Waldorf School of Orange County 

2350 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 13, 2012   


Mustard Flowers


In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
Welcome New Families
Foundation Studies for Adults
Hot Lunch
Playgroup Classes Starting Soon
Fresh & Easy Scrip Opp!
Festival of Children
Calling all Bakers
Dates to Remember
September 19 - 7 PM
New Family Orientation Meadows Hall

October 3 - 7 PM
Back-to-School Night
Eurythmy Hall

October 17 - 7PM
Early Childhood Info Mtg. (for prospective enrollment 2013/2014)

October 20 - 10AM
Morning in the Kindy (for prospective enrollment 2013/2014)

October 28 - 2PM
High School Open House (recommended for all community, espeically parents of 6th grade +)

November 1 & 2
No School - In Service Day

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Ahoy, Me Hearties!
We would like to extend our gratitude for the very generous donation of the wonderful ship that now happily resides in our 1-3 grade play ground, to Lewis and Linda Ludlow of Bears, Buddies and Toys in Huntington Beach.

Thank you also to the Burnett and Norgaard families for the ship's dismantling and transport to school. And to the Burnett, Norgaard, Norman and Rodelo families for the kind and careful reconstruction of the ship next to the little brown house. The children love it!
Sept 10, 2012 Treasure found on playground


You Don't Want To Miss It     
Back-to-School Night
Wednesday, October 3, 7PM


We have such an action-packed evening in-store for you, you'll want to stay all night...but we promise to have you out by 8:30.  Book your babysitters now because you definitely want to be present for all the information and fun, including a chance to win a reserved parking space for the year.  Yes, you read it right, every person at back to school night has a chance to win a reserved parking space -- we will draw the winner at the event. 


While parking is a premium on campus, we have something even more special to share with you.  For the first time ever, we will share photos of the student's celebration of Michelmas.  This is a magical and meaningful part of our curriculum typically not seen by parents.  We have always wanted to share it with you, but have not had the opportunity.  This is the year.  Please do not let your children know that there will be photographers on campus during Michelmas because we just want them to experience the event without thinking about cameras.  This is important, please know the photos are just for you.  The slideshow will live at back to school night only, for very specific reasons.  More information on Michelmas to come.


Plus, there will be everything you expect from back to school night.  Great information and pertinent news to help you navigate your family through another beautiful year.

Welcome New Families! 


The strength and diversity of our school grows with each new family that joins us.  Some of them have joined us from outside of the Waldorf community; some have come from other Waldorf schools; and some have been with us in our Playgroup program and are moving on into our Early Childhood classes.  No matter where they came from, young or old, they inspire us to broaden our community and embrace these new friends.  If you see a new face on campus that you do not recognize, make a point to stop and say "hello."  These are extraordinary people!


Please join us in welcoming these new students and their families to our community.



Early Childhood

The Alarcon Family        The Barken Family        The Beckers Family

The Blandi Family           The Choi Family             The Eddy-Adkins Family

The Fetyko Famiy           The Foiadelli Family      The Gambol Family

The Horning Family        The Kruse Family          The Kuyper Family

The Levandoski Family   The Moen Family         The Morioka Family     The Peterson Family      The Zusmer Family



The Sebring Family(Gr 1)    

The Teo Family(Gr 1)        

The Patel Family(Gr 2)

The Peck Family(Gr 3)         

The Roth Family(Gr 3)       

The Watkins Family(Gr 5)

The Patel Family (Gr 6)        

The Herlihy- Zucker Family (Gr 6 X 2)

The Feldman Family(Gr 7)    

The Frostig Family(Gr 7)    

The Peck Family(Gr 7)

The Fetyko Family(Gr 8)    

The Patel Family(Gr 8)    

The Herlihy- Zucker Family(Gr 8)


High School

The Gerg Family(Gr 9)          

The Peet Family(Gr 9)    

The Saadi-Klein Family (Gr 9)

The Gould Family(Gr 10)      

The Isner Family(Gr 10)

The Theodore (and Kline) Family(Gr 10)

Waldorf Education for Adults

Our New Foundation Studies Program

Begins THIS 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.  You may take the program in its entirety, or as individual courses.


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.


hot lunch 



The new program has been wildly successful thus far!

  • Lunches are available for students in grades 1-12, 5 days a week
  • Healthy food with MANY options
  • Easy to order website. www.choicelunch.com.  Our school code is waldorfoc
  • Phone App for your smart phone
  • Earth-friendly packaging 
  • Orders need to be placed at least 24 hours in advance to get the full menu options 
  • Last-minute orders ARE available for an additional price, with limited choices
  • Orders for MONDAYS have to be placed by the preceding Thursday in order to have full menu options
  • Pizza is an option on Mondays and Fridays
  • All lunches are served with 2 sides (including fresh fruit and veggies) and either milk or water.  The children choose their sides and beverage.
Playgroup Classes Begin October 1

We have only a few spaces remaining!


If you have a child between the ages of 18 months and 3 years/9 months and would like to join our Playgroup, don't wait!


We are trying a "new" later class time on Wednesdays this fall from 12:30 - 2:30.

Playgroup Yard
Come and join the fun in our beautiful new Playgroup Garden
Fresh & Easy Shop for Schools Program 

September 15 - December 31, Fresh & Easy will donate $1 to our school for every $20 in Fresh & Easy receipts collected.  Save your own receipts, collect your neighbors and family's receipts.  Write your name on them.  Turn them into the Scrip Office and get credit toward your family's scrip commitment for the year.  It's that easy. 


The fineprint -- each receipt is calculated in $20 increments.  A receipt of $19 yields nothing.  A receipt of $99 dollars yields $4.

Festival of Children Logo
WSOC at Festival of Children
South Coast Plaza
Visit us and 70 other non-profits serving children weekends throughout September, 12PM - 4Pm.  If you're interested in volunteering at our booth, please contact Denise Ogawa, in the office. 

Seeking Slice of Heaven Bakers!


The Company of Angels is looking for Slice of Heaven bakers to contribute delicious treats for the store. All proceeds go to the school. Commitment to the end of school term is encouraged (you can share your spot with friends)!


Sign ups are quick and easy, just click on the link. Thanks in advance for helping support our school with your sumptuous goodies!