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News for our Families and Friends
In This Newsletter
Fall Benefit Information
Biography Workshop
Picture Day
Scrip News
Craft Group
College Dinner
Festival of Children
Yearbook Staff
Volleyball Win
Quick Links
Dates to Remember
Biography Workshop
October 1 and 2
Picture Day
October 4 and 5

Room Rep Meeting
October 5, 8:45 a.m.
Playgroup Room
Susan Johnson
 (click for flyer) 
October 15, 7 p.m.
Susan Johnson Workshop (click for flyer)October 16
Fall Benefit & Auction
October 23

Open House &
Back to School Night
A Great Success
It was wonderful to see everyone here last night! Families toured the school all the way from kindergarten to high school. One of the highlights was a special slideshow on our Smart Board in grade 9 featuring all our children at Michaelmas yesterday. Thank you to Robin Theiss for getting her photos up so quickly. 
Trivia questions about our faculty and staff kept us all guessing and laughing as did Gina Illes and her Vanna White impersonation.
Important Points Covered Last Night:
  • Site Update - City application almost through and groundwork is beginning.
  • Enlightened Evening - Tickets sold last night, opportunities still available for sponsorship, advertising, and of course donations to our auction.
  • Annual Giving - This is the cornerstone of our fundraising. Through annual giving we strive to close the 10% gap in our operations budget. You will hear from Annual Giving Team later this year.
  • Capital Campaign - Matching funds offer still active! If you have not signed the release letter for past pledges and donations, please contact Denise Ogawa:
An Enlightened Evening
Our Fall Benefit and Auction Back to School   
RSVP online OR see us curb-side at pick-up!

October 23, 2010
Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club
 on the Nature Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo
4:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m.
Cocktail Attire - This is an outdoor event, taking place on a patio and lawn. There will be outdoor heaters, but be prepared for a cool evening.

WE have FABULOUS auction items already,
but we still need your help!
Please contact Erica Ruvalcaba with questions:  
All proceeds benefit the WSOC operating budget
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 5.00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 3.30 pm
$200 for both days
Please register in the school office.

Picture Day

October 4 --- Grades 1-5
October 5---All Kindy, Grades 7-12
October 18--- Grade 6

NO PRE-PAID PACKAGES: You do not need to turn in any paperwork or money before picture day. There will be no obligation to purchase any pictures, although everyone will have a chance to do so when the images are made available.

WEBSITE PREVIEW & ORDER: You will be able to preview and order photos through a password-protected website. Packages as well as a la carte prints will be available. More information on this will be forthcoming.

CLOTHING: The best choice is the simplest. Solid colors or small patterns are best. Avoid plaids, stripes and large patterns.

COLORS: To retain a healthy skin tone avoid white, apple green, purple and yellow.

PARENTS: We welcome your enthusiasm in spirit, but please do not observe the photo session as this will be a distraction for the children.

MAKE-UP DAY: This will be for children who missed their regularly scheduled session, or if you would like a re-shoot due to photographer error (for example, the picture of your child is out of focus, has a blotch of light, has eyes closed, etc.). There will be only one make-up day: November 1.


Scrip is available Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM. All updated Scrip information can be found here. 
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:

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  
College Dinner Help
Every week our College of Teachers meet and work for the entire
Thursday afternoon and late into the evening. Over the years it's been the pleasure for many families to keep the College fed and nourished during their many hours of work. If your family would like to help with this during the school year, please call or email us to sign up. Your help with this is much appreciated. For more information, or to sign up, please contact
Sofi Hellmer
949 375 1737
flowersThere are still a few openings for our Wednesday or Thursday playgroups.  If you have friends with little ones between 15 months and 3 years old who would be interested please let them know. They would be welcome to visit first before deciding to join.  Have them call Nancy Grimes at extension 221.  

Thank You Festival of Children Staff!
A hearty thanks to our community members for spending part of their past weekends at our Festival of Children Booth at South Coast Plaza.  We know you represented us well.  Thank you to:  Jaime Stahl, Geraldine Strub, Pam Lusk, Julie Fish, Rachel Hulan, Marga Donkers, Alyssa Hamilton, Teresa Shoda and daughter Yiselle, Renee Boblette, Joseph Madrid and Christina Sbarra.    
Yearbook Staff Needed
The WSOC Yearbook is a treasured keepsake adored by many. Our talented yearbook crew of many years is transitioning this project into new, capable hands.  Thank you Jennifer Bloch, Linda Timmons and Shauna Forsum for putting together these great memories for our community. These ladies have done all the hard work building the files and are ready to train the new staff.  We are looking for photographers and a graphic/layout crew. Please contact Jennifer Bloch at (949)290-0416 or  
Volleyball Win!
In an exciting all-day event, the Lady Wildcats played their first volleyball tournament against several schools in the Orange County area at Concordia University on Saturday.  The girls were victorious over four out of five competing high school teams.  Thank you to volunteer Coach Craig Skelly and Assistant Coach Jeremy Feck as well as all other parent volunteers who came down to support the team. Congratulations girls!