Newsletter for our families and friends 
October 29, 2015



WSOC high school is the flowering of the Waldorf educational journey that, for many of us, began in Pre-K.  Come see the Waldorf High School in action by participating in an immersive two-day experience: The High School Walk Through the Grades and the High School Open House. What makes a Waldorf high school different? How do we prepare our students for college and university? Join us to learn more about the many benefits of our high school, and to gain a deeper understanding of how WSOC supports our children as they blossom into young adults, ready to meet the world. We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, November 13, 9-10:30 a.m.: Walk Through the High School. 
Parents only.

Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.: High School Open House. 
For students and parents to meet the faculty and share an interactive experience.
 
Participation is by reservation only. Events are meant to be experienced in tandem. To RSVP, please visit  https://www.waldorfschool.com/admissions-calendar.  For more information, click here for flyer.
  
GRANDPARENTS DAY
 

Friday November 20th 
Performances at 9:00 and 11:00
Open House 10:30 -11:30 am 

Guests should make reservations here: https://www.waldorfschool.com/community/grandparents-day
 

PARENT EDUCATION

Join WSOC Pre-K teacher Miss Barbara for this six-part series, exploring how to provide a nurturing, rhythmic home life.

Support for the Parenting Journey
Wednesdays, October 7 - November 11
9:15 - 10:30 am

Please click here for more information.

HIGH SCHOOL


Halloween Costume Drive 

Today is the last day to donate to the High School Student Council sponsored Halloween costume drive to benefit the residents of the Costa Mesa Motor Inn.  

Bring your donations to the drop boxes located in the High School and Grades offices. 


High School Fundraiser Take-Out Dinner


  Monday, November 9
  3:00-4:00 pm
  Drive -thru in lower school parking lot

  Tickets are $10 each
  Available through 9th grade students or 
in the high school office (cfrisby@waldorfschool.com)

Please click here for more information


HS Boy's Flag Football Stats
 
October 1 vs. Gateway (L 6-7)
October 8 vs. Family Life (W 22-12)
October 15 vs. Emerson (W 34-0)
October 22 vs. Carson (L 14-18)

HS Boy's Flag Football Schedule
 
November 5 vs. Gateway (Apollo Park, Downey, CA)
November 9 Playoffs (TBD)

GRADE 8 HOLIDAY GREENS


Just a little reminder that order forms for holiday greens are due on Tuesday, November 3rd.  Please turn them into your class teacher or to the front office.

Thank you for supporting our 8th grade trip to Alaska,
The Class of 2020

 
CALLING ALL ELVES



We will be needing all elves hands on deck for our upcoming Elves Workshop for Winter Festival 2015. Last year we ran out of little treasures really early. 

If you can help craft goodies for our magical event, please pick up a craft bag at the Company of Angels.


Upcoming Events and
Class Parent Meetings
HS Japanese Club
Wednesdays
3:10 - 4:30 pm
Grade 6 Classroom

HS Flag Football Practice
Grades 9-12
Mondays 3:00 - 5:00
Fridays 1:15-3:15
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Friday, October 30
Middle School Dance
Eurythmy Hall
6:00 pm

Sunday, November 1
Welcome Potluck for Mexicali Exchange Students - Grade 10
Eurythmy Hall
4:00 pm

Monday, November 2
Grade 5 Parent Evening
Childcare will be provided
Classroom
6:00 pm

Monday, November 2
Grade 1 Parent Study Group
Classroom
7:00 - 7:45 pm

Wednesday, November 4-Friday, November 6
Grade 4 Field Trip  
Lazy W Ranch

Friday, November 6
Grade 12 Field Trip -Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum
10:45 am - 1:15 pm
 
College of Teachers
Catherine Averett
Christiane Bohr
Eden Boric
Jenell Carlson
Brad Holm
Andrea Hubert 
Masami Inoue
Lisa Masterson
Angie Meier
Robin Thiess
Brooke Trudeau
Deb Waring (Chair)
Board of Trustees
Russ Bermejo
David Burnett (Chair)
Chris DeRosa
Joe DeMichele
Angie Meier (College Rep)
Leslie Morrison
Colin Severn
Olivia Slutzky
David Tabone
Abril Turner
Deb Waring (College Rep)
Wende Zomnir

Administrative Rotation:
Carolyn Gregg 
Gina Illes
Kim Sava
Linda Timmons
Parent Association Leadership Chairs
Rachel Hulan
Olivia Slutzky
Jamie Stahl
Lorri Whitney
CONGRATS MS. WONDERCHECK

Debora Wondercheck was nominated and awarded  "California's Strongest People you Can Bank On" presented by Farmers & Merchants Bank.

This was in honor of "her selflessness, vision, and courage in touching the lives of thousands, using the arts as a pathway to a better tomorrow for our youth". Debora's organization, the Arts & Learning Conservatory,  provides after school music and Arts classes to over 27 schools here in Orange County and performs for audiences of 10,000 annually. Congratulations Debora for serving Orange County with the gift of music.

CAMPUS BEAUTIFICATION

Roll up your sleeves for a 
Campus Beautification WORK DAY!

Saturday, November 14
8:30 - 11:30 am
You are invited to roll up your sleeves with members of the Campus Beautification Committee as we spruce up our campus for fall.  We will plant, prune, weed, water, sand and stain, among other things!  Volunteers will be met with a light breakfast snack and given well-defined and specific tasks to ensure an efficient and effective half day of improvement to our campus.  Come share in the satisfaction of some light manual labor and enjoy the results every time you return to campus!  Please contact the parent association (parentassociation@waldorfschool.com) to be included in the official planning for this rewarding event.  Last minute drop-ins are also welcome (bring your gloves and gardening tools)!  

AFTERCARE
Last chance to turn in aftercare forms for November!  

Please email completed forms to thutchins@waldorfschool.com or eruvalcaba@waldorfschool.com. 


Looking for Used Books!!

Aftercare is asking for gently used books to fill our bookshelf. Chapter books, book series, picture books, and children's stories would be appreciated. There will be a container on the ramp for book deposits, October 5 - November 16. 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

We are looking for a Communications Coordinator. This person would be responsible for creating clear and insightful written communications pieces for the school to both our internal audience and prospective families. Additionally, this person would assist the Community Development Director in the production of school events and/or fundraising campaigns . Find more information here,https://www.waldorfschool.com/about/employment .  Deadline to apply is November 13, 2015.

Waldorf School of Orange County
http://www.waldorfschool.com
2350 Canyon Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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