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 31, 2013 

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In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
Pacific Life Foundation
Catalina Island Conservancy
High School Applications
Aftercare Forms
Requests for Assistance
HS Sports
Annual Giving
Recycle for Life


Dates to Remember
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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 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 Association
Jamie Stahl, BOT Rep
Trae Diede, Community Building
Brooke Tomblin, Outreach

Pacific Life Foundation Grant

WSOC was among good company as a proud and worthy recipient of a Pacific Life Foundation Grant.  At a ceremony held January 24, 2013, WSOC Board of Trustees members Gabe Frisby and Carol Sudbeck accepted the award and $5,000 grant on behalf of the school.


Gabe Frisby with President of Pacific Life Foundation, Robert G. Haskell


Thank you to Carol Sudbeck and Gabe Frisby for representing us

Catalina Island Conservancy Welcomes Waldorf School of Orange County

11th grade high school students offer their services in a week of volunteering with the Native Plant Nursery and with invasive plant removal.

HS Catalina  

WSOC High School


Due Tomorrow!!!

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Your Ticket to BLISS Awaits 

Visit bidpal.net/waldorf  

  • This is our annual gala fundraiser
  • March 9, 5PM at the Harborside Grand Ballroom in Balboa
  • It's a wonderful opportunity to get dressed up, have an evening out with awesome company and support the school you love.  A winner all the way around!
  • Join the 90+ people who have already purchased their tickets!  Thanks guys.


Many excellent people who wish they could attend the event, but sadly cannot, have asked what else they can do to support us.  Here's what we are telling them:

  • Consider purchasing a ticket for a teacher or send some extra love to the school in the form of a Warm Embrace, Bliss Kiss or a Snug Hug.  See the website for more info.
  • Obtain a donation.  Actually EVERY family is highly encouraged to do this and many have worked very hard to bring us beautiful items.  Thank you!  The due date is tomorrow (Feb. 1).  If you need help or more time, contact Denise Ogawa in the front office or dogawa@waldorfschool.com
  • If you have access to someone who would enjoy getting their message to our loyal audience, ask them to place an ad in the event program.  Space deadline is Feb. 15.
  • Contact your room rep to learn what your class may already have in the works

Besides turning in your auction item, there's one more thing everyone can do today. 


Log on to www.bidpal.net/waldorf and register as an on-line shopper.  (If you already bought your ticket, just log on, you are already registered).

  • The auction items currently being offered are just a sampling of what's available.  Much more to come.
  • Place a watch or a bid on an item.  (This will also teach you how to use our new bidding system.)
  • AND send the link on to a friend or family member who would like to support the school through their shopping.  They get something beautiful and the money goes to a great cause.  Try it!









February Aftercare Forms


Aftercare forms are DUE TODAY by 4pm. You may fax completed forms to (949) 574-7754 or email eruvalcaba@waldorfschool.com


Click here for Big Aftercare Form 

Click here for Little Aftercare Form 


School Request Granted

Thank you to the Norgaard Family for finding a dryer for our Kindergarten.

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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





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). 


School wide we have reached 69% participation, which is strong.  To the 31% who are waiting, WE NEED YOU.  Make your gift or pledge today to avoid being on the calling list.  


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.  Who will be the first to 100%?

--8thGrade:  83% participation

--10th Grade:  82% participation

--12th Grade:  75% participation

--2nd Grade:  75% participation

--3rd Grade:  74% participation

--4th 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.






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.