The Current | VWS News & Events | Issue 8
October 25, 2019
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Celebrating 100 Years of Waldorf Education



Tuesday, October 29

Grade 4 Trip Skw’une-was Indigenous Cultural Immersion Program, Cheakamus River
The First 7 Years Free Play 7:30 pm, ECC

Wednesday, October 30

VWS Society AGM 7:00 pm, GS

Friday, October 25

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.


VWSS AGM - Save the date for October 30, at 7:00 pm for our Annual General Meeting. Visit the Society page on our website to view the Notice Package, served October 9, and download forms to become a Society member or nominate a Board member.
SKW'UNE-WAS INDIGENOUS CULTURAL IMMERSION PROGRAM - Next week, our 4th Grade students will be taking part in an overnight Skw’une-was Indigenous Cultural Immersion Program. Highlights of the program include living in and around an authentic Coast Salish longhouse with the Ch’iyákmesh people of Skwxwú7mesh Nation; learning some Skwxwú7mesh Nation language, legends, crafts, food gathering, fishing and hunting techniques; and experiencing a traditional naming ceremony, cooking with hot rocks, singing and drumming.
HALLOWEEN - Please be sure to check with your Class Teacher regarding costumes and Halloween festivities as each class is different. In general, homemade costumes are preferred. Please no face paint, masks, gore, guns, or sparkly makeup, however, sparkles on costumes are okay. Please avoid any caricatures of cultures.
PARENT/TEACHER INTERVIEWS - As noted in the email from the College of Teachers on October 20, Grade School interviews will be held between now and March 20 which marks the end of the Winter Term. Kindergarten and High School Parent/Teacher interviews will continue as usual during the November Break.
COMMUNITY CHOIR - Inviting all eager singers (age 18+) to join Fa la la Lorna Fortin in preparing songs to present at the Children's Winter Fair on November 23 and at the Fairytale Performance / Waldorf100 Celebration on November 28. If you are not able to perform but would simply like to sing, you are still welcome! Rehearsals will be Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9:00 pm at our High School campus at 3255 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver starting October 17th.
VWS INDIGENOUS COUNCIL INVITATION - Indigenous families, parents and guardians of Indigenous students, including former students, alumni and members of the wider VWS community, are warmly invited to an upcoming informal gathering to meet, connect and discuss the continued development of the VWS Indigenous Council.
COMMUNITY EVENTS - Current listings include North Shore Storytelling Cric? Crac! Mythic and Original Stories & Music: an evening of Storytelling, Soul Conversations for Day of the Dead, and VAM Symphony Orchestra tickets. Events are posted to our website at Community Events. Contact me at if you have an event to share.

GI❤INGTUESDAY - Celebrating the Collective Spirit of Generosity. After the hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday is the movement that celebrates giving back. On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, join millions across Canada and around the world, and give what you can to the causes you care about.
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The Grade 8 class took advantage of the sun this week and ventured out on a 4-hour round trip hike to Lynn Peak!


Oct 30 | VWSS AGM
Nov 6 | Plum Cottage KG Lantern Walk 
Nov 7 | Red Rose KG & Grade 1-2 Lantern Walks
Nov 7 | Grade 7 Play: Camelot
Nov 11-15 | No School - November Break
Nov 22 | Night Market
Nov 23 | Children's Winter Fair
Nov 28 | Fairytale Performance: Bees & Trees

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“Our greatest joy is lived in deep, loving, and generous relationships with others.” ~ Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, The Book of Joy

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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