November 14 - 18, 2016
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Christ the King

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Clear Water Academy
2521 Dieppe Ave SW
CALGARY, Alberta T3E 7J9
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There will be no school for all students tomorrow, Friday, November 11th.  Classes resume on Monday, November 14th.

We would like to remind our community that parking in front of Athlone Hall along Breskens Drive for pick-up and/or drop-off is NOT permitted. These parking spots are reserved for Access Calgary and taxis to pick-up students from New Heights School.

The students at New Heights have special needs, therefore, we respectfully request that you refrain from parking in front of Athlone Hall (near the big staircase along Breskens Drive) in order to accommodate the transportation vehicles that need to park there.

Clear Water Academy parents are asked to park only in the Bessborough and/or Keller Hall parking lots.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Christmas Play Audition Update

Thank you to all the students who tried out for the Christmas Play. We had a great turnout!

The cast list will be posted in the music room on Monday morning...stay tuned!

Advent and Christmas Concerts 2016
This year, the Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes are hosting their own special Advent concert! In lieu of the larger Christmas Concert, they will be performing on Thursday, December 1st at 9:15 a.m. in Athlone Hall. A pre-concert coffee will be available in Keller Hall until the doors of Athlone Hall open at 9:00 a.m.
The Christmas Concert this year will include Grades 1 - 6. It will be held on Wednesday, December 14th at 1:00 p.m. in Bethany Chapel on Richardson Way. We look forward to performing for you! Stay tuned for more details...
Remembrance Day Ceremony

Thank you to all our parents and guests who joined us for our Remembrance Day Ceremony today. It was lovely to see so many parents come out and show their gratitude with us. If you would like to see the photos from today, please click HERE.

Science Update for 
Grades 7 & 8

Earlier this week, our Science teachers sent out an email about the Science Fair and updates regarding the Science Program.

Please make sure to read the important communication HERE.
High School Information Session on November 16th

Students in Grades 7-11 and their parents are cordially invited and encouraged to attend our annual High School Information Session on Wednesday, November 16th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. 

RSVP by November 10th to Maria Velez.

For details, click HERE.
Annual Purdy's Christmas Fundraiser

Once again, our popular Christmas Fundraiser through Purdy's Chocolates is being offered! These beautiful, and delicious, chocolates make great Christmas gifts. Funds raised will go towards purchasing additional Chromebooks for our students.

Catalogues are available at the Keller, Bessborough, and Athlone reception desks. The deadline to order is Friday, November 25th. 

ORDER ONLINE (CLICK LINK). Enter our Group Order #15108.

Orders will be ready for pick-up at Keller Hall on Monday, December 12th.

Questions? Contact Sandee Johnson by EMAIL.
Advent by Candlelight 2016

Advent by Candlelight will be held on Thursday, November 24th in the Athlone Hall Auditorium from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

This event is a beautiful gathering organized by the Faith and Family Committee.  Its purpose is to allow CWA women to prepare their hearts for Advent while building friendships! 

For details and to register, click HERE.

Clear Water Academy families and staff are invited to Nigerian Night - A Potluck Dinner on Saturday, November 26th for a wonderful night of authentic Nigerian food, friendship, and good music. Frier Michael Okwegba from Mount St. Francis will be our special guest! 

Registration table opens at 5:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.

We are looking forward to a wonderful evening and hope to see you there!

To register and sign-up to bring your potluck food item, click HERE.

An email was sent out on Thursday, October 27th to all families regarding the Semper Altius Financial Awards.

Each year, Clear Water Academy offers the Semper Altius Financial Bursary Program. 

The application deadline for the 2017-2018 school year is Friday, November 18th, 2016.

Questions? Please contact Silvana Poissant by EMAIL.

Ms. Morrison's Jr. Kindergarten Class.

We will be hosting another Jr. Kindergarten & Kindergarten Information Session on Tuesday, November 29th at 9:15 a.m. The Information Session is intended for Parents of Prospective Students. 

Please spread the word and have your friends, family, and colleagues learn more about our special school!

To RSVP: Call 403-240-7901. A registration link will be on our Admissions page of the website early next week.

If you are in need of some uniform items, why not check out the Used Uniform Store for gently used items at great prices.

The store is open every Thursday from 8:40 - 9:40 a.m. and again from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

For more information, click HERE.
Men's Silent Retreat
December 2 - 4, 2016

This silent retreat for men will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The retreat will be at Entheos Retreat Centre located west of Calgary.

For details and to register, click HERE.

F unds raised through our on-going bottle drive will go towards High School Trips.  It's an easy way to participate and support our students in their apostolic work! 

We have placed a storage shed near the doors at Harvey Hall (gymnasium). If you have any recyclable items to return for deposit, please drop them off to the storage shed that will be unlocked daily at 8:00 am. If at all possible, please make every effort to rinse out your items before putting them in the shed. Thank you for your donations!       

Tryouts begin next week... Stay tuned!
Outdoor Education
Grade 5 Boys - December 13th at  COP for skiing.