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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2018 Christmas Fair Parent Volunteer Guide

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

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Steiner Book Order

Steiner Book Order Save (updated) 25% on your Steiner Book Pre Order! Please note that the catalogue prices are in US dollars and will be converted at the current rate. Payments due upon pick up. Please email or drop your printed orders off at the Red Door Store by Monday, November 5th. Contact Ella by email: reddoor@vws.ca View the online

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Week at a Glance Oct 29-Nov 2

Week at a Glance October 29 – November 2 Dear VWS Families, Undoubtedly everyone is excited about the upcoming celebration of Halloween this week. At the Grade School – Students are to please wear regular clothing to school and then change into their costumes at lunch. Homemade costumes are preferred, please no face paint, gore, guns, or sparkly makeup, however,

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2018 Children’s Christmas Fair

Saturday, November 24, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Dear VWS Community, Our Children’s Christmas Fair is a wonderful, festive celebration that brings our community together through shared work and play. We have offered the Fair as a gift to the children since 1970 and our school is renowned for creating a magical experience of seasonal wonder and joy. Our Fair

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VWS Indigenous Council Update

VWS Indigenous Council Update The Indigenous Council gathered for the first time on Sunday, October 21st in the Music Room at the Grade School. The Council spent time getting to know one another, sharing experiences and talking about the role Council may play as it continues to form over time. Indigenous parents/guardians and families, as well as non-Indigenous parents of Indigenous

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Week at a Glance October 22-26

Week at a Glance October 22-26 Dear VWS Families, Our Grade School campus was all atwitter with activity this weekend! Under the leadership of Bonnie and Dave Gosse, a work party of approximately 20 families gathered on Saturday to clean up and complete projects in the 2/3 play-yard – thank you to everyone involved! On Sunday, I came in to

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Have your say! Community Feedback on our School

Have your say! Community feedback on our school – Saturday, October 27 Dear VWS Parents, Guardians, Alumni, Alumni Families and Friends, As you may have heard, the VWS is currently working our way through a self-study as part of our membership with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). The Faculty, Staff and Board of Trustees began their self-study input in the Fall.

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Week at a Glance October 15-19

Week at a Glance October 15-19 Dear VWS Parents & Guardians, While we are on the cusp of the flu season, I wanted to include a special reminder and clarification of our school’s illness and communicable disease policy. This policy can be found on pages 13 and 14 of our Parent Handbook (found online under “Resources & Publications” on our

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Death is a Wild Night and A New Road

Grief Circle, Friday, November 2nd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the Roundhouse “Death is a Wild Night and A New Road”… Moved by these expressive words by Emily Dickinson, we may struggle with the deep mystery of death. Sometimes, just being with others can offer solace. All are welcome to join a simple community ceremony of grieving for those who

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Week at a Glance October 9-12

Week at a Glance October 9-12 Dear VWS Families, Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you’ve each had an enjoyable extended weekend. We jump right back in with a full and wonderful week of activities and opportunities; the details are below. “Give us thankful hearts… in this the season of Thy Thanksgiving. May we be thankful for health and strength, for

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