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Please Check Lost & Found Before Friday (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Dec 11 (last updated Dec 11)

We look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow for the Winter Concert!  All items from Lost & Found will be hung on the fence.  Please go through them to reclaim what is yours.  

All items not claimed by the end of the day Friday will be donated.  We will do our best to keep any newly lost items separate and not donated, but this is not always possible.  We appreciate it if you can help keep the area tidy as you look  

We appreciate your help in keeping our Lost & Found inventory low and manageable.  Thank You!

Reminders / Updates (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Dec 11 (last updated Dec 11)
  • Dec. 14: Open Hearts Meeting at noon
  • Dec. 17 - Jan. 6 - Winter Break - Happy Holidays! 
  • Jan. 7 - School Resumes
  • Jan. 9 - Winter Break Mural Contest Submission Due
  • Jan. 11 - Executive Board Meeting at 7:30 a.m.

Town Hall Meeting with Deputy Superintendent at University High School (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Dec 11 (last updated Dec 11)

Reimagining L.A. Unified:  A Conversation with Deputy Superintendent Vivian Ekchian

You are invited to participate in a town hall conversation with Deputy Superintendent Vivian Ekchian around “Reimagining L.A. Unified.” You will have an opportunity to learn more about the L.A. Unified plan for empowering school communities, moving resources closer to students, and achieving greater equity, as well as the community input and feedback that helped guide the development of this plan. 

January 9, 2018 from 5:30PM-7:30PM
University High School Theatre

Updates from LAUSD's GATE Program (Article)

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

LAUSD's Gifted and Talented Education Programs provides parents with information through their newsletters.  This issue includes information regarding This issue includes an article on Odyssey of the Mind, an international creative problem-solving program that Gifted/Talented Programs, Advanced Learning Options, is proud to pilot at six LAUSD schools and Open School is one of them!

Click to read the latest LAUSD GATE Winter 2018 Newsletter

Thank you for a Fantastic Fall Book Fair! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Dec 6 (last updated Dec 6)

Thank you to Brynn McQuade-Karwas for a wonderfully curated and well run Book Fair that raised funds for our school and nurtured our students' love of reading. 

2018 Winter Break Mural Contest (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Dec 6 (last updated Dec 6)

Did you know that one of the murals on our handball courts was designed by Open School Students? Here is your child's chance to submit a drawing to go on an Open School wall!  

Students may pick ONE of the words below and make a drawing about what the word means to them:

Invite Your Friends and Family to the Season of Giving (Article)

Submitted by Kevin Joyce on Dec 5 (last updated Dec 6)

During this Season of Giving, donations from extended family are a great way to support our school. Grandparents, aunts, and uncles are looking for meaningful ways to give to your child. Their gift to Open will directly provide enriching experiences for your child at our school.  

Fifteenth Open School Institute: Constructivism in Action- January 31, 2019 (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Dec 3 (last updated Dec 6)

In an effort to make a more meaningful contribution to the educational professional community at large and to extend our leadership, we created the Open Magnet Charter School Institute: Constructivism in Action.

Open School's Institute will take place on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 7:30 am-3:30 pm.

Thank You for an Amazing Conference Week! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Nov 29 (last updated Nov 29)

Thank you to Open School parents, Denise Birch and Mira Rosenthal, for planning and executing a fun-filled Conference Week for our students, and to all the volunteers and teacher's aides who saw to the smooth running of the various activities.  

Open School is lucky to have dedicated parents and staff who put in so much time and effort for our students. 

LAUSD School Experience Survey Online Response Has Been Extended (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Nov 29 (last updated Dec 6)

Please take the time if you haven't already done so, to fill out the School Experience Survey. The paper version is due tomorrow, December 7th by 9 AM.