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Today: 10/24/14
10:30 AM Training for Kinder & New Parents

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?

Halloween Carnival


Early Dismissal at 1:42pm



Important Dates for 2014-2015 School Year

Sep 25 - 30 - Parent-Teacher Conferences
Nov 26 - 28 - Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 22 - Jan 02 - Holiday Break

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 Monday and Friday 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


Fall T-Shirt sale is here
Washington Open school t-shirts and sweatshirts are now for sale!  We have some new colors this season so order one for every family member! Drop your completed order with payment into the t-shirt sales box in the office by Friday, November 7... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 10/23/14

Auction Update 10/22

   We are 4 weeks away from our 31st Annual WO Auction. We want to thank everyone in the community for the contribution of time and energy toward making this year’s auction possible. Thank you for securing auction items and for th... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 10/23/14

Butterfly Garden Planting Oct. 25

   Come join us this Saturday, Oct. 25 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am to add more butterfly attracting plants to a butterfly friendly garden.  Plants identified by the California Native Plant Society will be planted, watered, labeled and... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 10/23/14

Carnival Reminders for Students & Adults
Just a few reminders for students and adults alike:

   No Masks – Students may parade with a mask and then remove them for the parade.  Adults may NEVER wear a mask.  We must be able to identify you.
   No weapons
   Comf... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 10/16/14

Carnival is Coming – Friday, Oct. 31
Time: 9:00am - 11:30am

We begin at 9:00 with the costume parade.

The carnival is a wonderful community event that has been happening for over 25 years.  This event is fun filled, child centered, and gives the students an opportunity to ... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 10/16/14

Kid's Night on Auction Night
Register your K-5th graders for Kid's Night at Educational Encounters
for a pizza dinner & special evening of fun while you enjoy the auction.

Register at EducationEncounters.com


See attached flyer: KidsNightNov15 Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 10/16/14

Training for Kinder & New Parents
There will be training for all kinder and any new parents at any other grade during the week of October 20-24.  You will come in and work from 8:30 - 10:30 on your regularly assigned work day, then attend the training from 10:30 – 12:00... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 10/9/14

New Breakfast Program Begins Oct. 1
Beginning October 1 the cafeteria is piloting a new breakfast program. The cost for breakfast is $1.50.  Breakfast will be served from 8:00 – 8:25.  There is NO SUPERVISION during this time – If your student is going to have ... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 9/30/14