Waldorf School of Orange County 

2950 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa, CA  92627 

Playgroup - 8th grade: (949)574-7775

High School: (949)574-7754 


Our Weekly Newsletter

News for our families and friends

September 6, 2012   


Mustard Flowers


In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
Foundation Studies for Adults
Early Childhood Enrollment Events (2013-2014)
Festival of Children
Note about Miss Deborah
Therapeutic Eurythmy
Craft Group & Twice Upon a Time
Dates to Remember
September 19 - 7 PM
New Family Orientation Meadows Hall

October 3 - 7 PM
Back-to-School Night
Eurythmy Hall
A Beautiful Beginning


The sun is shining on a brand new year, full of potential, holding the promise of countless good things to come.  The campus is alive with activity, anticipation, wonder, laughter, and love...and it's beautiful. 


The very fact that your children are here, experiencing this extraordinary education is an indication that your children mean the world to you.   Thank you for entrusting the school with the education and care of what is most precious to you.


With great enthusiasm, we look forward to the many gifts this school year will bring.  Thank you for being an important part of our community.  





The WSOC Faculty and Staff


Save the Date
Back-to-School Night
Wednesday, October 3, 7pm


Book your babysitters now.  We have a special surprise to share with you at our first all-community gathering of the year.  Please plan to be there to greet old friends, meet new parents and teachers, and to learn about what this great year has in store.  Many more details to come...

Waldorf Education for Adults

Our New Foundation Studies Program

Begins Next Weekend, Sept 14-15


Foundation Studies is a two-year course of study which can be taken as a 'stand-alone' introduction to Waldorf Education, or as the first half of our four-year part-time WSOC Teacher Training Program. 


If you've ever thought about this educational adventure for yourself, now is the time to join.


If you have the desire to learn, but don't quite have the time to enroll in the entire program, you can enroll in individual courses which are anywhere from 1 weekend to 12 sessions.  Most of the courses are taught by some of our own WSOC faculty, including Chris Bennett, Robin Theiss, Kurt Faerber, Angie Meier, and Kimberly Telfer-Radzat.  Where you can explore topics such as:  Child Development, Dante's Divine Comedy, the History of Music, Eurythmy, Form Drawing, Handwork, and MORE.     


It's an excellent opportunity and we're so fortunate that it's right here! 


Learn more about the individual sessions.

This brochure explains the full program in detail. 

If you're interested, we can help you in the office or you may get in touch with Chris Bennett, the program's director.  His contact information is on the attachment.


Foundation Studies Students
Teacher Training Students 2011-2012
Foundation Studies 2012
Foundation Studies Students 2011-2012
Early Childhood Enrollment Events
for 2013/2014

Do you know someone who is interested in Pre-K or Kindergarten enrollment for 2013/2014? 


Are you a Playgroup parent with a child who will enter Pre-K in the fall of 2013?


The new school year has just begun, we already have outside people interested in enrollment for NEXT year, and the process is beginning.  Since you are already part of our community, we want to make sure you are aware: 

  • The application deadline for Early Childhood for the fall of 2013 is January 11.  Don't wait!
  • Attending one of the Early Childhood Information Evenings is mandatory prior to turning in an application.  Reservations required.  See schedule below.

Early Childhood Admissions Events this fall:

  • Wed 10/17          7pm       Early Childhood Information Evening
  • Sat 10/20           10am      Morning in the Kindergarten
  • Wed 12/12          7pm       Early Childhood Information Evening


For more detailed information about these events, and to rsvp, please visit our web site at www.waldorfschool.com and click on the Admissions tab.


Playgroup Yard
Have you seen the
Playgroup Yard?

If you have not seen the new Playgroup space since June, please make a point to do this - it's extraordinary!  It 
is located just beyond the entrance to the Company of Angels store.


Our fall Playgroup session begins on October 1st. There are still spaces available for children ages 18 months to 3 years.

(For more information, click here)   


Introduce us to your friends!  This is the perfect opportunity to introduce new families to the Waldorf curriculum and perhaps inspire their own journey of discovery.


Festival of Children LogoWSOC at Festival of Children
South Coast Plaza
We are fortunate to be amongst the Orange County non-profits selected to take part in the Festival of Children -- a community-wide charity outreach event held in conjunction with National Child Awareness Month.  Consider visiting South Coast Plaza to learn about the excellent work of 70 OC non-profits.  The booths are staffed on weekends from 12PM to 4PM, some including children's activities and entertainment.  If you're interested in volunteering at our booth, please contact Denise Ogawa, in the office.  Thanks!
Well Wishes

We are so happy to share with you that our own dear Miss Deborah, (Deborah Parish), has accepted a position as a class teacher in a Waldorf Charter school in Oregon. This is a wonderful opportunity for Deborah to share her warmth and her Waldorf teacher training and experience.


Please join us in sending her our best wishes and gratitude for all that she has offered to us through her years here at WSOC. You will find a card to sign for her and/or contribute to a community gift in The Company of Angels, or you can contribute at the front desk in the office.

Therapeutic Eurythmy
Truus Geraets is available to work with children, parents and teachers on specific health issues, including teeth formation for children; and just overall feeling of well-being. 
To schedule a program for your child, please contact your child's teacher for referral, and for adults please call Truus directly at (949)646-6392 artofliving1@yahoo.com. For more information, visit her website:www.healingartofliving.com
Craft Group and Twice Upon a Time
Please join us each Weds for a cup of tea and a simple craft outside The Company of Angels.  We meet from 9am - 11am every week.  This year our crafts will include: needle felting, wet felting, doll making, batiking, knitting, crocheting, basketry, candle making and leather work.

The schedule will be posted outside the Company of Angels (COA). If you have questions contact Rachel Skelly (in COA) or Christine Newell( handwork teacher). No experience needed to participate.

Twice Upon a Time is our little second-hand boutique outside the COA where we sell recycled toys and gently worn clothing.  Please donate any nice toys and clothes, as the money raised from "Twice" helped buy the supplies for the new gazebo, and also supports the craft group and garden area.
Come and shop....just leave your cash donation In the jar.  Twice Upon A Time is open Tues., Wed. and Thurs. 8am-3pm.