Dates to Remember
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.
Homecoming Basketball Game
at Estancia High School
Middle School game: 6:15 p.m.
High School game: 7:30 p.m.
High School Applications Due
Ground Breaking Ceremony
February 8, 9:00 a.m.
Grade 7 Parent Evening
February 8, 7:00 p.m.
Grade 4 Parent Evening
February 9, 7:00 p.m.
CAMPUS EXPANSION UPDATE
As highlighted in this weeks newsletter we will be having a ground breaking ceremony on February 8th at 9am for our students and our community. This will herald the beginning of the actual work that we will start seeing on the vacant lot. The container architecture is such that construction time has minimal 'on site' impact compared to traditional building. If all goes well and we get our permits from the city as anticipated we will be grading the land in the second week of February and then putting in electrical, plumbing, sewage and other preliminary site work. We can then anticipate the containers coming in late April with just a few weeks to tie them together and have them ready. This is truly an exciting time in our school and the sound of tractors working in that lot will be the end of a long journey of planning and preparing and the beginning of a journey toward a new and improved experience for our students.
This past weekend while many enjoyed winter sports and/or beach weather, Miriam McKenna, our 5th grade teacher and accreditation team leader, worked long hours into the night to finish the school's self study document. Although Miriam was the one that pulled the document together all the pieces that make up the self study were the result of three years of work coming from teachers, staff, board and parents. It is now in it's very final stages of editing and will be made available on line by the first week of February. This self study is not merely a document we created to get accredited, it has been an opportunity for all of us involved in the school to take a moment and look deeply at who we are, what we do and how we can continue to improve.
Annual Giving Update
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
· 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.
THE GOLF COMMITTEE
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!
Business Manager Assistant
We are currently looking for an assistant to the Business Manager. This is a full time position. Hours are Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm. The ideal candidate will have experience working with QuickBooks accounting software, knowledge of Point of Sale a plus. Experience working in accounting ,A/P,A/R and collections are required as is proficiency in Excel and Word. Strong written and verbal communication skills are also required. If you are interested please come to the front office for an application packet.
Angie Meier is in need of an assistant in her handwork classes. Must have knitting and crocheting experience. The hours are as follows:
Mon - 11-12:40
Tue - 11-12:40
Wed - 1:10-2:50
Thurs - 11:50-2:00
For more information and to apply, please leave a letter of interest in the office, attention to Angie Meier.
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.
Deadline to apply is this Friday, January 21.
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
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!
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