Revised COVID19 Policy - PLEASE READ

Mon, Jan 17 2:01pm

Dear Open Gators,   I hope you are enjoying your long weekend. In light of CDCs updated COVID19 guidelines, the  board has made changes to Open Gate's COVID19 Health and Safety Policies. Please read  ... [More]

No School Thurs & Friday (all classes)

Wed, Jan 5 8:54pm

Hi Everyone, Both of our Open Gate teachers are feeling unwell so we will be canceling ALL CLASSES for Thursday and Friday of this week. We will also be postponing Saturday's all-school cleaning day. ... [More]

Return from Winter Break

Mon, Jan 3 9:02am

Hi Open Gators, Happy New Year! As we return to school amidst this surge in Covid cases, please consider testing and/or taking an extra few days off if your family participated in New Year's activitie ... [More]

Holiday Bazaar Item Exchange Happening Now

Sun, Dec 5 11:06am

Hello all, Reminder that we are meeting at the McGarvey field parking lot at Red Morten now until 12pm. Please reach out to the person you are exchanging an item with directly to coordinate a specific ... [More]

Holiday Parade #5!!

Sat, Dec 4 3:46pm

Hi! If you're joining us for the parade, we are group number 5! We are right near the check-in station at 555 Middlefield. Anji

Holiday Bazaar Item Exchange @ Red Morton on Sunday, Dec 5th 10am - 12pm

Sat, Dec 4 1:55pm

Hello everyone,   Thank you to all who participated in the auction! This is a reminder that we have a meet up planned for tomorrow Sunday, December 5th from 10am to 12pm at the Red Morton Community Ce ... [More]

Holiday Parade Tomorrow at 4:30pm!

Fri, Dec 3 5:28pm

Hey Gator Family! Please remember to join us tomorrow at 4pm for the Hometown Holiday Children's Parade! It's a really fun event for the kids! We will have some holiday wands to wave at the crowd as w ... [More]

Giving Day is TODAY Tues 11/30!

Tue, Nov 30 8:39am

  Dear Open Gators,   Today, 11/30, is Giving Tuesday! Please consider making a donation to Open Gate today and submit your payment to your company for matching.    Donate to OGNS here   Open Gate's E ... [More]

Hometown Holidays Children's Parade Saturday 12/4 @ 4:30 pm

Sun, Nov 28 8:41am

Hello Open Gators!   I hope you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! I wanted to send out a reminder that Open Gate will be walking in the Hometown Holidays Annual Children's Parade next Saturda ... [More]

Winter/Holiday Surprise Auction Items

Sun, Nov 21 8:22am

I wanted to explain these two auction items as a couple of you had questions. Each teacher has one of these items up for bid. Your child will work with their teacher in class to create this special Wi ... [More]

Holiday Bazaar Proxy Bids

Sun, Nov 21 8:14am

Hi Gators, Holiday Bazaar ends tonight at 7pm! I just realized that proxy bids were not explained and some of our virtual auction veterans are taking advantage of this feature so I wanted to make sure ... [More]

Grateful Turkey

Thu, Nov 18 6:30am

If you haven’t had a chance to add a feather to the Turkey in the Block Room, please do one today or tomorrow. Our Turkey needs more feathers! TK

Holiday Bazaar Auction Information

Tue, Nov 16 5:21pm

Hi Open Gators!   This is follow up message about the Holiday Bazaar tonight with the auction information. Please read!   Here is the marketplace link for tonight's Holiday Bazaar.  You can view all o ... [More]

Holiday Bazaar TONIGHT at 7pm!

Tue, Nov 16 4:59pm

Hi Open Gators,   Just another last minute reminder that our Virtual Holiday Bazaar starts tonight at 7pm! Don your cozy PAJAMAS, grab a nice holiday drink, and visit with fellow gators overs zoom whi ... [More]

Care for Guinea Pigs over Thanksgiving

Thu, Nov 4 12:01pm

We need one or two folks to help us with Guinea pig care while the teachers are out of town over Thanksgiving. When? Come to Open Gate on Wednesday 11/24 and Friday 11/26 with some fresh veggies. Hay ... [More]

Upcoming Virtual Holiday Bazaar

Mon, Oct 25 7:37pm

Hello everyone!   Our annual Holiday Bazaar is right around the corner! This is a fun event where you can score some cool stuff and experiences while at the same time raising much-needed funds for our ... [More]

Donate to OGNS through AmazonSmile!

