Vol: 17 No: 15 December 9, 2018

In this issue:

Attend our Next APT General Meeting!
Coffee With OSA’s Chief Academic Officer
Annual Fund Update
OSA Intersession is January 22
Save the Date!
Important Dates
Weekly Announcements
Parent to Parent
Useful Links

Please Plan to Attend our Next APT General Meeting!

Do you want to be active in shaping the future direction of OSA? Please join us in the student center on December 11th for a presentation and update from Assistant Principal Mike Oz on our development as a Linked Learning Pathway school. In addition, there will be information on how the parent community can best support this process. We have a pathway development team meeting regularly and working diligently to ensure we are creating and implementing Linked Learning aligned structures that best support the success of all of our students and we want your input in this process. Join us at the APT meeting on the 11th to get up to speed on this work and to receive information on how you can be involved in this critical work.

The meeting will be in the Student Center beginning at 6:00 pm.

We hope to see you there,

APT Board

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Please join us for Coffee With OSA’s Chief Academic Officer

On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, as part of our ongoing ‘Coffee With’ series, please join OSA’s Chief Academic Officer Phillip Gedeon, for conversation and Q&A about academics. From 8:30 – 9:30 am in our conference room, Mr. Gedeon, along with Executive Director Brian Köhn, will be available to discuss our educational goals, best practices, and measures for success. Please note that due to privacy concerns, Mr. Gedeon will not be able to discuss specific students and their particular needs.

Hope to see you there!

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Annual Fund Update

Hello OSA!

We are 67% of the way to our $500,000 Annual Fund goal with 40% family participation! Please help us reach 100% participation and make your tax-deductible gift today.

Whether you help to bridge the funding gap of $2,250 per student, or make a smaller recurring gift of $25, $50 or $100 per month – every gift makes a difference.

And remember, your gift is tax-deductible!

Ways to Give:

  • Recurring Gift: Please consider a monthly gift  to support your student’s 55+ hours per month of arts programming.
  • One Time GiftMake a one-time gift to support our 45+ stellar arts faculty and over 50 performances, exhibits and screenings we do each year
  • MatchingClick here to find out if your company offers a Matching Gifts program
OSA Arts Department Participation
annual fund dec 2018

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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

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!

Tuesday, January 8

Event: APT Board Meeting
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

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Weekly Announcements

Thank you to Latinos Unidos and all students that contributed to the beautiful altars for Dia De Los Muertos. If you contributed to the altar and would like your photo or item returned, please be sure to pick your belongings in Mr. Oz’s office on Monday. Anything not picked up by Tuesday will be recycled.

Come see and enjoy the annual Senior Exhibit called Counterfeit featuring work from the senior class of the Fashion Department. Two shows only next Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14, at The White Box from 5-8, free admission.

Also from the Fashion Department, please join us for our first ever Middle School Show called Pop-Up Shop. Also next Thursday and Friday in The White Box starting at 5 pm, free admission. We hope to see many students, faculty, and staff there!

Superlative Nominations: HS Leadership is asking students to take the time to nominate people for this year’s yearbook superlatives! Nominations are for one student, teachers, and groups of 3 to 4 students for this year’s selection! Students have access to the link via your English teacher’s Google Classroom. Submissions will close December 21 at 11:59 pm. Have fun nominating!

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Parent to Parent


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


oakland symphony

oakland symphony hall passThe Oakland Symphony is proud to announce the launch of Hall Pass, a new program that allows the Symphony to offer free tickets to eligible community members facing financial challenges.

Symphony Hall Pass holders can receive up to four (4) FREE tickets for all Oakland Symphony performances.

Who is Eligible?
Members of our community receiving financial assistance from the State of California as well as Active, Guard, and Reserve Military households.

How Do I Get My Hall Pass?
Hall Pass cards are available from a number of our community partner organizations. Visit the Hall Pass website for more information and a list of current Community Partners.

How Do I Use My Hall Pass?
Once you’ve received your Hall Pass card, simply contact the Oakland Symphony box office with your Hall Pass ID number to reserve your tickets!

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Useful Links

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