Vol: 17 No: 13 November 25, 2018

In this issue:

Annual Fund Update
OSA #GivingTuesday is THIS Week!
OSA Intersession is January 22
Middle School Dance
Save the Date!
Important Dates
Parent to Parent
Did You Know…?
Useful Links

Annual Fund Update

Hello OSA Community!

We are over halfway to meeting our $500,000 goal, but we need your help!  Here are a few ways you can support OSA:

1. Make your Gift Today
OSA is asking for a tax-deductible gift of $2,250 to support your student, but a gift of any amount matters! Please make your tax-deductible gift today.

2. Get Ready for Giving Tuesday (November 27)
Our Giving Tuesday goal is $20,000 for the purchase of Chromebooks for the classrooms

3. Volunteer for the OSA Phonathon – Sunday, December 9 
Join fellow OSA community members at the Student Center from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm for pastries, coffee, tea and calls! We will be reaching out to families who have not yet given to the Annual Fund. Sign-up: http://signup.com/go/NqxirDS

Thank you!

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OSA #GivingTuesday is THIS Tuesday (November 27)!

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Join us on Tuesday, November 27 for this global 24-hour event to show your philanthropic spirit and celebrate all that we love about OSA!

This year, all #GivingTuesday gifts will support purchasing Chromebooks!  We have a goal of $20,000 to get one big step closer to providing one Chromebook per student.

Here is how you can help!

Thank you for being part of the Oakland School for the Arts community! We are grateful for your support.

Sincerely, Your OSA Staff and Faculty

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OSA Intersession is January 22

OSA Intersession is a full day immersion for all students and staff depart the school to experience different communities through exploration, team building, community service or personal growth opportunities. These activities will help students learn more about their community, explore art and history, engage in new physical activities and develop personal goals.

Projects and activities are being planned based on interest, grade level or local community resources. Proposed trips include visits to historical sites, local museums, parks, writing poetry, biking, college tours, art marking and community service.

We are seeking the help of community partners. Some of the ways community partners could be involved include: leading or assisting with a workshop, helping arrange a site visit/tour of your place of business. If you would like to help facilitate an Intersession event-please contact Katy Zaugg (kzaugg@oakarts.org) and Kris Bradburn (kbradburn@oakarts.org) to share your ideas.

OSA students – we want your input as well! Please email Katy Zaugg (kzaugg@oakarts.org) and Kris Bradburn (kbradburn@oakarts.org) to share your ideas on what Intersession day you would like to help create.

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Middle School Dance

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The Middle School Dance is this Friday, November 30, and features a Winter Wonderland theme. Tickets will be on sale in room 248 during lunch for $5. Tickets cost $7 at the door. Soda and pizza will be available for purchase for $1.

The dance starts at 6:30 pm and ends at 9:00 pm. Please pick up your child promptly. If your child will be attending the dance but going home on BART or bus, or with another parent, please email Mrs. Yan at cyan@oakarts.org BEFORE the day of the dance with pertinent information.

If you would like to chaperone the dance, help decorate, or pick up supplies, please email Mrs. Yan. Thank you!

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Save the Date!

APT General Meeting
When: Tuesday, December 11, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

APT Emphasis Meetings
When: Tuesday, December 11, 7:00 pm (right after the APT General Meeting)

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Important Dates

Wednesday, November 28

Event: Board of Directors Meeting
6:15 – 7:30 pm
Newberry Building Room 408

Wednesday, December 5 – Saturday, December 8

Event: Theater – Eurydice
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Black Box Theater

Friday, December 7 – Saturday, December 8

Event: Digital Media Winter Show
Time: 4:00 – 9:00 pm
White Box

Friday, December 7

Event: KOSA – The Power of She!
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Saturday, December 8

Event: Instrumental Music – Large Ensemble
Time: 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Sweets Historic Ballroom

Event: Vocal Music Winter Concert
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison

Tuesday, December 11

Event: APT General Meeting
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: OSA Student Center

Event: OSA Concentration Meetings
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Various

Thursday, December 13 – Friday, December 14

Event: Fashion Design – Senior Exhibit
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: White Box

Saturday, December 15

Event: Instrumental Music – Combos
Time: 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Location: Black Box Theater

Tuesday, December 18

Event: Instrumental Music – Strings
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Sweets Historic Ballroom

Monday, December 24 – Friday, January 4

Event: Winter Break-NO SCHOOL!

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Parent to Parent

Events, activities, and classes shared by parents for parents.parent2parent

The Circus is Coming to Treasure Island! Discount Tickets for OSA Families!


Kaleidoscope, a celebration of diversity and color produced by San Francisco’s Circus Bella, will take place in a big-top circus tent on Treasure Island starting November 30. Kaleidoscope will showcase aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, high wire artists, family foot jugglers, clowns, and more – all performed to original music written by local music legend Rob Reich and performed by a live band. Kaleidoscope runs November 30 through January 6, 2019. Shows are on Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30vpm, Saturdays at 1:30 and 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 1:30 and 6:30 pm. Tickets start at $39. Use Promo Code OSA2018 at www.circusbella.org/kaleidoscope.

Sign Up to Audition for “On Broadway” on Saturday, December 1, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Director and producer John Bisceglie seeks local youth ages 5-18 to star in “On Broadway,” the all-singing, all-dancing, dazzling salute to Broadway!

Sing and dance live on stage to hit songs from Hamilton, Wicked, Frozen, Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress, Annie, Rent, Les Miserables, The Color Purple, Hairspray, Aladdin, Beautiful, School of Rock, Matilda, Into The Woods, Mamma Mia, Spring Awakening and more!

Sign up to audition: https://www.sfcmt.com/theater-auditions/

This exciting 13-week program with only one rehearsal per week makes participating fun and easy for busy Bay Area families. The program will be offered in San Francisco, San Jose, and Morgan Hill.

No experience required and all who audition will be accepted.

We’re Planning a PODS Retreat and You are Invited!

The OSA PODS (OSA Parents of Disabled Students) Group is hopeful that you will attend our very first PODS SOCIAL RETREAT.

Date/Time: November 30, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Venue to be Determined in Oakland, CA
RSVP: Paulina Gonzalez (paulinagonzalez616@gmail.com) or Carolyn Watson (cevans5613@aol.com)

Our PODS Coffee Meeting was very successful. Thank you to all who came out and all who desired to join us and let us know. We will get you to a meeting soon! The first quarter of school has ended and now we would like to share some quality social time getting to know our PODS families. Please SAVE THE DATE and a formal invitation will follow in the coming weeks. We will also let you know when our next Monthly PODS Coffee Meeting will take place. Please feel free to reach out through email if you want to share your experiences or if you need support with your student and/or suspect a need for IEP/504 Planning.

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Did You Know?

Did you know?
To order school pictures already taken, use your student’s unique Image Locator number that was printed on the custom envelope sent home by the teacher. If you didn’t receive an access code, use the Shooting Stars Access Code Request Form to get one.

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Useful Links

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