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Golf Tournament
Annual Giving
Teacher Training
Parent Ed
Hot Lunch
WSOC on Facebook
Quick Links
Dates to Remember
Room Rep Meeting
Tuesday, January 11, 8:45 a.m.
Playgroup Room

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

Hot Lunch Forms Due
Thursday, January 13

January 14 (Parent Conferences)
January 17 (Martin Luther King)


We will be keeping you updated on the progress of our campus expansion in this part of our newsletter every week.   As we announced in early December we were given approval for our project by the Costa Mesa Planning Commission.  We are currently working to get the necessary permits to start the grading process over in the lot. This activity will most likely begin in mid-February but is pending all the paperwork coming through the city in a timely manner.  The shipping containers themselves have been purchased and the work to start preparing them for the project will begin very soon to coincide with the preparation of the lot.  Make sure to check back here every week to hear the latest news.


We will be keeping you updated on the progress of our accreditation process in this part of our newsletter every week.  Right now we are only weeks away from our actual accreditation visit which is scheduled February 27 - March 2, 2011.   Currently we are putting the final touches on our 125 page self-study.  Formatting, proof reading and editing are all occurring simultaneously.  The final version of our self-study will be posted electronically on our website and, when it is, we strongly encourage you to read it.  Make sure to check back here every week to keep updated with our progress.

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!



Annual Giving Update


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

--William Arthur Ward 


Thank you for the great showing of support!  We are off to a wonderful start, but are still quite a way from meeting our 100% participation goal.

To check out your class progress, click here. 

To make your gift/pledge on-line, click here. 


The Annual Giving team is starting the call-a-thon next week.  You won't have to wait for that call to get any questions answered.  Feel free to contact David Tabone at or Megan Brown at  


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.


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 Eventapple

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


Hot Lunch Reminder

The current session of hot lunch runs through January 13, 2011.  CLICK HERE for the new form. The next session runs Tuesday, January 18 - Thursday, March 3. Grade 8 thanks you for  supporting their class.  Each time you partake in a lunch, you are helping them get to Yellowstone!


Clearing your Mind -

Energizing your Life!

Eurythmy Course for Adults with Kurt Faerber

New 6 week session beginning January 12

7:15 p.m. on Wednesdays



Director of Admissions Position
 (Playgroup through Grade 12)

The Director of Admissions is a full-time position that is responsible for ensuring consistent follow through and integrity in admissions procedures as well as developing a marketing plan to ensure the healthy enrollment of the school from playgroup through grade 12.


A commitment to and experience with Waldorf pedagogy.   A minimum of 2 years administrative experience.  Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills and proficiency in computer skills (word,  excel,  campustrakker, constant contact).


For more details on the position please come into the front office and pick up an application package.


Craft Group

Please join us every Weds in the gazebo outside The Company of Angels for a cup of tea and simple crafting! We meet form 8:30- 11 am each week.When it is cold we meet in the conference room in the office.The schedule is flexible, so call Rachel for more information.949-496-2615


Craft group 2011


Jan 5-12:  Needle felting


Jan 19-26: Tabletop flower fairies for nature tables


Feb. 2: Wet Felt Slippers with Christine - $25, sign-up in Company of Angels. Max 14 people!


Feb 9: Valentine heart shaped cushions


Feb 16: Old sweater art 



High School Basketball

On Wednesday December 22nd the Wildcat boys and girls basketball teams played against Spirit academy at the Staples Center.  Alexis Meadows opened the game by singing the National Anthem.  The girls team  under the leadership of Coach Chandie Wood, with a mere six members played a tough game against a full, experienced team of 16.  They showed great enthusiasm, skill and team-spirit.  The varsity boy's team led by Coach Hugh played a head-to-head game losing narrowly by 2 points, all the while being cheered on by the Spirit team.  Both teams represented our school with pride and played excellently.  Thank you to everyone who attended the game for your continuous support of our High School athletes.  Congratulations on a great game!


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Association of Waldorf Schools in North America

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