Vol: 17 No: 33 April 21, 2019

In this issue:

Join Us for Heart of Oakland This Friday, 4/26!
From Shooting Stars Photo
Parent Leaders Wanted for APT Board
OSA Junior and Senior Class Prom
Help Us Fundraise With Good Eggs – Final Week!
Save the Date!
Important Dates
Weekly Announcements
Parent to Parent
Useful Links

Join Us for Heart of Oakland This Friday, 4/26!

Heart of Oakland 2019

On Friday, April 26, OSA kicks off the Heart of Oakland Spring Benefit & Student Showcase at the historic Fox Theater. Oakland School for the Arts staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to make this wonderful event a night to remember.

We are thrilled to have special guest artists: Rafael Casal, poet, musician, co-star, and writer of the acclaimed Oakland-based film Blindspotting and the Legendary Pete Escovedo who will be accompanied by his sons Juan and Peter Michael Escovedo.

Still, haven’t purchased your tickets?

Stop by the Fox box office on the day of the event, Friday, April 26, from 12 pm to 7 pm, purchase at Ticketmaster here or contact Director of Advancement Kathryn Keslosky at kkeslosky@oakarts.org for tickets.

See you soon!

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From Shooting Stars Photo

It has been brought to our attention that there may be outstanding photo orders from this past fall ( 2018-2019 School Year).

We are deeply disappointed in our former lab and have been trying to track all missing and incorrect orders since before the holidays. We couldn’t be more apologetic and want to make sure no order has slipped through the cracks.

Parents: If you have an outstanding photo day order please email csteam@shootingstarsphoto.com with child’s: Full name, Age, and Teacher. Additionally please include your phone number and/or a valid email address.

You will be contacted by our Customer Service Manager.

We are working very closely with our new lab to make sure all missing orders are produced with priority and sent to your home address with expedited shipping.

Again, while it doesn’t rectify the situation, we sincerely apologize and look forward to offering you exceptional customer service in the future.

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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 – Final Week!

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

Prom Court: The prom court sign-up is now available outside of Ms. Zaugg’s office. No fundraising or community service is required to participate. Interested students should sign up by Friday, April 26.

Throwback Series: KOSA Radio’s presents the THROWBACK SERIES, this is a two-part series airing this Thursday and Friday, April 18th and 9th from 6 pm to 8 pm, repeated 8pm to 10pm produced and hosted by Dina Fukanga Brates with Caleb Myers, Sunari-Weaver Anderson, Harper Houghton, Olivia Braun, Leon Jones, Isaiah Johnson, Olivia Kark, and Miles De Rosa. Tune into to a show that is going to put the modern twist on the 2000’s on kosaradio.org, Where, Minds, Words, Music and Rhymes Meet!

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!

Prom Accessories: Students looking for beautiful corsages and boutonnieres at a good price can see Maya Feight and/or Leon Jones for the OSA Prom Discount of $23.50 for corsages and $12.50 for boutonnieres – but hurry, they will sell out!

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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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