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Principal's Message: A New Beginning (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Aug 19 (last updated Aug 26)

Dear Open School Families,

Our school year is off to such a phenomenal start. All of our students and teachers are getting to know each other and establishing classroom norms and safety routines. Ms. Lew, Ms. Imani and I have been on the yard and in the classrooms getting to know all of the children. Please encourage them to stop and talk to us, as we are striving to get to know each and every one of our students.

Open School will Return in August Full Day and In-Person (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Jul 28 (last updated Jul 28)

Hello Open School Families,

As we gear up to begin the 2021-22 school year, we are becoming accustomed to our new normal of life which requires us to be comfortable with uncertainty and continuous flexibility. Moving forward into the new school year, will require much of the same. However, one thing that you can always be certain of is that Open School will put the needs and safety of our children first and foremost. 

2021-2022 Instructional Calendar (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Jun 17 (last updated Jun 17)

Planning for next year?

LAUSD has published its instructional calendar for the 2021-2022 school year. Click here to view it. 

First day of school will be Monday, August 16, 2021.

2021 Friends of Open School Alumni College Scholarship Recipients (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Jun 10 (last updated Jun 10)

This year we pulled off the second Friends of Open School Alumni College Scholarship. The Open School community is so close, and this connection spans far beyond the years when students are actually at Open School. We were so excited to have 14 alumni apply and to be able to send all fourteen off to college with a special gift. 

State Accountability (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Oct 12 (last updated Jun 24)

LCAP - The LCAP is a tool for local educational agencies to set goals, plan actions, and leverage resources to meet those goals to improve student outcomes.

Box Tops Go Digital! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Aug 29 (last updated Sep 4)

Over the years, we have earned over $8000 for Open School by simply submitting Box Tops collected from products we purchase in the normal course of life to the school. Now you can simply scan in your receipts into an app and monies will be donated to the school. 

How to Stay Informed: MailChimp, Facebook, Website (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Aug 20 (last updated Oct 17)

Over the last couple of years, our Communication Committee has been steadily working to improve home-school communication.  We have three ways of keeping you informed:

Donors Choose (Announcement)

Submitted by Blue Teacher on Dec 3 (last updated Dec 3)

Hi Everyone!
We’re doing really well on funding our Riley’s Farm trip with Yellow Cluster through Donors Choose.  Thank you to everyone who has already donated $15 (or more, wow!) so our kids can go on this amazing trip.  We only have until December 6th, 4 more days, to fully fund the trip and have our donations matched by using the promo code SPARK.  We have approximately $1100 left to go, so if you haven’t yet donated, please do so soon!  (And then we won’t have to clutter up your inbox any more by sending more email reminders! :) )

2015 Fall Conferences (Announcement)

Submitted by Blue Teacher on Oct 6 (last updated Oct 6)

Dear Blue Cluster Families,

Please follow the following link to sign up for Student, Teacher, Parent Fall Conferences:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4eaead2fabfa7-parentstudenttea1

Here's the Stomp Link (Article)

Submitted by Blue Teacher on May 7 (last updated May 7)

Once a week Blue cluster students meet with our musical director, Mr. McBain and work in collaborative groups to learn about musical orchestration.  With Mr. McBain's guidance, the students produce original musical pieces by utilizing a variety of instruments including, bongo, drums, xylophones, gong, and many more. The small group creations are compiled into one class 45 minute performance.Take a look at one of our student groups during rehearsals:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPvJP-EQII

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