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Today: 9/19/14

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?

Early Dismissal for Conferences

Dates:  Wednesday, September 24 through
Tuesday, September 30
When: 1:42 PM


Important Dates for 2014-2015 School Year

Sep 17 - Walk-a-thon!

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


Attn: All Classroom Ceramic Coordinators
We need to know who you are!  If you have not received any emails regarding training sessions, please email your name and which classroom you represent to Peta (see Wed bulletin for email address).  Thank you! Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 9/18/14

Auction Flyer Sept. 17
Check out the September 17 auction flyer. Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 9/18/14

After School Tennis
Click HERE to see the after school tennis flyer. Continue
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Published: 9/18/14

Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechani... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 9/10/14

Sandbox Update - No water
Due to our current drought conditions, we will not have water in the sandbox.  The dry sandbox will still be available for the students to play.  Thanks for your understanding. Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 9/10/14

School Site Council Survey Results
The results of the School Site Council 2013-2014 Survey are posted on the School Site Council page. Continue
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Published: 9/10/14

Cafeteria News and Lunch Account Update
A couple of reminders:

       Student Lunches $2.75 per lunch
       Adult Lunches $3.25 – Must be paid in cash when you get your lunch – Exact change only

The cafeteria will be piloting a new... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 9/3/14

Learn French and have fun!
Come try a class!

The French after school program is back at Washington Open, starting October 2 for non-native speakers (no French background necessary). Education Française Bay Area (EFBA) is a non-profit organization offering high qua... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 8/28/14

Tell us what "Be Open" means to you
Our new vision statement: Be Open!

The Mission and Vision committee developed this vision after bringing together parent and staff feedback gathered in Barbara's training sessions last year. Now we want to know what
"BE OPEN" me... Continue
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Published: 8/28/14

Parking & Drop-Off Reminders
Parking Lot

The only parking lot where parents may park is the large lot between Washington Open and Buchser.  The lots in front of the multi and the primary wing are for STAFF ONLY.

Drop-Off Zone

When using the Drop-Off Zone in the ... Continue
Posted by: Webmaster RM
Published: 8/26/14