Friends of Open School Events

Each year we have a range of fundraising events that not only raise money and foster a tight-knit community of families. Please choose some events to volunteer for, help plan, or contribute to. Let us know how you would like to help by sending an email to a Friends member, leaving a note in the front office, or attending a meeting.

Our top fundraisers:

Annual Giving – The majority of fund raised each year comes from direct donations. Any amount helps.

The Open School Campout – Campout under the stars at Open School. This is a great way to meet new friends.

Square One Art – In the fall, your child will create an artwork which can be placed on many different items like mugs and tshirts. These make great gifts for family and friends for the Holidays.

Fall Family Festival – This is one of the children’s favorite fundraisers! A full day of games, food and fun right here on our own school campus.

LAX Coastal Education Foundation's Rock Roll & Run – Pledge and run! Several other school share in the proceeds from this massive 5k run. The more people Open School can get to run, the more money we can make.

Online Auction – In the spring, bid online for camps, restaurant gift certificates, travel and many other items. A percentage of your bid goest to support the school.

Live Auction and Gala – Every spring we hold an auction, dinner, and dancing.

Jog-a-thon – The kids raise pledges and then run the track at school. This is what we call a FUNdraiser!

Shopping – Amazon, Ralphs, and Oliver's Lables donate a percentage of your purchases to the school. All you have to do is sign-up and shop.

We have other fundraisers planned for this year, if you are interested in helping please contact

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Reminder: Charleston Wrap Fundraiser (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Oct 22 (last updated Oct 22)

This is a gentle reminder that Open School could use your help to meet its fundraising goals this year.  Let us help you with your holiday shopping, while you help us with our fundraising.

Start on Your Holiday Shopping with Charleston Wrap! (Article)

Submitted by Friends on Oct 1 (last updated Oct 1)

Beginning today, you can start shopping for thousands of high-end household items, stylish personalized accessories, delicious gourmet chocolates and other food, and of course, their signature high-quality gift wrap rolls and kits! Once again we are partnering with Charleston Wrap, which is one of our most successful third-party fundraisers, averaging $10,000-$15,000 in earnings for our school, annually.

Benny's Tacos, Spirit Gear Store, and Charleston Wrap! (Announcement)

Submitted by Friends on Sep 26 (last updated Oct 13)

Hello again amazing Open School families,

As you now, Open School needs your continued support. Friends of the Open School is working hard to bring various fundraising opportunities, and we hope you can find one or some that suits your family.

Check If Your Employer Matches Your Generosity (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Nov 7 (last updated Nov 7)

Reminder:  Please check with your company to see if they match charitable contributions, either in part or in full. This is effectively free money for our school, and often just requires a small amount of paperwork, which is often completed by the Annual Giving team rather than you. 

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