September 4 - 8, 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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Clear Water Academy
2521 Dieppe Ave SW
CALGARY, Alberta T3E 7J9
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Welcome Back BBQ September 8

Our annual Welcome Back BBQ will be held on Friday, September 8 from 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. in the field next to Harvey Hall (gym).

All current and past students, parents, and staff are invited to attend! 

Don't miss this fun, family-friendly event!

Clear Water Academy
Calgary Public Library Cards

In an effort to promote and support literacy at the school, we have collaborated with the Calgary Public Library (CPL) and designed branded library cards for all our students.

The cards were distributed to students in Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 12 on the first day of school, along with instructions on how to activate the card. To read activation instructions, click HERE.

We are happy to announce that the CPL Book Truck (a library on wheels!) will visit Clear Water Academy on Friday, September 8 during the Welcome Back BBQ! Bring your activated library card and sign-out some books! Books may be returned to any local CPL branch.

If you plan on volunteering your time this school year, we encourage you to attend one of our Volunteer Training Sessions. We will offer three sessions, however, you only need to attend one session.

Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 7 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

DELE (Spanish)

Any high school student wishing to challenge the DELE Spanish exam and receive a diploma certificate from the Spanish Ministry of Education that is internationally recognized, please email or speak to Señora Belisle before Thursday, September 7.  

The exam will be held on November 24, 2017. The Diplomas de Espagnol como Lengua Extranjera (DELE) is under the auspices of the Instituto Cervantes, which administers the exams for the Department of French, Italian and Spanish of the University of Calgary. The cost will depend on the level being challenged. For more information about DELE, visit Instituto Cervantes Calgary.

Señora Belisle will also be offering Spanish Club every Thursday during lunch recess in her classroom.
Mary's Meals Special Event
Featuring Special Guest:
Jimmy Belabre From Haiti

Please join Clear Water Academy in welcoming Jimmy Belabre from Haiti, a singer featured in Generation Hope, the documentary about the wonderful works of Mary's Meals !

BBQ at CWA - 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Concert/Presentation - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

We would love for you and your family and friends to be a part of this special evening at Clear Water Academy.

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Save The Date!
Dr. Leonard Sax Is Coming To Clear Water Academy Thursday, October 26!

Dr. Leonard Saxrenowned physician, psychologist, and author, will be visiting Clear Water Academy in October and will present to our community on Thursday, October 26 (evening format). 

 Dr. Sax's presentation will focus on the theme: "Beyond Resilience," parenting un-fragile children. If you would like to purchase any of his books, please visit the main reception in Bessborough Hall.

Details to follow...

Magic School Bus 2017
Only 13 Seats Left!

Only 13 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

Lend A Hand!

Who loves the virtue of Orderliness? Come put your talents and organization skills to good use and help organize a storage room. Looking for one or two people to volunteer.

Please email Mary Beth Manarey if you can lend a hand! Thanks in advance!

ADmazing Coupon Books 
On Sale Now!

In support of our High School Students' 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!  

There are excellent savings deals, including BOGO @ Stage West and many restaurants, as well as 6 x $5 off coupons at Co-op.  Please help support our high school students' trips  - buy one or more today!  Thank you for your support!

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

(subject to change)

Junior High Boys & Girls Volleyball Tryouts
Tuesday, Sept. 5 - 3:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 7 - 3:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Senior High Boys & Girls Volleyball Tryouts
-*New*  Tuesday, Sept. 5 @ 7:00 a.m.    
-Wednesday, Sept. 6 - 3:45 - 5:30 p.m.

Outdoor Education
(subject to change)

Grade 5 Boys
Wednesday, Sept. 6
Fish Creek Park - 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon.
Grade 7 Boys
Thursday, Sept. 7
Golf Canada Range - 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Shouldice Batting Cages - 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.  

Questions? Please email Mr. Delaval, Athletics Director.