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Minimum Day Tomorrow - June 9, 2017 (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Jun 8 (last updated Jun 8)

Just a friendly reminder that school will be dismissed at 12:50pm tomorrow for the last day of school. If your child rides the bus, please be at their afternoon stop approximately one hour and forty minutes ahead of time. STAR and Youth Services will be open until 6 p.m. Have a wonderful summer.

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.

Reminders/Updates (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Jun 7 (last updated Jun 8)
  • June 9: Last Day of School - Dismissal at 12:50 pm
  • Aug. 12: Back-to-School Picnic @12 pm (11:30 am new parents)
  • Aug. 15: First Day of School 

Claim Lost and Found Items by Wednesday (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jun 4 (last updated Jun 6)

(This is the updated Lost & Found notice.  The previous e-mail had a wrong last day of school date.)

Please check for items from the Lost & Found because they need to be claimed before school ends on Wednesday.

Clothes have been hung on the fence by our L & F helpers since last Thursday. Clusters have all walked through.

This is a last call to look for missing items!  All unclaimed items will be collected and donated to a local charity. We need to clear out the area for culmination.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Jun 1 (last updated Jun 8)

Over the course of the year, Open School engages in many events and activities that seek to support and enhance the educational experience of our students.  We try, after each of these events to show our appreciation, to the Chairs and their teams for their efforts.  It would be impossible to individually thank everyone who makes a difference at Open School in the Backpack - we are a community of giving families.

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. 

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.

LAUSD School Calendar 2017-2018 (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jan 12 (last updated Jan 12)

The Los Angeles Board of Education approved the calendar for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.  The first day of school will be Tuesday, Aug. 15th and the school year will end Friday, June 7th.  

Click to see key dates on the 2017-2018 school calendar.