The Current | VWS News & Events | Issue 24
March 12, 2020
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Celebrating 100 Years of Waldorf Education

Chalkboard art in the Grade 6 classroom

This week we made the precautionary decision to cancel our Festival of the Arts, Spring Mingle, and Waldorf Welcome, all scheduled this month. We recognize that this may be a disappointment to you and your family and we thank you for your understanding. We are grateful for your support of the measures we are taking to encourage the ongoing well-being of those in our community that are most vulnerable.

If you missed the letter from our Principal sent earlier this week on COVID-19 prevention, school closures and community events, please take a moment to read it on our website.

Please know that we are actively monitoring the situation and endeavour to keep you abreast of any new information as it comes to light. Thank you for staying tuned.

CALENDAR

Tuesday, March 17
Grade 7 Parent Evening 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 19
Full Faculty & Staff Meeting 3:15 pm GS

Friday, March 20
End of Winter Term
Mindful Mending with Ella 8:30 am, GS
Early Dismissal 12:20 pm

March 23 – April 3
Spring Break

April 6
Spring Term Begins

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR – TERM BEGINNING & END DATES

Looking forward to seeing what this Grade 5 felting project will become

COFFEE MORNING CANCELLATION Unfortunately we will need to cancel Friday Coffee Morning again this week. We will gather again after Spring Break.

NOTICES

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

  • 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
DOGS We would like to remind families that our canine fur-friends are not permitted on the school grounds. When you are picking up children from the Early Childhood Centre or the Grade School, please securely tie up your pet off of the premises. Thank you.
RELOCATION OF DEVELOPMENT OFFICE If you are looking to meet with Mary Henley, Community & Resource Development Manager, her office has been relocated and is now accessible from outside the front entrance to the left of the Education Support room.
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.
MINDFUL MENDING On Friday, March 20, Ella from the Red Door Store will be hosting a free community-building mending workshop in the Music Room from 8:30 – 10:30. Bring your favourite, well-loved, clean and ready for mending items of clothing. This is for adults of all skill levels. Various tools, fabrics for patching and sewing supplies will be available for use. Ella will be available for hands-on help and suggestions. Please RSVP if you plan on attending (last minute attendees are also welcome) reddoorstore@vws.ca.

STUDENT ART IN GRADE 1 & 2

HEALTH INFORMATION LINKS

CURRENT INFORMATION ON COVID-19

MORE FAIRY HOUSE CREATIONS

GRATITUDE

Thank you so much to VWS volunteers and grandparents Bonnie and Dave Gosse for refinishing the beautiful bench outside the Grade School over the February break.

And thank you for reading all the way to the end.

Blessings,
Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events