There are many other ways to support our school. See the Fundraising section to learn more.
What's Happening at WO?
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.
See the attached registration form for Chorus. If your student will be participating, please fill out the form and attach your donation and bring it directly to the office on Monday, February 27. Chorus begins the Tuesday after break!
The Italian Experience
A fabulous Italian Dinner and an amazing Talent Show
Friday, March 10, 2017
6:00 – 9:30
958 Homestead Road, Santa Clara
(American Legion Hall, Post 419)
Get together with friends and purchase a table to ensure you can sit together. Tables seat 8 people and each ticket is $125. Ticket includes dinner, wine, dessert and a talent show by our incredibly talented parents and staff. There are limited seats and they will go quickly. This is an event for adults only and is an annual event you don’t want to miss.
Ticket sales open on February 15, 2017.
All proceeds from the event support WOPFG.
Group Photos will happen on Thursday, March 2. Photo Envelopes will come home on Wednesday, March 1.
Washington Open Extended Day is still enrolling for the current school year. Services are available both before and after school. Enrich your child’s education in a unique social setting where daily activities are presented in a variety of formats. Breakfast and afternoon snack are provided. Please speak with Chet in Room #21 or call (408) 423-3916 if you are interested.
See the attached flyer regarding the Extended Day Kidventure Camp summer program.
“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.
It's time to start thinking about the Science Fair! At Washington Open, the science fair is an optional enrichment that allows students to complete a science fair project at home with parental supervision. All students K-5 are encouraged to complete a project, and everybody is invited to attend the fair! Our Science Fair will be held on Tuesday March 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Buchser Auxiliary Gym. To present a project at the science fair, all students must register to reserve their spot by using the online registration form available here: http:/tinyurl.com/wosciencefair2017
Science Fair Registration will be open through February 28th at 3 p.m.
We are excited to announce that the District STEAM Expo (formerly the District Science Fair) has introduced a new option for 4th and 5th grade students only: Rube Goldberg Machines! More info about RGM projects at the fair can be found here: https://sites.google.com/scusd.net/worubegoldberg/home
Want more information about the Science Fair? Want to see some sample projects or ask questions of the organizers? Come to one of our Info Sessions! We will have sample projects and committee members on hand in ROOM 8 on Wednesday February 8, before school from 8 to 8:25 a.m. and after school from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m.
After-school Art is taught by art teacher Jen to allow our young artists additional time to explore and experiment with a variety of media, creative experiences, and artistic techniques. After-school Art could include: drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, sewing, paper mache, textile art, assemblage, printmaking, bookbinding, and other arts and crafts. (This is not an exhaustive list, and we won't have time for all of these.) We will try some things that we don't have time for in a typical hour of school art, and we may revisit projects that we have done previously in room 8. As in our school art sessions, we will have fun being creative and trying out lots of different things in After-school Art!
The After-school Art program is available only to currently enrolled students in grades 3-5 at Washington Open Elementary School. The 2017 session of After-school Art will meet 9 times, with each class taking place from 1:45 to 3 p.m. on these Wednesdays: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, and 5/3/17. In the event that Jen has to cancel a session due to instructor illness or other emergency, a make up session will be available on 5/17/17.
The $180 class fee includes all materials that we will use.
There is a minimum of 10 artists required and a maximum enrollment of 20.
Attending students are expected to want to be there and to have a positive attitude.
Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If students sign up after enrollment is full, they will be put on a wait list. You will be contacted by email to confirm your registration.
To register for After-school Art with Jen, go to: http://tinyurl.com/afterschoolart2017
Questions about After-school Art with Jen, please email: email@example.com
This job includes posting Wednesday Bulletin news items every week and sometimes updating the home page. The job does not require you to know HTML, any content management systems, nor how to use School Loop, although those skills would be helpful. This is a great job for anyone who wants to contribute to the community, but is not able to work onsite.
I am looking for a replacement because I'll be moving on to middle school next year. I'd like to have the new webmaster fully trained and ready to take on the job before spring break in April. That way I'll still around to answer any questions you'll have.
If you are interested, send me (Renee) an email at rhmccain at gmail.com.
Here's the new online evaluation to help collect feedback about how things are going out at patrol. Parents and students can also go online and fill this out. If you are a witness to something wonderful or something concerning out at the drop-off zone, send me some information through this survey! People who are not official patrollers can skip some of the questions that don't apply to them.
Safety Patrol Coordinator
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.
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.