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Readathon Reminders!

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Feb 15 (last updated Feb 15)

Open School's Jedi Academy is in the 3rd and final week. For news about recent developments in the Readathon Galaxy, including your Jedi's standing, please check the Readathon display outside the library.

Remind your children that all minutes count!  PLEASE review and total their weekly minutes before initialing their logs. If you can't read it, neither can we!  All logs and bookmarks should be brought to school on the morning of Wednesday, February 21st. Students who have not turned in any signed logs will not be allowed to attend the celebration March 1st and we really want all students to come!  Email minutes to your cluster if your child is sick or left the log behind. 

Please sign up here to help tally the minutes one last time Wednesday morning.  And sign up here to come help us celebrate like a Jedi on March 1st here.

May the Force be with you! 

Questions?  Please (email Shana Aelony)

It's Raffle Time!

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Feb 15 (last updated Feb 15)

Here's a chance to win some amazing prizes that everyone in the family can enjoy!  So buy some raffle tickets and sell the rest to your friends!  You could win one of the prizes or win the bonus prize: a $100 gift card of your choice goes to the student/family that sells the most tickets!  

Turn in your stubs and payments to the office any time, no later than Friday, March 9.

Need more booklets? Get them at the office, or email (Shachar Lavi) and we will deliver them to your child’s cluster.

Principal's Message

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Feb 15 (last updated Feb 15)

Hello Open School Parents,

At Open School safety is our number one concern. Please know that we are working diligently to make sure that your children and our staff are happy and safe. It seems so simple, but it takes a lot. Please remember to sign in with the office staff when you come on campus during school hours. Also, if you are picking your child up from the yard, please keep the pedestrian gate closed. We are all responsible for the little things. If you see something, say something, ALWAYS!

Responding to Violence and Tragedy from Scholastic

Letter from Interim Superintendent regarding Broward County Public School Incident

In partnership,


Summer Camps at Open School Dates

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

Summer Camps at Open School with I do Love Math and Innovative Arts will be offered the first two weeks of summer break, the week of June 11th and June 18th.

Kids just love our summer programs so mark your calendars.  More info about registration to come!


Open School Parent Workshop - OLSAT & Gifted Identification Categories

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


We will be holding a Parent Workshop Monday, February 26th at 2:45 pm about the second grade OLSAT assessment (Otis Lennon School Ability Test, 8th ed.) and a general overview of the different categories of GATE identification.

Please meet in Silver Cluster at 2:45 pm.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to (Peggy Lew) for planning purposes.

Clean Out our Lost & Found by Monday!

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Feb 13 (last updated Feb 15)

Our Hooks and Hangers need your HELP! And a lot of our kids are missing their jackets...

There are many items that are unclaimed in the Lost & Found and are now hanging on the fence by the big parking lot.  Students looked for items after assembly today, but please help by stopping by to check, too.  We're going to leave the items out until Monday morning.

If you have plastic hangers, please donate them to our Lost & Found hanger rack.

Thank you to those parents who helped us hang up clothes.  Truly a mountain of work!

If we find a name on something, we return it to it’s owner so keep your kids' coats, clothes and lunch boxes out of the Lost & Found with Oliver's Labels. They are super-durable, completely waterproof, and they don't mind getting dirty. Best of all, Oliver's Labels donate 20% of the proceeds from our purchases back to Open School.

Shop here today! 


Readathon Reminders!

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Feb 8 (last updated Feb 8)

Open School's Jedi Academy enters our 2nd week with great enthusiasm from students and staff alike.  

Help your child by reading and helping total their minutes before initialing their logs.  The minutes read will only be counted towards team standings if turned in on Wednesdays.  Email minutes to your cluster if your child cannot bring their log in.

Please sign up to help tally the minutes on the next two Wednesday mornings here.

May the Force be with you! 

Clip it; Don't Toss It! Send in Those Box Tops!

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Feb 8 (last updated Feb 8)

Please send in your Box Tops collection by Wednesday, February 14th to your child's cluster teacher or drop it off in the office.  

Box Tops may be collected in zip lock bags or taped/glued down to the sheet that was sent home a few weeks ago. Please take one more peek through your pantry and cut off all the Box Tops you can since each one has an expiration date.  The date must be clearly visible for the Box Top to count so cut on the dotted line.

You can find Box Tops on products such as Cheerrios, Kleenex, Yoplait, Star Wars cereal and hundreds of other items.  Each box top is worth 10 cents and all money collected will go directly to your school for much needed equipment and/or teaching materials for each classroom.

Please keep collecting even after February 14th.  Our next deadline will be October 20th.   

Questions? Email (Nina Pate)

Open Expressions Variety Show: Show us What You've Got!

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Feb 8 (last updated Feb 8)

Sign Up sheets to audition for Open School’s talent show - Open Expressions - are now available in the office and in Blue Cluster! They are due back (signed by both student and parents) by Friday, February 23rd.

Auditions will be held the week of March 19th during lunch or after school.  

The show is on Saturday, May 12th  at 4 p.m.  Save the Date! 

Please be creative in what you would like to present to the school as TALENT! Singing, Dancing, Rapping, Acting, Playing an Instrument, Martial Arts, Comedy, Magic, Skits, Cheering.... be imaginative! 

Questions? Email the (Open Expressions Committee).


Submitted by Peggy Lew on Feb 8 (last updated Feb 15)
  • Feb. 16 - Twin Day
  • Feb. 19 - No School - Presidents' Day
  • Feb. 22 - Readathon Ends
  • Feb. 23 - Open Expressions Applications Due
  • Feb. 26 - OLSAT/GATE Mtg @ 2:45 pm
  • Mar. 1 - Online Auction Begins

Annual Giving Updates - Tax Letters Sent / Drawing Winner / Magnets

Submitted by Mark Fischer on Feb 8 (last updated Feb 8)

We have now sent out tax letters to all individuals that donated to Open School during 2017 via our Annual Giving campaign.  Please (subject: Tax%20Forms) (contact us) if you have not received yours but expected one.

We have also chosen a winner of 2017 Tax Preparation Services from among all families who donated in our 2017-2018 campaign by December 31st.  It may be you... we're still trying to contact the winning family.

Finally, all cluster magnets have been distributed for families who have made any donation thus far... Magnets were placed in a brown bag in your oldest child's mailbox.

Annual Giving is not over.  We have raised over $120,000, but that is only 2/3 of our original goal.  Please consider making your donation now, at whatever amount works for your family.  Learn more and donate online here

Thank You!

Rock Roll & Run for Education

Submitted by Jess Ferguson on Feb 8 (last updated Feb 8)

Open School is excited to participate in this year's ROCK ROLL & RUN FOR EDUCATION!

Since Race for Success isn't taking place this year, LAX Coastal Education Foundation has partnered with Loyola Marymount University to support our area schools.

Saturday, March 10th, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.


  • 5K Family Run/Walk
  • Kids 1K (8 & under)
  • Live music on 2 stages
  • Games & Family-Friendly Activities
  • Community Booths
  • $5 Pancake Breakfast post race
  • Prizes awarded for biggest team, most creative costumes, and most team spirit!


LMU Campus

The proceeds from all registration dollars from Open School participants go directly back to our school and it's a wonderful family event that brings the community together for a common cause.   


Registration Costs (Price increases on February 27th): 

For sponsorship opportunities or questions, contact (Friends of the Open School)

See you there!