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 24, 2013 

 Mustard Flowers  

 

In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
Poetry Evening
Parent Education Evening
High School Applications
Parent Education Evening
Aftercare Forms
Requests for Assistance
COA
HS Sports
Annual Giving
Recycle for Life

 

Dates to Remember
January 26
9th Grade Dance, 8pm 
  
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 4:00pm

January 31
HS Boys Basketball Home Game 4:15pm
  
Aftercare Forms Due!
  
February 1
HS Applications Due!
Auction Donations Due!
  
February 5
HS Volleyball Maywood 3:15pm
  
February 7
HS Volleyball
ACA, 3:15pm
  
February 9
2nd Grade Japanese Play
  
February 11
3rd Grade Parent Evening
  
February 18 - 22
No School, Teacher Conferences
  
February 25
5th Grade Parent Evening
    
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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
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
Co-Chairs 
Jamie Stahl, BOT Rep
Trae Diede, Community Building
Brooke Tomblin, Outreach
 
Welcome New Families
The Streiff Family (Miss Barbara)

 

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! 

 

RSVP REQUESTED

For planning purposes (# of cookies and seats),

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

cfrisby@waldorfschool.com 

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 child development as a foundation for learning. In support of students' learning, she assesses/screens at many Waldorf schools.  Ingun will share children´s 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 

WSOC High School

Application Deadline

is one week away!

Friday, February 1

Don't wait until the last day!

6th Grade Handwork 

"Animal instincts" take over and the results are amazing! Hand sewn tiger and elephants.

 

 

 

Bliss Large

 

Your Ticket to BLISS Awaits 

Visit bidpal.net/waldorf 

 

 FULL-SERVICE EVENT WEBSITE

  • Purchase event tickets
  • Make your menu selection
  • State your seating preference
  • Sneak peak at auction items.  Bids currently being accepted for many items!  But not for all, as many items are available on event night only.
  • Learn about ad space, sponsorships and how you can support this all-community event

For those of you purchasing tickets on behalf of others, you may want to know the menu options in advance.  Everything is yummy.  The team and the chef collaborated magically to create options for a wide-range of dietary preferences, all with freshness and deliciousness in mind... 

 

Salad

*Heirloom Tomatoes Salad with fresh basil and mozzarella tossed in a light  balsamic dressing  OR you have the option to order it without cheese to make it vegan and dairy-free. 

 

Choice of one main entrée
*Prime Skirt Steak with red wine reduction sauce , parmesan creamed corn and seasoned roasted red potatoes.
*Chicken breast stuffed with  fresh spinach and feta cheese served  with  parmesan risotto and  fresh asparagus (gluten-free). 

*Grilled portabella mushroom stuffed with fresh vegetables, and served on a bed of risotto (vegetarian and gluten-free).  Or have it served on a bed of wild rice for a vegan entree.
 

 

THANK YOU EVERYONE.  THE SIGHT OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL AUCTION ITEMS HAS US JUMPING FOR JOY!  Don't worry if you have not yet turned yours in, because actually YOU ARE RIGHT ON TIME!  THE DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1.

We can happily accept a description if the physical item is not yet available.  There is absolutely no reason to wait!

 

 

CHEERFULLY ACCEPTING SPONSORS AND ADVERTISERS 

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 makes us really happy!

 

Need help purchasing your ticket?  Computer broken?  Buying for a large group?  Call, email, find, text or send a carrier pigeon to Denise Ogawa.  Contact info found above.

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 Student Council would like to thank the Baird family for donating a bocce ball set for use during recess.

 

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 ways to receive a donation or great discount on purchasing one.

 
Looking for something sweet . . .
 
Come to the COA!
  
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  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):

   

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
participants.
  
Sign-up sheet for both workshops in the Company of Angels 

 

 

TWICE UPON A TIME

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. 

 

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HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL 
SCHEDULE:

 

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

 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE:

 

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

           

WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT 

 

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 WILDCAT WEAR

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

   
  ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN LOOKING FOR 33%
 

School wide we have reached 67% participation, which is strong.  To the 33% who are waiting, WE NEED YOU.  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. 

 

If you are not ready to make your gift, you can pledge.  The simplest way to do this is to email Denise Ogawa, with the amount and timeframe of the gift to come.  Gifts must be received before July 31, 2013.

 

To see how your child(ren)'s classes are doing on participation see the updated chart

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

--12th Grade:  75% participation

--10th Grade:  73% participation

--8th Grade:  72% participation

--3rd Grade:  71% participation

 

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.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND

COMMITMENT TO YOUR CHILDREN

 USED PRINTER CARTRIDGES AND CELL PHONES WANTED!

 

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.