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Oakland School for the Arts

Vol: 17 No: 8 October 14, 2018

In this issue:

OSA Annual Fund – DONATE TODAY!
APT-OSA Fundraiser on GoodEggs.com!
Coffee and Q&A with Dr. Christian Patz
Great American Shakeout
OSA Yearbook!
Save the Date!
Important Dates
Weekly Announcements
Parent to Parent
Useful Links

OSA Annual Fund UPDATE

******DONATE TODAY!******

Every week we get closer to our goal! We are currently at $198,063 with 23% school-wide participation. We are grateful for our generous community!

Please consider making your gift today so we can reach 100% participation.  Here is an update on our participation throughout the school:

annual fund chart

This year, OSA is asking for a tax-deductible gift of $2,250 per student to bridge the gap between state and local funding and what is needed to support your student's education. It is our hope that you can help us meet this goal, but any gift counts.

Ways to Give:

  • Recurring Gift: Please consider meeting the per student ask with a monthly gift of $250 to support your student's 60+ hours per month of arts programming and our stellar faculty. If this gift is not possible, even $25/month goes a long way.
  • One Time Gift: (Checks preferred, or online).
  • Matching: Click here to find out if your company offers a Matching Gifts program.

Email Diana Schneider, Annual Fund Manager at dschneider@oakarts.org or call 1-510-873-8807 with any questions!

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Win brunch for OSA teachers if 5 new families try Good Eggs using our school code this week

5% on all orders goes back to our school this fall.

good eggs

How do you join the fundraiser?

1. Visit schools.goodeggs.com.

2. Enter the code OAKARTS and click “Shop Now.”

3. Add your groceries to your Good Eggs basket and place your order. You will see confirmation text on the checkout page that says “You’re supporting Oakland School for the Arts APT!”

New customers get $15 off with this code and if 20 new customers join the fundraiser, our school gets a $500 fundraising bonus.

good eggs brunch flyer

Good Eggs is an online grocery market in the Bay Area delivering absurdly fresh groceries.
Shop today for same-day delivery straight to your doorstep––no subscription required.
Delivery is free on all orders over $60.

GoodEggs Progress Report

goodeggs report

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Coffee and Q&A with Dr. Christian Patz

Please join us for coffee and Q&A with Dr. Christian Patz, our Director of Special Ed at OSA.

On Wednesday, October 17, at 8:30 am we will serve up coffee in the Black Box Theater, accessible via our 19th Street entrance. OSA has traditionally held a 'Coffee with the Executive Director' in years past, and this year we are expanding to include not only Brian Köhn but also additional members of staff.

Our first coffee of the year features Dr. Patz, who will be able to answer questions about the assessment process and general structure of OSA's Special Ed department. Please note that due to privacy concerns, Dr. Patz will not be able to discuss specific students and their particular needs.

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Great American Shakeout

Drop-Cover-Hold-On

On October 18, 2018, at 10:18 am, OSA will participate in the Great California ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill in U.S. History. Everyone will practice how to drop, cover and hold on, and teachers will discuss the importance of earthquake preparedness with our students. This is the chance for us all to practice what to do during earthquakes to reduce potential injuries.

At 10:18 a.m., your child will drop to the ground, take cover under a table or desk, and hold on, at the same time as millions of other Californians.

For additional information regarding this event please refer to https://www.shakeout.org/california/

Thank you for your support of keeping OSA community safe.

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OSA Yearbook!

We're really excited about this year's Oakland School for the Arts Yearbook. Why? Because you can add your own photos and memories to your personalized copy. All you have to do is create a free account with TreeRing, our new publisher.

Your book includes two free pages for you to personalize with your own photos and memories. The personal pages are totally optional, so if you just want the more traditional yearbook, that's okay, too.

Whichever you choose, you can click here to purchase a yearbook for $45.00. Look for discounts if you purchase in October.

If you are going to use the personal pages, please have them done and buy your copy of the yearbook by March 15, 2019.

Thanks!
Oakland School for the Arts Leadership Class Yearbook Team
yearbook@students.oakarts.org

Direct Purchase link: https://www.treering.com/purchase?PassCode=1015363566552388

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Save the Date!

APT General Meeting
When: Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

APT Emphasis Meetings
When: Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 pm (right after the APT General Meeting)

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Important Dates

Tuesday, October 16

Event: APT-POC Meeting
Time: 
6:30 pm
Location: 
Room 302

Thursday, October 18

Event: Quarter 1 Ends

Friday, October 19

Event: Indigenous People Day - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, October 25

Event: Literary Arts - Enizagam Reading
Time: 
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: 
Black Box Theater

Event: Theater Mainstage - CHURCH
Time: 
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: 
Sweet's Ballroom

Friday, October 26

Event: Visual Arts - Drawing Exhibit
Time: 
4:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
White Box

Event: Theater Mainstage - CHURCH
Time: 
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: 
Sweet's Ballroom

Saturday, October 27

Event: Visual Arts - Drawing Exhibit
Time: 
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: 
White Box

Event: Theater Mainstage - CHURCH
Time: 
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: 
Sweet's Ballroom

Monday, November 5

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

Monday, November 12

Event: Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, November 13

Event: APT General Meeting
Time:
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: 
Student Center

Event: APT Emphasis Meetings
Time: 
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Varies

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Weekly Announcements

Tardies: Students who are losing points due to tardies can recover points. Every Tuesday at lunch, students can
go to Room 338 at lunch to recover the credit for an assignment they lost credit for due to a tardy.

2018 Homecoming: HS Student Council/Leadership would like to invite students to the first ever OSA Homecoming! It will be held on Friday, November 9, at 7:30 pm in Sweets Ballroom. Tickets will be avaiabe for purchase every Friday in Room 302 or by any Student Council member at any time for $15. Tickets will go up to $20 the week of the dance and $25 at the door! Homecoming court information soon to be announced! Hope to see you everyone there!

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Parent to Parent

Events, activities, and classes shared by parents for parents.parent2parent

Calling all Middle Schoolers!
Want to join the new Ultimate Frisbee team at OSA, the Sea Wolves?

kids playing ultimate frisbee
The sport of Ultimate, as it's commonly referred to, combines some of the most exciting elements of basketball, soccer, and non-contact football. Practices are Mondays from 4 pm until 5:30 at Bushrod Park in North Oakland near Shattuck and 59th Street. Players from other middle schools are also welcome to join, and this team has several players from Claremont Middle School in Oakland. No tryouts, no experience necessary, all are welcome. Ultimate frisbee is a fast-paced, low-cost sport. The team will participate in tournaments hosted by the Bay Area Disc Association, (bayareadisc.org), like the Fog Five Cup on October 28, and also in a winter league on Sundays. Financial aid is available. For more info, contact coach Patsy Smith at carmengetit@gmail.com, (mom to 6th grade Monique Wethy - vocal music) and join the Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ultimate-ms-claremont-osa/join. There is also a Konstella group called "ultimate frisbee middle school."

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Useful Links

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