Vol: 16 No: 31 May 11, 2018
Great news! The OSA 2017-18 Yearbook is live and available to purchase now. Visit www.oakarts.org and click the link on the front page. OSA Yearbooks are printed and sold through Lulu.com. You can choose a regular or hard cover version, and choose your shipping speed. Order soon to get your yearbook by finals time!
New After School Classes
Students are welcome to join Ms. Humphrey on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays for two new Google First CS classes.
Choose between an Animation class or an Art class. Classes will run from 3:20-4:30. Students will meet in Room 222 and walk to the Newberry Building together.
- Learning Lab:
Parent volunteers needed to relieve Ms. Smith supervising 3:15pm -5pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
- CAASPP Testing:
6th Grade: English & Math 5/21-5/25
7th Grade: English 5/21-5/25; Math 5/25-6/1
8th Grade: Math 5/14-5/18; English 5/21-5/25
- Final Exams:
6th & 7th Grade: 6/4-6/8, Early Release
8th Grade: 5/31-6/7
- 8th Grade Great America Trip:
6/11 Turn in $33.50 for Great America tickets by 5/21 to get group rate
- 8th Grade Dinner/Dance:
Date Change: 6/7 at Sweets Ballroom, Parent Chaperones needed and possibly food donations
- 8th Grade Promotion:
6/8, 10:30am at the Fox Theater, Provide names for guest list by provided deadline
OSA Spring Performances and Exhibitions
Monkey Project Auction Closing
This Sunday is your last chance to own a Visual Art / Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe monkey!
The close of the auction at 9 p.m. Sunday, May 13, ends an era. The Monkey Project will be no more.
The Monkey Project was an annual collaboration between School of Visual Art and Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe. It was part contest and part fundraiser to benefit the Visual Art department at OSA.
For the past 7 years, Visual Art students created monkey portraits and twelve of the portraits are selected to hang in the restaurant for a year before being auctioned off online.
The current batch of monkeys has been on display since 2016 and represent our final auction. To view the catalog and find out how to bid on your favorite monkey, visit osavisualartstore.squarespace.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
2018 Visual Art Senior Exhibition
Friday, May 18 4pm-8pm; Saturday May 19 1pm-4pm
White Box Studio, 1726 San Pablo Ave, Oakland
OSA Spring Dance Concert 2018
Come see Oakland School for the Arts School of Dance in their one and only Dance Concert of the year!
See what the Middle and High School dance students have been working hard toward all year!
Featuring choreography from OSA School of Dance’s Senior Class of 2018 and Department Chair Mr. Reginald Ray-Savage!
4 Shows Only!
Thursday, May 24 @ 7pm**OPENING NIGHT SPECIAL:
ALL THURSDAY OPENING NIGHT TICKETS ONLY $15!**
Friday, May 25 @ 7pm
Saturday, May 26 @ 7pm
Sunday, May 27 @ 3pm
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to show your support for all the hard work and discipline these young people have put into themselves and their art!
Tickets: $25 General Admission, $15 Students/Seniors (with valid ID)*
*Friday & Saturday Only: Groups of 6 or more get 10% off! Enter discount code “Group” at checkout.
**PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand, latecomers tickets are subject to being released**
Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the show starts, as parking in the area can be very challenging.
*Online ticket sales end 12pm on the day of the show for all 7pm shows and 12pm on Saturday for Sunday’s 3pm show.
Tickets will be available for sale at the Box Office starting 1 hour before show time.
Thank you for your support!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SJDC’s SUMMER INTENSIVE 2018!
June 18-29 and July 9-27, Monday – Friday, 10am-1pm: Beginner/Intermediate; 1:30-5pm: Intermediate/Advanced at Oakland School for the Arts 3rd Floor Dance Studios
Savage Jazz Dance Company’s Summer Intensive is a 5 week training program for students 10 and up, headed by SJDC Artistic Director and Oakland School for the Arts School of Dance Department Chair, Mr. Reginald Ray-Savage.
With classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Body Conditioning, Repertory, and more, the program emphasizes a passionate and committed approach to training, and students will be expected to embrace this approach as they are challenged to hone their technique, improve their strength, and increase their flexibility and stamina.
An outstanding training ground for contemporary dancers, students of SJDC, Mr. Savage, and OSA have gone on and been accepted to University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, London Contemporary Dance School, The School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Pre-Professional Division School, San Francisco Ballet School, Juilliard Summer Intensive, Hubbard Street II, Ailey II, Martha Graham Dance Ensemble, Philadanco, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Oakland Ballet, Garth Fagan Dance, Mark Morris’ Hard Nut, Disney’s The Lion King, and more.
Anyone serious about their dance training will benefit from this program.
Those intending to pursue or currently in training to become professional dancers, particularly those interested in performing with Savage Jazz Dance Company, will have a chance to experience how the company trains and to learn SJDC repertory.
Those wanting to attend OSA’s School of Dance will get to experience and gain a deeper understanding of what it is like to train as a young dance student at OSA.
Get $100 off the price of tuition when you register by May 14!
Download your registration form here: http://www.savagejazz.org/uploads/3/1/9/6/31964201/registration_form_summer_2018.pdf
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Get your training on!
- 5/15 APT-POC meeting; *RSVP for location details (in Oakland) email@example.com; 6pm
- 5/28 Memorial Day – SCHOOL CLOSED
- DATE CHANGE: 6/7 8th Grade Dinner Dance, Sweets Ballroom, 6pm
- 6/8 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 10:30 am; Senior Graduation, 2 pm, Fox Theater
- OSA Spotlight – May 2018 edition
- Hot Lunch Menu – OUSD May Lunch Menu
- My School Bucks – Add money to School Lunch Account
- 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!
This is where you’ll find information about any and all fun events, activities and classes shared by parents for parents.
INVITATION TO DANCE…
FREE TheaterDance Master Class and Audition Opportunity!
CPR Certified; Current certification as Lifeguard by a recognized source of training.
Job Type: Part-time (Can do swim lessons on the side) ; Free use of club facilities.
Salary: $15.00 /hour
Contact: Kevin Dillon, firstname.lastname@example.org; (510) 849-0743
OSA News: Now accepting advertisements!
Ad space on the OSA NEWSLETTER is available for your business or organization.
News item submissions (deadline-end of school-day Wednesday) email@example.com