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 13, 2013 


Summer Blessings

May you enjoy good times and long laughs





In This Newsletter
Dates to Remember
Last Day of School
Happening in the High
Grade 8 Field Trip
School Calendar 2013/2014
Annual Giving update
Summer Camps
Move-A-Thon Moments


Dates to Remember


June 14
COA Last Sale Day!
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)
September 3, 2013
Back To School!
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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 Tomorrow!
Grades & High School
12:30 pm Dismissal
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.
  • 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)
  • Back to School: September 3, 2013
Students from Spring Playgroup through High School will be coming home with their free yearbooks today.  We would like to extend one more thank you to Ken Grody Ford in Buena Park and Carlsbad for the donation that made this possible.  We are also grateful to Piet Agle, Jill Gallagher and the team of yearbook photographers for this beautiful compilation and memory of an amazing year.
Enjoy your yearbooks!
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We had a great and successful day
  • $21,041.26 raised!
  • 12th grade reached 100% class participation, many others were close.  81% participation school-wide.
  • 1st place class on amount earned = 3rd Grade.  They receive $300 in their class account for their teacher to use for next year.
  • 2nd place class = 1st Grade.  They receive $200 in their class account.
  • 3rd place class = 2nd Grade.  They receive $100.
  • 11 students won prizes on the participation raffle. Congratulations to the lucky winners. The random drawing was held during lunch on June 10.
  • See the end of the newsletter for pictures.
Happening in the High  

9th Grade Marionette Play-TONIGHT!!!

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.


On June 8 the High School students, faculty and parents gathered to celebrate the collective student accomplishments this year. There were too many to note everything here, but we would love to share some of the highlights. 
Electives and Clubs
These groups reflected on the years' experiences and of future plans:
*Student Task Force
*Student Council, speech delivered by Blaze C. (11th grade) 
*Yearbook, speech delivered by Willow (11th grade)
*Spirit Team
*Surf Club
Athletes were acknowledged for their participation and MVPs awarded to each team.  Congratulations to you all.
*Boys' Basketball MVP Jack (12th grade)
*Girls' Volleyball had 2 teams.  MVPs are Tianna (12th grade), Mimi (11th grade) and Inessa (9th grade)
*Soccer (co-ed) MVP is Jack (12th grade).  This team earned a big trophy as league champs.
*Track & Field.  MVP not named, but speech delivered by Alexander (11th grade)
A special award of gratitude was given to Mary Pat Anderson, our college counselor. 
*This year Mary Pat guided the process resulting in our 4 High School students' acceptances into 12 colleges and universities across with country, with 6 scholarship offers overall.  
*Within our short 3-year history of graduates, Mary Pat is proud to have guided our 19 graduates into colleges and universities, with substantial scholarship offers.  It's a very impressive amount for a small number of students within a relatively short period of time, although Mary Pat credits the students completely for these amazing results.
Tianna B., 12th grader, was presented with a Worthy Student award for her exceptional community outreach and volunteer effort over the past 4 years.  Tianna has worked with senior citizens, food banks and most recently The Blind Children's Learning Center. 



Good Luck! 

Paula-Sophia has been playing her cello in the Four Seasons Youth Orchestra for several years now. This summer ( July 6th ) they are joining the World Projects Performance Tour to Sydney, Australia

to meet other international youth orchestras. Performances will be given in St. Andrew's Cathedral, Amphitheatre Darling Harbor, Angel Place City Hall and the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.


If you see her, wish her good luck for a fair competition and a good placement!



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.


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.


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)  

 Yearly Summer Sale Ends
June 14
Read the flyer for details
click here!    


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!




Gratitude from Grade 8


We would like to thank the community for all their support of us, of our rich education and of our class experience to Deer Hill, Colorado.  You helped make the trip possible through your support of hot lunch.  We had a beautiful trip filled with memories we will never forget.  


Thank you WSOC! 



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  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


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:  85%

% 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 8:  94% (need 2 family)  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 4:  89% (need 4 families) 

Grade 7:  85% (need 4 families) 

Grade 6:  83% (need 5 families)

Grade 5:  83% (need 4 families)

Miss Terri's K:  82% (need 3 families) 

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

Miss Catherine's K:  54% (need 6 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  

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

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



Intermediate Strings & Advanced Strings: June 24 - July 5 (1- 4 pm) No class on 4th of July-students will be well versed  by 7/3/13 $275 Now combined with Advanced Strings


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!





Just a brief note, to express to our community how happy and proud I feel to be part of WSOC.  I just finished my 2nd year as the Spanish Teacher for the lower grades and has been a pleasure to work with such a professional and dedicated group of colleagues, staff, Board members and parents.  Everybody is working in the same direction, looking with care, to the future of our children and the success of our school.


If I would describe with 2 words our school they would be: recognition and care!


Thank you for all the support!


Maestra Rocio Levito




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