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 29, 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 Tournament:
Girls  5/28 3:30 pm Farm Field
Girls  5/29 3:30 pm Farm Field
Boys 5/28 6:45 pm CMHS #1 Field




Tuesday- Friday, 5/27- 5/30

Grade 7 Field Trip: Catalina


Saturday, 5/31

High School Prom

Costa Mesa Country Club

7 pm




Monday, 6/2

Grade 6: Parent Evening

6:45 pm


Tuesday, 6/3

Grade 3: Parent Evening

7:00 pm


Wednesday, 6/4 - 6/5

Cupcakes and Pastries Trunk Show  

Company of Angels

8:30 - 2 pm


Thursday, 6/5

String Swap

2: 50 pm

Flag Pole  


Friday, 6/6


Grades 1 - 12 during regular school  day

2:50 pm dismissal for grades 1 -12


Monday, 6/9

Grade 6 Field Trip: Recording Studio

9 am - 2:50 pm


Wednesday, 6/11

Grade 6 & 7 Field Trip: Beach

10:30 - 3 pm


Wednesday, 6/11

Grade 2 Field Trip: Community Pool

12 pm - 2:50 pm


Thursday, 6/12

Grade 8 Field Trip

Japanese Tea House & Restaurant


Thursday, 6/12

Last Day of School

For Early Childhood


Thursday, 6/12

Grade 9: Marionette Play- The Turnip


Eurythmy Hall

7 pm


Friday, 6/13

Last Day of School

For Grades 1 - HS

12:00 pm Early Dismissal


Saturday, 6/14

Grade 8 Promotion

Eurythmy Hall



Saturday, 6/14

Grade 12 Graduation

Parson's Field in back of High School



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)

Rachel Hulan (Volunteer Co-Chair)

Kristen Krofina (Volunteer Co-Chair)

Sara Rodelo (Fundraising)   

Jamie 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

High School Blanket Day


Last week, the high school students spent two hours sewing fleece blankets to give to the Joyful Foundation. This foundation has donated over 50,000 blankets to cancer centers and hospitals. Our own Sandy Meadows is an important part of the foundation and the high school spent the afternoon making blankets in appreciation of Sandy's hard work at WSOC over the years. The students made 40 cozy blankets, handmade cards, and over 35 dog toys out of fabric scraps, which will be donated to the Orange Animal Shelter. The high school hopes these blankets bring comfort to those who receive them.




Arts Festival


The Arts Festival showcased the fruits of our arts curriculum in the high school with a vast gallery of student artwork as well as orchestra, choir, and eurythmy performances. Thank you to all of those who attended and to our high school performing arts teachers!





Saturday, 5/31

Costa Mesa Country Club

7 pm


Grade  9 Marionette Play

Thursday, 6/12

The Turnip

Eurythmy Hall - Free



Move-A-Thon - Grades 1 - 12

Friday, June 6 

Donation envelopes are due Thursday, June 5.  Please collect all funds as you go, we will not be collecting donations from your sponsors post-event.


Students with $150 or more in donations will be entered into a raffle to win one of many fun movement prizes.  That drawing will take place at the event.  Envelopes must be turned in by 3:00 on Thursday, June 5 to be eligible for the raffle.  


So many of the students (some with your help) are already doing a fantastic job gathering donations from supportive family and friends.  The on-line donation is working beautifully thanks to all of you.  Please keep going!  The fundraising component of this event is important to support our movement and sports programs, targeted to raise $20,000 in profit.  Once your child receives on-line support, we notify you via email to include it on your pledge sheet.  It's been very fun to see the students get so excited when a gift arrives in support of them.


Classes are eligible for prizes based on their participation.  That information is included in your pledge envelope.


The website is

Pre-sale happening now through June 10 in Company of Angels.  


Distribution will be June 11, 12, and 13 at the flag-pole at drop-off and pick-up.  The distribution crew will not be equipped to sell you a yearbook.  Sales happen at Company of Angels, so take the moment this week to get something crossed off your list.


The cost is $25 each.  Because they are being sold at zero profit, cash and checks please (we want to avoid the fees associated with credit cards).


Students may bring them to school on June 12 and June 13 for autographs.


Thank you again to Claudia Boden, Stacey Lazzara, and the yearbook team for your beautiful and very time-consuming work.  You have created something that will be cherished by every family.


