Vol: 17 No: 29 March 24, 2019
Heart of Oakland Tickets Now on Sale!
Help Us Fundraise With Good Eggs!
Save the Date!
Savage Jazz Dance Spring Intensive
Parent to Parent
Tickets for Heart of Oakland are on sale now! Please join us for OSA’s spring benefit happening Friday, April 26th at the Fox Theater. Learn more about the event and purchase your tickets here.
OSA’s Heart of Oakland brings together arts luminaries and the greater community to celebrate arts in public education. We are thrilled that Oakland’s legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo and sons Juan and Peter Michael will be joining us, as well as Rafael Casal, poet, musician, co-star and writer of Blindspotting. We will also be honoring OSA’s founder, former California Governor Jerry Brown, for his contributions to arts in education. Please join us for this important fundraiser and community event!
Heart of Oakland helps OSA close the gap between what funding we receive from the state and what it actually costs to run OSA as a tuition-free, public charter school. Some of the proceeds raised on April 26 will also directly support OSA’s Step it Up, a diversity and outreach program benefitting students at Title 1 schools that specifically lack arts education.
ps: We are still in need of volunteers! Please go here to sign up.
pps: We need your help getting the word out. Please share our Facebook event page with your friends on Facebook!
pps: Can you distribute flyers around your company/neighborhood? Contact Kathryn in Advancement to request flyers.
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.
Haven’t tried Good Eggs? You’ll get $15 off your first order when you enroll!
Heart of Oakland Spring Benefit & Student Showcase
When: Friday, April 26, 2019
2010-20 Academic Year Start Date
When: Monday, August 19, 2019
Monday, March 25 – Friday, March 29
Event: Spring Break – NO SCHOOL
Monday, April 1
Event: Spring Break – NO SCHOOL
Friday, April 26
Event: Heart of Oakland
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Fox Theater
OSA PSA: Students may have noticed an uptick in visitors coming to OSA lately. Some are potential OSA families, some may be visitors from other schools, or some may be from the Oakland School District. They are here to observe our classes and our school culture, and to see what makes OSA so special and different from other schools. Students are asked to be good representatives of OSA, remember what it was like when they were new, and welcome our visitors with the same OSA spirit!
BAZP: Bay Area Zeta Players, student-run theater company, is holding auditions for our summer musical, “Starmites”. Auditions are April 6th! Students can email email@example.com to reserve an audition slot today. More info can be found at bayareazetaplayers.org!
2019 Prom: A Night Under The Stars Junior and Senior prom tickets are now on sale! Tickets are $85 for one person, $160 for two people or $80 per person in a group of five via cash or check (made out to OSA) at Ms.Zaugg’s office! Students may see Ms.Zaugg with any financial aid inquiries and guest slips for students outside of OSA can be accessed outside her office.
Running April 9 through May 5*, SJDC’s Spring Intensive 2019 offers two 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 11am-1:15 pm on Saturdays and Sundays
- *No class: 4/21
Oakland School for the Arts, 3rd Floor Dance Studios
530 18th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Registration materials required for all students. Download your registration form here or stop by the Dance Studio to pick up a registration form from Ms. Hurley.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.
Events, activities, and classes shared by parents for parents.
OSA Theatre Faculty and Students Collaborate with Professionals in Upcoming Ragged Wing Ensemble Production “Time Sensitive”
OSA Chair of Production Design Jean-Francois Revon has designed and built an environmental set, with OSA student assistants in Scenic: Rocky Romero, Sara Wizig, Angelina (Nina) Ramirez. Sound Assistance from Atlix Martinez, Lighting Assistance from OSA Students Adaleyd Deleon, Emily Leonard and Auzar (Zita) Saffarian, and Assistant Stage Management Fellow OSA student Kipland Fletcher. All OSA student assistant fellows are mentored by professional Ragged Wing Ensemble designers and technicians/crew.
Time Sensitive is an original play by Artistic Director Amy Sass that combines clockwork choreography, rhythmic fugue and melting ice into a fantastical tale that urgently asks: How do we hold a moment if we constantly crave the next big thing?
The City swallowed the world. It ate the day and the night, the tides and the seasons. A woman speeds up her pregnancy to meet a deadline, The One At The Top finally comes down, and an old man invents a Clockwork Kid that can change everything.
Originally created in workshop with Ragged Wing Ensemble 5 years ago, our 2019 production will feature an updated script as well as a deep collaboration with Climate Artist Carter Brooks and his ice-art as well as an environmental scenic design by OSA Chair of Production Jean-Francois Revon and OSA student assistant fellows.
Jean-Francois Revon’s fantastic environmental design rendered below.
Calling all Middle Schoolers, want to join our new OSA ultimate team?
The new middle school Ultimate Frisbee team is back for Spring. No tryouts; all genders and experience level are welcome. Once-weekly practice begins very soon, the day is yet to be finalized based on availability of players; likely Tuesday or Thursday at Oakland Technical High School from 5:30 – 7 pm. Players from other middle schools are also welcome to join. Ultimate frisbee is a fun, fast-paced, low-cost, team sport. The team will participate in tournaments and spring middle school league hosted by the Bay Area Disc Association, (bayareadisc.org), and financial aid is available. For more info, contact Coach Patsy Smith, mom to an OSA 6th grade vocal student, at email@example.com, join the google group at https://groups.google.com/
- Executive Director Letter, 2018
- Donate to OSA Annual Fund
- Order an OSA Yearbook
- OSA Spotlight – February 2019 edition
- Hot Lunch Menu
- My School Bucks – Add money to School Lunch Account
- OSA Commuters – Connect with other commuters and find discounted student Clipper cards.
- KOSA Radio – student radio
- konstella.com/amazon – Use this link when shopping on Amazon. It brings more money into the school than going directly to smile.amazon.com.
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