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Change of Time & Place for November 1st Governing Council Meeting

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Oct 18 (last updated Oct 18)

Please note: the Governing Council Meeting will take place on November 1 at 5 p.m. in the Library. 

New After School Opportunity: Odyssey of the Mind

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

Can you move 100 ping pong balls 20 feet in 2 minutes without using your hands and feet...all without help from adults?

Would you like to try?

Ask your child to find out more about Odyssey of the Mind, our new after school class for Gr. 3-5 that will be starting soon.

If your child is a creative problem solver who loves to work in teams, then please click for the Odyssey of the Mind Flyer.

There will be an introductory meeting for those interested on October 29th from 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. in Yellow Cluster.  

Hope to see you there!

Principal's Message: An Attitude of Gratitude Makes Every Day Count

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Oct 17 (last updated Oct 18)

Dear Open School Families,

Our message of EVERYDAY COUNTS continues to be one of our most important ones, from attendance to a lifelong commitment to positivity. Everyday that our students show up is another opportunity to show gratitude that we are all a part of our wonderful Open School community. Attendance matters and your child's presence everyday at Open School matters. 

Also, as a part of our Roots of Respect social emotional curriculum, we are currently focusing on the daily intentions associated with cooperation and gratitude. We want our students to understand that these two life virtues will take them far. We are well on our way to empowering our students to live life with an attitude of gratitude and a desire to work well with others. Please join us in our pursuit of building these meaningful skills.

In partnership, 

Antoinette Cass

NEW - SAS Applications are Now Due Nov. 9th

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Oct 17 (last updated Oct 18)

ATTENTION Fifth Grade Parents Applying to Middle Schools

School for Advanced Studies (SAS) applications along with Magnet, Dual Language, and Special-Criteria Schools (like GALA) are now processed through UNIFIED ENROLLMENT.

Students applying to SAS schools will need to meet the criteria for Gifted High Ability magnet schools.  Find out more by clicking Schools for Advanced Studies.

You will get notification in March and will need to decline/ accept in April.  This will be the SAME time line as the Magnet Schools, so don't wait until after you hear from your magnet choices.

You can receive offers from multiple school programs, but you can only accept ONE program.  You can also stay on various wait lists.

The front office and (Ms. Lew) can help you with any questions you may have about Unified Enrollment.

Open School Tour is This Coming Tuesday, Oct. 23rd

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Oct 15 (last updated Oct 16)

We would love to let prospective families know about our fabulous school.  Open School's tours will be on Tuesday, October 23rd and Tuesday, October 30th at 8:30 a.m.  No RSVP is required.  

Here is our Tour Flyer to distribute to interested parents.  If you can take a stack to your local preschools, we would be so grateful. Please let (Ms. Lew) know if you need copies.  Thank you in advance!

The Magnet Choices online application are due Friday, November 9, 2018.

After School Yard Supervision for Gr. 1 - 5

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Oct 11 (last updated Oct 11)

Just a reminder that LAUSD's Youth Services provides yard supervision after school for students Grades 1-5.  Kindergartners cannot participate per the Beyond the Bell Branch.

Reminders / Updates

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Oct 11 (last updated Oct 18)
  • Oct. 23 - Open School Tour at 8:30 a.m.
  • Oct. 24 - Deadline to purchase discounted Fall Family Festival tickets (Click here to buy now!)
  • Oct. 27 - Fall Family Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sign Up to Help Here!)
  • Oct. 29 - Odyssey of the Mind Meeting from 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. in Yellow Cluster (see below)
  • Oct. 30 - Open School Tour at 8:30 a.m.
  • Nov. 1 - Governing Council Meeting at 5 p.m. in Library
  • Nov. 1 - Friends of the Open School Meeting at 7 p.m. 

Sign Up to Help at the Fall Family Festival!

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Oct 11 (last updated Oct 18)

Click here or on the image above to sign up to help at the Fall Family Festival!  

Click here to buy tickets!  The deadline for discounted tickets is October 24th.  Tickets purchased at the Festival will be $1 per ticket.

See you on the 27th!