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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Support Open's Hearts' Collection Drive to Help Foster Youth in LA (Article)

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

Please bring in new or gently used backpacks and cluster-specific items for the Foster Youth Project Open Hearts' will lead during Conference week.  Each cluster is requested to donate a specific items as follows:

Open Hearts & Hospitality Committee Reminders (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Mar 12 (last updated Mar 13)

Greetings from the Volunteer and Hospitality Committee and Open Hearts!

A few reminders for this week:

Open School T-shirt Swap is Back!

Help Open Hearts Serve Foster Youth in Los Angeles (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Mar 6 (last updated Mar 10)

During Spring Conference Week, Open Hearts will work on a project to help children in Foster Care in Los Angeles.

GATE Updates (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Feb 28 (last updated Mar 1)

Here's the latest from the Office of Gifted/Talented Programs:

Help Green our School On St Paddy's Day! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Feb 27 (last updated Feb 27)

Our last (hopefully) big decomposed granite install day is on Saturday, March 17th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please mark your calendars and come out to help for even an hour, if that's all you can spare.  We will be finishing the smaller strips between silver and yellow and purple-bathrooms and indigo-red, time dependent. 

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*:

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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Sat 3/17
8:30 am to 2:30 pm