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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.

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. 

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.

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

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Oct 17 (last updated Oct 31)

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?

Principal's Message: Leadership is in Everyone (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Oct 9 (last updated Oct 10)

Leadership!  What a wonderful way to start off our Roots of Respect (Social Emotional) Program, with our Student Council Officer speeches today at assembly. Our students showed such an amazing sense of both Courage and Leadership!

Thank You for the Campout! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Sep 26 (last updated Sep 26)

This past weekend’s Campout was a true success with over 600 members of our Open family, lots of food, a ton of laughs, flashing lights everywhere and just an overall good time.

Sign Up to Volunteer - So Many Ways to Help (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Sep 25 (last updated Sep 26)

Please respond - it just takes a few minutes to show us how you'd like to help out at Open School!

Interested in joining a committee?  Have a special skill in art, music, cooking, or computer skills?  Want to help out with fundraising events?

We need it!  And we so much appreciate your efforts. It indeed takes a village...

Start getting involved by filling out the Online Volunteer Form, where Open School families can indicate their interests and unique skills.

Principal's Message: Everyday Counts (Don't Miss More than 7 Days This School Year) (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Sep 19 (last updated Sep 19)

Attending school daily is the easiest way to ensure that your child is receiving the best possible education.  At Open School, we have so many fun-filled, cheerful days ahead of us. In order to make these days meaningful and worthwhile, we need your children to be present daily. As our teachers and specialists spend hours preparing lessons that enhance your child’s educational experience, it is important that every student is here to partake in the exhilarating learning that is taking place in every cluster.

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