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 18, 2012   


Mustard Flowers


In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
School Picture Day
Community Dance
Discover Eurthymy
Waldorf Cookbook Fundraiser
Craft Group & COA
A Student & Teacher's request
Holiday Greens
Annual Giving
Grandparents Day
Aftercare Forms
HS Open House
Featured Article

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

October 22
PIcture Day: Pre-K, Kindy, Grade 4th, 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, 5th, 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

November 30
The Company of Angels: Wanda Lobito & Carrole Watts

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 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
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, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th and 11th

Oct 29th Group 2: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th 


Contra Dancing

Thursday, Nov. 1
6:30 - 8:30 PM



In our last newsletter we made a mistake in saying this was an adult only event -- This is a whole family event! 

We are so excited to offer our community this opportunity to come together and enjoy a fun evening of music and movement. 


Here are some additional details about the event:


         Families with young children are welcome to attend with the understanding that parents need to supervise their own children.


         Families with younger children should arrive early (6:30) to begin dancing at 6:45pm. The first 45 minute dance set of the evening will include circle dances for all ages and partner dances that younger dancers will be able to do when partnered with an adult.


         The second 45 minute set, starting at 7:30, will be for students ages 10+ and adults.


         We are very fortunate to have music provided by the experienced folk dance musicians of Atlantic Crossing Band.


         The dances will be led by Donna Burgess who has been teaching folk dancing in Waldorf Schools for 25 years.


         The eleventh grade will provide beverages and light refreshments during the break.




ScripThe Scrip Store is OPEN! 

Scrip Tip of the week: 



* We are sooooo happy to announce our latest addition to The Scrip Store: Active Culture! Yes! This is the same 'Active Culture' that everyone LOVED at May Faire last year~do you remember the "Whole Bowl?" Active Culture is a WSOC-family-owned (Jennifer Clapp, mother of Abby in Miss Holly's Kindergarten class) Natural Foods Cafe and Frozen Yogurt shop located in the heart of Laguna Beach. They offer Organic Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt, Shakes, Acai Smoothies and Bowls, Salads, Wraps & Breakfast and Lunch Bowls. They also have Raw, Vegan and Gluten Free Options available. Along with some great food you will get a little culture with the Festival of Arts South Gallery that is also located right in their shop. Available in $25s, earning 10%, we welcome Active Culture!

CONGRATULATIONS to the Class of 2022, Miss Andrea's parents, on their scrip earnings for 2011-12! An incredible $3,049 was deposited into their class bank account from The Scrip Store!! We are so happy for your success!

 How did YOUR class do? Please ask your room reps/class sponsors~ all have been sent an email detailing what classes earned from last year's scrip purchases.

*  How do we love our Scrip Customers? Let us count the ways...

  1. Great: drop-in at The Scrip Store last-minute to pick up gas, groceries & more!
  2. Better: having the scrip order form filled out & payment ready upon entrance to The Scrip Store!
  3. BEST: order online & your order will be ready for you when you arrive at The Scrip Store! (we are getting busier & busier~~wouldn't it be great to have your order ready for you??!).

*  To-do List:

  1. Buy scrip Friday for this weekend's activities.
  2. Fresh & Easy receipts ~turn them into The Scrip Store with your name & earn $1 for every $20 on the receipt. ALL receipts for ALL Fresh & Easy locations, including other states, count!
  3. Register your Ralphs club card. On their website Ralphs.com, go to Community Partners. Our school enrollment number is 80234.
  4. Register your Vons/Pavilions club card, credit & ATM cards at eScrip.com. Our school enrollment ID is 141583183.
  5. Box Tops: bring them into The Scrip Store ~most Box Tops earn a dime/Top.

SUPER SCRIP TIP:  Ask your friends, neighbors, co-workers, family members to also participate with Ralphs, eScrip, Box Tops and Fresh & Easy...because YOUR FAMILY WILL EARN SCRIP CREDIT FROM THEIR PURCHASES!! (just please let me know their name(s) to accurately credit your family scrip account).

Scrip...helping to bridge the gap between the {rich} curriculum students receive here at WSOC & the amount of tuition paid!

