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Please Claim Lost and Found Items!

Submitted by Cindy Matsubayashi on Oct 20 (last updated Oct 21)

Please take a moment to look through the Lost & Found items pictured in these photos. 

Items left after Friday, October 29th will be donated. Beginning Monday afterschool (weather permitting), these items will be located near the gates of the bus lot. Even if you don't think you're missing anything, please still have a look. You may be surprised!

Westchester COS Town Hall

Submitted by Cindy Matsubayashi on Oct 20 (last updated Oct 21)

On Thursday, October 28 at 5:00 pm, Westchester Community of Schools will present information on:
- Social Emotional Learning
- Instructional updates
- Black Student Achievement updates
- Spanish Dual Language opportunities 

Please register via this flyer

Last Open Tour Meeting - Send This to a Prospective Parent

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Oct 20 (last updated Oct 21)

We had a great turnout for our recent virtual tour meeting! Thank you so much to Open parents, staff, and students who showed some Open School love by answering questions from prospective families.


Let them know by forwarding this info and tell them that we have on our Home page:

We will be holding one more info meeting on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. 

There will be an overview of the schools and Q & A Sessions with Open parents and students.

Registration is required. Please click here to register.
You can also find this information on our Home page.

Please e-mail (Peggy Lew) if you have any questions.

Communications Committee Meeting - Thursday, October 28

Submitted by Cindy Matsubayashi on Oct 14 (last updated Oct 21)

On Thursday, October 28 at 4:30 pm, Open School's Communications Committee will be meeting virtually.  Join us to explore ways to maintain effective and efficient communication within our school community.

Please email (Peggy Lew) to receive Zoom information for the meeting.

Peggy Lew and Ariel Roth-Hernandez, Staff Co-Chairs
Cindy Matsubayashi, Parent Chair


Fall Harvesting in Open's Learning Garden

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

Open students have been busy getting our garden ready for the Fall by picking and pruning things down so that the garden can rest during the winter. Our hens Fluffy, Paper, and Oreo are loving the Fall weather! Students have been able to learn about and sometimes taste fruits and herbs (pomegranates, figs, passionfruit, kale, and lavender). This week our garden specialists Mismak, Matt and Azita, taught students about the superfood Amaranth and harvested its seeds. Here's what one student shared:

I learned about the history of the plant (amaranth) traveling across the ocean. People thought Christopher Columbus discovered the plant, but it was the Aztecs who used this plant first. You can eat this plant at any stage. The seeds are really small, but the plant can grow 8 ft tall! I tried the seeds today, and they taste creamy.  --Marshall D.


Submitted by Peggy Lew on Oct 13 (last updated Oct 21)

11/4 - Governing Council Meeting (5:30-7:00 pm)
11/4 - Friends Meeting (7:00-8:30 pm)
11/9 - Open's Virtual Tour & Info Mtg (5:00 pm)
11/11 - No School - Veterans Day
11/15 - 11/19 - Fall Conference Week
11/17 - Panda Express Dine-Out