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


March 7, 2013 

 Mustard Flowers    


In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
First Grade Teacher
COA & Craft Group
HS Request
8th Grade Projects
Study Group
Happening in the High
Spring Break Camps
Recycle for Life
Sage Hill
Calling all Golfers!



Dates to Remember
March 7
HS  Basketball vs Carson Christian  4:15 pm ( Home Game)

March 9
Bliss Gala

March 11-15

March 12
9th Grade Parent Evening
2nd Grade Parent Evening
HS Volleyball vs Orange 3:15pm (Maywood)

March 13
Ms. Terri Parent Evening

March 14
HS Basketball vs Orange (ACA)

March 7
6, 7 & 8th Grade Basketball Game (Irvine)

March 15
7th & 8th Track & Field
March 16
HS Monologues
March 18
Grade 4 Parent Evening
March 20
1st Grade Parent Evening

March 22
8th Grade Play

March 25-April 5
Spring Break
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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 Association
Jamie Stahl, BOT Rep
Trae Diede, Community Building
Brooke Tomblin, Outreach


Bliss Large





  • No one does an auction like WSOC.  Our solicitation crew and community of parents hit this one out of the park.  We are literally busting at the seams with beautiful, valuable, unique and heartfelt items, most of which are FOR SALE NOW on-line.
  • Your support is needed.  Please place a bid on an item today and forward the website link to friends and family.  They will find great items, some things they won't find elsewhere, some things they are going to buy anyway.  In either case, their shopping greatly benefits our school and they will be impressed by what we're offering.  
Our event is basically SOLD OUT.  We have a limited number of seats remaining which can be yours if you contact Denise Ogawa in the office promptly.  Selection and seating is limited.
Many blissful thanks for the overwhelming show of enthusiasm and support.  It matters.


Craft Group Enchanted Playscape  



Enchanted Fairy Tale Playscape Created with Love by the Talented WSOC Craft Group. 


It's breathtaking.  

You have to see it to believe it.


$20 for a chance to win! 







Wooden Treehouse with Doll Family 


Hand-made, rugged and beautiful.


$10 for a Chance to Win 




Or, purchase tickets on-line right now.



Enchanted Playscape is Item # 11

Treehouse is Item # 6


Winners will be drawn at the BLISS Gala on March 9.

Winner need not be present to win.

Being present does not increase your chances of winning.



First Grade Teacher for Class of 2025!

We are very pleased to announce that Lorri Valenzuela-Mier will be the first grade teacher for the Class of 2025. Lorri holds a BA in Research Psychology and pursued this area of study in a Master program at California State University of Long Beach. She will be among the first graduates of our own teacher training program here at WSOC.


We asked Lorri to share her enthusiasm in her own words:

"I've been fortunate to be a part of the WSOC community for seven years.  I've served in various capacities - room rep, grant writer, Kindergarten assistant, grade one assistant, and currently grade two assistant. Each role has been fulfilling and fed my love of teaching, of Waldorf education and of our students.  This experience, along with my past professional and personal endeavors, has helped me prepare for the biggest role yet: to be the new grade one teacher.  Along with my partner Amy, I am the proud parent of Malachi (grade 7), Mathias (grade 4), and Acahni (future Wildcat).  I will be completing my Waldorf teacher training program this June, and am fortunate to be surrounded by support in the College, the other teachers, and my mentor Chris Bennett. I am thrilled to begin my journey as a class teacher." 


Please join us in welcoming Lorri into her new role! 




Next Week!

Online registration begins Monday, March 11 and ends Friday, March 15. Registration fee is $375 per student. Late fee of $100 applies after March 15. 


The site goes live Monday morning! 



If your account is past due, you will not be eligible to register. Call Gina Garrison with any account or registration questions: 

949-574-7775 x222 or ggarrison@waldorfschool.com

Start  enjoying your spring traditions and fill up your wicker baskets with LOVE 
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The Craft Group
Meets every Wednesday from 8:30-11 am under the gazebo in the Company of Angels garden.

Basket made from last week's Craft Group
New adult handwork workshops in sweater dolls & sewing lessons with Christine Newell, click here for more information!
HS Videographer Wanted

We are looking for someone to tape the 11th grade monologues in a professional-type manner, March 16. Please contact Carrie Frisby for more details cfrisby@waldorfschool.com 

8th Grade Projects

April 10 - 11 (7 pm - 9 pm)

April 13 (2 pm - 4 pm)


Click here to read more about the projects! 

Anthroposophical Study Group

An informal study group for parents and friends meets on Monday mornings from 9 am - 10.30 am in the Company of Angels back room.  We read Rudolf Steiner and related works.


Currently we have recently begun to read Rudolf Steiner's 'How to Know Higher Worlds' sometimes also titled 'Knowledge of Higher Worlds'. There are various translations of this work so if you have a copy - great - if not you might want to talk to us and decide which translation you would like to have.


All are welcome. Please ask for contact information for Helena Gorka via the front desk for more information. 


Happening In The High

The 11th grade Monologues- "Traffic in the Sky" is in 2 weeks! Saturday, March 16 at 7pm in the WSOC Eurythmy Hall. It is recommended for grade 7 and older. Some of the material is NOT appropriate for younger children. The high school students are selling tickets. They are $10 pre-sale and $12 at the door. Please read the flyer here!


Back from the Border

The 10th grade students immersed themselves into the Mexicalli curriculum for 6 days last week.  They enjoyed a short
field trip to a museum to learn about the history of this region of
Mexico. It was fascinating to learn about the waves of migration that created the rich culture of Mexicali.



For Juniors and Seniors:

The Goetheanum, located in DornachSwitzerland, is the world center for the anthroposophical movement and they have put together a conference geared towards Juniors and Seniors in Waldorf schools worldwide.


Here are the details:

Future Conference

April 19-21, 2013 at Rudolf Steiner College Fair Oaks, CA 


Click here to read the flyer! 


Miss Holly's Morning of Spring Play

Students enrolled in  Pre-K through 2nd grade (in some cases 3rd grade) can participate in baking, crafts and stories over Spring Break. Click here to read the flyer!


Spring Fun Camp for Grades 1 - 5

The 11th grade students are offering Spring Fun Camp for students in grades 1 - 5 over Spring Break; for more information Click here! 





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.


Sage Hill School's Multicultural Fair 

on Saturday, March 23 


 Click here for the flyer!

SET UP YOUR FOURSOMES NOW. Arroyo Trabuco Golf 1



May 17, 2013 

(A Friday!)


We hope you will join us for the 4th Annual WSOC Golf Tournament, "Driving for the Future", once again at the beautiful Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo.  Accepting golfers of all levels for a great day of fun in support of the school.  Also accepting all shoppers and fun-seekers for the after-golf party and auction.  


Ask anyone who went last year, it was very fun and relaxed in a beautiful setting.  We're hoping to expand the after-golf party element this year, so please plan to be there.  This event is heavily attended by friends of WSOC families who golf, so please think about inviting your co-workers, weekend warrior buddies or anyone who wouldn't mind taking a Friday off of work for an excellent cause. 


And to all the ladies out there...this is NOT a mens-only event.  Could this be the year a ladies foursome brings home the big trophy!  Come on ladies, this is the perfect excuse to hit the driving range.  Let's go.


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