Wed, Oct 20 3:42pm

Hi Gator Community! Just a quick reminder that AmazonSmile is an easy and simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization (Open Gate!) every time you shop, at no cost to you. Go to ... [More]

Honey Bear Christmas Tree Fundraiser 2021

Thu, Oct 14 9:53am

Seems early to be thinking about Holiday Decor, but maybe not!   Open Gate teams with Honey Bear Trees who gives 15% back to our school from purchases from ANYONE who buys trees or wreaths and mention ... [More]

Scholastic Book Orders Due tomorrow 10/08

Thu, Oct 7 10:27am

  Book Orders due tomorrow!  I will close the October Order Friday at noon.   Thank you for taking a peek and placing a order!   Ordering information is below.     :)  TK   Dear Family,   You can choo ... [More]

Sanitizing School 10/1

Sat, Oct 2 3:17pm

We will be using the Hydrogen Peroxide Sanitizing Fogger once a month to thoroughly sanitizing the classrooms and materials. This was completed on Friday, 10/1. Here’s to a healthier October at Open G ... [More]

Scholastic Book Orders: Orders Due FRIDAY 10/8 to ensure delivery before Halloween

Thu, Sep 30 10:24am

Dear Open Gators,   It's Scholastic Book Order time!  I will leave paper flyers in the hallway near where you sign in each morning.  Please look for those if you would like that tangible reminder in y ... [More]

Ice Cream Social Tomorrow 5-7pm!

Thu, Sep 23 5:19pm

Hi Gators! Just a reminder that tomorrow is our Ice Cream Social! Join us from 5-7pm at Maddux Park to enjoy some sweet treats and connect with the OG community. Ice cream will be provided by Tin Pot ... [More]

Ice Cream Social | Friday, September 24th

Fri, Sep 17 2:35pm

Hello Gators!   Let's bring in the new school year with a sweet treat and get together! Join us on Friday, September 24th from 5-7pm at Maddux Park. Ice cream will be provided by Tin Pot Creamery, an ... [More]

9/14 Symptoms - covid19 testing result was negative

Wed, Sep 15 2:04pm

Hi Open Gators, This message is to inform you that the 2day kiddo that developed symptoms yesterday afternoon tested negative for Covid19. Thank you for your vigilance of symptoms as we waited for res ... [More]

9/14 Symptoms - covid19 testing result was negative

Wed, Sep 15 2:04pm

Hi Open Gators, This message is to inform you that the 2day kiddo that developed symptoms yesterday afternoon tested negative for Covid19. Thank you for your vigilance of symptoms as we waited for res ... [More]

Daily Health Screening (to be completed at home each morning)

Sun, Sep 12 3:10pm

Please find attached the Daily Health Screening that you need to complete each morning before coming to school.  I recommend printing it or saving it to your phone for easy, quick access.     We will ... [More]

2021-2022 OGNS Family Handbook

Wed, Sep 8 6:28pm

Hey Gators,   I'm so excited for school to begin next week! Attached is the updated 2021-2022 OGNS Family Handbook. Please read it over and make sure you understand this year's policies and procedures ... [More]

Enrollment Forms due Tues Sept 7th

Sun, Sep 5 9:51am

Hey Open Gate, Just a reminder that enrollment forms are due Tuesday, Sept 7th! Licensing requires all health forms must be completed before a child can start school so please turn them in asap if you ... [More]

Official FINAL School Year Calendar 2021-22

Mon, Aug 30 11:44am

Hi Open Gators!     Attached you'll find our calendar that you'll want to keep handy so you don't miss out on any of our fabulous Open Gate Activities.  If you're a new family, we'll go over it in mor ... [More]

Enrollment Forms are Ready and due by Sept 7th

Thu, Aug 19 1:32pm

Hi Open Gators!   Enrollments forms are ready! Please login to Jovial ( and you will find all the forms you need to complete on your family portal homepage - ... [More]

Upcoming Events and News - Please Read

Thu, Aug 12 10:22am

Dear Open Gate Community,   I know many of you are excited and anxious about the start of school so I wanted to give you some information about what to expect in the next month.   Enrollment Forms on ... [More]

Camping/ Play in the Woods!!

