in need. This year is the Ranch's 28th year of hosting this amazing event, and they are seeking assistance with the new Hats and Gloves Campaign. For more information on Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch, click HERE.

A donation box  will be placed in each building at Clear Water Academy.  We ask families for their assistance in promoting and supporting this apostolic campaign by bringing in new hats and gloves for children of all ages.  Feel free to tuck a little prayer/note in the item for the child that might receive it.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mary Beth Manarey.
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!
Advent by Candlelight
Date Change

Due to a scheduling conflict, the date for the annual Advent by Candlelight event for women, hosted by our Faith & Family Committee, has been  changed to Thursday, December 7th in the Athlone Hall Auditorium. For those that have already registered, we hope this date still works for you. If not, please send us an  email and we'll be in touch with you directly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

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.

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Our Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held in the gym at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 10. All parents and staff are invited to attend.

Once again, we are honoured to have Cpl. Laplante from 41 Service Battalion and retired Captain Sean Dunn in attendance this year. Students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 6 will be performing musical tributes. 

We'd like to invite our Scouts, Guides, Cadets, and students in service organizations to be our flag party and parents/relatives in all service organizations to lay a wreath. 

Please EMAIL Mrs. Cathy Charlton-Brennan  if you are able to help us with either of these requests. Thank you!

Thank you to those that collected money for the Holy Childhood Association (HCA).
Students are asked to return the boxes by Monday, November 6th to either the Keller Hall or Bessborough Hall reception areas. 
Please feel free to contact Mrs. Manarey by EMAIL.

We are pleased to announce that our Grade 4s are in the lead for the Rosary Campaign - they have almost completed their rosary!

You can view the Class Rosary boards by the Chapel in Bessborough Hall to view the classes' progress!
Solemn Feast of 
Christ the King 
Save the Date!

The Solemn Feast of Christ the King will be held on Sunday, November 26 at Sacred Heart Parish followed by a Celebration Potluck lunch in Clear Water Academy's gymnasium (Harvey Hall).

Limited Number of 
ADmazing Coupon Books 
Still Available

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)

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)

Tuesday, November 7
Grade 6 Boys
Strong Hold Climbing Wall from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 9
Grade 6 Girls
Strong Hold Climbing Wall from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.


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.