DATES TO REMEMBER
Spring Cleaning Opportunity
Saturday, April 30
from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Summer Camp Sign Ups
Monday, May 2 in the front office
Tuesday, May 3 at 3:30 p.m. in aftercare
After Care Reservations Due
Tuesday, May 3 by 4:00 p.m.
Grade 3 Play
Tuesday, May 3 at 6:45 p.m.
Barbara and Catherine's
Wednesday, May 3
Saturday, May 7
from 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
Friday, May 20
from 12:30-2:50 p.m.
In Service Day-No School
Friday, May 27
Memorial Day-No School
Monday, May 30
***SAVE THE DATE***
8th Grade Projects
Friday, May 13
from 6:30 - 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, May 14
from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30p.m.
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SPRING CLEANING OPPORTUNITY
Our school would love to start your spring cleaning off with a bang. On Saturday, April 30th, from 9am to 1pm we invite you to come to the school and take care of some spring cleaning.
We will be providing you an opportunity to do secure on-site shredding of any sensitive documents that might be cluttering up your home. This will also benefit the school! Read all the details in the attached flier.
At the same time we ask you to stay a while and help with campus beautification as we spruce up the campus for May Faire. We will only be doing light work like weeding, planting and putting out fresh mulch.
Don't miss this chance to take care of some spring cleaning for yourself and for the school!! We are partnering with Sergeant Shredder, a local Orange County shredding company that provides an on-site, secure shredding service.
CAMPUS EXPANSION UPDATE
Next Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4, 27 containers will be trucked in and craned into their positions on the lot. This is a big exciting event that will however come at a cost to our daily routine. Parking, pick up and drop off will be impacted.
In an effort to minimize traffic on Canyon Drive we will station two administrative staff members at Fairview Park both mornings. These staff members will accompany students to the school so parents do not have to park and walk their children over. This will be in place from 8:15am - 8:45am.
Please read the attached memo that was mailed to everyone earlier in the week from Kraus Construction for more details.
Thanks for your patience and cooperation.
Saturday, May 7
10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
May Faire ticket pre-sales will be available Mon, Thursday and Friday mornings from 8:15-9:00 a.m., and Friday pick up for all grades. (Due to the container delivery for the campus expansion there will be no sales May 3 and 4.) Event tickets are $4 and Waldorf students are free. Food/craft/game tickets will be $1 per ticket.
This year's May Faire has all the fun you would expect, plus a few new twists.
A sampling of what is in store:
*Wool bird and nest craft (NEW item!)
*Recycled wooden birdhouse/planter craft (NEW item!)
*Make your own floral garland
*The World of Wool, with live woolen animals
*Delicious food: Mexican, Indian, Asian, vegetarian, hot dogs, smoothies, and baked goods.
*Games: Dunk booth, face painting and beautiful glitter designs (NEW)
*Japanese Tea House (NEW)
*Photo booth (NEW)
**Preview of 8th grade projects! Please check out the projects and interface with the students. (NEW!!!)
Now is the time to secure flower donations! Use this donation letter to go into flower shops or grocery stores. Each family is required to bring in 2 buckets of flowers by next Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6.
FRIDAY, MAY 20
12:30 - 2:50 p.m.
Our students will be off and running in usual Wildcat fashion, in support of their school for our 3rd Annual Move-A-Thon. Your child should have come home with a packet a couple of weeks ago. If not, please pick one up in the office. The Move-A-Thon is an opportunity for our students to be involved in a philanthropic effort for their school, while raising awareness of our great school and the importance of fitness and health.
Please look inside the packet. It includes information you will want to know.
Out-of-town supporters can make a pledge on-line by visiting, www.waldorfschool.com. Click here for an email template to reach out to friends and family.
If you receive an on-line pledge, we will forward it to you so you know what to include on your pledge sheet.
Please remember as you are collecting pledges, the gifts are not tied to event performance. So collect the donations now, as we have no way of doing this later. Cash or checks made to WSOC.
Thanks for the support!
PRIZE INCENTIVES NEEDED
We are looking for the donation of possible prize incentives for this year's Move-a-Thon. Examples might be a new skateboard, bike, pair of roller skates, you get the idea. Does anyone have a connection to someone who might be able to help us out with this?
Please contact Denise Ogawa in the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
GRADE 7 RECYCLING PROGRAM
Help the 7th grade class recycle plastic bottles and aluminum cans! Lend a hand and bring your recyclables to the school Tuesday mornings at drop off where you will have a handful of eager 7th graders ready to help you unload!