Mon, Jul 26 8:01pm

Hi everyone! First, if you want to come for a day of play in the woods, this Sunday at Memorial Park, a bunch of gators are camping.  Come join us!  There are beautiful wooded areas and a creek.  Some ... [More]

Covid19 Testing Policy Update - PLEASE READ

Mon, Jul 19 8:47pm

Hello Open Gate Community,   Last week the board had a discussion to update our policy regarding what types of Covid19 test results should be acceptable when clearing someone in our community to retur ... [More]

Summer Ice Cream Social | Thursday 7/15 5-7pm @ Maddux Park

Tue, Jul 13 9:37am

Hello Gator Friends, Please join us for an Summer Ice Cream Social on Thursday, July 15th from 5-7pm at Maddux Park. Ice cream will be provided by Tin Pot Creamery- Open Gate thanks the Sunseri Family ... [More]

OGNS "Music in the Park" Playdate Wednesday 7/14 6:00pm @ Stafford Park

Tue, Jul 13 9:35am

Hello Gators! The summer “Music in the Park” series is making a comeback and we couldn’t be more excited! Join us for some live music in the park. I will save us a spot by the playground. Wear your OG ... [More]

Fall 2021 Covid19 Programming for OGNS

Fri, Jul 9 5:14pm

Hello Open Gate Community,   The board met earlier this week to discuss Fall 2021 Covid19 protocols based on recent changes in covid19 guidelines.  Please see the guidelines below.   Fall 2021 Covid19 ... [More]

OGNS Playdate Wednesday 7/7 4:00pm @ Stafford Park

Fri, Jul 2 12:16pm

Hey Gators, Come join the Open Gate community for a mini "music in the park"on Wednesday (7/7) at 4:00pm at Stafford Park! I will bring a tiny speaker to play some songs, so nothing too big that will ... [More]

OGNS Playdate Tuesday 6/29 3:00pm @ Stafford Park

Sun, Jun 27 2:14pm

Hey Gators, As part of the effort to recruit new families and regrow our community, we are organizing summer playdates for current and alumni families! NOTE: For this week, I'm changing the date and t ... [More]

Camping, Anyone?

Mon, Jun 21 6:52am

Hi!  I reserved 2 campsites at Memorial Park for next week, the nights of June 29, June 30.  I can't use them.  Would anyone like one site or both?  $60 per site for the 2-night stay.  Text me: (650) ... [More]

OGNS Playdate Monday 6/21 9:30am @ Stulsaft Park

Fri, Jun 18 4:28pm

Hey Gators,   As part of the effort to recruit new families and regrow our community, we are organizing summer playdates for current and alumni families! Come join your Open Gate community for a playd ... [More]

OGNS Playdate Monday 6/14 9:30am @ Burton Park

Sun, Jun 13 12:16pm

Hey Gators,   Come join your Open Gate community for a playdate Monday (6/14) morning at 9:30am at Burton Park! This summer we will be focusing on increasing our visibility through playdates and other ... [More]

Available items

Sun, Jun 6 9:59am

Hi friends!   Would anyone like any of these items?  Act fast... I'm also posting to the larger community.  We're also posting a learning tower for sale for $50.   Thanks, Corinne

Reminder: La Petite Playhouse Playdate FRI 6/4 at 2:30

Tue, Jun 1 3:27pm

Hey Gators! Just a reminder to purchase tickets for a La Petite Playhouse playdate this Friday 6/4 at 2:30pm for 2 hours of play with Gator friends! Tickets are $15 per child. You can reserve your tic ... [More]

Graphic Design help needed!

Tue, May 25 3:53pm

Hey Gators, The dad who has helped me with the PreK Graduation certificates graduated and I need someone to help me make this year’s certificates. It’s probably so simple for someone who knows what th ... [More]

La Petite Playhouse Playdate Friday 6/4 @ 2:30pm!

