December 19 - 23, 2016
In This Issue
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Saint of the Month   Our Lady of Guadalupe

Virtue of the Month 
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Clear Water Academy
2521 Dieppe Ave SW
CALGARY, Alberta T3E 7J9
(403) 217-8448

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The last day of school for all students for the Christmas Break will be Thursday, December 22. Dismissal will be at 12:00 p.m. (noon).

There will be no After School Care or Early Dismissal Care offered on this day, so please make sure to pick-up your child(ren) at 12:00 p.m. (noon).
Super Bowl Raffle 2016

We have only 4 tickets left to sell for our Super Bowl Raffle! Don't miss out on your chance to win 2 tickets - Call Karin Vetter at 403-240-7901 or EMAIL to buy your ticket(s).
We will have two separate draws (100 tickets printed per draw) to be held on Tuesday, December 20th at Clear Water Academy's Main Office in Bessborough Hall at 4:00 p.m. Each draw will be for two (2) tickets to Super Bowl LI on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas at the NRG Stadium.

Congratulations to Fr. Michael O'Connor on his recent ordination to the priesthood.

We look forward to having Fr. Michael back at school in January - we invite all parents and staff to attend Mass on Friday, January 13th at 8:45 a.m. in the school gym with Fr. Michael presiding.

Share our school with your friends, family, and colleagues and earn up to $750!

Please read this LETTER from our Admissions Director, Mary Beth Manarey, about our wonderful referral program at Clear Water Academy.

Thank you for sharing our amazing school with others!
Enrollment for 2017-2018 School Year

Thank you to all families that have already submitted their re-enrollment documents for the 2017-2018 school year!

If you have not yet re-enrolled your child(ren), please make sure to submit your enrollment documents by the deadline of Friday, January 27, 2017. 

Questions? Please contact Silvana Poissant at 403-240-7916 or by EMAIL.

In preparartion for the season of Advent, we encourage our staff and families to watch Best Advent Ever ™, a daily video series produced by Dynamic Catholic. Each day they issue, via email to their subscribers, a 2 minute video - informing and inspiring us to live Advent to the fullest! 

Advent Campaign 2016
Shepherds on the Search

Here is a letter from our little Shepherd:

Dear Clear Water Academy Community: 

Thank you for all of your efforts and congratulations on all of your achievements: you have helped a lot of people as you have prepared for Christmas though the Advent campaign missions! I hope you had fun with your dress-up days too, with one still to come on Tuesday.  

With Christmas now very near, let's all spend some time with our families and friends to worship and adore the greatest Gift, our Saviour, whom each heart is longing for. Although my journeys and missions will be over for the year, until it's time to search again, I'll be right back here!

And, as you can see, I'm where I should now be - right there beside the manger with the King who came for you and me! Until next year and with the love our Christ our King,
Your Loyal Shepherd
Women's Journey to Joy

Thank you to all the ladies that joined us for our first Journey to Joy session. It was an amazing morning led by Fr. Daniel Brandenburg. 

It's not too late to register - Join us for Journey to Joy on the 7 Sorrows of Mary led by Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC.  

Nursing babies only please - child care may be arranged by contacting Margaret Matthews: 403 240-7917. 

Journey to Joy will take place on Tuesday mornings (Dec. 13, Jan. 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 23, & Jun. 6) at 9:00 a.m. in the Athlone Hall Auditorium. 

REGISTER NOW! (click link).
Cornerstone Weekend Retreat For Men

"Let God help you become a better man." 

Register for the Clear Water Academy Men's retreat - taking place January 27 - 28, 2017 at King's Fold Retreat Centre. Space is limited, so register soon! Questions? Call Margaret Matthews: 403 240-7917. 


Basketball Info can be found on the Crusaders website.
Team Manager Volunteer Opportunities
Thanks to the parents that have stepped up and volunteered to be Team Managers. We are pleased to have Kathy and Kent Wang for the Grade 8/9 Girls and Karin Vetter for the Senior Boys.

Team Managers and parents, you can now use Team Snap as a tool!

We are still recruiting for Team Managers. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Greg DeLaval and he will connect you with the appropriate team coach.  Thanks in advance for your consideration.  Let's build Crusader Spirit - come out and CHEER on our athletes!