Week At A Glance – April 23 – 26

Dear VWS Families,

I hope you’ve had a wonderful 4-day weekend. Springtime at VWS can often feel like a mad dash from one school event to the next. In just these past few days, many of you have celebrated any combination of Passover, Good Friday, the full moon, Laylat al-Bara’at, Easter, and Earth Day (please let me know if have I missed your families’ traditions). When we are able to pause to breathe in the present moment, we can be reminded of how very valuable these events and festivals are to our school, family, and cultural life.

During the month of April, several new students have joined us at VWS. Please extend a warm welcome to:

  • Theodore W. – Dandelion Preschool
  • Owen T. – Grade 1
  • Zachary W. – Grade 3
  • Keely T. – Grade 4
  • Amelie F. – Grade 9
  • Louis T. – Grade 9
  • Luana W. – Grade 9
  • Anouk-Aimee U. – Grade 11

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Upcoming Events:

TUESDAY – April 23

  • Book Swap 3:00 pm, GS
  • Grade 6 Parent Evening 7:00 pm, GS

WEDNESDAY – April 24

  • Community Forum 7:00 pm, GS

THURSDAY – April 25

  • Last Day to Order Flower Baskets
  • Grade 12 English Provincial Exam HS
  • Full Staff and Faculty Meeting 3:00 pm, ECC

FRIDAY – April 26

  • Community Coffee Morning 8:30 am, GS
  • Grade 5 Class Play 7:00 pm, GS


Book Swap – After school today! Come take part in the World Book Day Book Swap at 3:00 pm in the Grade School Hall. There is still time to bring in your pre-loved books (children’s chapter books, picture books, non-fiction books, and parenting books) and enjoy perusing some new-to-you titles!

Community Forum – Our spring Community Forum, hosted by the AWSNA Steering Committee, is on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 pm at the Grade School. 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.

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

Thank you, dear parents, for all that you do to make our school a wonderful place to come together in community to grow. Have a lovely week.

Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events Coordinator
Vancouver Waldorf School

604-985-7435 ext 202
Waldorf100 Vancouver Waldorf School

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

Book Swap - Tuesday April 23 3:00 pm

Community Forum April 24 7:00 pm

Flower Basket Sales - deadline April 25