Mon, May 24 3:09pm

Hey Gators!   We're trying to fit in one more OGNS La Petite Playhouse playdate before RSCD lets out for the summer. Join us on Friday 6/4 at 2:30pm for 2 hours of play! Tickets are $15 per child. You ... [More]

2021-2022 OGNS Board - WE NEED YOUR VOTE!

Mon, May 10 7:48pm

Dear Open Gate Community,   At the end of the year Open Gate families usually vote in the new Board for the upcoming school year at an all-school meeting. Since we do not have an all-school meeting sc ... [More]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Sun, May 9 8:22am

I hope all my favorite Moms have the best day ever. You are so loved and appreciated. 🌸💗🌸💗🌸💗🌸💗🌸💗🌸💗🌸💗🌸💗 TK

Swap Meet... Question Mark?

Wed, May 5 7:59am

Hi friends,   Here's an idea to put on your radar.  It takes a bit of time for us to gather supplies, so here's advance notice.  Think about it, and we can decide at the night class meeting on 5/18 if ... [More]

COVID19 - Please Read

Wed, Apr 21 10:55am

Dear Open Gate Families,   With the late reporting of recent student illness in our community I am sending out a reminder of our illness policy. These are the same guidelines each family agreed to upo ... [More]

Alternate Parent Volunteers

Mon, Apr 19 10:27am

Hi Open Gate, We are loosening our restrictions on parent volunteers and allowing an alternate parent to volunteer in the classroom provided that all parent volunteer requirements in Jovial (e.g. tb t ... [More]

Summer Program 2021 Enrollment Information (Registration will go LIVE at 3:00 pm)

Thu, Apr 15 10:08am

Dear Open Gate Families,   Second time sending: Additional Form attached! (Enrollment form)   Please read over ALL the attachments I have included here regarding Summer Program Sessions for 2021.    R ... [More]

Summer Program Enrollment 2021

Tue, Apr 13 7:53am

Summer Program Enrollment will open this Thursday, April 15. Class sizes are limited, so plan on registering early. 🥰

Updated Covid19 Policies - Please Read!

Wed, Apr 7 5:53pm

Hi Open Gate,   The board met last night and has voted to loosen our previous Covid19 restrictions regarding who can pick-up/drop-off an Open Gate student and child activities outside of Open Gate:   ... [More]

Finalizing Spring Auction

Wed, Apr 7 2:42pm

Hi Gators,   I'm not sure if all of you have contacted the buyers of your spring auction items.  Could you all please go to this spreadsheet and enter "y" in the highlighted cells of your donated item ... [More]

Summer Program: Virtual Survey

Tue, Apr 6 5:03pm

Hi Open Gators,    We are getting close to opening enrollment for 2021 Summer Program.  In finalizing the plans, we would like to know if there is interest in running a Virtual Summer Program.  It wou ... [More]

2020-2021 Class Photos

Fri, Apr 2 4:43pm

Hey Open Gators,   I'm reaching out to see if anyone is able to help with our class photos this year. Basically we need a parent to take pictures of each kiddo by the tree on the designated 2day and 3 ... [More]

Auction Item Delivery

Tue, Mar 30 9:06pm

Hi Gators!   Thank you all for your generous offerings and spending at our Spring Auction!  We did Open Gate proud!   The next steps are to look at this spreadsheet to send a message to everyone who b ... [More]

Auction Closing Soon(ish)

Fri, Mar 26 9:28am

This is just a friendly reminder that the Spring Auction is still open, and there are still some great items available.   It will close on Sunday at 5pm.  This is our last fundraiser, and once the auc ... [More]

Spring Auction Links

Tue, Mar 23 5:40pm

Hi Gators,   Spring Auction starts at 7pm! Below are the zoom and auction marketplace links.   See you soon! Anji   Spring Auction Social Event Zoom Link: ... [More]

Spring Auction! 3/23 from 7-9pm!!

