The Current | VWS News & Events | Issue 21
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March 7, 2019

Community * Respect * Integrity * Commitment * Reverence
VWS Outreach Friday Options Volunteering at the Harvest Project

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Next Week

Wednesday, March 13
GS only Early Dismissal 1:15 pm
Grade 8 Dismissed from Centennial Theatre 1:45 pm
HS Dismissed from Centennial Theatre 3:00 pm
Festival of the Arts 6:30 pm, Centennial Theatre
Friday, March 15
End of Term
Community Coffee Morning 8:30 am, GS
No Early Dismissal; No After School Program GS/HS


March 18-29 | Spring Break
April 1 | Spring Term Begins
April 2 | Class Rep Meeting
April 5 & 6 | Grade 12 Project Presentations
April 8 | Grade 12 Project Review, no HS classes
April 9 | Parent Education: Social Media & Online Safety
April 13 | Spring Fair
April 19 - 22 | Easter Holiday
Find the full calendar in your Parent Portal or on our website.
Congratulations to our Girls Basketball team for a fantastic season!


Childcare Tax Receipts - GS parents, you may pick up your CTR from the Accounting office at any time. HS parents, your CTR will be sent home with your child next week. ECC parents, your CTR have been distributed. Please contact if you have any questions. 
Festival of the Arts - Tickets are now available to order from the Box Office at Centennial Theatre for our artistic showcase featuring all students from Grade 2 through 12. Be sure to mark your calendar for March 13, which is not only rehearsal and performance day, but is also early dismissal for GS students. 
Upcoming Community Events - A Second Chance for the World, Co-Creating with Nature Spirits to Heal the Earth, VAM Community Concert Series: Firebird Suite, and The Vancouver Opera: Faust and La Cenerentola. Visit our website to learn more. 
Community Classifieds & Marketplace - Listings include Case Study: Creating a Personal Sacred Space at home, seeking others to celebrate festivals with, rain gear for sale, making water kefir, accommodations needed, co-housing opportunities, and part-time work with Foodie Kids Inc. in the Waldorf Classifieds. Visit our website to learn more. 


The film "Learn to Change the World" shows people from around the world who work on the big pedagogical tasks of our time based on Waldorf/Steiner pedagogy. It is the first of more to come which aim to show concrete approaches to these tasks.



Growing Up Green is Good - The more of one's childhood spent close to greenery, the lower the risk of mental health problems later in life.
Arts Education Improves School Engagement - Adding time for dance, theater, or visual arts isn’t at odds with traditional measures of academic success. Giving students more access to the arts offers measurable benefits.
A Roadmap for Teaching the Whole Child - The promotion of social, emotional, and academic learning is not a shifting educational fad; it is the substance of education itself.
Making & enjoying salad rolls in Friday Options Cooking



We're a week away from Spring Break, my friends. But in the meantime, planning for our Festival of the Arts is coming along smoothly and we're building up excitement and looking forward to sharing with each of you. The linked letter went home with students earlier this week; if you are a parent of a child in Grades 2 through 12, be sure to read it carefully!

Many blessings
Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events
The Vancouver Waldorf School is situated on the unceded ancestral territory of the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilwətaɁɬ) Nations.

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