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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?

Welcome to 2016-17 School Year!

 

Insurance update

Please update your auto-insurance if your insurance renews in Aug-Sep-Oct

 


SCUSD Parent - Student Handbook

2016-17 STUDENT PARENT HANDBOOK   (alternate languages)

All families are required to review the student-parent handbook

Brochures, forms & other parent resources


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 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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9/22/16

If any adults want to purchase hot lunch, the cost is $4.00 per meal.  Adult lunches cannot be charged to a student’s card.  If you (adult) would like to set up an account, you may do so by bringing cash or a check to Teresa.  If you want to just “pay as you go”, you can do that as well, but you must have exact change. 

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9/22/16

“Wanna Chat with Barbara?”

Here are the dates that Barbara will be available to chat with parents regarding whatever you’d like to talk about.  These sessions will be held at 8:30AM in the staff lounge.

  • Fri, Oct 21

  • Thurs, Nov 17

  • Tues, Dec 13

  • Mon, Jan 23

  • Fri, Feb 17

  • Thurs, Mar 9

  • Mon, Apr 24

  • Tues, May 16

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9/14/16

Mark Your Calendar! 2nd Annual WO Costume Exchange!

DECLUTTER YOUR COSTUME TRUNK & SAVE A BUNDLE ON HALLOWEEN!

Stop by the cafeteria Wednesday, October 12 after school for a costume exchange. Bring your former costumes and pick-up pieces (or entire costumes) for this year! Contact Lish Gargiulo if you are able to help or have questions: elishagargiulo@gmail.com 

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9/14/16

Mark your calendar for our next Community Dining event on Wednesday, October 26 at The Habit Burger Grill in Santa Clara from 4-9pm. Please present event flyer when ordering (will be sent home in Wed. envelope closer to event). Enjoy dinner out while supporting Washington Open!

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9/14/16

Beginning Friday, Sept. 23, I’m inviting everyone—grownups, students and siblings—to join me in room 8 to sing before the school day begins. I will open the room at 8:10 and we can sing until the whistle blows. Come in and out according to your needs, no commitments, no cost. Just try the singing way to start your day! Sing with Barb in room 8.

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9/11/16

Update on Adult TB Testing for all Volunteers

We have been notified that adult volunteers at schools may opt to have a TB assessment (done by your health care provider) done in lieu of having a PPD or Quantiferon test.  The assessment, just like the test is valid for 4 years.  Many of you are coming up for renewal in the next 3 months.  If you’d like to have an assessment done, please stop by the front office to pick up a packet to take to your health care provider.  Depending on the outcome of your assessment (determined by your health care provider), you may still need to have a test done.

***** We have sent home in the Wednesday 9/21 envelope, a TB assessment form to all volunteers who are out of compliance – please place your attention to this matter right away.*****

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9/1/16

Please note that for the next 8 weeks (Sept. 2 thru Oct. 21) the office will close at 3:10PM on Fridays to allow staff to attend trainings.  Please be sure to pick up your students on time especially on these days.  Thanks!

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