Mon, Mar 22 8:24pm

Hey Open Gators,   The Open Gate Spring Auction starts tomorrow! The auction site will go live at 7pm on Tuesday 3/23 and remain open until 5pm on Sunday 3/28. Our Spring Auction Social Event will go ... [More]

Spring Auction Items - Due Friday

Mon, Mar 1 10:39am

Hi friends, To remind you, we are having a virtual auction which will open on March 23rd.  Please add your donation items to the list here.  If you are interested in seeing the donated items from our ... [More]

Vaccinations for Parent Volunteers

Sun, Feb 28 11:59am

Dear Open Gate Families,   If you are currently working regularly in our In Person Programs and are interested in getting vaccinated at this time,  you possibly may qualify for a vaccination with a le ... [More]

All School Parent Ed - Zoom link

Tue, Feb 23 5:24pm

OGNS is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: All School Parent Ed Time: Feb 23, 2021 07:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting ... [More]

All School Parent Ed Tonight 2/23 @ 7:30pm

Tue, Feb 23 11:35am

Hi Everyone, Just a reminder that tonight is our all school parent education meeting. We'll meet together at 7:30 and then break out into small groups by class. Jenny will post the zoom link later tod ... [More]

All School Parent Ed. 2/23

Fri, Feb 19 8:37pm

Hi Open Gators, Next Tuesday (Feb 2/23), we will be having our all-school evaluation during our usual parent education time. This is an especially important parent ed as the board and teachers use the ... [More]

Farewell Sutton Family 💚

Tue, Feb 16 1:34pm

Eric, Muneeba, Zayn, and Dean: Today was a bit melancholy, spending the last hours together with your amazing son, Dean. I feel so blessed that I was able to spend time with both of your sons during y ... [More]

OGNS Covid19 Policy Clarification

Wed, Feb 3 12:12pm

Hello OG Community,   As we are re-opening our in-person classes, we wanted to provide some clarification regarding our Covid19 policies in regards to how it impacts a student returning to Open Gate a ... [More]

Ongoing Fundraising

Thu, Jan 28 12:28pm

More chances to fundraise...  FYI    

Last Call for In-House Registration for 2021-2022!!!

Wed, Jan 27 2:40pm

Hey Gators,   This is the LAST CALL for in-house registration for 2021-2022! Tomorrow (1/28), we will open enrollment to the wider community and begin to take registration on a first come, first serve ... [More]

OGNS In-Person Classes Resuming Monday 2/1

Sun, Jan 24 1:25pm

Dear Open Gate,   We have continued to monitor the rate of transmission of Covid19 in our community. Because it has decreased and is closer to the levels we were seeing back in August/September (curre ... [More]

2021-2022 Enrollment now open for in-house registration!

Wed, Jan 20 12:46pm

Hi Open Gators,   Enrollment for the 2021-2022 academic year is now open for current Open Gate families. Please head to your family portal page to register your child(ren) for in-person and virtual cl ... [More]

Fundraising Notice and Upcoming Notes

Mon, Jan 18 3:32pm

Hi Gators, *Please Read All, Roll Call in Comment With our fundraising efforts facing so many obstacles this year, we want to be clear about each family's obligation, and do our best to raise funds in ... [More]

OGNS Family Playground Sign-Ups now open for 1/18-1/22

Sun, Jan 17 6:01pm

Hey Everyone!    OGNS Family Playground sign-ups for the week of 1/18-1/22 are now open! You can find sign-ups under the "More" tab at the top of Konstella.   Sign-ups are on a first come, first serve ... [More]

Wednesday Outing Reminder 1/13

Tue, Jan 12 1:11pm

On Wednesdays from 10:30 to noon, Open Gate is planning an exercise outing for families over by the Port of Redwood City Marina. Stop by any time between 10:30 and noon for scooter riding, biking, wal ... [More]


Mon, Jan 11 5:56pm

Dear Open Gate Families, One of our Sister Schools in San Francisco (part of the CCPPNS {California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools of which Open Gate is a member!) is hosting the foll ... [More]

Benefits of OG Playground use?

Wed, Jan 6 2:55pm

Wondering if the families who have taken advantage of our Playground times would share the benefits of this program? Thank you!

