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 23, 2013 






In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
Spring Concert
Happening in the High
Choice Lunch
Driving For the Future
Pilot Cup
School Calendar 2013/2014
Aftercare Forms
Annual Giving update
Summer Camps
Grade 7 Play


Dates to Remember
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 (7 pm)
Pilot Cup Grade 5 & 6
May 31
Grade 12 Play
(7:30 pm) Meadows Hall
June 5
Senior Showcase (7 pm) Meadows Hall
June 7
June 13
Last Day of School for Pre-K & Kindergarten
June 14
Last Day of School
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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
No School on Friday, May 24 (In Service Day)
No School on Monday May 27 (Memorial Day)
Last Day of School for Pre-K & Kindergarten 6/13
Last Day of School for Grades and High School 6/14
You are invited to our...
 TONIGHT at 7 pm
Students should arrive at 6 pm

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

600 St. Andrew's Road

Newport Beach, CA 92663 

Our annual concert showcases grades 4-8 in choir and Orchestra.  Please make yourself familiar with our expectations of how we will conduct ourselves in this environment.  
  • This year ONLY ADULTS are allowed in the balcony seating.  No exceptions. 

  • Children not performing in the concert should sit with their parents and be supervised at all times.  Noisy children are taken out of the concert hall or sanctuary.
  • No running, shouting, laying down on pews, chairs, playing on stage or food allowed.
  • Do not touch pew pads and pencils nor mistreat hymnals and bibles.  
  • Strings students will sit with their class both before and after their performance and will be released to their parents only at the end of the concert.
  • There will be no intermission
Friday, June 7
For Grades 1 - 8
(High School is Event Staff)

It's time for our Grades 1 - 8 students to be gathering pledges for their participation in the Move-a-thon.  It promises to be a really fun day filled with physical fitness challenges orchestrated by 12th grade and supported by the entire high school student body.  Get ready kids, they have some exciting new tasks in store for you...

This is our students' opportunity to collaborate in a philanthropic effort for their school and to celebrate the year end with a bang. 

Grades 1 - 8 gather pledges for their participation.  Grades 9 - 12 gather pledges for their leadership.

Your child should have come home with a manila envelope 2 weeks ago containing information on the event, including how to generate pledges.  If you need a replacement, just come see us in the front office.

Many students are having great success encouraging their out-of-town friends and family to pledge on-line.  

Use the template of the email note attached, adding your own personal details, and directing supporters to www.waldorfschool.com where they will click on the Move-a-Thon link.  Your out-of-towners can pledge to support a specific student very easily following the simple instructions.  When we receive an on-line pledge, you receive notification from us so your child will know to include it on their pledge sheet.  

Classes with 100% participation win prizes for their class.
Students with $150 or more in pledges are entered into a raffle for some great movement prizes:  basketballs, summer fun kits, skateboards, scooters and more.  

No need to order a t-shirt for your child.  We've already done it and it's free.
 Yearly Summer Sale!
Read the flyer for details click here!
Happening in the High
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HS Play

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).


Senior Showcase

In thanks for the community's support of their experience at this school, the seniors would like to share a few of the highlights of their year with you. They will set out some of their work, give short presentations about their individual senior projects, and present a slideshow about their class trip to Ireland.  Please join the Class of 2013 for the Senior Showcase on Wednesday, June 5th, at 7:00 pm in the Meadows Hall.


Activities for Students

Spring Prom
Saturday, June 1
7 pm - midnight
Year End Banquet
Saturday, June 8
6:30 pm (rsvp by June 4)
Congratulations to our graduating students on their college
acceptances & scholarships:

Pasadena Art Center

Brooks Institute, Ventura

Humboldt State University

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

UC Davis

McGill University

Loyola Marymount University

($19,400 Arrupe Scholarship & additional $2,000 Scholarship)

University of the Pacific

($10,000 Regents Scholarship & additional $2,500 Scholarship)


($3,000 Merit Scholarship)

University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music

($20,000 Howard Hanson Scholarship, $1,500 William & Jocelyn Macy Sloan Scholarship)

University of Toronto

($5,000 Scholarship)

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

($10,000 photography/talent based scholarship)

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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!










We had a great day in support of the school and had a blast doing it.  Although the numbers are still coming in, preliminary figures show we raised in the neighborhood of $39,000.  


Thank you again to our sponsors for the incredible support. See you again on the green next year!


