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
March 6, 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
Friday, 3/7

Grade 4 Play - Parents Only

Eurythmy Hall



Monday - Friday, 3/10 - 3/14



Friday, 2/14

Grade 7 & 8 Track & Field

WSOC is hosting onsite

8 am


Saturday, 3/15

Let's Have a Kiki Gala

Double Tree Hotel



Monday, 3/17

Parent Lecture- Patti Connolly

"Brain Research & Waldorf Education"

Meadows Hall



Wednesday, 3/19

Grade 8 Project Presentations

Eurythmy Hall

6 - 8 pm


Friday, 3/21

Grade 8 Project Presentations

Eurythmy Hall

6 - 9 pm


Saturday, 3/22

Grade 8 Project Presentations

Eurythmy Hall

12 - 6 pm


Sunday, 3/23

Grade 12 Projects Presentations

Meadows Hall


 Monday, 3./24

Spring Play Group Begins


Monday, 3/24

Grade 3  Field Trip: Highland Hall Waldorf


Thursday, 3/27

Grade 7 & 8 Orchestra Competition

Garden Grove

8 am


Friday, 3/28

Grade 3 Field Trip: Camping


Monday, 3/31

Grade 5 Parent Evening


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)
Chris DeRosa
Joe DeMichele
Gina Illes (Administrative Rotation)
Lisa Masterson
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
Let's Have a Kiki, Broadway Style


Your support has been amazing.  We are overjoyed in saying there will be 210 attendees on March 15, where you will feast your eyes on the most exceptional silent auction offering our school has ever put together (in terms of value and variety).  Additionally, the live auction is spectacular, heartfelt, and exciting and includes many things that can't be bought elsewhere, along with 2 community items enlisting group participation.  Plus, we have two live auction items with starting bids of $40 or less.  


No one does a party like Isis Design!  This is not your teenagers Kiki, and it's not your Mama's broadway either.  Come prepared for FUN and please thank the team at Isis Design who donates most of what they do in support of our community!


It's broken record time...

--The silent auction has so much value in it, the attendees can't possibly buy all these things on their own.  Especially if you are unable to go, hop on-line and place a bid on something.  It's genuinely helping, even if you don't end up with the item.

--Share the link with a shopper you know.  

--Use this opportunity to pick up something you're going to buy anyway.  Restaurant gift cards, your next haircut, clothing, socks, wine, a birthday present, Mother's Day gift, Father's Day gift...This way WSOC benefits from your shopping!


We will be accepting proxy bids for Live Auction items.  A list of live auction items is to come or view the website.   If you're not attending, but you'd like to get in on this action, contact Denise Ogawa,  


The best way to see everything is on the event website.  THANKS AND KIKI UP!



for the 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR



Beginning Monday, you can log onto our website and register


Registration dates: 

Monday, March 10 to Friday March 14


Cost of registration is $390 per student

$100 late fee applies for registrations after March 14


Community Raffle

The raffle winners will be drawn at the Kiki Fundraiser, but you do not have to be present to win.  Two wonderful groups of creative collaborators have dreamed up and delivered 2 beautiful raffle items.  They are being shown in front of the school at most drop-offs, and are also on display in the main office.  Get your tickets under "Fixed Price Items" at 



Items #2 is the most gorgeous blanket you've ever seen.  It's inspired and created with love and great care by an especially talented team.  We love them as much as we adore this blanket!


Learn more about both of these items at  Choose "Shop." Then scroll to the bottom for "Fixed Price Items".


Tickets available curbside through March 14.

Company of Angels



With much love, gratitude and overall happiness...I would like to thank the following families for our beautiful floor. . .click here to find out who the angels are!


8th Grade Projects - Save the Date!


The projects are in the finishing stages and will take place:

  • March 19 6 - 8 pm
  • March 21 6 - 9 pm
  • March 22  12 pm - 6 pm
Adult Lecture - Bring a Friend!

Patti Connolly - Waldorf Teacher and Educator

Monday, March 17

Meadows Hall

7 pm


Subject: Brain Research and Waldorf Education


This is open to our extended community, please encourage your friends to join you.


For more information click here for flyer!

AWSNA Newsletter

Inform AWSNA Logo

Keep abreast of the Waldorf Community:


click here to read March Newsletter

 Loving Aftercare!


There is a young man named Max living in Orange County, who has cancer and is trying to achieve a world record of the longest rainbow loom chain.  Hearing of this, Tiesha our aftercare supervisor, presented the idea to the students in helping Max realize his dream with their help...they accepted the challenge!


Tiesha presented this chain of love to Max, along with a beautiful card on March 1st.  We are pleaed to announce that Max has currently 5.5 miles in length.


Annual Giving Fund is Growing





Wow, we've seen a huge jump in class participation.

The average class participation is 62%.

The total school-wide participation is 72%.

1st Grade is nearly there, with 91% participation.

Keep up the good work everyone.


To make your gift visit, or stop by the office for an envelope.



Happening in the High



 Grade 12 Play & Adventures

The seniors performed their play, Some Like It Hot, to a packed house two nights in a row. Great job, 12th grade and a special thanks to Mrs. Barnard and the 12th grade parents. Thank you to everyone who attended for supporting the high school and the Class of 2014!


They are currently adventuring on their senior trip in Switzerland and Italy. Congratulations, seniors! As of this week, 100% of our 12th graders have been accepted to a 4 year college or university!



Grade 11 Practicum & Sports Camp

The 11th graders spent the week before February break at work! Instead of attending school, the students participated in a week-long practicum. They did research, completed training, went to court, filed documents, tested product, played with kids, played music, made spreadsheets, ordered lunch in Spanish, observed meetings, and did food prep in a restaurant. Stephanie Burritt comments of the experience, "It solidified my interest in the field of music therapy because I got to witness how music can help someone directly in the moment."


The 11th grade would like to thank their hosts!


Keir thanks Michael Penn of Aitken & Aitken & Cohn (personal injury law firm)

Maisie thanks Massimo Navaretta of Onotria (restaurant)

Stephanie  thanks Ian Wilkerson of Bay Area Music Therapy

Maya thanks Wende Zomnir of Urban Decay (cosmetics)

Ben thanks Kent Kerbs and Will Poovey of Sourcing Solutions (electronics distribution)

Felix thanks Wolfgang Friebauer of Glidewell Laboratories (dental supply and research)

Renee thanks SKB Cases (hard case manufacturer)

Alexis  thanks Pati Skinner of United Cerebral Palsy (nonprofit)

Julia thanks Dyana Peņa of Orange County Coastkeeper (nonprofit)

Tate thanks Molly Webb of Molly's Music (recording studio and music school)


Sports Camp was amazing

  The 11th Grade would like to thank all the kids for coming.

  We hope you had as much fun as we did getting to know you and playing sports together!They will be hosting another Sports Camp over Spring Recess.  Dates to be announced soon.


Grade 10 in Mexicali, Mexico

The 10th graders are attending high school at CETYS Preparatoria in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico during the week of March 3rd. They are living with the families of the exchange students who attended WSOC for a week in the fall.


Waldorf Adult Education

Do you have a desire to delve deeper into the Waldorf teachings, expand your mind and satisfy your soul:


Click here for Foundation Studies 

Click here for Early Childhood Studies! 

Click here for Teacher Training! 


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