Our Weekly Newsletter

News for our Families and Friends
In This Newsletter
The Classrooms Are Here!
May Faire
College Acceptances
Grade 8 Happenings
Summer Camp Sign Ups
Save Japan
Calling All Crafters!!!
Grade 7 Recycling
What's Happening in Aftercare?




May Faire

Saturday, May 7

from 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.   


8th Grade Projects 

Friday, May 13  

from 6:30 - 9:15 p.m.


Saturday, May 14  

from 9:00 a.m. - 2:35p.m.  


Wildcat Move-A-Thon 

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


Twice Upon A Time


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. 


Craft Group

EVERY Wednesday  

8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 


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1st Shipping Container 2  

It has been an exciting couple of days and now all the 'upgraded" shipping containers are in.  Thank you to the whole community for making the effort to park over at Fairview Park. Gina Illes very much enjoyed watching the families and children on foot and bike streaming into the school.


Please visit our website to read today's OC Register article.  To view, click on Read Full Story in the left column.  From the article, click More Photos to see a slide show.   

Shipping Container   


**THIS Saturday, May 7**

10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.



May Faire ticket pre-sales will be available today and tomorrow, Friday, May 6 from 8:15-9:00 a.m., and at pick up for all grades. Event tickets are $4 and Waldorf students are free.  Food/craft/game tickets will be $1 per ticket.



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 wooly 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!!!) 




The high school is happy to share with the community the final list of acceptances for our inaugural class of seniors, and the list of which colleges they will be attending. Congratulations to the seniors on the hard work it took to get to this place!



California Colleges

Chapman University w/ scholarship

Orange Coast College


Saddleback Community College

Santa Clara University

UC Davis

UC Merced

UC San Diego

University of Redlands

University of San Diego w/ scholarship


Out of State Colleges

Arizona State University w/ Provost Award scholarship

Lewis & Clark College

Linfield College w/ scholarship

SUNY New Paltz

University of Minnesota

University of Oregon

University of Washington

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University w/ Emerging Leader Scholarship

Warren Wilson College




Chapman University

Orange Coast College


Saddleback Community College

SUNY New Paltz

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University



Project Schedule 


Friday Evening, May 13, 2011


6:30 to 6:45                           Keir Oxford Pope with Sailing

6:50 to 7:05                           Morgan Courier with Wood Carving

7:10 to 7:25                           Maya Theiss-Sakata with Photography

7:30 to 7:45                           Renee Guadreau with Butterflies


7:45 to 8:00                           BREAK


8:00 to 8:15                           Austin Pangrazio with Blacksmithing

8:20 to 8:35                           Morgan Stoaks with Skin Care

8:40 to 8:55                           Audrey Laux with Natural Perfumes

9:00 to 9:15                           Stephanie Burritt with Braille



Saturday, May 14, 2011


9:00 to 9:15                           Mia  Conolly with Astrology

9:20 to 9:35                           Morgan Capristo with Ventriloquism

9:40 to 9:55                           Joa Chesters Field with Video Editing

10:00 to 10:15                       Maisie Boric with Sushi


10:15 to 10:30                       BREAK


10:30 to 10:45                       Ben Ogawa with Solar Energy

10:50 to  11:05                      Sophie Doemer with Graphology

11:10 to 11:25                       Brent Ando with Electric Bike

11:30 to 11:45                       Rylie Niebuhr with Horsemanship


11:45 to 12:45                       LUNCH


12:45 to 1:00                          Felix Hubert with Falconry

1:05 to 1:20                            Julia Holm with Beekeeping

1:25 to 1:40                            Xylia Willow with Capoeira


1:40 to2:00                             BREAK


2:00 to 2:15                            Tristan Childers with Digital  



2:20 to 2:35                            Jackson Spargur with Parkour



The 8th grade is still collecting used printer/ink cartridges.  Please drop off in the front office.  Please note, we are no longer recycling cell phones.


All proceeds will go toward the Yellowstone trip. 




Dates: July 5-July 29 

Time: 9:00-12:30 p.m.

Tuition: $375 


Welcome back to our 9th Summer Season.  Once again, we will produce a show that caters especially to our Summer Campers.  Previous shows include, WAGONWHEELS WEST, A PIRATE'S LIFE FOR ME, THIS OLD HOUSE and SLEEPING BEAUTY.  This year we will perform our show at a new venue, THE ATTIC THEATER in Santa Ana. (The camp will still be at WSOC, but we will move to THE ATTIC the last week...a real theater, comfortable seating AND air-conditioning.)


Space is limited to 35 and we fill up fast.  Tuition is $375.  A sign-up sheet will be in the office on Monday, May 9.  For more information, contact Kathy Paladino at 714.865.3259 or  



Join us for crafts, walks and lots of play!


Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Fee: $200 per week 


June 15-17 : Miss Barbara

June 20-24 : Miss Barbara

June 27-July 1 : Miss Terri

July 5-8 : Miss Terri

July 11-15 : Miss Catherine

July 18-22 : Miss Catherine

July 25-29 : Miss Holly

August 1-5 : Miss Holly


June 15th through August 5th

(excluding weekends and the 4th of July)


Incoming PreKindergarten through Rising Grade One    




Japan Packing PhotoWe would like to express our sincere appreciation to the entire WSOC community for their  donations of money and goods for the Japanese earthquake/tsunami victims.  We are especially touched by the great deal of generosity shown by those students who either donated their own money or requested monetary donations for their birthdays instead of gifts.  We are very proud of being a part of this wonderful community.


During the ten days before spring break we collected a large number of lawn chairs, sleeping bags, blankets, diapers, toothpaste, and other household items from the WSOC community. WSOC Japanese mothers and other volunteers from the Center for Women and Families (CFWF) finished packing these items last Saturday. The items are scheduled to ship from the Port of Los Angeles on May 8th for Tokyo, Japan.  As soon as they clear customs, they will be delivered to the affected areas through CFWF's network. Included with the shipment are the prayer flags that WSOC students prepared during Japanese class. These will be flown at one of the shelters.  We are sure that the flags will provide spiritual encouragement to the displaced people.


Lastly, please be sure to come to the Japanese Tea House booth at May Faire this week. The 6th graders will sell Japanese cake and tea, and the Japanese mothers will sell hand-crafted Japanese goods as well as raffle tickets. Two items will be raffled; one is a gift certificate from Tabento? Restaurant in Costa Mesa and the other is a Japanese dinner prepared by the Japanese mothers for six lucky couples at an ocean view home in Pelican Crest. The Japanese mothers will donate all proceeds to the earthquake/tsunami victims. 


We look forward to seeing you at our booth.



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,  Please do it soon, plans are being formed now.




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!   






Here is the list of what we need:

  • 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
  • Iron beads 

If you have any of these items or come across them in the future, please bring them to the aftercare trailer.  


Thank you for all your help and support!