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News for our Families and Friends
In This Newsletter
Hot Lunch
Fall Benefit Information
Back to School Night
Scrip News
Biography Workshop
Picture Day
Craft Group
Recipe Submissions
Foundation Studies
Quick Links
Dates to Remember

 Parent Meetings
10/15 - Grade 8, 7 p.m.
10/17 - Grade 4, 7 p.m.
10/18 - Grade 5, 10 a.m.
10/22 - Grade 6, 7 p.m.
10/27 - Grade 1, 7 p.m.
All Grades Open House
September 29, 7:00 p.m.
Biography Workshop
October 1 and 2
Picture Day
October 4 and 5
FlowersA Hearty Thanks
From the Development Desk

Wow!  During the first week of school, I was met with enthusiastic people coming from every direction to help with Development this year. Thank you all!

There is much going on in Development, so these are highlights for the next few weeks:
  • "An Enlightened Evening" Fall Benefit & Auction is coming up. This event will only be successful with a high level of inner-community support.  Please plan to be there, invite friends and see "An Enlightened Evening" below to find out how you can support the event.
  • We have a booth at South Coast Plaza's Festival of Children during September. To volunteer, please contact me at
  • The funding for the Campus Expansion and Development is coming together, but we still have a hill to climb. Two extremely generous families have collaborated to sponsor an $800,000 match -- so every dollar you give up to $800,000 is doubled.  This is an incredible opportunity and WE MUST meet the challenge.  If you have ever made a contribution to a previous capital campaign, you should have received a release letter.  If you did not receive it, or are unsure of your status, please contact me at  
I am off and running with a huge team of volunteer supporters behind me.There are too many of you to list, so I will simply say this....Thank you for giving of your time and thought to benefit the school. It is appreciated more than words can express. Remember, when you help Denise, you help the school.  Keep it coming!
In gratitude,
Denise Ogawa
Hot Lunch
We would like to invite all students in GRADES 1-12 to join our hot lunch program. Return the form to the office no later than FRIDAY 9/17.  You can read about our vendor, The Pizza Bakery, at their website.
Thank you in advance for supporting the class of 2015!


An Enlightened Evening
Our Fall Benefit and Auction Back to School   
Please join us for our first all-school, social event of the dine, dance, and celebrate under the light of a full moon...
October 23, 2010
Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club
  on the Nature Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo
4:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m.
Click to RSVP
 The formal invitation will be in your mailbox next week!
Please RSVP before October 8!

  • You don't have to wait for the invitation to RSVP!
  • No more long lines when you arrive! We have streamlined our process allowing you to pre-register as an auction bidder.
  •  If you purchase tickets for multiple guests, we want to know their names and contact info. This is so they won't have to register at the event and stand in line.
  • Why October 8?  We need to confirm a head-count.  Please do your best to not keep us guessing.  If you are buying multiple tickets and don't know the name of your guests, we can add that information later.
 we need your help!
Donations can come from your family, a business-affiliation, or even from a local business you frequent (such as a favorite restaurant).  Our auction items from years past have beautifully represented our community's interests, talents, and wishes. 
Here are the individual forms needed to both solicit auction items and to donate an item. If you'd rather submit your item online, you can do so HERE.
PDF forms:
Please contact Erica Ruvalcaba with questions:
All proceeds benefit the WSOC operating budget
Back to School Night & Open House
Wednesday, September 29 at 7:00 pm
To welcome you back, we are inviting you into the classrooms!  Not only can you visit your own child's class, you can peek into any classroom Pre K-12. The first half of the evening is our Open House and then we will reconvene in the Eurythmy Hall for a community gathering. We have some updates, previews and information to share.  Please plan to be there!
September 29, 2010
Grades 1-12
All grades students will be leaving campus for the Michaelmas celebration, as they did last year, to go to Huntington Park. Field trip release forms will be coming home with your child next week.
We are in need of old sheets, string, rope and clothespins. If you have any of these items to donate, please drop them by the front office.



Scrip is available Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM. All updated Scrip information can be found here. 
Biography Workshop 
with Lee Sturgeon-Day from Sacramento.  We will look at the cycles and rhythms of one's life from a spiritual point of view. For more information, click HERE.
October 1 and 2
Friday 5.00pm - Saturday 3.30 pm
Please register in the school office.

Picture Day

Monday, October 4
Kindergarten and High School
Tuesday, October 5
Grades 1-8 (Grade 6 will be on a field trip and will be rescheduled)
 You will have an opportunity to view your child's photo before you purchase! Look for details and more information in next week's newsletter.

 Have you taken a peek in the school store yet? It looks beautiful, and the shelves are already filling with gifts for  all ages. Maybe even something for yourself... 

 Be sure to stop by on Wednesdays to check out Rachel's 'Twice Upon a Time' or to donate your gently used clothing.
Nona has announcements and gratitude to share, so please take a look at her special flyer.
Craft Group 

 Please join us for a cup of tea and a craft each Wednesday from 8:30-11:00 a.m., outside The Company of Angels, our school store.
Here is the schedule:
Sept. 15Knitted Animals (for our fall benefit and auction) Come and learn to knit, we will have extra needles, wool and patterns.
Sept. 22Wet Felt Tea Cozies This is a fun messy process but the results are amazing!
Sept. 29 - Basket Weaving using cane and reeds, with Christine Newell.
Oct. 13, 20 and 27 -Artfelt Placemats using a new felting technique with paper and roving.
Nov. 3 - Needle Felted Flowers and Gnomes
Nov. 10, 17 and Dec. 1
Crafts for The Elves Room
Dec. 8 - 3-D Paper Stars with Andrea Knoepfle
Dec. 15 - Silk Painting 
We will post an updated list outside The Company of Angels with more details.There may be a small fee for supplies. Please join us!
 Call Rachel Skelly for more information:  949. 496. 2615  
WSOC Cook Book  

Thank you to everyone who sent in a recipe!
We were hoping to inspire more of you to contribute...we know how many fabulous chefs we have as we've been to the potlucks and birthday parties. What you all make is amazing.  Maybe you have a family favorite meal or dessert you could share.  We want those yummy recipes. 
If you only  have a printed copy, bring it in to Marissa at the front desk and she'll make a copy.  We have started a box to collect recipes in the office, just slip it in there.  Or email it to Julie Fish at 
We are very confident we can make this cookbook a reality and a moneymaker for our school.  Please join us on our journey toward creating this WSOC keepsake!
Any questions, give us a call.   
Julie Fish
Dee Klocke

Foundation Studies
 Our program is growing! We had 19 enrolled students last year, and this year we have 27. If you would like to join in, contact Chris Bennett at