Week At A Glance September 23 – 27

Dear VWS Families,

You are warmly invited to a performance of our Michaelmas play, “St. Michael and the Dragon” on Friday, September 27 at 11:40 am in the big field at the Grade School.

The play celebrates the building and strengthening of our inner life. The image of St. Michael with his golden sword, encourages us to draw into ourselves as we face the darker and colder days that follow the autumn equinox; and inspires courage, initiative and steadfastness.

Upcoming Events:

TUESDAY – September 24

  • Girls Volleyball Game 4:30 pm, Notre Dame Regional Secondary School (2880 Venables St, Vancouver)
  • The First 7 Years: Child Development II 7:30 pm, ECC

WEDNESDAY – September 25

THURSDAY – September 26

  • Full Faculty & Staff Meeting 3:30 pm, GS
  • Girls Volleyball Game 4:00 pm, Vancouver Christian School (3496 Mons Dr, Vancouver)

FRIDAY – September 27

  • Community Events & Coffee 8:30 am, GS
  • Michaelmas Pageant 11:40 am, GS


Sr Girls Volleyball – With two games this week to start off the season, our girls (Gr 8-12) are playing the Fighting Irish at Notre Dame and the Pheonix at Vancouver Christian School. Come share your school spirit and cheer them on!

Jr Boys Soccer – Come cheer on our team (Gr 7-10) at their first game of the season at 3:30 on Wednesday afternoon. VWS will be playing against West Point Grey at Norseman Park, the grassy field beside Centennial Theatre. Go Waldorf!

Global Climate Strike – As shared in the email this morning from our College of Teachers, Friday is a General Strike for Climate Action. If you intend to have your child(ren) out of school in the afternoon to attend, please let us know by Thursday afternoon. For information about the strike, you may visit the Sustainabiliteens Vancouver event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/659383604564246/

Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters – Students are invited to wear an orange shirt next Monday, September 30 for Orange Shirt Day. Please read about Orange Shirt Day and Phyllis (Jack) Webstad’s story here www.orangeshirtday.org.

Bike Racks – You asked and we listened! There is an additional bike rack at the top of the steps, off of St. Christophers Road, the crosswalk. Thanks for the feedback and for taking up green modes of transportation!

Children’s Winter Fair – We had a wonderful initial discussion around the Winter Fair last Friday morning. Vendor applications are now available on our website; visit https://www.vws.ca/waldorf-winter-fair/ to download. Space is limited and preference will be given to our Waldorf families.

Wishing you a joyful autumn equinox as we transition into fall.

Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events Coordinator
Vancouver Waldorf School

604-985-7435 ext 202
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.