2350 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Playgroup - Grade 8:  (949)574-7775  
High School:  (949)574-7754
Company of Angels (949)574-7735
Newsletter for our family and friends
May 15, 2014
Mustard Flowers
Quick Links to Articles
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

High School Jui Jitsu Club
3:30 - 4:30 Every Tues. & Fri
Meadows Hall
Pilot Cup Practice:  Every Tues & Thurs
3:00 - 4:30 pm Grades 5 & 6



Friday, 5/16

HS Art Festival

6 pm 


Friday, 5/16

Speech & Language Therapy Screening during school hours


Monday, 5/19

Patti Connelly Parent Lecture: Five Secrets to Happy, Less-Stressed Parenting

Eurythmy Hall

6:30 pm


Tuesday, 5/20

Grade 3 Field Trip: The Port of Los Angeles, Boat Tour


Wednesday, 5/21

Grade 3: Spanish Play

Eurythmy Hall

2 pm


Thursday, 5/22

Spring Concert

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

6:30 pm musician check-in

7 pm Performance


Friday, 5/23

No School: In Service Day


Friday - Saturday, 5/23 -6/3

Grade 8 Trip


Monday, 5/26

Memorial Day - No school holiday


Tuesday, 5/27

Grade 9: Parent Meeting

7 pm


Tuesday- Friday, 5/27- 5/30

Grade 7 Field Trip: Catalina


Monday, 6/2

Grade 6: Parent Evening

6:45 pm


Tuesday, 6/3

Grade 3: Parent Evening

7:00 pm


Wednesday, 6/4

Company of Angels

Trunk Show

8:30 am - 2 pm  


Friday, 6/6



Monday, 6/9

Grade 6: Field Trip


Wednesday, 6/11

Grade 6 & 7: Field Trip Beach Day

3 pm return to campus


Thursday, 6/12

Last Day of School

For Early Childhood


Friday, 6/13

Last Day of School

For Grades 1 - HS

12:00 pm Dismissal


Saturday, 6/14

Grade 8 Promotion

11 am


Saturday, 6/14

Grade 12 Graduation

2 pm


Monday - Saturday, 6/16 -6/21

Teacher Training Intensive


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)

Kristen Krofina (Volunteer 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
Happening in the High

The High School Arts Festival is coming up on Friday, May 16th! Starting at 6:00PM, you can view the gallery of student artwork and at 7:00PM, you will enjoy performances by the choir and the orchestra and many eurythmy pieces. It is not to be missed! There are ONLY 120 SEATS/TICKETS. Get your $10 pre-sale ticket at the Company of Angels and $12 at the door before they run out!


Congratulations to Johnny R. in the 2nd grade! He won the $124 value May Faire high school raffle! Thank you to everyone who supported the high school by buying raffle tickets!


Coming Soon!

The Move-a-Thon - Grades 1 - 12

MAT 2012 Group Running  

Students in Grades 1 - 12 should have brought home their Move-a-Thon packet before the spring recess.  If you don't recall that or can't find it now, don't worry, we have more in the office.  Hint: look for a large manila envelope in a backpack.


Many students look forward to the Move-a-Thon each year as a time to reconnect with their groups from Michaelmas in the fall.  It's a day of movement and being physically challenged, of course, because it's the MOVE-a-thon.  But it is also an opportunity for teamwork and collaboration among students of many ages, an opportunity for the younger children to be led by the high school students, and a day for all the kids to celebrate their school.


It is time to continue, or start, gathering your pledges.  

The packet explains the event and your child's role in participating both in the physical challenges, and the fundraising component.  The event will be slightly different than years past involving a longer run and some surprise challenges being designed by the 12th Grade.  Pledge envelopes are due on June 5.


Many students have had great success gathering donations by reaching out on-line to family and friends they do not see on a regular basis.  If your child would like to give this a try, they can use this email template as a guide click here!.  Please note the email template is not something they should just forward as is, it requires them to add their name, for example, to give it a personal touch.  Each student earning $150 or more in donations is entered into a raffle to win movement prizes and classes with 100% participation earn prizes for their class. 


Your children will be directing their supporters to:


For the email template in PDF click here


Red Cross Blood Drive

We had a successful drive WSOC!  There were 21 good pints of blood donated, which could translate into helping as many as 63 people in need. Fantastic! Thank you to everyone who participated, in makes a difference.


Thank You,

The Red Cross

Early Childhood Assistants

The Early Childhood Department is working on building up their substitution pool for next year (if you are called in to substitute it is an hourly rate of pay). If you are interested in assisting, please submit a letter of interest in Miss Terri's inbox at the front office.

WSOC's Enrollment Soars 

We are very pleased to share that our re-enrollment for 2014-2015 is currently at a robust 98% and rising. The majority of our grades classes have wait pools and we are filling our Playgroup and Early Childhood classes to capacity. As of today we have 20 students registered for our 9th grade and more are in process. We are extremely grateful to our community and inspired by the strong re-enrollment and renewed dedication.


Our greater visibility is apparent in the increase in Admissions Event attendance and the number of applications in our wait pools. Our presence in the larger Orange County community continues to grow. How wonderful! Thank you to all of those who have encouraged their friends, family and neighbors to come and meet us - word of mouth is our most effective form of marketing. 


We have a lot to be proud of! Thank you for being an important part of our strength and success. 


Learn About Happy, Less Stressed Parenting
May 19
Eurythmy Hall
6:30 PM

Five Secrets to Happy, Less-Stressed Parenting with Patti Connolly


Do you find yourself wishing you hadn't said something to your child? 

