Week At A Glance – April 15 – 18

Dear VWS Families,

Before anything else, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to the four individuals whose visioning, once again, brought to life our Spring Fair – Jann Winters, Gwynneth Sobejko, Laura Montgomery and Nicole Beauchesne – thank you for your holding and guidance which allowed for our community to come together in an easeful and celebratory manner. Many volunteers, in particular, those in Grades 2, 6, 8 and 11 carried the activities for us all to enjoy – thank you so much! And to the families, friends, faculty, students and staff who supported the Fair and Open House in various essential ways, thank you each for taking part in creating an environment where guests felt invited and welcomed.

We had such a great time and definitely felt the love for education… just pure being and learning. Such a beautiful grouping of souls.” ~ feedback from a visiting family.

Enjoy the four-day week, and the four-day weekend! And as a reminder, if you are not yet signed up for our weekly newsletter, where we share photos, community events, and important updates from the school, please sign up here.

Upcoming Events:

WEDNESDAY – April 17

  • Grade 8 Parent Evening 7:00 pm, GS

THURSDAY – April 18

  • Grade 4 Parent Evening 7:00 pm, GS

FRIDAY – MONDAY – April 19 – 22

  • Easter Holiday No School

Announcements:

Biodynamic Preparation – First come, first served! To sprinkle in your garden, there are a dozen or so containers remaining from the Spring Fair of biodynamic preparations, please come pick one up. Thanks to Ruth Tschannen and Cascadia Society for providing the preparation and opportunity to learn about its properties. Here is an article to learn more about biodynamics in general Biodynamics: Holistic Sustainability in Farming and Education.

Book Swap – We are building quite the collection for the World Book Day Book Swap on Tuesday, April 23 at 3:00 pm. Bring us your pre-loved books (children’s chapter books, picture books, non-fiction books, and parenting books) to add to the collection boxes outside Ronaye’s office, then come back on the 23rd, to peruse the new-to-you titles!

Flower Baskets – April 25 is the last day to place an order for flower baskets, strawberry baskets, and assorted veggies and herbs. All the information you need to put in your order can be found here: vws.ca/flower-baskets

Community Forum – Our spring Community Forum, hosted by the AWSNA Steering Committee, is coming up on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 pm at the Grade School. We hope you will join us for refreshments and discussion as the committee shares in an enlivened and interactive format from the contents of the VWS AWSNA Accreditation Report which will be used as the basis for our Strategic Planning. Watch for your invitation coming this week.

Wishing you opportunities for blossoming and growth. Have a lovely week.

Warmly,
Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events Coordinator
Vancouver Waldorf School

604-985-7435 ext 202
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