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Weekly News - September 17, 2021 (Article)

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

Kate DiCamillo! We are so excited to tell you that on September 29th we will be getting to attend a Kate DiCamillo virtual author visit as she presents her new book, The Beatryce Prophecy!  She is an absolutely fabulous author and speaker and we are so thrilled to be included.  Her new story is described as, “a fantastical meditation of fate, love, and the power of words to spell the world.  In a time of war, a mysterious child appears at the monastery of the Order of the Chronicles of Sorrowing.  Gentle Brother Edik finds the girl, Beatryce, curled in a stall, wrack

Volunteers Needed - Site Committee (Article)

Submitted by Ann Kaatz on Sep 16 (last updated Sep 16)

Ready to get your hands dirty to keep Open School beautiful?  Then Site Committee is for you, no prior experience needed - we have projects for everyone! 

Throughout the year, Open's Site Committee brings together groups of parent volunteers to do beautification projects at the school.  Projects are usually done on weekends and involve a 1-2 hour time commitment over the course of a morning or afternoon. 

Donate Today (Article)

Submitted by Ann Kaatz on Sep 15 (last updated Sep 15)

Middle School Options Meeting - Life After Open (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Sep 15 (last updated Sep 15)

Attention Upper Grade Families! Please mark your calendar for our Life After Open meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 28th at 4 pm via Zoom (link to be provided). 

This is a great opportunity to learn about local LAUSD middle school options all at one time. More details to come with a list of schools and how to RSVP. 

Teaming Up for the Health and Safety of Open School (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Sep 15 (last updated Sep 16)

Hello Open School Families,

OLSAT Fall Testing for Current Third Graders (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Sep 14 (last updated Sep 14)

Open Magnet Charter will be administering the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, Eighth Edition (OLSAT-8) to all third graders for the purpose of identification as gifted in the High Achievement Category in Fall 2021 (which is usually administered in second grade but was not in 2021 per LAUSD). 

The OLSAT-8 is a 60-minute multiple choice paper-pencil achievement test that will be administered by a classroom teacher on October 7th and 8th (Clusters will provide details). Total administration of the test will be approximately 82 minutes.

Mark Your Calendars - Upcoming Fundraising Days (Article)

Submitted by Cindy Matsubayashi on Sep 13 (last updated Sep 15)

Thank you for your generous support during our Annual Giving Back To School Campaign!  Please mark your calendars for our upcoming dine-outs and other events:

Congratulations to Our Amazing Ms. Cass! (Article)

Submitted by Cindy Matsubayashi on Sep 9 (last updated Sep 9)


Way to Represent!!! A big congratulations goes out to our very own Ms. Cass who has been recently selected to represent LAUSD in the 2021-2022 cohort of the Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished Principals.

After School Chess Tutors (Article)

Submitted by Cindy Matsubayashi on Sep 9 (last updated Sep 9)

Want to learn how to play the strategic game of chess or want to continue honing your skills?

Sign up to participate in our virtual program!   You can be on our chess team that represented Open at the final challenge at USC (we made it to the Grand Stage 8 years in a row)!
Chess Tutors is starting Virtual Session #1 on Tuesday, October 5th and will continue until October 26th.

Lost & Found Items (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Sep 9 (last updated Sep 9)

There are many items that are unclaimed in the Lost & Found and we will need to have students be much more responsible with their things. Here's how you can help: