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May 4 2018

Our Core Values: Community, Respect, Integrity, Commitment, & Reverence.

May Day Celebration

We’re dancing, we’re dancing around the maypole high.  In colours of the rainbow, our ribbons do fly.  Dear children take a ribbon please, today May flowers all are we.  Around, around, around, a garland we do weave.


Monday May 7
Beekeeping 101 4:30 pm GS

Tuesday May 8
Flower Basket Delivery GS 
May Festival (internal event) GS
Waldorf Welcome 8:45 am GS

Wednesday May 9
VWSS Board & Strategic Planning Meeting 6:00 pm GS
Community Forum: an evening of conversation 7:30 pm GS

Thursday May 10
Adult Eurythmy 1:20 pm GS

Friday May 11
Coffee Morning 8:30 am GS

Saturday May 12
Grade 12 Class Play: 308 8:00 pm Presentation House Theatre

Sunday May 13
Grade 12 Class Play: 308 7:00 pm Presentation House Theatre

ECC - Early Childhood Centre | GS - Grade School | HS - High School
Find the detailed 2017-18 calendar in your Parent Portal or on our website. Plan ahead with the 2018-19 calendar here.

Biology 10: Human Physiology


Hot Lunch Program- Healthy home-cooked meals are on their way! We are thrilled to be launching this affordable trial program in just two weeks time. Our scrumptious menu, prepared by Grade 5 and 10 parent Jacinda Oldale, includes burritos (May 16), penne pasta (May 30), and a Greek feast (June 6)! Watch for an order form next week. Pre-ordering will be required.

VWS Summer Camp is Back - For children ages 6 to 12 at the Grade School Campus. June 25 to 29, from 8:30 to 3:30 pm daily. Activities include garden art, outdoor play, baking, beach trip, and much more! $350 includes hot organic lunch and snacks. Contact or 604-985-7435 x 0 for more information or to register before June 15.

Get Involved - A number of people have asked how they can get involved and help with the New Moon Social. We would love your help and have a few options to share: buy your ticket (, encourage your friends to buy their tickets, donate a silent auction item, donate a bottle of wine, sign-up to be a volunteer on the day of the event (set-up / take-down crew or other support role during the event). If anything resonates or inspires you, please connect with Mary to learn more or sign-up ( The early-bird tickets deadline is May 13.

Grocery Card Online Ordering - Grocery Gift Card ordering is now available via an online order form! With online ordering, various payment options and the choice of mailing cards to your house, participating couldn't be any easier. Online Order Form

Upcoming Community Events - Including Homeopathy Workshops with Susan Drury, Spacial Dynamics®, Community Indigo with Gwen & Ella, Vancouver Academy of Music, Story telling, an amazing sounding parenting workshop "Struggle Less, Connect More" with Dr Shefali and so much more!. Come take a look at what's on offer & let us know if you have anything to post. link

Health & Safety - Thanks to all for supporting the "Kiss & Go" model for drop off at the Grade School, and not leaving your vehicle in the fire lane along the front of the school. The mornings have seen a much-needed improvement to the flow of traffic. Thank you, as well for awareness around reducing cell phone usage on campus.

Chemistry 11: Titration Lab


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Grade 8 Presents
William Shakespeare`s...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 at 7:00 pm

**Admission is free but you need a ticket because of limited seating.**
Pick up or reserve your tickets in advance from reception and bring your toonies and loonies for concession during intermission.

Got Craft? Spring Edition

Visit our Red Door pop-up store this weekend and show your love and support to Mary and Ella. Line up early to receive one of 50 swag bag giveaways. Admission is $5.00 at the door or $3.00 online.

Community Forum

an evening of stories...

Join us for a wine & cheese reception, to be followed by interviews with Marjory Thatcher and Phil Fertey as they reflect upon their learning as teachers and share their wishes for the future.

Grade 12 Presents: 308

Saturday, May 12 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 13 at 7:00 pm

Tickets are available for $5 at Grade School or High School reception. Suitable for students in Grade 7 and older. At the Presentation House Theatre, 333 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver.

Spring Music Concert

Our students are excited to share with you their musical achievements. The concert will be held at Highlands United Church in Edgemont Village, below the High School. Letters were sent home today outlining arrival times and clothing requirements.

New Moon Social

We are really excited about the upcoming New Moon Social, taking place at The View on Lonsdale on June 13. The energy around gathering the community for some fun, connection and future-imagining has been wonderfully positive. Get your tickets here:

Practical Arts: Mandolin Master, Hans Tholken, demonstrating his craftsmanship


Support the school when buying food during the Summer.
  • Increase your gift card order or place new orders for May 15, June 1 and June 15 to start stockpiling some cards to see you through the break.
  • Continue or place a recurring order through the summer months and opt to receive cards by mail to save you coming to the school.
  • Spread the word among friends to get involved in our gift card or SPUD program.
  • Try SPUD delivery direct to your house (details in flyer below)
The gift card online order form is here:
Order your official school spirit wear at 10% of proceeds will be donated back to our school. Available in multiple colours and styles, and approved for P.E.

May Day Celebration

Thank you, Laurie, for sharing your photos from the May Day Celebration on Monday this week.

"It is a huge social challenge to learn to create an evenly textured braid while dancing harmoniously. Often knots are involuntarily created within seconds of the first practice—and they might take ten minutes of a concentrated group effort to undo the mistakes. We all learn from the experience—only by working together can something new come into being. This is the significance and beauty of the Maypole Dance tradition." ~ excerpt from The Maypole Dance – An Ancient Tradition with Modern Significance

Many blessings
Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events
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