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Earn Cashback and Support Open School with BAMit!

Submitted by Friends on Aug 1 (last updated Jul 1)

Happy Summer Open School Families!

There’s a new and easy way for us to raise much-needed funds for Open School all year round, and all it takes is downloading a free app!

We have partnered with BAMit, a cash back app designed to encourage users to shop at local BAMit-affiliated stores, and simply by doing so, earning money back for both you and our school. 

Here’s how it works: Download the free app using this referral code
Simply by downloading this code will get five dollars in your BAMit wallet and in Open’s. It’s important to use the referral code in order for Open to receive that money.

There’s a wide range of businesses on the site, from Camps to Education (i.e. tutoring) to Real Estate to Restaurants to Groceries to Home Services and more. Most of the affiliated businesses are located on the west side and the South Bay, but there are plenty of online options from local vendors. The company is new but expanding its foothold across the city.

Putting it to work: The idea behind BAMit is to make it fit into your everyday life. For example, if you were intending on signing your child up for Euro Soccer USA, you can earn five percent cash back simply by using the BAMit app. Check out the app for BAMit-affiliated restaurants.

The benefit of this partnership is two-fold. Not only will you earn cash back by shopping at a BAMit-affiliated business, a percentage of what you earn — anywhere from 20% to 100% (you decide) — will funnel right back to Open School. Please note that the amount you donate can be adjusted as often as you’d like!

If 500 of us download the app, it will bring in $2500 for the school — no strings attached! Additionally, by sending this referral link to our friends and family, Open School can earn even more money that will go straight to support all our students.

If you own a local business or know of a local business that might be interested in partnering with BAMit, please contact Open School parent and our BAMit rep (Lauren Saunders). There are opportunities for Open to make even more money if we bring businesses onboard; and those businesses only spend money when the BAMit app is used.  

Don't wait! Download BAMit today, and start earning!

Special Video from Our Specialists - Wishing You a Great Summer

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Aug 1 (last updated Jul 1)

A big shout out to our enrichment specialists - Music, Garden, PE, and Art - who stepped up during our school closure by providing engaging activities for our students to enjoy at home.

Here to wish everyone a happy summer, they've created a fun-filled video sure to get you in the mood!

Messages of Hope & Appreciation from Open School Students!

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Aug 1 (last updated Jul 1)

Every week, we love hearing from parents and teachers what their students are up during school closure.  We received two wonderful video messages from a couple of Greenies this week that we think you should watch!  

Kelly M. shares a hopeful message as she sings on this stop motion film she created with the help of her family.  Kelly was inspired by the Mystery Reader last week.

And continuing the appreciation we all expressed for our teachers this past week, Ella and her mom created this video to express their gratitude to the wonderful people who keep Open school going!  All of us at home share Kelly's mom's sentiment when she wrote to staff at Open that they made the video to thank everyone at Open "for all you do to make [our] kids’ school experience so so precious... we miss you so much!"

We can never say enough thank yous for the wonderful community that makes up Open School.

Video Message from Your Open School Educators

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Aug 1 (last updated Jul 1)

Please click on the image below to watch a surprise video message from your Open School educators who miss you all so very much!

Supporting One Another: Stay Optimistic

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Aug 1 (last updated Jul 1)

Our final Roots of Respect word is Optimism. How fitting! As we inch our way to the end of the 2019-20 school year, we must do so with Optimism and hope for things to turn around in our world.

Staying fit, active and in a positive frame of mind are definitely ways to remain optimistic. Please share this video with your family. It is another Open School staff video, showing just how much we miss and love you all.

Stay Active! Stay Connected! Stay Optimistic!