December 11 - 15,  2017
In This Issue
 
 
Ordination to the Priesthood 2016
Ordination to the Priesthood 2016
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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, January 25th
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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Enrollment Deadline for  2018/2019 
Is Fast Approaching!

A reminder that our Enrollment Deadline for current families for the 2018/2019 school year is on or before Friday, December 15th. 

Our existing Clear Water Academy families will have priority placement in next year's classes. However, we have a number of grades that are currently full with waitlists. To confirm your child(ren)'s placement for the 2018/2019 school year, please submit the fully completed Enrollment Agreement to the Admissions Department on or before Friday, December 15, 2017.  Open places will be offered to new applicants on our waitlists after this date.

Questions? Please contact Silvana Poissant.

Novena for the 33 Deacons who will be Ordained Priests 

As we are celebrating the anniversaries of our priests, Fr. Michael (December 10, 1 year) and Fr. Alex (December 12, 2 years), there are more young men preparing for ordination this year in Rome. We would like to invite you to remember these deacons in your prayers by joining us in a novena for them.
 
Each day there is a brief reflection about what ordination is as well as a prayer to say for them. It is a beautiful way to offer our support and learn something about the priesthood at the same time. The novena was prepared by the sister of Fr. Michael as he was approaching this important day.
 
Thank you for your prayerful support!

Early Bird Draw For Flames Tickets Is SOON!
Don't Delay!
Buy Your That's AMORE
Tickets Today!

Tickets for That's AMORE! are now on sale! Thank you to those that have already purchased their tickets!

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! 



Gift Gathering - We Need Your Donations!
As in past years, 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

Registration For Winter STEM/STEAM 
After School Programs 
Begins December 11th

We are excited to announce that registration for Winter Programs for the After School STEM/STEAM Club will begin on Monday, December 11th. Keep an eye out for an email that will include registration details.

Christmas Concerts 2017

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 1:00 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! To view the invitation, click HERE.
Alumna, Kate Faas holding a sample cake pop that will be on sale at the Bake Sale!

Alumni Mission Trip Fundraiser Bake Sale!

In support of the 2018 Alumni Mission Trip, the Alumni of Clear Water Academy will be selling Christmas baking to parents before & after the Elementary Christmas concerts on Friday, December 15th.

The bake sale will also be open to students and staff on Monday, December 18th. Baked goods will be $5.00 and Christmas cookies will be $2.00. 

Thank you for your support!

Host Our NET Team!

Our NET team has been in Calgary for a few months now and we are so blessed to have them work with our students again this school year.
 
These seven young adults from NET (National Evangelization Teams) Ministries of Canada minister to students of Christ the Redeemer School Division, including Clear Water Academy. These young men and women will spend the school year helping your child(ren) grow in their character, human, spiritual, and apostolic formation.
 
Ready to sign-up? Click on the image below to download the sign-up form. Please scan and email your completed copy to Shari Tobias: stobias@shaw.ca or print and drop-off your form to the main office. Thank you and God Bless!



It's Not Too Late To Register!
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. 
 
The program started this week, but it's not too late to join! The next session will be on Tuesday, December 19th. Each session will begin with the celebration of the Holy Mass at 9:00 a.m. 
 
Dates for the study 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.

Jr. High Debate Tournament

On November 30th, CWA held its first internal Prepared Debate Tournament for Junior High students. There were 24 debaters that worked hard to prepare their research for the competition and did a fantastic job demonstrating their logical and critical thinking as well as their public speaking skills.

We also had 18 additional student volunteers from Junior and High School as well as parents and teachers to fill the roles of moderators and judges. All participants and volunteers enjoyed a pizza supper together in between two rounds of debate. The first, second and third place teams as well as top two speakers of the tournament were awarded certificates and gift cards. Congratulations and thank you to all participants!   

The final Junior High debate club meeting of the year will take place on Thursday, Dec 14th from 3:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Need Stocking Stuffers?
Buy An ADmazing Coupon Book!

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!
   

Athletics
(subject to change)

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL
No Games Scheduled Yet.
To View all Junior High Basketball Events and Schedules, click HERE.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
To View all High School Basketball Events and Schedules: Click HERE.

Outdoor Education
(subject to change)
 
GRADE 5 BOYS & GIRLS 
SKI NAKISKA
December 12th

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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.