Read-a-thon Fundraiser (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jan 25 (last updated Jan 25)

Hi Open School Families,

While the three-week Read-A-Thon competition is still a week away, today is the day we kick-off our Read-A-Thon Fundraiser!  Now is the time for all of us to reach out to our respective communities and ask them to support our child(ren) on their reading journeys. Our goal this year is $40,000. If each student brings in $100, we can hit this mark. All the money we raise will go directly towards the school, and this year, more than ever, it’s essential we hit our fundraising benchmarks.  

Weekly Update - January 24, 2021 (Article)

Submitted by Yellow Teacher on Jan 24 (last updated Jan 24)

We wanted to start off by reminding you of our parent meetings this week and next.  On Wednesday, January 27th we will meet our third grade families from 3 - 3:30 and the next Wednesday, February 3rd, we will meet our fourth grade families from 3 - 3:30.  As a school staff, we got together and looked at the state standards and identified the three at each grade level that we felt were most important to master in order to build the best foundations for the next year.  We want to share these with you, along with strategies for how you can help support your child in attaining these skills.

January 27th: Community Building & Parent/Guardian Ed Committee Meeting (Article)

Submitted by Ann Kaatz on Jan 21 (last updated Jan 21)

Open School's Community Building & Parent/Guardian Education Committee organizes events and activities for the school community.  We welcome parent and staff participation in the planning process.  Please join us in our Committee meeting on Wednesday, January 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to discuss events and activities for the remaining school year.

LAUSD School Experience Survey: Deadline Extended; Please Complete TODAY (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jan 21 (last updated Jan 21)

Please fill out this very important survey by February 5th.

Facebook Friends: Help Us Raise Money for Open School (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Jan 21 (last updated Jan 21)

As you know, due to the pandemic Friends' fundraising efforts this year have been severely curtailed. But there is something you could do to help out Open School. If you are on Facebook, please consider creating a non-profit fundraiser in the name of The Friends of Open School.  

Setting up a fundraiser on Facebook is easy: 

Weekly Update - January 17, 2021 (Article)

Submitted by Yellow Teacher on Jan 17 (last updated Jan 17)

Just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow, Monday the 18th, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Read-A-Thon is Almost Here! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Jan 16 (last updated Jan 16)

The 2021 Read-A-Thon is just around the corner and we can’t wait to get started! This week, each family will receive a letter in the mail containing a Welcome Letter with fundraising information, a Pledge Form, a Reading Log, a Top Secret missive, and a compass.

Invitation to Participate: Survey Regarding Impact of Stress During Pandemic (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Jan 15 (last updated Jan 21)

Open School parents are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Lily Ross at the University of Southern California for her doctoral dissertation.

The study is researching the impact of stress on parents of elementary school aged children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants must be aged 18 or older and have a child in elementary school to be able to participate.

Safer At Home Order: Campus is Closed (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Jan 14 (last updated Jan 14)

LAUSD is following the Safer at Home order put in place by The County of Los Angeles, until further notice. All LAUSD campuses are closed. All Open School staff is working remotely, except our Plant Manager. We are still accessible through the school phone number or email if you need to reach us.  

January 30th: Title I Parent Engagement Conference (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Jan 12 (last updated Jan 12)

The Local District West Parent and Community Engagement Unit is excited to announce the Title I Parent Engagement Conference - A Nexus for Success: Partnering with Parents for Increased Student Achievement on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

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