Vol: 17 No: 16 December 16, 2018

In this issue:

Big Annual Fund Update!
OSA Auditions Approaching
Save the Date!
Important Dates
Weekly Announcements
Parent to Parent
Useful Links

Big Annual Fund Update!

Hello OSA!

Thanks to your tremendous generosity, we are now 73% towards the Annual Fund goal!! Please help us get to 100% of our $500,000 goal by the end of the year!

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 – your gift to the Annual Fund impacts the entire school.

And remember, your gift is tax-deductible!

Ways to Give:

    • Mail a check to: Attn: Advancement, Oakland School for the Arts, 530 18th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
    • Recurring Gift: Please consider a monthly gift to support your student’s 55+ hours per month of arts programming.
    • One Time Gift: Make a one-time gift to support our 45+ stellar arts faculty and over 50 performances, exhibits and screenings we do each year
OSA Arts Department Participation
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OSA Auditions Approaching

Our annual auditions for prospective OSA students are approaching! The audition dates are January 12 and February 9, 2019. As always, we are looking for help from our OSA community to help staff department sign-in tables and to be friendly ambassadors for our school. We will need folks from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm; you’re welcome to come all day or for a part of the day and you’ll receive training the day of the event.

Please contact rdouglass@oakarts.org to sign up. Thanks so much – it’s a really fun day!

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Save the Date!

APT General Meeting
When: Tuesday, January 15, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

APT Emphasis Meetings
When: Tuesday, January 15, 7:00 pm (right after the APT General Meeting)

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Important Dates

Tuesday, December 18

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

Event: APT-POC Meeting
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: Room 302

Monday, December 24 – Friday, January 4

Event: Winter Break – NO SCHOOL!

Tuesday, January 8

Event: APT Board Meeting
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Student Center

Tuesday, January 15 – Thursday, January 17

Event: Semester 1 Finals

Thursday, January 17

Event: Quarter 2 Ends

Friday, January 18

Event: Grading Day – NO SCHOOL

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Weekly Announcements

OSA Grad and guitarist Liam Hardison will be visiting from Cornish College of the Arts on Monday, December 17th at 12:45 in Room 338. Come to learn about his experience there and see if Cornish may be a college fit for you! RSVP at wsnyder@oakarts.org.

Students who have been accepted into Global Glimpse should come to a brief meeting on Wednesday, December 19, at 4:15 pm in Room 346. Global Glimpse ambassadors should also attend to share first experiences with fundraising.

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Parent to Parent


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

sf ballet nutcracker 2018

It’s Nutcracker season!

San Francisco Ballet is offering special “Passport Performances” geared toward families with young children (3ish-12ish) and those who just love taking pictures and meeting in person some of the Nutcracker characters. There are many other activities as well as a tea party during intermission that will impress you and move you through the “Story of the Nutcracker”.

Performance Dates:

  • Sunday, December 16, 7 pm
  • Tuesday, December 18, 7 pm
  • Wednesday, December 19, 7 pm
  • Thursday, December 20, 7 pm
  • Wednesday, December 26, 2 pm
  • Thursday, December 27, 7 pm

Visit https://www.sfballet.org/season/nutcracker/passport-performances for more information.
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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