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 committee page to the left). 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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Open Hearts Makes a Difference! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Nov 15 (last updated Nov 15)

Open Hearts is so proud of our kids and our school!

Together, we donated over 275 pounds of Treats For The Troops for our Halloween Candy Drive for Operation Gratitude. Orange Cluster also wrote letters to for the Troops! So sweet! 

For the UNICEF Trick or Trick Donation, we collected $47.21 in change and $75 in cash for a total of $122.81! 

Principal's Message: Keeping Open Students Safe (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Sep 14 (last updated Sep 14)

Mornings can be a hectic time of the day with trying to get the whole family to their different destinations. In the midst of all the rushing, accidents are more likely to happen. However, using the valet area is the safest way to drop-off your children.

Subscribe to the Open School Calendar with your Phone! (Article)

Submitted by Administrator on Aug 16 (last updated Aug 17)

Now you can automatically subscribe to and synchronize the Open School school-wide calendar with calendars on your computer and/or smartphone so you always have the latest information available!

Simply subscribe to the iCal feed, using the following URL*:

http://www.opencharter.org/calendar/open.ics

How to Stay Informed: MailChimp, Yahoo Group, Website (Article)

Submitted by Mark Fischer on Aug 20 (last updated Jan 22)

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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