Committees

Most of the Governing Council's work is accomplished in standing and ad-hoc committees. As members of our school community, you do not need to be elected members of the Governing Council in order to participate as committee co-chairs and/or members. We invite you to read more about our Governing Council committees using the menu links to the left to see where you can lend your energy, ideas and expertise.

Committees are co-chaired by at least one parent and one teacher or staff member. You can volunteer to chair a committee by contacting the current chair or Governing Council President at the beginning of each school year. The process of selecting parent chairs is informal and led by the current committee chairs, based on expressed individual interest and experience with the committee, then ratified by the Governing Council.  A great way to start is by joining a committee, which you can do by contacting a committee chair (see each left sidebar). You can also use the online volunteer form to express interest in helping committees.

Committee meetings are announced by emails and via the website calendar.  Committees meet on campus, and some chairs also arrange teleconferences for those not able to be on site.

Please join us in working on committees to ensure that all of our students receive the highest quality educational experience possible.

There’s a committee that needs YOU!

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October 18th: Open Hearts Meeting (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Oct 17 (last updated Oct 17)

Tomorrow's Open Hearts meeting will be all about Operation Gratitude! In the coming weeks, we will have a Halloween Candy drive to send some sweetness to military personnel all over the world.  Tomorrow, we will make signs to promote this project, and decorate boxes that will be used to collect the candy in every cluster and in the office.

October 19th: Red's Outdoor Space Work Day Part 2 (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Oct 8 (last updated Oct 8)

Red cluster is getting their own outdoor classroom space! We are building a live edge outdoor table, a small patio and some landscaping for Red Cluster to spread out outside and enjoy our amazing SoCal weather. In September, we did the clean-out and first steps.

Sign Up to Volunteer - So Many Ways to Help (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Sep 25 (last updated Sep 26)

Please respond - 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.

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.  

How to Stay Informed: MailChimp, Facebook, Website (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Aug 20 (last updated Oct 17)

Over the last couple of years, our Communication Committee has been steadily working to improve home-school communication.  We have three ways of keeping you informed:

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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 10/18 12:15 pm

Focus on Red's Outdoor Classroom. 

Sat 10/19 8:30 am to 1:00 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
Sat 11/16 8:30 am to 3:30 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