Vol: 17 No: 24 February 17, 2019

In this issue:

Help Us Fundraise With Good Eggs!
AP Tests for Enrolled High School Students
Spanish Translators Needed for APTOSA Newsletter!
Save the Date!
Important Dates
Weekly Announcements
Parent to Parent!
Useful Links

Help Us Fundraise With Good Eggs!

good eggs

Hey OSA Parents,

This March and April, the grocery delivery service Good Eggs will donate 5% back to the Alliance of Parents & Teachers (APT) every time you shop. Enroll in the fundraiser by visiting schools.goodeggs.com, enter the code OSA, and place an order. 5% will go back to our school’s parent organization starting on February 25, but you can place an order with the code ahead of time to enroll early.

Haven’t tried Good Eggs? You’ll get $15 off your first order when you enroll!


APT Board

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AP Tests for Enrolled High School Students

AP tests
Year-end exams for high school students enrolled in one of our six AP classes are approaching and will be administered from May 9 – May 17. This letter, below, was sent home with students last week:

Dear AP student,

Thank you for your academic commitment to this challenging course of instruction. AP tests are approaching and will be administered on campus from May 9 – May 17, 2019. The schedule of exams appears below.

As there is a fee associated with ordering tests, we will only be ordering the exact number of tests that we need. There will be no extra test packets available if you change your mind after the ordering period has passed. Please indicate that you would like a test ordered by returning the following page along with your initial deposit of $20 toward the total test fee of $94. We will be collecting the remaining $74 between now and the test date. You may also pay the full exam amount at this time.

Students currently on our records as qualifying for free/reduced lunch have a total fee of $53. Please submit a $20 deposit check, made out to OSA, by the deadline, and bring a check for $33 between now and the test date. You may also pay the full exam amount at this time.


If anyone is able to sponsor a student who may face economic hardship in paying for this test, please simply write your check for any additional amount as you are able. Any excess amount will be allocated to the Student Leadership Fund and is not tax-deductible. Additionally, those for whom the fee is an obstacle to taking the AP test(s) should please contact me before March 15th.

No one will have to miss the test because of an inability to pay.

Also, those students who wish to request accommodations under the terms of their existing 504 or IEP plans must do so by the deadline of Friday, February 22nd. Any accommodation requests for this national exam go through the College Board organization and are entirely separate from any accommodations you may already be receiving at school. Those with 504 plans should contact Ms. Snyder at extension 8804 or in room 335. Those with IEPs should contact Ms. Simons at extension 8257 or in room 257. All accommodation requests must be filed by February 22.

AP Test Schedule 2019


Thursday, May 9 @ 12:00 pm: Psychology
Friday, May 10 @ 8:00 am: US History
Friday, May 10 @ 5:00 pm: Studio Art deadline to submit online portfolio
Tuesday, May 14 @ 8:00 am: Calculus AB
Wednesday, May 15 @ 8:00 am: English Language & Composition
Friday, May 17 @ 8:00 am: Music Theory

Be aware that we do NOT offer late AP exams and there is no ‘make up’ option. If you miss the scheduled AP exam, you will forfeit your deposit and be unable to take the test. Also, if you are arriving past the scheduled start time on exam day, you may not be admitted to the testing room and will forfeit your deposit.

Thank you! Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to make a payment toward the testing fee.

Romy Douglass
Director of Data & Special Projects

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Spanish Translators Needed for APTOSA Newsletter!

Our tiny but mighty team of APTOSA Newsletter volunteers is seeing a few more willing translators to help get our Spanish language edition out each week. If interested, please email Meg McAdams at vpcommunications@aptosa.org. Thank you!

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Save the Date!

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

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

Heart of Oakland Spring Benefit & Student Showcase
When: Friday, April 26, 2019

2010-20 Academic Year Start Date
When: Monday, August 19, 2019

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Important Dates

Monday, February 18

Event: President’s Day – NO SCHOOL!

Monday, February 18

Event: Vocal Rush at Yoshi’s
Time: 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Friday, February 22

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

Saturday, February 23 ***NEW DATE***

Event: Parents of Color (POC) Meeting
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Please see event listing on Konstella

Wednesday, February 27 – Saturday, March 2

Event: Theater Mainstage ~ Hamlet
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Black Box Theater

Saturday, March 2

Event: Theater Mainstage ~ Hamlet
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Black Box Theater

Tuesday, March 5

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

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Weekly Announcements

NHS: The NHS Juniors invite all middle schoolers to Room 322 during lunch on February 22! We’re gonna share some info about OSA faculty and there’s also going to be a question and answer session. Middle schoolers can come to meet some high school friends, learn about OSA, and eat snacks! ROOM 321, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22 AT LUNCH!

Prom 2019: It is about that time again for Juniors and Seniors to get ready for the night of their lives! That’s right, with this year’s theme of A Night Under the Stars, prom is right around the corner. The first prom committee meeting is Wednesday, February 20, in Room 306 during lunch. We hope to hear amazing ideas and see many students there!

Nerd Herd: Nerd Herd is having an event March 20 for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 4:30 to 6:00 pm. This MS and HS event will have posters and more information soon. We hope to see many students there to make this one big happy event!

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Parent to Parent


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

Photo Camp with Tara Layman

Photo Camp with Tara Layman is a five-day course where students will take an intense and exciting dive into the fundamental topics of photography including portraiture, landscape and documentary photography and the tools of photo editing. These active and creative camps take students out of the classroom and into real life environments as well as in a photography studio to learn and practice their photography skills. The students will walk away knowing how to capture beautiful and impactful images, a new level of mastery with a DSLR camera. a critical eye for visual arts and new strides in developing their artistic voice. Please visit her website at www.taralayman.com/photocamp for more information. Or you can email her directly at tara@taralayman.com.

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Useful Links

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