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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12 Days of Giving Raffle Tips Off Today with NBA Tickets! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Dec 5 (last updated Dec 5)

In case you missed it, today, December 5th, is Day 1 of our 12 Days of Giving Raffle!

A Chance to Win Lakers or Clippers Tickets!

Winter Break's Very "Cool" Fundraiser (Article)

Submitted by Friends on Dec 5 (last updated Dec 5)

Join us during Winter Break, on Monday, January 6, from 2:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a cool ice-skating fundraiser at the Toyota Sports Center (555 N. Nash Street, El Segundo). Tickets are $12 per skater and include skate rental. Spaces are limited. Click here to purchase your ticket(s) today.

Don't Miss: Holiday Shopping Boutiques! (Article)

Submitted by Friends on Dec 4 (last updated Dec 5)

On Wednesday, December 18th, the same day of Winter Concert, Friends of the Open School will be hosting its annual Holiday Shopping Boutiques. Don't forget to swing by these vendors for unique gifts, home goods, decor, jewelry, self-care and more! Vendors will be conveniently located right outside the auditorium, at the lunch tables near the cafeteria. Although cash is recommended, some vendors will be accepting credit cards, PayPal or Venmo.

Winter Concert Bake Sale (Article)

Submitted by Friends on Dec 4 (last updated Dec 5)

Calling All Bakers (or baked goods buyers!) to donate sweet treats such as cupcakes, cake pops and cookies, as well as your favorite savory finger foods, like mini-quiches, empanadas, samosas, taquitos, etc. Please also consider allergy-friendly items such as nut-free, gluten-free and vegan

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. 

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.

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Join us for a "cool" community building event at the Toyota Sports Center. 555 N Nash Street, El Segundo, CA 90245

Mon 1/6 2:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Two Days ~ Two Locations ~ Any Time between 11am-10pm!
California Pizza Kitchen Marina Del Ray: 13345 Fiji Way (Near Lincoln Blvd.)
California Pizza Kitchen Culver City: 10704 Venice Blvd. (southwest corner of Venice & Overland)

Wed 1/15 11:00 am to Thu 1/16 10:00 pm
Mon 3/2 (All day)