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Thank You Parent Tour Guides (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Apr 28 (last updated Apr 28)

Much appreciation goes out to our wonderful volunteer parent guides who helped during our Magnet Schools of America visit.  Thank you Julia Jones, Jevone Moore, Matt Wall, Dena Vatcher, Nikki Cannon, Tanya Jones, David Abroms, and MJ Kang for representing our parent group. 

A super big thanks goes out to Adrianne Robertson, our Volunteer and Hospitality Chair, for organizing a beautiful welcome table with treats.

Thank You to Jamie Shwartz for Another Successful Online Auction (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Apr 27 (last updated Apr 27)

Jamie Shwartz, our fabulous Online Auction Chair, did an amazing job yet again! 

Jamie and her team got started much earlier this year and worked tirelessly to gather items for our auction, not to mention logging them in and getting them to the right people.  With her help, our community raised over $14,000 from this event! 

Thank you again, Jamie, for getting our parents excited about bidding for good.

Innovative Arts Summer Camp at Open School (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Apr 26 (last updated Apr 27)

Spots are filling up fast in Innovative Arts Summer Camp at Open School!  Please register soon! We now have a website for online registration and we also now take credit cards!  Please visit for registration and payment!

Also feel free to email Marya and Ron at or call 310-621-4633 for any questions.  

Armchair Auction: Teacher & Staff Outings (Article)

Submitted by Jess Ferguson on Apr 26 (last updated Apr 27)

By now your child should have received information about our Open School Armchair Auction in which teachers and the administrative team have generously donated outings with students to help raise money for Open School.

We are even auctioning off a week of Innovative Arts Camp!

Look for information about these SPECIAL opportunities in your child's backpack (there are some specific items per cluster) and submit your highest bid in a sealed envelope by the next Tuesday, May 2nd deadline.

Principal's Message (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Apr 26 (last updated Apr 27)

In an effort to make a meaningful contribution to the professional education community at large and to extend our leadership, we were selected by LAUSD to participate as a host school for the Annual Magnet Schools of America Conference current taking place in Los Angeles. This conference hosts approximately 2,000 participants from across the nation and a bus load of 50 educators descended upon Open School today to see constructivism in action.

Open House: A Terrific Night to Celebrate Our Children (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Apr 26 (last updated Apr 27)

It was so refreshing and inspiring to see all of our committed Open School families come together in support of our students at Open House Tuesday night. The vast array of talent, curricular themes and knowledge displayed was so impressive. Our students are so lucky to have such innovative and dedicated teachers. Your children have learned a lot this school year, and their projects showed it!

A Special Thank You to the Site Committee Chairs (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Apr 26 (last updated Apr 27)

Open School is transforming right in front of our eyes!

We owe a great deal of gratitude to our Site Committee Chairs, Imani Smith (teacher chair) along with, Melanie Banders and Anne-Marie Cziko (parent co-chairs). The outdoor classroom spaces are already enriching our students' learning experiences. The cleanliness of the school encourages our students to take pride in their beautiful school. What a wonderful place to come to school everyday.

Reminders/Updates (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Apr 20 (last updated Apr 28)


  • Apr. 28: Fifth Grade Panorama at 8:45 a.m.
  • May 2 - 8: Fifth Grade Smarter Balanced Testing
  • May 8 - 12: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 9 - 12: Fourth Grade Smarter Balanced Testing
  • May 16 - 18 Third Grade Smarter Balanced Testing
  • May 22: Blue Cluster's STOMP Performance

Smarter Balanced Assessments for Gr. 3-5 (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Apr 20 (last updated Apr 20)

The computer-based Smarter Balanced Test will be administered to students in Gr. 3-5 at Open School from May 2 - May 19, 2017.

Friends of Open School Facebook Group (Article)

Submitted by Jess Ferguson on Apr 18 (last updated Apr 19)

Just a reminder that Friends of Open has a Facebook Group!