Have Your Say Online – Thought Stars

Have Your Say Online Shape Our VWS Future! Dear Parents, Guardians and extended community members, We’re now up to 60 thoughts so far. There are some great ideas! We need more people to rate the thoughts in the Star step to help us understand what’s most important to our community. Click here to participate before Sunday, December 16th. The results of this Thoughtexchange will help us

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Christmas at the Red Door Store

Christmas at the Red Door Store We have been able to open each weekday morning 8:30 – 10:30 am and almost every afternoon for half an hour at pick up thanks to our stellar volunteers. Thank you Ute and Nicole for your constant help and commitment! The store is fully stocked with beautiful items for Christmas including Terrasoul’s Elderberry syrup

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Oberufer Shepherds’ Play

The VWS is proud to present our annual rendition of Oberufer Shepherds’ Play Thursday, December 20, 7:00 pm Come one, come all! Each year, on the last day of school before the winter break, the faculty, staff, and members of our community come together to perform The Shepherds’ Play, as a gift to the students and parents in our community.

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Have Your Say Online – Shape our VWS Future!

Have Your Say Online Shape Our VWS Future! Dear Parents, Guardians and extended community members, As part of our commitment to continual improvement, we want to hear your thoughts on what the school is doing well and what you believe are our greatest areas for improvement in delivering a Waldorf education. Your voice is crucial, valued and will help us shape the

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Week at a Glance December 3 – 7

VWS Winter Wonder Chalk Drawing by Christina Price

Week at a Glance December 3 – 7 Dear VWS Families, Thank you to everyone who generously took part in our Food Drive these past 2 weeks. Together, we collected 10 full boxes of nutritious food items that will be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank to distribute to people in need. This afternoon, students in Grade 4 helped to draw

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Reflections on the 48th Children’s Christmas Fair

Reflections on the 48th Children’s Christmas Fair Since the Children’s Christmas Fair wrapped-up for another year on Saturday evening, I have been reflecting upon the many moments over the past few months that once again brought the Fair to its gorgeous fruition. From setting a positive intention for the Fair with Laura Bergstrome in the summer, to early conversations with

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Social Action Committee

Social Action Committee As part of Vancouver Waldorf School’s commitment to bringing the Social Inclusion work of Kim John Payne to our school, the student Social Action Committee (SAC) has been formed.  This is a group of thirteen Grade Eight Students who are volunteering their lunch recess each Thursday in order to learn about, practice, and build skills in social awareness. 

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Have Your Say Online

Have Your Say Online Shape Our VWS Future! Last month an in-person session was held for any community members wanting to provide input to the AWSNA Self-Study currently being drafted by the school.  Please see here for background information on this work if you missed it previously. Next week we will be launching an online platform for those who wish to provide

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Giving Tuesday

Gi❤ing Tuesday Dear VWS Community, On the heels of our wonderful Children’s Christmas Fair, we would like to take a moment to thank each of you for the generous contributions you make to our community and school. Thank you! Our school thrives thanks to many contributing factors, including the generosity of donors. And as a rich and diverse community, it’s

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Poinsettias Planters and Holiday Purdys Chocolates

Grade 12 Fundraising: Poinsettias Planters and Holiday Purdys Chocolates Dear VWS Community, The Class of 2019 is working hard to support their vision of spending two weeks of community service abroad for their end of year trip. In order for them to meet their budgeted goal, we ask the VWS Community to join us and participate in some of their fun and exciting

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Uriel Pharmacy at the Red Door Store

Uriel Pharmacy at the Red Door Store Dear Community, I am looking into bringing in an order of Anthroposophic Homeopathic remedies from Uriel Pharmacy in Wisconsin. The Red Door Store has stocked these items in previous years but I knew very little about the farm and company back then. Now that I’ve had time to experience some of their remedies

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Children’s Christmas Fair – volunteers are needed!

Children’s Christmas Fair – volunteers are needed! Decor Decorating the Grade School, inside and out, during the November break (Nov 13 – 16). By decorating during the break, we create a magical experience for the children when they return to school on November 19. Decorating for the Fair sets the tone for this fantastic community-building event, and makes for a

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Red Door Store – November Update

Red Door Store – November Update Open to all, our Red Door Store stocks an eclectic array of high-quality school and art supplies, natural crafting materials, handmade toys, books for all ages and seasonal consignment items from our talented community. The Store is open most mornings, from 8:30 am – 10:00 am and most afternoons, from 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm.

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Week at a Glance November 5 – 9

Week at a Glance November 5 – 9 Dear Families of the Vancouver Waldorf School, We have a special visit this week from the BC Ministry of Education who is here to follow-up with our school in terms of rolling out the new BC curriculum. If you see them about, please help us in welcoming Henry Contant, Lora Clarke, and David

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