Social Action Committee

Social Action Committee As part of Vancouver Waldorf School’s commitment to bringing the Social Inclusion work of Kim John Payne to our school, the student Social Action Committee (SAC) has been formed.  This is a group of thirteen Grade Eight Students who are volunteering their lunch recess each Thursday in order to learn about, practice, and build skills in social awareness. 

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Have Your Say Online

Have Your Say Online Shape Our VWS Future! Last month an in-person session was held for any community members wanting to provide input to the AWSNA Self-Study currently being drafted by the school.  Please see here for background information on this work if you missed it previously. Next week we will be launching an online platform for those who wish to provide

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Giving Tuesday

Gi❤ing Tuesday Dear VWS Community, On the heels of our wonderful Children’s Christmas Fair, we would like to take a moment to thank each of you for the generous contributions you make to our community and school. Thank you! Our school thrives thanks to many contributing factors, including the generosity of donors. And as a rich and diverse community, it’s

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Poinsettias Planters and Holiday Purdys Chocolates

Grade 12 Fundraising: Poinsettias Planters and Holiday Purdys Chocolates Dear VWS Community, The Class of 2019 is working hard to support their vision of spending two weeks of community service abroad for their end of year trip. In order for them to meet their budgeted goal, we ask the VWS Community to join us and participate in some of their fun and exciting

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Uriel Pharmacy at the Red Door Store

Uriel Pharmacy at the Red Door Store Dear Community, I am looking into bringing in an order of Anthroposophic Homeopathic remedies from Uriel Pharmacy in Wisconsin. The Red Door Store has stocked these items in previous years but I knew very little about the farm and company back then. Now that I’ve had time to experience some of their remedies

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Children’s Christmas Fair – volunteers are needed!

Children’s Christmas Fair – volunteers are needed! Decor Decorating the Grade School, inside and out, during the November break (Nov 13 – 16). By decorating during the break, we create a magical experience for the children when they return to school on November 19. Decorating for the Fair sets the tone for this fantastic community-building event, and makes for a

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Red Door Store – November Update

Red Door Store – November Update Open to all, our Red Door Store stocks an eclectic array of high-quality school and art supplies, natural crafting materials, handmade toys, books for all ages and seasonal consignment items from our talented community. The Store is open most mornings, from 8:30 am – 10:00 am and most afternoons, from 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm.

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Week at a Glance November 5 – 9

Week at a Glance November 5 – 9 Dear Families of the Vancouver Waldorf School, We have a special visit this week from the BC Ministry of Education who is here to follow-up with our school in terms of rolling out the new BC curriculum. If you see them about, please help us in welcoming Henry Contant, Lora Clarke, and David

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2018 Christmas Fair Parent Volunteer Guide

Christmas Fair Parent Volunteer Guide Overview Our parent-led annual Children’s Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, November 24 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Fair celebrates our children and community at large, is our largest outreach event, and raises money to support initiatives that further serve our children. VWS invites our current families, alumnae families, and hundreds of

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Steiner Book Order

Steiner Book Order Save (updated) 25% on your Steiner Book Pre Order! Please note that the catalogue prices are in US dollars and will be converted at the current rate. Payments due upon pick up. Please email or drop your printed orders off at the Red Door Store by Monday, November 5th. Contact Ella by email: reddoor@vws.ca View the online

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Week at a Glance Oct 29-Nov 2

Week at a Glance October 29 – November 2 Dear VWS Families, Undoubtedly everyone is excited about the upcoming celebration of Halloween this week. At the Grade School – Students are to please wear regular clothing to school and then change into their costumes at lunch. Homemade costumes are preferred, please no face paint, gore, guns, or sparkly makeup, however,

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2018 Children’s Christmas Fair

Saturday, November 24, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Dear VWS Community, Our Children’s Christmas Fair is a wonderful, festive celebration that brings our community together through shared work and play. We have offered the Fair as a gift to the children since 1970 and our school is renowned for creating a magical experience of seasonal wonder and joy. Our Fair

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VWS Indigenous Council Update

VWS Indigenous Council Update The Indigenous Council gathered for the first time on Sunday, October 21st in the Music Room at the Grade School. The Council spent time getting to know one another, sharing experiences and talking about the role Council may play as it continues to form over time. Indigenous parents/guardians and families, as well as non-Indigenous parents of Indigenous

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