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


May 2, 2013 






In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
Parent Lecture
May Faire
Calling all Golfers!
Happening in the High
Scrip Store
Parent Workshop
Soccer Team
School Calendar 2013/2014
Annual Giving update
A Parent's Perspective


Dates to Remember
May 4
May Faire

May 6
Deadline to RSVP for Golf & After Party
HS Artwork Display, Costa Mesa City Hall

May 7
Grade 9 Parent Evening

May 8
Grade 2 Beach Day 
May 11
HS Choir & Orchestra, Arts in the Park

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 10am BBQ (5 pm)
May 18
Grade 2 Parent Play
(9 am)
Grade 1 Play (4 pm) 
May 23
Spring Concert,
St. Andrews (7 pm)
May 24
No school, In-Service Day
May 27
No School
May 28
1st Grade Parent Evening (7 pm)
May 29
Grade 8 Trip
Grade 7 Eurythmy Play
May 31
Grade 12 Play
(7:30 pm) Meadows Hall
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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
Kimberly 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
Parent Lecture & Discussion
With Edmund Knighton, Ph.D.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013



Sports and Afternoon Activities for the Young Child:

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.


Bullying: Getting Beyond the Label:

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Noted as an excellent speaker, come to one or both!  For more details click here!


 May Faire
May 4, 2013



Commitment is 2 buckets per family. Please bring them early in the a.m.  Establish relationships with flower vendors using this flyer click here! 


In addition to two buckets of flowers, we will be needing filler. 

Do you have pretty leaves, ferns, wildflowers or items in your yard that could be added to flower arranging; your harvest will be appreciated! 


Pre-Sale Tickets

Friday 1 pm - 3:15 pm   


On the day of the event



Students need to arrive in their classrooms by 9:30 a.m.with their floral hair garlands ready. 



Students (and family members, if they wish) should wear white, pastels, or beige



Blankets, chairs, sunscreen, plus snacks and water for little ones during performance.  After the maypole dancing, food vendors and games will be open.



 There will be blanket and lawn chair seating, please place blankets in front, lawn chairs towards the back!



The festival is open to the larger community. Parking will be available in the field behind Company of Angels until 2:30 pm promptly



Booths will be open 11:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

 Cake Walk from 1:00 p.m. to 2: 00 p.m. Tickets are $1.00 each.

 Please purchase your tickets at the ticket booth or before the event.



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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 



Happening in the High
High School Student Artwork will be on display in the Costa Mesa City Hall Lobby starting Monday, May 6th through the end of the month.


Saturday May 11th - High School Choir and Chamber Orchestra will be performing in Fairview Park at noon as part of the Costa Mesa Arts in the Park.


May 31st - Join us for the 12th Grade Play "God of Carnage", by Yasmina Reza, 7:30 pm in the Meadows Hall (appropriate for grades 7 and up).


HS Soccer League Game Schedule:


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

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Here's the latest from The Scrip Store:
  1. Save the Date: Monday, May 20th! It is "Thank-Scrip-ing Day in May," a one day event featuring big percentages on ScripNow products only. In November, some percentages earned were: Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic: normally 14%---increased percentage was 24%! Marshalls/T.J.Maxx: normally 7%---increased percentage was 10%! WSOC enrollment code=2C23E35E6868. For more information, please see attached.
  2. Mother's Day is around the corner (May 12th)~we have many options from which to choose that Mom will just love!
  3. 3rd Quarter Family Reports will be ready on Monday, May 6th~how is your family progressing? Are you a Philanthropist for your student(s) class bank account(s) with your everyday shopping? Please pick up your envelope in The Scrip Store~they will not be mailed.


Scrip...helping to bridge the gap between the {rich} curriculum students receive here at WSOC & the amount of tuition paid!

Sandy Meadows, Scrip Coordinator


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!

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   

  Pilot Cup & Upper Grade Soccer Team


Soccer Practice for Grades 5-8

Every Wednesday & Friday (except May 3) 3-4:30 pm

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


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


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.

5th grade Pentathlon,
A parent's perspective              



It was with honor and awe that I attended the Pentathlon on Coronado Beach yesterday.  I felt fortunate to be a chaperone on the trip, even though I stressed needlessly for a week about having the children arrive on time with all the appropriate snacks and white clothing for all.  We all made it there with no worries and opening events quickly began.  After a quick breakfast thoughtfully provided to each school, the children gathered together with their city-states in yellow, red, blue and green shirts. (The week before the games, all the buzz was about which city-state they would be "sorted" into: Athens, Corinth, Sparta or Thebes?  Indeed I wondered...


To read on click here!