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Our Weekly Newsletter

News for our Families and Friends
In This Newsletter
Dates To Remember
BOT and COT
The Scrip Store is Open
WSOC on Facebook
January After Care Reservations
Grade 10 Testing
Support Your Local Fire Fighters
Craft Group Schedule
Opening Your Home
Private Music Lessons
Winter Festival
News From The Company of Angels
Parking
Wildcats at the Staples Center
WSOC In OC Metro
The WSOC Native Plant Garden
Waldorf in the News
Castle of Costa Mesa
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QUICK LINKS 

    DATES TO REMEMBER  

 

DECEMBER   

12/10

Winter Festival

1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

12/14

Grade 4 Play  

"Las Posadas"

6:30 p.m.

 

12/16

The Oberufer Shepherds Play

WSOC Eurythmy Hall 

7:00 p.m.

 

12/18 

Last Day to Shop in the Store

11:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

 

12/19-1/3

Winter Break 

Early Dismissal at 12:30 p.m.   

 

12/21

Boys and Girls High School Basketball

Staples Center

Boys play at 2:15 p.m.

Girls play at 3:45 p.m.  

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

  Paul Conolly - Board Chair

Gabe Frisby - Treasurer

Gina Illes - Administration Rep.

Holly Richards - College Rep.

Elisabeth Beck - College Rep. 

Brooke Tomblin

Steve Pope

Rainer Doemer 

David Tabone

Anthony Lazzara

David Burnett

Cynthia Sandoval-Dardis

Carol Sudbeck 

 

COLLEGE OF TEACHERS 

Miriam Whiteley

Ingrid Feck

Kimberly Telfer-Radzat

Nancy Mitchell

Barbara Cubanski

Chris Bennett

Masami Inoue

Robin Theiss 

Elisabeth Beck

  Holly Richards  

Catherine Averett 

Jenell Carlson    

Deborah Waring    

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From The Scrip Store... 

Congratulations to Grade 11 and Miss Terri's class~you've both earned $100 for your classroom account!     

All other classes are eligible for $100 for 100% participation, as well as bonuses for total dollar amount.     

Your Room Representative or Class Sponsor has the results of how well your class is doing or stop by The Scrip Store for daily updates.
     This opportunity ends on Friday, December 16th at 1PM~don't delay!    

For your convenience, attached is the most recent scrip order form in PDF format~pass around to your family, neighbors, co-workers & friends~you'll make their shopping EASY and your family receives the scrip credit!!
    

Thank you & Happy Holidays!
 
 

 

Sandy Meadows, Scrip Coordinator

thescripstore@yahoo.com 

949.574.7775, ext 204

 

To order online, please click here!  

For the most updated order form, click  here

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WSOC ON FACEBOOK

 

Check out our Facebook page!

 

 

 

 

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JANUARY AFTER CARE RESERVATIONS

 

Don't forget to fill out a reservation form for January!  Reservations are  

DUE Thursday, December 15!

 

Click here to print your form! 

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SEE HOW WELL OUR GRADE 10 STUDENTS ARE TESTING

 

See how we compare to the national average.  Click here to view! 

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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FIRE FIGHTERS

 

Bring a toy or gift card worth $10 to the Costa Mesa Fire Department

2300 Placentia Ave.

Costa Mesa, CA 

OR

Weichman Realtors

1525 Mesa Verde Drive

Costa Mesa, CA 

 

For more info, please click here

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CRAFT GROUP SCHEDULE

Please join us for a simple craft taught by our very own Christine and have a cup of tea!

 

Here is our Wednesday  

8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  

schedule:

 

DECEMBER 14  

Magic wool fairies,

made of roving  

 

Next year our projects include.....

12" dolls

Table top puppets

basketry

Batik

Crochet placemats

Needle felted silk scarves

 

For more info or an updated schedule, please contact  

Rachel Skelly at 949-230-8302,  

or drop by The COA  

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday! 

