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January 19 2018

Our Vision: Socially responsible, independent thinkers able to fulfill their life tasks and contribute to world renewal.

Skating at Robson Square during Adventure Options


Friday January 19
Kim Payne: The "No Maybe Yes" Years 7:00 pm Cardinal Hall (SOLD OUT)

Saturday January 20
Grade 10 Class Play: Passage 8:00 pm GS

Monday January 22
Grade 6 Class Meeting 7:00 pm GS
Grade 12 Parent Meeting 8:00 pm HS

Tuesday January 23
Class Rep Meeting 7:00 pm GS

Wednesday January 24
Grade 7 Class Meeting 7:00 pm GS

Thursday January 25
Adult Eurythmy 1:20 pm GS
Full Faculty & Staff Meeting 3:00 pm GS

Friday January 26
Community Coffee Morning 8:30 am GS

Saturday January 27
Open House: Preschool through Grade 8 10:00 am - 12:30 pm ECC/GS

Tuesday January 30
Open House: Grade 9 - 12 7:00 - 9:00 pm HS

Sunday March 4
Grade 12 Project Presentations TBC GS

Monday & Tuesday March 12 & 13
Grade 8 Projects TBC GS
Find the full calendar in your Parent Portal on BigSIS or on our website.


Grade 10 Play, 8:00 pm Saturday, January 20. Due mature content matter, this play is open to ages 13+.


Community Coffee Mornings - Join us for coffee or tea each Friday after drop-off between 8:30 and 10:00 am. Stay a while, or just drop in for a bite and a hot drink to start off your day! This is an unstructured gathering to meet other parents and socialize. Contributions of snacks and baked goods are always welcomed, as are volunteers to help set up or clear away at the end.

Open Houses - For parents whose children are entering Grade 1 next year, we invite your family to attend our Open House on Saturday, January 27 from 10:00 - 12:30, to get an exciting preview of the grades curriculum. For families with children in Grades 7 & 8, we hope you will attend our High School Open House on Tuesday, January 30 from 7:00-9:00 pm.

GROCERY CARD UPDATE - Congratulations to all who have taken part in supporting the school through grocery fundraising this year. We've raised in excess of $4100! This money is provided to Parent Council to fund initiatives for our children. It is my personal goal to help us double this number by June. Read more

Spring Market Call-out for Vendors & Planning Committee - It’s coming up to that time of year again for our annual Spring Market on Saturday, March 10th. Linked is the vendor application for the market - please note, the application deadline is February 2. The planning committee is welcoming new members. Please contact Jann at, if you are interested in joining and sharing your ideas!

Community Classifieds & Marketplace - Ride sharing, accommodations, au-pair opportunity in Germany, Vancouver Opera tickets, instruments, and more! Follow this link to our website to see all the wonderful offerings! Once there, keep scrolling to see professional services offered by members of our community.

Submissions for Renewal Magazine - Renewal, A Journal for Waldorf Education is interested in receiving article submissions for upcoming issues. read more

Grade 4 Parent Notice - Our upcoming Parent Meeting on Thursday, February 1 at 7:00 pm will begin in the Round House rather than the classroom.

Community Events - Visit our website to see what is coming up in our extended community.
"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Based on Leonardo da Vinci's sketches for human flight - Grade 7 student creation


Last August we hosted a two day workshop with Kim Payne for teachers and staff, identifying and understanding attention, emotional, and behavioral issues in the classroom and sharing elements of the Social Inclusion Program. The comprehensive Social Inclusion Program involves the implementation of structures and training over a three year period, and provides an explicit way for teachers and parents to work together...



"As a parent, you are expected to ensure your child’s uninterrupted and punctual attendance at school. Within the context of a curriculum fundamentally informed by rhythm, arriving late is very disruptive to the class. Our main lessons are taught by blocks of three to four weeks, and the content is not easily assimilated if missed." from the VWS Parent Handbook

On the cusp of this New Year, let's do our part to help our children to adhere to school policy regarding punctuality and attendance. The first bell rings at 8:15 at the Grade School and at 8:30 at the High School. Students are expected to be seated and ready to begin their Main Lesson by the time the second bells ring.

We understand that it's not always easy to get sleepy kids up and ready in the morning, and are happy to discuss strategies to assist bedtime, waking, and general rhythm. Articles and resources are available to support your endeavours. Visit the Online Waldorf Library and search for "sleep", here is one article to get you started, Sleep by Helle Heckmann.

Thank you for being mindful and supporting the punctuality of your child this Winter Term.
Many blessings
Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events
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