May 7 - 11, 2018
In This Issue
Discerning God's Plan For Life
Discerning God's Plan For Life
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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, May 10th
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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Please find HERE the School Calendar for 2018-2019. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Below is important information from our Principal, Mr. Forrester:

Provincial Achievement Tests (Grade 6 and 9):
All the hard work of the year is coming to a culmination. Our Grade 6 and 9 students will be writing their first Provincial Achievement Test on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 (English Language Arts - Part A).
Advanced Placement (Grade 12):
Our Grade 12 students deserve a big congratulations for their hard work and courage. They will be the first class to write Advanced Placement tests in our school on May 9, 2018 (AP English Literature and Composition) and on May 15, 2018, (AP Calculus AB). Good luck to all our students!

Glashan Cup - May 11, 2018:
The Glashan Cup is back! Our Junior High and High School students will play the teachers and staff in an ice hockey game. This year, this annual challenge will take place on May 11, 2018 at Flames Community Arena after school (2:00 pm dismissal). Any Grades 7 - 12 students interested in playing are asked to see Mr. DeLaval. Parents are welcome to come cheer on the teachers (truth be told, we need all the help we can get!) If there are parents who would like to play for the teachers' team, please email Mr. DeLaval.
Event Is Tomorrow!

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets, sent donations, volunteered their time, and prayed. It is a sold out event and we can't wait to see you all tomorrow night!

If you are not attending the event but would like to bid on auction items, you may do so from home!  Bidding will open at 5:45 p.m. and close at 9:00 p.m. on May 5th.

Some of our Silent Auction Items Include:
VIP Parking Spots
VIP Seating at select CWA Events
Fernie Accommodation On Premium Dates
And Much More!

To preview our silent auction items click  HERE
To preview our Kids Art Projects click  HERE

Just a friendly reminder that due to the CWA community event That's Amore taking place tomorrow night, our next Friday Night Lights session, initially booked for tonight, Friday, May 4th, has been postponed to Friday, May 11th. Save the date! 

Please join us in praying for a successful CWA event tomorrow night!

The next round of Summative Exams for Jr. High and High School students will begin in June.

Please click HERE to view the schedule.
Annual Mother's Day Tea
RSVP By Monday!
Our annual Mother's Day Tea will take place on Wednesday, May 9th from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. in the gym. All Mothers, Grandmothers, and Godmothers are invited.
Special guest speaker will be Fr. Michael O'Connor LC along with music presentations from our Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 5 students. 
Babysitting will be offered for younger children (limited space) with pre-registration to Sandee Johnson by EMAIL.
Please make sure to RSVP for this very special CWA event by Monday, May 7th. Click on the Register Now button below. 

The School (Parent) Council of Clear Water Academy will host its Annual General Meeting in the Athlone Hall Auditorium on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. at Coffee and Conversation. We invite and encourage all our parents to attend.
The essence of the meeting will be two-fold: 
1) To summarize the activities of the Council for the academic year 2017-2018;
2) To elect new individuals to executive positions on the Council for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.
The School (Parent) Council plays an important advisory role to the administration of the school. For the 2018-2019 school year, the following positions are open and ready to be filled:
Executive Secretary:
  • This is an elected position, to be determined at the Annual General Meeting. Please contact Mr. Forrester if you are interested in this role.
Divisional Representatives:
  • We will have openings for these roles and are looking for parents that may be interested in representing their respective divisions in the school on Council.
  • This is not an elected position. If you are interested in this position, please contact Mr. Forrester.
The time commitment to the Council is NOT onerous and the spirit of the parents on Council is cooperative with a sincere willingness to share the work. We meet once a month and the Council is having a positive impact on fulfilling the mission of the school.
On behalf of the parents on School Council, we sincerely thank you for your serious consideration to become a part of the Clear Water Academy School Council.

It's that time of year again! We are pleased to announce that the Elementary Literacy Week will take place from May 14th - 18th. 

We have several fun literacy-themed activities planned for the week. One of our annual activities is for staff and students to dress up as their favourite book character. This year, we will be doing that again, but the students will have the choice to dress up as an idiom (i.e., raining cats and dogs, fit as a fiddle etc.), in jeans and a red shirt to show that they are well "read," or, as their favourite book character. The dress up day will be on Tuesday May 15th. 

Additionally, if you or another family/community member are interested in volunteering to be a guest reader in your child's classroom during Literacy Week, please contact your child's teacher to set-up a time. 

Finally, due to the availability of Athlone Hall, our annual Poetry Slam will not be taking place during Literacy Week, but will be on Thursday, May 31st, in the morning. Please save the date and watch for more information from your child's teacher! Happy Reading!

A parent survey went out earlier this week about the feasibility of offering busing service at CWA.  Thank you to those who have completed the survey.

If you haven't already done so and would like to complete the survey, please do so by Monday, May 7. P lease respond only if you are interested in bus service

The results of the survey will be communicated to families in the next few weeks.
Men's Night
Night of the Roasting Pigs
CWA's annual Men's Night - Night of the Roasting Pigs will take place on Thursday, June 7th at the Rakochey Residence.

All CWA men in our community, staff and parents, are cordially invited to attend. It is a great opportunity for fellowship and fun - plus there will be lots of delicious food!*Please note that the event will take place outdoors (weather permitting).

An formal invitation and RSVP link will be sent out next week. Stay tuned!
STEAM Summer Camps
Registration Now Open!
CWA Families will be offered a $60 discount towards summer camps. Please use promo code CWA2018. 

To view details and to register, click  
HERE.   Space is limited, so don't delay - Register your child(ren) today!

Questions? Please  EMAIL Idea Lab Calgary.
High School Trips 

Our High School students will be running a  Spring has Sprung Fundraiser in support of their Mission and Pilgrimage trips.

They are selling planters, hanging Baskets, tomato planters, and herb trays from Ever-Green Greenhouses Ltd. - a family-owned and operated business located in Red Deer. 

Orders are now being accepted - deadline to submit forms and payment is Friday, May 11th.

For details & to order:
Click HERE.
Have You Checked 
The Lost & Found?

Our Lost & Found box is overflowing with items, especially winter items such as jackets and snow pants. Please take some time to check it over and see if anything may belong to your child(ren). Any unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year.

(subject to change)
Monday, May 7
Grade 8 Girls Mountain Biking
Canmore Nordic Centre

Wednesday, May 9
Grade 7 Girls
Golf & Basketball

Thursday, May 10
Grade 8 Boys
Mountain Biking
Canmore Nordic Centre

Friday, May 11
Glashan Cup
FCA (Flames Community Arenas)
3:30 p.m.

Outdoor Education
(subject to change)

Grade 9 Boys
Thursday, May 13th
Edworthy Park


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.