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OPENING YOUR HOME

We are looking for families who have an extra room and would be interested in hosting someone from the wider Waldorf community.

 

Here are two opportunities:

  • Our school is offering the space for AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) to hold it's annual board meeting.  As a result some of the board members, made up of parents, alumni and teachers of Waldorf schools nationwide, are looking for a place to stay.  The dates of the AWSNA board meeting are: January 12 - 16, 2012.
  • Visiting German Student Teacher, Dominik Fuchs will be visiting January 2-January 27.   

If you would like to offer your home to one of these guests, please contact Marissa at the front desk.

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS

 Daniel Pitts and Katie Scavone are offering their expertise in piano and voice lessons.  For more info, click here.

 

Rusty Vail is also offering her expertise in piano, guitar, voice, singing, recorder and pentatonic flute lessons.   

If interested, please  

click here.  

WINTER FESTIVAL 

THIS SATURDAY, December 10, 2011

1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

**PRE-SALE BONUS TICKETS**

For $25, you will receive 55 tickets.   

That's an EXTRA 5 tickets!

 

Get yours tomorrow at drop off and pick up! 

 

O F F E R I N G S 

Tickets are .50˘ each.

Holiday Crafts * 1 to 2 tickets 
Presented by the prekindergarten: Orange Pomander, Bead Wreath and Cinnamon Applesauce Ornament

Crystal Forest * 1 ticket 
A fairy room of delights for our youngest friends, toddlers to grade 1. Find a treasure to take home in your pocket!

Bake Shoppe * 1 to 2 tickets 
Homemade goodies provided by grade 3.

Twinkle Star Café * 4 tickets 
The grade 4 students and parents present a winter wonderland for children in prekindergarten through
grade 3.
   Children only are allowed in the Café.

Beeswax Candle Dipping and Candle Holder Decorating * 4 tickets 
Make your own beeswax candle and decorate a wooden candleholder. Presented by grade 5.

Ms. Angie's Craft Room * 1 to 5 tickets 
Come see what crafts Ms. Angie has prepared special for our older children. Assisted by the 5th graders.

Homemade Applesauce * 2 tickets 
Enjoy homemade applesauce made by grade 6.

Candle Boat Fortune * 1 ticket 
Visit a beautiful miniature holiday wonderland. Light a candle, set sail and your boat leads you to your fortune.. 
This booth is provided by the grade 6 students.

Elve's Workshop * maximum 20 tickets 
Wonderful handcrafted items made by our community especially for the little ones to purchase as gifts for their loved ones. Children only allowed in Workshop.

Grade 8 Feast * 4 to 12 tickets 
Come enjoy a hearty delicious dinner of: Soup, Tacos, Pupusas, Beans and Rice. Water provided free.

Survival Bracelets * 10 to 14 tickets 
The lastest fashion trend: cool looking and functional at the same time! Offered by grade 8.

Chocolate Fondue Fountain * 2 to 8 tickets 
Grade 9 presents a fountain of chocolate treats.

Specialty Drinks * 4 to 8 tickets 
Grade 10 is serving Hot Chocolate, Chai Latte, Cider, Peppermint and Gingerbread Frappes. All drinks are organic and free from artificial ingredients. All cups are biodegradable. In support of human rights, the products are Fair Trade. Water provided free.

Freeze Frame * 2 to 16 tickets 
At the Freeze Frame Photo Booth, the 11th grade is providing costumes and festive adornments. Come dress up and have your photo taken in a holiday setting.

Café Du Monde * 4 to 8 tickets 
A coffee lounge for adults and high schoolers in the Eurythmy Hall. Treat offerings include: crepes, cakes, Christmas cookies and homemade pretzels. Presented by grade 12.