Or do you go to sleep feeling as if your child won yet another battle?


Join Patti Connolly as she shares five secrets to happy, less-stressed parenting. These secrets were shared with Patti by "wise elders" of the Waldorf movement, Patti says, "just as she was convinced she was most definitely ruining her children." Please join us for our last parent education evening of the school year!


Patti Connolly became involved with Waldorf education when searching for the best education for her daughter, Emi, over 24 years ago. Since there was no Waldorf school near her home, she and her husband chose to home school Emi and a few years later helped found the Cedar Springs Waldorf School in 1989. She has enjoyed pursuing her love for learning as both an independent and public Waldorf school class teacher, kindergarten teacher, specialty teacher, education director, teacher mentor/evaluator, and adult educator in both the United States and Nigeria. She recently created a resource website for Waldorf educators, www.waldorfinspirations, with fellow Waldorf mentor Janet Langley.
Orchestra News & Spring Concert
Grade 7 & 8 Orchestra

The Waldorf School of Orange County's (WSOC) 7th and 8th grade string orchestra took home top honors at the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Kennedy Regional Music Festival in LaPalma.


Our 35-piece orchestra received a Unanimous Superior Rating. This is a special honor since ours was the only middle school orchestra invited to compete at the regional festival.  


"This is a real thrill for us," Debora Wondercheck, strings teacher said. "The students did a stellar job of incorporating input they received from judges when they competed at the Garden Grove Band and Orchestra District Festival in March. Our orchestras have competed at the regional festival in the past, but this is the first time we achieved a Unanimous Superior rating."


Musicians in festival competition play three pieces of music. They are judged on dynamics, rhythm, blend, balance, phrasing, intonation, articulation, technique and interpretation. Each band or orchestra is also scored on its sight reading ability. To receive a Unanimous Superior rating, bands must score Superior on every aspect by every adjudicator. Wondercheck said the WSOC orchestra played Prelude to the Holberg Suite, by Grieg, Fantasia on Greensleeves, by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Amadeus from Symphony 25, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.


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Save the Date!   

Our Spring Concert will be held on Thursday, May 22


 St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

600 Saint Andrews Rd, Newport Beach


Musician check-in at 6:30 pm

Performance 7 pm


Please note that there is no school the following day on May 23rd

 (In-Service Day) and on May 26th in observance of Memorial Day.  


Aftercare Forms for June are Due

Last Aftercare form for the school year. Please note Early Childhood's last day of school ends June 12th


Click here for Big Aftercare! 


Click here for Little Aftercare!  



Company of Angels

The Company of Angels


So is it summer vacation yet? Kinda feels like it outside, right? As we all move towards breathing out during the summer months, we have this to announce:




WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4TH 8:30-2:00pm


We also have special Thank You's to the following . . . to find out specials and more, click here! 

Annual Giving - The Numbers
  • Average class participation = 73%
  • School-wide participation = 78%
  • # of classes over 80% = 4
  • # of classes at 100% - 1 (FIRST GRADE)
  • Our goal = 100% in EVERY class
  • Number of school days remaining to get your class to 100% = 19!
  • To see participation by class, click here!


What does your class need to to do reach 100%?  It couldn't be simpler. 

--On-line at


--Stop by the front office and slip a check into a handy Annual Giving envelope



WSOC Summer Camp

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  Steve & Kate's Summer Camp, (which was scheduled to conduct their camp on our campus for the first time)  has withdrawn from using our campus for their summer program due to a lack of enrollment.


The good news is...WSOC faculty would love to offer the following camps for your children to enjoy.






Miss Tiesha's Summer Fun (Miss Tiesha is our Big Aftercare Supervisor)




Camp will include water play, walks to the park, crafts, art classes, story telling, and bike rides to the beach.



Camp Weeks:

June 23-27

June 30-July 3 ($180 )

July 7-11

July 14-18

August 4-8

August 11-15



$225 5-days

$175 3-days

$100 2-days

$75 1-day

$125 3- days

$150 5- days


Please make a deposit of $100 at the time of sign up. Spaces are limited! 


Kindergarten Camp

Early Childhood Camp-Kindergarten

More details to come, sign-ups will be located in the front office on Monday


June 16 -20         Miss. Terri

June 23 -27         Miss. Terri

June 30 - July 3   Miss. Kelli & Arieta

July 7 -11             Miss. Kelli & Arieta

July 14 -18           Miss. Catherine

July 21 -25           Miss. Catherine 

Summer Playgroup
Sign up for Summer Play group today!  You will find the sign up sheet in the front office, please note that all sign ups must submit payment to secure spot.  To find out more, click here!

Orchestra Camp

Strings Summer Camp on WSOC Campus


June 23 - June 27  

Beginning Strings Ages 7- 9

9:30 am - 1:30 pm


June 30 - July 3  

Intermediate/Advanced Strings Age 10 +

9:30 am - 1:30 pm


For detailed information click here!  

To sign-up come to the front office 


Please join in welcoming the Bloch's Family business, parents of Hanna in grade 5 and Lars in High School.


A new lifestyle store for Orange County.

Unique, well-made goods ranging from jewelry, apothecary, home, pen to paper & children's handmade items & toys.

5% of your pre-tax purchase will be donated back to your WSOC Scrip family account



1720 Santa Ana Ave . (cross street 17th st) . Costa Mesa, CA 92627

949-646-2417 .