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Next School Tours Will Be Held on Oct. 22 & 29, 2019 (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Sep 23 (last updated Oct 10)

Our school tours will be held on Oct. 22, 2019 and Oct. 29, 2019.  Both will start at 8:30 am in the auditorium.  No RSVP required.  We will start with an overview of our school, then move on with a tour, and conclude with a Q & A and application procedures.

We will not have any other tours, so we hope that you can make it to one of the dates.

Highly Gifted Program Offered at Twain Middle School (Article)

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

If you are interested in the new Individualized Honors Program (IHP) offered at Mark Twain Middle School for Highly Gifted Students (must meet LAUSD intellectual test criteria), please attend an informational meeting on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at 11am or 6 pm at Twain Middle School.

Click on informational flyer for more information.

Emergency Preparedness: Earthquake Drill Today 10/17/19 (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Oct 17 (last updated Oct 17)

At Open School, safety is a priority. The School Safety Committee supports emergency preparedness at Open School through annual review of the school emergency plan and upkeep of school emergency supplies.

Important: Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Ending! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Oct 17 (last updated Oct 17)

Please make sure to turn in all paper orders for Charleston Wrap tomorrow, October 18th.

Online orders can be placed through Monday, October 21st.  However, orders received after October 18th will not be included in the count for prizes.

Volunteer at the Haunted House! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Oct 17 (last updated Oct 17)

The Haunted House still needs a few volunteers! Kids and Adults!

We could use a few more actors and stagehands, and we could REALLY use a few more adults to help build on October 24th and 25th. We also have a fun key role for an adult or an older kid who’s capable of delivering several campy lines. (What a fun way for a high school kid to get their community service hours!)

Here's when we need you:

Act Now to Support Open's Fall Family Festival! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Oct 17 (last updated Oct 17)

Please act now to support our Fall Family Festival.  You can help in so many ways: 

Reminders / Updates (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Oct 17 (last updated Oct 17)
  • Oct. 18 - Open Hearts Meeting at 12:15 p.m.
  • Oct. 18 - Deadline for Charleston Wrap fundraiser 
  • Oct. 19 - Campus Beautification Day
  • Oct. 24 - Yellow Cluster San Diego Field Trip
  • Oct. 26 - Fall Family Festival (Click to buy tickets now!)

We are Listening: What is Open School's Social Emotional Program? (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Oct 17 (last updated Oct 17)

We are Listening is a segment of Thursday's Backpack that will be published monthly to address some of the information gathered from our May 2019 Program Evaluation Survey. Many families filled out the Open School Program Evaluation Survey, and we thank you for your feedback, as this information helps to guide the work we do to improve and maintain Open School.

What is Open School's Social Emotional Program?

October 18th: Open Hearts Meeting (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Oct 17 (last updated Oct 17)

Tomorrow's Open Hearts meeting will be all about Operation Gratitude! In the coming weeks, we will have a Halloween Candy drive to send some sweetness to military personnel all over the world.  Tomorrow, we will make signs to promote this project, and decorate boxes that will be used to collect the candy in every cluster and in the office.

A Big Thank You to Photographers - Coral and Max! (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Oct 17 (last updated Oct 17)

Thank You to Coral von Zumwalt and Max Gerber for giving your time and talent in support of our Annual Giving campaign.  We know the families who donated generously to Open School will appreciate these precious photos.

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