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:

Pledge Drive – Our largest source of funding from Open School families.

Camp Out – Early in the year and a great new tradition at Open School. It’s a great way to get to know other families at the school.

Holiday Gift Wrap – This fundraiser does not require very many volunteers but accounts for about 1/5th of our yearly income

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.

Race for Success – 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 – A great place to get discounts on camps, services, and restaurants while supporting our children’s education.

Casino Night – Play some poker or hit the tables with other Open School parents. A great night out.

Live Auction and Gala – Every spring we hold an auction, dinner, and dancing. This is another chance to have a night out and meet some other parents.

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

Shopping – Amazon, Target, Ralphs, and Vons all give a percentage of your purchases to the school. All you have to do is sign-up and then go shopping.

Community Supported Agriculture – The school gets a percentage of each box purchased through the CSA. A great way to support local agriculture and the school at the same time

TerraCycle – We get a percentage of what we turn in for recycling. This is a great way to help our kids learn to recycle.

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Thank you for the Open Speakeasy Gala (Article)

Submitted by Julia Jones on Jun 7 (last updated Jun 8)

The Open Speakeasy Gala was so much fun! Thank you to everyone who attended.

I want to shout out a huge thank you to everyone who helped make this event happen. To Scott Henry and Tami Hachiya who provided the fabulous venue, lined up the food and found our lovely bartenders who concocted some delicious drinks. Scott and Tami also made sure everything was organized and ready so the evening went smoothly.

Help Your Kids from Losing their Things Forever... (Announcement)

Submitted by Jess Ferguson on Sep 17 (last updated Sep 19)

Help keep your kids from losing their things and help raise money for Open!

This year we have partnered with Olivers Labels for all of your labeling needs. They come in sticker or iron-on form, and they are dishwasher and washing machine safe.
By putting them on all of your kids' clothing and lunch box items, you will be able to find anything that has been left behind. 
20% of the proceeds will go to Open School, so check it out!

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