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

November 8, 2012


Mustard Flowers 


In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
Annual Giving
Festival Singers Needed
Aftercare Reservations
Article of the week
Community Dance
8th Grade Mentor Needed
Company of Angels, Craft Group, Waldorf Doll Workshop


Dates to Remember
November 10
Kindy Lantern Walk


November 11
2nd Grade 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 26

2nd Grade Parent Evening


November 27

7th Grade Parent Evening


November 28

3rd & 8th Grade Parent Evening


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

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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

Come to Company of Angels tomorrow (Friday) at 8:45 to see who will be the next winner of Reserved Parking for the school year.  Anyone who has contributed or pledged to Annual Giving by 4:30 PM today will be entered into the drawing (except for school employees).  Although you do not need to be present to win, it sure would make it more fun!


The support of our community has been just wonderful.  We are 4 weeks into the campaign and have raised over $40,000 with 32% participation.  Although we still have a way to go to reach 100% participation from all our families, this is certainly an excellent start.  Thank you!


To learn how your classes are doing with participation, click here.


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


Festival Singers Needed!
Join the lovely crew of singers for the Winter Festival. Contact Tiesha in Aftercare, or call front desk for more infomation.
Grandparents & country house illus.
Special Friends Day

Friday, November 16

9:30 - Noon


Current WSOC parents and invited guests please RSVP at waldorfschool.com/grandparents.


Please note performances are by Grades 1 - 12.


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


10th Grade Inorganic Chemistry


Discover (or revisit) the compelling subject of Inorganic Chemistry, as presented by 10th Grade Student Stephanie Burritt.  She created this website to document her class' findings during their studies with Miss Ingrid.  It is a bonus lesson for us, as this was not part of the class requirements. 


click here for website!

You'll need the password: salts2014


Bienvenidos y Hasta Luego


This week each of our 10th grade students and their families welcomed and hosted an exchange student from Mexicale, Mexico.  The students from Mexicale came to school each day and enjoyed a calendar full of afternoon and evening activities with their new 10th Grade buddies.  In the spring, the WSOC students will visit their new friends for a week in Mexico.  We loved having them here and our students look forward to the new adventure to come!




ScripThe Scrip Store is OPEN! 

Scrip Tip of the week: 

 1st Quarter Reports are ready! How well did you do in August, September & October with your scrip purchases? These individualized family reports will not be mailed; come into Scrip Office to retrieve.

 Invite your guests at Grandparents & Special Friends Day to buy scrip ~ their purchases will be applied to your family scrip account!

Every family has the opportunity to win $25 of your choice of scrip until Thursday, November 15th...how? Ask your Room Representative(s)!


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


Sandy Meadows, Scrip Coordinator


949.574.7775, ext 204



Click here for the order form!



Aftercare Reservations
Please sign up for Big & Little Aftercare by November 30!  All late reservations will result in drop-in rates.

Article of the Week

The November issue of OC Family includes an article entitled, "Explore the Waldorf Way.  The fastest growing educational approach is on the rise in Orange County."  Our own Robin Theiss, High School Lead Humanities Teacher and College of Teachers Chair, is quoted:


"Through creative play in early childhood, imaginative learning in the lower grades, and critical thinking in the high school level, Waldorf education prepares the student to meet the challenges of the new millennium, to engage in the global community and to create a new paradigm for collaborative leadership." 
"At the Waldorf School of Orange County, we believe we are changing the world - one student at a time."


See the article in its entirety Click here to read article! 

We also have several copies available in the front office.


Community Dance Contra Style!

We kicked up our heels and had great deal of fun, swinging to the beat of Atlantic Crossing, with direction provided by Donna Burgess.  It was great to see everyone's smiles and dance skills!  Thank you 11th grade for making the yummy homemade treats. 


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,





The Company of Angels
Dates to Remember:
  • November 15, Thursday - Store Closed at 10:00am due to decorating for the holiday season
  • November 16, Friday - The Holiday Season has arrived in the store
  • November 30,  Friday - Jewelry Show with Wanda Lobito & Carrole Watts  9:00am - 5:00pm
  • December 8, Saturday - We will be open during Winter Festival

Craft Group meets every Wednesday outside

the Company of Angels  8:45 to 11am


Craft Kits for Winter Festival are ready, please pick up in the front office and thank you in advance for your handiwork.


By popular demand.... 

Christine Newell is holding an evening workshop in the "Art of the Waldorf Doll." 
A series of 4 classes, the first of which is Monday, Nov. 12.
Subsequent dates are Dec. 3, Dec. 10, Dec. 17
All sessions are 7 - 9 PM.  This workshop costs $85 to cover the cost of materials.  Please sign up in the Company of Angels
Today in craft group we decorated candles and candle holders! Next week we will be needle felting birds and decorating more candles!