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


January 10, 2013 

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In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
Parent Education Evening
3rd Grade Goodwill
Early Childhood Applications Due Soon
Student Request
Poetry Evening
HS Sports
Annual Giving
Gala Auction
Violin for Sale


Dates to Remember
January 11
Early Childhood Application Deadline
January 15
9th Grade Parent Evening
January 18 
No School- Parent Teacher Conference
January 21
No School-MLK
January 23
1st Grade Readiness Meeting 6:30 PM
January 26
2nd Grade Parent Meeting
January 27
10th Grade Poetry Evenings
January 30
Ingun Schneider -Parent Education Talk

January 29
HS Girls Volleyball Home Game

January 31
HS Boys Basketball Home Game
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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
Gabe Frisby (Chair)
Gina Illes
Jamie Stahl
Carol Sudbeck
David Tabone 
Abril Turner
Parent Assocation
Jamie Stahl, BOT Rep
Trae Diede, Community Building
Brooke Tomblin, Outreach
Welcome New Families
The Homme Family (Miss Holly)

Williams-Montgomery Family (Miss Holly)

Parent Education Evening

Supporting the Work of Your Child at School

Featured Speaker: Ingun Schneider



Ingun Schneider, PT, MA, is director of the three-year, part-time Remedial Education Program at Rudolf Steiner College. Since 1994 she consults at Waldorf schools around the world, teaching teachers and parents about child development as foundation for learning. In support of students' learning, she assesses/screens at many Waldorf schools.  Ingun will share childrenīs sensory-motor development as a foundation for ease of learning,  some basic nutrition for children; and more information geared for children from newborn to 3rd Grade. 

No Reservations Required.  This is for Adults Only and this invitation is extended to grandparents and friends of our families.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  7:00 - 8:30 pm

 Meadows Hall 

3rd Grade Goodwill
 For the holiday season, our 3rd graders found a wonderful way to be of service to people in need.  They pooled their resources to make a donation to Heifer International, whose mission is to end world hunger through sustainability.  They gave the gift of a cow, chicks, geese, bees, tree seedlings, a sheep, ducks, a llama and a goat to people in 3rd world countries who needed them to improve their lives.  How did they do it you ask? 
  • They did chores at home, for neighbors or extended family members in exchange for a small donation.
  • Some shared their allowance.
  • Several students operated a hot chocolate stand.
  • Miss Andrea pledged $1 to the donation fund for each correct times table recitation and one of the parents from the class matched it.  The students were motivated to see their good deed grow, and also had a lot of fun using their times tables to count the money.
Early Childhood Application Deadline

January 11, 2013


If your child will be 3 years, 9 months by Sept. 1, 2013, it's time to apply for Pre-Kindergarten.  All applications must be requested from Admissions  Director Linda Timmons.

Student Request

The High School would greatly appreciate a bocce ball set for use during recess. If anyone has a set they wish to donate, we would greatly appreciate it.   

-Nicholas Purdy
 Student Council

Holiday Clearance On Now! 
Sweet new items appearing on shelves

Craft Group at the Company of Angels

We are offering 2 more 16-inch Waldorf Doll Workshops starting this month for 4 consecutive weeks ($90 fee-supplies included):

  • Jan 14, 21, 28 & Feb 4 (7-9 PM)
  • Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, Feb 12 (9-11AM)

If you are interested in either workshop please register and request more information at the COA.




Congratulations we are tickled Pink!

Our sincere best wishes to Daniel Pitts (Eurythmy Pianist & 9th Grade Math Teacher) & Katie Scavone-Pitts on their recent wedding and new life together.



We would like to welcome Helena Marie Rodelo delivered January 7, 2013 to her big brother Gael in 1st grade and Isabel in Ms. Holly's Class.



Poetry Evening
As a culmination of the 10th grade Poetics Block, the students will host a poetry evening, where they will share recitations from famous poets as well as their own original work. Don't miss this special evening!

10th Grade Poetry Evening

Sunday, January 27 7pm

Meadows Hall

Recommended for Grade 7 and up ( just too long to sit for younger)

It will be about 11/2 hours with one short intermission

It's free! 

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Jan 17, 2013

3:15 Waldorf vs Carson Christian      Game Site: Orange Co


Jan 31, 2013 

4:15 Maywood Christian vs Waldorf Game Site: HOME GAME!!!


Feb 7, 2013

3:15 Orange Co vs Waldorf              Game Site: ACA



Jan 8, 2013

3:15 Waldorf #1 vs ACA                  Game Site: Maywood

4:00 Waldorf #2 vs Maywood             


Jan 15, 2013

4:00 Waldorf #1 vs Waldorf #2         Game Site: Orange Co


Jan 22, 2013

4:00 ACA vs Waldorf #2                  Game Site: ACA


Jan 29, 2013

3:15 Waldorf #2 vs Orange Co         Game Site: HOME GAME!!!

4:00 Maywood   vs Waldorf #1


Feb 5, 2013

3:15 Orange Co vs Waldorf #1         Game Site:  Maywood




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Wildcat Spirit Wear for toddler to adult (cash or check accepted at event & front desk). 



To see how your children's classes are doing on participation, see the updated chart

Congratulations to the following classes who are above 70% participation:

--12th Grade:  75% participation

--8th Grade:  72% participation

--3rd Grade:  71% participation


School wide we have reached 64% participation, which is strong, but we need 100%.  The volunteer annual giving callers will begin soon.  Please make your gift or pledge today so they know you do not need to be contacted. 


Visit www.waldorfschool.com/annual to make a one-time gift or pledge over time.  Or come into the office for an envelope, in which you can make a one-time gift now or pledge a one-time gift to be given prior to the end of the school year.






Our Gala is in 57 days!  The volunteer crew is hard at work. Help them to avoid the last-minute rush by getting your fabulous donations in NOW.  Every family is encouraged to procure or donate 1 item, and please beat the Feb. 1 deadline if at all possible.  It just helps the team to do a more thorough job using your donation to raise money for the school.


Event tickets will be on sale starting next week, so please look for your invitation via email (we are saving paper and ensuring every dollar goes to the school by foregoing a printed invitation).  It's time for the classes to start forming their tables, so please talk to your room rep about getting yourself a spot.


As a reminder, the big day is:

Saturday, March 9, 5PM

Harborside Grand Ballroom in the Balboa Pavillion


Auction Donation Forms and Solicitation Letters are in the front office, or you may print them here:

Donation Form

Donation Solicitation Letter (take this to businesses you frequent to ask them to support us).


If you need ideas for great auction items, see this fun list.


We are still welcoming event sponsors of all sizes and advertisers.  Call or email Denise Ogawa to learn about your opportunity.  Email Denise.  Call Denise (949)574-7775, ext. 210.  Or pop into the front office and head to the front of the line!


This event is shaping up to be beautiful with a huge potential for success.  The Gala Team has a few tricks up their sleeves and some exciting new things to announce.  Look for that next week.



Reminder  No School January 18th (Parent Conferences)
& January 21st Martin Luther King Jr Holiday

Violin for Sale! 

TLC is needed and is for sale for $50.00 in the front office.