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Golf Tournament
Elves Workshop
Annual Giving
Seven Kernels of Wisdom
Teacher Training
Parent Ed
Company of Angels
Hot Lunch
OC Family
WSOC on Facebook
Quick Links
Dates to Remember
Early Dismissal - 1:00 p.m.
December 17

Grade 8 Play
A Christmas Carol
Come to the play and celebrate the holiday season!
7:00 p.m.

Grade 8 Play - 7:00 p.m.
December 17

No School
December 18-January 2

Room Rep Meeting
Tuesday, January 11, 8:45 a.m.
Playgroup Room

Parent Lecture
Tuesday, January 11, 7:00 p.m.

2nd Annual WSOC Golf Tournament
Monday, March 28, 2011


You don't have to be a scratch golfer to experience the WSOC Golf Tournament! Golfers of all levels played last year and had a great time, while supporting our school.  Please plan to enjoy an amazing day of golf at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, followed by dinner and an auction under the stars, similar to the event last year. If golfing isn't your sport, but shopping is, you can join us for the auction and dinner. 


WSOC is incredibly grateful to CIGNA for their very generous support, as the title sponsor of this event.   CIGNA's support is making a huge difference in the success of this fundraiser.  Thank you, CIGNA!

Thank you for a Lovely Winter Festival!

We would like to extend our warmest thanks to each and every parent, student, and staff member who worked to make this event so wonderful. We hope you all enjoyed your time together as a community and that your holiday season is filled with relaxation and the warmth of friends and family.


Happy Holidays,

from WSOC


 Elves Workshop

THANK YOU to all of our helpers this year for making the Elves Workshop so successful. We sold every last item, and made lots of children very happy. Thank you!


Annual Giving Update


"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it
is like wrapping a present and not giving it."

--William Arthur Ward 


We are only three weeks into our Annual Giving campaign, and our participation is incredible (thank you).  We are off to a magnificent start:


Miss Catherine     15%

Miss Barbara        6%

Miss Holly             33%

Miss Terri              15%

Grade 1                  22%

Grade 2                  33%

Grade 3                  20%

Grade 4                  20%

Grade 5                  19%

Grade 6                  14%

Grade 7                  10%

Grade 8                  14%

Grade 9                  12%

Grade 10               16%

Grade 11               20%

Grade 12               14%


About the classroom challenge:

The classes have been separated into 3 groups, just for the purpose of awarding prizes for the challenge.

1.    Early Childhood

2.    Grades 1 - 8

3.    High School

  • The 1st class to 100% participation in each group wins a catered parents' night dinner.

  • The 2nd class to 100% participation in each group wins books for the classroom.

  • The 3rd and 4th class to 100% participation in Grades 1 - 8 (larger group), wins supplies for their classroom.

 Gifts are easily processed online, by clicking HERE  

Please contact our Annual Giving Chairs with any questions.

David Tabone and Megan Brown                    


Thank you and Happy Holidays!  


Seven Kernels of Wisdom

Many of us were privileged to attend Dr. Susan Johnson's lectures the weekend of October 15 and 16. For those of you who were not able to attend, the Care Group thought it would be valuable to the community as a whole to have an opportunity to review "The Seven Essential Nutrients for a Health Child and a Healthy Family" that Dr. Johnson presented. While incredibly simple and basic, it is amazing how attention to these principles positively affects your child's relationship with the world and his or her success in schoolSeven Kernels of Wisdom Article


WSOC Teacher Training Program 

In response to a request from the first group of current Foundation Studies students, now in their second year of study, the College has been considering adding two years to the program, so that we can offer a full four-year, part-time Waldorf Teacher Training here at WSOC. The College has decided to give the green light to this proposal. We are very excited about this new step, while at the same time being very mindful of the responsibilities involved in such a venture. The plan is to start this new program next September, hopefully graduating our first students in the summer of 2013.


Parent Education Event

January 11, 2011 - 7:00 p.m.

Why Waldorf High School - A Different Approach to Adolescent Education

Robin Theiss, WSOC High School Humanities Teacher, will explore how and why a Waldorf High School is different from other high schools.  As there are lots of options out there, this is an excellent opportunity for parents to gain some evaluation and selection criteria.  Even if high school is many years away, Robin will shed some light on how the curriculum of earlier years comes to fruition in high school. 


If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions, this educational event is for you:

~How will a Waldorf High School education address my child's learning?

~What are the results of a Waldorf High School education?

~In choosing a Waldorf High School, what is my child giving up?  What are they gaining?

~What if my choice is Waldorf and my child's choice is somewhere else?

~What about the small social scene of a Waldorf High School?

 Mark your calendars for these 2011 Parent Education events


February 28  - 7:00 p.m.

An evening to honor Rudolf Steiner in Celebration of his 150th Birthday


March 29 - 7:00 p.m.

A Lecture by Van James - Art in Education:  Education in Art

Company of Angels 
Saturday, December 19 is the last day to shop, the store is open 11:30-3:30 p.m.


Hot Lunch Reminder

The current session of hot lunch runs through January 13, 2011.  Look for the next order form when we return from break.  The 8th grade thanks you for the support.  Each time you partake in a lunch, you are helping them get to Yellowstone!


Thank You Bakers!

Please send a sugar coated sprinkle of thanks to our Angel Bakers, who lovingly give their thoughtful time to our school.

  • Cheryl Hester
  • Johana Baird
  • Pilar Chandler
  • Andra Graham
  • Russ & Megumi Bermejo
  • Julie Fish
  • Dee Klocke (for stepping up for the Enlightened Evening baker)
  • Brooke DesPrez (especially for whipping out such talent as lead baker in the Enlightened Evening)
  • James Marca (my resident baker for emergencies)


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