October 3 - 7, 2016
In This Issue
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Saint of the Month  
Pope St. John Paul II

Virtue of the Month 
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Busy day in our gym today making sandwiches in support of The Sandwich Foundation. Thanks to our Grades 7-12 students!
Please click HERE to view a photo collage of donations made to St. Vincent de Paul.
Some of our Jr. High Boys making sandwiches in the gym today for The Sandwich Foundation.
Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, CEO a& Founder of Mary's Meals, speaks to our students about the organization and its history.
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Thank you card from Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, CEO & Founder of Mary's Meals


A big THANK YOU to our CWA community for welcoming Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow and Mary's Meals, and collecting over $5,700 from students, families, and staff - enough to feed nearly 400 children for an entire year! 

In addition, guests that attended our evening presentation donated over $1,200 - enough to feed another 85 children for an entire year!  There is no question that CWA will meet its goal of feeding at least 500 children this year ... please watch for more Mary's Meals events in the coming months. Let's all continue to say 'YES!' in support of this amazing cause.

Learn more about Mary's Meals by visiting their WEBSITE.

Our NET Team Has Arrived!

We are happy to announce the upcoming arrival of seven NET missionaries who will be ministering this year at Clear Water Academy and other schools throughout the Christ the Redeemer School Division.  

These dynamic young people have given up a year of work or university to share the Good News and be a witness for Christ. They will be working hard to support Clear Water Academy's mission of forming Christian leaders and supporting our four pillars in a variety of ways. 

There are a number of short time slots from November to May where they will need to stay with host families. Please prayerfully consider hosting a couple of these young people at some point throughout the year. 

For more information, please contact our Host Home Coordinator, Shari Tobias by EMAIL.

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.

Three of our Junior High Boys will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation shortly and they are working on a charitable project in preparation for this significant moment of their lives.  

Alex, Ben, and Matthew will be working to collect items for St. Vincent de Paul. If you would like to support their efforts, there will be a collection box at the front reception of Bessborough Hall along with a poster where you can learn more about the project. They are looking for loonies, gift cards for perishable groceries (i.e. Safeway, COOP, Superstore, etc.), and diapers and baby food which will be forwarded to St. Vincent de Paul to distribute to those in need.

Thank you in advance for your blessings and support!

On Thursday, October 6th, Student Council will be organizing a "Fun Run" for all Grade 7-12 students. Students are asked to please bring in a donation which will be donated towards the John Paul II Medical Institute for cancer research. Junior/Senior High students are allowed to wear sweatpants on this day. 

We look forward to our first event of the year!

Our Librarian, Mrs. Hutchinson, is in need of 2-3 parent volunteers to help her out in the library. If you can spare some of your time, please contact her by EMAIL.

Thank you!

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 would love to see more of you register for the upcoming Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues Program. The registration deadline has been extended to October 7th. Please consider participating in this wonderful program.

The discussing topics for the program are:

October 14                  
Introduction: A deeper look at sin and virtue
November 4                Pride and Humility
December 2                Envy and Admiration
January 13                   Anger and Forgiveness
February 3                   Sloth and Zeal
March 3                       Avarice and Generosity
March 31                    Gluttony and Asceticism 
April 28                        Lust and Chastity
June 2                          Closing and Confessions

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!

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 school hosted a very successful Junior High Volleyball Tournament last weekend, which saw 20 teams participate. It was a great opportunity for all teams and student athletes to get some game action! Congratulations to all Crusaders for representing Clear Water Academy with integrity, class, and a high-level of competitiveness. 
Outdoor Education
October 3 - Grade 9 Boys - Powderface Day Hike.

October 5 - Grade 5 Boys - Orienteering in Fish Creek.

October 6 - 7 - Grade 9 Girls - Camp Kasota

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!