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 17, 2013 

 Mustard Flowers  


In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
Parent Education Evening
Early Childhood Applications Due Soon
Requests for Assistance
Poetry Evening
HS Sports
Annual Giving
Recycle for Life
Violin for Sale


Dates to Remember
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 Evening
January 30
Ingun Schneider -Parent Education Talk

January 29
HS Girls Volleyball Home Game

January 31
HS Boys Basketball Home Game
Aftercare Forms Due!
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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
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)


Bliss Large


Your Ticket to BLISS Awaits 

Visit bidpal.net/waldorf 



  • Purchase event tickets
  • Make your menu selection
  • State your seating preference
  • Sneak peak at auction items
  • Learn about ad space, sponsorships and how you can support this all-community event

Earlier this week you should have received an invitation via email and an email from your room rep containing blissfully-organized details.  IT'S TIME TO PLAN YOUR CLASS TABLES.



Packets containing the needed information are available at your classroom, in the front office or right here:

Auction donation form (use this when you turn your donation in, so we know who to thank, and how to accurately describe the donation

Donation solicitation letter (use this to approach businesses to ask for a donation in support of a worthy cause) 

Ideas for successful auction items (these ideas can get you started, but let your creativity take you further)



This handy form describes the opportunities, or find Denise Ogawa any where, anytime to talk about your opportunity.  dogawa@waldorfschool.com, front office or (949)574-7775.  Earlier is far more blissful!

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 has been consulting at Waldorf schools around the world, teaching teachers and parents about a 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 

February Aftercare Forms


Aftercare forms are due January 31st by 4pm. 


Click here for Big Aftercare Form 

Click here for Little Aftercare Form 


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


School Request

We are searching for a used laundry dryer (has to be gas) for our Kindergarten. Please contact the front desk with any information on donations mentioned above.

Come in for a hot & cold drink, homemade treats and amazing finds!



Craft Group at the Company of Angels

Please join us each Wednesday 9-11 am for a simple craft and cup of tea.  We meet in the back room of The Company of Angels or under the gazebo on warm days.


Craft group projects may include...

  • Felting
  • Basketry
  • Recycled sweater projects
  • Mosaics

 Christine Newall Workshops (Waldorf handwork teacher):


16-inch Waldorf Doll Workshop

starting this month for 4 consecutive weeks ($90 fee-supplies included):

  • Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, Feb 12 (9-11AM)
Wet felted slipper workshop
Saturday February 9th 9:30 to 1pm, Company of Angels.  $55 fee (all materials included), this workshop will be limited to 10
Sign-up sheet for both workshops in the Company of Angels 




Our second hand (gently worn clothing store),is open Tues-Thurs 8-3pm next to The Company of Angels. We welcome donations of children's and adults clothing, toys and books that are in good condition.


Proceeds go towards the Craft Group for supplies,improvements to the Company of Angel Store and the garden surrounding it. 


 We recently bought the wood for the new gazebo and our next goal is to buy a sink for the Company of Angels (so we can have our own water supply).


Clothing not sold in a few weeks is available to be taken to any worthy cause (suggestions to your favorite local charities can be addressed to Rachel Skelly).



We would LOVE help with watering pots,trimming dead plants,and tidying!

Thank You,

Rachel Skelly (COA)


10th Grade 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!
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! 



For planning purposes (# of cookies and seats),

kindly email Carrie Frisby in High School reception with family name and # of people attending.


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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.






We are partnering with "Recycle for Life" to be a collection location for used items you may just be tossing or otherwise have no use for.  Not only do we get to participate in recycling, but we get to earn funds for the school while doing it.  


So the next time you change the ink in your printer or trade in for the latest cell phone, remember we have a place for it.  Please bring it to the front office with a smile on your face and know you are doing some good.


Reminder  No School January 18th (Parent Conferences) Playgroup classes are being held on Friday only & January 21st Martin Luther King Jr Holiday

Violin for Sale! 

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