November 7 - 11, 2016
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Saint of the Month   
Christ the King

Virtue of the Month 
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Clear Water Academy
2521 Dieppe Ave SW
CALGARY, Alberta T3E 7J9
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Christmas Play Auditions

Calling all actors in Grades 4 - 6! 

Auditions for our Christmas Play, "Follow that Star," will be held Monday, November 7th and Tuesday, November 8th at lunch recess from 11:35 a.m - 12:00 Noon. Audition sheets are located outside the music room or please click HEREActors must come with their part memorized and present it in character. Due to the nature of this year's play, we have limited acting parts, so we encourage actors to take extra time to prepare. Thank you and we look forward to seeing many of you at the auditions!

Clear Water Academy is pleased to offer our Men's Breakfast Series. Elements of Inspired Leadership provides a forum for men to help them in their formation and leadership as husbands, fathers and leaders in their work. Our theme for our series this fall is "The Year of Mercy - The Final Stretch"
Our next breakfast will take place on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. at the Petroleum Club. Please note the change of day from Thursday to Tuesday.
We are very pleased to welcome Fr. Daniel Wilson LC as our special guest speaker! We hope that you will be able to join us. Please RVSP to Bill Tomiak so that we can ensure that there is enough breakfast for everyone.
Thanks to all of the men who came out to our last breakfast. I encourage you to bring a male friend with you for the next breakfast. 
We look forward to seeing you on November 8th!

Our Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held in the gym at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 10th. We are honored to have Cpl. Laplante from 41 Service Battalion and retired Captain Sean Dunn in attendance this year. Students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 6 will be performing musical tributes. Parents and staff are invited to attend. 
We'd like to invite our Scouts, Guides, Cadets, and students in service organizations to be our flag party this year. We'd also like to invite parents/relatives in all service organizations to lay a wreath. Please EMAIL Mrs. Cathy Charlton-Brennan if you are able to help us with either of these requests.
Parent-Teacher Interviews

Parent-Teacher Interviews for all students in Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 12 will take place on  Thursday, November 10th from 2:30 - 9:00 p.m.

The Online Booking system is now open. Please make sure to book your interviews.

A letter including important details about Parent Teacher Interviews was sent out on Monday, October 31st . Please check your emails.
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.
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.

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.

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.

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 One through Grade Six. 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...
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!       

Stay tuned for Volleyball playoff dates!
Outdoor Education
Grade 6 Boys - November 9th  Absolute Baseball from  9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Grade 6 Girls - November 10  Absolute Baseball from  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Help Wanted
We host 4 weekend athletic tournaments per year at CWA. Please contact Mr. DeLaval by EMAIL  if you are able to help out. Thank you!