OGNS Stays Virtual Through January

Wed, Jan 6 9:48am

Dear Open Gators,   The Board met yesterday evening to discuss our re-opening of in-person classes this month. Our county, and state, is currently experiencing a surge in Covid19 cases. The numbers ar ... [More]

Regular Exercise Outing For Families

Tue, Jan 5 9:52pm

On Wednesdays from 10:30 to noon, Open Gate is planning an exercise outing for families over by the Port of Redwood City Marina. Stop by any time between 10:30 and noon for scooter riding, biking, wal ... [More]

Family Playground sign-ups for the week of 12/21-12/25 are now open!

Mon, Dec 21 2:46pm

OGNS Family Playground sign-ups for the week of 12/21-12/25 are now open! You can find sign-ups under the More tab at the top or Konstella.   Sign-ups are on a first come, first served basis. You may ... [More]

Warm Fuzzies!

Fri, Dec 18 6:04pm

Can I just tell you how much it means to me when you guys send me photos of activities that I have put in lesson plans or posted a video of and you try it and you send me photos of your child or child ... [More]

StoryTime: 12/17 Pajamas and Hot Cocoa Party Materials Pick up

Sun, Dec 13 9:57am

Materials for the 12/17 StoryTime can be picked up in the Social Hall from 12:00-1:00 pm on Monday, 12/14. Thank you!

December Activity Bin Pick up: 12/14 Noon!

Sun, Dec 13 9:55am

Please pick up your Bin in the Social Hall between noon and 1 pm tomorrow. If you are in the 12/17 Pajama and Hot Cocoa party, you can also pick up your materials for that StoryTime at the same time.

Fundraising Notes

Fri, Dec 11 2:43pm

Hi everyone.  A few reminders... 1.  By now, I hope everyone has gotten in touch with their buyers of their Holiday Bazaar items. 2.  Please close the loop here by letting me know if your item has bee ... [More]

RCSD Parent Panel Thurs 12/10 at 7:30pm

Wed, Dec 9 5:39pm

Hi Open Gate,   Just a reminder, our RCSD Parent Panel is set for tomorrow, Thursday 12/10 at 7:30pm. We will have speakers from Orion Alternative, Clifford, Adelante Selby, and Roy Cloud. Please join ... [More]

OGNS going Virtual Level I + Family Playground Time

Sun, Dec 6 4:51pm

Dear Open Gators,   Thank you so much for your patience as we figured out going fully virtual. Until Jan 11th, all OGNS families will be in our Open Gate at Home Level I virtual program.  We are also ... [More]

Order Scholastic Books for the Holidays

Sun, Dec 6 9:48am

Dear Families, During the COVID crisis, you can have your books shipped to your home. With a $25 order, you will get FREE shipping and a FREE Book (use code: READS). All orders also earn FREE Books fo ... [More]

RCSD Parent Panel Thursday 12/10 at 7:30pm

Thu, Dec 3 12:05pm

Hi Gators,   Amidst all this craziness, it's time for some us to start thinking about kindergarten! What?? We've organized a panel of parents from various schools within RCSD to share their experience ... [More]

Making Holiday Cards? Another Big Fundraising Opportunity!

Wed, Dec 2 9:07am

Hi!  Sorry for the short notice, but if you're anything like me, you haven't made your holiday cards yet!  Please consider using Minted to help raise funds for OGNS.  This could really help our school ... [More]

Document for Bazaar Items

Tue, Dec 1 9:27am

Hi all,   If you haven't contacted all of the buyers of your donated items, please do so asap.  (We want this experience to be a positive one so that these people may participate again in the future.) ... [More]

OGNS Programming Changes for December 2020

Mon, Nov 30 8:56pm

Dear Open Gators,   The Board met this evening to discuss the rapidly changing Covid19 situation and whether Open Gate should hold in-person classes in December. After considering the high rates of tr ... [More]

December Activity Bins: Opening back up for LAST CALL

Mon, Nov 30 9:43am

Given the possibility that Open Gate might be going ALL VIRTUAL for December (Board Vote to happen today: Monday 11/30), I wanted to give everyone one more opportunity to sign up for the December Acti ... [More]


