Four-day fundraising campaign raised $97,953. As children’s charities across the country continue to be severely impacted by COVID-19, Festival of Children Foundation, a Costa Mesa-based, national non-profit that supports and serves more than 480 U.S. children’s charities.

A now familiar tiled-grid of faces greets parents and students alike, during Gisler Elementary’s zoom End-of- Year Performance. Each child in turn fills the screen and they have our undivided attention. A canned applause lights up their faces as they finish their song. They did it! The beginning of the COVID crisis was a time …

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When Jocelyn started Pacific Chorale Academy as a fourth grader, she was shy, introverted, and could hardly be heard when she spoke. But she loved to sing, and her smile shone through during rehearsals as she became a stronger and braver singer. Two years later, Jocelyn was a leader in her section and was singing …

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The last several months have presented us all with many upheavals and challenges – social, financial, emotional; the physical time away from our Waldorf family. It also has brought some surprising silver linings: an ancestral call to bread baking (store shelves emptied of yeast and flour…who would have guessed?); a new form of Victory Garden …

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Together, Apart: How Waldorf School of Orange County Keeps its Roots Intact During Distance Learning In the last few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has been publicized as a contradiction in terms: it’s a tragedy, it’s an opportunity; it’s a portal to the vision of a new world, it’s a bottomless hole of deep despair. Working …

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