Everyday Counts: Attendance is Key (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Sep 24 (last updated Sep 24)

Dear Open School Families,

I am excited to report that 95.7 % of our students have been categorized as being ADVANCED in the area of attendance. Which means all of these students have been present for remote learning at least 24 of the first 25 days of school. That is spectacular! We are aiming for 100% of our students to reach this goal (absent no more than one day)  for the next 25 day period. Everyone can do it!

Weekly Update - Nov. 29, 2020 (Article)

Submitted by Yellow Teacher on Nov 29 (last updated Nov 29)

Just a reminder about our schedule changes, for Monday, and for Thursdays starting this week.

November 30th Author Visit: Katherine Applegate (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Nov 18 (last updated Nov 19)

Our long-awaited author’s visit with Katherine Applegate is happening on Monday, November 30th at 11:30 a.m. via the Monday School Assembly Zoom link. We are so excited to welcome the author of The One and Only Ivan, The One and Only Bob, and many other wonderful books to Open School!  

Westchester Community of Schools' November 2020 Newsletter (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Nov 18 (last updated Nov 18)

Please click here to read the Westchester Community of Schools November 2020 Newsletter.  

For more information about the Westchester Community of Schools, please visit their website.

Dec 4th Adult Social: Hot Holiday Drinks & Chill Music (Article)

Submitted by Ann Kaatz on Nov 18 (last updated Nov 18)

Cozy up around our virtual fire with your favorite holiday drink, listen to some chill tunes, and share stories of holiday cheer to connect with fellow Open School families.  

Friday, December 4th, 8:00 p.m. - 9 p.m. Adults Only (21+)
Hosted by: The Lykables - Mucette & Kurt Lykes

December 3rd: Governing Council's Annual Goal-setting Meeting (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Nov 18 (last updated Nov 19)

At the next Governing Council meeting, teachers, Governing Council parent representatives, and attending parents will be engaged in our Annual Goal-setting Meeting (AKA Retreat) for the purpose of examining and discussing selected guiding principles from our school's charter as well as the roles that Governing Council and the Open community at large might have in supporting the strengthening of these principles. 

December 2nd After School Fun: Pictionary, Minecraft & More (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Nov 18 (last updated Nov 18)

Who likes to draw and play games with friends? On the Wednesday after Thanksgiving break (December 2nd), come and meet some new friends for a game of online Pictionary. The link to join is in your Schoology course called After School Fun. Grades K-2 will meet from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. and grades 3-5 will meet from 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  All you need is a device that connects to the internet and you'll be good to go!

What a Fun Conference Week! (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Nov 17 (last updated Nov 19)

Hello Open School Families,

So, this week we launched our first ever Open School Virtual Conference Week and I must say that it was really fun! Not only did it allow for innovative student sessions, but it also allowed time for students, teachers and parents/ guardians to meet one-on-one to discuss each child's progress and goals.  

Weekly Update - November 15, 2020 (Article)

Submitted by Yellow Teacher on Nov 15 (last updated Nov 15)

Thank you so much to everyone who brought us soup on Friday!  What a lovely and unexpected treat.  We are so grateful to be part of such a generous and caring community.  And Ms. Denise loved all of the cards for her birthday, too.  Our students continue to bring us such joy.  Thank you for sharing your children with us.

Giving Tuesday Kicks Off Season of Giving Campaign at Open! (Article)

Submitted by Ann Kaatz on Nov 12 (last updated Nov 18)