Vol: 16 No: 12 December 8, 2017
A Letter from our Director
Thanks to our generous OSA community, we raised over $20,000 last week for #GivingTuesday!
It was a thrilling way to kick off our end-of-year fundraising to support our stellar faculty, facilities and arts programming. Your tax-deductible gifts help us bridge the gap between state funding and the costs to deliver an OSA arts education.
I hope you can attend one of the many student performances happening in December. It is the best way to see the impact of your generous donations.
OSA Student Performances and Exhibitions
Our students have been working hard all year to prepare for their December showcases. OSA performances and exhibitions are well underway! For a complete schedule and ticket information, click here.
OSA Phonathon – This Sunday!
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.
Email Diana Schneider, Annual Fund Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-510-873-8807 with any questions!
Pizza and Academic Support
The Student Academic Support Club will be serving free pizza on Wednesday, December 13th in Ms. Schleimer’s room (346) at lunch. Students should talk to Julia Hopkins if they’re interested in coming.
Student Academic Support Club welcomes anyone who wants to drop in and receive guidance from their peers or share their knowledge with others. We are not in competition with each other. It’s takes a village. Multiple heads are better than one.
Holiday Shopping Tips
From the APT
With the holiday season fast approaching, the APT is looking at small ways for you to extend your cheer:
Amazon Smile: Amazon will donate .5% to the APT with each purchase you make. To learn more, go to https://smile.amazon.com/. Please designate your charity as Alliance Of Parents And Teachers At The Oakland School For The Arts.
Amazon Smile via Konstella: After you set up Amazon Smile, go to Amazon via https://konstella.com/amazon and Konstella will donate an additional 1% to the APT on every purchase.
Chipotle: Host a party with Chipotle catering and 50% goes to OSA. To learn more, https://www.chipotle.com/fundraisers
Shutterfly: Shutterfly will give 13% of your order to the APT. To learn more, visit http://apt-osa.shutterflystorefront.com
eScrip: Register your credit card, shop and donate. To learn more, http://www.escrip.com/
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!
Audio Production and Design After Hours
MS & HS, All Emphases Welcome
New Session, New Schedule, New Price. Starting in February:
Who: Mr. McGovern
When: Tuesdays-Fridays, 4:30-6 during regularly scheduled school days
- Session 2: February 5th – March 2nd (Except Presidents Day, February 19th)
- Session 3: March: 5th – 29th
Where: In the Recording Studio (room 305)
Cost: $500 per student per session
What: “Audio Production After Hours” is an opportunity for students outside of the AP&E emphasis to get an introduction to the music production process, and the tools used in creating original projects. Course Topics: Digital Audio Workstations, Software Instruments, Recording Engineering, Microphones, Synthesis, MIDI 8 seats available per session If you have any questions feel free to email Mr. McGovern at email@example.com
- 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
- OSA Yearbook Photo Submissions – Deadline is February 1st
- OSA Spotlight – November 2017 edition
- Hot Lunch Menu – OUSD December Lunch Menu
- After School Programs – after school offerings for OSA middle and high schoolers
- Lunchtime Clubs – lunchtime clubs for MS and HS students
- KOSA Radio – student radio
- The OSA Telegraph – student newspaper
- Nomenclatter – hedonism is the theme of the new issue of Literary Arts’ webzine
- konstella.com/amazon – Amazon Smile, Alliance Of Parents And Teachers At The Oakland School For The Arts
The Parent Trap
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!
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