Early Childhood Assistants & Substitution

The Early Childhood Department is looking for Assistants and also to build up their substitution pool for next year. If you are interested in assisting, please submit a letter of interest in Miss Terri's inbox at the front office. Applicants must have Early Childhood credits, please inquire from Miss Terri for more details. 

Teacher Training & Foundation Studies

Next Fall's Foundation Studies Course now open for applications!

WSOC's Teacher Training/Foundation Studies Program is offering new courses starting this September. The Foundation Studies course is a two-year part time course in which students explore some basic concepts of Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy, as well as various artistic activities. If you are interested in finding out more about why we teach your child the way we do, then come and join the course. Brochures are available in the Front Office.


Chris Bennett,

Director, WSOC Teacher Training Program

Congratulations Class of 2014!
The whole community is invited to a heartfelt graduation ceremony in proud and joyful celebration of these wonderful students!   
Saturday, June 14
2:00 PM
On the South Lawn at Parson's Field (same field we use for May Faire)
Congratulations to this inspiring class for receiving acceptances to 

44 colleges and universities 

and a collective total of $1,414,503+ in merit-based scholarship awards.  


We wish them all well in their next life adventure -- college!  Here is where they are all going, along with their declared major:

 Mimi:  UC Davis, Applied Mathematics

 Blaze:  UC Davis, Undeclared Science  

 Jon-Cruz :  University of Alaska at Anchorage, Education 

 Sterling:  Seattle Pacific University, Nursing

 Julien:  Chapman University, Computer Science

 Armen:  California State University, Fullerton, Business Administration

 Vienna:  Evergreen State College, Film 

 Camille:  University of California, Los Angeles, Neuroscience 

 Chandler:  Chapman University, Health Sciences 

 Alexander:  Chapman University, History

 Evanya:  University of Kent at Canterbury, Criminology and Sociology

 Willow:  Arizona State University Barrett Honors College, Graphic Design 

Orchestra In The News & "String Swap"

Waldorf School Musicians Win Top Honors!

We made the Daily Pilot Paper! To read more about it, click on the link below: 

Daily Pilot Article  


Save the Date!
Introducing the "String Swap" 
June 5
2:50 PM
At the flagpole

Has your child out-grown their performance clothes for strings, orchestra, or choir?  Erica R. and Sue M. will collect these garments and store them until next year's Spring Concert. It's our own Black & White recycling program!  As the event draws near next year, they will disperse the clothing in an effort to save us all from making the same investment year-after-year and give the clothes a chance to shine again.

We are also seeking string instruments that families are no longer using.  You may donate them to WSOC.

If you want to trade or sell your string instrument, you can use the "String Swap" for that too.  Bring in your instrument and negotiate a sale or trade with another family seeking to do the same thing.  This activity is happening between families, WSOC is not responsible for your sales and trades.

Please bring your donations to the front lawn near the flagpole after school. Please contact Erica R. to volunteer at the June 5 String Swap or at next year's pre-Spring Concert String Swap.


Waldorf Community Summer Programs
Inform AWSNA Logo



To read June's Newsletter from the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America Click here!





Other summer opportunities from the larger Waldorf community  

at large:

Company of Angels

Four Classes at 100% Annual Giving!

Congratulations and thank you to these 4 classes who have reached 100% participation:

  • 1st Grade (have been there for months)
  • 4th Grade (new!)
  • 11th Grade (new!)
  • 12th Grade (new!)
Many of your classes are very close, check it out.
The goal is 100% school-wide, which means EVERY family needs to contribute.  The easiest way to do it is


 It is time and it is important.  Please make your gift today.  If the years have run together and you can't remember if you have given, contact Denise Ogawa


Book Drive

WSOC Alumni - Book Drive for Guinea West Africa

Please read the attached letter and consider helping one of our alumni students reach her goal of providing 20,000 books for children in Guinea West Africa.


Click here to read! 


WSOC Summer Camp


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

  • Monday-Friday 
  • 9 am - 2 pm
  • Drop-ins welcome 
  • Hourly rates available for those taking advantage of other camps on campus
  • Perfect for older siblings   


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 due to short week)

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!  
For more information contact Tiesha at 
For Flyer click here! 


Kindergarten Camp

$180 per week, drop in's welcome 

Camp hours 9 am - 1 pm

Entering Pre-K through rising Grade 2


Payment due at sign-ups, located in the front office. 


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! Wednesday is now sold out but a Tuesday class is available (only 3 spots left). 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 

Theater Camp-NEW!



.  Make checks payable to Arts & Learning Conservatory