Author of Bad Kitty Coming to Open School (Article)

Submitted by Yellow Teacher on Jan 10 (last updated Jan 16)

We are so excited that our next author visit is coming up!  Nick Bruel, who writes and illustrates the very funny Bad Kitty series, will be at Open School on Friday, January 19th.  All Open School students will have the opportunity to see him talk to us about writing and drawing.  He has a couple of picture books and chapter books that are really more like full length graphic novels.  The books are very funny and the kids love them.  

Growing With Green - January 16, 2018 (Article)

Submitted by Green Teacher on Jan 16 (last updated Jan 16)

This week we are continuing to work on our “Label Booklets” during Writing Workshop.  We are learning to pick topics/ themes and then add details.  Some of the children’s interesting themes were:  “My Favorite Kinds of Days,” and “My Angry Sister.” 

Upcoming Governing Council Meeting and Friends Meeting: Jan. 18 (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jan 14 (last updated Jan 15)

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, January 18th at 5:30 p.m. in the Teachers' Lounge.  
Click to see the agenda for this meeting.  Childcare is provided In the library

Weekly News - January 12, 2018 (Article)

Submitted by Yellow Teacher on Jan 12 (last updated Jan 12)

January 12, 2018

Classroom News

Welcome back to school everyone!  We hope you had a restful and enjoyable holiday season.   We’re happy to be back with our wonderful Yellow Cluster students.  

Please remember that there is no school on Monday, as we take the day off to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all he did for our country.

Agenda for January 18th Governing Council Meeting (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Jan 12 (last updated Jan 12)

The agenda for the Governing Council Meeting on January 18th at 5:30 p.m. is here.

February 11th: First Beautification Day of the New Year! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Jan 12 (last updated Jan 12)

Our hardworking Site Committee is at it again!

Join them on Sunday, February 11th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a Beautification Day that will include enhancing the garden space between Orange Cluster and the Office.  The Site Committee needs your creativity and your muscle:  the plan includes planting sage and catmints, laying mulch, and installing a path of flagstone to the benches that need to be assembled.  

After School Chess Tutors (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jan 10 (last updated Jan 11)

Chess Tutors is starting Session #3 on Tuesday, January 30th and will continue until March 20th.

Chess raises test scores
Heightens cognition
Enhances mental discipline
Stimulates creative & analytical brain activity
Supports & enhances intellectual endeavors

Principal's Message (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Jan 9 (last updated Jan 16)

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and his legacy, we are reminded of how lucky we are that because of his vision and civil rights activism, we are able to be a part of such a richly diverse school community. As we respect ourselves, others and the environment at Open School, we are grateful for the inclusive surroundings in which our children get to learn and play everyday. 

GATE Updates (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jan 8 (last updated Jan 16)

Here's the latest from the Office of Gifted/Talented Programs:

Reminders/Updates (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jan 8 (last updated Jan 11)
  • NOTE:  Jan. 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
  • Jan. 18 - Governing Council Meeting @ 5:30 pm
  • Jan. 18 - Friends Meeting @ 7:00 pm