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

October 11, 2012   


Mustard Flowers


In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
New Family Welcome
School Picture Day
Community Dance
Academic Chess
Waldorf Cookbook Fundraiser
Craft Group & COA
Fundraising Event Schedule
Annual Giving
Grandparents Day
Family Files
Study Group
Conference for Teens

Dates to Remember
October 11 - 7PM
Grade 12 Parent Evening

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 22
PIcture Day: Pre-K, Kindy, Grade 5th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 11th

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


October 29
Picture Day: Grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 9th, 12th


October 29 - 6:30PM

Grade 5: Diwali Celebration

Eurythmy Hall


Oct 31



November 1 & 2
No School - In Service Day

November 1 - 6:40PM
Community Dance
Eurythmy Hall

November 6  - 8:45AM
Parent Association Meeting
Trailer in Pre-K Area

WASC Logo  

 Fully accredited by the Schools Commission of Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College of Teachers
Catherine Averett
Elisabeth Beck
Chris Bennett
Christiane Bohr
Jenell Carlson
Ingrid Feck
Masami Inoue
Angie Meier
Nancy Mitchell
Holly Richards
Kinberly Telfer-Radzat
Robin Theiss (Chair)
Deborah Waring
Miriam Whiteley 
Board of Trustees 
Elisabeth Beck
Russ Bermejo
David Burnett
Joe DeMichele
Chris DeRosa
Rainer Doemer
Gabe Frisby (Chair)
Gina Illes
Anthony Lazzara
Holly Richards
Jamie Stahl
Carol Sudbeck
David Tabone 
Abril Turner
Parent Assocation
Jamie Stahl, BOT Rep
Trae Diede, Community Building
Brooke Tomblin, Outreach
A Special Welcome
to a new family in our community:
The Walter-Cusini Family
Picture Day! 
There are no forms to complete 
for Picture Day.
Just send your child to school appropriately dressed.  In the coming weeks after picture day, you will be directed to a website where you can view the photos, order, or you can even decide to have it retaken.

Note: there is no make-up day for the class group photo.


Picture Dates: 

Oct 22nd Group 1: Pre K & Kindy, 5th, 6th, 8th, 10th and 11th

Oct 29th Group 2: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 9th and 12th 


Contra Dancing

Thursday, Nov. 1
7 - 9 PM


Patterned folk dancing with a caller and a live 3-piece band!
It's 100% FREE and 100% FUN.


You may wonder why we are we holding a community dance on a non-school day...


Answer:  Because we are oh so smart and resourceful!  Donna Burgess, who is a Contra Dance Caller (among many things) will be with faculty and staff that day for in-service training.  She so kindly offered to teach and call the dancing for our community.  We couldn't resist the opportunity to kick up our heels.


Please have a great day with your children, and join us in the evening for a dosie-doe-ing good time.  You can come with your partner or alone, as one of you may need to stay home to watch the kids (this is for adults only). 


Open to every parent in our community.  FREE!  Come one, come all!


Light refreshments and water will be available for sale by the 11th grade as a class fundraiser.


ScripThe Scrip Store is OPEN! 

Have you bought your scrip this week?


It's working! Two of our families have met the $275 profit commitment, and are giving back.  These families are earning scrip credit that goes to their classes and our school today!


ZucchiniXpress: earn 5% from your weekly organic fruit & vegetable orders...20 families just earned their 5% while enjoying September's harvest! Jutta & Jesus Gamboa are the wonderful owners.


Parsival Plumbing: earn scrip dollars from your plumbing problems that Thomas Pangrazio will skillfully fix for you! He just presented a check for $95 that scrip families earned.


Here's what one of our new 5th Grade parents, Susan Watkins, said about using scrip: "As a new Waldorf family, we were unfamiliar with scrip. But having used them now for two weeks, I love them! I'm buying them for my weekly gas and groceries, and for the restaurants we frequent...like Subway after soccer games. I have a feeling I'll be buying them for the retail stores next. What a great way to budget my holiday spending and support Waldorf at the same time." Thank you Susan for sharing your thoughts about scrip!


Fast stat: our WSOC parents last year bought $210,000 worth of Mother's Market scrip...maybe that is why we are the only non-profit to earn 10% instead all of the others earning 5%...thank you Mother's Market for your INCREDIBLE support of WSOC families & their friends!


