Vol: 17 No: 21 January 27, 2019

In this issue:

OSA’s Heart of Oakland: Spring Benefit &Student Showcase 2019
2019-20 Academic Year Start Date
Save the Date!
Important Dates
Savage Dance Company Winter Intensive!
Parent to Parent
Useful Links

Save the Date! OSA’s Heart of Oakland: Spring Benefit & Student Showcase 2019


Oakland School for the Arts is excited to announce Heart of Oakland, OSA’s 2019 Spring Benefit & Student Showcase! We’ll be celebrating this year’s event on April 26, 2019 right here in Oakland at the Historic Fox Theater.

Save the date for this evening of feel-good vibes with a community of arts and education enthusiasts and patrons, all in support of Oakland School for the Arts and the creative youth that walk through our doors every day:

When: Friday, April 26th, 2019
Where: the Historic Fox Theater in Oakland
What: A lineup of incredible OSA student showcase performances
With special guest artists, too!

Learn more about Heart of Oakland here!

Interested in volunteering? There are many roles that will help make Heart of Oakland a success! Look out for more detailed sign-up information in the near future to join Heart of Oakland’s growing team of volunteers, including onsite night-of volunteers, publicity volunteers, and sponsorship volunteers.

We look forward to sharing more about Heart of Oakland with you soon. Be on the lookout for more details in the coming weeks! Questions?: Contact Kathryn Keslosky, OSA Director of Advancement, at kkeslosky@oakarts.org or (510) 873-8819.

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2019-20 Academic Year Start Date

The first day of school for the 2019-20 academic year will be August 19, 2019. The last day will be June 5, 2020.


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Save the Date!

APT General Meeting
When: Tuesday, February 12, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

APT Emphasis Meetings
When: Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 pm (right after the APT General Meeting)

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Important Dates

Wednesday, January 30 – Sunday, February 3

Event: Theater – 25th Annual County Spelling Bee
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Black Box Theater

Wednesday, February 6 ** NEW DATE**

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

Tuesday, February 12

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

Monday, February 18

Event: President’s Day – NO SCHOOL!

Tuesday, February 19

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

Friday, February 22

Event: Literary Arts Reading “Who’s There?”
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Sweets Ballroom

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Savage Jazz Dance Company’s Winter Intensive 2019 Begins January 29!

Running January 29 through March 17*, SJDC’s Winter Intensive 2019 offers 2 Dance Training tracks:

  • Beginner/Intermediate Foundation Training: 4:45 – 6:15 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • Intermediate/Advanced: 4:45 – 6:15 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and 11:00 am – 1:15 pm on Saturdays and Sundays

*No class: 2/9

Classes held at Oakland School for the Arts, 3rd Floor Dance Studios. Download your registration form (http://www.savagejazz.org/uploads/3/1/9/6/31964201/registration–winter_2019.pdf) or stop by the Dance Studio to pick up a registration form from Ms. Hurley. (Registration materials required for all students)

Contact sjdcfb@yahoo.com with questions or for more information.

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Parent to Parent


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

Youth Singing Showcase Auditions – February 2nd


Sing live on stage, record a song in a pro recording studio, and create a CD single!

Director and Producer John Bisceglie seeks local youth ages 5-18 to star in “Youth Singing Showcase” the Bay Area’s ultimate non-competitive singing showcase!

In addition to performing live on stage in multiple solo and group musical numbers, all participants will record a song in a professional recording studio and have their song appear on the “Youth Singing Showcase” album.

The 7-week program includes a featured spot in our live singing showcase, performance coaching, recording studio session, studio and show photos and a professionally packaged CD of your solo.

This exciting 7-week program with only one rehearsal per week makes participating fun and easy for busy Bay Area families.

No experience required and all who audition will be accepted.

San Francisco Auditions: Saturday, February 2nd, 10:15-11:30am

Click here to…Sign Up to Audition


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