Newsletter for our families and friends
May 28, 2015

GREAT SHOPPING HAPPENING NOW
ATTENDING OR NOT - SUPPORT WSOC THROUGH YOUR BIDDING
Enter "supportive shopper", quantity 1, you're not charged unless you win


2 DAY COUNTDOWN
WE NEED THE FULL COMMUNITY'S BIDDING POWER
THERE ARE FAR TOO MANY AUCTION ITEMS FOR JUST THE ATTENDEES

Every parent, alumni, faculty member, admin team member, and all the cool cats who receive this newsletter should PLACE at least 1 bid.


Bid count:
2 weeks ago:  167 bids
Last week:  600 bids
Today:  1,072
Tomorrow:  Up to you!

$ Bid total hovering at $13,000!  Keep going!


To place a bid if you ARE NOT attending - all you need is a bidder #
  1. Register as a supportive shopper - choose supportive shopper, quantity 1, you do have to enter a credit card, but you pay nothing unless you win an item.
  2. Look for a subsequent email from Denise with your bidder #, you'll receive a text too to log on from your smart phone.
  3. Check out the auction items on-line, and place a bid.
  4. You don't have to be at the event to be the winning bidder.  Shop now through May 30 at 8 PM.  If you're not there, we'll bring it back to the school for you.

To place a bid if you ARE attending and already have your ticket:
  1. You are already registered and should have your bidder #.  Look for the welcome email from Denise, the bidder # is toward the bottom, or look for the text from Greater Giving.  
  2. Check out the auction items on-line, and place a bid.

Check out items with no bids for best values.  Some of them close Friday night.

GET YOUR CHARLESTON ON!
  • CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU JUDGES.  These fine people started bidding and won the opportunity to judge the Charleston contest:  Yvonne Lopez & Joseph Fanarof, Margaret O'Brien (alum parent), Sharon & James Pittenger, Darshi Balasuriya & Brian Cole, Joe & Sonia Parisi, and Rob & Sandy Meadows (alum parents).
  • DANCERS WANTED 
    • Have you always wanted to Charleston, generally strut your stuff, or win a prize?  You're table will hug you for picking up this prize!!!!
    • Whether you're brushing up on your Charleston, or cranking it out for the first time, these simple tutorials can be your guide or your foundation.  The dance floor awaits!  May 30 in Gatsby's Garden, approximately 8 PM.
    • Learn to Charleston
    • Pick up a few moves

 

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2015!

 

The whole community is invited to a heartfelt graduation ceremony in proud and joyful celebration of these wonderful students!

 

Saturday, June 13, 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: 

 

32 colleges and universities

and a collective total of over $850,000 in merit-based scholarship awards.

 

We wish them all well in their next life adventure! The seniors have made the following plans for the upcoming school year:

 

Maisie: New England College, Health Science with a minor in Spanish

Stephanie: Appalachian State University Honors College, Music Therapy

Renee: Chapman University, Business

Julia: Saint Mary's College of California, Undeclared Humanities

Felix: Cal Poly Pomona, Chemistry

River: travel

Ben: UC Santa Cruz, Undeclared Engineering & Information Sciences

Tate: Elms College, Music - Vocal Performance

Keir: UC Berkeley, History

Austin: Orange Coast College

Maya: San Francisco State University, International Relations

Alexis: Orange Coast College

 

IF YOU HAVE NOT PLEDGED, AND YOU ARE NOT COMING TO THE GALA - NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE A GIFT.
We are within $40,000 to being able to complete these plans.  Please make a gift today.  All amounts matter!


COMING FALL 2016
40,000 HOURS OF INSPIRED FREE PLAY



Have you seen the design plans?

With over $360,000 already committed, thanks to some extremely generous and enthusiastic donors -  it is time to run the final leg of the race and carry the torch over the finish line in WSOC Community Spirit Style!  

 

We need roughly $40,000 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, the 2014 Gala bid designated for this project, and several generous gifts and pledges since the launch, we have already raised 90% of the needed funding.  It's incredible!    Come on folks, it's time to make your gift.
  4. The final and most important stretch of the race is now at our feet.  We are counting on the community to raise the remaining $40,000 to carry this torch across the finish line.  
  5. Financial commitments needed before the last day of school.  Accepting pledges paid in installments through June 2017.  
The Pledge happening over the next 2 weeks is important.  Please visit the website for full details.

 

We can do this, but not without you!

 

Learn More:  www.waldorfschool.com/playground/


Questions about the project:  Contact Gina Illes
Questions about funding:  Contact Denise Ogawa (next week please)


GRADE 4 PLAY

The fourth grade class recently performed Thor Triumphant by Eugene Schwartz.  Having rehearsed and played for over a month, the class was exuberant in their performance and eager to share all their hard work.  Uniquely this year, the students took a larger role in finding and creating their costumes, which led to some very creative and effective costume pieces.  As with all plays, this play brought the class together in community, shared humor and shared hard work and discipline.  As with all elements of our curriculum, every child participates in every aspect of the day, leading to moments of triumph and struggle for all.  In what better way is there an opportunity to learn compassion and understanding for others?



 

COMPANY OF ANGELS

 

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

          

ERIC SILVA

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!

