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 30, 2013 






In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
Happening in the High
Pilot Cup
School Calendar 2013/2014
Aftercare Forms
Annual Giving update
Summer Camps
Driving For the Future


Dates to Remember


May 28
COA Sidewalk Sale


May 31
Grade 12 Play
(7:30 pm) Meadows Hall
June 3 - 14
COA Yearly Sale
June 5
Senior Showcase (7 pm) Meadows Hall
June 7
June 13
Last Day of School for Pre-K & Kindergarten
Marionette Play for Adults Only (7 pm)
June 14
Last Day of School (12:30 pm)
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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
Last Day of School: Pre-K & Kindergarten 6/13
Last Day of School: Grades & High School 6/14 12:30 pm
Happening in the High
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HS Play - This Friday, May 31, 7:30PM


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 due - to adult themes and language).



Senior Showcase - Next Wednesday, June 5, 7:00PM

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.


9th Grade Marionette Play

The ninth grade would like to extend an invitation to all the parents in the community to come see them perform a play on Thursday, June 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the Eurythmy Hall. The play will be a Navajo story, featuring the marionettes ninth grade has been busily creating in afternoon art classes for the last several weeks. We ask that no children be in attendance, as this play will be performed at the assembly on Friday, June 14, and we would like for the students to experience it together.



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)  

MAT 2012 Group Running  
For Grades 1 - 8
(High School is Event Staff)

  • The big day of school spirit is next Friday.  
  • Grades 1 - 12 should be gathering pledges for their participation now.   Each student is encouraged to obtain $150 in pledges, any student who does will be entered into a raffle to win a fun prize.  We're giving away basketballs, scooters, beach fun kits and more.  It's important for them to know generating the $150 is not a guarantee, there is still luck involved!
  • Pledge sheets due on June 6.
  • Classes who obtain 100% participation, at any monetary level, win prizes for their class.  
  • If you need an extra pledge packet, come on in to the office.  Or print out this form and attach it to your own envelope.

The on-line pledges from out-of-town family and friends are coming in with great success.  Give it a try.  

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.  They 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.  


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!    
sidewalk sale
Craft Group Creations 
from last week
Nuno felting on silk
Nuno felting on silk
felted flowers
Felted flowers


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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Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 10 am - 2 pm


  Pilot Cup & Upper Grade Soccer Team


Annual Pilot Cup

The boys team: 1 win 5 - 0, 1 loss 4 - 0


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


The girls team: Tied game 1 - 1

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!



School Calendar for 2013/2014
Planning your family vacation just got easier.. .please click here for viewing!
June Aftercare forms are due today 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 2 more weeks to get there!  Annual Giving is the cornerstone of our giving effort.  It is how we demonstrate to outside philanthropists and foundations our own community's commitment to our school.  


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%


Many classes are so close to 100% participation:

Grade 2:  94% (just need 2 more families)

Miss Holly's K:  93% (only need 1 more family)

Grade 9:  92% (1 family needed)

Grade 8:  89% (only need families)

Grade 1:  88% (awaiting 4 families) 

Grade 3:  87% (awaiting 4 families)

Grade 4:  86% (awaiting 5 families) 

Grade 7:  85% (awaiting 4 families)

Grade 5:  76% 

Grade 6:  76% 

Grade 12:  75% (awaiting 1 family)

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. 

#3)  Not sure if you've already given?  The easiest way to know for sure is to email Denise Ogawa in the front office.  

Summer Camps Sign Ups In the Office


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


Truus Geraets

Therapeutic Eurythmist Practitioner offering summer classes, for more details click here!


Miss Tiesha's Summer Camp

This camp is not endorsed by the Waldorf School of Orange County and is not held on our campus but in the home of our Aftercare Supervisor. For more information click here!






We forgot to congratulate Waldorf parent, Scott Hamilton, as the winner of the 9 Liter Bottle of William Selyem 2009 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.  Thanks to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket! 


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





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