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.

Race for Success – 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.

TerraCycle – We get a percentage of what we turn in for recycling. This is a great way to help our kids learn to recycle.

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

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Donations Sought for 2019 Online Auction (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Feb 7 (last updated Feb 14)

The annual online auction is one of Open School's most popular fundraisers.  It helps pay for our kids' gardening, music, arts, and PE programs, while providing an (inevitably exciting) opportunity for parents to bid on valuable listings!  This year the auction opens on March 8th. Bidding is open to the general public.

Tomorrow: Jonathan Planning Meeting (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Feb 20 (last updated Feb 21)

We are getting a head-start on one of Open School’s most beloved events: the annual Jog-a-thon!

Please join us for our first planning meeting tomorrow, Friday, February 22nd at 8:15 a.m. in the Teachers' Lounge. The meeting will be about 45 - 60 minutes long. We would love to hear your ideas and start to plan an exciting day for our school.

Rock Roll & Run - Sign Up Today! (Announcement)

Submitted by Friends on Feb 20 (last updated Feb 20)

Updates from Friends of the Open School (Article)

Submitted by Friends on Feb 13 (last updated Feb 19)

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Join us for Rock Roll & Run! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Feb 10 (last updated Feb 11)

On Saturday, March 9th, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., join us for a *FUN RUN* on the LMU campus to Rock Roll & Run for Open School!  This is a wonderful community event with live-music, booths, pancakes and families from area schools.  The price is $30 for adults, $25 for kids (under 12) for the 5K and $20 for the 1K Kids' Run.  

Buy & Sell Tickets for a Chance to Win Our Annual Raffle Prizes! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Jan 31 (last updated Jan 31)

Our spectacular Annual Raffle has been launched, and it is incredibly important that it is a huge success, as proceeds continue to support our specialized programs and technology. A detailed letter and ticket booklets have been distributed this week, so please check your child’s backpack for their personalized envelope, which you may use to return your stubs and payments. 

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!

Thank You for an Amazing Campout! (Article)

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

Thank you to everyone for another successful Campout. 

Special thanks to Scott Henry, Tami Hachiya and Joanna Bressel-Wilder for keeping everyone full and hydrated; Eric Weingrad and Jeanine Wright for lighting up the night with evening activities; Allison Vazarlly and Susan Lillestol for keeping our kids busy with arts & crafts and the many volunteers who jumped in and helped wherever needed. 

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In Teachers' Lounge.

Fri 2/22 8:15 am
Fri 2/22 2:30 pm
Thu 2/28 6:00 pm
Fri 3/8 (All day)
Sat 3/9 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Fri 3/15 5:30 pm
Fri 3/29 (All day)