Week at a Glance January 21 – 25

Dear VWS Families and Guardians,

As noted in the Week at a Glance email last week, we have a series of exciting Parent Education evenings coming up this term. The first of which is this Thursday with acclaimed author and speaker Kim John Payne. He will be presenting a lecture based on his best-selling book with the same title, Simplicity Parenting. A scarce few tickets remain; if you have not yet registered, do so here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/simplicity-parenting-with-kim-john-payne-tickets-53555514987. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Save the following dates: February 6 for a presentation on Social Media & Online Safety with media expert Jesse Miller (adults and children 12+ welcome) and February 25 for the Askable Adult workshop with sexual health educator Jessica Wollen (adults only please).

Upcoming Events:

TUESDAY – January 22

  • Grade 7 Parent Evening 7:00 pm, GS

WEDNESDAY – January 23

  • Grade 4 Play 7:00 pm, GS

THURSDAY – January 24

  • Parent Education: Simplicity Parenting 7:00 pm, Delbrook Community Centre

FRIDAY – January 25

  • Community Coffee Morning 8:30 am, GS

Announcements:

  • Chinese New Year – For the 3rd year in a row, many families in our Chinese community have been planning a New Year Celebration to usher in the Year of the Pig of Friday, February 8. Stay tuned for more information as it comes available.
  • Winter Day at Whistler for students in Grades 8-12 is coming up on Friday, February 1.
  • No School: Family Day and February Break – February 18-22. High School students are to be conducting work experience during this week.
  • Grade 8 Projects are coming up in March – stay tuned, but mark your calendar for March 4 & 5.
  • Festival of the Arts – March 13. There will be an early dismissal at 1:15 for Grade School students only. Tickets will be on sale at the end of February.
  • End of Term/Spring Break – the last day of school before Spring Break is Friday, March 15. There is NO EARLY DISMISSAL this day, please plan accordingly.

As we begin this new term, I invite you to take a moment to reach out and connect with a family you have not yet met or formed a relationship with. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr, “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” Our community is as strong as our bonds with each other.

Warmly,
Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events Coordinator
604-985-7435 ext 202
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