Week at a Glance September 24-28

Dear VWS Families,

Autumn is officially here. The days are getting shorter and there is a new crispness to the air. You may be looking to visit the pumpkin patch soon or harvest a basket of apples to process into apple rings or sauce. I’ve been enjoying the songs of Michaelmas streaming through the halls at the Grade School, and the scent of beeswax candles to start the day. What are you doing to mark the season?

Upcoming Events:

TUESDAY – September 25

  • Girls Volleyball Practice 3:30 pm, HS
  • Class Rep Meeting 7:00 pm, GS
  • First 7 Years Series: Child Development II 7:30 pm, ECC

THURSDAY – September 27

  • Full Faculty & Staff Meeting 2:45 pm, GS
  • Girls Volleyball Practice 3:30 pm, HS

FRIDAY – September 28

  • Community Coffee Morning – all welcome 8:30 am, GS
  • Michaelmas Festival


You are welcome to join the Michaelmas Festival on Friday afternoon during the 4th period. Grade School students will present our annual Michaelmas Play. Please visit our website to see more about this festival www.vws.ca/michaelmas. Stop by the Red Door Store to find inspiration on how to bring this festival into your home. A photo of a free Michaelmas dragon pattern can be found here www.vws.ca/september-in-the-red-door-store

Volleyball season has begun! The games have been entered into our calendar www.vws.ca/calendar, the first game is across town on October 2. Come out and support our High School girls team! Go Waldorf!

And lastly, please mark your calendars! We are thrilled to be hosting Brian Dean Williams on October 10 for a Parent Education evening on the topic of Mindfulness and Anxiety – facing anxiety and cultivating resilience through mindfulness. Positive feedback we’ve received on the Facebook event page “Brian is a wonderful presenter and teacher!” and “We had him for a day-long mindfulness presentation for a group of therapists and family workers. It was probably one of the best training days.” Visit www.eventbrite.ca/e/mindfulness-anxiety-in-youth-tickets-50094607319 to learn more and RSVP.

Have a wonderful week and happy autumn.

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