Newsletter for our families and friends
April 30, 2015

May Faire Information for Parents May Pole

Please remember that the May Faire is a curriculum event.

All students are expected to participate.


Before the event

Decor: We need the support of all families in providing donations. Every family is expected to bring one of the  following:

1. 2 bunches of flowers (preferably sunflowers or daisies) - Dropped off  April 29 - May 1  behind the front office

2. Ferns, branches or vines from your yard - Dropped off April 30 - May 1

3. 2 bunches of Wax flowers - Dropped off April 30-May 1

4. Ribbon - pastel colors - Dropped off anytime

5. $10-$20  - Given to Room Rep or front office by May 1.  Money will be used to buy flowers wholesale and other materials needed for decorating. 

 On the day of the event - Saturday, May 2

Arrival:  Students arrive in their classrooms by 9:15 a.m. with their floral hair garlands ready.

Dress:  Students (and family members, if they wish) should wear white, pastels, or beige.

Bring:  Blankets, chairs, and sunscreen, plus snacks and water for little ones during performance. After the  Maypole dancing the booths open, including:  food & drink, games, crafts, and small preview of the Gala Silent Auction.

Parking:  The festival is open to the larger community. Parking will be available at Fairview Park off Placentia.  

Free Admission Wristbands for WSOC Families:  Every family will receive 2 free entry wristbands.  Wristband and tickets for meals (and for some of the games & crafts) can be purchased at Company of Angels two weeks before May Faire.

Crafts:  Booths will be open 11:00 a.m.- 1 :45 p.m. Tickets are $1.00 each. Please purchase your tickets at the ticket booth or before the event.

PhotographersOnly 2 photographers per class will be allowed to take  pictures.  Each Room Rep will distribute the Photographer badge.


Please only take cut flowers with you after May Faire.  All other items will be reused or planted around campus.


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Order Your Yearbook Now - Due Tomorrow!

Please fill out the attached order form and return to the front or high school office, 
or email/scan it to

Click here for order form.

High School News



Boy's Basketball Team Championship 

Congratulations to the High School boys basketball team for winning the 2015 League Championships! The team displayed an elite performance in the championship game against Carson Christian on April 16th resulting in an exhilarating 22-21 victory. The season was marked by incredible achievements, talented athleticism, sportsmanship, and resilience. The Waldorf community is proud of their great accomplishment and the team would like to thank the Waldorf community for their support throughout the season. 


A special thanks to Megan Jasiewicz and Sabrina Feldman giving so generously of their time by driving the team to their games each week.

Congratulations to Coach Jack Holm, concluding his first season with a championship.


Grade 10 Oceanography 

Last week the 10th grade visited the tide pools at Shaw's Cove in Laguna Beach and went whale watching as part of their Oceanography block. 


The tide pools visit was a bit drizzly but productive, and the group even got to see some ochre sea stars--a happy development after the recent declines in their numbers! Purple urchins, tidepool sculpins, opaleye, and several species of barnacles, crabs, snails, and algae were in abundance.


The whale watching tour got some nice views of two mother-calf pairs of northbound gray whales, going to their summer feeding home in the Bering and Chukchi Seas. The group also saw sea lions and a fast-swimming and playful pod of common dolphins! Pretty nice for a two-hour outing! 



High School Blanket Day


As  a group community service project, the entire high school spent an afternoon making blankets for The Joyful Foundation. 




Upcoming Events.......


Saturday, May 9 - Senior Project Presentations 

We invite you to come listen to our 12th grade students speak about the journey of their senior projects and share their reflections of the process. This is an event that affords the community a glimpse of these individuals as they are poised to step out into the world.


Monday, May 11 - High School Take Out Dinner Fundraiser 


WSOC High School

Drive-Thru Take-Out Fundraiser





Tickets available from the 9th grade or the High School front office!


Bring your ticket to the drive-thru pick-up spot in the lower school WSOC parking lot on

Monday, May 11

3:00 - 4:00pm 

Includes: Fresh romaine salad with garlic croutons, penne pasta with marinara sauce and meatballs, and a homemade cookie for dessert. Vegetarian option available.


TAKE-OUT      HEAT      EAT!



Have you seen the design plans?

With over $300,000 already committed, we are now poised and ready to spring the final leg of the race and carry the torch over the finish line in WSOC Community Spirit Style!  We need $93,500 pledged by this June (so that design team knows how much money they have to work with in order to make planning decisions).  But that does not mean all the payments are needed by this June. Installments are gratefully being accepted through June 2017, allowing a family to give over time.  

  1. We have a 25-year lease.  Now is the time!
  2. The funding comes entirely from donations (not tuition).  We will still need the community's support for the operating budget, through Annual Giving, the Gala, and the Move-a-Thon.
  3. GREAT NEWS!Thanks to our outstanding community, through a successful pre-launch and the 2014 Gala bid designated for this project, we have already raised 77% of the needed funding.  It's incredible!  
  4. The final and most important stretch of the race is now at our feet.  We are counting on the community to raise $93,500 to carry this torch across the finish line.  
  5. Financial commitments needed by this June.  Accepting pledges paid in installments through June 2017.  
The Pledge happening over the next 8 weeks is important.  Please visit the website for full details.


We can do this, but not without you!


