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Our Weekly Newsletter

News for our Families and Friends
In This Newsletter
Aftercare Thanks You
Waldorf Spring Magic
Wanted
A Harvest of Hope
Stamp Out Hunger!
Calling All Crafters
May Faire
8th Grade Projects
It's Move-A-Thon Time!
Spring Concert
Go Green
4th Asian Waldorf Teachers Conference
Summer Camp Sign Ups
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QUICK LINKS 

  
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DATES TO REMEMBER 

MAY

8th Grade Projects 

Friday, May 13  

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

 

Saturday, May 14  

from 9:00 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.  

 

Wildcat Move-A-Thon 

Friday, May 20  

from 12:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

   

Spring Concert  

Thursday, May 26

St. Andrews in Newport Beach  

at 7:00 p.m.  

 

In Service Day-No School 

Friday, May 27

 

Memorial Day-No School

Monday, May 30

 

Twice Upon A Time

EVERY  

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

 

Craft Group

EVERY Wednesday  

8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

 

School Calendar  

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WSOC ON FACEBOOK

 

Check out our Facebook page!

 

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 AFTERCARE  

THANKS YOU

Thank you EVERYONE for the abundance of donations!   

We are thrilled to bits with everything that was received  

and can't wait to put it all to use!

Tiesha TY  

 

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WALDORF SPRING MAGIC     

A Parent's Perspective 

Spring Flowers 

There sure is some magic happening around WSOC lately.  On the heels of a simply wonderful May Faire weekend, on Monday, a mosaic memorial garden bench made by Rachel Skelly mysteriously reappeared after being missing  

(or possibly stolen?) for 4 years.   

To read more, click  here .

 

Rachel Skelly and Bench 

 

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WANTED

Readers for a New Mystery Play

Michael Ridenour, one of our high school block teachers, has written a three part mystery play.  He is looking for people to read the play and possibly add to this innovative piece of work.  If you are interested you can contact Michael at 805-907-2034 or at rdnmchl@yahoo.com  

 

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Harvest of Hope

 

Here is a wonderful event many of our community members enjoy year after year.   

For more information visit:  

A Harvest of Hope.   

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Stamp Out Hunger

 

7TH GRADE SPREADS THE WORD  

Our grade 7 students have each written letters that they will distribute around their neighborhood to let everyone know about a great opportunity to help  

Stamp Out Hunger in Orange County.

You are encouraged to participate by placing non-perishable items in a bag near your mailbox on May 14th. Your mail carrier will collect the items and take them  to a local  

food bank.

Read this letter, written by Ryan Camastral, for more details.

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 CALLING

   ALL CRAFTERS   

Crafts 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, dogawa@waldorfschool.com.   

Please do it soon,  

plans are being formed now.

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THANK YOU FOR A BEAUTIFUL  

MAY FAIRE   

A special thanks to the hard-working May Faire Committee for organizing a spectacular event, filled with fun for all and festive new twists.  To all the classes and families, you did an amazing job setting up, running your booths, and cleaning up.  All of you flower gatherers amazed us with the bounty of flowers you secured, it was really incredible.  We hope you and your families enjoyed a lovely spring day and made some special memories.  Happy May!

 

The reporter from the Daily Pilot really enjoyed herself, and complimented our event as "one of the best things she's ever seen."  To read her story, click here.

 

May Pole 

 

8TH GRADE PROJECTS  

The entire community is invited to attend the presentations of the year-long 8th Grade projects.  These presentations represent the culmination of a year of research and learning.  Please consider this is not appropriate for very young children and we ask for guests to enter and exit only during scheduled breaks.

 

SCHEDULE  

Friday Evening, May 13, 2011

 

6:30 to 6:45                           Audrey Laux with Natural Perfumes 

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 Gaudreau 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                           Mia Conolly with Astrology 

9:00 to 9:15                           Stephanie Burritt with Braille

 

 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

 

9:00 to 9:15                           Keir Oxford Pope with Sailing 

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  

                                                  Photography 

 

2:20 to 2:35                            Jackson Spargur with Parkour

 

IT'S MOVE-A-THON TIME!  

