Seeking Volunteer Photographer for Culmination (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on May 24 (last updated May 24)

The 5th Grade Culmination Planning Group is looking for an awesome K-Gr. 4 family, or a willing 5th grade family member, to take photographs of the graduating class during the culmination ceremonies on the morning of Wednesday, June 6th between the hours of 8:30 and 11 am to take photos to capture the moments before and during the ceremony.

May 31: Governing Council Meeting and Friends Meeting (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on May 24 (last updated May 24)

The Open School Governing Council is the school's shared decision-making body.  The Council usually meets once a month and meetings are open to all.  

The next Governing Council meeting will be on Thursday, May 31st at 5:30 p.m. in the Teachers' Lounge.  
Click to see the agenda for this meeting.  Childcare is provided In the library

Thank You for A Fun Gala! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on May 23 (last updated May 24)

By all accounts, Saturday’s Open School Get Down "Come Fly with Us" was a huge success!

Reminders/Updates (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on May 23 (last updated May 24)
  • May 25 - Deadline to Submit Open School's Program Evaluation Survey (link below)
  • May 28 - No School - Memorial Day
  • May 31 - Governing Council Meeting at 5:30 p.m.
  • May 31 - Friends of Open School Meeting at 7p.m.
  • May 31 - Last Day of STAR Nova Session #4
  • June 1 - Purple Performance & Dance
  • June 2 - Last Beautification Day of the School Year 2018-2019 (see details below)

Last Call for Lost & Found by 6/1 (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on May 23 (last updated May 24)

Absolutely the last call to claim items in the Lost & Found by Friday, June 1st. in preparation for culminating activities.

ALL UNCLAIMED clothes will be donated to a charity. We are not keeping these unclaimed items after June 1st.

Clothes have been hung on the fence and on the rack. If you see fallen clothes, it would be great if you can help keep the area tidy.  Thank you to parents who have tirelessly pitched in throughout the year to lessen the pile of clothing and to deliver bags of clothes to the needy.

Spring Concert: The Sweet Sound of Open School (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on May 23 (last updated May 24)

As always, the Spring Concert did not fail to put a spring in the step of all who saw it!  

Open's Fifth Grade Choir, under the leadership of Music Specialist Mr. Cline, gave an inspired performance, supported in some parts by live music from students in the band as well.

Growing With Green - May 21, 2018 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on May 23 (last updated May 23)

The school year is winding down, but we still have so many interesting and exciting projects planned for the children. Shopping Day will be here soon and we are looking forward to seeing all of our shopkeepers here on Wednesday,  May 30, from 8:30 - 10:30.  

This week, our calendar is jam-packed with fun activities!  

May News (Article)

Submitted by Orange Teacher on May 18 (last updated May 18)

Orange Cluster Monthly News

May 18, 2018



Thank you for a fabulous Teacher Appreciation Week!  We loved the flowers, coffee cart, yummy meals, massage, and especially the thoughtful shout outs from the kids. We are very lucky and grateful to be teaching at a school with such exceptional parents and happy kids. Thank you for spoiling us!


Orange Cluster’s Game Day – Wed. May 30th from 8:45 – 2:00 (closed at recess and lunch)

Fourth Grade Families Host Culmination (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on May 18 (last updated May 18)

Dear 4th Grade Families,

Traditionally, the 4th grade Open School families have hosted a light reception after Culmination for the 5th grade families.  This year, it is our turn to host!  Thank you in advance for your help and support -- it takes a village to make this happen! The reception is immediately following Culmination on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018.  We expect to have over 300 guests at Culmination based on past years.  

Please click on the Sign Up Genius link for volunteer shifts and donation requests.

June 2nd: Last Campus Beautification Day of the 2017-2018 School Year! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on May 16 (last updated May 24)

Join the Site Committee on Saturday, June 2nd from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for one last clean-up day during this school year!  Come weed, pick up trash, hang up the lost and found, help stain our new garden bridge and do some general tidying up and organizing.