2350 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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High School:  (949)574-7754
Company of Angels (949)574-7735
Newsletter for our family and friends
February 13, 2014
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Dates to Remember
Japanese Study Hall: Every Mon.
3 - 4 pm Grades  5 - 8
Located in Grade 6 classroom

Study Hall: Every Tues.
3 - 3:45 pm Grades 6 - 8
Located in Grade 6 Classroom
Math Club: Every Tues.
3:15- 4:15 pm Grades 6 - 8
Located in Grade 7 Classroom

Middle School Basketball Practice: Every Mon & Tues
3 - 3:40 pm Grades 6 - 8

Thursday, 2/13

College Night - Freshman & Sophomores

6:00 pm


Thursday, 2/13

Grade 3 Field Trip - Cal Earth


Friday, 2/14

Auction Donation, Sponsorships & Program Advertising Due

For Gala


Monday, 2/17 - 2/21

No School -Teacher Conferences


Monday, 2/17 - 2/21

February Break Sports Camp


Wednesday, 2/26 - 3/8

Grade 12 Trip


Thursday, 2/27 - 2/28

Grade 4 Field Trip - Pilgrim Overnight


Wednesday, 3/5

Walk thru the Grades


Friday, 3/7

Grade 4 Play

Eurythmy Hall

3 pm for Parents


Monday, 3/10



Friday, 3/14

Track and Field Grade 7 & 8

on site


Saturday, 3/15

Kiki Gala


Monday, 3/17

Parent Lecture: Patti Connolly

Brain Research & Waldorf Education

Meadows Hall



Wednesday, 3/19 - 3/21

Grade 8 Projects

Eurythmy Hall


Monday, 3./24

Spring Play Group Begins


Friday, 3/28

Grade 3 Field Trip: Camping


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)
Colin Severn
Jaime Stahl
Carol Sudbeck
David Tabone
Linda Timmons (Admin. Rotation)
Abril Turner
Wende Zomnir
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
Grade 12 Play- LAST PERFORMANCE!!!


  •  Laugher is the best medicine...get a huge dose of if in "Some like it Hot"!
  •  Parental discretion advised--fake smoking, drinking, and guns
  • $10 tickets at the door
  • Pre-order your DVD for $20.  We're taking orders before the play and during intermission.
  • The cast had the audience rolling in the aisles at last night's performance!!

We can take a few more happy campers 

It is tradition for the 11th Grade to host a week of fun and movement 

for students in Grades 1 - 6.  It is both a service to the families looking for reliable, wholesome care for their child in a safe environment, as well as a fundraiser for their upcoming 12th Grade Trip.


We have a few more spaces for full week camp-goers or for students who just want to come to a day or two.


Camp is next week, February 17-21

Monday - Friday 

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The cost is $250 for the week or $55 a day - Come play for a day!


If you're interested, contact Denise Ogawa,  Let her know which days you would like to send your child and advise of any food sensitivities.  

Love is in the Air at Company of Angels

I'm Yours!  Be Mine!  We have more than conversational hearts. We have sweet love in the form of homemade toffees, caramels, cards and tokens of affection in many forms.


Auction Donations Due Tomorrow!



 Before we lose you to February break...have you?

  • Turned in your auction item?  ( Or let the team know what item is coming and when.)  Every family should bring in one item.  We have volunteers poised and ready to work on this project over the break, that's why we're serious about the deadline.  
  • Purchased your event ticket?  Go to
  • Visited the website to shop?  Same website as above.
  • Shared the website with at least one person outside our school?


  • Please do all of those things, and we will have the most successful event ever!  We need you.
  • Still accepting event program advertising.  Reserve space by tomorrow.  Ad materials not due until March 3.

 Need tools to obtain a donation:

Confused about any of this or need to let us know about an auction item, a sponsorship, an ad space?  Contact Denise Ogawa,  She can help you! 


Dress Code

Last summer, the faculty was asked to revisit the school dress code. The High School students undertook a revision of the requirements for Grades 9 -12. The lower grades dress code was brought to several all-faculty meetings and after due deliberation, the following document was the result. Please be aware that we do ask for more attentiveness to dress for festival events, we ask that you pay especial attention to your child's clothing on those special days.


Please read the attached Dress code by clicking here! 


8th Grade Projects - Save the Date!

These are always a highlight of the year and are not to be missed. 


