2350 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Playgroup - Grade 8:  (949)574-7775  
High School:  (949)574-7754
Newsletter for our family and friends
October 3, 2013
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Dates to Remember
Flag Football: Every Mon. & Fri
3:10 - 4:30 pm Grades 6 -8
Japanese Study Hall: Every Mon.
3 - 4 pm Grades  5 -8
Located in Grade 6 classroom
Costume Pre-Sale 2:5 0pm
Grade 8 classroom
(Adult supervision required)
Biggest Costume Sale- Open to Public
1 - 4 pm Front Lawn
Picture Day Grades 1 - 5
Picture Day Pre k, Kindergarten & Grades 6 -12
HS Grade 9 Parent Evening 6:30 pm
Miss Holly Parent Evening 7 pm
OCT 11
WSOC 25th Birthday Celebration
5 - 7 pm Parson's Field
OCT 14
College Night for Seniors 6:30 pm
OCT 15
Parent Lecture: Mary Van Geffen
6 pm Meadows Hall
OCT 16
Mandatory Bridge Playgroup
Parent Evening 7:00 pm
OCT 24
Baba The Storyteller 3:30 pm
Aftercare Reservations Required
OCT 30
Autumn Festival-Early Childhood
No School- In Service Day  
College of Teachers
Catherine Averett
Chris Bennett
Christiane Bohr
Jenell Carlson
Barbara Cubanski
Kurt Faerber
Ingrid Feck
Brad Holm
Andrea Hubert
Masami Inoue
Lisa Masterson
Angie Meier
Holly Richards (Chair)
Kimberly Telfer-Radzat
Robin Theiss
Deborah Waring
Miriam Whiteley
Board of Trustees
Russ Bermejo
David Burnett (Chair)
Jenell Carlson
Chris DeRosa
Joe DeMichele
Gina Illes (Administrative Rotation)
Lisa Masterson
Angie Meier
Denise Ogawa (Admin. Rotation)
Kim Sava (Admin.  Rotation)
Jaime Stahl
Carol Sudbeck
David Tabone
Linda Timmons (Admin. Rotation)
Abril Turner
Parent Association Chairs
Cindy Baker (Education Chair)
Sara Rodelo (Fundraising)
Jaime Stahl (BOT Rep)
Brooke Tomblin (Outreach)
Accreditation and Affiliations
Fully accredited by the 
Schools Commission of Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Awsna Logo New 2013

AWSNA Website

Picture Day

Please mark your calendars for Picture Day:
Oct 7 Grades 1 - 5
Oct 8 Pre-K, Kindergarten & 
Grades 6 -12
Make-up Picture Day Oct 21
No forms needed! You will be given an on-line ordering form and information after picture day.
WSOC 25th Birthday Celebration
Friday, October 11
5:00 - 7:00 PM

On Parson's Field behind our school (where we have May Faire) Come one, come all.  
 This is an event for the whole family.  Bring a picnic and a blanket, or purchase food from a food truck. Your choice.  Dance to live music by The Breakaways!
A separate invitation with all the details was sent via email last week.  If this missed you and you want to know; contact Denise Ogawa
High School
High School Art Work on Display -

Stop by the City of Costa Mesa City Hall to view artwork created by the Class of 2014 and Class of 2015. 

This artwork will be on display for the month of October.
Grade 8 Halloween Costume Sale

child-ghost-costume.jpg School Pre-Sale Oct 4 2:50pm (Grade 8 classroom)

& Public Sale Saturday Oct 5, 1 - 4 p.m. (Front Lawn)

Halloween Costume Pre-Sale Event held in Grade 8 Classroom Oct 4 after school.  Children must be escorted by parent to Pre-Sale event


Please continue to donate your costumes at drop-off in front of the school before both sales.  All proceeds go toward Grade 8 educational and community service trip scheduled to Deer Hill, Colorado.

The Company of Angeles





To read more about upcoming items featured in the store click here! 




