Washington Open Elementary School


Today: 4/24/17
12:00 AM Spring Book Fair
8:30 AM Chat with Barbara

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.


RM, Webmaster

What's Happening at WO?

LCAP Feedback - Tell Us How We're Doing!

The Santa Clara Unified School District is seeking input on the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  Please take this survey to give feed back on the 2016-17 actions and guide our planning for the 2017-18 school year.  The survey will be open from February 15, 2017-March 15, 2017.  

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is now closed. The Open Enrollment window for the 2017-2018 school year was 9:00 a.m., January 17, 2017, through 4:30 p.m. February 17, 2017. Thank you to all the families that attended our tours. 

Open Enrollment FAQ

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.


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.

Be Open!

Useful Links



Westwood Extended Day
See the flyer, calendar, and rates attached below.


For more information please call
Chet Zeedik @ 408-423-3916
or email czeedik@scusd.net



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:  

  • Membership
  • Vice President

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.

  • Fri, Feb 17

  • Thurs, Mar 9

  • Mon, Apr 24

  • Tues, May 16

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.
Thanks everyone!
Jennifer Jenkins
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.