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Campus Expansion
Accreditation
WSOC on Facebook
Annual Giving
Golf Tournament
Bake Sale
Job Openings
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Quick Links
Dates to Remember

FEBRUARY

 

Movie Night 

Grades 6 and up

Click HERE for details

February 11, 7:00 p.m.

 

Basketball Game

Estancia High School

Saturday

February 12, 6:15 p.m.

GO WILDCATS!

 

Grade 2 Japanese Play

February 12, 3:30 p.m. 

 

No School

February 21-25

 

Change of Date!

Rudolf Steiner's 150th Birthday Celebration

Tuesday, March 8, 7 p.m.

Eurythmy Hall

 

 

CAMPUS EXPANSION UPDATE

It was a wonderful event this past Tuesday and watching the seniors dig their shovels in to the ground really brought the reality of this project to light. Thank you to all that made this possible!

We are still waiting for last minute permits to come through from the city before we can start 'getting our hands dirty' but in the mean time our shipping containers will start getting transformed into classrooms at ConGlobal in Long Beach.

ACCREDITATION
 
           UPDATE            

I am hoping that many of you have taken the time to look over our self study. If you haven't had a chance, CLICK HERE  

We are preparing for our 7 visiting accreditation team members that will arrive on February 27.

The teachers agreed this year to have the Parent Association forego 'Teacher Appreciation' and instead focus their energy on providing the hospitality needed for our guests. If you are interested in lending a hand to make the accreditation team feel the warmth of our community you can send me an e-mail at gilles@waldorfschool.com

Check out our Facebook page!

WSOC on Facebook

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Tip for the Week
When you arrive early to pick your child up from school, please turn your engines off as you wait...the pollution in the air gets thick outside where the kids are. Every little bit helps the air! Thank you!
 

Breaking New Ground

 Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremony was, as someone in the crowd said, such a sweet morning.  The chamber orchestra performed beautifully, the speeches were eloquent and heartfelt (Matt Lee: you moved every one of us).  After the current senior class dug their shovels into the dirt to symbolize starting the building project, the kindergarten kids watered the ground with their little watering cans and I'm telling you, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

 

The members of the current senior class were introduced individually and given a spontaneous standing ovation for being the first, being the adventurers, cutting the path.  They absolutely deserve it. May I add one more salute?  To the parents of that first freshman class.  Talk about trailblazers.  I may be a little biased here, but no one raises their child thinking, "When Little Bubba gets older, I'm going to send him to a high school that has never before existed and see if it works." To the Friebauers, the Lees, the Meadows, Brian Martin, Dina and Randy Rusk, Dawn Robinson and Lee Schwieterman, the Fecks, the Clutteys, the Derheims, the Silvas and Maria Algernon: thank you for setting an example of courage and striving for the ideal rather than walking down the safe road.  You lit the candle that burns brighter with every passing year. 

Debbie McCormick, 11th grade parent

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Annual Giving Update

We are still going strong! Congratulations to 10th Grade who is now at 100% participation.  They hold the first-place spot for the high school group. Check out your class progress by clicking HERE. 

Thank you for your support,

 

David Tabone and Megan Brown

AGC Co-Chairs

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Basketball Intensive
for Grades 1-8
during the February Break
Click HERE for the flyer!
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2nd Annual WSOC Golf Tournament
Monday, March 28, 2011

 Click HERE to RSVP

   

We are now accepting donation items.  Please use your creativity, but here are a few ideas:  sporting goods/golf-related items, experiences, hand-made items, services, restaurant certificates, electronics. Please use this form to submit auction items. Deadline, March 14.

 

Volunteer to help.  We need help both in advance of the event, and at the tournament itself. Contact Denise at dogawa@waldorfschool.com for more information.

 

Forward the Invitation.  If you know someone who might be interested in golfing or supporting this event, please contact Denise at dogawa@waldorfschool.com

Sincere thanks, 

THE GOLF COMMITTEE

Colum Clarke, B. Kent Kerbs, 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!

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After School Chess
Mondays 3:30-4:30
click HERE for details!
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Bake Sale

Every Thursday after school from 3-4 p.m. in front of the school. This bake sale will help the current grade 11 raise money for their senior trip. Thank you for your support!

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Handwork Assistant

Are you a quick learner? Do you have any knitting or crocheting experience? Ms. Angie needs you to help in the classroom! Here are the hours:

Monday 11:00-12:40

Tuesday 11-12:40

Wednesday 2:00-2:50

Thursday 1:10-2:00

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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.

Qualifications:

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.