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 friendsatopencharter.org.

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Save the Date for the Open School Campout! (Article)

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

Our annual Campout  - from September 21st at 3 p.m. to September 22nd at 11 a.m. - promises to be as much fun as all the others!  If you’re one of the few families that haven’t participated yet, please don’t miss it again.  

Seeking Fall Festival Committee Members (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Aug 21 (last updated Aug 22)

Our Annual Fall Family Festival is scheduled for October 26, 2019.  The Festival is well-known in the community, a true labor of love and a very important fundraiser for Open School.

We will schedule a first meeting shortly after Labor Day weekend, and are seeking a few enthusiastic individuals that can help put together another memorable event.

September 6th: First Dine Out of the Year at Shakey's! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Aug 21 (last updated Aug 21)

Take a break from cooking dinner! 

Have fun, get to know your peers before our the Annual Campout, and join us for a meal at Shakey's on Friday, September 6th between 6 and 9 p.m.!  A percentage of your meal receipt will be donated back to Open School!  

Skakey's is located at 5604 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City.

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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5604 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230

Fri 9/6 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thu 9/26 (All day)
Fri 10/18 (All day)
Sat 10/26 11:00 am to 4:00 pm