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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Important: Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Ending! (Article)

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

Please make sure to turn in all paper orders for Charleston Wrap tomorrow, October 18th.

Online orders can be placed through Monday, October 21st.  However, orders received after October 18th will not be included in the count for prizes.

Act Now to Support Open's Fall Family Festival! (Article)

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

Please act now to support our Fall Family Festival.  You can help in so many ways: 

Fall Family Festival - All Hands on Deck! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Oct 10 (last updated Oct 10)

The Fall Festival planning is in full swing and it is time to lend a hand. Many volunteer opportunities are available and very much needed for this very special day.

ISO Little Ghouls for the Haunted House! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Oct 10 (last updated Oct 10)

The Haunted House at the Fall Family Festival has roles available for kids! We are looking for everything from groaning background fiends to verbose tour guides. The actors rotate in shifts, so this is a great chance for Open kids to be involved, while still having time to run around at the FFF. There are also a few spots for adults, so come join us!

Sponsor & Buy Tickets for the Fall Family Festival (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Oct 3 (last updated Oct 3)

Open's Fall Family Festival is on Saturday, October 26th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Not to be missed, the festival is the most anticipated Fall carnival in our local area. 

Thank You for the Campout! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Sep 26 (last updated Sep 26)

This past weekend’s Campout was a true success with over 600 members of our Open family, lots of food, a ton of laughs, flashing lights everywhere and just an overall good time.

Thank You for a Fun Movie & Pizza Night! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Nov 14 (last updated Nov 14)

Thank you to everyone who came out last Friday for a fun and successful Movie & Pizza Night!

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