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Integrity: It is a Choice (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Feb 10 (last updated Feb 13)

Integrity is our third Roots of Respect word for this school year.

Our Roots of Respect Program looks at 10 core values over a two-year span of time, in which we take approximately 7 weeks per word. The five words we are diving into this year are as follows:


Help with Beautification Projects (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Feb 3 (last updated Feb 6)

Can you lend a hand to your child's cluster's outdoor space?

We have a number of small-medium cluster-based projects that require little garden or maintenance experience (weeding, mulching, sanding, staining) that need to be completed in the next few months.

READ-A-THON 2020 (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Feb 3 (last updated Feb 13)

On Thursday, February 6, Open Magnet Charter transformed into Open’s Chocolate Factory, kicking off our 2020 Read-A-Thon! Over the next three weeks, students and staff will participate in this worthwhile literacy program that highlights the joy and wonder of reading.

Your child will bring home a reading log in a brown envelope. Please familiarize yourself with these materials in order to encourage their participation. 

Open School Institute was a Success (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Jan 30 (last updated Feb 13)

We would like to thank all the participants who attended Open School's Institute: Constructivism in Action held today.  It was an extremely collaborative effort with our teachers and administrators sharing some of our best practices with approximately 60 colleagues from all parts of Southern California.

Valet Sign-Up (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jan 22 (last updated Jan 23)

Has the valet system at the Breen Gate been helpful?  We'd love to get your support to keep it running smoothly.

Welcome Back and Happy New Year! (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Jan 12 (last updated Jan 16)

Happy New Year!

Welcome Back to Open School for the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year. It will be an amazing continuation of this school year that has already had so many highlights. Thank you for partnering with us for all of the children of Open School. We look forward to continuing our work together in 2020. 

See you at school tomorrow. 


Open School is Listening: Safety is our Top Priority (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Dec 10 (last updated Dec 12)

Open School is 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. Our program evaluation survey from May 2019 was full of accolades and kudos for our entire school, but there were also opportunities and ideas for improvement and clearer communication. 

Safety First: See Something, Say Something (Article)

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

We all have been touched by today's tragedy in our neighboring school district, and our thoughts are with the victims, students and families. This incident reminds us that a school is the heart of a community, and that we all work together to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff.

Los Angeles Unified has resources available for students who may be experiencing difficulties in school and need additional support. We also ask that our students and families follow the district's message: if you see something, say something.

Check If Your Employer Matches Your Generosity (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Nov 7 (last updated Nov 7)

Reminder:  Please check with your company to see if they match charitable contributions, either in part or in full. This is effectively free money for our school, and often just requires a small amount of paperwork, which is often completed by the Annual Giving team rather than you. 

Principals' Message: Safety Drills (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Nov 6 (last updated Nov 7)

Dear Open School Families: