January 16 - 20, 2017
In This Issue
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Saint of the Month
St. Paul

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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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.

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!
CWA School Council 
Wine & Cheese Evening

Please join the CWA School (Parent) Council for their 2nd annual Wine & Cheese Evening on Thursday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Athlone Hall Auditorium. 

Mix and mingle with School Council members, other CWA parents and staff & faculty. 

Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 17th.

Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon

The annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon is a way to say "THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR AMAZING WORK" to the wonderful teachers and staff at Clear Water Academy on behalf of the parents. The luncheon will be held on Friday, January 27th in the Athlone Hall Auditorium after dismissal.

We need your help to make it a great afternoon for the staff and faculty - please SIGN-UP for a task to ensure we have another successful event! Thank you for your help!
Grade 7 - 12 Exams

Our January exams are quickly approaching! See EXAM SCHEDULE for details.

A few reminders:

  • During the exam break (Monday, January 23 to Tuesday, January 31) there are no scheduled classes.  All students will write their exams in the morning and then go home to prepare for their next exam.
  • During the exam break, students are expected to arrive to school on-time, be in proper uniform, and be in their homeroom for regular morning procedures.  After announcements, students and teachers will then move to the classroom where their exam will take place.  All exams start at 9:00 a.m. and students must remain in their exam until at least 10:30 a.m.
  • Junior high exams will end at 11:00 a.m. and high school exams will end at noon (except PATs and Diplomas - their times are determined by Alberta Education).
Students may go home when they finish their exam in order to allow them sufficient time to review for their next one.  As soon as junior high students complete their exam, they may be picked-up by a parent/guardian.
Those who are not picked up immediately will proceed to the Bessborough Drama room until they are picked -p (pick-up time is 11 a.m.).  High school students may leave as soon as they finish their exam or wait for pick-up in the student lounge (their pick-up time is noon).
Questions? Please contact Mr. Forrester or Mrs. Wachtler.

Good luck to all students writing exams!
Evenings of Reflections Integral Formation for Men

Calling all men! The next Evening of Reflection for Men will take place on Thursday, January 26th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Athlone Hall Auditorium.

The next session will be about Formation and Education of Youth - Whose Job is it Anyway? with Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC. 

6:00  Travelers' Mass
6:30  Dinner & Social Time
7:30  Formation Talk & Small Group Discussion
9:00  Depart
* Confession available

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017

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. 

Arcatheos Winter Retreat 
for Boys Ages 10 -17 
Captivenia Bellesera Winter Retreat for Girls Ages 13 - 17


Basketball Info can be found on the Crusaders website.

Outdoor Education
January 16 - Nakiska Ski Trip - Grade 7 Boys
January 18 - Nakiska Ski Trip - Grade 7 Girls
January 25 - Nakiska Ski Trip - Grade 6 Boys & Girls
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!