Week At A Glance January 13 – 18

Dear Community,

Early Saturday morning, the life of former student Elijah Drasyl was tragically taken in a motor vehicle accident. Elijah was only 17 years old and would have been graduating alongside his Mountainside and Argyle friends this spring. After leaving the VWS during his Grade School years, Elijah’s family has remained tightly connected to the community attending events and community coffee mornings. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to family members Britt, Scott, Nodin and Monty, and to all who were close and who are hurting as they attempt to make sense of this terrible loss. For those who know the family and would like to participate in a meal train, please be in contact with me and I will share information to get involved.

Upcoming Events:

TUESDAY – January 14

  • *** High School Open House POSTPONED until January 21

WEDNESDAY – January 15

  • *** KG Hearing, Vision and Dental Screening POSTPONED
  • Grade 5 Parent Evening 7:00 pm, GS

THURSDAY – January 16

FRIDAY – January 17

  • Community Coffee & Development Discussions 8:30 am, GS

SATURDAY – January 18

  • Open House 10:00 am, ECC/GS


Open Houses – Open Houses are an excellent way for both current and prospective families to get a glimpse into Waldorf Education at the VWS. To visit the Early Childhood Centre and Grade School classes, please come on Saturday, January 18 at 10:30, and to visit the High School, please come to the High School campus in Edgemont Village on Tuesday, January 21 at 7:00 pm. RSVP is appreciated so that we can plan for refreshments www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-waldorf-school-open-houses

Class Plays – Next week you can enjoy two class plays. Friday, January 24, Grade 4 is presenting Loki and Sif’s Golden Hair at the Grade School Hall and Saturday, January 25, Grade 10 is presenting Phoebe in Winter at the High School with two performances, one in the afternoon, the other in the evening. Times TBD

Chinese New Year Celebration – The annual Chinese New Year Celebration has become a treasured community lead event at the VWS. Mark your calendar for Friday, January 31 between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm.

Just Singin Round – Dinner and musical performances at the Vancouver Rowing Club in support of our Grade 12 class who are planning their year-end service trip! Tickets are $60 and are available on Eventbrite. Purchase individual tickets or sponsor a table of 10! Students ages 12 and up are welcome.

Parent Education: Social Inclusion Approach – Kim John Payne will be offering practical tools to help build an environment of mutual respect, inclusion and safety for the children in our lives. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. Suitable for parents with children of all ages.

Snowfall Warning – Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning of 5-10 cm for this afternoon and evening, and overnight into tomorrow. Please be safe on your routes home today.

Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events Coordinator
Vancouver Waldorf School

604-985-7435 ext 202
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The Vancouver Waldorf School is situated on the unceded ancestral territory of the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilwətaɁɬ) Nations.