HAVE YOU SEEN IT?
Our Native Plant Garden is Growing
Earlier this week, our 6th and 7th grade students cared for the WSOC Native Plant Garden, in the Talbert Nature Preserve (it's the lower bluff below Fairview Park). Sue Stoffel, our OC Parks Resource Specialist, is a fan of our students because of their great attitudes and willingness to get the job done. This past Tuesday, they had their work cut out for them. The mustard is beautiful, but is invasive and choking out the plants we put in the ground so far this year. So, the job was to trim the mustard away from the new plantings so they could breathe. Once headway was made, we could see the new plants have grown quite a bit, with only the water that nature delivered. We also saw evidence of wildlife habitat being there, which Sue says indicates the biodiversity we are creating is working for the environment in the park. Grades 6 and 7 will head down for one more workday before summer. Thank you students.
SPRING CONCERT AND WINTER FEST PHOTOS NEEDED FOR YEARBOOK
Do you have some good pictures of last year's Spring Concert (2010) or Winter Fest? It can be single students, groups of students/parents/teachers or Winter Fest crafts. Please email your photos to Piet Agle at email@example.com. If you have more than a sensible amount to email, please put them on a CD and bring them into the office.
CALLING ALL CRAFTERS!!!
We are gauging interest and capacity in hosting our own WSOC Craft Boutique next school year. Picture an event where we invite the public to shop for our beautiful hand-made treasures, ideally during the winter holiday season. We are looking for ideas/templates that can be executed by a team of people, trained by someone with know-how in a certain craft. There is really no limit to what we can consider. Scarves, hats, purses, dolls, scrapbooks, jewelry, soap, paper crafts, candles....more! If you can teach others how to make something, or are interested in learning, please email Denise Ogawa, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do it soon, plans are being formed now.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN AFTERCARE??
Join us in aftercare Tuesday, May 3 for a puppet show performed by Ms. Truus at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome!
Please note children who are left in aftercare will be charged the $6.50 hourly rate.
MAY RESERVATION FORMS NOW AVAILABLE!
Don't forget to fill out your Little and Big aftercare forms for May! Forms are now available in the front office.
DUE NEXT TUESDAY, MAY 3
by 4 p.m.
It's that time of year again... our imaginations are still running wild with craft ideas for the kids but our supplies are running low. We are all about recycling and reusing things to create some fun craft projects, so we are asking for people to set aside some things that they might otherwise get rid of.
Here is the list of what we need:
- Plastic berry baskets (the ones that strawberries come in)
- Wine corks
- Empty plastic containers with lids (like sour cream or yogurt)
- Foam meat trays (cleaned and dry please)
- Empty coffee cans with lids (any size)
- Kleenex tissue boxes
Also on our wish list, we are in desperate need of a vacuum. If you have an extra one lying around, we sure could put it to good use in the aftercare trailer.
Iron beads are another constant request from the kids. They love to make these and our supply is completely gone. We are sure that any donation would make them happy.
If you have any of these items or come across them in the future, then please bring them to the aftercare trailer. We know the kids have fun making these projects and the aftercare staff would be appreciative of any donation.
Thank you for all your help and support,
The Aftercare Staff
CRAFT GROUP 2011
We meet each Wednesday outside the Company of Angels in the gazebo. Join us for a cup of tea and simple crafting each week from 8.30 am - 11.00 am. At our next meeting, we will make a denim rug for May Faire. Contact Rachel Skelly (949-230-8302) for more info. Schedule posted outside the Company of Angels.
TWICE UPON A TIME
We have gently used clothing, toys and books donated for sale on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m and located outside the Company of Angels near the gazebo. All proceeds go towards beautifying the store and garden. If you have donations, bring them in to Rachel Skelly in the
school store. Thank you!
SIGN UP FOR SUMMER CAMP
The WSOC Early Childhood department is offering:
S U M M E R C A M P
Join us for crafts, walks and lots of play!
June 15th through August 5th
(excluding weekends and the 4th of July)
Incoming PreKindergarten through Rising Grade One
Sign up in the Office beginning May 2nd.
NEW ADULT EURYTHMY SESSIONS
Making Music Visible Through Movement
Join Kurt Faerber Wednesday evenings starting
May 4 at 7:15 p.m.
Cost is $15 per session or $90 for all 6 sessions.