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The Current | VWS News & Events | Issue 2
September 6, 2019
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Celebrating 100 Years of Waldorf Education

CONTENTS

CALENDAR

Next Week

Monday, September 9

High School Wilderness Week Garibaldi Provincial Park
Grade 8 Parent Evening 7:00 pm, GS
 

Tuesday, September 10

Grade 7 Parent Evening 7:00 pm, GS
The First Seven Years Seminar Series: Incarnating Child, ECC
 

Wednesday, September 11

Grade 5 Parent Evening 7:00 pm, GS
 

Thursday, September 12

Grade 2 Parent Evening 6:30 pm, GS
 

Friday, September 13

Community Coffee Social 8:30 am, GS
 
ECC (Early Childhood Centre) | GS (Grade School) | HS (High School)

Find the full calendar in your Parent Portal or on our website.

THE FIRST SEVEN YEARS

PEDAGOGICAL UPDATE - FRENCH

As those of you who were with us last year know, Mme Rachael Perry, our wonderful French teacher decided her commute from Pitt Meadows was untenable, so sadly left the school. We have since appointed High School French teacher, Sylvain Munier, to take Grades 7 and 8, and Grades 1 to 6 will be with Chris Henley. Chris was working in the High School last year and this year, and we are grateful that he will bring his many skills to the Grade School. He has two excellent mentors to help him along his way as a Waldorf Subject Teacher and we are confident he will bring his infectious enthusiasm to the lessons with your children.

~ Malcolm Nash
For the College of Teachers

MORNING DROP OFF IN LYNN VALLEY

The Kiss & Go lane has been working well this week, thank you so much for your cooperation and patience as we all learn new habits.

The Kiss & Go lane is for you if your children are in Grades 2 - 8 and are capable of making their way to their designated entry without assistance.

However, if you need to assist your child to class, stop or park, or leave your vehicle for any reason, please park in the neighbourhood.

  • Before 8:10 am, the parking lot is exclusively reserved for employee parking. It is important that our teachers are able to park and unload their vehicles near to the school so that they can be ready to greet their students when the bell rings at 8:15.
  • If there are no parking spaces remaining in the lot, you will need to find a space on the street in the neighbourhood and walk your child to their classroom. Be mindful of driveways and not blocking neighbouring vehicles. Please consider leaving spots open in the parking lot for fellow parents with babies. The fresh air and short walk can be a lovely and invigorating way to begin the day.
  • Please do not stop or park your vehicle in front of the wooden gate which is marked with cones. This is the only access for emergency vehicles to reach the Early Childhood Centre in case of a fire or medical emergency.

WALDORF100 CELEBRATION

SEPTEMBER IN A SNAPSHOT

19 | Waldorf100 Celebration
27 | Michaelmas Festival
30 | Orange Shirt Day

GRATITUDE

I will be away all of next week on the Fall Wilderness Trip with our wonderful High School students, so there will not be a newsletter on September 12. I look forward to sharing some highlights from our hikes in Garibaldi Provincial Park. Have a wonderful weekend and week, and I look forward to connecting on the centennial of Waldorf education on September 19!
 

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

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