November 27 - December 1,  2017
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Clear Water Academy High School
Clear Water Academy High School
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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, November 30
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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Re-Enrollment
2018/2019

An email was sent out today to all parents regarding Re-Enrollment for 2018/2019.

Please make sure to check your inbox for this important information that includes the Tuition Fee Schedule for 2018/2019 and re-enrollment deadline.

Questions? Contact Silvana Poissant.
Advent by Candlelight
Space is Filling Up!
Register Today

The annual Advent by Candlelight event hosted by our Faith & Family Committee will be held on  Thursday, December 7th in the Athlone Hall Auditorium. 

Advent by Candlelight is a beautiful evening of celebration for women, sharing and preparing during the season of Advent. It is an opportunity to set aside the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations and focus your minds and hearts on the true meaning of Christmas.

We hope that you will consider attending this beautiful, annual event.

Questions? Please email Theresa Maxwell.


Christ the King 
Sunday, November 26th

During his last days on earth, Jesus was arrested and put on trial. When asked if he was a king, Jesus answered, "You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world." Yes, Jesus was a king, but he wasn't interested in running around free and doing things his way. He was only interested in doing the will of his Father. He was born to be king, but his kingdom is not on this earth -- it is in heaven. He only came to earth to make a way for us to live with him in heaven.

Jesus "Just can't wait to be your king." He has invited you to enjoy eternal life in his heavenly kingdom. If you haven't already accepted his invitation, I hope you will crown him as your King today.

Dear Jesus, we invite you to rule our hearts as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Amen.

Students will be receiving a special treat to celebrate this special feast day to start us on a new year in the church.   The treat is JubeJubes!  Do you know why?  They are jewels in a crown.
The Season of Advent

As we enter into one of the most beautiful times in our liturgical year - Advent, we want to unite as a school community.
 
This week, we will be sending home a very special little gift to our CWA families. It is a tiny and lovely golden framed image of Our Lady of Fatima in a small blue box - and Father Michael has them all!  On the box you will find a novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
 
A novena is a nine-day prayer that usually ends on a Feast day in the Catholic Church. We invite all Clear Water families to unite in praying this novena together starting on November 30th and ending on December 8 - the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
 
Sunday, December 3, is the first day of Advent, the start of a new liturgical year -  a brand new beginning. Let's pray our novena for the intentions of all our school families:  for the love of Christ to abound in all our homes; for goodness, forgiveness and mercy to reign in our hearts; and for the richness and true meaning of Christmas to guide our lives. 

It's Not Too Late To Register!
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 this week, but it's not too late to join! The next session will be on Tuesday, December 19th. Each session will begin with the celebration of the Holy Mass at 9:00 a.m. 
 
Dates for the study Dec 19, 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.


Don't Delay - Buy Your Tickets Today & Be Entered For  Our Early Bird Raffle Draw for Flames Tickets!

Tickets for That's AMORE! are now on sale! Thank you to those that have already purchased their tickets!

Purchase your tickets early and be entered into our Early Bird draw to win two (2) tickets to the Calgary Flames vs. Anaheim Ducks game on January 6, 2018.  You must purchase your tickets before December 20 to be entered in the draw.


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

Join us for Mass (all are welcome!) at Sacred Heart Parish (1307 - 14th Street SW) at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Potluck Lunch at Harvey Hall Gymnasium at approx. 11:00 a.m. 

Potluck Lunch: $20 per family. 

To RSVP & Potluck Lunch Sign-Up click  HERE. Pre-registration is required (RSVP now, pay at the door). 

We are looking forward to a wonderful Christ the King Day Celebration * and hope to see you there!
 
*Solemn Feast of Christ the King
Advent and Christmas Concerts 2017

The Keller Hall Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Grade One classes are hosting their second annual Advent concert! They will be performing on Friday, December 1st at 9:00 a.m. in Athlone Hall. A pre-concert coffee will be available in Keller Hall.


 
The Bessborough Hall Christmas Concerts this year will be held during the day on Friday, December 15th in Athlone Hall. The Grade Two and Three Concert will begin at 1 p.m. and the Grade Four, Five, and Six Concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. We look forward to having the students perform for you! To view the invitation, click HERE.


Purdy's 
Christmas Fundraiser
Order Deadline Nov. 29

In support of our Elementary division, the annual Purdy's Christmas Fundraiser is back! All proceeds will go towards the Elementary Home Reading Program.

To view items and order online, click on the Order Now button below. You must enter the Group Number 15108.  If you would like a paper catalogue, they are available at all three reception areas.

Order deadline: November 29
Pick-up orders: @ Keller Hall on December 11

Questions? Please email Sandee Johnson.

Thank you for your support!


It's almost time for the Christmas Store!  Please fill out your child's shopping list and return it to school by next Monday, November 27th.  Next, please take a moment to check out our volunteer needs by clicking the "Sign Up To Volunteer" button below.
 
We are in need of help starting already on December 1st.  Volunteering is fun, and very rewarding when you see how happy the children are with the gifts they have chosen!

Questions? Please email Christine Dooley.


Last weekend, over 300 teens from across the country came together to be united to celebrate, learn, laugh, and pray with one voice in Saskatoon.  Mr. Ken Yasinski with Face 2 Face Ministries hosted the annual United Conference which is a Catholic youth conference.  We had 18 young people from CWA join other youth from around the school division participate in the conference  Congratulation to our young people for investing a weekend in developing their leadership and faith.



This year's Men's Silent Retreat will take place December 1 - 3, 2017 at Entheos Retreat Centre

Following the lgnatian Spiritual Exercises, this retreat will provide an opportunity to discover the path God has for you moving forward in your spiritual life.

Space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Email your notice of registration to calgary.rc@gmail.com and
you can pay at the door by cash or cheque payable to Regnum Christi Calgary.

For details, click HERE.
Winter Registration For 
After School STEAM Program Opens Soon!

The IdeaLab STEAM program running after school has been a success and students have enjoyed learning in a fun, creative environment!

Winter Registration will open the 2nd week of December. Watch your emails for more information!
Just A Few Books Left - Buy Yours Today!

In support of our High School Trips for this school year, please consider purchasing an  ADmazing Savings (formerly SUTP) coupon book from the Bessborough front office for only $20/book. You will recoup your cost just by using a few of the coupons!  

To see a list of the vendors/companies with coupons, click  HERE.

Thank you for your support!
   

Athletics
(subject to change)

Basketball Parents
Please email Greg DeLaval the email address you wish to use for all Basketball Communication. All Teams will use Team Snap. 

Practices Next Week:
Monday, November 27th 
High School Girls 7AM
High School Boys 3:45PM
 
Tuesday, November 28th
Grade 8-9 Boys 7AM
Grade 7-8 Girls 3:45PM
Grade 7-8 Parent Meeting after practice
 
Wednesday, November 29th
High School Boys 7AM
 
Thursday, November 30th
Grade 7-8 Boys 7AM
High School Boys 3:45PM
 
Friday, December 1st
Grade 7-8 Boys 7AM
Grade 7-8 Girls 7AM

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL
No Games Scheduled Yet.
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)

GRADE 9 GIRLS
CAMP KASOTA 
Nov 27th & 28th
POSTPONED DUE TO NUMBERS
 
GRADE 5 BOYS & GIRLS 
SKI NAKISKA
December 12th

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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.