Waldorf Wildcats Athletics * cash $15 to $40 
2nd Annual Staples Center Basketball Game! Pre-sale tickets for the game will take place at the Wildcat's Athletics Booth during this years Winter Festival. Come and support our Varsity Boys and Girls basketball teams as they play before the Lakers v. Clippers on December 21st. Pre-orders for Waldorf sweatshirts and t-shirts also will also be taken. 
 
NEWS FROM
THE COMPANY OF ANGELS
 

FINAL REMEMBER DATES.....

The Store will be open during the Winter Festival, Saturday, December 10th from 1:00pm-4:15pm.

 

Shop all next week with the store closing  

Friday, December 16th at 2:00pm.

 

Shop on Sunday, December 18th from 11:30am-3:30pm.

Blessings one and all during this holiday season and a heartfelt thank you for supporting  

THE COMPANY OF ANGELS!

 

Thank yous go out to our incredible weekly bakers for  

The Slice of Heaven...

Alyssa Hamilton (organizer deluxe), Carole Hargraves, Claudia Stubin, Joanne Maletych, Johana Baird, Julie Marovish, Kim Hendricks, Lisa Smith, Michaela Heller, Rebecca Schwarz and Megumi Bermejo....please excuse any exclusion of bakers I may have omitted.

 

STANDING OVATION TO OUR ANGELS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON....Sharon Pittenger, Rachel Dumaine, Pam Thompson, Andrea Marco, Kathi Ramming (alumni Parent), Courtney Coulsell, Allison Severn and Judith Reiss.

 

HO, HO, HO-TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY

THE WSOC TEACHERS PRESENT

The Oberufer Shepherds Play 

Friday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. 
WSOC Eurythmy Hall
Shepherds Play  
For hundreds of years, people gathered to see this play performed at the local tavern.  This year, the teachers of WSOC would like to share it with you. 

Please join us for an evening of both reverence and humor. 
WILDCATS AT THE STAPLES CENTER 

The Wildcats

Boys and Girls High School Basketball Teams

are taking the court

at the Staples Center

on December 21

 

After the Wildcats Games, stay to see the LAKERS VS. CLIPPERS.  With your ticket you get to see our own WSOC favorites in this premier sporting venue AND Lakers vs. Clippers.  What a great way to spend a day during winter break!    Please come out and support the team!

 

GAME TIMES:  

Boys Game:  2:15

Girls Game:  3:45

 

TICKETS

TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE  AT WINTER FESTIVAL IN THE WILDCATS FANWEAR BOOTH.

You may pay by check or cash

Upper-level tickets: $35

"Floor-level' tickets:  $65

*More specifics on specific seating sections available at Winter Festival.

WSOC IN OC METRO 

Accolades for our campus expansion are in the December issue of OC Metro, on newsstands now.   

To see the story, click here.

 

THE WSOC NATIVE PLANT GARDEN 
Grade 6 Native Gardens 
Last week 6th and 7th graders walked down to our Native Plant Garden in the Talbert Nature Preserve. They learned that last years' plantings and care of the land has started to create an effective, bio-diverse habitat for certain species of butterflies and wildlife. The survival rate of our plantings is high. Even though the Sycamore trees appear not to be thriving, our OC Parks expert says the roots indicate they are alive. The students worked hard on a beautiful day to weed, plant and water. The garden thanks you.
Grade 7 Native Garden 
WALDORF IN THE NEWS

CBS aired a story this week following the story line of the Waldorf School of the Peninsula, which educates many children of Silicon Valley technological executives.  Our National friends at Waldorf are reporting that web hits on all of these stories (NY Times, NBC and now CBS) are in the thousands and climbing.   

 

To see the CBS story, click here.   

The first 30 seconds is a commercial.

CASTLE OF COSTA MESA

Jzin Teng, mother of Elena Roussanova in Grade 1, has created a Waldorf Community Resource website.

It's Jzin's hope that the community can utilize this site to support one another.   Here you will support families through Etsy shops, blogs, causes and other endeavors.

 

For ad placement and ways to support the community, visit Castle of Costa Mesa.