Learn More:

Questions about the project:  Contact Gina Illes
Questions about funding:  Contact Denise Ogawa


Company of Angels


MOTHER'S DAY is coming...please stop by and pick up something special for the Mother in your life.


Due to popular demand -  ERIC SILVA, who has been a vendor at our May Faire for years, will be here at the store:



JUNE 3rd 

9AM - 3PM


His handmade collection of wearable sculptures made with eco-conscious materials is so incredible - you will not want to miss out!


Blessings and have a wonderful May Faire!



Painting Workshops with Angelika Kolbe

Dates: May 5, May 7, May 8, May 12, May 14, and May 15

Time: 8:30 - -10:30 am

Cost: $20 a session

Location: Big Aftercare trailer 


For more information, see  attached flyer.

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

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

Middle School Soccer Practice: 
M, W, & F 3:00 - 4:15pm Grades 5 & 6 

High School Soccer Practice: 
M 2:00 - 3:30pm

High School Track and Field Club Practice: 
T & W 3:00 - 4:30pm 

High School Surf Club: 
F 6:15 - 7:30am 

High School Sailing Club: 
F 3:15 - 5:45pm 


Friday, May 1

Yearbook order forms are due

Saturday, May 2
May Faire

Monday, May 4
Grade 10 Oceanography Field Trip - Long Beach Aquarium

Tuesday, May 5
All High School Beach Day

Tuesday, May 5
Room Rep Meeting
Handwork Classroom
8:45 am

Wednesday, May 6
Walk Through the Grades
(Gr 3, 5, 7 & HS)
Reservations required
9:00 am

Wednesday, May 6
Grade 10 Parent Evening
7:00 pm

Friday, May 8
Grade 5 Pentathlon
Hosted by Sanderling
Coronado Island

Saturday, May 9

Senior Presentations
Meadows Hall
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Monday, May 11
High School Take Out Dinner Fundrasier
Pre-order required, more info to come
WSOC parking lot
3:00 pm

Monday, May 11
Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 13
Grade 4 Field Trip
Digrado Home
12:40 - 3:00 pm

Saturday, May 16
High School Arts Festival
Eurythmy Hall
4:00 - 6:30 pm

Monday, May 18

5:30 pm

Monday, May 18

Grade 7 Parent Evening
7:00 pm

Thursday, May 21
Spring Concert

Friday, May 22
No School:  In Service

Monday, May 25
No School:  Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 26 - Sunday, May31
Grade 5 & 6 Pilot Cup Tournament

Saturday, May 30
Annual Gala
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


Forms for May are due today!

For Big Aftercare Form, click here.
For Little Aftercare Form, click here.

Calling All Bakers!

The Company of Angels needs help with baking for the rest of the school year.  If you are willing and able, please contact Nona McConville at


Call for Parent Volunteer of the Month nominations!


Do you know a parent in our community who consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty to help make this school such a fantastic place for our children and their families?  Maybe it is your class room representative, who manages to support the teacher, organize events, get everyone on board with scrip, and organize baked goods, all while juggling their own busy lives.  Or perhaps you know a parent who always raises his or her hand first whenever there is a need for someone to take on a special task, like the Gala committee, or Fundraising, or May Faire. 


The Parent Association would like to recognize these individuals with our "Parent Volunteer of the Month" award.  If you would like to nominate someone you know, please fill out the slip in the office and put it in the nomination box, or you can email your candidate's name, and why you think that person should be Parent Volunteer of the Month to 


We will announce our very first award winner in the next newsletter, so get those nominations in soon!




Grade 3 Carrot Harvest

Early Childhood

Spring has sprung! I know you are feeling it as many of you are reporting the experience of your children testing boundaries and the parenting challenges that come with that. A timely opportunity is available.

Miss Barbara is offering a parent education opportunity on Tuesday mornings for all parents in our early childhood program. There is a flyer on our bulletin board. I hope you can take advantage of this.

Another opportunity to be aware of is the early childhood summer camps. Each week is lead by a teacher from our department. The camps are open to children eligible for PreK in the fall and rising Grade 1 children. A flyer with more information will follow.

AFTER MONDAY = $125 (no exceptions)
5 Weeks and Counting folks!
It's time to grab your tickets 

If you haven't turned in your auction item, it's definitely time (see below)
  • 3 ways to purchase tickets:
    • - takes 3 minutes
    • May Faire - see Denise at the Gala booth
    • See Denise tomorrow.  Bring a check.  She'll sign you up.


  • Each family is asked to generate one donation item. We still want it, but PLEASE complete the donation form.  Hard copies in the office. 
Go ahead and get your Gatsby on and invite your friends too.  The Lyon Air Museum is really cool, we're having a buffet, and a 4-hour open bar.  We'd love to host your friends and family at the Gatsby Garden Gala, of course it will be GREAT!  

Summer Camps

The Arts & Learning Conservancy will be offering both Beginning Strings (June 22 - June 26 - entering grade 4 and up) and Intermediate/Advanced Strings (June 29 - July 3 - Ages 10+) summer camps at WSOC. For more information, please click here.

The Arts & Learning Conservancy will be offering Summer Theater Camp (July 6 - July 24 - Ages 9-15).  For more information, please click here.
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