Golf Cigna 2013  

Go Team Cigna!


Golf 2013 Ford Flex 

The 2013 Ford Flex LE looks great on the green.  Many came so close, but no one got to drive this beauty home.  


Golf 2013 Lounge 

A thousand thanks to Isis Design for making us look so good and for giving us a space to get our dancing on (not pictured!).




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Ken Grody Ford Logo ACRA Logo sourcing solutions logo Habit Burger Logo  








2013 - 2014

Playgroup (Early) Registration

for Current Families

Begins on Monday, June 10


Don't Wait to Register!

Classes filled quickly this year and we don't want to disappoint.

Registration opens to the public on July 1


Current Playgroup families received an email

 with the early registration code.

If you have lost/forgotten the code, please check with your teacher.


Playgroup is for children ages 18 months to 3 years

Will your child be 18 months by the fall?

Please join us!



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Prepare for the Memorial Weekend Break!  Movies, restaurants, cold beverages and summer clothing bargins; can be yours while earning for your classrooms.

  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


Annual Pilot Cup

The boys team is in a four team division and will play three games:

Tuesday May 28th,  4:45pm on the Costa Mesa High School Track field Wednesday May 29th,  5:45pm CMHS track field

Saturday June 1st,  11:30am on Costa Mesa High School  Field #1 (between the baseball fields and the tennis courts)


The girls team is in a three team division and will play two games:

Wednesday May 29th,  3:30pm on Farm field #5 (back end of the fields just past Costa Mesa High School off Fairview)

Friday May 31st,  5:30pm  Farm field #5


Depending on the results of these games there may be more games on Saturday and Sunday (June 1st and 2nd).


Please have the players at the field 30 minutes prior to game time.  Games start at the times posted.

Each player should wear cleats and shin guards. Tee shirts will be given out and are the required uniform.

Bring water or sports drink.


Thank you for your support. Go Waldorf Wildcats!



To the Eijpen Family on their arrival of their daughter:
Ruby Mae Heather Eijpen
Born April 26, 2013 8:28 am, 8lbs 13 oz and 21 inches
School Calendar for 2013/2014
Planning your family vacation just got easier.. .please click here for viewing!
June Aftercare forms are due on May 30th, by 4 pm
Big Aftercare Forms click here!
Little Aftercare Forms click here! Note! Last Day of Little Aftercare is June 13th! Please plan accordingly (form has been revised).


100% participation is the goal. We have 3 more weeks!


Annual Giving Statistics

Current School Wide % Participation:  83%

% of Financial Goal Reached:  87%


% Participation by Class (ranked most to least)

Grade 10:  100%

Grade 11:  100%

Grade 2:  94%

Miss Holly's K:  93% Grade 9:  92%

Grade 8:  89%

Grade 7:  88% 

Grade 4:  86%

Grade 3:  84%

Grade 1:  84%

Grade 5:  77%  

Grade 6:  76% 

Grade 12:  75%

Miss Barbara's K:  58%

Miss Terri's K:  53%

Miss Catherine's K:  38%




#1)  www.waldorfschool.com/annual    

#2)  Envelope in front office. 

 A sneak peek at our summer camps


Ms. Terri:  June 17 - 21 & 24 - 28


Ms. Holly: July 1 - 5, 8 - 12, 15 - 19


Ms. Catherine: July 22 - 26 & Aug 12-16


Ms. Barbara: July 29 - Aug 2 & Aug 5 - 9


Theatre Camp: Click here for more details!

Kathy Paladino: July 1 for 4 weeks


String Camp: Monday - Friday

Beginning Strings: June 24 - July 5 (9:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Ages 7-9 & new students to WSOC grade 4 & up



Intermediate Strings: June 24 - July 5 (1- 4 pm) $275


Advanced Strings: Aug 12 - 15 (9:30 am - 2 pm) $240


To print flyer, click here!


Playgroup: For ages 18 to 3 years

Play, sing, puppet plays and outdoor fun! Maximum of 12 students per class (if classes fill up, we will add more days).

July 10 - August 29

Wednesday or Thursday (your choice)

9 am - 11 am $250



Grade 7 Eurythmy Play

"Luck Child," by Daisy Barnard


Adapted from Grimms Fairy Tales, tells the story of The Devil of the Three Golden Hairs.


Wednesday, May 29 (7 pm) Eurythmy Hall

Free for all, recommended for grades 1 and up.