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40thlogo.jpg40th Annuversary Celebration for Washington/Westwood Open on April 26th!

Join the community, past and present, and celebrate the 40th year of Washington/Westwood Open!

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time: 11 am - 3 pm
At: Washington Open Elementary School at 270 Washington Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050

 

Washington/Westwood Open Elementary School is turning 40! Please join us for a free community celebration on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the school. Events will include campus tours, performances by WO alumni, memorabilia displays, a giant community “Open Sing,” an oral history project, and the opportunity for current and alumni students, parents, and staff to connect. Food will be sold, including ice cream! The event will take place rain or shine, and parking will be available in the main school parking lot.

Get Connected!

For updates, please RSVP to our Facebook event page, Washington/Westwood Open 40th Anniversary Celebration. Alumni can join the Facebook page, Open Alumni - Washington Westwood. Please spread the word by sharing this information and the links with friends, especially alumni and former staff!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The 40th Anniversary Committee is seeking volunteers to help with our community celebration.  Please sign up via VolunteerSpot (no registration necessary). Let's work together to make it a memorable day for all!


calendarImportant Dates for 2014-2015 School Year:

August 11, 12, 13 – Residency Verification
August 15 – 9:00 – 12:00 – Parent Work Day
August 15 – 5:00 – Community BBQ
August 18, 2014 – 1st Day of School
Nov 26 – 28 – Thanksgiving Holiday
December 22 – Jan 2 – Holiday Break
February 16 – 20 – February Break
April 13-17 – April Break
June 5 – Last day of school

 


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.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE YOUR CHILD’S CAR SEAT HERE ON DAYS WHEN THEY HAVE A FIELD TRIP. 


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.


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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.

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APRIL TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE MEETING: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23RD, 7PM
Our next monthly Technology Committee Meeting will be 4/23/14 at 7pm in Room 15. All Classroom Technology Committee reps should to attend. This is time for you to complete monthly computer updates, clean projectors, and get information about techn... Continue
Posted by: Kyoko Ramirez
Published: 4/10/14

MISSION CITY ICE CREAM!!
Mission City Creamery is selling ice cream at the Washington Open 40th Anniversary Celebration Saturday 4/26. If you like ice cream, be sure to buy Mission City Creamery scrip at the scrip table (Mondays & Fridays before & after school). Y... Continue
Posted by: Kyoko Ramirez
Published: 4/10/14

DISTRICT SCIENCE FAIR FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!
The Washington Open district science fair selection interviews took place last Wednesday.  We are so excited to announce that we had an amazing level of participation in the selection part of our science fair activities this year.  We ha... Continue
Posted by: Kyoko Ramirez
Published: 4/10/14

Need Childcare This Summer?
Are you seeking a fun, educational and affordable childcare program this summer?  Look no further.  Washington Open Extended Day’s summer childcare program begins Tuesday, June 10th.  This year’s calendar is full of exci... Continue
Posted by: Kyoko Ramirez
Published: 4/7/14

BUY SCRIP CARDS - HELP REDUCE OUR INVENTORY
We're in the process of reducing/eliminating some scrip cards from our inventory that are currently overstocked. If you shop at any of the following places, please purchase a scrip card and help raise money for our school. The scrip table is o... Continue
Posted by: Kyoko Ramirez
Published: 4/1/14

SUMMER CAMP FUNDRAISER!
Education Encounters (the same company that held the Kid's Night Out fundraiser for us) also offers week-long summer camps for kids in grade k-6. Register for camps at EducationEncounters.com  with promo code 5%2Wsh and earn 5% for our sc... Continue
Posted by: Kyoko Ramirez
Published: 2/27/14