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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"Respect" Hoodies Sales will Close on November 24th (Announcement)

Submitted by Friends on Nov 11 (last updated Nov 20)

Last chance to order a new Open School "Respect" hoodie!  Don't wait, click here and order yours today!

The store will close promptly on November 24 at 11:59 p.m. Items are scheduled to be delivered to school on December 18 - just in time for winter break!

Both colors - Neon Pink or Charcoal Gray - are available in either pull-over or zip-up. No other colors are available at this time.

Check If Your Employer Matches Your Generosity (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Nov 7 (last updated Nov 7)

Reminder:  Please check with your company to see if they match charitable contributions, either in part or in full. This is effectively free money for our school, and often just requires a small amount of paperwork, which is often completed by the Annual Giving team rather than you. 

Thank You for the Campout! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Sep 26 (last updated Sep 26)

This past weekend’s Campout was a true success with over 600 members of our Open family, lots of food, a ton of laughs, flashing lights everywhere and just an overall good time.

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