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

June 1st - June 12th- 20% off MOST items

Summer Store Hours:  Wednesdays Only - 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

 

Blessings,

 

The Angels

 
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

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 29

Aftercare forms are due 

 

Saturday, May 30

Annual Gala

Lyon Air Museum

5:30 11:30 pm

Advanced ticketing required

 

Monday, June 1 - Tuesday, June 9

Grade 8 Class Trip

Washington State

 

Tuesday, June 2

Grade 7 Field Trip

Catalina

 

Wednesday, June 3

Eric Silva Jewelry Sale

Company of Angels

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

Wednesday, June 3

Grade 6 Field Trip

Beach 

10:00 am - 2:50 pm

 

Wednesday, June 3

Grade 5 Play

Eurythmy Hall

6:00 pm

 

Thursday, June 4

Grades 4-6 Strings

Mastercard Parties

 

Saturday, June 6

High School Prom

 

Monday, June 8

Board Meeting

 

Tuesday, June 9

Grade 5 Field Trip

Japanese Field Trip
Temple & restaurant
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wednesday, June 10
Playgroup Open House
1000 - 11:00 am

Wednesday, June 10
Grade 1 Play
Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk (no photography)
6:00 pm

Thursday, June 11
Grade 8 Field Trip
9:30 am
OC Great Park & Carr Family Home

Thursday, June 11

Last Day of School for Early Childhood

 

Friday, June 12

Last Day of School

12:00 pm Early Dismissal

 

Friday, June 12

Grade 8 Promotion

6:00 pm

 

Saturday, June 13

Grade 12 Graduation

2:00 pm

All invited

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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

EARLY CHILDHOOD

The Early Childhood Department is taking applications for a class assistant. Must have at least six credits in Early Childhood education.  Letters of interest can be left at the front office attention Miss Barbara.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR


 

Denise Ogawa, our Development Director, will be stepping down from her position this summer.  We cannot thank her enough for her constant service to the school over many years, from volunteer Board member to early childhood to administration, she has been a perfect example of a committed and caring community member and a dedicated employee.

 

The Development Mandate Group, along with the Board of Trustees, has spent some time revisiting the development and fundraising functions of our school, and, after careful thought, have created the new position of Community Development Director.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click here for an application package, or see Erica in the front office.


 


AFTERCARE

Forms for June are due Friday, May 29.

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


IN-SERVICE DAY

Friday, May 23, during our in-service day, there were meetings and brainstorming and much was accomplished.  One of the important reasons for these in-service days is to take a breath and come together as a group and reconnect.  This past Friday we did this by sharing an artistic endeavor called 'Social Painting'. Faculty and administrative staff met in the 7

th grade classroom and were broken into 7 groups of 5-6 each.  Every group started at a table with one fresh white paper, paint brushes and paints.  We all then painted on the paper, no talking and no guidelines, just painting. Then after a designated amount of time we rotated to the next table and so on.  In the end we all had put our mark on each painting in the room.  Here is a sample of one.

 

 

ADMIN REVIEW

 

Following up on our news of the administrative review we would like to share with you the letter from AdminServices that was sent after the initial visit.  The list of discrete recommendations provided by Claus Sproll will be reviewed and prioritized over the summer by a committee of 2 College members,  2 Board members and 2 Admin members. It will then be brought to the College of Teachers/Board of Trustees joint meeting in August where a strategic plan will be put in place to implement the recommendations.  We will continue to keep you updated on the progress.

 


SUMMER CAMPS

Strings 
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.

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

Felt and Craft
Mermaid Kingdoms, Fairy Tale playscapes, Toadstool Cottage Night Light, finger puppet Gnomes and more! Come join Jzin Teng of Castle of Costa Mesa and learn how to felt, make small dolls and playscapes this summer. Pick one, or more, of the following 4 themed weeks! These 5 day long workshops (9am-12:30pm Monday-Friday) are for Adults and Children ages 7+. Register in the front office. $250 registration fee per week, payable by check to Jzin Teng ($200+$50 supplies fees).
 
For more information, you can view the flyer, or visit the website.

 

RAFFLE TICKETS

 Complete Knitted Village Project

 

100% proceeds benefit WSOC

Last chance to buy tickets on-line is Friday night.

Come Saturday, tickets are available only at event.

 

 

 Knitted Village and Garden

It's DONE!!!!  And it's amazing. See the curbside sales team or get your tickets on line. by Friday night.

 

 

 

 

 

Hand-Knit Blanket

Hand-Knit Blanket

Created by WSOC's own Renuka Sharma, Kim Eijpen, Lorri Whitney, Arieta Bizaro, and Michaela Heller

 

Stunning!

 

Get your tickets from the curbside sales team or here through Friday at midnight.

 

Pricing for both items:

1 chance for $20

2 chances for $35

3 chances for $50

4 chances for $65

5 chances for $75

 

 

 

 

Curbside - You can mix and match your entries in-person. Example:  Buy 5 tickets total - put 2 in for the knitted village and 3 in the blanket.  

 

On-line - you cannot mix and match.

 

Drawing will be held at Gatsby Garden Gala, May 30.  Need not be present to win.  Being present does not increase your odds of winning.  Your odds of winning depend only upon the total number of entries received.

 

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