January 15 - 19, 2018
In This Issue
Janella Salvador - Give Thanks (official song of the 2015 Papal Visit)
Janella Salvador - Give Thanks (official song of the 2015 Papal Visit)
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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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Dance Residency 
Coming To CWA!

We are pleased to announce that we have a dance residency coming to our school from January 19 -25 to work with our Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 6 students.

PLAY NOW Education is Calgary's sole provider of the award winning education program DANCEPL3Y! DANCEPL3Y (dance-play) is a new and innovative physical activity program that "plays" with dance while promoting positive mental health through the 3 Rules of PL3Y: Be positive. Be fun. Be yourself . Kids love learning simple moves from a variety of styles - Hip Hop, Urban, Ballroom, Bollywood, Lyrical, Jazz/Funk as they meet their Daily Physical Activity requirements. The internationally accredited, award-winning program inspires students to get playful and feel confident with dance through a unique and interACTIVE teaching approach that motivates them to claim their "Bubble of Awesome" and develops positive attitudes towards physical activity.

To view videos and learn more about PLAY NOW Education, please visit www.playnoweducation.com or to learn more about the DANCEPL3Y program, please visit  www.dancepl3y.com or find them on social media @dancepl3y.

Alumni Mission Trip 2018

Are you a CWA Alumni student? How would you like to join your fellow alumni (and friends!) and travel to Nicaragua in May? 

The 1st Annual Mission Trip run by Mission Youth will take place May 4 - 12, 2018. You must 18+ to attend and we are opening it up to friends of alumni students too!

For information, click HERE. Questions? Email Liz Faas.
Elements of Inspired Leadership Is Back! 
First Breakfast January 23rd

Clear Water Academy is pleased to offer, once again, our Men's Breakfast Series - Elements of Inspired Leadership. The breakfasts provide a forum for men to help them in their formation and leadership as husbands, fathers and leaders in their work.
The theme for our series this winter/spring is "GETTING BACK TO THE GAME - Living as a Christian Man in Today's World"
Our first breakfast will take place on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:30 am at the Petroleum Club. 

We hope that you will be able to join us and ask that you RVSP Bill Tomiak so that we can ensure that there is enough breakfast for everyone.
The following is the schedule of the upcoming breakfasts for the next five months, please mark your calendars:
  • February 13
  • March 20
  • April 24
  • May 29
We look forward to seeing you on January 23rd!

Time To Celebrate our Teachers and Staff!

The annual CWA Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, January 26, 2018.  

This is a parent initiative to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate all their hard work. Please mark your calendars and set some time aside to help make some delicious dishes to nourish our CWA team!

If you are interested in helping to prepare a dish(es) for our special teachers and staff, please sign-up by clicking the button below.

Questions? EMAIL Patrizia Ruggieri.

Top Marks Fitting Session

The next Top Marks Fitting session will be held on Monday, January 15th.

Top Marks will be set-up in the music room (lower level of Bessborough Hall) from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. No appointment required.

If you require new uniform pieces and would like your child(ren) to be fitted, need to order or exchange items, please feel free to stop by.

Buy Your That's AMORE! Fiesta! Tickets Today!

Our Community Celebration Dinner & Auction will take place on May 5, 2018.

Buy individual tickets or get a group together and buy a table!

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

Next Session January 23rd!
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, but it's not too late to join! The next session will be on Tuesday, January 23rd. Each session will begin with the celebration of the Holy Mass at 9:00 a.m. 
Dates for the study 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.

Full of Grace Weekend Retreat
For Women
Limited Space!
March 9 - 11, 2018

We are excited to announce that the Full of Grace Weekend Retreat for Women will take place March 9 - 11, 2018 at King's Fold Retreat and Renewal Centre.

Don't delay as space is very limited! 

To register: 
Email or call Margaret Matthews, Formation Director.

Please read this LETTER from Mary's Meals about Clear Water Academy's efforts in supporting their cause. Thank you for your support and contributions!

THANK YOU to everyone that purchased Purdy's Chocolates for our annual Christmas fundraiser. We raised $828.12 for our Elementary Reading Program! 

Introduction To 
The Catechesis Of 
The Good Shepherd

The Diocesan Office of Religious Education invites you to a Saturday Morning Workshop on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd on January 13, 2018 from 9 AM to 12 PM at Canadian Martyrs Parish, Calgary. Dorothy Burns, former Director of Religious Education for Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools in Okotoks, and Paula Sabatini, Catechist for the Good Shepherd Catechesis at Canadian Martyrs Parish, will break open this amazing pedagogical method of teaching our children the Faith, which was created by Montessori Educator Gianna Gobi. The morning will also include an opportunity to spend time in the "Atrium", a sacred space created for young children to learn about their faith in a very tactile and experiential way. For more information, call Alicia at 403-218-5505.

Catechesis Of 
The Good Shepherd 
Level 1 Part A

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 1 Part A course will be held on February 20 - 25, 2018 at Clear Water Academy. 

The Level I course lays the foundation of the theology and praxis of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd while concretely preparing the participant to develop and facilitate an atrium for 3-6 year old children in a parish or school setting. 

For further information or questions contact Paula Sabatini 403-607-3256 or  cgscalgary@gmail.com  or Dorothy Burns 403-829-7187 or  chair@cgsac.ca.

(subject to change)

To View all Junior High Basketball Events and Schedules, click HERE .

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

Outdoor Education
(subject to change)
Wednesday, January 17 
All Grade 6 & 7 Boys and Girls at NAKISKA 
Depart at 7:00 a.m. 
Return at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 1
All Grade 9 Boys and Girls and Grade 10s at SUNSHINE 

Wednesday, February 28
All Grade 8 Boys and Girls at NORQUAY


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.