Opportunities to Get Involved

The Open School was founded in 1978 with an emphasis on parent-teacher collaboration. That spirit continues today keeping us true to our mission. The school promotes an environment where students can become lifelong learners, responsible citizens, and thinking and caring individuals who are sensitive to the multicultural society in which we live.

We know that some families will be able to volunteer often and others will make it to the school once or twice a year. We welcome all family members to bring whatever time and talent you can to the school. Children are more comfortable at school and do better academically when they have family involved in their education.

The Volunteer Coordination Committee can help match volunteers with jobs that suit their interests, talents and schedules.  All details are in our handbook, How to Make a Difference at Open School.

Some Ways to Volunteer at Open

  1. Chair an Event or Volunteer - The many events throughout the year including conference week, teacher appreciation and book fairs are successful because of the efforts of volunteers.
  2. Join Friends of the Open School - Friends plans and executes fundraisers throughout the year that raise money to support essential programs including Art, Physical Education, Music and more.
  3. Join a Governing Council Committee. The Governing Council is our collaborative governance body.  Much of the Governing Council’s work is done on its committees, and committees are open to all staff and parents.
  4. Volunteer in the classrooms. Family are welcome in classrooms to work with the students and the teachers.

How to Get Involved

Start getting involved by filling out the Online Volunteer Form (available in the Fall), where Open School families can indicate their interests and unique skills.

Keep your eye on the Thursday Backpack emails and the calendar for upcoming events and contact information.

Talk with your child's teachers to volunteer in the classroom.

For other questions about volunteer opportunities available at Open, please contact the Volunteer Coordination Committee chairs.

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