Week At A Glance – April 1 – 6

Dear VWS Families,

Welcome back after what was hopefully a restful and enjoyable break with family and loved ones. VWS faculty and staff are all refreshed and ready to teach and lead our students over the upcoming three months of the Spring Term.

Events to be aware of in April include our final Parent Education Evening of the year – Digital Citizenship: Social Media & Online Safety with Jesse Miller on Tuesday, April 9, our annual Spring Fair on Saturday, April 13, the Easter Long Weekend from Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22, our first Book Day Book Swap on Tuesday, April 23, and the Grade 5 Class Play on Thursday and Friday, April 25 and 26. Visit our website and read The Current, our weekly newsletter, for more details as they come available. If you are not subscribed to the newsletter, please sign up here Subscribe!

Upcoming Events:

TUESDAY – April 2

  • Class Rep Meeting 7:00 pm, GS

THURSDAY – April 4

  • Grade 3 Parent Evening 7:00 pm, GS

FRIDAY – April 5

  • Community Coffee Morning 8:30 am, GS
  • Grade 12 Project Presentations 6:00 pm, Highlands United Church

SATURDAY – April 6

  • Garden Work Party 10:00 am, GS
  • Grade 12 Project Presentations 1:00 pm Highlands United Church


Cellphone Free Zone – You will notice that around the Grade School campus, there are now signs that our students have made alerting visitors that our campus is a Cellphone Free Zone. Please help model to our emerging digital savvy youth that cellphones should be tucked away at drop-off and pick-up and throughout the day.

Bees & Flowers – As the temperature has been rising our bees have emerged from their hive (located outside the Grades 6, 7 & 8 classrooms) to begin collecting pollen and nectar to rebuild their stores. Please be mindful of the hive and surrounding area. A few hive etiquette reminders:

  • please remain 5 feet away from the entrance to the hive, keeping their flight path clear
  • bees are peaceful and shy – if a bee does come to visit you, remain calm, they only sting if they feel threatened
  • if a bee sting does occur, please report to Ronaye at Reception immediately
  • report any unusual behaviour to me, Laura, our beekeeper in training
  • respect the growing flowering plants, each flower provides multiple meals to not only our bees but to birds and other pollinators as well

This Friday and Saturday are our Grade 12 Project Presentions. Over the two days, the students will share their theses and artistic presentations.

We will begin on Friday with Victoria Wall on The Power of Religion on Ourselves, Jessica Tang with The Development of Dance and why do People Start Dance, Polina Vinogradsky will offer an artistic presentation, then we will wrap up the evening with Santiago Farell and An Analysis of Animation as an Art.

Then on Saturday Kyrstin Simpson will start us off with An Exploration into the Connection between Diet and Mood, then Thayden Potrebka Adamek and How Design Teaches Us How to Learn.

After a break and refreshments offered by the Grade 11 families and Parent Council, Jade Paoloni will share An Investigation into the History and Uses of the Dog, Luca Bellavita will offer A Closer Look at the Innovations the Lead to the Transportation of Today, then we will wrap up with Hannah Whitney on The Psychology behind Altering a Dog’s Behaviour.

Wishing you opportunities for blossoming and growth. Have a lovely week and I hope to see you at the Project Presentations.

Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events Coordinator
604-985-7435 ext 202

The Vancouver Waldorf School is situated on the unceded ancestral territory of the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilwətaɁɬ) Nations.