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Today: 12/17/14

Support WOPFG

There are a number of ways to support our students!

Buy and Refill Scrip Online via




WO Logo Item Store

Benefit SCUSD Computer Fund

There are many other ways to support our school. See the Fundraising section to learn more.


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What's Happening at WO?

Hour of Code

The Largest Learning Event in History, December 8-14, 2014


calendarImportant Dates for 2014-2015 School Year

Dec 22 - Jan 02 - Holiday Break

Mon Jan 05 - No School (In-service day)

Tue Jan 06 - Back to school

Feb 16 - 20 - February Break
Apr 13 - 17 - Spring Break
May 26 - General Meeting
Jun 05 - Last day of school

SCUSD Parent - Student Handbook


All families are required to review the 2014-15 SCUSD handbook. 

FieldTripBus.gifCar Seat Update

Child Safety Seats - California Law (Effective 01/01/2012):

- Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. 

- Children under the age of 8 who are 4' 9" or taller may be secured by a safety belt in the back seat.

- Children who are 8 years and over shall be properly secured in an appropriate child passenger restraint system or safety belt. 

- Passengers who are 16 years of age and over are subject to California's Mandatory Seat Belt law.

- Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.

- Seat belts are the best defense against impaired, aggressive, and distracted drivers.


testing.jpgCalifornia Adopts the Common Core Standards

California has adopted new Common Core Standards for the education of your children. All parents should know about the changes the new Standards will bring to the instruction, curriculum, and testing of public school students. Here is a brief introduction to the new Standards we hope will be helpful in understanding those changes. 

Read more about the Common Core Standards.


Stop by the SCRIP Table and Help Raise Money for Our School!

Did you know that you can help raise money for Washington Open Parent Faculty Group (WOPFG) by shopping SCRIP gift cards? Just purchase SCRIP for the items you buy everyday (gas, groceries...) and you'll help raise money for our school. The SCRIP table carries a large inventory of items in stock. There are also many more SCRIP cards available via ShopWithScrip.com. Once you set up your ShopWithScrip account with Presto Pay, you can shop online and even on campus without bringing your checkbook. The SCRIP table is open on Wednesday before and after school for purchasing "scrip-to-go" items from our on-hand inventory.

Parent Education Information

The Santa Clara Unified District web site offers useful information about parent education opportunities. Visit the SCUSD's Parent Education web page for parenting classes and training opportunities.  Our own Board President, Anna Welsh, who is also SCUSD's Parent Education Web Coordinator, updates the page monthly.

Useful Links


Reminder: Breakfast is Available
Breakfast is now being served in the cafeteria every morning. The cost for breakfast is $1.50.  Breakfast is served from 8:00 – 8:25.  There is NO SUPERVISION during this time – If your student is going to have breakfast in t... Continue
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Published: 12/10/14

Please Return Marie Callender's Pie Tins
THANK YOU so much to all the families who participated in the yummy pie fundraiser. We raised $500 for our school!!! Please return your Marie Callender's pie tins to the box in the office. Our school receives $0.80 back per tin. Thank you again! Continue
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Published: 12/10/14

If you have a sibling that you would like to enroll for the 2015-2016 school year, please contact Judy or Mary to schedule an appointment to come in and do your registration. Appointments will be taken beginning January 12 and continue until Janua... Continue
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Published: 12/10/14

Winter Drive for Downtown Streets Team
Downtown Streets Team works with local homeless people to get them services they may need and to help them become self-reliant again. Student Council is hosting a drive to help this organization with some of their most needed items this winter. So... Continue
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Published: 12/3/14

Walk-A-Thon Results
Here are the results of our walk-a-thon donations to date:

Our Goal - $39,000
Amount Received to date - $28,697

Please note that we are still accepting donations toward our goal.

If you weren't able to spend your limit at the Auction... Continue
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Published: 11/19/14

The WO Friendship Bench
A Friendship Bench promotes the virtues of friendship and kindness to all. It is intended to help end loneliness and encourage friendships on school playgrounds. The concept originated in 2013, when Pennsylvania second-grader Christian Bucks notic... Continue
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Published: 11/19/14

Principal’s Chat
Want a chance to chat with Barbara?  Come on over to the Staff Lounge at 8:30AM on:

   Tuesday, November 25
   Thursday December 11
   Monday, February 9
   Wednesday, March 18
   Friday, April 10
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Published: 11/19/14