Vol: 16 No: 11 December 1, 2017


Thank you to our wonderful OSA community for participating in #GivingTuesday this year! We have brought in over $20,000 and are waiting to hear about matching funds from the Gates Foundation!

If you did a Facebook Fundraiser for OSA, please send your receipt or a screen shot to dschneider@oakarts.org so she can track your participation in the Annual Fund.

We are now at 38% participation school wide with over $310,000 raised for the Annual Fund. Let’s keep going to get to 100%!



Will You Get a Call on December 10?

The single most important statistic we provide to potential outside donors is the percentage of parent participation in the Annual Fund. This does not include amounts, just that parents donate to the fund.
In an effort to boost this critical number, OSA parent volunteers will meet on Sunday morning, December 10, and reach out to their fellow OSA families with a gentle reminder to please take a moment to donate whatever you can to the Annual Fund for the 2017-2018 school year.
The good news is, the call list will consist only of families who have not yet had an opportunity to make a donation. Donate before December 10 and shorten their list!

Ways to Give:

  • Recurring Gift: >Please consider a monthly gift to support your student’s 60+ hours per month of arts programming and our stellar faculty.
  • Matching  Click here to find out if your company offers a Matching Gifts program.

Email Diana Schneider, Annual Fund Manager at dschneider@oakarts.org or call 1-510-873-8807 with any questions!



OSA Arts Festival
Kick Off Meeting

When: December 20, 6pm-7pm
Where: Student Center
What: The OSA Arts Festival is scheduled for March 2, 3 and 4. This is a large scale event that will showcase the talents and hard work of the entire OSA Arts community. We are excited to support our students and provide the space for them to shine. We need an army of staff and parent volunteers to produce this event. Please join us to hear more details about this multi-day, multi-venue, multi-emphasis event and find out how you can help. Thank you!




Prologue: Fashion Design Senior Showcase

Prologue, a gallery exhibit from the senior students of OSA’s Fashion Department, will run December 14-15th (ThursdayFriday), from 5-9 PM. It is free and open to the public. Stop by the OSA White Box on 1726 San Pablo (next to Piedmont Piano) to see the multi-faceted showcase of our graduating class. You will see the range from installations to live models and everything in between.





Save the Date!

APT First Annual Oakland A’s Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for May 5 at 6pm when the A’s take on the Baltimore Orioles. We are planning a fun night at the park! Stay tuned for more details.




Important Dates

  • 12/6 – Director’s Coffee
  • 12/10 – Phonathon, Student Center, 9:30am-12pm
  • 12/19 – APT-POC meeting, Student Center, 6:30 pm
  • 12/20 – NEW DATE: OSA Arts Festival Kick Off Meeting, Student Center, 6pm-7pm
  • 12/22-1/5 – Winter Break – SCHOOL CLOSED



Important Links:





The Parent Trap



Lyla Neely Record Release Concert

Support OSA Vocal Music Senior, Lyla Neely, at her Record Release Concert on Sunday December 3, 2017. Doors open at 3:[email protected] The Monkey House in Berkeley. Featured OSA students: Dead Girl’s Candy, Joe, Charlotte, & Satya. You can purchase Lyla’s album of original music on ITunes and Bandcamp or have a listen on Spotify and Soundcloud. https://open.spotify.com/album/4yKPJptHTJdC4qaeMvWxvo?si=gCGWNuZTQLOJTLxh2FsDaA

Music Video: https://youtu.be/1IQiTjSjUj0



Angry Asian Abrasion

featuring OSA students Gus Hurteau, Edgar Duchesneau and Timothy Mah have two upcoming shows:

Friday, December 8 at 9pm
The Blue Lagoon, 923 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
with Blood Omen and Sutratma


Sunday, December 17 at 5 pm
DNA Lounge (above DNA), 375 11th St, SF
$10 Adv, $12 at door




Looking for Student Performers and Artists/craftspeople for Local Holiday Artisan Market and Dimond Lights Celebration in the Dimond district of Oakland!

Artisan Market and  Dimond Lights Community event
2 weekends:
December 9,10 from Noon-6pm
December 16,17 from Noon-6pm
Dimond Lights Celebration – December 16th from 6pm-9pm– bring your lighted bikes, scooters, etc.!
Come both weekends and enjoy a variety of artisans and musicians!
-Artisan Markets
-Live music
-Arts and Crafts workshops
-Science activities for kids and teens
-Hawaiian Beer and Wine Bar
-Santa and more!
*We still have a few spots for musicians, both youth and adult, and a few additional artisans. Contact Sara: yosgurl@yahoo.com



Sign up to audition for “Rock The Mic!” on Saturday, December 2nd.
Casting ages 5-18.
If you like pop, rock and rap music, you’ll love “Rock The Mic!” a high-energy youth pop concert featuring hit songs from today’s top artists, including Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift,
Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Adele, Shawn Mendes, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and more!
This all singing, all dancing, live youth concert will perform on Sunday, April 15th at the beautiful and historic Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.
Our convenient 15 week program with Saturday only rehearsals makes participation in “Rock The Mic!” fun and easy for busy Bay Area families. No experience required, and all who audition will be accepted.
We hope you can participate in this exciting show at the Great American Music Hall!
All the best,
John Bisceglie


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