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Readathon 2019 Has Begun! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Feb 14 (last updated Feb 14)

Open’s annual Readathon will run until March 7th! This year's Readathon theme is "The Open School of Reading & Wizardry" inspired by the Harry Potter series.

This three-week event is not a fundraiser, but an opportunity to promote childhood literacy. Click here to read more about the Readathon and how you can support your rising young reader! 

Donations Sought for 2019 Online Auction (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Feb 7 (last updated Feb 14)

The annual online auction is one of Open School's most popular fundraisers.  It helps pay for our kids' gardening, music, arts, and PE programs, while providing an (inevitably exciting) opportunity for parents to bid on valuable listings!  This year the auction opens on March 8th. Bidding is open to the general public.

Governing Council Only for Tonight (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Feb 21 (last updated Feb 21)

Correction:  There will be no Friends of Open Meeting Tonight.

Friendly reminder that there will be a Governing Council Meeting Tonight in the Teacher's Lounge from 5:30-7:00 pm.  Child care is provided in the library.  Click to see agenda.

No More Poems Author Visit! Orders due March 1st (Article)

Submitted by Yellow Teacher on Feb 21 (last updated Feb 21)

We are thrilled to welcome an author / illustrator duet on March 15th.  Rhett Miller (author) and Dan Santat (illustrator) are coming to talk about their new book No More Poems.  This is a book of mostly funny poems, sort of like Shel Silverstein’s. 

Tomorrow: Jonathan Planning Meeting (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Feb 20 (last updated Feb 21)

We are getting a head-start on one of Open School’s most beloved events: the annual Jog-a-thon!

Please join us for our first planning meeting tomorrow, Friday, February 22nd at 8:15 a.m. in the Teachers' Lounge. The meeting will be about 45 - 60 minutes long. We would love to hear your ideas and start to plan an exciting day for our school.

This Saturday's Campus Beautification Day (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Feb 20 (last updated Feb 20)

Our last Beautification Day had to be postponed due to rain.  So we have rescheduled it for this Saturday, February 23rd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

There are no big projects scheduled, but the campus is in dire need of weeding and some mulching from all the lovely rain. We could really use your help, even if only for an hour and the weather will be amazing for outdoor work: sunny and cool.

Rock Roll & Run - Sign Up Today! (Announcement)

Submitted by Friends on Feb 20 (last updated Feb 20)

Readathon - Reading Logs are Due Tomorrow 2/20 (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Feb 19 (last updated Feb 19)

Readathon parent reminder: reading logs are due at school tomorrow, Wednesday morning in their envelopes so we can include any pins or Gringotts bank notes earned. Please help total and confirm your childrens' total minutes with your initials.

February 21, 2019: Governing Council Meeting and Friends Meeting (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Feb 18 (last updated Feb 19)

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, February 21st at 5:30 p.m. in the Teachers' Lounge.  
Click to see the agenda for this meeting.  Childcare is provided In the library

Tomorrow's Open Hearts Meeting (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Feb 14 (last updated Feb 14)

Tomorrow is our first meeting of 2019! Please come to the auditorium after eating lunch to write letters of encouragement to patients at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. 

We are also kicking off our 2 week food donation drive for LAX Food Pantry and making signs to promote the food collection and decorating the collection boxes.

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