October 23 - 27, 2017
In This Issue
 
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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.

RESCHEDULED!
Next Coffee & Conversation:
Thursday, November 2
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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Full/Formal Uniform Begins On Wednesday, November 1

Starting Wednesday, November 1, all students are required to wear their full/formal uniform.

Please ensure that your child(ren) have all the proper uniform pieces. You may refer to the Uniforms section of our website for information.

Parking Lot Reminders

To help facilitate drop-off and pick-up, and keep our community safe, we ask that you please review the guidelines below:
  • Once you enter the parking lot, please park your car in the angled parking stalls or the perpendicular parking stalls on the west side of the lot to drop-off your child(ren). Stopping in drive isles is not permitted at any time for pick-up or drop-off. This is for everyone's safety.
  • Once students exit the vehicle, they must use the designated pedestrian paths to get to their respective buildings.
  • Please use the designated crosswalks and do not walk in the drive isles as this is very dangerous.
  • Please drive slowly and carefully when in the parking lot, and take precaution when backing out. 
  • Backing into stalls is not permitted.
  • If your child(ren) are in Keller Hall only, please use the Keller Hall parking lot accessed via Hochwald Avenue (north of Keller Hall). If your child(ren) are in multiple buildings, you may use the Bessborough Hall parking lot, as per the parking lot plan below.
  • Please be respectful and patient with other parents, staff, and students that are utilizing the parking lot and pedestrian paths.

In addition to the guidelines above, we respectfully remind you that parking in the lot south of the gym and in front of Athlone Hall is prohibited. These parking areas are reserved for New Heights School parents and Access Calgary buses. Please refrain from parking in these areas.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Tickets Are Selling 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!


Walking with Purpose
Women's Study

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.


Evenings of Reflection for Men
GETTING  BACK TO THE GAME Speaker: Fr. Daniel Wilson, LC

How are Catholic men, to live out our faith in an increasingly secular, post-Christian world?

Join Fr. Daniel Wilson, LC for An insightful and optimistic plan of action for Christian men living their faith in contemporary culture.

The format of the Evenings of Reflection allows men to arrive from work, attend Mass, enjoy a hot meal, learn and discuss topics of interest to Catholic men, and be on your way by 9:00 p.m. Evenings of Reflection are open to all men, and we invite and encourage you to bring a friend.

FORMAT OF THE EVENING
6:00  Travelers' Mass
6:30  Dinner & Social Time
7:15  Talk & small group discussion
9:00  Depart
* Confession available
 
SCHEDULE 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Speaker: Fr. Daniel Wilson, LC
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Tuesday, February 2, 2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

 
LOCATION  
Auditorium, Athlone Hall - Clear Water Academy, 4041 Breskens Drive SW

This is a free event although free will offerings are accepted. 



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.

Good luck to all students writing exams!

All Saints' Day Carnival for Students in Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 3

SAVE THE DATE! On Wednesday, November 1st, Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 3 students will celebrate All Saints' Day in Harvey Hall Gymnasium. 
 
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! 
To make this event a success, we need approx. 25 parent volunteers to help with set-up, take-down, and to supervise various stations.

Please take a moment to review all the items listed on our VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP page and see how you are able to help. You are welcome to sign-up for more than one (1) shift if you are able to volunteer! 

Questions? Please EMAIL  Tina Green.

That's AMORE!

We are pleased to announce that That's ticket sales for That's AMORE! will start next week.

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.

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

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!

Limited Number of 
ADamazing 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!  

Thank You!

THANK YOU to everyone for sharing in last week's Oatmeal Lunch that took place in our school and wearing BLUE!  Our school community was united with the students around the world that benefit from receiving a meal with the efforts of Mary's Meals.  

We are thrilled to announce our fundraising total: $2,750.27, which is enough to feed 171 children for an entire year in Malawi, Africa. 
May God bless the children receiving these meals and everyone at CWA for participating. 
   

Athletics
(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)

Monday, October 23
Grade 8 Boys will be horseback riding at Eagle Feather Riding from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 24
Grade 8 Girls will be horseback riding at Eagle Feather Riding from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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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.