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Today: 10/10/15

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?


Picture Day
Thursday, October 8


Auction Drop Off

October 5 - 9

8:15am - 9:15am AND 2:15pm - 3:15pm

(Wednesday 1:30pm - 2:15pm)

Get those Auction Donations Ready!  Auction Drop Off Depot is NEXT WEEK!


Drama Cast Lists

Cast lists are up on the drama page!


calendarImportant Dates for 2015-2016 School Year


Staff Development Days – October 22-23

Veteran's Day – November 11

Thanksgiving Break – November 25-29

Holiday Break – December 21, 2015 – January 1, 2016

Staff Development Day January 4

See 2015-2016 WO School Schedule for more dates.

SCUSD Parent - Student Handbook


All families are required to review the 2015-16 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.

Our Mission

Washington Open is a parent-participation school that nurtures the whole child, offering a collaborative community that allows for a rich variety of hands-on, real-world learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.  We balance academic, social, physical, and emotional needs, while encouraging creativity, curiosity, and a life-long love of learning.  Washington Open students aim for their personal best.

Be Open!

Useful Links


Join Project Cornerstone at WO!
See Attached PDF.

This year, Project Cornerstone is coming to Washington Open. Project Cornerstone is a program used by more than 100 schools in the Bay Area that aims to bring a consistent school wide focus to teaching students life skills and... Continue
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Published: 10/7/15

Adult Hot Lunch
Parents are welcome to purchase lunch and eat with their child. Please be aware of these requirements:

   Adult lunches cost $3.25
   You must pay Teresa on the day you want lunch
   You must have exact change to give to Teresa

You ... Continue
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Published: 10/7/15

Lost and Found
Our bin is again overflowing.  Please check right away as the items in the bin will be donated at the end of next week, Friday, October 16. Thanks for checking!

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Published: 10/7/15

October Technology Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 21, 7pm
The October Technology Committee Meeting will be 10/21/2015 at 7pm in Room 15. All Classroom Technology Committee reps should attend. This is time for you to complete monthly computer updates, clean projectors, and... Continue
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Published: 10/7/15

Round Table Pizza Fundraiser Wed. Oct. 14
Grab Some Friends & Forget About Cooking! - Round Table Pizza Fundraiser

~ Wednesday, October 14th ~ Lunch & Dinner ~

Use the flyer from your Wednesday envelope and Round Table will generously donate 20% of sales to WOPFG. Valid at t... Continue
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Published: 10/7/15

MTSS-B – Focus this week: Sandbox

   Be Respectful
   Be Responsible
   Be Safe

This week, our focus as a community will be on the sandbox.  Please see the attached matrix for more information.  Keep an eye out here for more info about MTSS-B
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Published: 10/7/15

Auction Donation Drop-Off Depot
Monday, October 5 - Friday, October 9
8:15am - 9:15am

Exception: Wednesday afternoon
1:30pm-2:15pm Continue
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Published: 10/1/15

Thanks to Jen Johnson, our very own Green Team” has joined Crayola’s “ColorCycle” Project. Through this initiative, students in K-12 schools across the continental United States and parts of Canada can collect and repurpose... Continue
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Published: 9/30/15

Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechani... Continue
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Published: 9/30/15

MTSS-B Focus this week: Bathroom
Bathroom expectations are the focus this week for the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavior (MTSS-B).

• Be Respectful

• Be Responsible

• Be Safe

This week, our focus as a community will be on the bathrooms.  ... Continue
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Published: 9/24/15