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 25, 2012   


Mustard Flowers


In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
School Picture Day
Red Curb Parking!
Community Dance
Discover Eurthymy
Dino Dash
Craft Group & COA
A Student's Request
Holiday Greens
Annual Giving
Grandparents Day
Aftercare Forms
HS Open House
High School Coach

Dates to Remember
October 28 - 2PM
High School Open House (recommended for all community, especially 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 7
Pre-K Lantern Walk

November 10
Kindy Lantern Walk

November 14
EC Parent Lecture: "Chores" with Barbara Klocek

November 16
Grandparents Day -Early Dismissal Noon

November 19 - 23

Thanksgiving Break


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

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
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 29th Group 2 Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th,12th and faculty/staff. 


No Parking in the red zones!  You can stop and wait but please do not leave your car unattended. 
Please be courteous to reserved parking winner and do not park in this reserved spot, or block for access.  The second winner might be You!
Contra Dancing

Thursday, Nov. 1
6:30 - 8:30 PM



 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: 

  • Turkey Talk: Special Order your Fresh Holiday Turkey at Mother's Market. Mother's FRESH or FROZEN turkeys are free of drugs, antibiotics, preservatives & hormones. No animal by-products in their grain & vegetable diet. Order at the Mother's nearest you (locations: Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Santa Ana, Anaheim Hills & Brea) or call 1-800-595-MOMS. Mother's gift cards are available in The Scrip Store in $25 & $100 denominations, earning an AMAZING 10%!

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:



Dino Dash in Tustin Ranch

The 6th grade invites you to join them on November 4, 2012.  


 The Dinosaur Dash in Tustin features 4 events: 5k and 10k timed races for all ages, a 2k non-timed "Fun Run" and the non-timed 50k bike tour.  For more information Click Here!

The Company of Angels
  • November 16 - Holiday decorations and gifts are in the store.
  • December 16 - Store is Open for Holiday Shopping
  • November 30 - Wanda Lobito and Carrole Watts Jewelry show in the store.  

Featured Book:

Antoinette Rascon has written & published her FIRST children's book.  It is available in The Company of Angels, entitled "I Love You Bigger Than the Whole Wide World." All profits benefit the store/WSOC.  Antoinette is mother to Elijah in 8th grade, Eden and Eziah.



Join the Craft Group!

We meet every Wednesday outside

the Company of Angels  8:45 to 11am


Next week's project


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,




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. 
Please consider sending your clients, friends and familes these lovely displays (direct deliverly to gift recipeints due this week)
Holiday Blessings,

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


10 school days and counting to be included in the drawing for the reserved parking space.


The lucky winner will be drawn on Nov. 9 at 8:45 at Company of Angels.  Gifts or pledges need to be received by Nov. 8 at 4:30 pm to be included.


You should have received a letter with a gift envelope in the mail.  We have more envelopes in the office.   Making your gift on-line is really simple. www.waldorfschool.com/annual


Thanks to our amazing community for your support and commitment to the school. 


Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Friday, November 16

9:30 - Noon


You should have received an invitation via email earlier today to forward to your loved ones so they can RSVP for the event. 


RSVP at waldorfschool.com/grandparents


We request that each household  complete the very simple on-line registration, so we have a solid idea of who will be attending. Your guests should register and if you are coming, so should you.


Please note performances are by Grades 1 - 12.


This is an early dismissal day for all at noon.  Aftercare will be available as usual.


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 turned in this Friday (No late fee for late reservations but you will be charged at the drop-in rate for the entire month without a reservation).


High School Open House

This Sunday!

October 28, 2-4 pm


Join us to be inspired by our high school

We're changing the future one child at a time

On-line Reservations Required Click here to make reservations!
High School Boys Basketball Coach Needed 


Looking for an enthusiastic sports minded individual to take on the High School boys basketball.  It pays a flat fee of $800 for the season (January 8 - March 25).  Practice will be held three times a week from  3pm - 5pm and there will be games on Thursdays and Fridays.


Please contact Gina Illes- gilles@waldorfschool.com - if you are interested.