Newsletter for our families and friends 
December 17, 2015



Advent season invites us to sit down, breathe in and reflect.  To find the light within that will warm us even on Winter's coldest nights. Thank you for sharing your light with us, our beautiful community. You are our greatest gifts. We wish you all a wonderful holiday season!
With Love,
WSOC Faculty & Staff
 
Early Dismissal Friday 
Early Childhood 11:45am
Lower School 12:00pm 
High School 1:30pm

Winter Break December 21- January 1
School resumes January 4, 2016 

8TH GRADE PLAY - TONIGHT!

Last chance to catch the 8th Grade Play - "Meet Me in St. Louis".  

Tonight!
Thursday, December 17
6:30 pm
Eurythmy Hall



PARENT VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

The Parent Association would like to recognize the wonderful volunteer spirit of  Josh Boyle, our December Parent Volunteer of the Month!
 
Josh Boyle is the father of Lauren in 2nd.  Whenever there is a need for a volunteer, Josh seems to magically appear.  Whether it is as class room rep, Winter Festival organizer, procurer of a foosball table for the aftercare trailer, keeping the garden at Company of Angels watered, or what seems like a hundred other things, Josh is always there to help.  He even rolls up his sleeves to assist if another parent is ill and can't keep up with their own volunteer commitments.  Last year's WSOC Brewery Knit Night is just another way Josh has brought his fun and positive spirit to our school community. 
 
Many thanks from the Parent Association to Josh Boyle for all that he does!
 
We would also like to recognize the amazing volunteer efforts of Laura Zeni, Jennifer Clapp, and Sonia Parisi, as well as all the other wonderful parents who put in so much time for our school and the students.
 
If you know an outstanding parent volunteer that you would like to see recognized, please let the Parent Association know by submitting their name in the Parent Volunteer of the Month nomination box located in the front office. Students are also welcome to nominate parent volunteers - just not their own of course!
 

WINTERFEST REIMBURSEMENTS

Reimbursement requests for Winterfest are due tomorrow, Friday December 18.

Upcoming Events and
Class Parent Meetings

HS Japanese Club
Wednesdays
3:10 - 4:30 pm
Grade 6 Classroom

HS Boy's Basketball Practice
Monday 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Friday 1:15 - 3:15 pm

HS Girl's Basketball Practice
Friday 1:15 - 3:00 pm
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Thursday, December 17
  
Grade 8 Play
Eurythmy Hall
6:30 pm 

Friday, December 18
Aftercare forms are due

Friday, December 18
Reimbursement Requests for Winterfest are due

Friday, December 18
Early Dismissal
12:00 pm 

Friday, December 18
HS Posadas Party & Alumni Event
High School
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Monday, December 21 - Friday, January 1
Winter Break - No School

Thursday, January 6
Early Childhood Application Deadline

Friday, January 6
College Night - Gr. 6-12
Meadows Hall
7:00 pm - 8:30 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
David Burnett (Chair)
Chris DeRosa
Joe DeMichele
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
PBE REMINDER / SB 277

Final PBE Reminder for Compliance with SB 277
 
A final reminder to turn in a Personal Beliefs Exemption form if your child is not completely immunized. A student who has filed a valid personal beliefs exemption letter or affidavit prior to January 1, 2016 will be admitted unconditionally until grade 7, when the PBE will no longer be valid.
 
If you have any questions, please contact our Registrar, Gina Garrison ggarrison@waldorfschool.com
 
PARENT EDUCATION

Understanding the Do's and Don'ts with Your Teen

How to keep the communication channel open.  

A five-week course with Clare Knauss LPCC (I) and Nola Casserly MFT.

When:  Wednesdays - January 13 - February 10, 2016
Cost:    $200

For more details, please see the attached flyer.

ANNUAL GIVING

We are making great strides with Annual Giving! Thank you for all that have made your gift. It's not too late to get your gift in before the end of the year. Drop off your gift in the front office or make it online: waldorfschool.com/annual-giving
 
Congratulations to these classes for taking the lead:
 
Ms. Catherine (Pre-K)
Grade 1
Grade 12
Ms. Holly
Grade 7

HIGH SCHOOL
Photo following Girl's Preseason Scrimmage Game against Arroyo Grande

HS Boy's Basketball Team Schedule
Thursdays:
     1/7 - WSOC vs. Arroyo (4-5pm)
     1/14 - WSOC vs. Carson (3-4pm)
     1/21 - Maywood vs. WSOC (4-5pm)
     1/28 - Gateway vs. WSOC (3-4pm)
     2/4 - ACA vs. WSOC (4-5pm)
     2/11 - Playoff Games

HS Girl's Basketball Team Schedule
Tuesdays:
     1/19 - WSOC vs. Carson (3-4pm)
     1/26 - WSOC vs. Arroyo (4-5pm)
     2/2 - ACA vs. WSOC (3-4pm)
     2/9 - WSOC vs. Pasadena Waldorf (4-5pm)

A Christmas Wish
Our growing high school is in need of a bigger refrigerator for the student canteen.  If you are planning to get a new one we'd be happy to take your old one!  It cannot be wider than 32 inches but there are no height restrictions. Thank you!

AFTERCARE
January aftercare forms are due tomorrow - Friday December 18th!


WINTERFEST
 
   
 


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Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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