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Today: 12/4/16

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?

Welcome to 2016-17 School Year!


Insurance update

Please update your auto-insurance if your insurance renews in Aug-Sep-Oct


SCUSD Parent - Student Handbook

2016-17 STUDENT PARENT HANDBOOK   (alternate languages)

All families are required to review the student-parent handbook

Brochures, forms & other parent resources

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!

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Save the date
The Holidays are coming and so is the Scholastic book fair!  Sponsored by our fabulous 4th grade families. There is something there for everyone.
Come and shop for the Holidays right here in our own Washington Open library.
The book fair will be open from 8:15 until 3:30 Monday  through Thursday and until 1:00pm on Friday. We look forward to seeing to seeing you there.
Happy holiday and happy shopping!!!


Please return your permission slip to the office if your child is attending Friday Night Fun. Friday Night Fun is December 9th from 3:00-7:30pm. This was a Buy It Now item at the Auction! Please talk to Cindy, in Room 5, if you have any questions.


Shopping and Fundraising this Week

with Leigh's Favorite Books & Bookasaurus ~ through December 4!

Shop anytime during the week and mention "Washington Open" when you checkout for a portion of the sale to be donated to WOPFG. Leigh's Favorite Books & Bookasaurus offers toys, games, books and unique gifts for ALL ages!

Shopping week includes a community event tonight  WEDNESDAY, November 30th!!

Bookasaurus is also hosting WO Community Evening on Wednesday, November 30th ~ 

STORY TIME with Barbara at 7pm  +  free gift wrapping by WO celebrities 6pm-8pm!

Looking for a fun dinner place close by? Stop by Metro City Restaurant. SAVE your receipt to turn in at Bookasaurus or school and Metro will donate a portion of the sales too!

Leigh's Favorite Books, Bookasaurus & Metro City Restaurant are all in downtown Sunnyvale on South Murphy Avenue.

Email fundraising@WOPFG.org with any questions.

See you there!


It’s Time for Giving Thanks!

As the holidays approach think about purchasing Scrip for you friends, loved ones, teachers, coaches...

Not only will they get a great gift card to use at their favorite store, restaurant or entertainment venue, you will also be giving back to the school we all love. Every scrip purchase gives money back to the school!

We will be placing Scrip orders on the following Friday evenings for pick up the following Wednesdays. You can place orders at the scrip table before and after school on Wednesdays, or online at Shopwithscrip.com using Presto Pay purchase or by dropping a check off at school before the Friday order deadline.

Order Dates

Dec 2, pick up Dec 7

Last chance for Giving Tree Orders

Dec 9, pick up Dec 14

Last Order before Break

Dec16, pick up Dec 21

If you have any questions contact Wendy Guttman at wendyguttman@mac.com.


The Giving Tree is a WO annual service project and an easy way for you to help families in our Washington Open and Santa Clara Unified School District community that need some extra help during the holiday season. Please visit the Giving Tree (located in the office hallway leading into the main office) and select a gift tag for a gift or gift card you would like to give. (If you select SCRIP, please purchase it at the Scrip table or use online Scrip no later than December 9.) Thank you in advance for all your generosity! Please return all Giving Tree gifts/gift cards by December 13, so they can be delivered to the families prior to the holiday break. Thank you! (For Giving Tree questions, contact Beth Calfee, thecalfees@yahoo.com or Ana Fong, anam.fong@gmail.com )


The Giving Tree is a WO annual service project and an easy way for you to help families in our Washington Open and Santa Clara Unified School District community that need some extra help during the holiday season. Look for more information coming home soon with a list of items and gift cards needed to support these families. Scrip cards often needed include: Gas, Groceries, movie tickets, Target, & Payless Shoes. All of these can be ordered at the scrip table


Come sing with Barb in room 8 before school on Fridays at 8:10. Students of all ages, grownups and young siblings are welcome to join the fun. Come when you can and leave when you need to. We end when the whistle blows. It's a great way to begin your day!


If any adults want to purchase hot lunch, the cost is $4.00 per meal.  Adult lunches cannot be charged to a student’s card.  If you (adult) would like to set up an account, you may do so by bringing cash or a check to Teresa.  If you want to just “pay as you go,” you can do that as well, but you must have exact change. 


“Wanna Chat with Barbara?”

Here are the dates that Barbara will be available to chat with parents regarding whatever you’d like to talk about.  These sessions will be held at 8:30AM in the staff lounge.

  • Tues, Dec 13

  • Mon, Jan 23

  • Fri, Feb 17

  • Thurs, Mar 9

  • Mon, Apr 24

  • Tues, May 16


You can pay online for your child’s lunches with your credit card! You can also check your child’s balance any time. You can access the system by going to www.myschoolbucks.com. You will need to create an account in order to use this service.  Also you will need your student’s ID number. Of course you can always come in to the office and put money in your child’s account by writing a check or using cash.