September 25 - 29, 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, September 28
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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Picture Day for all students and staff will be on Monday, September 25. Please ensure that your child(ren) are in their full/formal uniform.

Cold Weather Warning!

As winter approaches, the weather outside is starting to get very cold. Please make sure that your child(ren) is/are properly dressed for the weather and that they bring their toques, gloves, and warm jacket to school.
School Council Wine & Cheese
Don't Forget To RSVP!

CWA School (Parent) Council invites you to join their 3rd Annual Wine and Cheese on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. 
Mix and mingle with School Council members, other parents, and staff & faculty. This is a casual adult-only evening and we hope to see many of you there! 

Please RSVP by Friday, September 22. 

Introducing Friday Night Lights

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   or Angela Estrada 403-399- 9270 

Dr. Leonard Sax Is Coming To Clear Water Academy Thursday, October 26 & 
Friday, October 27

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!

Fun Run
Friday, September 29
Grades 2 - 12

Student Council's upcoming Fun Run will take place on Friday September 29 from 8:35 to 9:30 a.m. on the parade square and grounds outside. 

This year, we want to make the event more inclusive, therefore, we have invited all students in G rades 2 to 12 to participate in the run! Elementary students will run around the parade square while High School students will run across the cross country track in their SLGs.
Friday will also be a dress down day -Elementary students will be permitted to wear sweat pants in Crusader colours (Navy or red). Our Junior and Senior High students may wear sweatpants and a shirt in their SLG colours. The purpose of this special event is to raise money for cancer research. Students are asked to bring a minimum $2 donation for the Terry Fox Foundation.
Alongside the fun run, the Student Council is hosting a week-long series of events from the 24th to the 29th!
Monday- Tuesday : Bake sale! Buy a tasty treat during lunch time to support relief efforts for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Wednesday: Crazy hair day! Please no hair dye.
Thursday : Find Terry! Junior and Senior High students will be on the hunt for pictures of Terry Fox placed around Athlone! The SLG who returns the most pictures will receive a prize!
Friday: Terry Fox Run!
We look forward to your participation!
Save The Date!
That' AMORE - Fiesta!

Mark your calendars for the school event of the year - That's AMORE - Fiesta! 

Our Community Celebration Dinner & Auction will be held on Saturday, May 5 at Clear Water Academy.

Ticket sales will launch soon...stay tuned for details...

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.

Advent by Candlelight
Advent by Candlelight
Join Our Planning Committee!

Come and join the Advent by Candlelight team!  Advent by Candlelight is a special CWA pre-Christmas tradition! It is a beautiful evening for women at the school to come together and enjoy desserts, music, wine and cheese, and build community.  

Everyone is welcome to join in planning this special night. We need help with set-up, planning of food for the event , decor, and of course, we are open to new ideas!  

Our first meeting is Friday, September 29 at 8:45 a.m. in the Bessborough Hall Board Room. Join us!

Questions? Contact Jamie Horvath by email or Theresa Maxwell by email.

University Open Houses

The University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge are hosting their open houses on Saturday, September 30. This is open to students in Grades 11 and 12.

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.

Upcoming Fitting Session
Monday, September 25

The next Top Marks fitting session will take place on Monday, September 25 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Bessborough Hall Music Room (Lower Level).

Top Marks will be available to assist families with uniform fittings, ordering and exchanging items. No appointment required.
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 3 Seats Left!

Only 3 seats 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

Calgary's Annual Red Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral

The Saint Thomas More Lawyers' Guild of Calgary is pleased to invite all Judges, members of the legal profession and related professions, and family and friends to Calgary's annual Red Mass, to be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at St. Mary's Cathedral. 
The Red Mass is a Mass celebrated in honour of the legal profession as a vocation in the service of justice and the common good. It is an occasion for people employed in the administration of justice as judges, lawyers, paralegals, assistants, civic leaders, and law students of all faiths to celebrate the beginning of the new judicial term and ask for blessing, strength, and enlightenment in the pursuit of justice for all.
Bishop William McGrattan will preside, with a reception to follow in the St. Mary's Cathedral Hall featuring guest speaker Fr. Cristino Bouvette. The Mass is free and open to all to attend. A ticket is only required if you wish to attend the reception following the Mass.

For details and to register, click HERE.

(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.

Junior High Volleyball Tournament Hosted by Clear Water Academy & Master's Academy

Grade 7/8 Boys
will be competing on Friday at Master's Academy at 2:00, 3:00 , 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Grade 7/8 Girls will be competing on Friday at Clear Water Academy at 2:00, 3:00 , 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Grade 8/9 Boys will be competing on Saturday at Master's Academy at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and at 12:30 p.m.

Grade 8/9 Girls will be competing on Saturday at Clear Water Academy at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and at 12:30 p.m.

Senior High Boys Banff Community High School Tournament
Boys will play on Friday September 22 & Saturday, September 23 in Banff
Senior High Girls Rosemary Tournament
Girls will play on Friday, September 22 & Saturday, September 23 at Rosemary School

Outdoor Education
(subject to change)

Grade 6 Boys
September 26
Fullerton Loop All Day Hike
Grade 5 Girls
September 28 in Bragg Creek - Afternoon Hike


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.