Vol: 18 No: 8 October 7, 2019

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

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OSA’s Annual Fund Kick-Off Concert!

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Thursday, October 17th

Please join us on Thursday, October 17th for OSA’s Annual Fund Kick-Off Concert! We invite you to please come support our students and School for this important fundraiser and community event. The show is FREE and starts at 7pm at Sweet’s Ballroom.

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Join us before at the Uptown at 6pm for lite bites and a cash bar – this portion of the evening is also FREE, is for adults only, and space is limited!

Please RSVP to Kathryn Keslosky at kkeslosky@oakarts.org to reserve your spot.

We look forward to seeing you on October 17th!!! 

Save the Date!

General APT Meeting (alternate date due to Yom Kippur)

Time: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 (Alternate date due to Yom Kippur)
5:30-6:00pm Community Building
6:00-7:00pm General APT Meeting
7:00-8:00pm Arts Emphasis Meetings

Join other OSA parents & participating OSA staff in community building prior to the APT General Meeting.

Location: OSA Student Center

OSA Principal Friday Letter

Please read OSA Friday Principal Letter 10.04.19, from Mike Oz

Congratulations OSA Faculty!

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Congratulations to the OSA faculty on winning recognition for their new union on September 18th – the Coalition of Oakland School for the Arts Teachers (COSAT)! 

The APT stands ready to support your efforts to negotiate a fair contract.

Haunted House: by OSA Production Design

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Don’t Miss the 2019 Haunted House 
Note the slight change in the times. Bring all your friends to the Black Box during Halloween week to experience CABIN FEVER, the Production Design department’s freakiest creation ever! Tickets sold at the door.
($8 students; $12 adults)
Wed. Oct. 30,  1 pm to 6 pm
Thurs. Oct. 31, 4 pm to 8 pm
Fri. Nov. 1, 1 pm to 7 pm
Sat Nov 2, 2 pm to 7 pm

Picture Retakes Moved to Oct. 7

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For questions about your orders, please call the Lifetouch local office in Hayward at: 1-877-825-7922 if you would like to order, find your order, or refund for order.

Other Important Dates

OSA 2019-20 Academic Calendar

RESCHEDULED: NOW – October 17, 2019
Sweets Ballroom – Free Concert
Event: Kick-Off Annual Fund (See Above for More Info)

Weekly Announcements

Special Education Announcement

Please READ the following SPED Letter regarding 2019-20 Special Education Programming at OSA.

After School Program

Please READ and SUBMIT the following ASP Letter and Form regarding 2019-20 After School Programming at OSA.

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.

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Upcoming Events to be Posted Here.  More to Come…

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