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 9, 2013 






In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
Calling all Golfers!
Happening in the High
Scrip Store
Choice Lunch
Parent Workshop
Soccer Team
Student Exchange
School Calendar 2013/2014
Annual Giving update
May Faire
May Faire Photos


Dates to Remember
May 1, Noon
HS Choir, HS Orchestra, Grade 7 & 8 Orchestra perform at Arts in the Park, Estancia 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
Chris Bennett
Christiane Bohr
Jenell Carlson
Barbara Cubanski
Ingrid Feck
Masami Inoue
Kurt Faerber
Angie Meier
Nancy Mitchell
Holly Richards
Kimberly Telfer-Radzat
Robin Theiss (Chair)
Deborah Waring
Miriam Whiteley 
Board of Trustees 
Russ Bermejo
David Burnett
Jenell Carlson
Joe DeMichele
Angie Meier
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
Please don't despair, but don't wait either.  Contact Denise Ogawa by May 10 
(that's tomorrow).
  • Calling all auction shoppers.
  • Great items and deals happening on-line now, plus it's a superb way to support the school. 
  • Your bidding tells us which items to close before the event.  Place a bid today.  We'll let you know tomorrow which items will close early, which means you can win them without being at the event.

Arroyo Trabuco Golf 1
  • Friday May 17
Golf at 10AM
(take the day off work and golf for charity instead)
After Party & BBQ 5PM

Thanks to our sponsors and partners...
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 Arroyo Trabuco Logo 

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Proudly sponsored by 




 Mother's Day This weekend!
Fun gifts and more, read the COA flyer
Happening in the High
High School Student Artwork is on display in the Costa Mesa City Hall Lobby now through the end of the month.


REVISED LOCATION:Saturday May 11th - High School Choir and Chamber Orchestra will be performing in Estancia Park at noon as part of the Costa Mesa Arts in the Park. 1900 Adams Ave (near Adobe house).


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:


5/16 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 are ready~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

    hot lunch

Got Lunch?

The year is winding down, and so may your ideas for healthy lunches that your kids will eat. Our current Grade 8 has been serving Hot Lunch (and cold lunch) all year, helping to raise money for their trip to Colorado, where they will be white water rafting, camping, and working on an Indian Reservation. (See deerhillexpeditions.com for more information about their trip). 


How can you continue to help? By ordering through www.choicelunch.com, where $1 from every order goes to the class. We are almost there! Please consider ordering. Again, the website is www.choicelunch.com and the school code is: waldorfoc


Some options:

  • chicken and veggies
  • a variety of salads
  • cucumber rolls
  • hamburgers
  • pasta and so much more!

 Check it out!







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:  Last Day 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



Have you heard the news?  The yearbook which is normally $25 is being sponsored by our friends at Ken Grody Ford.  This means if you're a student here, you receive one for free the last week of school.


The yearbook, thanks to whiz kid and stellar volunteer, Piet Agle, is headed off to the printer in days.  


If you would like an extra family copy, please come into the office with $25.  The deadline is TOMORROW, 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.... 

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  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


Student Exchange 

In an effort to participate in an international effort to exchange students within the teacher training programs, I will be hosting a student from Kassel, Germany from May 21st- June 15. Is there a family at the school who would be willing to offer her a room? She will have her own car and could pay a modest fee ($500).

Please read her info below. If you have any questions, please contact Robin Theiss


Thank you so much!


 Waldorf teacher trainee looking for a room to rent: Documentary filmmaker and student at the Waldorf Teacher Training Center in Kassel, Germany, is looking for a room to rent with a local family from May 21st - June 15th. I will be at the Waldorf School of Orange County doing an intership with Robin Theiss during this time.

I am a responsible, friendly and outgoing 42 year old female non-smoker who enjoys hiking, reading, traveling and american culture and literature.



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


Let's get this done in May!  100% participation is the goal. 


Grades 10 and 11 have led the way with 100%.  Many classes are not that far off.  If making your donation has eluded you, please get it done this week.  See "how to give" below.  


Annual Giving Statistics

Current School Wide % Participation:  82%

% of Financial Goal Reached:  87%


% Participation by Class (ranked most to least)

Grade 10:  100%

Grade 11:  100%

Grade 2:  94%

Grade 9:  92%

Grade 7:  88% 

Miss Holly's K:  87%

Grade 4:  86%

Grade 3:  84%

Grade 1:  84%

Grade 8: 83%

Grade 5:  77%  

Grade 12:  75%

Grade 6:  69%

Miss Barbara's K:  58%

Miss Terri's K:  53%

Miss Catherine's K:  38%




#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.

 maypole 2013   
 May Faire


We have some items found from the May Faire that may be yours, A table will be placed outside on Friday for your convenience.



Did you find a small camera at the May Faire? Please contact the front office if you have any information.


pre k maypole 2013