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Today: 4/18/15

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?


Round Table Pizza Fundraiser
April 22 - All day

Forget about making dinner. Grab your family & friends and
head to Round Table Pizza on the Alameda
or Stevens Creek (with a new arcade area).

Round Table is generously donating up to 25% of sales to WO!
Look for the flyer in hallway pockets and Wednesday envelope on April 22.


calendarImportant Dates for 2014-2015 School Year

April 13-17 - Spring Break
May 26 - General Meeting
June 5 - 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.

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


The Italian Experience is Quickly Approaching - April 24
Tickets now on sale at the blue tables from 8:30 – 9:00AM each day!  Come and get them – they’re going fast!!!

The first annual Parent Board Spring Fundraiser we are bringing you “The Italian Experience” on Ap... Continue
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Published: 4/8/15

Need A Summer Camp Program? (Details attached)
Are you seeking a fun, educational and affordable summer camp program? Look no further. Santa Clara Unified School District’s Kidventure Camp begins Tuesday, June 9. This year’s calendar is full of excitement with activi... Continue
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Published: 4/8/15

Parent Ed - Handling Your Child’s Emotional Moments
An introduction to Hand in Hand Parenting and the Parenting by Connection approach. Get a new perspective on your child’s emotional moments and how to manage them in a way that builds connection.

When:  April 27 at 7:00PM

Com... Continue
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Published: 4/8/15

Staffing for 2015-2016
Here is our teaching staff that has been approved for the next school year. 

Kinder:  Ann and Cindy

First: Mychele and Janine

Second: Christina, Erika and TBD

Third: Tammy, Davina/Jen, and Chris

Fourth: Andrea and TBD

F... Continue
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Published: 3/22/15

Planning for next year - Dates
Here are some important dates for next school year. 

1st Day of School – August 20, 2015 (Thursday)

Holiday Break - December 21, 2015 – January 4, 2016

February Break – February 15-19, 2016

April Break – Ap... Continue
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Published: 3/4/15

Whooping Cough Information
See the attached PDF for information on whooping cough. Continue
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Published: 1/28/15

Field Trip IQ Test

How will you do? 
"You are just a rider on the field trip.  Can you just let the field trip coordinator know the morning of the trip that you will not be attending?"
NO!  You need to let the field trip coordina... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 1/28/15

Have breakfast with your friends
Remember that Teresa now serves breakfast every day before school.  Talk to your friends and set a date to have breakfast with friends right here at school!

Breakfast is served in the cafeteria every morning. The cost for breakfast is $1.5... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 1/15/15