October 2 - 6, 2017
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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.

First Coffee & Conversation:
Thursday, October 5
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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Bless Your Home

In order to continue to serve our Clear Water Academy community, Fr. Michael and Fr. Alex are welcoming invitations to visit your family home this year and bless your house and family. This is also a beautiful way to have our priests get to know you and your children better!

If you would like to invite Fr. Michael and Fr. Alex to your home, please email Fr. Michael directly and he will work with you on scheduling a date to spend time with your family. 

God Bless!
Introducing Friday Night Lights
Register Now!

Last year's Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Lively Virtues was a huge hit, with over 40 families registered and attending Friday nights once per month to learn and grow together in a fun and faith-filled environment. 

To keep these good fires burning in our CWA parents and families, this year's Friday Night Lights program will be Theology of the Body.  An Introduction to the Theology of the Body  is a comprehensive group study system designed to lay a firm foundation for those desiring to learn and incorporate the Theology of the Body into their lives. This is a bold, new series that incorporates the revised translation of John Paul II's original text, along with the "hidden talks" of the Theology of the Body - only recently discovered in the Vatican archives. An Introduction to the Theology of the Body is for any "body" looking to reach his or her fullest potential in this life.

The sessions will run: 
October 13, November 3, December 1, January 12, February 2, March 2, April 13, May 4  in the  Athlone Hall Auditorium
Begins with Mass at 6:30 p.m. followed by the formal program at 7:00 p.m., hearty group discussion, and social time with wine and cheese - concludes a 9:00 p.m.
  • $50 Registration fee per person
  • $90 Registration fee per couple
  • $100 additional babysitting fee per family (this covers childcare for all 8 sessions) 
Register by October 6, 2017:

For more information please contact: Margaret Matthews 403-870-4288 
mmatthews@clearwateracademy.com   or Angela Estrada 403-399- 9270 
Save The Date!

Please save the date for Clear Water Academy's Family Fun Night - Pasta Night!

This year's Pasta Night will be held on Friday, October 20. All Clear Water Academy families and staff are invited and encouraged to attend this fun family-friendly event. 

An RSVP and Sign-Up Genius (volunteer sign-up) link will be sent out soon...stay tuned!

Seats Are Filling Up Fast!
Dr. Leonard Sax Is Coming To Clear Water Academy Thursday, October 26 & 
Friday, October 27

Space is limited and seats are filling up fast - Don't miss out - register now!

Clear Water Academy is pleased to present Dr. Leonard Sax, renowned physician, psychologist, and author. Dr. Sax will present to our community on Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27 (evening format). You may register for one evening presentation or both. 
  • Thursday's presentation will focus on "The Collapse of Parenting" and will be from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Athlone Hall Auditorium.
  • Friday's presentation will focus on "Girls on the Edge and Boys Adrift" and will be from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Athlone Hall Auditorium.
"Dr. Sax has spoken on issues of child and adolescent development not only in the United States but also in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, and Switzerland. He has visited more than 380 schools since 2001. He has appeared on the TODAY Show, CNN, National Public Radio, PBS, Fox News, Fox Business, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, New Zealand Television, and many other national and international media."

Click on the link below for further details and to register. Feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and family!

Jr. Kindergarten/Kindergarten
Information Session 
For Parents of Prospective Students

Clear Water Academy will be hosting a Junior Kindergarten/Kindergarten Information Session on Wednesday, October 4 at 9:00 a.m.  for parents of prospective students. 

The best testimony to Clear Water Academy comes from our current families. The special relationship among our parents, teachers, and children in our school community enables us to discover the best in ourselves and share it with others.  Semper Altius - Always Higher!

We  respectfully ask that you share the attached invitation with your friends who have children that will be of Jr. Kindergarten/Kindergarten age for the 2018-2019 school year so that they can come and see our school and learn more about Clear Water Academy and its programs.

Thank you for helping to promote our amazing school!
Mary's Meals Oatmeal & 
Blue Jeans Day

In support of Mary's Meals and the children being fed in Malawi, South Africa, Clear Water Academy will have its first Oatmeal Day on Friday, October 13. We look forward to our school sharing a special meal, similar to the lunch these children receive in their place of education.  More information to follow ...

To contribute monthly to Mary's Meals Canada, click HERE. Thank you!
Join Our Planning Committee!

Want to join an amazing team of volunteers

Join us for our first That's Amore! Fiesta! Planning Committee meeting. "Many hands make light work". 

No previous event planning experience required - everyone welcome!

When: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 @ 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Where: Bessborough Board Room.

Questions or to sign-up: Email Karin Vetter.
We hope to see many of you there!       

STEAM After School Program For Students In 
Kindergarten to Grade 7

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Idea Lab Calgary! Starting October 16, we will offer after school STEAM programs to students in Kindergarten to Grade 7.

Price: $135/program (8 sessions per program)
*Discount for students already registered in the After School Care Program.

Many of the programs are already near capacity, so don't delay! Register now!

For details, click HERE.

University Open House

The University of Alberta is hosting their open house on Satruday, October 21. There is a free shuttle to transport students and parents from Calgary to the University of Alberta. Registration is required for the bus and spots do fill up quickly. Shuttle Bus information can be found here.

If you are interested in attending any of these sessions, please click on the link below to find out more information:

Questions? Email Tara Wachtler.
Parent Portal
Login and Password

For Parent Portal login and password information, please review your emails for details. An email called "Back To School At A Glance" went out on September 1st to all parents, and this  information  was included.

Questions? Please EMAIL Karin Vetter.

The Healthy Hunger Lunch Program runs Monday to Thursday and your participation will help support our High School Mission and Pilgrimage Trips.
The details are as follows:
  • Orders MUST be placed at least 5 days prior to a lunch date
  • Lunch is offered to students in Grades K to 12 and all CWA Staff & Faculty
  • Parents should place orders via Healthy Hunger website.
  • If you have already registered for Healthy Hunger in previous years, you can use your previous login credentials to place your order.  However, if you have never ordered through Healthy Hunger, you will have to create an account.
  • All profits from the lunches will go directly towards our High School Trips.
The schedule is as follows:  
Monday - Edo
Tuesday - Boston Pizza
Wednesday - Chachi's
Thursday - Subway
*this schedule is subject to change 
Please make sure not to place orders on the day your child(ren) are away on field trips.
We hope that many of you will take advantage of this wonderful program!

Magic School Bus 2017
Only 1 Seat Left!

Only 1 seat left for this year's Magic School Bus!  For all new CWA parents, this is a great way to meet other parents of the school while having an amazing, fun evening!

Don't miss out on Clear Water Academy's 8th annual Progressive Dinner. 

When: October 14, 2017
Hosts: Bill and Tracy Tomiak, Phil and Kari Faba/Dwayne and Natasha Sorobey, and David and Kelley Holy

This year's theme is Magic School Bus Goes Down Mystery Lane!

Seats are $150/person and includes all food and drink for the night!

To purchase seats on the bus, contact:
Karin Vetter via EMAIL or call: 403-240-7901

(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, Oct. 3
Grade 9 Boys
Kayaking 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Driving Range Golf Canada 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 4 & Thursday, Oct. 5
Grade 8 Girls go to  Camp Kasota           


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.