Washington Open Elementary School


Today: 10/17/17
All Day: e-waste Collection
8:10 PM Friday Singing with Barb
8:10 PM Friday Singing with Barb

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.


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What's Happening at WO?

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!

Delicious Secrets Cast Lists Now Live!
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Cast Lists are now LIVE!

Kids List by Character

Kids List by Name

Parents List



We have been advised by the district that the air quality has been upgraded to the "unhealthy" category meaning that there should be no outdoor activity for children and teenagers. 

The forecast for tomorrow is the same. All outdoor activities will be moved indoors or canceled, including physical education, recess, lunch recess and afterschool sports. 

  • Boosters are for BIG kids - 8 years is not enough to discard boosters, it is a possible minimum age. Boosters are needed till the child can be safely secured without one. Read here!
  • Cafeteria accounts have all been switched over to the new system which can be accessed at schoolcafe.com.  Once you set up your account, you will be able to see your student's balance and make online payments.  The old system is no longer accessible.


SCUSD Parent - Student Handbook


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.



When is my child ready for an adult seatbelt?

California Highway Patrol on Child Safety Seats

Boosters are for BIG Kids

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



~ Free event ~ Wed, October 18th
1:45pm - 2:45pm in the cafeteria

Drop by the costume exchange, bring gently used costumes and accessories for kids and adults... then pick up a few new-to-you pieces for your Halloween costume, auction costume or dress up collection! Save $ and recycle!

New this year -- On 10/18 only, if you need to drop off costumes and accessories early in the day, there will be bins on the stage for collection.

Send questions to Lish Gargiulo - elishagargiulo@gmail.com


Did you forget to drop off you auction donations last week?

One more drop-off depot: October 20th before and after school, same place as last time.

Still not sure what to donate? Here are some things that are still needed?

**Electronic gift cards ( iTunes, Frys, Best Buy), Amazon gift card, Gas cards, Cash donations, Donations of wine, Hotel gift cards, Offerings of timeshares/vacation homes, service offerings( e.g. Christmas present wrapping, cookies and bread making,…), sporting memorabilia, Tickets to games(baseball, basketball, soccer, etc.)


The October Technology Committee Meeting will be Wednesday 10/18/2017 at 7pm in Room 15.  This is time for you to complete monthly computer updates, and get information about technology on campus.  All Classroom Technology Committee reps should attend.  Questions? Please contact wocomputer@gmail.com.