Christmas Fair Parent Volunteer Guide

Overview

Our parent-led annual Children’s Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, November 24 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Fair celebrates our children and community at large, is our largest outreach event, and raises money to support initiatives that further serve our children. VWS invites our current families, alumnae families, and hundreds of guests from the lower mainland into our school to showcase our children’s beautiful work and invite children to imaginatively explore the many magical wintery spaces the parents create together.

Many hands make for light work! Below are many of the volunteer opportunities available for our Children’s Christmas Fair. Please find your class activity, take a shift there, then see where else you might help in the other Fair activities and preparation.

Please see below for class assignments and stay tuned for more information from your Class Reps about your activity and volunteer shifts.

Class Assignments

Class Assignment Activity | Spots Filled Location Link
Kindergarten(s)
Woodland Pond
Plum Cottage Kindergarten
FULL
Grade 1
Silk Painting | 17/18
Grade 6 Classroom
Sign-Up
Grade 2
Younger Children’s Activities | 23/26
Grades 1 & 3 Classrooms
Sign-Up
Grade 3
Cookie House | 28/31
Red Rose Kindergarten
Sign-Up
Grade 4
Strings Cafe
Grade 7 Classroom
FULL
Grade 5
Candle Dipping | 22/27
Grade 8 Classroom
Sign-Up
Grade 6
Bairn’s Bazaar
Grade 4 Classroom
FULL
Grade 7
Elves Workshop | 17/20
Woodworking Room
Sign-Up
Grade 8
Outdoor Foods/BBQ | 24/26
Big Play Yard
Sign-Up
High School
Shepherd’s Lunch | 30/31
Music Room / Community Kitchen
Sign-Up
High School
Specialty Foods
Big Play Yard
FULL

Additional Areas to Help

Activity Detail Link
Pre-Fair Baking and Food Prep | 32/60
For Cookie House, Strings Cafe & Specialty Food Stand
Sign-Up
Ticket Sales | 8/10
School Entrance
Sign-Up
Red Door Store | 8/11
Cashiers & Assistants
Sign-Up
Pocket Lady | 3/6
Pocket Lady, Assistant, Crafters
Sign-Up
Grounds & Decor | 6/14
Marketplace Set up, Pre-Fair Tidy, Indoor Decoration, Outside Decoration,
Post-Fair Grounds Clean up
Sign-Up
Supplies & Deliveries
Drivers with a truck or van required for pick up of supplies
(up to 3 hours)
FULL
Night Market Festivities
Coordinate & Oversee Night Market Refreshments
FULL

To see all activities click here http://signup.com/go/CMtjTBF

Please do not hesitate to contact any of the Coordinating Committee members with questions or comments. We are here to help!

Thank you,
Laura Bergstrome & Mary Henley
lbergstrome@vws.ca & mhenley@vws.ca

The regularity with which the Sun moves through the seasons, the regularity manifested in the growth of plants and in the life of animals, this regularity was once chaos. Harmony has been attained at the cost of great travail. Humanity stands today within the same kind of chaos, but out of the chaos, there will arise a harmony modelled in the likeness of the harmony in the universe. Peace to those who are of goodwill.
~ Rudolf Steiner, from Festivals and Their Meanings, Christmas 1923