Week At A Glance – June 17 – 20

Week At A Glance – June 17 – 20 Dear VWS Community, Our children have learned, experienced, achieved and grown through the journey of this year. Teachers have given their all, leading their students through a year of exploration and learning. Student’s lives have been enriched and minds and hearts expanded through the arts, practical arts and handwork, music, drama,

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Week At A Glance – June 10 – 15

Week At A Glance – June 10 – 15 Dear VWS Community, We are grateful for the beautiful forecast for Outdoor Week and that students will not be needing their rain gear! Please note that the High School office is closed as faculty are away on the High School trips. Upcoming Events: WEDNESDAY – June 12 Christmas Fair Visioning Meeting

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Week At A Glance – June 3 – 7

Week At A Glance – June 3 – 7 Dear VWS Families, During this first week of June, I hope that all of us are able to take a moment to exhale after the busyness of May! June is a month of beach days and picnics, outdoor adventures, and celebrations to mark the end of the school year. Tomorrow we

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Week At A Glance – May 27 – 31

VWS Spring Hyacinth

Week At A Glance – May 27 – 31 Dear VWS Families, Congratulations and welcome back to all our Grade 5 Olympians! Many thanks to the coordinators, volunteers, and faculty members for making this an event to remember. Thank you to our sister schools across BC and Alberta for making the long journey. And thank you to Apollo for sending

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Week At A Glance – May 21 – 16

VWS Spring Hyacinth

Week At A Glance – May 21 – 26 Dear VWS Families, In these last weeks of school, we begin to feel a shift in daily rhythm as focus turns toward the completion of main lesson books, class trips, concerts, and the celebrations which mark the end-of-year including Grade 8 Moving-Up, the Rose Ceremony, and High School Graduation. The first

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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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