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Buy your Fall Festival Tickets Today!

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Oct 19 (last updated Oct 19)

The Fall Festival is only 9 days away! 

Have you bought your tickets yet?!  Because you are going to need LOTS of tickets!  This year's line up is bigger and better than ever!  There is fun for the whole family and the best part is that it is all to benefit our students' educational experience at Open.

Buy your tickets here

Our School Needs More Parent Participation!

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Oct 19 (last updated Oct 19)

At Open School, we appreciate the help and support of our parent community in pulling off events that raise funds and build community so that we have the resources to provide a meaningful education for our students. 

We know there are many demands on your time. But there are a few projects in the next two weeks, where we need your muscle, your talents and your considered opinion: 

  • Share your opinions on an Open Middle School in the expansion survey.  It's due tomorrow (Friday)!
  • Help us on Beautification Day (Oct. 21).  Sign up here!
  • Help out at the Fall Family Festival.  Sign up here to support your cluster volunteers or pitch in wherever your heart desires.  We won't be fussy about where you help
  • Boo! Sign up for the Haunted House here.  
  • If you like to bake, or shop for baked goodies, sign up for the Bake Sale here

Many hands make light work!  Any amount of time that you can volunteer would be most appreciated. We hope you will step up to make a difference for our students and our school!

New Annual Giving Drawing - 50 Fall Festival Tickets

Submitted by Administrator on Oct 19 (last updated Oct 19)

One of our Fall Festival sponsors, RPM Mortgage, has made an extra contribution - 50 Fall Festival tickets, available for a drawing.  You might be the lucky winner if you get your Annual Giving donation in by Friday the 27th at 6.  All donations made (or already made) qualify.

You can learn more and find the link for online donations at our Annual Giving page.

Also, congratulations to the Aldridge family of Red cluster, who won our last drawing for 4 Dodgers tickets.

 

 

Clean Out our Lost & Found by Monday!

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Oct 18 (last updated Oct 19)

    

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 afternoon.

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!  

There are so many ways to help Open School when you shop for necessities.  Find out more here!

 

Support Open School and Show Off Your Child's Artwork!

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

By now, you should have received your child’s personalized order form and stickers from Square 1 Art. This is our 2017 holiday fundraiser in lieu of the gift wrapping fundraisers of the past. 

I hope you are as excited about your child’s artwork as they are!

Deadlines:

In order to receive all of your items in time for the holidays, the order deadlines are as follows:

  • If you want to order online, the deadline is MONDAY, OCTOBER 30th.
  • To order using the paper catalog, the deadline is TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31st.

Act now to receive free shipping, which is only available during the fundraiser sale. All orders shipped to the school.

Three Easy Ways to Order:

Online: You can shop online here. Your child’s access code is located on the paper catalog you received.
Phone: 888-332-3294
Paper Order Form on the back of your child’s custom catalog. 

Together, we can support Open School, build your child’s self-esteem and create lasting keepsakes from your child’s artistic achievements.  Thank you for participating in this fundraiser and Happy Ordering! 

Questions?  jamieshwartzatyahoo.com (subject: Square%201%20Fundraiser) (Email Jamie Shwartz).

 

After School Music Classes with Mr. Cline

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

Our Music Specialist, Mr. Cline, is offering private music lessons after school for any Open School students who wish to learn trumpet, piano, guitar, drums, ukulele, clarinet, flute, recorder, xylophone, trombone and more!  

Registration is now open.  Space is limited and students are enrolled on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, please review this flyer

Questions? musicatstudiocline.com (subject: After%20School%20Music%20Lessons) (Email Mr. Cline).

Help Us Clean Our Lost and Found by Monday

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Oct 18 (last updated Oct 19)

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 afternoon.

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

And don't forget to label your items!  It really helps with identifying belongings and will save you money over time.  You can use Oliver's Labels (20% goes back to Open School).

After School Music with Mr. Cline

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Oct 16 (last updated Oct 19)

After school music enrichment classes are available with Mr. Cline (Open School's music teacher).  