Next week: some FAB local restaurants will be joining The Scrip Store...YUM!


Thank you for your support of the scrip program...an easy way to bridge the gap between our {very} reasonable tuition & the {rich} curriculum your students receive here at WSOC!


See you at The Scrip Store!

Sandy Meadows, Scrip Coordinator

949.574.7775, ext 204



Click here for the order form!



Academic Chess for Grades 1-3

Starting October 19th for more information and to sign up, click here! 

It's finally here...

The Waldorf Palette Cookbook!

Waldorf Cookbook  


Lots of great recipes! Plus, Waldorf through the grades with color photos of each grade's artwork, and MORE!

Help our fundraiser be a success!

Pre-orders will be taken now.  

Sign up sheets for pre-orders are at the

Front Desk in the Office or the Company of Angels.  

Those who pre-pay will get pre-holiday delivery

 while supplies last.  

Gift certificates are available if quantities run out.  


**Checks should be made out to Julie Fish, WSOC Parent, coordinator and author of The Waldorf Palette**


Join the Craft Group!

We meet every Wednesday outside

the Company of Angels  8:45 to 11am


Each week we have a new project from knitting to batiking, no prior experience necessary just a willingness to try something new and learn.


Back by popular demand, we are having a "table top fairy" class this Tuesday at 8:45am.  Sign up sheet is located in the Company of Angels, the fee is $10.00 (purchase of  the felt of your choosing is not included).


Next week we will make mosaic frames for our felt pictures we just completed as shown.

Antoinette displays her 3D 
apple tree
The Company of Angels
We have so many treats coming  . . . 
the trick is to click on the flyer
A Teacher's Request


The kindergarten kitchen is in need of a new full-sized refrigerator.  Please keep a keen eye out for anyone remodeling, or if you'd like to donate directly; please contact the front office or Holly Richards.   Thank You!


Fundrasing Schedule 2012-2013

The schedule of major fundraising events was announced at the

Back-to School Night:

  • Annual Giving:  NOW
  • Annual Gala/Auction:  March 9, 2013 at Harborside Pavillion (Balboa)
  • Annual Golf Tournament:  May 17, 2013 at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club (Mission Viejo)
  • Move-a-Thon:  June, 2013 on campus (a great day of community spirit for our students)


Please mark your calendars for the Gala/Auction and the Golf Tournament/Dinner.  These events are open to all adults in our community and are also open to the public.  You do not have to be a golfer to enjoy the "after golf festivities."  Information on how you can help with both of these events is coming your way shortly.



You should have received an envelope from the school via USPS containing the details of this year's annual giving campaign.  If you were at Back-to-School Night you already know that as a thank you and an incentive to our wonderfully-supportive families...families who make their gift or pledge by November 8, 2012 will be entered into a drawing to win RESERVED PARKING for the rest of the school year.  The details are described in the mailing.


The Lazzara family is already enjoying the luxury of reserved parking as the winners of the Back-to-School Night raffle. 

 Whose car will be in space #2?

  Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Friday, November 16

9:30 - Noon


So you and your loved ones may make plans:

The performance will be 9:30 - 11:00

The classrooms will be open for visits from 11:00 - noon


Early dismissal at noon for entire school. Please note that performances include grades 1-12 only.


Very soon you will receive an email invitation to forward to your Grandparents & Special Friends.  We will ask them (and you) to rsvp using the on-line invitation.  For now, please mark your calendars and let your loved ones know to save the date.


Did you know . . .
We have family files in the front office.  These are kept in the filing cabinet near the front door, and are a means of connecting you with important information from the school or class/community.
Study Group - Rudolf Steiner's Teachings 

Would you like to know more about the teachings of the man who founded the Waldorf Schools?  Please join us for informal study of Anthroposophy (the name Rudolf Steiner gave to his philosophy).


We meet on Monday mornings in the Day Care trailer from 9:00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.


Presently we have just begun to read - 'Meeting Anthroposophy', a collection of essays taken from the Journal of Anthroposophy. These are great introductions to Rudolf Steiner's teachings.


All are welcome.  For more information please call the front desk and ask for Alumni Parent: Helena Gorka's phone number.


Social Initative Forum Conference
 created for grades 8-12
  Held by Truus Geraets, with guest speaker Robin Theiss.