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Pumpkin Carving with Grade 1 & 5


Tuesday November 1
Gr 9/10 Parent Meeting
7 - 9 pm (HS)

Wednesday November 2
Gr 11/12 Parent Meeting
7 - 9 pm (HS)

Wednesday November 2
Class Rep Meeting
7 - 8:30 pm (GS)

November 4
Gr 5 Class Play

November 7 - 11
No Classes

November 7-9
Parent Teacher Conferences

November 9
VWSS Board Meeting
7 pm (GS)

Friday November 18
Night Market

Saturday November 19
Children's Christmas Fair
& Open House

Friday November 25
Fairytale Christmas
& Eurythmy Performance

Halloween Came Early at the High School


Parent Teacher Interviews - Sign-up sheets have been posted! First come, first served! At the Grade School, some Class Teachers have posted their sheets at their classrooms, while others, including the Subject Teacher sheets are on the Community Board outside the Music Room. High School interviews can be booked through Sarah Vondruska. And Early Childhood interviews can be booked at each classroom.

Earthquake Preparedness Please remember that earthquake kits are due next Friday, November 4th!

Lost & Found - The are heaps of beautiful warm jackets in the Lost & Found box. Is anyone getting cold? Please claim them and lots of other claimables. Find them across from the Woodwork Room.
Woodworking at the Fair


Preparations are now well underway for our 46th Annual Children’s Christmas Fair - only 3 Weeks Away! 

Christmas Fair Assignments


Woodland Pond

Grade 1

Ticket Sales

Grade 2

Silk Painting

Grade 3

Younger Children’s Crafts

Grade 4

Cookie House

Grade 5

Strings Cafe

Grade 6

Bairns Bazaar

Grade 6/7/8

Candle Dipping & Woodworking

High School

Outdoor Foods / Shepherd’s Lunch /
Specialty Foods

Sign-up Sheets Preliminary sheets are up! Come sign up for your preferred time-slots all of next week before shifts are assigned. Each family is required to take at least one shift the day of, leading up to, or following the fair. 

The Fair wouldn’t be possible without the loving hearts and hands of parent and family volunteers who run, manage, and coordinate almost all aspects. Watch your inbox for more information coming this week!

~ 2016 Christmas Fair Committee
Congratulations to our Sr Girls Volleyball Team
for a Season Well Played!


Fundraising - On behalf of all the Grade 12 students we would like to warmly invite you to support us in our fundraising efforts this year! Back by popular demand, we have two great Christmas fundraisers happening right now: Holiday Poinsettia & Wreath and the Purdys Chocolates sales - lovely gifts to treat yourself with or your neighbor! Both can be ordered on line or from one of us! See more here:

Grolch Bottles - As part of our grade 12 fundraiser we are planning to sell various items at the Christmas fair, but we need help to make it more affordable and environmentally friendly. We are in need of empty Grolsh bottles, so if you have any, or would be willing to save them for us it would be greatly appreciated. The bottles can be dropped off at either the High school or at the Grade school at the front office. Thank you very much for any donations and we look forward to seeing you at the Christmas Fair.

~ Grade 12 Class


With November just around the corner, things are starting to shift at the Vancouver Waldorf School - pumpkins were carved today, lantern walks are being planned, honouring of our 'dearly departed' is taking place in classrooms with altars and shrines... October was a busy and bustling month, but the tides are shifting as the days grow darker and we feel the inclination to turn inward and begin hibernation for the winter!

However... while we may be slowing our pulses, let's not forget to nourish - and in theses next several weeks there will be ample opportunities to 'feed the soul' so to speak. In particular, our Annual Children's Christmas Fair is coming up on November 19 and is a perfect time to build community bonds, celebrate our children, and revel in comradery and the spirit of the season. The Fairytale Christmas & Eurythmy Performance is taking place on November 25 - if you have not been before, please plan to attend, your heart will be completely transformed. The festival of Advent is also celebrated throughout the weeks of December, leading up to our winter break... but there will be more on that note in the coming weeks.

Take a deep breath and let it go - this is a beautiful time to be part of our incredible community. Thank you!
Many blessings
Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events
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