Anthroposophy Study Group 
If you would like to learn more about the teachings of Rudolf Steiner - the founder of the Waldorf Schools, please join us on Monday mornings at 9 am in the Daycare trailer to read and discuss Dr. Steiner's works. We will begin the group with a simple book that is appropriate for those new to the work, and also for those already familiar to it; as there is always more to learn.
For more information contact the front desk.





WSOC Parents:


It is an exciting time for our school, and I wanted to make you aware of a recent meeting that is important to WSOC's advancement. In late August, our College of Teachers, Administrative Staff, and Board of Trustees updated the strategic plan. It was a successful, motivational meeting that focused on updating our 15-year vision for the school, as well as deciding what bite-sized tasks would be tackled in the coming year. In its third year of existence, our strategic planning activities have identified and tracked over 120 activities each year. The vision and annual activities include considerations for education, community, organization and the campus - effectively the whole school, much like our curriculum addresses the whole child.


This process is layered on top of all the other activities the school staff is performing, but we all agree it is important to the continued growth of school and keeps us from compromising the long view for the immediate. Our facilitator for the school-wide process is board member and parent volunteer Russ Bermejo.


One of the guiding lights for the strategic planning process is our school's mission statement:

"WSOC is committed to providing academic excellence through awakening in our students genuine enthusiasm, an interest in the world, a love of learning, and a sense of purpose in life. The Waldorf curriculum meets the student's age-related capacities and develops the student's initiative, creativity, critical-thinking, and self-reliance. Our educational approach encourages balance, engaging the student cognitively, emotionally, and actively across all disciplines. We recognize and welcome the unique gifts brought by each student."


Through activities like strategic planning, our school is committed to continually growing to enrich the lives of our students and our community. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the process, please reach out to Russ, myself, or one of the other Board members.



David Burnett


Board of Trustees

Festival Of Children

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A special thank you to the parents who volunteered each weekend this


past month in our WSOC booth at the Festival of Children in South Coast


Plaza. This annual event is a wonderful opportunity for WSOC to spread the word about our school in our community. We introduced many children to the joys of beeswax and handed out hundreds of brochures on our school.


Thank you to the following parents for volunteering to be external
spokespersons for WSOC:

Lynette Anderson
Daisy Barnard
Monique Bystedt
Tara Cannon
Kathy Christian
Rachel Hulan
Kai Kaiser
Leslie Morrison
Jennifer Peet
Sharon Pittenger
Heather Lewis Sebring
Jaime Stahl
Teresa Shoda
Kimberlee Streiff
Geraldine Strub
Brooke Tomblin



Parent Lecture

Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 PM

Mary Van Geffen
"A Taste of Simplicity Parenting"
Is your family suffering from "too much?" Too much stuff, too many choices,too much information, and all of it too fast? Explore a parenting approach that decreases stress on children and their families, based on the best-selling book Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne. This parenting book is a favorite of many of our teachers.

Learn about the four tenets of Simplicity Parenting:

* Environment

* Rhythm

* Scheduling

* Filtering out adult information

Create more connection, creativity and relaxation in your household!  For the flyer, click here!

Scrip Store
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Amazon Update:

Special thanks to the Baker-Penney, Blandi-Hatcher, Carle-Lusk, Dumaine, Norgaard, Stubin, Watkins and Whitney Families for your overwhelming support of our Amazon program - and for all of you that have anonymously contributed. Your support is making a difference!


Our school has benefitted greatly from your Amazon purchases. Please keep it up! Due to our monthly volume, we have earned an average of 7% for every purchase. Please continue to access Amazon by entering an item to search for in the Amazon Icon on the WSOC Home Page, and select GO! Then, anything you purchase will earn the school between 4%-9% (and your family SCRIP account as well - if you request it). If your friends and family do the same, they can also forward their Amazon purchase confirmation email to - mentioning your family name. Those purchases will also benefit the school, and be credited to your families SCRIP total.

Your room rep will be sending you more detailed information soon. If you have any questions, you can ask your room rep, Sandy Meadows in the SCRIP office.



Thank You!
A Special Thank You to Mr. Heller, father of Jonah (Grade 3), Kaili (Grade K) and Logan (Grade 1) for making our new signs around our campus.