Friends of Open School Events

Each year we have a range of fundraising events that not only raise money and foster a tight-knit community of families. Please choose some events to volunteer for, help plan, or contribute to. Let us know how you would like to help by sending an email to a Friends member, leaving a note in the front office, or attending a meeting.

Our top fundraisers:

Annual Giving – The majority of fund raised each year comes from direct donations. Any amount helps.

The Open School Campout – Campout under the stars at Open School. This is a great way to meet new friends.

Square One Art – In the fall, your child will create an artwork which can be placed on many different items like mugs and tshirts. These make great gifts for family and friends for the Holidays.

Fall Family Festival – This is one of the children’s favorite fundraisers! A full day of games, food and fun right here on our own school campus.

LAX Coastal Education Foundation's Rock Roll & Run – Pledge and run! Several other school share in the proceeds from this massive 5k run. The more people Open School can get to run, the more money we can make.

Online Auction – In the spring, bid online for camps, restaurant gift certificates, travel and many other items. A percentage of your bid goest to support the school.

Live Auction and Gala – Every spring we hold an auction, dinner, and dancing.

Jog-a-thon – The kids raise pledges and then run the track at school. This is what we call a FUNdraiser!

Shopping – Amazon, Ralphs, and Oliver's Lables donate a percentage of your purchases to the school. All you have to do is sign-up and shop.

We have other fundraisers planned for this year, if you are interested in helping please contact

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Scary Story & Art Contest at The Book Jewel (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Oct 6 (last updated Oct 7)

Local Westchester bookstore and Open's sponsor for the Read-a-thon, The Book Jewel, is inviting all students to participate in their Scary Story Writing & Art Contest, followed by Halloween Festivities on October 30th!

Thanks for Giving!!! (Article)

Submitted by Ann Kaatz on Sep 30 (last updated Sep 30)

As we wrap up our Back-to-School Fundraising drive, we want to thank all who donated.  You helped us get the year off to a solid start!  We’re actually a bit ahead of where we were this time last year – which is tremendous!  

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Online Orders through this link on Wednesday, November 17th Only! Friends and family all over the US are welcome to participate in this event!

Wed 11/17 (All day)

Take out or dine in at Rock & Brews' specious open-air patio where 20% of your meal receipt will be donated back to Open School! All Day at: 143 Main Street, El Segundo, CA 90245

Wed 12/15 (All day)