Vol: 17 No: 32 April 14, 2019

In this issue:

Heart of Oakland – 2 Weeks Away!
Parent Leaders Wanted for APT Board
OSA Junior and Senior Class Prom
Help Us Fundraise With Good Eggs!
Save the Date!
Important Dates
Weekly Announcements
Parent to Parent
Useful Links

Heart of Oakland – 2 Weeks Away!

Heart of Oakland

In just two weeks, OSA kicks off the Heart of Oakland Spring Benefit & Student Showcase at the historic Fox Theater. Families & friends are purchasing their tickets, and many donors and local businesses are showing their support for Oakland School for the Arts through event sponsorships. As we approach this wonderful event celebrating arts education, we want you to know the power you and Heart of Oakland can have for OSA!

Why Heart of Oakland?

Heart of Oakland is a student showcase, representing each Art department, and Benefit/fundraiser for OSA’s general operating expenses. This event will honor our founder, former Gov. Jerry Brown for his contributions to arts in education.

It is also an opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate and support the work we do on a daily basis to provide our nearly 750 students with a tuition-free education.

How can I (you!) help?

1) Spread the word! Tell your friends, family, greater communities. Like and share our FB Page.

2) Interested in volunteering for Heart of Oakland? Please sign up today!

3) Know a potential corporate sponsor? Or someone at a Foundation? Or neighbor who might be interested in checking out what we do at OSA? Please connect with Director of Advancement, Kathryn Keslosky at kkelosky@oakarts.org.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, April 26th at 7:30 pm. Purchase your tickets today!

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Parent Leaders Wanted for APT Board

leadershipHello fellow APT parents:

Next year marks a tremendous opportunity to shape and influence the board of the Alliance of Parents & Teachers at OSA (APT). There are many open board positions, and we are looking for energetic and interested parents to help support and lead the way.  Here are the available positions:

Vice President of Community Relations
Vice President of Communications
Volunteer Chair
Newsletter Chair

If you are interested in one of these roles or have questions regarding them, please reach out to me at president@aptosa.org. I look forward to the opportunity to meet many of the incoming board members during the final week of school.

All the best,

Mark Lecker
APT President

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OSA Junior and Senior Class Prom

Prom 2019
“A Night Under the Stars”

OSA Junior and Senior Class Prom
Saturday, May 4, 2019 7-11PM
Eve’s Waterfront in Jack London Square
Buffet dinner and desserts, photo booth and dancing!

Tickets and Guest Pass Request forms for “A Night Under the Stars” are on sale everyday at lunch and after school in Ms. Zaugg’s office. We can accept cash or a check made out to OSA. Tickets can also be purchased online though our OSA website https://oakarts.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1130795

Important Information and Dates:
Single Tickets $85
Couples Tickets $160
Group Pack (5 tickets) $400
Guest Pass Request forms due April 26th.
*No student will be admitted at the door. Tickets and guest request must be purchased and completed in advance.
Event Venue Information and Images: https://www.eveswaterfront.com/

Any questions or concerns, please email kzaugg@oakarts.org.

Thank you for supporting this event!

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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.

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


APT Board

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Save the Date!

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

APT General Meeting
When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

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

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Other Important Dates

Monday, May 6 – Friday, May 17
Event: Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
Location: OSA

Tuesday, May 7
Event: APT Board Meeting
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Student Center

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Weekly Announcements

Mandatory Meeting for Seniors: On Monday, April 15th, from 1:00 to 1:30 pm, location TBD, there will discussion about upcoming senior activities including cap and gown ordering, exit interviews, the senior talent show, picnic, graduation rehearsal, and graduation!

BSU: Seniors who are interested in purchasing an African Kente Cloth stole for graduation have until Thursday 4/18 to place your order.

2019 Prom: Prom tickets are now on sale, $85 (for one person), $160 (for two people), and a 5 person group package that is $80 per person. Prom tickets will go up April 19th to $90 (for one person), $170 (for two people) and the group package will stay at the same price. You can buy them in Ms.Zaugg’s office or online at oakarts.tix.com. Financial Aid information and questions can be directed to Ms.Zaugg, as well as guest slips can be found outside of her office.

Spirit Day!: HS Student Council/Student Leadership is inviting all students to participate in Spirit Day on Friday, April 26! In support of Heart of Oakland, we are asking all students to wear OSA attire, including class colors or Heart of Oakland t-shirts, to show the community participation and spirit of the school! Seniors and 8th graders wear black, Juniors and 7th graders wear red, Sophomores and 6th graders wear white, and Freshmen wear blue!

Throwback Series: KOSA Radio’s presents the THROWBACK SERIES. This is a two-part series airing Thursday, April 18, and Friday, April 19, from 6 to 8 pm. Please tune into this show produced by Dina Fukanga Brates that is going to put a modern twist on topics from the 2000’s all the way up to 2018 on kosaradio.org, Where, Minds, Words, Music and Rhymes Meet!

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Parent to Parent


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

OSA Parent and Actress Dana Lewenthal Blankman in “The Mystery of Irma Vep”

irma vep

Catch OSA Parent and actress, Dana Lewenthal Blankman in the “The Mystery of Irma Vep” playing 4/12-28/19. Along with Alicia von Kugelgen, these two moms and comediennes play ALL the roles, have 5 dialects and 3 dozen costume changes in this vaudevillian tour-de-force. A tribute to Victorian melodrama, Gothic romance and classic horror films, The Mystery of Irma Vep is a hilarious full-length quick-change parody you have to see to believe! It’s also the professional PREMIERE of the two-woman cast. Appropriate for 6th grade and up.

Role Players Ensemble Theatre: April 12-28, 2019 at Village Theatre and Art Gallery in Danville, CA

Contact Dana (danamarlo@danalewenthal.com) for 30% off discount group tix on 4/21 and 4/28 matinees.

OSA Theatre Faculty and Students Collaborate with Professionals in Upcoming Ragged Wing Ensemble Production “Time Sensitive”

April 6-May 4 2019time-sensitive-poster

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.


DATES: Apr 6 – May 4, 2019
-Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm
-*Sat matinees 2 pm: April 27, May 4
-Preview: April 6
QUESTIONS: Call Box Office at (510)320-3370 or email boxoffice@raggedwing.org

Useful Links

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