Committees

Most of the Governing Council's work is accomplished in standing and ad-hoc committees. As members of our school community, you do not need to be elected members of the Governing Council in order to participate as committee co-chairs and/or members. We invite you to read more about our Governing Council committees using the menu links to the left to see where you can lend your energy, ideas and expertise.

Committees are co-chaired by at least one parent and one teacher or staff member. You can volunteer to chair a committee by contacting the current chair or Governing Council President at the beginning of each school year. The process of selecting parent chairs is informal and led by the current committee chairs, based on expressed individual interest and experience with the committee, then ratified by the Governing Council.  A great way to start is by joining a committee, which you can do by contacting a committee chair (see each left sidebar). You can also use the online volunteer form to express interest in helping committees.

Committee meetings are announced by emails and via the website calendar.  Committees meet on campus, and some chairs also arrange teleconferences for those not able to be on site.

Please join us in working on committees to ensure that all of our students receive the highest quality educational experience possible.

There’s a committee that needs YOU!

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September 20th: Open Hearts Meeting (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Sep 12 (last updated Sep 12)

Open Hearts, our school's community service club, will meet on Friday, September 20th at 12:15 p.m. (during lunch) in the Auditorium. At this meeting, Open Hearts students will create postcards to be mailed to students at Hillside Elementary and Tom Lea Elementary -- schools in El Paso, Texas.  

Join Us in Supporting the LAX Food Pantry (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Sep 11 (last updated Sep 11)

The Breakfast in Class program has food leftover every day.  Last year, when Open School student Luiza F. of Purple Cluster realized that these uneaten servings were going to waste, she worked with her mom Julie, to get approval for our school to donate the leftovers to the LAX Food Pantry, a food bank in Inglewood that gives to the needy.  

Sign Up to Volunteer - So Many Ways to Help (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Sep 10 (last updated Sep 11)

It just takes a few minutes to show us how you'd like to help out at Open School!

Interested in joining a committee?  Have a special skill in art, music, cooking, or computer skills?  Want to help out with fundraising events?

We need it!  And we so much appreciate your efforts. It indeed takes a village...

Start getting involved by filling out the Online Volunteer Form, where Open School families can indicate their interests and unique skills.

September 20th: Open Hearts Meeting (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Sep 4 (last updated Sep 4)

Open Hearts, our school's community service club, is having our FIRST meeting is on Friday, September 20th at lunch in the Auditorium at 12:15 p.m. Students have time to eat lunch outside before coming to the Auditorium at 12:15 p.m.  

Thank You Sibyl Wickershiemer! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Aug 29 (last updated Aug 29)

Winner of the Mural Contest! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Feb 21 (last updated Feb 21)

Congratulations to Beatrice T. for winning the Open School Mural Contest! 

Open School students voted to select Beatrice's painting from five finalists who were announced last week.  Beatrice's beautiful outer space themed painting says "courage to explore the universe and beyond".  

How to Stay Informed: MailChimp, Yahoo Group, Website (Article)

Submitted by Mark Fischer on Aug 20 (last updated Jan 22)

Over the last couple of years, our Communication Committee has been steadily working to improve home-school communication.  We have three ways of keeping you informed:

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Please note: there is no eating inside the auditorium.  Students are asked to eat outside and then come in for the meeting after eating.

Fri 9/20 12:15 pm

Please note: there is no eating inside the auditorium.  Students are asked to eat outside and then come in for the meeting after eating.

Fri 10/18 12:15 pm

Please note: there is no eating inside the auditorium.  Students are asked to eat outside and then come in for the meeting after eating.

Fri 11/15 12:15 pm

Please note: there is no eating inside the auditorium.  Students are asked to eat outside and then come in for the meeting after eating.

Fri 12/13 12:15 pm