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


April 25, 2013 





In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
Calling all Golfers!
May Faire
Happening in the High
Annual Giving update
Soccer Team
Parent Workshop
COA & Craft Group
School Calendar 2013/2014
Tree House
Take Note


Dates to Remember
April 26 
HS Arts Festival
Grade 5 Pentathlon
Grade 6 Fencing


April 27

Bach Flower Lecture

12 -1 at COA


May 1
Grade 6 Play

May 4
May Faire

May 6
Deadline to RSVP for Golf & After Party

May 7
Grade 9 Parent Evening

May 8
Grade 2 Beach Day 

May 13
Grade 7 Parent Evening

May 14
Ms. Holly 
Parent Evening

May 15
Early Childhood Open House

May 16
WSOC vs Arroyo Pacific (3 pm) 

May 17 
Golf Tournament
May 18
Grade 2 Parent Morning
Grade 1 Play (4 pm) 

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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
 HS Art Festival  

Please join us for the HS Art Festival on Friday, April 26th.

View visual art pieces created by our high school students and

enjoy a performing arts presentation (eurythmy, choir, and chamber orchestra).


Visual Arts Exhibition - 6pm, Meadows Hall

 (light snacks served)


Performing Arts - 7pm, Eurythmy Hall


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 Friday, May 17
Golf All Day 
Or Join the After Party at 5:00 
Arroyo Trabuco Golf 1
  • A LADIES TEAM (or maybe even 2) BEING FORMED.  Contact Denise Ogawa in the office if interesed.  
  • The perfect occasion to invite outside guests.  To golf or for the after party.
  • Golfers dine on yummy Habit Burger for lunch.  
  • Dinner is Arroyo's famous BBQ buffet, of course with delicious options for vegetarians, and the option to go Vegan & Gluten-Free
  • Dancing under the stars 'til 10PM
  • After party set in a fun outdoor lounge space created just for us by Isis Design (the same team who produced the Gala).  So if you missed the Gala and heard rave reviews, now is your chance. 
  • Still accepting event sponsors, golf challenge sponsors, tee-box sponsors, advertisers and auction items.  Click here for auction item form.  
Ford Flex 2013  
The hole-in-one challenge is sponsored by our friends at Ken Grody Ford (Buena Park & Carlsbad).  The prize is a fully-loaded FORD FLEX LE.  All you have to do is make the shot!
New auction items added
Contact Denise Ogawa in the front office if you:
  • Would like to invite an outside guest.  We can email them an invitation or provide you with an event brochure.
  • Are booking for a large party and would rather not do it on the website. We can help you.
  • Are interested in a sponsorship or advertising.  We have ways for you to support the school from $25 - $10,000. We'll help you find your opportunity.
Thanks to our sponsors and partners...
ACRA Logo    ISIS Logo Large
 Arroyo Trabuco Logo 

Habit Burger Logo


Event proudly sponsored by 



 May Faire
May 4, 2013


Flowers needed to beautify our beloved event; commitment is 2 buckets per family. Please bring them on May 2 (at drop off) or May 3 early in the a.m.  Establish relationships with flower vendors using this flyer click here!  


Ticket sales begin April 29 - May 3

Monday-Friday 8:15 am - 9 am (mornings)

Friday 1 pm - 3:15 pm (afternoon)


HELP!!! We need wildflowers!

We have a shortage of mustard flowers in the bluffs, which is used as filler in arrangements.  Please gather these flowers and advise the front desk of any locations you may know of.


Happening in the High

HS Soccer League Game Schedule: REVISED


5/2  WSOC vs  Arroyo Pacific at 4:30 pm

Game Site Arroyo Pacific 


5/9 Emerson High vs WSOC at 3:00 pm 

Game Site Emerson


5/16 Arroyo Pacific vs WSOC at 3:00 pm (Double header)

WSOC vs Emerson High 4:30 pm

Game Site HOME GAME!


5/23 WSOC vs Arroyo Pacific at 4:30 pm 

Game Site Arroyo Pacific


5/30 Playoff Game Site TBA by coin toss on 5/16



If making your donation to the 2012/2013 Annual Giving Campaign has eluded you, then there's an AG Caller or a Board Member trying to reach you.  100% participation from all families is our goal.


Congratulations to 11th Grade who has reached 100%.  Thank you!


Annual Giving Statistics

Current School Wide % Participation:  79%

% of Financial Goal Reached:  86.8%


% Participation by Class (ranked most to least)

Grade 10:  100%

Grade 11:  100%

Grade 2:  92%

Grade 7:  88% Miss Holly's K:  87%

Grade 4:  85%

Grade 9:  84%

Grade 8: 83%

Grade 3:  81%

Grade 1:  80%

Grade 5:  77%  

Grade 12:  75%

Grade 6:  66%

Miss Barbara's K:  58%

Miss Terri's K:  53%

Miss Catherine's K:  38%


  • If your class is nearly there, they need you.
  • If your class needs a little kick, they really need you and your friends.
  • 3 classes nearly at 100%  
  • Thanks to everyone who has already done their part. 



