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 31, 2012   


1st Grade Ms. Christiane
Creations by 1st Grade (with the help of their 8th Grade Buddies).  See below for more.



In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
Autumn Festival
Community Dance Tomorrow Night!
Annual Giving
Parent Association
Grandparents Day
8th Grade Mentor Needed
High School Basketball Coach
Study Group
Company of Angels, Craft Group, Waldorf Doll Workshop
Pumpkin Carving

Dates to Remember
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 7
Make-Up Picture Day

November 10
Kindy Lantern Walk

November 14, 7PM
Early Childhood 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
Please Welcome A New Family: 
The Turley Family in Ms. Catherine
Our neighbors and new friends from Wilson Elementary School
Autumn Festival
Thank you to all the Kindergarten parents for creating an amazingly delightful Autumn Festival.  Our Pre-K and Kindergarten students enjoyed a beautiful celebration of fall that was pure joy and a feast for the eyes, with pumpkins and autumn surprises everywhere.  We were fortunate enough to share the autumn magic with our neighbors and new friends from Miss Nancy's class at Wilson Elementary School.  They students enjoyed every bit of the festival from making the tiny wooden mice, to the apple peeling machine, the beaded necklaces, the apple prints, and especially the obstacle course and jumping into the huge pile of leaves. 
Thank you to all the people who provided pumpkins and decor, and to all the volunteers for making it so special for them and all of our students.  Sara Rodelo and Peter Norgaard, thank you for your leadership in creating something exquisite and well-managed.  We are very grateful!


The Daily Pilot published a few photos of our friends from Wilson Elementary enjoying the festival Click here to read Daily Pilot!


Contra Dancing

Thursday, Nov. 1
6:40 - 8:30 PM 
No Admission Fee
Fun for the Family
If you get thirsty or hungry, light refreshments being sold 
by 11th Grade.
See y'all there!


4 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


We cannot thank you enough for the support.  We are 3 weeks into the campaign and have reached 18% participation from the parent body overall.  Those gifts, in combination with gifts from faculty, staff, alumni, and other outside supporters have already reached a total of approximately $35,000.  


To see how your classes are doing on participation, Click here!


Last year 4 classes reached 100% participation.  They were Miss Barbara's Pre-K class and Grades 9, 10, and 11.  As always, we are striving for 100% participation school wide.

Do you have questions about our Parent Association?  Are you wondering how it is governed, who is in leadership, or how you can become an active participant? 


We have answers!

Check out our Governance Manual and Flowchart:  Click here for Governance Manual! and Click here to see flow chart.


More questions or comments?  Feel free to contact Jaime Stahl or Trae Diede.  Their contact information is in the school roster, or you can contact the front office to learn how to get in touch with them.

Grandparents & country house illus.
Special Friends Day

Friday, November 16

9:30 - Noon


You should have received an invitation via email last week to forward to your loved ones to RSVP for the event.


Or you may simply let them know to register for the event at waldorfschool.com/grandparents.


If you are coming, you should register too.

We request that each household  complete the very simple on-line registration, so we have a solid idea of who will be attending.


Please note performances are by Grades 1 - 12.


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

ScripThe Scrip Store is OPEN! 

Scrip Tip of the week: 

CONGRATULATIONS to our growing number of families who have bought enough scrip (or their extended family, friends, neighbors & co-workers did!) to meet the $275 scrip profit point!

This translates to three benefits:

  1. They have SAVED $275...the will NOT receive an invoice for next year's scrip deposit...they already earned it! AND
  2. They are contributing to their class bank account with EACH scrip purchase now! AND
  3. They are contributing to the Operating Budget, helping to bridge the gap between tuition & their student's {rich} curriculum!
    Which classes are these GIVING families in?

Grade 1, Ms. Christiane: Three families! WOW!

Grade 2, Ms. Brooke: One family!

Grade 3, Ms. Andrea: Three families! WOW!

Grade 4, Mr. Bennett: Two families!

Grade 5, Ms. Beka: One family!

Grade 6, Ms. Kimberly: Two families!

Grade 7, Mrs. Whiteley: One family!

10th Grade: One family!

11th Grade: One family!


All of these families know who they are...they have been notified. We commend their consistent 'thinking scrip' for everyday purchases of gas & groceries, home improvement projects, vacations & employee/sales gifts.


Where does YOUR family stand? Please come to The Scrip Store next Monday, November 5th for your confidential family report envelope for the 1st quarter (August, September & October). These reports will NOT be mailed & will be held until you pick them up.


An easy way to boost your family scrip purchases:

Invite your guests at Grandparents & Special Friends Day on Friday, November 16th to buy scrip! We will be happy to have their scrip order ready if they go online to order. They may pay for it online or upon pickup in The Scrip Store. Please note: that Friday (Nov 16) is the last day to buy scrip before our week off for Thanksgiving~many of us gather with family & friends for a {BIG!} meal ~ what groceries will you need? Also, Black Friday is Friday, November 23rd--it will be Bargain City at most merchants & we stock many of these gift cards. You might as well earn scrip credit as you save!


This week's testimonial:

"I LOVE scrip! Every two weeks I place an order online and pick it up the next morning. I am in and out of the office in less than 5 minutes. This system helps me to stay on budget for my groceries, gas, and even Starbucks! Now that I use it, I can't imagine not using it! I am glad that I am able to help give money back to the school just by doing my everyday shopping.
-"Mel Mattey, mother of Ethan, Ms. Andrea's Grade 3." 
Thank you Mel for your support!
Thank you for your support,

Sandy Meadows, Scrip Coordinator


949.574.7775, ext 204



Click here for the order form!



A Student's Request
Looking for an 8th Grade Project Mentor


My name is Elijah Rascon.  I would like to take this time to ask you if you could please help me find a mentor for my eighth grade project on the topic of shoe designing and making.  If you or anyone you know is willing to help me with my project, I would be very grateful.  Please contact the front desk with your contact information.


Thank You,




High School Boys Basketball Coach Needed 


Looking for an enthusiastic, sports-minded individual to take on the High School boys basketball coaching position.  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.



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 Big Daycare trailer from 9am - 10.30 am


All are welcome. 


For more information please contact the front desk. 


The Company of Angels
Thoughtful inspirations are coming to your holiday table:
  •  Platters & Thanksgiving goodies to entertain and delight your guests.
  • Books, games, toys, and more for the prepared shopper!
  • Surprises coming in steadily...keep visiting us for new reveals of fantastic finds.
Join the Craft Group!

We meet every Wednesday outside

the Company of Angels  8:45 to 11am


November 7 -- We will be decorating holiday candles. 


Christine Newell, our handwork teacher, is looking for crafters and lovely people to complete pre-made kits for the Elves' Workshop at the Winter Festival.  A sign-up sheets and kits to pick up are in the front office.


By popular demand, Christine is holding an evening workshop in the "Art of the Waldorf Doll"

It's a series of 4 classes, each from 7 - 9 PM

Nov 12, Dec 3, Dec 10, Dec 17

Please sign up in the Company of Angels

Cost to cover materials:  $85


Creations by 1st Grade, with the help of their 8th Grade buddies.
Enjoy a happy and safe Halloween.