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May 12, 2016
Hello Waldorf Families!

It's 007 in Monte Carlo Gala & Auction time next Saturday, May 21st at 5:30 p.m.! If you haven't bought your tickets, you still have time! Come see Carolyn Gregg or pay online at http://wsoc16.auction-bid.org/micro2.php . Carolyn can help you find the perfect seat at the perfect table. We will soon finalize seating and table arrangements, and we are almost sold out, so ACT QUICKLY!

We have so many Buy it Now items! Start bidding HERE. Some of these will close out prior to the auction. Go to our auction site today, tell your friends and family to go online too and bid bid bid! We have Urban Decay makeup, lots of incredible local trips, a Swurfer swing, trips to Disneyland and Magic Mountain, exclusive wines, DoTerra products, gorgeous handmade toys and clothing, and much more! Our raffle items feature two breathtaking playscapes and a jeans rug handmade by WSOC community members. And our live auction is loaded with offerings ranging from an offroad Jeep adventure with Bond Gilmer to a luxurious Mexican villa to tickets to the musical "Hamilton" (just nominated for 16 Tony Awards) in NYC- did I mention you also get dinner with featured cast members? It's going to be a fun night! Please join us and start shopping our silent auction today.
Swurfer swing

Need help? Just ask Carolyn Gregg, our Community Development  Director. Contact Alyssa Hamilton with auction item questions. Thank you!

UD Gwen Stefani basket
Handmade felted mobile

One of our incredible playscapes, $10 tickets available in our Raffle section- 5 tickets for $40! Winner will be drawn at the Gala.

"Hamilton" the musical
Casa Piazza in Manzanillo, Mexico

Please scroll down to check out the great things happening in our community, such as our annual Spring Concert... and - it's time to sign up for summer camps! We have lots of choices for you below.


Alyssa Hamilton
WSOC Communications Coordinator


Many thanks to our dedicated May Faire committe: Olivia Slutzky, Diana Tabone, and Yasmine Mason, as well as cake walk coordinator and crafter extraordinaire Kathy Christian, Johana Baird, Christie Hall and our faculty, room reps, vendors, families and parent volunteers for making May Faire 2016 an event to remember! We went from torrential rains and soaked and shivering volunteers on Friday to perfect sunny skies on Saturday. It was a truly lovely day.


We are proud to announce our new First Grade teacher!


We are thrilled to officially announce that Holly Richards is our new 2016 Grade 1 teacher. Holly discovered Waldorf Education in 1995 when it was her dream to open an activity-based school. Her subsequent Waldorf training led to her leadership in our Early Childhood program. Throughout these past 20 years, Holly had often experienced the desire to take a class through the grades and this year, she says, the draw also came from the children themselves.

Welcome to Grade 1 Miss Holly!

High School Arts Festival

WSOC's annual High School Arts Festival on Friday, April 29th featured an evening of visual and performing arts created and performed by high school students. 

This included fine art (watercolor paintings, portraits, mandalas), poetry, architectural models, textile arts (clothing), wood and metal working (copper bowls, brass singing bowls, wooden masks and sculptures), film festival shorts, and choir, band, piano and chamber orchestra performances.

Important Information about our Spring Concert

You are invited to WSOC's
 May 26, 2016 at 7 pm
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 

Our annual concert showcases grades 4-8 in choir, orchestra and winds. Our performance will take place at St. Andrews Church, which is also a vessel for sacred celebrations. Thank you for making yourself familiar with our expectations for how we will conduct ourselves in this environment.  
  • Prior to the concert, parents will bring students to the sanctuary but will wait outside the venue, entering the hall 15 minutes before the performance.
  • Children not performing in the concert will sit with their parents and be supervised at all times (this includes the balcony). Noisy children are to be taken out of the concert hall or sanctuary.
  • No running, shouting, lying down on pews, chairs, playing on stage, or food allowed.
  • Please refrain from allowing children to play with papers and pencils in the pews, or to mistreat hymnals and bibles.  
  • Strings/wind students will sit with their class both before and after their performance and will be released to their parents only at the end of the concert.
Thank you for respecting the space we are in. The concert will be truly wonderful!

Foundation Studies Fall 2016: 
Sign up now!