#1)  www.waldorfschool.com/annual    Takes 2 minutes.

#2)  Envelope in front office.  If you're already here, takes 2 minutes.

#3)  Send a pledge email stating amount and date of gift to come (prior to July 31, 2013) to dogawa@waldorfschool.com.  We've tried it.  Could take less than 1 minute.

2012-2013 YEARBOOKS



Actually, this is fantastic news.  In case you had not heard this exciting announcement, for the first time ever a yearbook will be offered to every student currently enrolled (Play Group - Grade 12) FOR FREE.  Every teacher will receive one too!


"How has this good fortune occurred?" you ask.


At the Gala, the Maletych family of Ken Grody Ford felt so inspired by the generosity in the room, Mr. Maletych announced Ken Grody would sponsor the yearbook, allowing all your children to receive a memory of this year as a gift!  


Yearbooks are normally $25 each.  If you would like an extra family copy, please come into the office, complete a form and pay $25.  Deadline is May 10.  


Paying it forward....some community members are taking the inspiration of a free yearbook and turning it into a donation for WSOC.  The $25 they would have paid for the yearbook is now an additional tax-deductible Annual Giving gift or a contribution toward the much-needed Handwork/Woodwork Renovation announced at the Gala.  We have received many gifts of this loving nature.  If you have never heard about this amazing campus improvement, you missed a newsletter or two and it's okay.  Contact Denise Ogawa or Gina Illes in the office.


Thank you for the Yearbooks Ken Grody Ford and for the amazing support of our school. 


An overwhelming thank you to our friends at.... 

Ken Grody Ford Logo   

Aftercare & Little Daycare


Aftercare forms are due April 29th, by 4pm

  Pilot Cup & Upper Grade Soccer Team


Soccer Practice for Grades 5-8

Every Wednesday & Friday 3-4:30 pm

Pack for practice: Don't forget your gear & water



Painting Workshops with Angelika Kolbe

AngelikaLearn wet-on-wet painting in an engaging format from a true master. In addition to being a Waldorf class teacher for 16 years at the Waldorf School in Marnburg/Germany, Angelika taught drawing and painting to high school students. Trained at the Academy of Fine Arts at the University in Hamburg/Germany, we are lucky to have her with us for this special parent education event.  Please take the opportunity to join Angelika for these painting sessions.


The total workshop is 6 sessions.  You may sign up for all 6 or pick and choose dates according to your availability.


Dates:  April 26, April 29, May1, May 3, May 6, and May10. 

Time 8:30 - 10:30 in Big Aftercare


To cover the cost of materials, each session is $10. Cash only please. Sign up in front office. To view more works by Angelika click here!


Join us for 

Bach Flower Essences Lecture   Friday, April 27  

  12:00 - 1:00


Learn about this simple yet effective system for naturally relieving stress and balancing emotions. To read more about this lecture and to read the latest Company of Angels Flyer Click here!



Craft Group
Every Wednesday, 9 -11 am
Felted Tea Cozy from last week

Please join us each Wednesday for a simple craft and a cup of tea. We meet every week outside the Company of Angels (or in the back room of COA on chilly days).


Please inform Rachel Skelly  in Company of Angels or Christine Newell (handwork teacher) if you would like your name added to the Craft group email list or for the latest schedule. 

School Calendar for 2013/2014
Planning your family vacation just got easier.. .please click here for viewing!
Tree House 

Would your children love to have their very own tree house?

As one of the highlights of our Bliss Gala, a team of 10 talented WSOC Dads offered the donation of their creativity and labor to build a one-of-a-kind tree house in your yard.  The item sold during a heated live auction battle to a generous donor.  That donor now realizes this is not the right time in their lives for a tree house, but hopes this beautiful item will now find its destined owner. So....the tree house is for sale again to a family who wants to build memories that will last a lifetime.  If you're interested, please contact Denise Ogawa in the office and she will put you in touch with how to obtain the future home of your child's dreams.  


The photo shown is an example of the type of one-room tree house that could be created, especially for you and your children.  The crew will visit your yard to evaluate the location and create a sketch for your approval. If you don't have a tree, they will make you a play house instead.  Comes with $1,000 in building materials from Ganahl Lumber & Home Depot.

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Please slow down and be courteous in sharing the road.
We've noticed a rush heading into the parking lot and ask that you be mindful of the youth walking to school, and the toddlers possibly escaping a parents grasp.
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Anyone interested in selling a 3/4 size Cello?

If so, please contact the Johnston family in the roster (Grade 5) or contact the front office