  • The big day is next Friday, May 20, 12:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. 
  • Pledge gathering should be in full swing.   
  • Please turn them in to the office by May 19.
  • Students can generate pledges from out-of-town supporters by utilizing the website.   
  • For a customizable email note, click here    
  • We have received dozens of on-line pledges, keep up the good work.
  • Every student will receive a free t-shirt on May 20.
  • Classes with 100% participation (every student generates a pledge) receive 3 playground balls, a popular prize for the students. 

*Classes with the highest amounts collected get prizes too:

  • 1st place = $300 deposited into class account
  • 2nd place = $200 deposited into class account
  • 3rd place = $100 deposited into class account

Every student who generated $150 or more will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win some great prizes.

  • Bring 10-12 people to South Coast Soccer City for a game of "Futsal."
  • A brand new Viking Skateboard and Helmet.
  • More prize announcements to come.  

SPRING CONCERT 

  

Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m.  

St. Andrews

600 Saint Andrews Road

Newport Beach, CA 92663

 

Concert dress for ALL:

BOYS:

White shirts with collars/tie/black dress pants/dark dress shoes/blk/dark socks

 

GIRLS:

White blouse/black skirt or dress (to knee when sitting) or black dress pants (no mini skirts or leggings)/dress shoes (heels below 1inch) tights or socks.

 

Call time for the students:

Grades 4/5: 6:00 p.m.

Grade 6: 6:15 p.m.

Grade 7/8: 6:30 p.m.

 

Please click here to read about concert etiquette.

 

GO GREEN WITH THE 7TH GRADE 

Grade 7 

Join the 7th grade in going green!    

On Wednesday afternoon, May 18, the 7th graders will be selling large eco friendly organic canvas reusable bags.   

Each bag has our school logo and a Steiner verse for just $15.00. 

 

Recycling 

Don't forget to bring your recyclables  

(plastic bottles and aluminum cans)  to benefit the 7th grade. 

Lend a hand and bring your recyclables to the school Tuesday mornings at drop off where you will find a handful of eager 7th graders ready to help you unload!    

4th ASIAN WALDORF TEACHERS CONFERENCE HELD IN  

HYDERABAD, INDIA,  

MAY 1-7, 2011 

  

A brief report by Chris Bennett, Grade 2 Teacher 

 

I have just returned from the searing heat ofIndia (over 100 degrees!), where I was giving two workshops as part of the AWTC for seven days. This conference, which attracted around 250 Waldorf teachers from all over Asia, is conceived of as part of an ongoing training to help teachers deepen their understanding of Waldorf Education. Mentors from countries with established Waldorf schools travel around Asia giving workshops on a regular basis, and many of them also took part in this conference. The conference was held in a pleasant green resort, thankfully equipped with AC, in the middle of a dry, parched plain, dotted with rocky outcrops of granite,(once apparently the home of leopards!) outside India's 5th largest city, Hyderabad, which has a mixed Hindu/Muslim population of around 7 million and boasts 4 Waldorf schools. They were the organizers of this delightful event, and helped to create the mood of enthusiasm and joyfulness which permeated the whole conference. The keynote speaker was Christof Wiechert, from the Pedagogical Section in Dornach, Switzerland, who has also been the keynote speaker at WSOC's back-to-school conference for the past two years, and will be returning to WSOC this August. His very inspiring lectures set the tone for each day's work.

           

Of course there were many participants from India itself, which now has 7 schools; 2 teachers from Nepal , 4 from Japan, who were made to feel especially welcome,  small groups from Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines and at least 20 to 25 each from Taiwan, China, Malyasia and Korea. Unfortunately nobody from the Thai schools was able to attend. This was the first time that Malaysians had attended in such large numbers; it seems that Waldorf Education is just beginning to take root there. But the most amazing expansion recently has been in China. The first tentative Waldorf steps were taken 7 years ago in Chengdu, and the school there has now grown considerably and also houses a vibrant teacher training course. Now there are 9 schools in China, with 9 more scheduled to open their doors in September and over 100 kindergartens, at the last count! Training new teachers and mentoring existing ones has become a huge priority for the Asian Waldorf movement.

 

These are exciting times for Waldorf Education in Asia!

 

SUMMER CAMP SIGN UPS 

 

THEATRE SUMMER CAMP 

Sign up NOW in the front office! 

 

Dates: July 5-July 29 

Time: 9:00 a.m.-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.)

 

For more information, contact Kathy Paladino at 714.865.3259 or email kathypaladino@hotmail.com  

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD SUMMER CAMPS  

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