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Join us at a Summer Play Date to Welcome New Open School Families! (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jul 11 (last updated Jul 11)

Join us at a Summer Play Date to Welcome New Open School Families!

Friends of the Open School, along with the Open School Welcome & Hospitality Committee, have planned three summer play dates to welcome our new, incoming Open School families with children starting in Green, Red and/or Silver Clusters in the fall.

We Need You: Please Become an Open School Mentor Family (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Jun 27 (last updated Jul 1)

Do you remember what it was like to be a new family at Open School? I'm sure you do. At Open School we pride ourselves on our close, supportive community. One way that we ensure that our new families feel welcome and learn the ropes is through our New Family Mentor Program.

Back to School Picnic- August 12, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Jun 26 (last updated Jul 1)

 

Please save the date for the Back to School Picnic on Saturday, August 12 from 12:00 - 2:00pm. New families should meet in the auditorium at 11:30am.

Have a safe and enjoyable break!

 

Growing With Green - June 5, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on Jun 6 (last updated Jun 6)

On the last day of school, June 9, we will have our end-of-the-year celebration as well as the May-June-July birthdays.  A bubble-ologist will be entertaining the children with magic bubbles and games. The festivities will be starting at 11am and the school day will be over at 12:50pm. It will be a busy and wonderful way to end our year together.

Open Hearts: Year in Review, Crayon Collection, Summer Volunteer Opportunities! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on May 31 (last updated May 31)

Our school's community service club, Open Hearts, has had a purposeful year making a difference to communities beyond Open School.  We are grateful to club members, who worked diligently under the leadership of Gretchen Gonzales and Adrianne Robertson, and with the support of Open School families, successfully met many community service goals. 

Growing With Green - May 30, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on May 30 (last updated May 30)

Shopping Day was a smashing success! The children shopped ‘til they dropped, using their money skills and spending all of theirmoney. Watch out for their future as shopaholics! Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who helped us realize this enriching activity.

Last week we learned about our sense of touch and this week we will be wrapping up our unit with the sense of taste. Two activity sheets are included.

Growing With Green - May 22, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on May 23 (last updated May 23)

Last week we learned about our sense of smell. Did you know that there are about 40 million olfactory (smell) receptors in our noses? Ask your little “doctors” about our sense of smell. A worksheet is attached.

In Writing Workshop, we continued with our “How to” books. The children selected one of their expert ideas and fleshed out the details for the next step in the process. The children have truly begun to see themselves as authors. 

Growing With Green - May 15, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on May 15 (last updated May 15)

Thank you to our glorious Green parents who organized and donated money towards such an incredible Teacher Appreciation Week.  We looked forward to our special surprises every day of the week.It was so amazing to actually have a “spa day,”  a daily breakfast cart, a delicious lunch from Chipotle and a gourmet lunch prepared by Miriam (Vivian Blasi’s sister-in-law), flowers, note garlands and finally, the extraordinary Green Cluster Italian luncheon prepared by all of you.  We can’t thank you enough!  :) 

Growing With Green - May 8, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on May 9 (last updated May 9)

We have a busy week ahead of us! This week we will be continuing our unit on money in preparation for Shopping Day! We have already worked on recognizing coins and now we are going to be working on their value.  We also started a new unit in Writing Workshop on non-fiction books. We made a list of expert ideas for our “How-to” books. Some expert ideas included: “How to Make Guacamole,” “How to Relax,” “How to Make Friends,” and even “How to Scare Dinosaurs!!”  On Wednesday we are planning to continue our unit on the senses focusing in on hearing. What was that you said?

Growing With Green - May 8, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on May 9 (last updated May 11)

We have a busy week ahead of us! This week we will be continuing our unit on money in preparation for Shopping Day! We have already worked on recognizing coins and now we are going to be working on their value. We also started a new unit in Writing Workshop on non-fiction books. We made a list of expert ideas for our “How-to” books. Some expert ideas included: “How to Make Guacamole,” “How to Relax,” “How to Make Friends,” and even “How to Scare Dinosaurs!!”  On Wednesday we are planning to continue our unit on the senses focusing in on hearing. What was that you said?

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