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 17, 2013
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Quick Links to Articles
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
OCT 19
Morning in the Kindergarten 10 am
OCT 19
Juniors: SAT Boot Camp 9 am - 4 pm
OCT 21
Make Up Picture Day (form required)
OCT 21
Grade 12 Field Trip  
OCT 24
Baba The Storyteller 3:30 pm
Aftercare Reservations Required
OCT 27
Grade 6 Field Trip
OCT 30
Autumn Festival-Early Childhood
No School- In Service Day  
Grade 2 Parent Evening
Grade 5 Play
Walk Through the Grades
Junior College Night
Grade 4 Field Trip
NOV 12
Parent Evening
NOV 13
Pre-K Lantern Walk
NOV 15
Miss Terri's Lantern Walk
NOV 15
Grade 2 Japanese Play 6 - 7 pm
NOV 16
Miss Holly's Lantern Walk
NOV 16
HS Open House
NOV 20
Grade 8 Field Trip
NOV 20
Miss Catherine's Parent Evening
NOV 22
Grandparent & Special Friends Day
Early Dismissal 12:30 pm
NOV 25 - 29
Thanksgiving Break
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

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AWSNA Website

Picture Day

Your child's school photos are ready for previewing.


All galleries are password protected. The same password applies to every gallery: 2013WSOCBlue
Pricing, packages and class photos are not yet accessible. You will receive another email when those are made available. 
Make-up Picture Day Oct 21
If you would like your child's photo to be re-taken, you must complete the attached Make-Up Day Form click here!(a hard copy of this form is available in the office).  The Make-Up Day Form can be emailed to by Sunday night or brought into the main office by Friday 4pm.


WSOC 25th Birthday Celebration

We were overjoyed to see so many bright and cheerful faces come out to celebrate our birthday.  From our youngest students to our historians who go back 25 years, a festive time was had by all.  Thanks for being there everyone! Pictured above is one student from each class, Grades 1 - 12, to blow out the birthday candles with some help from the wind.  Mark your calendars for roughly the same date and time in 2038 for the 50th Birthday!

High School

The 12th Grade is looking for people in the market for winter greens. We know it's hard to think about now with our 80 degree weather, but our order deadline is Nov. 8.   


Our school has sold these fresh products from the Pacific Northwest for many years, always with the highest level of satisfaction.   This year the 12th grade holds the reigns of this fundraiser as a way to earn the final funds needed for their class trip to Dornach, Switzerland.  They will attend the Waldorf International Youth Conference, they are noted presenters, and will have the opportunity to perform Eurythmy in the famous Goetheanum!  Truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


The class is asking for the support of those who have access to people who might enjoy these products:  co-workers, employees, neighbors, friends and family, or even yourself.  This is completely non-mandatory and there is no pressure.  But if you are able to support them with your purchase of a very nice product or gift, then that is a winner for everyone.


Packets were distributed in the classes.  If you would like to participate and don't see a packet in your child's basket or backpack, we have them in the office.  Thanks!


HS Grade 10 Student Plays at Sydney Opera House
Four Seasons Youth Orchestra - AIMF 2013
Four Seasons Youth Orchestra - AIMF 2013


We are so proud to share this video of Paula Sophia who is playing for the La Primavera Four Season Youth Orchestra, CA. That group took 2nd place in an international competition held in Sydney, Australia.  Paula is located on the far right playing the cello. A special thank you to Wolfgang (her father) for sharing this video of her accomplishments with us.



Waldorf Graduate Wins Nobel Prize!


Waldorf Graduate Wins 2013 Nobel Prize
Hannover Waldorf School graduate wins prize in Physiology or Medicine.  To read the article in Stanford News Click here!
The Company of Angels


Halloween and Fall items are on display and ready for sale in the store.

The days are flying by and this is the time to decorate your home and office

for the upcoming holidays...don't miss out!!


A new vendor to the store is a European based company named Hape,

who designs beautifully crafted toys for our younger child.

Please do come in and take a will enjoy this product.


Carrole Watts' luscious jewelry is on display in the front cabinet of the store.

You will not believe the beauty of these one of a kind pieces;

just in time for the holidays. There is also an added treat - new lighting!!




Wanda Lobito's Jewelry Show

Friday, November 22 - Grandparents and Friends Day.


Our winter holiday items will be on display and ready to sell on

Monday, November 18th.


Blessings on this upcoming holiday season.


With Love,

The Angels



Congratulations to the Streiff Family on their newborn baby girl
Elize "Raine" Lorriane, born on October 7, 2013 at a healthy 7 lbs 14oz
Parent Association

Our Parent Association is currently seeking volunteers for two of our valued leadership opportunities.  If you are interested in either of the roles listed below, please contact Jaime Stahl in the school Roster or inquire at the front desk.


Hospitality Chair:

The PA is in need of an annual Hospitality Chair for the 2013-2014 school year.  The Hospitality Chair will coordinate hospitality activities, namely setup and clean up of refreshments, for on-campus events (e.g., open house(s), parent lectures, information nights, and admissions events).  


Beautification Chair:

The PA is in immediate need of a Beautification Chair.  The Beautification Chair will work with the Grounds Committee to coordinate volunteer efforts for beautification activities in support of our campus' master plan.   

Uschi Friebauer-Fond Memories

Uschi touched many lives in our community. Please share with her family your fondest recollections, anecdotes, pictures, thoughts, artwork, poems, ... anything to show Wolfgang, Lukas, and Paula-Sophia how much love for Uschi lives in our entire community.

Here's how you can contribute:

  • Pick up a blank memory book page in the school office or use your own (standard 12x12" scrapbooking page).
  • Write, draw, glue in photos, ... and please include your family name.
  • Drop off in the school office or give to Andrea Hubert by the end of October.

We will assemble all offerings into a memory book to be given to the family.

Thank you for caring and contributing!



Grandparents Day


Save-the-Date -- Grandparents and Special Friends Day


Friday, November 22

9:30 - Noon


This is an annual event in which your extended family and special friends are invited to take a small peek into what happens at our school.  For the first part of the program, students from Grades 1 - 12 will take the stage with their classes to share a glimpse into something they are working on in school this year. Then the classrooms will be open for them to enjoy.  School will be over at noon so you and your child can spend the afternoon with loved ones who may have traveled to make the visit.


Coming soon:  we will be sending an email invitation to you that includes a link for both you and your guests to RSVP. It will include more details, including a special note about parking.



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