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Today: 7/24/16

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There are a number of ways to support our students!

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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?

  Important Dates for 2015-2016 School Year


Proof of auto insurance, cover sheet, and
driving records for 2016-17 (returning families) DUE IMMEDIATELY

Memorial Day No School – Monday, May 30

Minimum Day (1:42)  – Friday, June 3

Minimum Day (1:42) – Thursday, June 9

Last Day of School & Minimum Day (12:37) – June 10

See 2015-2016 WO School Schedule for more dates.


2016-17 Class Lists are here!

Kinder First 1/2 Mixed Third Fourth Fifth

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.

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Dates to turn in Proof of Residency 

Wednesday, August 10, 4:00PM - 7:00PM

Friday, August 12, 9:00AM - Noon

Monday, August 15, 1:00PM - 3:30PM


Parent Work Day 

Thursday, August 11, 1:00PM - 3:30PM


First Day - Wednesday, August 17  
Kinders 8:30AM - 10:10AM        

1st - 5th 8:30AM - 1:42PM


Thursday, August 18 & Friday, August 19  
Kinders 8:30AM - 12:11PM    

1st - 5th 8:30AM - 1:42PM


Kinders will go from 8:30AM - 12:11PM until September 7. They begin full day on September 8, 8:30AM - 2:30PM


Dear Community – We cannot thank you enough for all the help and support you gave us this year.  You went above and beyond helping us pack up and move things.  During the last week of school we could never have had such wonderful days if you were not here to support us. 


And now I have to ask you to look for an email in August asking once again for your help in putting our school back to the welcoming home that it is.  At this moment we are not sure of the date, but we will need all hands on deck to help us move in and unpack. 


Again – thank you for an amazing year!  I look forward to 2016-2017!  Enjoy your summer!


Washington Open is looking for one more person to Co-lead the Technology Committee and help handle on-campus Technology Support on a part-time basis.  There would be a small stipend associated with this position. 

If any of you are interested, please let us know.   You can email wocomputer@gmail.com, or speak to Ann, or Barbara directly. 


What we primarily need is someone who can do the following:

  •  Be on campus and available for troubleshooting issues as they come up two mornings per week
  • Assist with the once-monthly evening Technology Committee meetings
  • Help with trainings such as the Computer Lab Parent training
  • Assist with managing the school’s computing assets
  • Be trained and available to help administer SBAC assessments in the spring

You definitely do not have to already be a technology "guru," but should be able to think through a problem logically, research possible solutions (hello, Google!), and try out those solutions.


Washington Open Extended Day is now enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year.  We offer a before and after school enrichment program where daily activities are provided both indoor and outdoors.  A healthy breakfast and afternoon snack are provided.  Please speak with Chet in Room 21or call (408) 423-3916 if you are interested.


Need A Summer Camp Program?

Are you seeking a fun, educational and affordable summer camp program?  Look no further.  Kidventure Camp begins Tuesday, June 14.  This year’s calendar is full of excitement with activities, field trips and special visitors!  Services are available from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  Breakfast and snack are provided.  Please speak with Chet in Room 21 or call (408) 423-3916 if you are interested.  This program will take place at Westwood School and is for students who have completed kinder thru 5th grade.