Opportunities to Get Involved

The Open School was founded in 1978 with an emphasis on parent-teacher collaboration. That spirit continues today keeping us true to our mission. The school promotes an environment where students can become lifelong learners, responsible citizens, and thinking and caring individuals who are sensitive to the multicultural society in which we live.

We know that some families will be able to volunteer often and others will make it to the school once or twice a year. We welcome all family members to bring whatever time and talent you can to the school. Children are more comfortable at school and do better academically when they have family involved in their education.

The Volunteer Coordination Committee can help match volunteers with jobs that suit their interests, talents and schedules.  All details are in our handbook, How to Make a Difference at Open School.

Some Ways to Volunteer at Open

  1. Chair an Event or Volunteer - The many events throughout the year including conference week, teacher appreciation and book fairs are successful because of the efforts of volunteers.
  2. Join Friends of the Open School - Friends plans and executes fundraisers throughout the year that raise money to support essential programs including Art, Physical Education, Music and more.
  3. Join a Governing Council Committee. The Governing Council is our collaborative governance body.  Much of the Governing Council’s work is done on its committees, and committees are open to all staff and parents.
  4. Volunteer in the classrooms. Family are welcome in classrooms to work with the students and the teachers.

How to Get Involved

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

Keep your eye on the Thursday Backpack emails and the calendar for upcoming events and contact information.

Talk with your child's teachers to volunteer in the classroom.

For other questions about volunteer opportunities available at Open, please contact the Volunteer Coordination Committee chairs.

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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.  

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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