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


June 6, 2013 






In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
Last Day of School
Happening in the High
Grade 8 Field Trip
Pilot Cup
School Calendar 2013/2014
Annual Giving update
Summer Camps
May Faire Mentions


Dates to Remember


June 3 - 14
COA Yearly Sale
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)
WASC Logo  

 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
What You Need to Know:
  • Family files in main office may have items waiting for you.
  • Lost and found items will be out June 11 -12 by front office (any items left over will be donated).
  • Lockers and coat racks outside of classrooms will need your attention or otherwise will be donated.
  • Last Day of hot lunch is June 13
  • 12:30 pm dismissal on June 14 for grades 1-8 & HS
  • School office summer hours: Tues -Thurs 8:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Ms. Joy's Art Classes for fall (sign-ups at front desk)
Happening in the High

The WSOC High School went to San Diego over the weekend to join The Waldorf School of San Diego for Spring Prom.  The "Black, White and Mint Mustache Madness" event was enjoyed by Grades 9 -12.

PROM 2013
Prom 2013


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.


12th Grade Graduation


Saturday, June 15, 2PM


The whole community is invited to celebrate and honor the Class of 2013:  Alicia, Tianna, Jack and Nicholas.


Please pick up your event ticket and add your name to the guest list in the main school office by Tuesday, June 11.  We want everyone to come!  We are asking for the RSVP to help us know the number of chairs and refreshments needed.  Thanks for helping us.  


Families of graduates and their guests do not need to pick up tickets.


The ceremony takes place on the South Lawn at Parson's Field in the far corner behind the high school wing of our campus.  You will enter through the High School and proceed to the lawn behind our campus.



Activities for Students
Year End Banquet
Saturday, June 8
6:30 pm (rsvp by June 4)

High School Beach Day (organized by the Student Council)

Monday, June 10

Field trip forms due Friday, June 7th

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)

  • Grades 1 - 8 students should be sent to school tomorrow in clothing that allows for running and good range of motion and athletic footwear.
  • They receive their t-shirt in the classroom tomorrow.
  • Pledge envelopes were due today, but of course we will still accept them tomorrow.  Classes are striving for 100% participation.  The full high school student body is striving for a collective 100% participation.  
  • Every student who generates $150 in gifts will be entered into a raffle to win some fun prizes.  Raffle will take place Monday at lunch.
The on-line pledges from out-of-town family and friends are coming in with great success.  As long as the gifts come in prior to June 10 at 8:30 AM, we can still include them in the tally for the raffle and/or class participation. 

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.  

 Yearly Summer Sale Ends
June 14
Read the flyer for details
click here!    
Craft Group Creations 
from last week
Craft Group 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!



Grade 8 Trip in Progress Postcards:





Scrip Logo Transparent

  Wednesday July 25, 2013 by 2:30 pm

 is the final day to reach your 

Scrip commitment



Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 10 am - 2 pm



Annual Pilot Cup


Congratulation Wildcats! 


Our boys team lost only one game and showed heart and teamwork.


boys pilot cup 2013



The Girls team went all the way to the Semi-finals only losing that game!



Special thank you to the coaches:

Brad Holm, Fernando Ruvalcaba and Kevin Schulz






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

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.  100% participation from the families of the children benefiting from this amazing education is the goal.  


Annual Giving Statistics

Current School Wide % Participation:  84%

% of Financial Goal Reached:  88%


% Participation by Class (ranked most to least)

Grade 10:  100%

Grade 11:  100%

Grade 12:  100% (congratulations class on reaching 100%)


Many classes are so close to 100% participation:

Grade 2:  94% (need 2 more families)

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

Grade 9:  92% (1 family needed)

Grade 1:  91% (need 3 families) 

Grade 3:  90% (need 3 families) 

Grade 8:  89% (need 2 families)

Grade 4:  86% (need 5 families) 

Grade 7:  85% (need 4 families) 

Grade 6:  83% (need 5 families)

Grade 5:  79% (need 6 families)

Miss Barbara's K:  58% (need 5 families)

Miss Terri's K:  53% (need 8 families)

Miss Catherine's K:  46% (need 7 families)




#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.  If you have any doubt, ask Denise.  The years so easily run together, we understand if you have forgotten.  The important thing is to find out.  Thanks.  

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!


Spring Concert Cd's

The Spring Concert Cd's will be available for purchase in the Company of Angels for $10 the last week of school (supports music program).  A great gift for grandparents and Father's Day!



May Faire Mentions


Our sincere gratitude goes out to Susan Janecheck and Liz Wenger for organizing this beautiful community event and for their consideration in tying up all the loose ends. 


Thank you to the entire community of parents, room reps and to everyone who pitched in to make the day so special.




Miss Barbara, Masami Inoue