The Current | VWS News & Events | Issue 33
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June 13, 2019

Community * Respect * Integrity * Commitment * Reverence
Grade 3 Trying to Keep Cool on the Hottest Day of the Year!


Next Week

Monday, June 17
HS Awards & Eurythmy Evening 7:00 pm, Highlands United Church
Tuesday, June 18
Crêpe Breakfast GS
Grade 8-12 Beach Day Ambleside
Kindergarten Year-end Picnic 9:30 am, Princess Park
Grade 6 Parent Evening 7:00 pm, GS
Wednesday, June 19
3-Day Preschool Year-end Picnic 9:30 am, Princess Park
All School Year-end Picnic 3:00 pm, Princess Park
VWSS Board Meeting 6:30 pm, GS
ECC End of Year, no Aftercare
Thursday, June 20
Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony GS
Early Dismissal 12:20 pm, GS | 1:00 pm, HS
End of Term, no After School Program


Jun 24 | Grade 11 Numeracy Assessment
Jun 24 – 28 | Summer Unplugged Day Camp
Sep 3 | Fall Term Begins
Sep 3 | Grade 1 Rose Ceremony


Merci madame Perry d’avoir organisé ce merveilleux petit-déjeuner en crêpe pour notre école et le Parent Council pour le parrainage.
Crêperie La Bohème – To celebrate the end of a wonderful year learning French, we have invited Crêperie La Bohème to the Grade School on Tuesday, June 18 to offer our grade 1 to 8 students delicious crêpes! Please have your orders in by tomorrow, Friday, June 14
Grocery Cards – The program is wrapping up for the school year on June 15 and will launch again in September for the new school year. In the meanwhile, we do have extra stock in the Accounting Office, and you are welcome to request additional cards at any time. 
Upcoming Grade 1 Family Gathering – All upcoming Grade 1 parents are invited to meet Ms. Leila Alemi tomorrow morning, from 8:30-9:30 am in the courtyard outside the Grade 1 classroom. This event is for parents to introduce themselves to Ms. Alemi in an informal setting. Mary Henley and Karen Broom will be on hand to answer any questions. 
Summer Camp Registration Closes June 14 – This is your last chance to register your children in our day camp. All the details can be found on our website here: Summer Camp.  
Red Door Store – Ella has been doing some rain gear research in hopes of replacing a brand that had been a staple for our Waldorf children for years. She believes that she’s found it! Read more to see how to save 20% on orders placed before the end of the school year. Red Door Store Update  
British Columbia Training & Education Savings Grant Information – Families in British Columbia are encouraged to start planning and saving early for their children’s post-secondary education or training programs. To help, the B.C. Government will contribute $1,200 to eligible children through the B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant (BCTESG). BC training & education savings grant  
Employment Opportunities – VWS seeks to expand its faculty and staff with like-minded colleagues who are committed to working out of Waldorf education’s foundational theories and practices. Visit our website to see all open positions: Employment 


On Saturday, June 15 at 1:00 pm, you are warmly invited to attend the Grade 12 Graduation


Grade 1 Knitting in the Courtyard
Grade 2 Students with their Jump Ropes in the Big Play Yard and a Grade 5 Student Proudly Displays the Socks she Made in Handwork.
Grade 7 Students Wrap up the Bowls they are Making in Practical Arts


(In Chemistry Main Lesson,) the Grade 11 Students had to design an airbag to protect an egg when dropped from the window of the High School. They used a reaction between Acetic acid (vinegar) and Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) to create Carbon Dioxide Gas. Advanced chemistry concepts of Stoichiometry, Avogadro’s Law and the Ideal Gas Law helped them calculate the optimum amount of reactants to fully inflate a baggie.


They managed to successfully inflate the “airbags” during the drop. Unfortunately, the poor eggs suffered due to engineering challenges ensuring the egg was not cracked by the airbag inflation or it stayed cradled within the airbags on impact.
Now here’s a challenge to our future Grade 11s.........!

Dr. Wendy Young
VWS High School Science and Math Teacher


Upcoming Community Events View on our website

  • Jun 21 | National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Jun 29 – 30 | Nicanor Perlas ~ Humanity’s Last Stand: The challenge of Artificial Intelligence
  • Jul 2 – Aug 30 |Rainbow Unicorn Summer Day Camp
  • Jul 3 – 12 | Summer Camp for Children
  • Jul 28 – Aug 3 | Summer Chamber Music Program
  • Aug 25 – Sep 8 | In Search of the Centre-in Depth, Dornach, Arlesheim & beyond
The May Queen, King, and their Court Addressing their Loyal Subjects.

It's hard to believe that the school year is coming to an end. I guess it's true what they say, time flies when you're having fun! It has been so wonderful getting to know all of you and your children, and having the privilege of putting together this weekly newsletter. We will have one final newsletter next week. Until then…

Many blessings
Laura Bergstrome
VWS Communications & Events


Committed Educators - The sixth and final crucial component of a Waldorf early childhood education is the presence of educators committed to self-development and collaboration in community with others.
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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