The Current | VWS News & Events | Issue 22
February 27, 2020

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Celebrating 100 Years of Waldorf Education

Rudolf Steiner was born in Kraljevec, Croatia (then the Austrian-Hungarian Empire) in February 1861. In his Lectures to Teachers, given before the opening of the first Waldorf School 100 years ago, Steiner said: “We must not offer children understanding merely for their ears, but we must communicate from soul to soul. If you remember this, you will make progress.”

The world has changed in myriad ways since Steiner’s birth and since the first Waldorf School began. Over the coming weeks, we look forward to sharing with you the progress and growth that we too are experiencing at the Vancouver Waldorf School.

Faculty & staff hard at *play* at Whistler Blackcomb for the High School Winter Day!

CALENDAR

Saturday, February 29
Work Party 10:00 am, GS 2/3 Playground

Monday, March 2
Grade 8 Parent Evening 7:00 pm, GS

Tuesday, March 3
Grade 12 Parent/Student Evening 6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 4
Spring Mingle Early Bird Deadline
Grade 10 Parent Evening
7:00 pm, HS

Friday, March 6
Community Coffee Morning 8:30 am, GS

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR BEGINNING & END OF TERM DATES

NOTICES

RECOMMITMENT DUE The deadline to submit your recommitment form, deposit fee, and completed tuition adjustment application for all returning Grade School and High School students is tomorrow, February 28.

VOLUNTEER We are looking for a few fine volunteers for the Spring Mingle on March 18. 2 person shifts are 8:30 – 9:30, 9:30 – 10:30, 10:30 – 11:30 pm with 4 additional people to help with breakdown. Volunteers will receive a ticket to the event. Contact Mary or Laura if you’re able to help. Reminder – that early bird pricing ends on March 4.

SPRING CLEAN If you notice any damage or areas that need attention around the school grounds, please let Mary Henley (mhenley@vws.ca) know as we plan to freshen up the campuses for spring.

SUN RUN TEAM Our team is growing! Join the 2020 Vancouver Sun Run team by registering at vancouversunrun.com. Select “Join Existing Team” then search for Vancouver Waldorf School.

COVID-19 INFORMATION Information from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education is kept up to date on the North Vancouver School District website.

LATE & ABSENTEE STUDENTS

  • HS 604-986-2922 or highschool@vws.ca
  • GS 604-985-7435 x 421 or reception@vws.ca
  • ECC 604-985-7435 x 101 Dandelion & Mulberry, x 102 Plum Cottage, x 103 Red Rose, x 104 Sunflower

Please contact the school within 30-minutes of school start time to let us know if your child/student will be away.

HIGH SCHOOL SPEAKER SERIES

A new speaker series is starting at the High School to bring dynamic individuals to talk about their careers to students. First to speak is Dr. Sukhi Muker, an ECC & GS parent. Friday, March 6, he’ll speak about the journey to find your career and how this relates to self-actualization. He will discuss the biological aspects of uncovering your life path and how we are wired to not follow a mold but to walk our own path as the source of our happiness. Strategies for the students to actively begin this journey with a new understanding will be given.

Dr. Muker is an award-winning doctor, best selling author and speaker. He has spent over 20 years studying Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Quantum Physics as it relates to healing & actualizing human potential. He is the founder of the Centre for Optimal Living in West Vancouver and runs wellness centres throughout North America. He is CTO of Allysian Sciences, an international brain nootropic and technology company to maximize human potential. He is also a Master Coach for professional athletes, CEOs and entrepreneurs. He is the best selling author of Beyond Body, Beyond Mind: Overcome Uncertainty, Transcend Challenge & Fulfill Your Dreams!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Grade 2/3 Playground Work Party

Saturday, February 29 from 10:00 to 2:00 pm. Hopefully, the weather will co-operate. We will work in a drizzle but not a downpour. Some of the activities will be adult only and some are children friendly. Bring a snack to share and garden gloves and labelled clippers or shovels. We hope to see you then. Bonnie and Bernie for the Playground Committee.

Festival of the Arts

A presentation of our student’s work from grades 2 – 12, and will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver. The program will include eurythmy, drama, singing, orchestra, and recitation, and a display showcasing student handwork, ceramics and pottery, woodwork, drawing and painting.

Spring Mingle

Early bird pricing is in effect until March 4 for our community celebration! We’re looking for a few awesome volunteers to help with set up, take down, and possibly with service during the event. Come speak to Mary or Laura to get involved.
Pick up your tickets here.

GRADE 3 FAIRY HOUSES

Grade 3 students have been busy building homes for their fairy friends to keep them warm and dry for these last few weeks of winter. Using materials from nature, these wee dwellings will return to the earth until the next creative souls come along to create something new.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUDOLF STEINER

“If a young child has been able in his play … to give up his whole being to the world around him … he will be able in the serious tasks of later life, to devote himself with confidence and power to the service of the world.” ~ Rudolf Steiner

Blessings,
Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events