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Today: 8/28/15

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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?


Welcome to the first day of school!




calendarImportant Dates for 2015-2016 School Year


1st Day of School – Thursday, August 20, 8:30AM

Community Welcome BBQ – Friday, August 28, 5:00PM

Parents Ed Training for ALL with Principal Barbara – August 31-September 4

Parent Ed Training for NEW parents with Principal Barbara – September 8-11

Labor Day– September 7

Staff Development Days – October 22-23

Veteran's Day – November 11

Thanksgiving Break – November 25-29

Holiday Break – December 21, 2015 – January 1, 2016

Staff Development Day January 4

See 2015-2016 WO School Schedule for more dates.

SCUSD Parent - Student Handbook


All families are required to review the 2015-16 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!

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Please review the SCUSD Student and Parent Handbook, print out page 2, and sign in all the appropriate places, then turn in the signed page to your classroom coordinator. Thanks! Continue
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Published: 8/26/15

Welcome BBQ
Please remember to attend the premiere social event of the early school year!

The Welcome Back BBQ, hosted by the WOPFG, will be held this Friday at the school.

Starting time is 5 PM, with food service beginning at 5:30 PM.  Chef Brett ... Continue
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Parent Trainings
All Parents

Aug 31 – Sept 4 – All parents working in classrooms must attend one of the daily sessions.  8:40AM – Noon in the cafeteria

New Parents – This means any parent who wasn’t here last year

Sept 8... Continue
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Upper Grade Staff Parking Lot
There is NO PARKING in the upper grade parking lot during school hours (8:00-3:30). Please do not park in this area or use it as a drop off. It is extremely dangerous to have cars drive in and out while students and parents are within such close p... Continue
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Published: 8/26/15

Soda Shopper Wanted
We are in need of someone to shop for and stock the soda machine in the staff lounge. (A reminder that soda is available for purchase for adults only)  Funds will be provided.

Please contact Judy in the office if this is something you... Continue
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Published: 8/26/15

Lunch Account Update
You can pay online for your child’s lunches with your credit card. You can also check your child’s balance any time. Access the system at www.santaclarausd.org.  Create an account in order to use this service. You w... Continue
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Published: 8/26/15

Staff Room and Copy Room Etiquette
Just a few quick reminders to make sure that we are keeping all of our staff happy.

       Please DON’T bring children into the staff lounge and the copy room at any time.
       When using the copy machine in the m... Continue
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Published: 8/26/15