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Vol 17 No 3; 9/9/18

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Vol: 17 No: 3 September 9, 2018

In this issue:

Join us for OSA’S 8th Annual State of the School!
Save the Date!
Upcoming Events for High School Seniors
Important Dates
Weekly Announcements
Middle School Science Club
Did You Know…?
Useful Links


Join us for OSA’S 8th Annual State of the School!

Please join us for this adults-only kick-off of OSA’s Annual Fund Drive. Attend the night that works best for your family: Tuesday, September 18, or Thursday, September 20.

state of the school

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Save the Date!

APT General Meeting
When: Tuesday, September 11, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

APT Emphasis Meetings
When: Tuesday, September 11, 7:00 pm (right after the APT General Meeting)

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Upcoming Events for High School Seniors

Senior Portraits
Seniors can sign up using the link that was emailed to them last week.
Date: Wednesday, September 26

College Application Workshops for Seniors
Support with college list, Naviance, personal statements
and the application process
Dates: Mondays ongoing (from August 27)
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Location: Room 338

Financial Aid for College
Learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, loans,
scholarships, grants, etc.
Date: Wednesday, September 26
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Location: Student Center

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Important Dates

Tuesday, September 11

Event: APT General Meeting (Emphasis meetings will take place immediately after, at 7:00 pm.)
This meeting will include a presentation about various OSA communication tools (PowerSchool, Blackboard Connect, Konstella/Email from OSA-APT, etc.) and when to use each one.
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: OSA Student Center

Saturday, September 15

Event: Theater – 24 Play Festival
Time: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: Sweet’s Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland

Monday, September 17

Event: Senior Portraits
Location: OSA

Tuesday, September 18

Event: State of the School
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Sweet’s Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland

Thursday, September 20

Event: State of the School
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Sweet’s Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland

Tuesday, September 25

Event: APT – POC Meeting
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: OSA Room 302

Wednesday, September 26

Event: Financial Aid Workshop
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: OSA Student Center

Tuesday, October 2

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

Friday, October 5

Event: Theater – “I’m Coming Out” Cabaret
Time: 
7:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: 
Sweet’s Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland

Saturday, October 6

Event: Theater – “I’m Coming Out” Cabaret
Time: 
7:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: 
Sweet’s Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland

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Weekly Announcements

Student Announcement Google Classroom: Students are asked to join – the code is eon12j. Weekly announcements will be posted here. Right now we are hosting a student survey to choose the film selection for movie night. The choices are Camp Rock, Shark Tales, and Good Burger. Please join the classroom and vote for your favorite flick – students only, please (not parents/guardians!). The deadline is Tuesday, September 11

Spirit Week 9/10 – 9/14: Monday is PJ day, Tuesday is Crazy Attire Day, Wednesday is Fandom Day, Thursday is Decade Day, and Friday is Class Colors Day. Seniors wear black, Juniors wear red, Sophomores wear white, and Freshmen wear blue.

#OSABINGO Challenge: HS Student Council/HS Leadership have come up with the biggest, baddest and best event of your OSA school career. #OSABINGO Challenge is an all-school bingo challenge that includes multiple activities for ALL of you to do for the ENTIRE month.

Once you partake in the activities on the sheet with at least five stamps in a row, turn your sheet into the bingo raffle box in Mr.Oz’s office to be a candidate of our weekly raffle with numerous prizes!

This week first prize, one to one MS & HS student, is a $10 Starbucks gift card. Second prize for four High school students is additional spirit points to get an edge to receive the “Most Class Spirit” award. Second prize for three potential Middle school students is free concessions tickets to the upcoming all-school Movie Night on September 14th!

Are you up for the challenge? If so get one of the bingo cards from the student center at lunch today and get to hunting. All activities must be done during lunch! Submit your completed card by Tuesday to the box in Mr. Oz’s office. Let the games begin!

Savage Jazz Dance Company’s Fall Intensive 2018: Begins September 25 in OSA’s 3rd-floor dance studios. The intensive runs from September 25 through January 13 and offers two Dance Training tracks:

  • Beginner/Intermediate Foundation Training: 4:45 – 6:15 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays</ li>
  • Intermediate/Advanced Training: 4:45 – 6:15 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and 11:00 am – 1:15 pm on Saturdays and Sundays

Register in advance to take advantage of steeply discounted class rates!

For more info or to pick up registration materials, come see Mr. Savage or Ms. Hurley at OSA’s 3rd-floor dance studios or email sjdcfb@yahoo.com.

Attention all club presidents: If you are interested in participating in the club assembly, the deadline to complete your presentation is Wednesday, September12. Directions have been emailed to your school email addresses. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Julia Hopkins for more information.

Congratulations to Hannah Meyer and Luis Peralta! We would like to congratulate two of our pianists in the Instrumental department, Hannah Meyer and Luis Peralta, for making it into SFJAZZ Big Band. This is Luis’s second year and Hannah’s first. SFJAZZ is considered an All-Star band of the Bay Area’s top high school jazz musicians and all students must audition to get in. Congrats to them!

Senior Trip: Seniors who are interested in participating in the Non-School Sanctioned Senior Trip can sign up and vote on a destination via a Google Survey that will be available on Mr. Taylor’s Google Classroom in the near future. For any questions or concerns please see Destiny Perkins for more information.

Running for 9th Grade Representative? The deadline to sign up to run for 9th Grade Representative is Wednesday, September 12. Please prepare a short 3- to 5-minute speech. Speeches will be workshopped next Thursday, September 13, at lunch in room 302.

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Middle School Science Club

middle school science club

Middle School Science Club is full of experimental surprises!
Sign-ups are not required. Just come and have fun with different teachers and fun projects each week!
Join us every Wednesday in Room 222 from 3:15-4:00.

 

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Did You Know…?

Did you know?

You can prepay online for student lunch! Set up an account at MySchoolBucks.com. Options include receiving notifications when your account balance is low and turning on automatic account funding.

Parent Meetings for each emphasis take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. These important meetings give parents a chance to meet new parents and get to know each other. Parent leadership is needed to support each emphasis so students can thrive. Examples of leadership vary by emphasis and may include chaperoning field trips, helping with after-school activities, supporting the many efforts required for successful performances, searching for supplies, etc. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend! The first meetings are scheduled for this Tuesday, September 11.

OSA Commuters is an online resource for families looking to connect with other families for carpooling, commuting together on BART or bus, etc. Students can also find out where to buy discounted Clipper cards for use on BART. OSA Commuters is password-protected for your privacy. Request a password at https://aptosa.org/on-the-go/!

It’s not too late to apply for free or reduced lunch! If you qualify, not only do you get lunch, but you also help the school and qualify for free or reduced rates on college-prep exams like the SAT, ACT, or AP exams. Apply online at https://mealapps.ousd.org/. Questions? Ask Romy Douglass at rdouglass@oakarts.org

Shopping at konstella.com/amazon is better than shopping at smile.amazon.com! When you shop on Amazon via konstella.com/amazon or the Amazon links on Konstella, OSA receives 2% of the purchase amount. Compared to 0.5% for going directly to smile.amazon.com purchases, that’s a clear win. Bookmark konstella.com/amazon now so you’ll have it next time you shop!

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Useful Links

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