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