Vol: 18 No: 24 February 17, 2020

Alliance of Parents & Teachers

APT is committed to OSA as a diverse, equitable  and inclusive school community. A place where students thrive, and where parents, teachers, and students— together with the school leadership and board, partner to ensure the success of the school.

Please join us for the Monthly APT General Meetings!  Download: 2019-20 APT Welcomes You!! – Info Slides

Sign-up for KonstellaThis is how OSA’s APT provides you important information & updates on OSA!

Konstella Videos & Guides: See these useful Konstella Videos & Guides

Annual Fund

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Hello OSA Families! 

In an effort to help us reach our goal of 100% Annual Fund family participation we will be hosting a Phone-A-Thon on February 23 from 10am-12pm in the Student Center, where we will be calling families who have not yet contributed to the OSA Annual Fund. Currently, we have 14 people signed up to volunteer but we need more volunteers from ALL Sub-Pathways! As a fun incentive, each department has a family participation goal, and when that goal is achieved, the whole department will get a pizza party! Please sign up to volunteer! We will provide food, coffee and phone numbers! 

Thank you to the parents who have already signed up! And THANK YOU to all of our families who have contributed to the OSA Annual Fund this year!

Kristin TT Robson; Annual Fund Manager; Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Oakland School for the Arts (e) krobson@oakarts.org (p) 510.873.8807  Join me in supporting OSA

Upcoming Elections

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As you might know, there is an important election coming up in our community on March 3rd. There will be candidates for president on the ballot as well as other important offices like our Alameda County Board of Education members (you can read more about the role of the ACBOE here). The candidates running for these seats often have very differing views from each other about charter public schools like ours, so I encourage you to research the candidates and cast your ballot by Tuesday, March 3rd. You can check to see if you are registered here: https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/, and if you need to register or re-register to vote, you can do so here (the registration deadline is February 18): https://registertovote.ca.gov/.

Staci A. Smith

Interim Executive Director
Oakland School for the Arts

OSA School of Dance: Fundraiser

March 23, 2020

See Flier for more information.

Contact for Questions:  Renee Hoyer-Nielsen (510) 851-0551

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Internal Transfers Audition Information

Dear OSA Community,

We have updated our school website with information for current OSA students who have applied to audition into a different arts sub-pathway (also known as internal transfers). You may also access this information directly from our school website by hovering over the Enrollment tab and clicking the link to Internal Transfers Information. This is where we will post updates and further information for students wishing to transfer internally.

Best wishes,

OSA Leadership Team

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Come to the APT General Meeting:

Tuesday, March 10th at 6pm. (5:30 social time). 

Time: TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020
5:30-6:00pm Community Building

6:00-7:00pm General APT Meeting

7:00-8:00pm Arts Emphasis Meetings

Location: OSA Student Center

Other Important Dates

OSA 2019-20 Academic Calendar

NO SCHOOL: Monday, March 23, 2020 – Teacher Work Day

NO SCHOOL: Friday, March 27, 2020 – Cesar Chavez Holiday

Weekly Announcements

Pay School Lunches with PAYPAL!

Parents may now use PayPal to pay for their student’s school lunches. The link can be found on the family resources page of our website.  https://www.oakarts.org/FAMILY-RESOURCES-/index.html 

OSA Student and Family Handbook

Please Download OSA Student and Family Handbook.  Please contact Katy Zaugg for questions: kzaugg@oakarts.org

OSA Bell Schedule

Download OSA 2019-20 Bell Schedule. Be Sure To Be On-Time Everyday!  Tardy Bell Rings at 8:15am for Middle School & High School.

3 Easy Ways to Support APT while Shopping!

1) When shopping on Amazon, a percentage of your purchase goes to the APT as a referral fee. Make sure you sign in through your www.smile.amazon.com account so OSA can get the donation.

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2) Support your child’s Art Emphasis through your normal shopping activities. To make this happen, just sign up for Escrip. www.secure.escript.com

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Collect Box Tops For Education

3) Ever see those pink box tops on cereal boxes, Ziplock bags, Pillsbury refrigerated/dairy items, Kleenex tissue, Nature Valley Granola products and many others, start clipping and saving those today. The school will get 10 cents for each box top turned in. It doesn’t sound like much but it sure adds up: If each OSA student just turns in 10 boxtops we will raise over $500.00 for OSA without spending an extra dime. It’s that easy!

How does it work?

  • Clip the box tops from participating brands and put them in a bag.
  • Drop off the box tops in the box located at the security desk at the 18th street entrance to the school.
  • Visit the Box Tops For Education web site to learn more and see all the participating brands. That’s it. It’s easy! Your family shops, our school earns dollars.

Parent to Parent


Events, activities, and classes shared by parents for parents.

Upcoming Events to be Posted Here.  More to Come…

Useful Links

News item submissions (deadline-end of school-day Wednesdays) osanews@aptosa.org
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