Thank you for your support,


 Sandy Meadows, Scrip Coordinator


949.574.7775, ext 204



Click here for the order form!






Discover Eurythmy . . .

As a modern art of movement and experience the enlivening power when we move to rhythms of poetry.


The class for adults begins on October 24, 7:30 to 8:30 in Meadows Hall.

There will be 4 weekly sessions before Thanksgiving.

All are welcome, no experience is required.


The class fee is $60.00.
Please contact Kurt Faerber via the front desk for any questions:



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**


Sneak Peak:



The Company of Angels
Proudly Presents:
Wanda Lobito & Carrole Watts Jewerly
To be featured on Friday, November 30th
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Wanda grew up amidst religious icons and has used her skills with silver to create contemporary jewelry reminiscent of devotional relicarios. Wanda creates pieces as "personal" altars.  It is the wearer's relationship with the image that creates the identity


Wanda Lobito 

Carrole Watts is the co-founder of The Company of Angels, you can find her donating her time at the COA




Join the Craft Group!

We meet every Wednesday outside

the Company of Angels  8:45 to 11am


Look at what Craft Group can do!
Craft Group Creation
A Student's Request


My name is Gabriel Zucker and I am an eight grader in Ms. Mitchell's class.  I am looking for a mentor to help me with my eighth grade project.  I am looking for someone with a hobby or profession in woodworking or more specifically, "scroll sawing."  If you are interested in helping a creative, talented and motivated student, please contact the front desk with your contact information.


Thank You,




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!
8th Grade Fundrasing   
8th Grade Greens 
Beautification begins with nature & sustains from a loving hand from man
All proceeds will help fund our
end of year trip to Durango, Colorado.
We will be working on a Navajo Reservation, helping
the Elders of the Navajo Nation community by building
fences for livestock, household repairs and chopping
firewood for the Winter months ahead.
We greatly appreciate you supporting us in our efforts.
Holiday Blessings,

The 8th grade class 
 Early Delivery orders are due October 26th
All Orders are final by October 31st



Gratitude abounds!


Thank you to everyone who has already shown their commitment to the school by donating or pledging during the first week of the campaign.


For those of you very interested in the reserved parking space drawing, you still have 15 business days to be included in the drawing.  November 8 at 4:30 is the deadline.  The drawing takes place on November 9 at Company of Angels.


Making your gift on-line is really simple. www.waldorfschool.com/annual


Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Friday, November 16

9:30 - Noon


Grades 1 - 12 will take the stage with their classes to share a glimpse into what they are working on at school this year.  It's a wonderful opportunity for your loved ones to take a small peek into the magic of our curriculum.


Performance:  9:30 - 11:00

Classrooms open for visits:  11:00 - noon


Early dismissal at noon for entire school. 


To help us plan for the correct number of attendees, we will be forwarding you an email invitation to send to your loved ones.  We request that each household  complete the very simple on-line registration, so we have a solid idea of who will be attending. Currently-enrolled WSOC families should RSVP as well.


Aftercare Forms
Please remember to fill out your aftercare forms for November.  Keep in mind that Grandparents Day is an early dismissal at noon, please reserve your space well in advance. All reservation forms must be completed by Oct 26th to avoid late fee.
High School Open House
Sunday, October 28,2012 
2-4 p.m. 
We encouage our entire community to attend this glimpse into the future
Reservations Required Click here to make reservations!
Featured News Article 
 New Research Confirms Benefits of Waldorf Education
 The study, "Educational Experiences in Waldorf Schools", conducted by professors Barz, Liebenwein and Randoll, concluded that the 800 Waldorf students surveyed showed a high rate of joy in learning and support from their teachers, and low rates of stress and health problems such as sleep disturbances and school anxiety.
In the introduction to the study, an OECD expert on the PISA study of academic achievement, states that "social intelligence, emotional security, and a spirit of invention are the decisive dimensions" needed for success in a world that is growing increasingly complex. The students surveyed in this study indicated that these qualities are being fostered in their Waldorf school experience.
Below are links to a report from the Steiner Schools Fellowship in the UK on this research study.