Have you ever said, I wish I was the one going through Waldorf Education! Or perhaps you would like to learn more about why Waldorf teachers bring subjects to their  students in a particular way. With Foundation Studies, you can! Waldorf School of Orange County's two-year program enables participants to experience many of the subjects their child learns, including a study of great literary works such as Parzival, form drawing, wet-on-wet watercolor, projective geometry and more. Additionally, courses include Child Development and the Basics of Waldorf Education, a Biography Workshop, and other fundamentals of Waldorf Education.
The program, which began in 2009, is directed by Chris Bennett, who joined the faculty of WSOC in September 2009 and is the former director of Kula Makua Adult Waldorf Education in Honolulu, and was an instructor at the London Waldorf Teacher Training Seminar (UK) for many years before that. Faculty members from WSOC support the program, as do several guest teachers from the wider Anthroposophical movement.
This two-year, part-time study is offered from September, 2016 to June, 2018. Tuition is $2,500 per year. Monthly payment option is available (September-June). Please click here for brochure and registering instructions.
Grade 6 Death Valley Field Trip

The 6th Grade recently went to Death Valley for a 3 night camping trip. This incredible National Park lends itself to the most amazing stargazing and is a showcase of interesting and varied geological formations. To add to the excitement of an "al fresco" overnight trip, we were greeted by high winds, rain, and a thunderstorm on the first night! Students and chaperones rallied to hold down and secure tents and by the early morning hours all was quiet and peaceful again. 

Pleasant temperatures allowed us to explore the salt flats, canyons and local mountain ranges, and despite some cloud cover at night we could still appreciate the beauty of the moon and the constellations overhead. Our visit to Death Valley tied in beautifully with our Astronomy and Mineralogy blocks this year and we experienced just the right amount of adventure to make it the best kind of memorable trip!

--Andrea Hubert, Grade 6 Teacher

Happening around campus
Grade 1 proudly display their pouches created in handwork, the product of much toiling and dedication.
Miss Catherine's Pre-K singlehandedly and independently dislodged and hauled a six foot sycamore branch all the way from Green Park back to their classroom!  After the branch played the starring role in many games, everyone worked to carry it back, and the log now has a special place of honor in their classroom. A true feat of will and teamwork!
WSOC High School students recently enjoyed some Newport Beach sailing time - sailing is one of many PE electives in the high school curriculum
The Company of Angels

Oh my gosh....May Faire...check...last day of school almost here!  Yikes?!

The store welcomes '2' new vendors and I am quite excited about these items:

Hand made in Mammoth Lakes using the finest organic & all natural products...
We have a variety of natural deodorant (ask Nona, she loves it!), body whipped lotion,
lip balm, foot balm, body sugar scrub and a lovely face oil.

Enjoy your coffee, love your smile, & cut our planet a break.  Silicone, safe for hot liquids, oval shape fits travel cup lids, reusable, dishwasher friendly and BPA Free.  Helps protect your teeth from coffee stains.  Yippee!

The store will be open during the summer - WEDNESDAYS ONLY from 8:30-2:30. The Scrip Office will also be available.

STOREWIDE 20% OFF SALE - Monday, JUNE 6 - JUNE 17 plus additional discounts on certain items.

PLEASE shop local...shop your store in order for The Company of Angels to continue on...we are 25 years currently and going into our 26th year.  Thank you.

The Angels

(949) 574-7735

News from Scrip!

These wonderful WSOC families and local vendors are a generous part of our scrip program. Please note the following list of merchants that we are fortunate to have helping us to meet our scrip obligations:

99 Ranch Market
Active Culture
Eat Chow
Fermentation Farm
Irvine Ranch Market
Kean Coffee
Tokyo Market
Mother's Market
Parzival Plumbing
Seabirds Kitchen
Wahoo's Fish Tacos
Z- Pizza (4 Locations Only)

We welcome any other families who own businesses that would like to participate in the Scrip program! Please see Pam in The Company of Angels or email her at
Employment Opportunities

Early Childhood Assistant
Needed for the fall of 2016 but also for current substitution list. Beginning in the 2016 school year this will be a 27 hours and 5 days a week position. The candidate must have at least 6 but preferably 12 ECE credits; Waldorf and or EC experienced preferred.

