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Summer Playdates for New Families (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jun 12 (last updated Jun 14)

These playdates will be very informal – just an opportunity for the kids to run around, have some fun, and meet some of their new classmates, and for parents to get to know each other as well. Feel free to bring blankets, snacks, balls and/or other outdoor toys. Though this is not an official school event, Friends of the Open School Representatives and members of the Open School Welcome & Hospitality Committee will be in attendance at each play date to answer any questions you might have about our amazing school community.

Kudos to a Fabulous School Year: See you in August 2018 (Leadership Message)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Jun 14 (last updated Jun 14)

What a wonderful year full of self-discovery, academic exploration and community building! A huge thank you to every parent that was involved by supporting their child's academic and social development. Being an active and engaged parent means making a difference in the life of your child, and we know each and every one of you are doing that. We salute you and we are eager to partner with you in the Fall to have another meaningful year in your child's life.

We Need Your Help to Welcome New Families (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jun 12 (last updated Jun 14)

Do you remember being new to Open School?  Want to welcome our newest members of our Open Family?

Open School families are organizing informal play dates for new families entering next school year, and we would love to see current families be there to show our Open spirit, ease some anxiety, and have fun at the same time.

Thank you a Million Times Over! (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Jun 8 (last updated Jun 8)

Over the course of the year, Open School engages in many events and activities that seek to support and enhance the educational experience of our students.  We try, after each of these events to show our appreciation, to the Chairs and their teams for their efforts.  It would be impossible to individually thank everyone who makes a difference at Open School in the Backpack - we are a community of giving families.

Fall STAR After School Services - Galaxy Registration (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jun 8 (last updated Jun 12)

STAR Galaxy offers a daily dose of scheduled classes from the end of the school day until 6 PM. Students rotate through classes that may include a homework lab, math, literacy, sports/recreation, theater, dance, and other enrichment classes.

Our programs stress the importance of team-building, leadership skills, community projects and creative expression.  By stimulating both their creative and critical thinking skills, STAR helps students discover their passions and places them on a college-bound track.

Back-to-School Picnic (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jun 8 (last updated Jun 8)

Meet classmates, parents, and teachers at the Back-to-School Picnic at Open School from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 12, 2018.  There will be a New Families Meeting in the auditorium from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm for our newest members of our Open family.

  • Play games with your Cluster
  • Purchase t-shirts and hats
  • Enjoy a delicious potluck lunch
  • Learn about events at the school and how to get involved

Please bring the following items for the picnic according to grade level/cluster:

Summer Camp Opportunities (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jun 7 (last updated Jun 8)

With summer here, parents may be interested in finding out more about summer camps and other children services that generously donated to our school this year.  A big thank you to those who helped add to our online auction.

Click for the List of Camps. This list is available under the "After School" tab on our website.

(This list is for parent information only; inclusion of camps is not an endorsement by Open School.)

Reminders/Updates (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on May 23 (last updated May 31)
  • June 1 - Box Tops Due in your Cluster or in Office
  • June 1 - Purple Performance & Dance
  • June 2 - Last Beautification Day of the School Year 2018-2019 (see details below)
  • June 4 - 5th Grade Luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
  • June 6 - 5th Grade Culmination at 9 a.m.
  • June 7 - Last Day of School Minimum Day - Early Dismissal at 12:50 p.m.

Safely Dropping Off and Picking Up Your Child (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on May 15 (last updated May 17)

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

Discount Card is Available for Purchase Throughout the Year! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Feb 1 (last updated Feb 1)

If you missed purchasing your Open School Discount Card in December, you may now purchase it here throughout the school year.