The projects will take place:

  • March 19 in the evening
  • March 21 in the evening
  • March 22 all day


 To view the full list of subjects studied and presentation dates click here! 

Yearbook Photos!

If you have been taking pictures of events with your camera, please consider sharing them with the yearbook committee. They may possibly be used in our lovely yearbook. Specifically we need any sports pics, winterfest, last year's mayfaire and strings concert. All pictures are welcome. Please email Erica Ruvalcaba for the email addresses of Claudia B or Stacey L.


Thank You!


Yearbook Committee 

Adult Educational Opp Coming Soon!

Patti Connolly -Waldorf Teacher and Educator

Monday, March 17

Meadows Hall

7 pm


Subject: Brain Research and Waldorf Education


For more information click here for flyer!

Parent Association

Parent Education Survey Results


The WSOC Parent Association recently conducted an online survey to solicit parent input on what types of parent education lectures they would like to see offered. Approximately 35% of the WSOC parent body responded to the survey; respondents represented mostly parents of students in early childhood and/or the grades. Survey findings suggest that there is a high level of parent interest in lectures on Waldorf science and math curricula. In addition, there is also high interest in subjects related to teens, such as sexuality and dating, social media, and development of morality, independence and responsibility in teens. Other areas of interest include the 9-year change, research on brain development as it relates to the Waldorf curriculum, and the role of technology in Waldorf schools.


The Parent Association will share the results of the survey with the faculty and the College of Teachers as recommendations for future parent education topics and speakers. Thank you to those who completed the survey! Additional suggestions or comments can be sent to the new WSOC Parent Association email address: 


Happening in the High


Snow Day Highlights

"The high school students and faculty took a Friday Snow Day together at Snow Valley Resort. The group enjoyed skiing, snowboarding, sled races, snow trekking, and snowman building!"



Grade 11 Practicums in Progress

The 11th Grade is off-campus this week for the traditional week-long practicum experience.  Each student is in a workplace environment to gain practice experience and knowledge in a field of his or her interest.  A huge thank you to all the companies who are hosting our students this week.  This would not happen without you!


Safe Travels 12th Grade

 Good luck to the seniors as they embark on their senior trip later this month.  They will start by traveling to the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland.   There they will attend a Youth Conference, perform Eurythmy they have been working on with Mr. Kurt, and present their 12th grade projects, as well as their community service work.   Next, it is off to Rome, Italy for some sight-seeing. 


Annual Giving Fund is Growing

We have reached 50% participation school-wide.



The simplest way to make your gift is at  It can be a one-time lump-sum, or series of monthly installments that happen automatically through a pledge you set-up.  Either way, it takes no more than 3 minutes.


Or we have envelopes and brochures in the main office.


If the importance of every family's participation in Annual Giving is not right on the tip of your tongue, here's the brochure click here! click here!



If you have any questions about why the school asks for Annual Giving, please call Denise Ogawa (949)574-7775, ext. 210.  Or you can wait until a member of the Annual Giving team calls you to give you a little nudge.  Both are great.  But Denise is always here! 


Summer Camp

Summer Camp Opportunity


Our school was approached by a very well established program, Steve and Kate's Summer Camp, asking to lease our campus for this summer.  We have agreed to do this as it provides a very substantial financial benefit to our school.  This program is NOT in any way associated with Waldorf.  It is neither Waldorf accredited nor Waldorf inspired.  It is simply a longstanding, very well run, summer camp option for children in our school and in the broader community.  Early Childhood will continue to hold their Waldorf summer camps and we will continue to host Masami's Japanese Summer classes, Ms. Wondercheck's orchestra summer classes and if Kathy Paladino chooses to do another theater camp it will also be hosted here again (stay tuned for dates and times of these standard summer offerings).

Please take a look at their brochure by clicking on this link: Click here for brouchure!


Did you know . . .
  • We have new filtered drinking water faucets!  The water tastes amazing.
  • Chess in Big Aftercare has started a new session click here for form!
  • We have a Lost and Found! Please note even if you label it, we simply keep a bin year long for you to check for lost items.  When items are placed on the tables for one last chance, it should be noted that all items after 3pm on Friday are available to the community and charities.     
  • We have a Family File cabinet for you in the front office. This is where you'll find information from the school, possibly your teachers, your community (invitations, parent evening information, room rep) . It is for your use to keep connected to the community, when email is not sufficient.  
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