Week At A Glance October 21 – 25

Dear VWS Families,

As you enter the school over the next three days, you may notice a few new friendly faces. As mentioned in the newsletter, we have welcomed a 7-member AWSNA Accreditation Team from other Waldorf schools across the continent. They are here visiting classrooms at each campus; meeting with faculty, administration, parents and volunteers; reviewing our policies and procedures; and reporting back with recommendations. They have a heavy workload over the next few days but are friendly and keen to meet you. Please be sure to say hello and introduce yourself if you see them. If you would like an opportunity for a one-on-one conversation with any of them, please sign-up for a meeting time using the link below under the Upcoming Events heading on Tuesday.

Upcoming Events:

MONDAY – October 21

  • Federal Election – Get out and Vote!
  • AWSNA Accreditation Visit – Monday to Wednesday
  • Jr Boys Soccer Playoff Game VWS (west) vs MDR (east) 3:45 pm, Meadowridge School
  • Grade 8 Parent Evening 7:00 pm, GS

TUESDAY – October 22

  • AWSNA One-On-One’s 2:00 pm, ECC (sign-up)
  • Girls Volleyball Game VWS vs SH 4:30 pm, Stratford Hall
  • Girls Volleyball Game VWS vs EJV 5:30 pm, Stratford Hall
  • First Seven Years: Nutrition 7:30 pm, ECC

WEDNESDAY – October 23

  • Full Faculty/Staff Meeting 3:30 pm, GS
  • Girls Volleyball Game VWS vs TI 7:15 pm, Mulgrave

THURSDAY – October 10

  • Community Choir 7:30 pm, HS

FRIDAY – October 25

  • Community Events & Coffee Morning 8:30 am, GS


Morning Drop-off – Thank you again to everyone who is using the newly implemented Kiss-and-Go lane at the Grade School. You have helped to vastly reduce the congestion in our parking lot in the mornings.

We’re seeing that enhancements may still be made for our ECC families who are left searching parking spaces from where they may safely escort their young children to the Early Childhood Centre – often with car seats and toddlers in tow. We have observed a number of parents taking a few extra minutes after dropping off Grade School children waiting in their vehicles making phone calls or texting. If this is part of your morning routine, please consider vacating your parking space immediately to help ease the morning flow for fellow parents. We realize this may be an inconvenience, however, if you are able to pull around the corner, a block or two away, to make calls or check emails, it could greatly improve morning drop-off for another family.

We are incredibly grateful for your support in keeping our grounds safe and we welcome your feedback and suggestions for improvements.

Vancouver Waldorf School Society Annual General Meeting – Save the date for our AGM on Wednesday, October 30. We will begin at 7:00 pm, please arrive early to sign in. All the details can be found on our website here www.vws.ca/vwss-board-of-trustees-agm. If you are considering joining the Board of Trustees or the VWS Society be sure to submit your application at least 5 days prior to the AGM. Applications may be downloaded from the Society page on our website www.vws.ca/about/vws-society or may be obtained from the Reception office at the Grade School.

Red Door Store Update – It’s book pre-order time! Please have a peek through the Steiner Press website if you are interested in a 15% preorder discount. Note that prices are in US dollars and will be converted at the current rate. Contact Ella at reddoor@vws.ca with your list by October 30th! Orders should clearly indicate quantity, book title and the 13-digit ISBN. Delivery is expected in mid-November. This offer is also open to friends outside of the school community if you wish to share.

Have a wonderful week, everyone.

Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events Coordinator
Vancouver Waldorf School

604-985-7435 ext 202
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Annual General Meeting