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After School Chess Tutors (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Aug 30 (last updated Aug 22)

Want to learn how to play the strategic game of chess or want to continue honing your skills?  Sign up to be on our chess team that represented Open at the final challenge at USC (we made it to the Grand Stage 7 years in a row)!

Chess Tutors is starting Session #1 on Tuesday, September 17th and will continue until October 29th.

After-School Music Lessons with Mr. Cline (Article)

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

Mr. Cline (our Open School Music Specialist) will again be offering a variety of engaging music lessons and classes after school this year. Learning an instrument helps to improve important skills such as confidence, creativity, focus, perseverance, dedication, and discipline.

Instruments taught by Mr. Cline include Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Drums, Trumpet, Flute, Clarinet, Recorder, Xylophone, and more!

Reminders / Updates (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Aug 22 (last updated Aug 22)
  • Aug. 23 - Coffee & Donuts Meet & Greet at 8:30 a.m. in Library
  • Aug. 28 - Blue Cluster's Back to School Meeting
  • Aug. 30 - No School - CA Admissions Day
  • Sept. 2 - No School - Labor Day
  • Sept. 3 - Early Dismissal at 1:15 p.m.
  • Sept. 3 - Back to School Night for all clusters (except Blue)


Oliver's Labels Helps You Save Money and Support Our School! (Article)

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

You can spend less on new clothes and lunch boxes, if you label the ones your kids currently have by shopping for Oliver's Labels via this link, giving 20% to our school!  These labels come in sticker or iron-on form, and they are dishwasher and washing machine safe. 

Savings for you and support for your school! 

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.  

Safely Dropping Off and Picking Up Your Child (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Aug 21 (last updated Aug 22)

For the safety of your children and others, please adhere to the following drop-off guidelines:

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.

Join us for a Friday Morning Meet & Greet! (Article)

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

Friends of the Open School and Hospitality Committee would like to invite you to meet new and returning parents and guardians this Friday, at 8:15 a.m. in the Library.

Coffee, donuts and other refreshments will be served.

Afterschool Strings with Mr. Adkins (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Aug 20 (last updated Aug 21)

If you are interested in signing up for violin, viola, and cello lessons taught by Mr. Adkins after school, please see the registration form for more information. There's even Kinderfiddle for the little ones!