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February 17 2017

In the Grade 2/3 Play Yard
Building a "Rock Farm"


February 20 - 24
All School Pro D & Non-instructional Days NO SCHOOL
Grade 9 - 11 Work Experience Week
Grade 12 Self Study

Monday February 27
Grade 5 Parent Meeting 7:00 pm (GS)

Tuesday February 28
Commitment Forms Due
Grade 3 Parent Meeting 7:00 pm (GS)

Friday March 10
Grade 12 Projects 4 - 9 pm (HUC)

Sunday March 12
Grade 12 Projects 12 - 5 pm (HUC)

Thursday March 16
Early Dismissal 1:15 pm (GS)
Festival of the Arts 6:30 pm (Centennial Theatre)


Dress Code Reminder - Since the Grade School needs to act as a community, and specifically a harmonious community, it is important that we all refresh ourselves with, and actively uphold, the dress code. While one may not personally agree with each point under the code, your support is needed to help demonstrate what it means at this school to be "living in community."
Thank you from the College of Teachers

Commitment Forms & Deposits - Commitment forms for each student entering grades 1-12 must be received by February 28th along with a required deposit for children entering grades 1, 2, 7 & 8. For more information and to download forms, visit:

Board of Trustees Update - Please visit our website to read an update from Eric Doherty, VWSS Board Chair

Honey Bees - Contact Laura at 604-985-7435 ext 202 or if you would like to be part of a planning committee for an upcoming community event this spring!

Toonie Treat - Most Friday afternoons, at the 3 pm bell, parent volunteers have been organizing Toonie Treat Fridays to fundraise toward kitchen renovations. Stop by to ask them more about it, and don't forget your $2 for something savoury or sweet!

Community Marketplace - Our Marketplace has been growing over the past few weeks. Visit our website, here: to see more. Contact Laura if you would like to add a listing.

Vancouver Academy of Music - See Ronaye for free ticket vouchers for Symphonie Fantastique on February 19 and A John Williams Tribute on May 7, both at 2 pm at the Orpheum Theatre. Vouchers must be presented at the theatre on the day of the concert in exchange for a ticket to the show. Seating begins at 1:15 pm and the box office opens at 1 pm.


My name is Kaliyana and I am in the grade 12 class, currently working on my grade 12 project. My topic is to do with rap music. For the artistic component I have been trying to create a song. I have been trying to do this by myself for quite some time, but when it comes to the recording and making of the actual music, I have no idea where to start! If anyone can help me or knows someone that could help me, please let me know, I would appreciate it so much!
My phone number is (778) 995-0524 and my email is
Feel free to get a hold of me for anything that might help!
Thank you, Kaliyana


Spoil your mother, wife, secret admirer, or self with a beautiful hanging basket and help support the Class of 2017 by purchasing your beautiful Mother's Day flower basket(s) today!

12” hanging and potted flower baskets are $30.00 each
12” Strawberry hanging baskets are $20.00 each

You may place your order with Ronaye (GS) or Sarah (HS), or order online at The deadline to order is Thursday April 27 with delivery on Tuesday May 9 at the Grade School, just in time for Mother’s Day.

Thank you ~ Sonia Plewa and the Class of 2017
The Class of 2017 is working hard to achieve their vision of spending two weeks abroad on a service volunteer trip in June.


The Humble Leaf Boat Story
Once upon a time a humble fisherman was fishing humbly, when all of a sudden his cat, called Humble Cat, freaked out and started rocking the boat and humble cat and the humble fisherman fell out. The humble fisherman humbly sank to the bottom of the humble ocean and found a cave and swam into it. The humble fisherman found himself in a humble maze of trees. A humble sign said, “You must find the humble leaf boat, but if you touch the water you will turn into stone." The humble fisherman found his way to the humble leaf boat, but there was a soldier who blocked his way. They got into the humble leaf  boat and went to see the king. The king locked up the humble fisherman suddenly the king died in his wheelchair shortly after and the humble fisherman was free! He went to see Humble Cat who was humbly waiting and they lived humbly ever after.
The Humble End!



Waldorf Today - World's First One Planet School, Autism Conference, Trips for Teachers - Issue #356. Link

AWSNA - Appreciating Diversity, 2016 National Book Award, Sports Illustrated feature, Kindergartners Who Wait a Year, and more. Link

Annual European Waldorf Parents conference 2017 - ENSWaP 'Building Bridges’ Conference, 5-7th May 2017, Ādaži, Latvia Link


Did you catch the North Shore News on Wednesday? We had a listing in the Independent School Insert including testimonials from Tayme (grade 12 student), Simon (ECC parent), and Mrs. McKenzie (grade 3 teacher). If you missed it, we posted a photo on our Instagram account here:

I will miss the buzz of students at school this week. Office hours will be sporadic during Pro D days, so please give a call before stopping in. Enjoy your family time and I wish the best of luck to our high school students who, for many, will be experiencing their first jobs during their work placements next week!
Many blessings
Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events
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