Parent Involvement

Combined with an excellent curriculum, outstanding teachers, and a supportive peer group, parents contribute extensively to the educational and social opportunities that Open Window School students enjoy.  There are so many opportunities for parents to make new friends and play an important role in our community, whether they have time during the school day or not. Volunteering at Open Window can take many forms, and they are all coordinated by our Parent Association.

In addition to volunteering, parents have frequent communication with their child's teachers as well as scheduled fall and spring parent teacher conferences. The school's weekly newsletter, "The Bobcat Weekly," is emailed to families every Thursday and provides a comprehensive one-stop view of important school information. A password-protected portion of our website, known as "My Open Window," offers additional information regarding each student's classes and activities as well as a convenient way for parents to access school information.

The Open Window School Parent Association supports and enhances the mission of the school. The PA works to create a vibrant parent community and promote a healthy learning environment through the sponsorship of community social events, parent education programs, coordination of volunteer support, and community service.

Current parents are automatically members of the Parent Association. The PA recognizes that the Open Window community is enriched by the variety of talents, resources and experiences that each parent brings to the school. We sponsor an array of mission-related programs and events throughout the school year for education, community service, and fund-raising. We encourage parents to get involved with these events, which directly enhance your child’s educational experience at Open Window. 

The Parent Association meets monthly on Friday mornings, and meetings are video-recorded for families that cannot attend.

To learn more about the Open Window School PA or if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Parent Association Committees

PA Events:
Space Walk
Teacher Appreciation Week 
Camp Seymour
Field Day 
End of Year Picnic 
OWS at the Mariners

PA Committees:
Community Building
Parent Conference Lunches
Parent Education
Positive Impact Project (Community Service) 
Pizza Friday 

Some volunteer opportunities in the classroom:
Sharing your expertise with students
Chaperoning on a field trip
Organizing class parties
Coordinating Scholastic book orders
Class photographer
Mystery reader
Sorting books in the Library Learning Commons (LLC)

Contact us

Director of Parent Relations & Special Events
Angela Hurlock,

PA President:
Open Window School provides a challenging academic curriculum blended with nurturing support from teachers that prepares students for long-term success.