Learn music theory, composition, improvisation.  Instruments include Piano, Guitar, Trumpet, Ukulele, and many more.  All ages welcome!

Click to find out more information about After School with Mr. Cline.

Reminders/Updates

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Oct 16 (last updated Oct 18)
  •  10/21   Campus Beautification Day
  • 10/24   Open School Tours at 8:30 a.m.
  • 10/25   Haunted House Planning Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Teachers' Lounge
  • 10/28   Fall Family Festival begins at 11 a.m.  Sign-Up Here to Help at the Festival.

A Giant Thanks for the Campout!

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Oct 16 (last updated Oct 18)

Hats off to Louie Maggiotto for once again setting the bar high for FUNd-raising activities at Open School with the first one of the year - the Campout!  From the flyers to the food, Louie organized a fabulous event that so many of our families were able to enjoy.  

Thank you for putting your heart into the Campout and again showing our community how we can raise spirits and money at the same time.  High five!

STAR Nova Session #2

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Oct 16 (last updated Oct 19)

STAR's Nova Session 2 will begin the week of Monday, October 30, 2017. We will be offering:

  • Science Lab
  • Computer Animation
  • Kinder Rock
  • Cooking
  • Clay Art
  • Fashion - Sewing
  • Jazz Dance & RockSTAR for continuing students

Look for STAR's Nova Session 2 brochure in your child's backpack.

You can REGISTER ONLINE here.

Also, read about STAR's Hallow's Eve Entomology Festival for Kids on Sunday, October 22nd from 12 - 5 p.m.

If you are unable to register online, please contact your site director to obtain a registration form. Please note, NO PHONE CALLS will be made to let you know you are enrolled, unless classes are canceled or full. 

If you have any questions feel free to contact me. We are looking forward to full enrollment in all of our Nova classes.


jasminelatstarinc.org (Jasmine Lang )
Open Charter STAR
(310)678-6235
www.starinc.org

Fish Tank Helper Wanted

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

There are so many students and family members who enjoy our fish tank in the office.  But our wonderful parent who helped us in the past has moved on, and we are desperately seeking someone who has an affinity for fish.

All supplies are provided.  If you can volunteer some time to change out filters and assist with water changes, PLEASE contact psl4275atlausd.net (Ms. Lew) or Ann in the front office.  Our fishies will be grateful!

Shop on Amazon? Support Open School!

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Oct 12 (last updated Oct 19)

Take a few minutes now to support our school! 

The AmazonSmile program will give up to 10% of your eligible purchases to our school.

For the school to receive the credits, you must enter the Amazon site through this link.

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Bookmark it and use it every time! You can also find the link on our Donate by Shopping page.

Save the Date: Parent Education Class on Screen Time

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Oct 11 (last updated Oct 12)

Check your calendar! Open School's first Parent Education Class will be on a very hot topic on parents' minds: screen time. This will be the first of a two part series on this subject.

Join us for a special presentation of Screenagers on Wednesday, November 8th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. This will be a screening for our school community only. Our upper grade students will have an opportunity to view this at a later time.  Donations appreciated at the door.

About the documentary: Physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston decided to make Screenagers when she found herself constantly struggling with her two kids about screen time. Ruston felt guilty and confused, not sure what limits were best, especially around mobile phones, social media, gaming, and how to monitor online homework. Hearing repeatedly how other parents were equally overwhelmed, she realized this is one of the biggest, unexplored parenting issues of our time.  

More information to come about this event.  We think this will help parents navigate a fast-evolving, tech-savvy generation and hope you can make it.  Please contact psl4275atlausd.net (Peggy Lew) with questions.

Interested in Applying to Open Magnet Charter?

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Oct 9 (last updated Oct 9)

The registration period for the 2018-2019 school year is now available.  The deadline to apply is Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Applications are processed through the LAUSD Magnet Choices Program which is available at echoices.lausd.net. Please read through the instructions and details carefully. For more information about the application procedures, please see Admissions.