Week at a Glance October 22-26

Week at a Glance October 22-26 Dear VWS Families, Our Grade School campus was all atwitter with activity this weekend! Under the leadership of Bonnie and Dave Gosse, a work party of approximately 20 families gathered on Saturday to clean up and complete projects in the 2/3 play-yard – thank you to everyone involved! On Sunday, I came in to

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Have your say! Community Feedback on our School

Have your say! Community feedback on our school – Saturday, October 27 Dear VWS Parents, Guardians, Alumni, Alumni Families and Friends, As you may have heard, the VWS is currently working our way through a self-study as part of our membership with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). The Faculty, Staff and Board of Trustees began their self-study input in the Fall.

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Week at a Glance October 15-19

Week at a Glance October 15-19 Dear VWS Parents & Guardians, While we are on the cusp of the flu season, I wanted to include a special reminder and clarification of our school’s illness and communicable disease policy. This policy can be found on pages 13 and 14 of our Parent Handbook (found online under “Resources & Publications” on our

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Death is a Wild Night and A New Road

Grief Circle, Friday, November 2nd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the Roundhouse “Death is a Wild Night and A New Road”… Moved by these expressive words by Emily Dickinson, we may struggle with the deep mystery of death. Sometimes, just being with others can offer solace. All are welcome to join a simple community ceremony of grieving for those who

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Week at a Glance October 9-12

Week at a Glance October 9-12 Dear VWS Families, Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you’ve each had an enjoyable extended weekend. We jump right back in with a full and wonderful week of activities and opportunities; the details are below. “Give us thankful hearts… in this the season of Thy Thanksgiving. May we be thankful for health and strength, for

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Invitation – VWS Indigenous Council

Help to co-create a VWS Indigenous Council Indigenous families, and the parents and guardians of Indigenous students, including former students, alumni and members of the wider VWS community, are warmly invited to an informal weekend gathering in October to meet, connect, and discuss the formation of an Indigenous Council at the Vancouver Waldorf School. This gathering is the first of its’

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Week at a Glance October 1-5

Week at a Glance October 1-5 Dear Families of the Vancouver Waldorf School, Welcome to October! These misty rains harold the change in season and help us to feel that the school year is now truly underway. It’s a good time to double check that you and your family have sufficient raingear to continue enjoying outdoor activities, and that children are able to stay

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HARVEST LUNCH – Friday, October 5

HARVEST LUNCH – Friday, October 5 As the squirrels are gathering in their nuts for the winter, we are gathering in our vegetables from our gardens. On Friday, October 5 at 11:40 pm, the Grade School students will sit down with the teachers, staff, and community elders to a Harvest Lunch. If you wish to contribute to our harvest soup

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Orange Shirt Day – October 1

Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters The VWS’s participation in the annual Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters is intended to honour and show our support to the survivors of Indian Residential Schools System (IRSS), Indian Day School survivors, current Indigenous children in care, and many Indigenous families who continue to experience the inter-generational impacts from the IRSS. By taking

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Week at a Glance September 24-28

Vancouver Waldorf School | Rose Ceremony

Week at a Glance September 24-28 Dear VWS Families, Autumn is officially here. The days are getting shorter and there is a new crispness to the air. You may be looking to visit the pumpkin patch soon or harvest a basket of apples to process into apple rings or sauce. I’ve been enjoying the songs of Michaelmas streaming through the

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Children’s Christmas Fair Planning Committee

Children’s Christmas Fair Planning Committee Dear Parents and Friends, It may only be September, but some of us are already looking ahead to the Children’s Christmas Fair coming up on Saturday, November 24. This will be our 48th annual fair, and Mary and I are very excited about getting organized early and helping make this highly anticipated event memorable for

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Week at a Glance September 17-21

Vancouver Waldorf School | Rose Ceremony

Week at a Glance September 17-21 Dear VWS Parents & Guardians, Welcome back for another glorious week. The sun is shining, our High School students and faculty are back from their weeklong treck to Manning Provincial Park, and aside from our October-start Parent & Tot classes, everyone is back on campus and ready to go! Here is a look at

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September in the Red Door Store

September in the Red Door Store The Red Door Store is now stocked full with rainbows of 100% Holland wool felt, Bheda wool perfect for both wet and needle felting projects and other woolly treasures. Pop in to pick up a free pattern to make your own Michaelmas dragon. Open weekday mornings 8:30-10:00 am and some afternoons. On that note,

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VWSS Board of Trustees – Invitation

Invitation from VWSS Board of Trustees Dear Parents, Are you interested in learning about the Vancouver Waldorf School Society and the Board of Trustees? Join Board Trustees at a casual gathering where you will be warmly invited to ask questions about the legal and financial aspects of our School and Society in an informal environment. All are most welcome so

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