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Today: 12/10/17

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There are many ways to support our school.

See links below and go to the Fundraising page to learn more.

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What's Happening at WO?

Prospective Family Tours and Parent Meetings

 Prospective Parent Meetings (ADULTS ONLY):

7:00 p.m to 8:30 pm. – Thursday, December 14, 2017, Thursday, January 25, 2018, Monday, February 5, 2018.

These are strongly recommended for families interested in attending Washington Open.

This does not take the place of the Classroom Observation Tour and provides significant additional information.

 

 Classroom Observation Tours every day from

January 16, 2018 – February 7, 2018.
Tours begin promptly at 9:00 a.m and last 2 ½ hours.


SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Washington Open next week, December 4-8:

Monday 8:15-3:45

Tuesday 8:15-6:30 (special evening hours)

Wednesday 8:15-2:30

Thursday 8:15-3:45

Friday 8:15-1:00 (closes at the end of lunch)

This is a great opportunity for our students to browse books they do not already know about and might never come across in the library. Books also make fun holiday gifts. 

 

IT'S TIME FOR THE GIVING TREE!
 

The tree is now filled with gift tags ready for the holidays. 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 with the gift or gift card you would like to give. (If you select SCRIP, please purchase it no later than December 8th.) Thank you in advance for all your generosity!

 

Please return all Giving Tree gifts/gift cards by December 12th, so they can be delivered to the families prior to the holiday break. Thank you! 

USE FUNDRAISER DAYS FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING! 
Giving back and great gifts make a wonderful combination.

November 27th - December 3rd Shopping WEEK with Leigh's Favorite Books & Bookasaurus in downtown Sunnyvale; just mention "Washington Open." Special community event on Friday 12/1! Check your Wednesday envelope for more details.

December 11th is WO Day with Illusive Comics and Isle of Gamers. Illusive Comics is right down the street from school and has a great selection of comics, graphic novels and games for all ages! Check that Wednesday envelope for the details.

Both businesses are donating a portion of sales to WOPFG.

Questions? email fundraising@wopfg.org

Stand Up For Kids-Silicon Valley House Hold  & FoodDrive

Student Council will be collecting household and food items to support Stand Up For Kids- Silicon Valley. This program provides mentorship, outreach, and other valuable services to unaccompanied homeless teens and at-risk youth up to their 25th birthday. For more information see: http://www.standupforkids.org/siliconvalley

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS NEEDED: garbage bags, Windex, Swifter Wet and Dry Wipes, disinfectant wipes, toilet paper, paper towels, plastic cups, paper plates, dish soap, hand soap, sponges, gallon-sized ziplock bags, shampoo, body wash, and laundry detergent. These items are need for their home where the youth come to receive support, meals, take a shower, wash their clothes, etc. 

FOOD DRIVE ITEMS NEEDED: Canned tuna or chicken, meals in a can (soup, stew, chili), low sodium canned vegetables, canned fruit in its own juice or water, canned food with pop-top lids, cup of noodle soup.

Items can be dropped off at the main office or in Room 17 between Thursday, November 16th and Friday, December 8th. Thank you for making a difference in our community!

 

GENERAL UPDATES/INFO

  • Drama Newsletter, Schedule and Updates can be found on the drama page.
  • Boosters are for BIG kids - 8 years is not enough to discard boosters, it is a possible minimum age. Boosters are needed till the child can be safely secured without one. Read here!
  • Cafeteria accounts have all been switched over to the new system which can be accessed at schoolcafe.com.  Once you set up your account, you will be able to see your student's balance and make online payments.  The old system is no longer accessible.
  • PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE YOUR CHILD’S CAR SEAT HERE ON DAYS WHEN THEY HAVE A FIELD TRIP. 
 

News

11/29/17

The Firehouse Run is a Santa Clara community 5K family walk or run, and 10K running event established by the Santa Clara Firefighters Foundation to support Santa Clara Unified Schools.

 

The goal is to bring the community together - families, first time racers, elite runners, and everything in between - for a fun event, with the larger goal of enhancing the education provided to the children in Santa Clara.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Santa Clara Schools Foundation.  

 

For more information or to register for the run, go to The Firehouse Run website.

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11/29/17

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. All you have to do is clip them, and drop them off in the box in the office.

 

Last school year, we earned $357.20 for our school from Box Tops! This school year, our goal is to earn $400.00!

 

For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products, go to BTFE.com. Be sure to sign up as a member (it’s free!) so you can check out our school’s earnings details and get access to coupons and bonus offers.

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Notes

11/29/17

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.

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11/29/17

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.

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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

2017-18 STUDENT PARENT HANDBOOK

All families are required to review the student-parent handbook

 

Brochures, forms & other parent resources

CAR 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 ...more

California 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 ...more