October 24 - 28, 2016
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Saint of the Month  
Pope St. John Paul II

Virtue of the Month 
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CALGARY, Alberta T3E 7J9
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If you plan on ordering school photos, the Order Form and payment are due to your child(ren)'s homeroom teacher by no later than Monday, October 24th.

Picture re-takes will be on Wednesday, October 26th. Students that wish to have their photos re-taken must be dressed in their full/formal uniform.

Parents of Grade 11 & 12 students are asked to please attend our annual University Counselling Workshop to be held on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 p.m. in Athlone Hall Room 102 (Mr. South's classroom). 

Click button below for details and to RSVP.


Student Council will be hosting an All Hallows' Eve/All Saints' Eve themed Spirit Week October 24-28.

Beginning on Monday, October 24th, there will be announcements every morning providing an explanation of All Hallows' Eve from a Catholic perspective. Classes are invited to decorate pumpkins which will be judged the following Monday (October 31st) at lunch by members of Student Council. Please ensure that pumpkin decorating follows the Catholic perspective on All Hallows' Eve/All Saints' Eve. If you have questions about this, please ask your homeroom teacher.

On Tuesday, October 25th, students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 are invited to wear jeans (clean with no rips, no jegging style) and a fall-coloured top (brown, orange, red, etc.). 
Calgary's Annual Red Mass

The Saint Thomas More Lawyers' Guild of Calgary is pleased to invite all Judges, members of the legal profession and related professions, and family and friends to Calgary's annual Red Mass, to be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at St. Mary's Cathedral. 

To read more and to register, click HERE.
6 Spots Added Due To High Demand! Register Today!

Due to high demand, we have added an additional 6 spaces for the Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues Program taking place on Friday nights (once a month) in Athlone Hall.   

To learn more and for registration information, click HERE.

Questions? Contact Angela or Luis Estrada by EMAIL.
Holy Childhood Association Campaign 2016

Once again, Clear Water Academy will participate in the HCA campaign by asking students to collect money in boxes. Last year, we raised $1125.74. Boxes will be handed out to students next week.

For details, click HERE.
Give Your Kids "The Edge" - A Panel Discussion

We are excited to present the opportunity to come and hear experts in their field talk about how our kids and athletes can reach their potential by giving them "The Edge." This panel discussion will be held on Wednesday, October 26th from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Clear Water Academy in Athlone Hall. 
This panel discussion is designed for parents, coaches, athletes, and teenagers from all sports. For details on our panelists and to register, click HERE.

We want to provide our kids and athletes with the tools to be successful and one of the ways to do this is to gather insight and knowledge from experienced experts.
Tickets are $25+GST and includes all members of your immediate family. If your family can't come, you can bring a friend.  Tickets can be purchased HERE. Your receipt is your ticket for the event.  Tickets are transferable but non-refundable .

Q&A will follow after the panel session. 


SAVE THE DATE! On Tuesday, November 1st, 2016, Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 3 students of Clear Water Academy will celebrate All Saints' Day in Harvey Hall Gymnasium.  Personal invitations for your children will be sent out via Backpack Express on Monday. 

The students will get a chance to dress up as their favourite saint for this fun-filled annual event. Teachers will communicate with you directly about their organization for this event. We hope that all our parents get the opportunity to come and celebrate! 
To make this event a success, we need approx. 30 parent volunteers to help with set-up, take-down, and to supervise various stations. Please take a moment to review all the items listed on our VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP page and see how you are able to help. You are welcome to sign-up for more than one (1) shift if you are able to volunteer! If Questions? Please EMAIL  Tina Green.

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.

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!       

Please check the CISAA WEBSITE for volleyball game schedules.
Outdoor Education
Mr. DeLaval will be taking our Grade 10 students hiking next week. Details to follow...

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!