There are many other ways to support our school. See the Fundraising section to learn more.
What's Happening at WO?
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.
Come out to see our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Instrumental students in their year end performance!
Assembly during school: Monday, May 22, 2017, 9:10AM
Evening concert: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6:00PM.
This year Washington Open will have our traditional last Wednesday morning Big Show of Talented Performers. All interested students are encouraged to try out. Students may only be in one act; either as a solo performer, or as part of a group. Some classes may do Class Acts which are a bonus and do Not count.
Here are the dates you need to remember:
Questions: Ask Tammy or Chris. There will be a flyer with FAQs available soon.
We have been informed by ShopWithScrip that due to an issue on their end, any previously purchased Safeway Gift Card will no longer be able to be reloaded. You will need to purchase a new gift card from them if you want to continue to reload a Safeway Card.
We are also in the process of selling off our inventory for the end of the year. Please stop by the scrip table before or after school on Wednesdays. Do you plan on attending the Barnes and Noble Chorus Night Fundraiser? We have $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Cards in stock!
Are you interested in helping to support the WO Scrip program? Contact wendyguttman at mac.com if you want to learn more about how you can help.
SCUSD invites to you to their 3rd Annual English Learner & Migrant Parent Conference
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 8:30am – 1:30pm.
Santa Clara High School Theater, 3000 Benton St., Santa Clara, CA 95051.
The following workshops will be offered:
WOPFG Officers Nominated for 2017-18 School Year
The following is the slate of WOPFG Officers nominated for approval at the upcoming May 30 General Meeting.
President: Anne Kepner
Vice President: Gary Calfee
Treasurer: Ron Friedline
Recording Secretary: Leigh Odum
Corresponding Secretary: Saundra Fischer
Ways and Means: Lish Gargiulo
Membership: Kristin Jantzen
Parliamentarian: Lisa Nishimoto-Kunze
Thanks to all who volunteered to serve on the WOPFG Board next year!
This year, our school-wide art show is inspired by California artist Wayne Thiebaud. All grade levels created projects depicting sweets like those found in Thiebaud's artwork: popsicles, cupcakes, ice cream cones, cakes, lollipops, donuts, candies, and more! Students expressed themselves through a variety of techniques and media, including drawing, watercolor, mixed-media, painting, collage, printmaking, and sculpture. The hallway and library is full of colorful and delicious creative works, so be sure to come by and enjoy our fourth annual art show: So Sweet! So Creative!
Westwood Extended Day
For more information please call
Staff Appreciation Week is coming soon! Show your appreciation and support the school by purchasing scrip. Get your scrip orders in by this Friday, Mar 24 for pick up next Wednesday. Order online at shopwithscrip.com or pick up and return a order form to the office by Friday afternoon.
The scrip table is open Wednesdays before and after school in the office. We currently have the following items in stock, Amazon $25, Starbucks $25, Target $25, Whole Foods $25, iTunes $15, Lucky $100, Safeway $100, Barnes and Noble $25. Plus many other items can be ordered online or on the order form.
We are also in search of parents interested in being trained to support the scrip program by selling before and after school. If interested contact the scrip coordinator Wendy Guttman or stop by the scrip table for more information.
Have you thought about getting involved through the WOPFG Board? The Nominating Committee is taking nominations through the end of March for upcoming positions:
These offices are currently open for nominations for the 2017-18 school year. If you are interested in these positions, or in participating on the WOPFG Board in the future, please contact your classroom WOPFG Board Representative or the WOPFG Parliamentarian, Gary Calfee (thecalfees at yahoo.com), for more information.
Participating on the Board is a great way to connect with our very active and engaged community!
The year is quickly coming to end and we would like to encourage all who have an outstanding dinner or outing to please be sure to arrange or set that date soon. Most dinners/outings expire at the end of the school year. If you are having a problem with setting dates, please feel free to reach out to the Auction Committee.
As a reminder, many companies do match your donation. (Attached you will find a list of companies that match.) If you are in need of a receipt for either donation matching or tax filing, please email Lizzy at ebarronsilva at gmail.com. Please do give her at least 48 business hours to respond.
See the attached flyer regarding the Extended Day Kidventure Camp summer program.
“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.
Here's the new online evaluation to help collect feedback about how things are going out at patrol. Parents and students can also go online and fill this out. If you are a witness to something wonderful or something concerning out at the drop-off zone, send me some information through this survey! People who are not official patrollers can skip some of the questions that don't apply to them.
Safety Patrol Coordinator
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.
You can pay online for your child’s lunches with your credit card! You can also check your child’s balance any time. You can access the system by going to www.myschoolbucks.com. You will need to create an account in order to use this service. Also you will need your student’s ID number. Of course you can always come in to the office and put money in your child’s account by writing a check or using cash.