Week at a Glance December 10 – 14

Dear VWS Families,

Our annual Christmas Music Concert is this week, on Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 pm at Highlands United Church. Grade School students will be rehearsing during class time on Tuesday, December 11, and are required to bring their instruments and sheet music. As a reminder, all Grade School students will be dismissed at 1:15 pm, please make arrangements for early pickup. If you missed the letter from Ronaye last this week you may find it here link.

Upcoming Events:

TUESDAY – December 11

  • Strings Rehearsal, GS

WEDNESDAY – December 12

  • Early Dismissal 1:15 pm, GS only
  • Christmas Music Concert 7:00 pm, HUC

THURSDAY – December 13

  • Financial Literacy Workshop Grades 11/12, HS
  • SHIFT Workshop Grades 8/9, HS
  • Girls Basketball Game VWS vs WPGA 5:00 pm, West Point Grey Academy

FRIDAY – December 14


Simplicity Parenting – Advanced tickets for VWS parents and faculty are available online now at www.eventbrite.ca/e/simplicity-parenting. When we invited Kim Payne last year the event sold out quickly, so please do not wait – book your seats now.

Thoughtexchange – We’re now up to 60 thoughts so far. There are some great ideas! We need more people to rate the thoughts in the Star step to help us understand what’s most important to our community. Click here to participate before Sunday, December 16th. The results of this Thoughtexchange will help us determine our key priorities for the future of the VWS. All of our voices matter, so your participation is crucial and valued.

Some of you may have noticed that a few thoughts have been removed, specifically those that either came close to identifying an individual or are specific to a teacher. We value your feedback but require these types of thoughts to be brought through a different channel as per our VWS Communication Policy. As a reminder for all, if you have a concern with a teacher or community member please reach out to your class teacher or lead if appropriate, or to Malcolm Nash, Pedagogical Manager, for Grade School feedback or Lorna Fortin, Principal, for High School feedback. If you need support through this process, Mary Henley, Community & Resource Development Manager is always happy to help guide and support you.

If you have any questions about providing your online input to the AWSNA Self Study work please reach out to the VWS AWSNA Steering Committee at asc@vws.ca.

Thanks again to everyone who has participated to date, it truly is an interesting forum for receiving your ideas. We look forward to reporting back on what the community rates as most important.


Wishing you warmth and kindness in this 2nd week of Advent.

Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events Coordinator

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