Sat, Nov 28 8:22pm

Dear Open Gators,   Unfortunately, San Mateo County was recently placed in the the Purple Tier, which is the category of highest risk in California's Covid19 monitoring list. Given this and possible g ... [More]

Fundraiser!!...Honey Bear Trees

Fri, Nov 27 7:52am

Hi Gators! Our next fundraising opportunity is already upon us.  The Honey Bear tree lots on Woodside Rd. (by Valota) and El Camino (between Howard and Whipple) give 15% of our purchases to Open Gate. ... [More]

Holiday Bazaar Wrap-Up

Tue, Nov 24 3:49pm

Hi Open Gators!   The Holiday Bazaar Auction has come to an end and it is time to wrap-up last minute details.   Firstly, if you have not already done so, please complete payment on your auction invoi ... [More]

Hot Item Alert!

Tue, Nov 17 9:50pm

One more donation, y'all...  A weekend in the Brookes' family home in Tahoe!  Bidding will be happening until Sunday.  

Final Bazaar-Related Message!

Tue, Nov 17 11:07am

Hi Open Gators! Last message about Holiday Bazaar... I promise! (I think!)  Please do read.   Here is the marketplace for tonight's Holiday Bazaar.  You are able to see the offerings starting now, but ... [More]

REMINDER: Holiday Bazaar Kickoff Party IN UNDER 24 HOURS!!!

Mon, Nov 16 11:41pm

This is a reminder to join our Open Gate Holiday Bazaar Kickoff Party from 7 pm to 8:30 pm Pacific (TUESDAY). We're celebrating with a Fun Hat Chat Roulette on Zoom. Wear a fun hat, and rotate around ... [More]

Happy Diwali!

Sat, Nov 14 1:04pm

May this Diwali bring universal compassion, the inner joy of peace and love, and the awareness of oneness to all. Happy Diwali! Love, TK

Semi-Ridiculous Survey To Help Prepare For Chat Roulette

Fri, Nov 13 6:47pm

Hi Open Gators,   Please help us prepare for the Fun Hat Chat Roulette on Tuesday by completing this optional semi-ridiculous short survey. Aggregate results may be shared with the Open Gate community ... [More]

Holiday Bazaar Kickoff Party - Fun Hat Chat Roulette on Zoom THIS TUESDAY

Thu, Nov 12 8:48pm

***This Tuesday, Nov. 17th, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm Pacific*** (come and go as you'd like), join our Open Gate Holiday Bazaar Kickoff Party! We're celebrating with a Fun Hat Chat Roulette on Zoom. Wear a ... [More]

OGNS Covid-19 Safety Policy Regarding Traveling

Wed, Nov 11 12:52pm

Hi Open Gators,   The Board met last night and discussed the issue of Covid-19 safety around traveling, especially with the holidays coming up. The following is Open Gate's formal policy:   Upon trave ... [More]

How Bazaar...

Mon, Nov 9 3:15pm

Hi friends! Thank you so much for your time and attention on the Holiday Bazaar so far.  I think we earned a solid B+ for getting those donations in on time!   Next step:  Please go back to the doc to ... [More]

Holiday Bazaar - Add your donation items

Thu, Nov 5 2:58pm

Hi friends, If you haven't added your donation items to the list, please do so here.  If you need help, please let me know.  Ideally, I'd like them this weekend so I have enough time to set up the who ... [More]

Extra Pumpkins??

Sun, Nov 1 5:51pm

One of Open Gate’s best post-Halloween traditions is practicing our hammering on leftover (non-carved) pumpkins. It works best with larger pumpkins that are more stable for our little contractors. Let ... [More]

Holiday Bazaar Master Document

Wed, Oct 28 1:41pm

Hi Gators, Please use this spreadsheet to let us know what you're donating to the Holiday Bazaar.  Check out what others are writing for some ideas.  Let me know if you need help.   One more important ... [More]

Holiday Bazaar Zoom Tues 7:30pm

Mon, Oct 26 7:53pm

Do you need ideas for what to donate to the Holiday Bazaar? Do you have questions or want to run some ideas by us?? Are you asking yourself "what is a Holiday Bazaar and why do these people keep talki ... [More]

Holiday Bazaar Information Zoom!

