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February 10 2017

Red Rose Kindergarten
Looking for the Gnome Home at Hunter Park

CALENDAR


Monday February 13
Family Day Holiday NO SCHOOL

Tuesday February 14
Sr Girls Basketball Play-off: VWS vs Aldergrove 4:30 pm (Aldergrove)

Wednesday February 15
Parent Education: From 7 - 14 The Child's Journey
Through Grade School
 7 pm (GS)
Gift Card Orders Due
Deadline for Spring Market Vendor Applications

Thursday February 16
Full Faculty Meeting 3 pm (GS)
High School Parent Evening: SHIFT 6:30 pm (HS)

Friday February 17
Community Coffee Morning 8:30 am (GS)
Adult Eurythmy 1:30 am (Round House)

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Welcome - Welcome to Jessica Tang who has joined us in Grade 10!

The Tempest - Congratulations to Grade 8 and class teacher Beni Johnston for a fantastic portrayal of Shakespeare's The Tempest. Bravo on bringing the characters to life and fully embodying each of your roles! Photos from the play can be found here: goo.gl/PFI1CI

Employment - Thank you to Yvonne Zhao for her extraordinary services as bookkeeper, we wish her all the best in her new endeavours. We are now looking to hire a part-time bookkeeper. Please help spread the word and share with potential candidates! Find all current listings on our website here: vws.ca/about/employment.

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: www.vws.ca/20172018-tuition-commitment/.

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 yummy!

Final Call for Spring Market Vendors - Just a friendly reminder that vendor applications for the VWS Spring Market are due next Wednesday, February 15th. Thank you to everyone who has already submitted their form. vws.ca/spring-market-call-vendors

Community Marketplace - Have you been looking for our Community Marketplace? At the beginning of the school year, it moved to our website, here: www.vws.ca/community/vws-community-directory Contact Laura if you would like to add a listing.

Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM) Free Ticket Vouchers - On February 19, at 2 pm, VAM will present Symphonie Fantastique and on May 7, at 2 pm they will present A John Williams Tribute both 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. Arrive early to ensure your seat. Seating begins at 1:15 pm and the box office opens at 1 pm. See Ronaye in Reception for vouchers.

RENAISSANCE HISTORY IN GR 7 

The study of the Italian Renaissance is an exciting time in Grade 7! As part of these studies, the class learned about the life of Michelangelo and his four years of labour as he painted the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling. Here, students recreated a small scene from one of these famous frescoes, by lying on their backs and painstakingly re-creating a part of "The Creation of Adam."

HIGH SCHOOL WINTER OUTING

GIFT CARD FUNDRAISING

The news many have been waiting for – Whole Foods Market gift cards are available for a limited time! Please place your order by Wednesday February 15th for gift card delivery in March and April. If you are new to the gift card program, please complete a gift card order form available at reception or download to print here and return to Ronaye or Sarah by February 15th. If you have an existing gift card order, please email vwsgiftcard@vws.ca if you would like to add to or change your order to take advantage of the Whole Foods cards. Please also consider increasing your gift card orders for the last few months of school to allow you cards for the summer break and give one last push to our grocery fundraising drive. Thanks as always for your support of the school.

ENRICHMENT FOR PARENTS

Waldorf Today - I Am Pro-Conversation, Waldorf Parents World Conference, Art Winner, Math Tour, Contextual Studies Feb - Issue #355. Link

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

ALUMNI CORNER

Max Cameron, stopped to conduct an interview with Ronaye. You can read about his life after Waldorf here: Alumni Corner, and while you're at it check out his Community Directory listing (in time for Valentine's Day)!
Baked goodies from Benny in 3rd grade

NOTES

Enjoy your Family Day long weekend. We look forward to seeing you back at school on Tuesday. 
Many blessings
Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events
   
Did you see any errors? Or do you have something to contribute?
Contact Laura at communicationsandevents@vws.ca

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