Vol: 17 No: 34 April 28, 2019

In this issue:

Parent Leaders Wanted for APT Board
OSA Junior and Senior Class Prom
Save the Date!
Important Dates
Weekly Announcements
Parent to Parent
Useful Links

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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Save the Date!

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

Tuesday, May 14
Event: APT General Meeting
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Student Center

Monday, May 20 – Friday, May 24
Event: Senior’s Finals
Location: OSA

Monday, May 27
Event: Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

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Weekly Announcements

8th Grade Dinner Dance: The 8th-grade dinner dance will be held on Friday, May 31 (the last day of school), from 6:30-9:00 at Sweets Ballroom. The theme is Hollywood/Movie Star. Tickets are $25 and include dinner, drinks, and the photobooth. Come buy tickets in Room 248 at lunch. Students wanting to help out can come to Room 248 at lunch on Thursdays.

Prom Accessories: Students looking for beautiful corsages and boutonnieres at a good price can see Maya Feight and/or Leon Jones by Monday, April 30, for the OSA Prom Discount of $23.50 for corsages and $12.50 for boutonnieres.

2019 Prom:  Please purchase your prom tickets ASAP! They will stay the same price of $85 (one person), $160 (for two people) and the group ticket package of $400 ($80 for five people). Tickets are available in Ms.Zaugg’s office or online at oakarts.tix.com.

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The Bay Area’s Jazz Talent Search
For Instrumentalists & Vocalists

OSA’s Hannah Mayer, Jazz Piano Junior is a 2019 Jazz Search West Finalist!


From left to right: Erik Nelson, Erin Honeywell, Marcello Severo, Cristen Spencer, Charles Chen, Hannah Mayer, Rebecca Holtz, and Rhonda Sauce.

After a stellar evening of phenomenal performances, we are down to our final 8 contestants! We are really looking forward to seeing what these 8 artists will perform at Yoshi’s Tuesday, April 30. Be sure to secure your seat, you won’t want to miss this Finale!

Each finalist has provided a short Q&A so you can learn a little more about them! Remember, your vote counts at the grand finale. Visit livingjazz.org/jsw-finalists to meet them all.

2019 Semi-Finalists
1. Erin Honeywell – vocals
2. Rebecca Holtz – vocals
3. Charles Chen – piano
4. Christen Spencer– vocals
5. Hannah Mayer – piano
6. Erik Nelson – saxophone
7. Marcello Severo – piano
8. Rhonda Sauce – vocal

*no particular order

Tues. Apr 30: Yoshi’s, 8-10 PM

Grab a ticket and witness the Bay Area’s up and coming talent! Audience seating is extremely limited. Advance purchase is highly recommended! Remember, your vote counts! Vote for your favorite at the Grand Finale.

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Parent to Parent


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

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

Time Sensitive

A crack is growing. The shape of time is changing.
Only a few can see it.
Now there are only seconds and nanoseconds and a constant insatiable GO.
Speed is power, status is vertical, and time is literally up.
The City swallowed the world. It ate the day and the night, the tides and the seasons.
Now, 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.

See the show critics are calling “intense, poetic, and highly physical,” and “a good-humored takedown of contemporary capitalism’s devotion to acceleration!

Go to this ticket link and enter the code: RWEFRIEND ($5 off)

Originally created in workshop with Ragged Wing Ensemble 5 years ago, our 2019 production features an updated script, a deep collaboration with Climate Artist Carter Brooks, and an immersive scenic design by Jean-Francois Revon. With its enveloping set, clockwork choreography and rhythmic, fugue-like dialogue, Time Sensitive is more than a play. It is a theatrical event that explores the environmental, social and technological dangers of our ever-accelerating world.


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.


Jean-Francois Revon’s fantastic environmental design.

MAY 3 & 4, 2019

Useful Links

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