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LA Lakers Honor Ms. Cathy

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Dec 7 (last updated Dec 7)

   Congratulations to our very own Ms. Cathy!  

Last Sunday, the Lakers honored Ms. Cathy as one of their Educators of the Month.  Friends and family were there to cheer her on as she was recognized at half-time for her outstanding performance and achievements.  

Even though the Lakers lost, you still gave us something to celebrate because you are a winner in our hearts.  We are so very proud of you, Cathy!

Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale at the Winter Concert

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Dec 6 (last updated Dec 7)

The most heart-warming, toe-tapping event of the year is just a few days away! 

Join us on Wednesday, December 13th for Open School's annual Winter Concert.  Here are the details:

  • Complete performances at 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • 1:10 pm show will only have Cluster performances (no Orchestra, Band, or Choir). If you have a flexible schedule, please attend this one if your child is not in Orchestra, Band, or Choir.
  • The order of cluster performances may vary.
  • The show is approximately 90 minutes long.

Please stay for the whole show out of respect for all our students.  Seating is limited, so please be prompt.  We will not be recording the performances as DVD sales have been low.  If you are recording on your device, please be respectful and do not block viewing for others. 

 

What's more....

When you come to see your children at the Winter Concert, you will have one more chance to mingle with friends, shop for the holidays, treat yourself, and support Open School students!  Our vendors will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bake Sale!

The Bake Sale needs baked goods and savory finger foods. Please consider donating clearly labeled, individually wrapped or pre-cut, ready to sell treats.  You can sign up to donate the goodies you bake or buy here.  Please deliver your baked goods or savory treats on December 12th to the Teachers' Lounge, or bring them with you to the school on December 13th. We will be selling coffee, water, tea, and hot chocolate as well.

The bake sale is cash only.

For inquiries, please contact: sheri.lipschutzatgmail.com (Sheri Lipschutz)

Open School Swag!

Our new 40th anniversary tote bag, the highly anticipated 2017-2018 Open School Discount Card, and much more of your favorite Open School Swag will also be available for purchase at the Friends table.  This is another opportunity to participate in Annual Giving and get your Cluster Magnet!

Holiday Boutique!
Finish your holiday shopping at our Holiday Boutique!

Proceeds from the sale will continue to support all Open School students. Our vendors include:

Clothing & Accessories: 

  • Chrissy Huffman from Recyclicious will offer one-of-a-kind, upcycled headbands handcrafted using vintage, reclaimed, designer scarves.  
  • Jackapotomus clothing for your little one.

 

Jewelry Vendors: 

  • Lisa Ann Sparks from Sparks Glass Art: eco-friendly fused glass jewelry.
  • Heidi Porat: engraved jewelry. 
  • Tone Sarian: handmade earrings. 
  • Carolyn Tada:  jewelry.

Cosmetics Vendors:

  • Lori Rand: Lipsense 
  • Bonnie Koo: Skin care.

Baked Goods:

Children's Videos by Organa.

Henna Tattoos by Manisha.​

For inquiries, please contact: rkanokonataol.com (Kanokon Rabowsky)

This fun filled day is sure to enliven your holiday spirit!  See you there! 

Reminders/Updates

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Dec 6 (last updated Dec 7)
  • Dec. 10 - 40th Anniversary Diversity Celebration (1 - 4 p.m.)
  • Dec. 13 - Winter Concert 
  • Dec. 18 - Jan. 5 - Winter Break
  • Jan. 2 - Jan. 5 - I do ❤ Math Camp
  • Jan 8 - School Resumes

Block Kids Competition Winners

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Dec 5 (last updated Dec 7)

Thank you to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) – Los Angeles Chapter that brought this year’s Block Kids Competition to Open School. 

Fifty of Open's students used their knowledge about Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, and Math (STEAM) and their creativity to create unique structures.

Congratulations to our winners: Samantha C., Beatrice T., and Simonne M!

 

 

 

Support Open School When You Shop for the Holidays!

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Nov 30 (last updated Nov 30)

Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday via this link and Amazon donates to Friends Of The Open School.  We thank you for supporting our school! 

Jan. 2-5, 2018: I do ❤ Math Camp

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Nov 30 (last updated Nov 30)

Start the year off 90 degrees.
No hocus pocus!

I do ❤ Math Camp is back for the week of January 2  through January 5, 2018. 

Students will get the jump on 2018 by exposing themselves to an array of activities designed to promote and develop their love of math.  As in previous years, students will be exposed to math as it relates to making/ engineering, coding, art, dance, music, sports/fitness, Legos and cycling.  However, this year our campers will add magic to their skill set. Yes, magic! 

Space is limited. Please register here.

Monetary Donations are welcome.  Please make checks payable to I do Love Math, Inc.

 

Save the Date for Our Winter Concert

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Nov 29 (last updated Nov 30)

Our amazing Winter Concert will be held on Wednesday, December 13th.  Here are some details:

  • Complete performances at 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • 1:10 pm show will only have Cluster performances (no Orchestra, Band, or Choir). If you have a flexible schedule, we're asking families to attend this one if your child is not in Orchestra, Band, or Choir.
  • Order of cluster performances may vary.
  • Show is approximately 90 minutes long.

We ask that parents stay for the whole show out of respect for our students.  Seating is limited, so please be prompt.  We hope that you will be able to join us and see how our teachers, specialists, and students come together to create a spectacular show!

Please note that we will not be recording the performances as DVD sales have been low.  If you are recording on your device, please be respectful and do not block viewing for others. 

Winter Concert Bake Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Holiday Boutique so you can get a little bit of your holiday shopping done with 20% of sales going back to Open School.  Questions? Contact rkanokonataol.com (Kanokon Rabowsky)

​Sales from the Bake Sale and Holiday Boutique will benefit the Open School. Thank you for your support!