Fri, Oct 23 12:35pm

Dear Gators,   Holiday Bazaar will be in just a few weeks!  It will be a virtual marketplace with items for direct purchase as well as bidding on auctioned items.  We will be the ones stocking this ma ... [More]

Interest in Halloween Walk-Through at OGNS?

Sun, Oct 11 9:24pm

Hi Open Gators!   Happy Sunday! This year Halloween is on a Saturday and, since we can't do typical Halloween activities due to Covid19, we were wondering if folks would be interested in a Halloween w ... [More]

October Activity Bin Pick Up Reminder

Sun, Oct 11 4:18pm

Anji, Crystal, Jenny, Sruthi, Lizzie, Janet, Becky:   You may pick up your October Activity Bin on Monday, October 12 from 11:00-12:00 in the Social Hall.  If Monday doesn't work (as it part of a long ... [More]

September Activity Bin Lesson Plans (also Lesson Plans for Virtual Program)

Mon, Sep 14 4:21pm

  Hi Gators!     In order to streamline my curriculum development, monthly Lesson Plans will coordinate with the Activity Bin Subscription, and will also be some of the lessons we will do together in ... [More]

2020-2021 Open Gate Enrollment Agreement

Tue, Sep 8 5:16pm

Hi Gators,   Attached is the updated 2020-2021 OGNS Handbook as well as the enrollment forms that TK sent out when she first announced our re-opening plans (Program Description, Health & Safety Policy ... [More]

September Activity Bin Pick Up

Sun, Sep 6 6:13pm

  Please pick up your September Activity Bin on Monday, September 14, from 12-1 pm in the Social Hall at Open Gate.    If you are in the In-Person 3day/PreK class, you can pick yours up after class en ... [More]

2020 School Year Calendar

Wed, Sep 2 4:06pm

Please find attached our currently working School Year Calendar for 2020-21.      Please be aware that as we progress through this year, the calendar may need to be altered due to how regulations chan ... [More]

New Konstella Groups

Tue, Sep 1 5:26pm

Hi Open Gators,   We have made the changes to Konstella class groups. There are now 4 classrooms and you should have been added to the one your child is enrolled in:   1) In-Person 2day 2) In-Person 3 ... [More]

Looking for child-sized outdoor tables (lend or donate)

Sun, Aug 30 1:37pm

Dear families,    We are looking for a child-sized outdoor table to use in the yard for Art experiences this year.  As you know, we'll be outside  a great deal of the time, so we will be bringing a lo ... [More]

TECH Help needed! (School Calendar)

Sun, Aug 30 12:44pm

I am using a new calendar from  I believe it is the same template the RWCS uses.  I am formatting it on my Chromebook in GoogleSheets.  I am having a problem saving it without the format ... [More]

Parents Place Offering

Thu, Aug 20 1:21pm   The Sacred Role of Grandparents in the Time of Covid-19   Special Event with Author Jane Isay   Tuesday, September 1 fr ... [More]

Cancellation of Summer School

Fri, Jul 10 2:48pm

Hi Everyone, I wanted to provide an update regarding  summer school.  After a lot of thought, and with COVID-19 guidelines continually changing, it was decided that it would be best to completely canc ... [More]

Open Gate Alumni

Tue, Jul 7 5:04pm

Hello Open Gators,   I have created an "Alumni" classroom for parents of alumni who would like to continue receiving updates from Open Gate through the end of this summer. For everyone else who will b ... [More]

Using Konstella

Tue, Jul 7 1:51pm

Hi Everyone!   Welcome to Konstella! We are still figuring out the nuances and we could use your help. Once you sign into Konstella, you can add your child(ren) to your profile and enroll in the appro ... [More]

Happy 4th of July

Sat, Jul 4 9:53am

Hey Gators! Happy 4th of July! We miss you all! Hope you find a safe way to celebrate and have some fun! Anji

Testing announcements

Mon, Jun 29 8:18pm

Hi, Welcome to those of you who have joined Konstella. This is a test announcement.