January 8 - 12, 2018
In This Issue
 
 
[Official Video] Mary, Did You Know- - Pentatonix
[Official Video] Mary, Did You Know- - Pentatonix
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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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We wish all our families a safe, peaceful, and restful Christmas break. Merry Christmas!


The first day back to school for all students is January 8, 2018.

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

Thank you to everyone that has already purchased their tickets!

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.


Jr. High/High School Summative Exam Schedule

Summative exams for Junior High and High School students will begin in January 2018.

Please note the following two changes have been made to the exam schedule:
  1. Grade 9 - The dates for the ELA exam and the Science exam have been switched
  2. Social 20-1 will have a final position paper to plan and write during the week of January 15th
We wish all of our students much success on their summative exams!

Please click HERE to view details and exam schedule.
 
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact   Mrs. Wachtler.  

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.

Time To Celebrate our Teachers and Staff!

The annual CWA Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon is scheduled for 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 with planning the event, please contact School (Parent) Council at cwaschoolcouncil@gmail.com

Registration For Winter STEM/STEAM 
After School Programs 
Is Now Open!

We are excited to announce that registration for Winter Programs for the After School STEM/STEAM Club is now open to students in Kindergarten to Grade 7.

To register, click the button below.



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!


Mary's Meals Update

In May 2016, Clear Water Academy chose Mary's Meals Canada as our top designated charity, whose focus is to "feed every child a daily meal in their place of education." 

Mary's Meals Canada specifically funds schools in Malawi, Africa, and the cost to feed a child a meal a day for a whole year is currently only $16.  Most of us spend that amount in a visit to the movie theatre or to buy one pizza! 

A summary of our events:  
CWA has held 2 Mary's Meals Blue Day fundraisers, had a special visit from its founder, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, in September 2016, and hosted an evening event open to the public, held other student-led and classroom fundraisers, and shared our 1st Oatmeal Day most recently in October.  In total, Clear Water Academy has helped raise nearly $17,000 in less than 2 years - feeding over 1,000 children!

A very big THANK YOU to our students and school community for your support of Mary's Meals Canada . Together, we will continue to help promote the good works of Mary's Meals, and work towards setting-up the sponsorship of a school in Malawi for this amazing cause!

May God Bless you, everyone!
Grade 7 & 8 Science Class

Monday and Tuesday saw our Grade 7 and 8 students complete their first Engineering Challenge! The students were placed into groups of either 3 or 4 and, with 5 minutes to plan and 30 minutes to build, had to construct a device that could move five "radioactive" golf balls, one at a time, from one paper bag to another without human contact. The only materials allowed were: 4 four-inch pieces of string, 4 drinking straws, 2 skewers, 4 paper clips, 4 rubber bands, 5 Post-It notes, 4 push-pins, 1 pencil and 1-foot length of tape.   
 
The winners from each class were:
7G: Chioma, Kara, and Katrina (1 minute and 04 seconds)
7B: Edwin, David, Juan and Anthony (1 minute and 35 seconds)
8G: Pearl, Veronica and Sadhika (27 seconds)
8B: Alex H., Michael, Arturo and Robert (36 seconds)
 
The students mentioned above will receive  a certificate. Stay tuned for our next challenge that will take place in February!

CMBA 
Holiday Basketball Camp 
December 27 - 29

 *Please note, this camp is not facilitated by Clear Water Academy but will be run by our Jr. Crusaders' Basketball coach, Mike Shaw.

CMBA Age Groups
Mini - Born: 2008/2007 
Bantam Girls - Born: 2006/2005
Bantam Boys - Born: 2006/2005   

Mini Girls 16 total players; Mini Boys 16 total players; Dec 27, 28, 29;  9:00 to 11 am

Bantam Girls 32 total players; Dec 27, 28, 29; 12 noon to 2:00 pm

Bantam Boys 32 total players; Dec 27, 28, 29; 2:30  to 4:30 pm                      

Schedule
All Holiday Hoopla Camps will be hosted at Clear Water Academy Gym.

Cost? 
$100.00 for Wednesday to Friday basketball camp (2 hour sessions each day) 6 Total Hours of Camp instruction & game play.

Each Holiday Hoopla Basketball Player receives a basketball and t-shirt. 

On-line Registration Now Open! For details on the camps, click HERE.
 
CMBA will be taking all registrations for Holiday Hoopla Basketball Camps on-line: at https://cmba.goalline.ca/register.php?reg_form_id=19844

 For more information, please contact CMBA: cmba@telus.net 
   

Athletics
(subject to change)

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL
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)
 
Wednesday, January 17 
All Grade 6 & 7 Boys and Girls at NAKISKA 

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

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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.