December 4 - 8,  2017
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What is Advent?
What is Advent?
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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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An email was sent out last week to all current parents regarding Enrollment for 2018/2019.

Our existing Clear Water Academy families will have priority placement in next year's classes. However, we have a number of grades that are currently full with waitlists. To confirm your child(ren)'s placement for the 2018/2019 school year, please submit the fully completed Enrollment Agreement to the Admissions Department on or before Friday, December 15, 2017.  Open places will be offered to new applicants on our waitlists after this date.

You can also access the Enrollment information by logging into the Parent Portal from our website.

If you are planning on applying for a Semper Altius Financial Awards Bursary, please note that the deadline to submit information to Apple Financial is December 7th.

Questions? Please contact Silvana Poissant.
Junior High Parent Information Session 

We cordially invite parents of students currently in Grade 5 and Grade 6 to a Junior High Parent Information Session  on Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m. in Athlone Hall Classroom 102A.
The Information Session is intended for current parents who want to learn more about Clear Water Academy's Junior High School program. 
For details and to RSVP, click the button below. We respectfully request your presence at the session.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Holy Hour
Tuesday, December 5th
All Are Invited

Come and  rest in HIM. Life can be busy, especially at Christmas time. An hour of rest, peace, and joy  is available with Him in adoration.  This is a  great way to start this ADVENT Season and pray for all our intentions! 

When: Tuesday, December 6th
Where: Bessborough Chapel
What: Rosary, reflection and personal time
Confessions available
Advent by Candlelight
Is In 6 Days!
Still Time To Register!

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

Many women have already registered, but it's not too late if you'd like to join us!

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.

Finding Baby Jesus Advent Campaign
Grades 2 -6

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our dear Baby Jesus this Advent, our students in Grades 2 -6 will be playing Advent Bingo.
We find Jesus in all the little acts of LOVE and GENEROSITY we show to others around us; in our gifts and how we treat others. 

For more details, click HERE.

A special little gift was sent home earlier this week to our CWA families. It was a tiny and lovely golden framed image of Our Lady of Fatima in a small blue box - and Father Michael has blessed 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 until December 8th - the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
This 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. 

The Christmas Store is next week!  Don't worry - you can still send in your child's list and money next week if you haven't already done so.
We still have a few volunteers spots to fill, particularly Tuesday morning (Mrs. Burke's, Miss Campbell's, Mrs. Besharat's and Ms. Warcop's class are shopping) and Tuesday afternoon (Mrs. Galloway's, Mrs. Ross's and Mr. DeLeon's class is shopping). These are some of our youngest, cutest shoppers!  Anyone can volunteer on those days, and we really need your help!
Please check your schedule and see if you can join the fun! Thank you so much to those who have already signed up. If you would like to volunteer, click on the Sign-Up button below.

Questions? Please email Christine Dooley.

Early Bird Draw For Flames Tickets Is December 20th
Don't Delay!
Buy Your That's AMORE
Tickets Today!

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

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: or print and drop-off your form to the main office. Thank you and God Bless!

Top Marks Fitting Session 
On Monday, December 4th

The next Top Marks Fitting Session will be on Monday, December 4th. For details, please visit the Uniform Section of our website.

Top Marks will be set-up in the music room (lower level of Bessborough Hall) from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. No appointment required.

If you require new uniform pieces and would like your child(ren) to be fitted, need to order or exchange items, please feel free to stop by.

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.

Christmas Concerts 2017

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 1:00 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.
Just A Few Books Left 
These Make Great Christmas Gifts!

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!

(subject to change)

No Games Scheduled Yet.
To View all Junior High Basketball Events and Schedules, click HERE.

To View all High School Basketball Events and Schedules: Click HERE.

Outdoor Education
(subject to change)
December 12th


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.