Week at a Glance Jan 28 – Feb 1

Dear VWS Families,

Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot,
We’ll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.

~ anonymous

This first month back after Winter Break has simply flown by! A few highlights to January include successfully hosting engaging Open Houses at both the Grade School and High School campuses – thank you to our parent and student volunteers who served as guides and ambassadors for our school, Grade 8 students spent a week experiencing life at the High School in Edgemont Village, Grade 4 presented their lively class play “Journey to Utgards Castle”, and we hosted Kim John Payne who worked with faculty as we continue our Social Inclusion work and presented to parents and community members an engaging talk on Simplicity Parenting.

Please continue reading to learn what is on deck for this week!

Upcoming Events:

TUESDAY – January 29

WEDNESDAY – January 30

  • All HS Parent Evening 7:00 pm, HS

THURSDAY – January 31

FRIDAY – January 1

  • HS Winter Day at Whistler Olympic Park 6:30 am, leave HS


Basketball – Parents, please note that on Tuesday, January 29 our junior boys will need to be picked up from Mulgrave School following their game which starts at 4:15 pm.

Winter Day – This year, students in Grades 8 through 12 will be going to Whistler Olympic Park in Callaghan Valley, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics Nordic events, for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. All students and teachers will depart the Waldorf High School (3255 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver) on charter buses at 6:30 am and will return to the High School at approximately 5:00 pm.

Chinese New Year – Join the volunteer team to help host our 3rd annual Chinese New Year Celebration. A sign-up sheet will be posted this week at the entrance to the Grade School.

Wishing you warmth and kindness in this week ahead.

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.

Chinese New Year Celebration