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Author of Bad Kitty Coming to Open School (Article)

Submitted by Yellow Teacher on Jan 10 (last updated Jan 16)

We are so excited that our next author visit is coming up!  Nick Bruel, who writes and illustrates the very funny Bad Kitty series, will be at Open School on Friday, January 19th.  All Open School students will have the opportunity to see him talk to us about writing and drawing.  He has a couple of picture books and chapter books that are really more like full length graphic novels.  The books are very funny and the kids love them.  

Upcoming Governing Council Meeting and Friends Meeting: Jan. 18 (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jan 14 (last updated Jan 15)

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, January 18th at 5:30 p.m. in the Teachers' Lounge.  
Click to see the agenda for this meeting.  Childcare is provided In the library

Agenda for January 18th Governing Council Meeting (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Jan 12 (last updated Jan 12)

The agenda for the Governing Council Meeting on January 18th at 5:30 p.m. is here.

February 11th: First Beautification Day of the New Year! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Jan 12 (last updated Jan 12)

Our hardworking Site Committee is at it again!

Join them on Sunday, February 11th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a Beautification Day that will include enhancing the garden space between Orange Cluster and the Office.  The Site Committee needs your creativity and your muscle:  the plan includes planting sage and catmints, laying mulch, and installing a path of flagstone to the benches that need to be assembled.  

After School Chess Tutors (Article)

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

Chess Tutors is starting Session #3 on Tuesday, January 30th and will continue until March 20th.

Chess raises test scores
Heightens cognition
Enhances mental discipline
Stimulates creative & analytical brain activity
Supports & enhances intellectual endeavors

Principal's Message (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Jan 9 (last updated Jan 16)

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and his legacy, we are reminded of how lucky we are that because of his vision and civil rights activism, we are able to be a part of such a richly diverse school community. As we respect ourselves, others and the environment at Open School, we are grateful for the inclusive surroundings in which our children get to learn and play everyday. 

GATE Updates (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jan 8 (last updated Jan 16)

Here's the latest from the Office of Gifted/Talented Programs:

Reminders/Updates (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jan 8 (last updated Jan 11)
  • NOTE:  Jan. 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
  • Jan. 18 - Governing Council Meeting @ 5:30 pm
  • Jan. 18 - Friends Meeting @ 7:00 pm

STAR Nova Session #3 (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jan 8 (last updated Jan 9)

STAR's Nova Session 3 will begin the week of Monday, January 29, 2018. We will be offering:

  • Idea Lab: Brick Lab - Hop on the Magic School STAR Bus
  • Engineering: Life Hacks
  • RockStar: I Wanna Rock
  • Culinary Arts: Winter Comfort Food
  • Yoga & Chocolate
  • Homework Club

Click to see the STAR Nova Session 3 Schedule and look for their brochure in your child's backpack.

Group Music Classes (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Dec 14 (last updated Dec 14)

Due to the considerable interest in after-school music lessons from the students at Open School, Mr. Cline will be offering select small group music classes after school starting the end of January.

Students will have the opportunity to learn alongside one to four of their peers (2-5 students per group) either:
a) playing the same instrument,
b) playing similar instruments, i.e. all woodwinds, or
c) playing all different instruments, like a band!