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Campus Expansion
Annual Giving
Golf Tournament
Aftercare Assistant
Shadow Days
Craft Group
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Dates to Remember

Hot Lunch Forms Due
Thursday, January 13

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

Kindergarten Information Evening
January 19, 7:00 p.m.

What is 1st Grade Readiness?

January 26, 7:00 p.m.

This meeting is for parents of children who will be 6 years old by 6/1/11 and  is mandatory for all prospective first grade families. 



It was determined that due to city fire code requirements the road behind kindergarten that leads to the lot needs to be 20 feet wide to accommodate fire trucks.  This means that the fence line at the back of the kindergarten yard will be moved in by 8 feet.  This encroaches on the playground equipment. We are confident that we can save the swing set and move it to an appropriate place however the play structure is too old to be moved and will need to be replaced.   Early childhood will identify a new play structure and once we have the dollar amount we will be adding that to our fundraising efforts.  If you have any contacts in the playground equipment world that could help us with this please contact Gina Illes 



This past Tuesday, January 11, we had a planning meeting with the accreditation team leader  Kit Hittinger.  Kit is a teacher of 14 years and currently the principal at the Emmaus Lutheran school in El Monte.  She has been on over 8 accreditation teams and has been the key person at her own school for their accreditation process.  We are lucky to have such great expertise and such a lovely person as the head of our visiting team. She will be the mediator and leader of the 6 members on our visiting team coming to us February 27 - March 2.  The other members are Shahida Alikhan, principal of the New Horizon School in Los Angeles, Darel Hansen, assistant principal at the Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, Marcie Hines, retired assistant principal, Connie Starzinski, administrator at the Honolulu Waldorf, Meredith, administrator at the Camellia Waldorf school and Heather Concloff, high school teacher at the Summerfield Waldorf School.  We will be in good hands with all these experienced educators and administrators leading us through our accreditation visit.



Annual Giving Update


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! 

 Feel free to contact

 David Tabone at or

 Megan Brown at  

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


Our next community-wide fundraiser is right around the corner and, as always, we need your help.  We're really looking forward to another great event, which is only possible through the support of our community.  Last year's event was attended by many business colleagues, friends, and families, in addition to our own WSOC parents.

Here's how you can help:

         Attend the event as a golfer, or as a dinner/auction attendee.  

         Invite co-workers, friends, or family members to attend the golf event, the dinner/auction or both.   Coming to the dinner and auction is a great way to be involved.

         If you have access to a company or person who may be interested in sponsoring or running an ad, please contact Denise Ogawa,

         We need donations for the silent and live auction (trips, sporting goods/golf-related items, Waldorf-inspired hand-made items, services, restaurant certificates, electronics).  We encourage creativity.  Thanks to those of you who already donated for Golf, along with your donations for the Fall Benefit.  

         Volunteer to help!  Please contact Denise Ogawa if interested.  We need help both in advance of the event, and at the event itself. 


Sincere thanks,


Colum Clarke, B. Kent Kerbs,  Barry Khan, Colin Severn and Donald Sun



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!



Little Aftercare Assistant

The Early Childhood department is in need of a Little Aftercare Assistant (T, W, and Th afternoons). Please submit a letter of intent noting any relevant work history to the office, attn. Hillary Mayne.



 Substitutes Needed

Interested in substituting as an assistant in the Early Childhood department? Please submit your letter of intent noting any relevant work history to the office, attn. Catherine Averett.


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.


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



Shadow Days

WHS (Waldorf High School) welcomes The 8th Grade to experience Shadow Days this month.  Shadow Days give the opportunity for our lower grade students to observe the high school; thus preparing them for an easy transition.  Applications to WHS are due February 4, 2011!


Craft Group

Please join us every Wednesday in the gazebo outside The Company of Angels for a cup of tea and simple crafting! We meet from 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 19-26: Sweater dolls


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 



Art for Haiti

Haiti is a country that has been struck by multiple natural disasters, but in spite of all the tragedy and poverty, it is also a beautiful island with an ever-changing dramatic skyline that reflects against the ocean.  Along with the natural beauty of Haiti, the Haitian people have a strong spirit that continues to celebrate the wondrous mysteries and beauty of life.  These paintings were inspired by the landscape of Haiti and the vibrant spirit of its people. Go to for show dates and more information. Contact Mercedes Shaffer, HS art teacher with questions.


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