Since this school year started, I have been reminded time and time again that our community cherishes opportunities to come together. Whether it’s to mark the changing of the seasons with a festival, to work together to host a fair, and to attend a play, a class meeting or a parent education evening, we show up to connect with each other, share ideas, and support our teachers and children.
This past week, we hosted our first book swap to celebrate World Book Day and it was a smashing success. We were also treated to a lovely Community Forum hosted by the AWSNA Steering Committee where many gems were shared about the accreditation process, including personal reflections from the committee members as well as thoughtful questions and comments from those in attendance. Chatting with so many of you in the Grade School administration hallway this week has also been wonderful. Thank you for dropping into the Accounting Office to buy grocery cards – it is appreciated!
As we move through our final term, Laura and I are designing our events calendar for the coming school year. We are planning for a year that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Waldorf education by offering rich content that supports learning about anthroposophy and the education we have chosen for our children. We are also looking at our approach to long-standing events and traditions to ensure that they continue to meet the needs of our diverse community. Stay tuned for calls for input and ideas as we would love to hear from you about what you would like to see on our events calendar next year.
Community & Resource Development Manager
mhenley @ vws.ca