Newsletter for our families and friends
March 5, 2015

Some material is not appropriate for younger children.  It is recommended for Grade 7 and up.

Tickets are available in Company of Angels and through high school students on a first-come-first-served basis.  This is a popular and well-attended event that is likely to sell out.  Pre-sale tickets are highly encouraged if you want to be guaranteed a seat.  

Refreshments will be for sale before the performance and during intermission.  Personalized Flowergrams for the performers will be available at the performance for $2 each. 

Re-Enrollment for the 2015-16 School Year is March 9 - 13

You will receive an email today outlining the changes to our online registration process. Registration cost is $390 per student. Registration officially opens Monday morning, you will receive a personalized email with a link. You have until Friday to register, after which a late fee of $100 per student applies.

Contact if you did not receive yesterday's email or if you have any questions. 


Move-a-Thon Results


The 1st - 8th Graders had a great Move-a-Thon!  Thank you to the High School students for organizing and running the activities!


The grand total of funds raised for our school is a BIG number: $17,383.84

$3,353.33 of the gifts came in on-line predominantly from out-of-town friends and relatives.  The remaining $14,030.51 was given in cash and checks.

Congratulations to all the participants and to these classes and students earning honorable mentions:


The top runners of the day:

  • First Place was a 2-way tie with 10 laps!:  Jaime (Grade 4) and Gram (Grade 7) - (Pictured above)
  • 2nd Place was a 8-way tie with 9 laps!: Liam (Grade 3), Johnny (Grade 3), Tayne (Grade 4),  Liam (Grade 4), Mateo (Grade 5), Leo (Grade 5), Elijah (Grade 6), Jillian (Grade 6). (Pictured below)

Leadership awards were given in recognition of:  Cameron (Grade 4), Simon (Grade 6), and Ivy (Grade 8)


Enthusiastic Spirit awards were given in recognition of: Cameron (Grade 4), Mathias (Grade 6), and Pia (Grade 8)


Class with highest participation:

  • Grade 1 with 96%.  They won 3 playground balls for their classroom

Classes with highest fundraising dollars earned, it was really close:

  • 1st place - 4th Grade = $3,817.28
  • 2nd place - 5th Grade = $3,345.00
  • 3rd place - 1st Grade = $3,104.10
  • They have earned $300, $200 and $100 (respectively) for their classroom accounts.

78 students qualified for the raffle by generating $150 or more in donations.  Really great job everyone.  Congratulations to you all.


To see photos from Move-a-thon, please click here.


The WSOC Twelfth Grade Presents....

Kurt Vonnegut's
Cat's Cradle
Adapted by Daisy Barnard

Two performances 
Thursday, March 19, 7pm, Meadows Hall
Friday, March 20, 7pm Meadows Hall

Tickets are $10.  To purchase tickets,  please contact a high school student or email Carrie at

Upcoming Events and
Class Parent Meetings
Upcoming Events and
Class Parent Meetings
Japanese Study Hall: 
Every Mon.
3 - 4 pm Grades  5 - 8
Meets in Grade 5 classroom

Japanese Club: 
Every Tues.
3:15 - 4:30 Grades 9 - 12
Meets in Grade 6 classroom

Middle School Basketball
Mon. Wed. & Fri.
3:00 - 4:00 pm Grades 6 - 8

High School Basketball
Mondays 2:00 - 4:30pm
Fridays 3:00 - 5:00pm
Grades 9 - 12

High School Volleyball
Mondays 2:00 - 3:30pm
Grades 9 - 12


Thursday, March 5

Boy's High School Basketball Game

Location:  WSOC

4:00 pm


Thursday, March 5

Playground Project Info Session

Eurythmy Hall



Friday, March 6

Playground Project Info Session

Eurythmy Hall



Saturday, March 7

High School Monologues

Eurythmy Hall

7:00 pm

Ticket required for entry


Sunday, March 8 - Wednesday, March 11

Grade 5 Sequoia Field Trip


Monday, March 9 - Friday, March 13



Monday, March 9

Playgroup Parent Evening

Playgroup Classroom



Monday, March 9

Board Meeting


Tuesday, March 10

Girl's High School Volleyball Game

Location: TBD

3:00 pm

Wednesday, March 11

Grade 6 Play: The Sacred Flame

All Are Welcome

Eurythmy Hall

7:00 pm


Thursday, March 12

Boy's High School Basketball Game

Location:  Away

3:00 pm

Friday, March 13

Intro to Bach Flower Essences

Company of Angels

11:30 am - 12:45 pm 

To register please see attached flyer


Monday, March 16

Grade 4 Parent Evening

Grade 4 Classroom



Tuesday, March 17

Girl's High School Volleyball Game

Location: TBD

3:00 pm


Thursday, March 19

Boy's High School Basketball Game

Location:  Away

4:00 pm


Friday, March 20

WSOC Grade 7 & 8 

Track and Field Event

Gym Scott Stadium and WSOC

8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Thursday, March 19 & Friday, March 20

High School Senior Play: Cat's Cradle

Meadows Hall

7:00 pm nightly

Ticket required for entry


Friday, March 20 - Sunday, March 22

Grade 4: Family Camping Trip to Caspers Park


Saturday, March 21 - Wednesday, April 1

Grade 12: Class Trip

Costa Rica


Sunday, March 22 - Wednesday, March 25

Grade 6: Death Valley Field Trip


Sunday, March 22 - Friday, March 27

Grade 10: Mexico Trip


Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27

Grade 11: Practicum Week


Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27

Grade 9: Farming Week


Tuesday, March 24

Girl's High School Volleyball Game

Location: TBD

3:00 pm


Wednesday, March 25

Parent Education Lecture:

Patti Connolly

Meadows Hall

7:00 pm

Thursday, March 26
Grade 7 & 8 Strings Music Festival
Graden Grove

Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 10

No School: Spring Break 

College of Teachers
Catherine Averett
Chris Bennett
Christiane Bohr
Eden Boric
Jenell Carlson
Barbara Cubanski
Kurt Faerber
Brad Holm
Andrea Hubert (Co-Chair)
Masami Inoue
Lisa Masterson (Co-Chair)
Angie Meier
Kimberley Telfer-Radzat
Robin Thiess
Brooke Trudeau
Deborah Waring
Board of Trustees
Russ Bermejo
David Burnett (Chair)
Chris DeRosa
Joe DeMichele
Lisa Masterson
Colin Severn
Jaime Stahl
Carol Sudbeck
David Tabone
Robin Theiss
Abril Turner
Wende Zomnir

Administrative Rotation:
Gina Illes
Denise Ogawa
Kim Sava
Linda Timmons

Parent Association Leadership Chairs
Rachel Hulan
Volunteer Leadership Co-Chair

Kristen Krofina
Volunteer Leadership Co-Chair

Victoria Imsirovic
Parent Education Chair

Jamie Stahl
BOT Representative

Brooke Tomblin
Outreach Chair
The New WSOC Playground & Central Yard
Coming Fall 2016
40,000 Hours of Inspired Free Play

Learn more in the final 20-minute information session.
Friday (Tomorrow), March 6
12:25 PM 
Miss Catherine's Classroom (Pre-K)

It's really excited and we have great news!

Happening in the High

Snow Day

All the high school students and faculty spent the day skiing, snowboarding and sledding in the snow last week.


Congratulations WSOC Boy's Basketball Team!


What a thrilling game!!!


Congratulations to our team for their amazing, down-to-the-wire win in the last home game against Discovery High School. With very intense defense from both teams, the score was close throughout the entire game. Late in the second half, the team rallied from a 6-point differential and went up by 1 point. 


With under two minutes left in the game Discovery scored and went up by 1 point and then began stalling on their next possession to run out the clock...50 seconds...40 seconds...30 seconds...with under 20 seconds left, Malachi (Grade 9) stole the pass, sprinted down the court, and scored a jump-shot giving Waldorf a 1 point lead with 8 seconds left. The team then put on an intense defensive possession to seal the 30-29 win!   For game photos, please see attached flyer.


Boy's Home Basketball Game Today!!!


Come cheer on the High School Basketball team today when they play Harvest High School at 4:00 pm on our home court!  


High School Artwork on Display at City Hall

For the month of March, Grade 9 Printmaking/Scratchboard and Grade 12 Mandalas will be on exhibit in the lobby of Costa Mesa City Hall.  Stop by and check it out!

Parent Education Lecture by Patti Connolly 


When:  March 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Where:  Meadows Hall


Social Dynamics Through Childhood 

What's Normal?


In this lecture, we will examine the following:

  • How children's social-emotional development grows over time
  • The differences between bullying and normal childhood disagreements
  • How Waldorf educators creatively work with each student's gradually unfolding social-emotional awareness along with their classes' unique social dynamic

Please click here  for more information.


Strings & Spring

For about two years now, we've been slowly growing our Spring Concert clothing exchange and outgrown instruments for students. On March 26 Grades 7 & 8 will be attending a music festival.  They will be needing black slacks/skirts & white blouses/dress shirts, black ties and dress shoes.  If you have any clothing that fits this category (High School students included) you can donate them directly to Erica in the front office.  Look for the  blue bin to donate and//or exchange the items you need starting March 6.  

Erica also has a short list of instruments for sale within our community and a few donated instruments; we would like more instruments for our High School and lower grades.

Grade 7 & 8 Dance

Friday evening Grades 7 and 8 were joined by the Journey School for a dance in Meadows Hall.  

There was great food, fun dance music and a photo booth.  
A good time was had by all!


Company of Angels

The madcap month of March has arrived - the last of winter and the first of spring will be here soon.  Daylight savings will be upon us this week-end and so 
the store is bursting with items to reflect this change in the seasons.  For the upcoming holiday we have in stock...stuffed bunnies, pastel egg candles, holiday books, Natural Egg Dying Kits which are wonderful, lovely egg soaps from France, knitted bunnies and chicks.  Please come in and take a peek, I believe you will be pleasantly surprised.

Twice Upon A Time has been thriving due to the community's support.  To date we have raised $3,000 in a 3 month period.  Well done community!  Please remember we are open daily and truly need your donations of gently used clothing.  We are creating a little area for May Faire Clothes...during our Spring break take a look in your closets and bring in those out grown garments - whites and pale colors to donate.  The Angels will be grateful.  

Date to Remember - 

Friday, March 13 - 
Bach Flower Presentation 11:30am 
See attached flyer.

Monday, March 16 - 
Matilda Jane Sample Sale8:30am.


Presto Pay Your Way to Hundreds

Not A Presto Pay User Yet --  
Sign up and spend $200 using Presto Pay throughout March 2015 to be entered into a drawing for $100 in Scrip of your choice.  See or call Pam Lusk in the Scrip office if you need help signing up.  Or try yourself at

Already a Presto Pay User -- 
Spend $500 throughout March 2015 to be entered into a drawing for $200 in Scrip of your choice.

Your odds of winning depend on how many people qualify for entry.  Lotto players eat your hearts out.  Even if you don't win, you do because you supported your favorite school!

One Thing We Need for the Gala is....

Your Auction Item!
The deadline is April 17.
But to be VERY HELPFUL by March 27 please.
If you have your item now or know what it will be, please bring it in to Alyssa Hamilton, Denise Ogawa, or front office.
Form to accompany your item attached
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