Week At A Glance – September 16 – 20

Dear VWS Families,

We hope that everyone is settling into the new autumn rhythms with ease. Welcome back to our High School students and the several faculty and staff members who were away last week for the Wilderness Trip to Garibaldi Provincial Park. It was wet but wonderful, and I’m grateful to have been able to take part!

In revisiting Kim John Payne’s “pro-connection” message we want to acknowledge how great it’s been to witness and experience our school community as a place where human connection and meaningful interaction are a priority. In that vein, thank you all for role-modelling to the children healthy boundaries with smartphones and for being mindful of device usage while on campus.

Upcoming Events:

MONDAY – September 16

  • Regular High School Schedule Begins, HS

TUESDAY – September 17

  • The First Seven Years Seminar Series Child Development I 7:30 pm, ECC

WEDNESDAY – September 18

  • Grade 3 Parent Evening 7:00 pm, GS

THURSDAY – September 19

  • Waldorf100

FRIDAY – September 20

  • Community Crafting & Mending 8:30 am, GS
  • Winter Fair Meeting 8:30 am, GS


Waldorf100 Celebration – This year marks 100 years of Waldorf education worldwide. Because of the forecast for wet weather and our Michaelmas Festival preparations (September 27), we have decided to simplify the celebration on September 19. Grade School Faculty will come together for an assembly with the students, followed by lunch as usual in the classrooms. Early Childhood and High School will acknowledge the anniversary as best fits with their daily rhythms. Our community-event for parents/guardians and the wider VWS community will be the Fairytale Performance, a collaboration with Cascadia Society, on November 27 at Kay Meek Theatre in West Vancouver. Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for details!

Winter Fair Meeting – Please come and share your thoughts on the plan for this years’ Winter Fair at Community Crafting & Mending morning (Friday, 8:30 – 10:00 am in the GS Music Room). Mary Henley, Community and Resource Development Manager, will offer insight into how the Fair will be different this year and the intention behind the changes. As usual, there will be coffee and treats to partake in, so please feel welcome to drop by. Bring your crafting projects to share inspiration and ideas!

Have a wonderful week.

Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events Coordinator
Vancouver Waldorf School

Waldorf100 Vancouver Waldorf School

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