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Today: 1/25/15

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?

Tech Week Jan 26 - 30. All rehearsals at Santa Clara High School. 



Register here for the science fair!

Please submit only one registration per student

Registrations open till Feb 24


calendarImportant Dates for 2014-2015 School Year

Mon, Jan 19 - No School for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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


We’ve got the flu!
We have had an incredibly high number of absences lately due to flu like symptoms.  We have been asked by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department to make this link available to our parents regarding flu.

http://www.sccgov.org/sites... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 1/21/15

Update on Author Jan Brett Contest
The Challenge continues...
As of Monday the top school was in Pennsylvania at 269 "likes". WO only 15 "likes".
Reaching 300+ "likes" from our community is within our reach. We can make this happen.
How to help- Cli... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 1/21/15

Science Fair Registration Is Now Open!
It is time to start thinking about the 19th annual Washington Open Science Fair!  Our fair will be on the evening of March 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and all students in grades K-5 are invited to participate.  Students in grades 4 and 5 ar... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 1/21/15

Science Fair Committee – Volunteers Needed!
Want to help support science at Washington Open? The Science Fair Committee is looking for a few more volunteers!

You do not need to have a science background to be part of the committee. We will need help with things leading up to the fair as ... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 1/21/15

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

Save the Date: April 24
NEW Spring Fundraiser on Friday, April 24.  Adults only.  Enjoy an Italian Dinner while watching the First Annual Parent and Staff Talent Show.  Hosted by the Washington Open Parent Faculty Group.  Details to follow soon. Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 1/15/15

Reminder: Company Matching
If your company matches donations, please remember to fill out the paperwork from your Auction donations and turn them in this month.  The best resource for information is your own companies Human Resources department because each company wil... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 1/15/15

Attention Open Readers
Your librarians have a challenge for you!
Jan Brett, our January Author of the month, has a contest going on until April 6, 2015.
The school or library that has the most parents, students and teachers like Jan Brett's Facebook page could win... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 1/7/15

Annie Tickets
All Annie pre-order tickets will be coming home today in your student's Wednesday envelope.  Please take this time to review your tickets and contact Clara Cooper with any questions (For contact info, see Wed bulletin).  

Need mor... Continue
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Published: 1/7/15

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
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 12/18/14

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
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 11/19/14