Friends of Open School Events

Each year we have a range of fundraising events that not only raise money and foster a tight-knit community of families. Please choose some events to volunteer for, help plan, or contribute to. Let us know how you would like to help by sending an email to a Friends member, leaving a note in the front office, or attending a meeting.

Our top fundraisers:

Annual Giving – The majority of fund raised each year comes from direct donations. Any amount helps.

The Open School Campout – Campout under the stars at Open School. This is a great way to meet new friends.

Square One Art – In the fall, your child will create an artwork which can be placed on many different items like mugs and tshirts. These make great gifts for family and friends for the Holidays.

Fall Family Festival – This is one of the children’s favorite fundraisers! A full day of games, food and fun right here on our own school campus.

LAX Coastal Education Foundation's Rock Roll & Run – Pledge and run! Several other school share in the proceeds from this massive 5k run. The more people Open School can get to run, the more money we can make.

Online Auction – In the spring, bid online for camps, restaurant gift certificates, travel and many other items. A percentage of your bid goest to support the school.

Live Auction and Gala – Every spring we hold an auction, dinner, and dancing.

Jog-a-thon – The kids raise pledges and then run the track at school. This is what we call a FUNdraiser!

Shopping – Amazon, Ralphs, and Oliver's Lables donate a percentage of your purchases to the school. All you have to do is sign-up and shop.

We have other fundraisers planned for this year, if you are interested in helping please contact friendsatopencharter.org.

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Annual Giving Progress Report (Spoiler Alert: We Need You!) (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Sep 11 (last updated Sep 12)

We extend our deep and sincere thanks to all who donated in the first few weeks of school. Unfortunately, we have seen only 70% of the number of donors this year as we did at the same point last school year.

Fall Family Festival and Haunted House Planning Meeting (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Sep 10 (last updated Sep 12)

Love Halloween and festivals with prizes?  Handy with building materials?  

We would love to have your energy as we prepare for one of our biggest community events - the Fall Family Festival and the Haunted House!

The Fall Family Festival Plannining Committee will meet Wednesday, September 18th from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in Teacher's Lounge. 

Open School Annual Campout is Almost Here! (Announcement)

Submitted by Friends on Sep 6 (last updated Sep 10)

Hello Open School Families,

Come join us at the 6th Annual Campout - from September 21 at 3pm until September 22 at 11am - held right on our beautiful campus.

Sign Up to Help With The Campout! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Sep 4 (last updated Sep 5)

Our annual Campout is right around the corner on the weekend of September 21st!  This flyer has all the details!

Register here today, before prices go up on September 17th.

Register and Sign Up to Help with The Campout! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Aug 22 (last updated Sep 4)

Our annual Campout  - from September 21st at 3 p.m. to September 22nd at 11 a.m. - promises to be as much fun as all the others!  If you’re one of the few families that haven’t participated yet, please don’t miss it again.  Register here today! Prices go up by $10 on September 17th.

Thank You for a Fun Movie & Pizza Night! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Nov 14 (last updated Nov 14)

Thank you to everyone who came out last Friday for a fun and successful Movie & Pizza Night!

Thank You for an Amazing Campout! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Sep 27 (last updated Sep 27)

Thank you to everyone for another successful Campout. 

Special thanks to Scott Henry, Tami Hachiya and Joanna Bressel-Wilder for keeping everyone full and hydrated; Eric Weingrad and Jeanine Wright for lighting up the night with evening activities; Allison Vazarlly and Susan Lillestol for keeping our kids busy with arts & crafts and the many volunteers who jumped in and helped wherever needed. 

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