Week At A Glance – May 13 – 17

VWS Spring Hyacinth

Week At A Glance – May 13 – 17 Dear VWS Families, If you had the opportunity to visit the campus at any point this May, you might have observed wee Kindergarten folk dancing around the May Pole, Ms. Johnstons’ Grade 3 class working on their building and gardening block, the 5th Grade practicing for the Olympiad with PE Teacher,

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Week At A Glance – May 6 – 10

VWS Spring Hyacinth

Week At A Glance – May 6 – 10 Dear VWS Families, The beauty of spring feels like it has fully arrived! The lilacs are in bloom, the sun is shining, and “extra recess” is on every Grade School child’s mind! I’d like to remind you about the Spring Concert next week. Please be aware that an adapted arrival schedule

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Week At A Glance – April 29 – May 3

VWS Spring Hyacinth

Week At A Glance – April 29 – May 3 Dear VWS Families, I want to thank you for your participation and offerings this past month. Between the Grade 12 Projects, the Spring Fair, Parent Evenings, Plays, the Book Swap, our Community Forum, and additional classroom support, April has been a rich month for gathering and collaborating. We are in

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Week At A Glance – April 23 – 26

VWS Spring Hyacinth

Week At A Glance – April 23 – 26 Dear VWS Families, I hope you’ve had a wonderful 4-day weekend. Springtime at VWS can often feel like a mad dash from one school event to the next. In just these past few days, many of you have celebrated any combination of Passover, Good Friday, the full moon, Laylat al-Bara’at, Easter,

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Week At A Glance – April 15 – 18

VWS Spring Hyacinth

Week At A Glance – April 15 – 18 Dear VWS Families, Before anything else, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to the four individuals whose visioning, once again, brought to life our Spring Fair – Jann Winters, Gwynneth Sobejko, Laura Montgomery and Nicole Beauchesne – thank you for your holding and guidance which allowed for our community to

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Week At A Glance – April 8 – 13

VWS Spring Hyacinth

Week At A Glance – April 8 – 13 Dear VWS Families, What a great spring weekend it was! The Grade 12 students presented fantastic projects to their captivated audience on Friday and Saturday; an intrepid group of volunteers participated in the gardening work party at the Grade School on Saturday morning; and three teams of faculty and staff competed

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Week At A Glance – April 1 – 6

VWS Spring Hyacinth

Week At A Glance – April 1 – 6 Dear VWS Families, Welcome back after what was hopefully a restful and enjoyable break with family and loved ones. VWS faculty and staff are all refreshed and ready to teach and lead our students over the upcoming three months of the Spring Term. Events to be aware of in April include

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Week At A Glance – Mar 11 – 15

Week At A Glance – Mar 11 – 15 Dear VWS Families, Festival of the Arts is coming up this week on Wednesday evening and we have a lovely program to share with you. The letter to parents has now been sent both via email and in paper form with GS students. If you’ve missed it, you may find it

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Week At A Glance – Feb 25 – Mar 1

Week At A Glance – Feb 25 – Mar 1 Dear VWS Families, Welcome back after February Break. The brilliant blue sky today makes me hopeful that we’ve turned a seasonal corner and the spring will soon be here. While families were away, the VWS was still abuzz with activity. We welcomed both Spacial Dynamics Vancouver and the West Coast

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Week at a Glance February 11 – 15

Week at a Glance February 11 – 15 Dear VWS Families, I would like to express my gratitude to everyone involved in bringing together the Chinese New Year celebration last Friday afternoon. I was deeply touched by the warmth and generosity of our families; it was a pleasure to participate in all the activities offered and to try some delicious snacks.

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Week at a Glance February 4 – 8

Week at a Glance February 4 – 8 Dear VWS Families, A few things to note this week: First – we may or may not have more snow this week; regardless, the temperatures are forecast to remain cool, so please make your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor play at recess. Next – a reminder that the previously scheduled Digital Citizenship talk

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Week at a Glance Jan 28 – Feb 1

Week at a Glance Jan 28 – Feb 1 Dear VWS Families, Whether the weather be cold Or whether the weather be hot, We’ll weather the weather Whatever the weather, Whether we like it or not. ~ anonymous This first month back after Winter Break has simply flown by! A few highlights to January include successfully hosting engaging Open Houses

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Week at a Glance January 21 – 25

Week at a Glance January 21 – 25 Dear VWS Families and Guardians, As noted in the Week at a Glance email last week, we have a series of exciting Parent Education evenings coming up this term. The first of which is this Thursday with acclaimed author and speaker Kim John Payne. He will be presenting a lecture based on his best-selling book

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Week at a Glance January 14 – 18

Week at a Glance January 14 – 18 Dear VWS Families & Guardians, I hope everyone is well settled in after the Winter Break. The Grade School is abuzz with excitement as students prepare for class plays, basketball games, snowshoeing in Whistler, and more. Our 8th Grade class is spending the week at the High School to get a taste

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Week at a Glance December 10 – 14

VWS Winter Wonder Chalk Drawing by Christina Price

Week at a Glance December 10 – 14 Dear VWS Families, Our annual Christmas Music Concert is this week, on Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 pm at Highlands United Church. Grade School students will be rehearsing during class time on Tuesday, December 11, and are required to bring their instruments and sheet music. As a reminder, all Grade School students will

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