September 26 - 30, 2016
In This Issue
 Check Mass times, exam dates, special events, and more by clicking on the QuickLink above.
Saint of the Month  
St. Vincent de Paul

Virtue of the Month 
  To view faith events in and around Calgary, please visit the Faith & Family section of our website or click on the QuickLink above.
 Visit the Crusaders website for sports information and more! Click on the QuickLink above.
Friday morning Elementary Mass with Fr. Emmelkamp.
Grade 7 Girls overnight camping trip to Stoney Creek Campground.
Winter came early for the Grade 7 Girls at Stoney Creek Campground!
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Monday, September 26th Is Mary Day 
Wear Jeans & A Blue Shirt

Students and staff are encouraged to wear blue jeans (clean, no rips, and no jegging style jeans, please) and a blue shirt in honour of our Mother Mary. 

We will be collecting a toonie ($2.00) or more from everyone to go towards Mary's Meals. Your donation will help feed a child in Malawi, South Africa.

Please Attend! 
Monday, Sept. 26
Mary's Meals Founder & CEO Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow Evening Presentation 

We hope many of you are planning to attend this special presentation and bring friends and family!  CWA is very fortunate to be hosting Mary's Meals Founder & CEO, and CNN Hero from Scotland, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow,  on Monday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the Athlone Hall Auditorium. No RSVP or tickets required.  

Mary's Meals is a truly amazing story and we are very blessed to have the opportunity to learn more and help serve the poor in our world in this way. Please say 'YES' to Mary!
To learn more, visit the Mary's Meals website and watch a few of these clips below with your family.  

Gerard Butler in Liberia with Mary's Meals.

Child 31 - Mary's Meals
Child 31 - Mary's Meals

Our first Coffee & Conversation was held on Thursday, September 22nd and we had a great turnout. Thank you to those that attended!

The dates for upcoming Coffee & Conversations are:

October 20th @ 8:45 a.m.
November 17th @ 8:45 a.m.
December 15th @ 8:45 a.m.
January 26th @ 8;45 a.m.
February - no C&C due to Teacher's Convention
March 9th @ 8:45 a.m.
April 6th @ 8:45 a.m.
May 11th @ 8:45 a.m.
June 8th @ 8:45 a.m.

Coffee & Conversation is a great way to meet other parents and have the opportunity to ask questions and get updates on what is happening at Clear Water Academy.

Picture Day is on Tuesday, September 27th. All students are required to be in their full/formal uniform.

Please remember to hand in your LifeTouch form to your child(ren)'s homeroom teacher. These were distributed last week to all students.

It has been brought to our attention that Clear Water Academy parents are parking in front of Athlone Hall on Breskens Drive. These parking stalls are for the use of our friends at New Heights School (also located in Athlone Hall). Unfortunately, due to the limited amount of parking there, it makes it difficult for New Heights parents, taxis, and Access Calgary to park safely. In addition, it has been observed that Clear Water parents are not respecting the 30 km/hour speed limit in the school zone. As the area has many children and parents walking and playing, PLEASE drive slowly and do not exceed the speed limit. This is for everyone's safety.

Thank you for your cooperation and continued patience during the construction phase of Currie Barracks. 

Evenings of Reflection 
for Men

Regnum Christi and Clear Water Academy will offer a five-part series of Evenings of Reflection for Men - "Lazarus at Our Door." 

Lazarus at Our Door

Fr. Daniel Wilson, LC
Part I - Tuesday, September 20 - The Scandal of Disparity
Part II - Tuesday, October 4
Part III - Tuesday, October 25
Part IV - Tuesday, November 15
Part V - Tuesday, December 6

6:00 p.m. Travelers' Mass
6:30  p.m. Dinner & Social Time
7:30  p.m. Formation Talk & Small Group Discussion
9:00 p.m. Depart
* Confession available

This is a free event although free-will offerings are accepted. 

Location: Athlone Hall Auditorium - Clear Water Academy (4041 Breskens Drive SW).

Questions? Contact Bill Tomiak at 403-240-7911 or Clark Zentner at 403-804-2184.

The Men's Leadership Breakfasts are back for 2016/2017!

Our theme for this fall is Year of Mercy, The Final Stretch.

The first breakfast will take place on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:30 am at the Petroleum ClubPlease RSVP to Bill Tomiak by EMAIL to ensure we have enough breakfast for everyone.

Upcoming breakfasts in 2016 are:
Tuesday, November 8th
Tuesday, December 13th

We hope to see many of you there!

Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues

We are so excited to be offering Bishop Robert Barron's Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues Program at Clear Water Academy! Please visit the program WEBSITE to learn more!

Sin separates us from God, but the cultivation of virtue can restore right
relationship with him. Begin the journey from sin to sanctity with Bishop Robert Barron's
study program. This is a co-ed program - all are welcome! Child Care will be provided, registration is required.

We're looking for babysitters (paid position) to provide child care once per month during the Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues Program. Babysitters must be in Grade 8 and up. Previous babysitting experience considered an asset.

If you're interested, please contact Mr. Desmond Sanesh by EMAIL. Serious Enquiries only. Thank you!

Jr. Kindergarten & Kindergarten Information Session Wed. Oct. 5th

Our first Jr. Kindergarten/Kindergarten Information Session for parents of prospective students will be on Wednesday, October 5th at 9:15 a.m.

We love when our current families refer their friends and/or family to visit our school and see what makes us so special. Please help spread the word! We have a FAMILY REFERRAL PROGRAM at our school.

To register, click on the button below. Feel free to share the registration link once opened.

10 Seats Left On The Magic School Bus!

This annual event promises a fun-filled evening with other Clear Water Academy parents. It will take place on Saturday, October 1st from 5:30 p.m. until late!

Three Clear Water Academy families host our Magic School Bus guests with lots of food and fun! The evening will begin with a reception at the school for a welcome drink and a mix and mingle. From there, the bus will take our guests to their first stop: Appetizers and cocktails. Second stop: main course. Last and final stop: dessert!

Tickets are $150/each and there are only 10 spots left on the Magic School Bus! Buy your tickets today!

Call Karin Vetter at 403-240-7901 or EMAIL.

Funds 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!      

Our Senior Boys team travels to Banff next weekend for a tournament. If there are any parents that are able to drive, please contact Mr. DeLaval by EMAIL. Good luck, Crusaders!
Outdoor Education
Grade 6 Boys and Girls are scheduled to go hiking next week to Elbow Falls, but the excursion will be dependent on weather conditions and general conditions of the area. Mr. DeLaval will confirm this outing next week. Stay tuned...

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!