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Today: 3/31/15

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?

Teacher Inservice Day

Friday, April 3 - No Students in School


calendarImportant Dates for 2014-2015 School Year

April 13-17 - Spring Break
May 26 - General Meeting
June 5 - 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.

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


Last chance to chat with Barbara this school year.  Come on over to the Staff Lounge at 8:30AM on:

   Friday, April 10
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 3/25/15

The Italian Experience - April 24
Tickets now on sale at the blue tables from 8:30 – 9:00AM each day!  Come and get them – they’re going fast!!!

The first annual Parent Board Spring Fundraiser we are bringing you “The Italian Experience” on Ap... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 3/25/15

Do you know an organization that wants our unsold books?
We're looking for a charitable organization that is interested in receiving the books that are unsold after the book fair on Wednesday 3/25. We'd prefer to donate them to an organization where the books will be used, rather than just donat... Continue
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Published: 3/25/15

Buy Your Yearbook
New This Year - you will need to pre-order your yearbook. If you did not receive your order envelope in the Wednesday envelope, please find them in the office. The books are $20, and are on sale for one more week. For more information please conta... Continue
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Published: 3/25/15

Lost and Found is Overflowing
Please check the lost and found bin to see what you might have lost. It is once again overflowing. Please take a look before all items get donated. All items not claimed will be donated on Friday, April 10, 2015. Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 3/25/15

Staffing for 2015-2016
Here is our teaching staff that has been approved for the next school year. 

Kinder:  Ann and Cindy

First: Mychele and Janine

Second: Christina, Erika and TBD

Third: Tammy, Davina/Jen, and Chris

Fourth: Andrea and TBD

F... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 3/22/15

Spring T Shirt Sale
Spring T-Shirt sales are coming soon.  It will be Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 10.  Look for your order form in next week’s envelope. 

Fourth Graders – We need help making signs and posters for our sale.&nbs... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 3/22/15

From Field Trip Coordinator Files
"I brought my insurance, can I drive tomorrow?"
 NO. Insurance needs to be turned in two weeks before a field trip to your class Insurance Coordinator.  If you want to drive on field trips your driving insurance should just be... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 3/22/15

Save the Date – Parent Ed Night April 27
Mark your calendars for Monday, April 27 for Parent Ed Night.  Our speaker will be Danielle Friedman. Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 3/11/15

Planning for next year - Dates
Here are some important dates for next school year. 

1st Day of School – August 20, 2015 (Thursday)

Holiday Break - December 21, 2015 – January 4, 2016

February Break – February 15-19, 2016

April Break – Ap... Continue
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Published: 3/4/15

ART NEWS: Student Art Exhibit at the Triton Museum
We invite you to attend a reception at the Family Art Day at the Triton Museum on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Washington Open will be represented by the following students whose art work has been selected to be includ... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 3/3/15

Need A Summer Camp Program?
Are you seeking a fun, educational and affordable summer camp program? Look no further. Santa Clara Unified School District’s Kidventure Camp begins Tuesday, June 9. This year’s calendar is full of excitement with activi... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 2/11/15

Whooping Cough Information
See the attached PDF for information on whooping cough. Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 1/28/15

Field Trip IQ Test

How will you do? 
"You are just a rider on the field trip.  Can you just let the field trip coordinator know the morning of the trip that you will not be attending?"
NO!  You need to let the field trip coordina... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 1/28/15

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