Please submit your resume to: lmasterson@waldorfschool.com

Morning Gathering with the Board, College, and Administrative Staff

Please join us for our final Morning Gathering with Board, College, and Administration members. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get to know members of these three vital components of our school.
Thursday, May 19th 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
The Gathering takes place outside of Company of Angels. We hope to see you then!
High school co-ed soccer

5/19/2016 (WSOC HOME GAME) -  WSOC vs Arroyo at 3:00 pm

Upcoming events and parent evenings at-a-glance
Click here for school calendar

Friday-Saturday, May 13-14  Adult Education  
Friday, May 13  Grade 5 Pentathlon
Monday, May 16  Miss Holly Parent Evening
Monday, May 16  Grade 1 Parent Evening
Tuesday, May 17  Adult Education
Tuesday, May 17- Friday, May 20- Grade 7 Catalina trip
Wednesday, May 18  Grade 4 Field Trip LA Zoo and Travel Museum
Thursday, May 19  Morning Gathering with Admin, Faculty and Board Members
Saturday, May 21  007 in Monte Carlo Gala & Auction at Crevier Classic Cars
Saturday, May 21 High School Garage Sale on campus
Monday, May 23 Grade 8 Parent Evening
Tuesday, May 24  DOMG
Wednesday, May 25  Walk Through the Grades
Wednesday, May 25 Miss Barbara Parent Evening
Thursday, May 26 Spring Concert at St. Andrews

The high school is now accepting your gently used items for their fundraising efforts- nothing is too big or too small! Call 949-574-7754 with any questions.
The pod is now ready to house your bigger donations!
Community News
BLUEBIRD BABIES! We have several hatchlings in the bluebird box on the upper grades side of campus. This is incredible news!

Tomas Dardis in the 8th grade will be monitoring the nest box activity for the So Cal Bluebird Club. If you would like to see the nestlings and learn how Waldorf is helping the local bird population, please ask Miss Beka or Tomas directly. He would be happy to show you.


Children's Summer Craft Camp
Location: WSOC...the garden outside COA
June 27th/28/29/30/July1
July 11th/12/13/14/15
Aug 8th/9/10/11/12
Time: 9:30 to 1:30
Age group: grades rising 2nd to 6th
Fee: $250 supplies included
Sample of Crafts:
Wet felting
Dry felting
Japanese marbling
Peg weaving
Dyeing yarn
For more info contact Christine @ newellchristine8@gmail.com
Class size limited to 10 children per week


June 27- August 12, 2016
Summer funCamp
Sports, crafts, games, and salty beaches!
Waldorf School- Big Aftercare trailer
2350 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
If you have any questions please feel free to send us an email:
Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ages: Rising 3rd graders to 6th grade
  • We will leave campus every day promptly at 10:00 a.m. and will return at 2:30 p.m. for pick-up at 3:00
  • Snacks will be provided
  • Children must bring their own lunches
  • We will be going to the beach on Fridays proper attire is required.
*The school will be undergoing renovation so Big Aftercare will be primarily a drop off and pick up location. Most of the activities will be off-campus and in the outdoors.
*Maximum of 25 kids (friends and neighbors welcome!)
*Weeks with less than 8 children attending will be cancelled.
Weekly price is $225 per child and will be paid directly to the school.
Prorated amount is $175 for 3- day attendance.
Payments must be made upfront and in full by June 20.
Week 1
June 27-1
Week 2
July 11-15
Week 3
July 18-22
Week 4
July 25-29
Week 5
Aug 1-5
Week 6
Aug 8-12


College of Teachers
Catherine Averett
Christiane Bohr
Eden Boric
Jenell Carlson
Andrea Hubert
Lisa Masterson
Angie Meier
Holly Richards
Robin Theiss
Deb Waring (Chair)
Board of Trustees
David Burnett (Chair)
Chris DeRosa
Joe DeMichele
Leslie Morrison
Colin Severn
Olivia Slutzky
Abril Turner
Deb Waring (College Rep)
Wende Zomnir
Adminstrative Rotation:
Carolyn Gregg
Gina Illes
Kim Capristo
Linda Timmons 
Parent Association Leadership Chairs
Rachel Hulan
Olivia Slutzky
Lorri Whitney


Waldorf School of Orange County | 2350 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa CA 92627 | 949-574-7775 | ahamilton@waldorfschool.com|  www.waldorfschool.com
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