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Oakland School for the Arts

Vol: 17 No: 9 October 21, 2018

In this issue:

OSA Annual Fund – DONATE TODAY!
APT-OSA Fundraiser on GoodEggs.com!
OSA Yearbook!
Save the Date!
Important Dates
Weekly Announcements
Parent to Parent
Useful Links

OSA Annual Fund UPDATE

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

Thank you, OSA! We took another leap forward and are now at $218,288 with 25% school-wide participation. We are almost half way to our $500,000 Annual Fund goal! Here is the latest update:

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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. But, every gift of any amount makes a difference!

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.

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Have you joined in the APT-OSA Good Eggs fundraiser yet?

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 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.

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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

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

Monday, November 19 - Friday, November 23

Event: Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

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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 dance! It will be held on Friday, November 9, from 7:30 to 10:30 pm in Sweets Ballroom. Tickets are now on sale for $15 until November 2. They will go up to $20 on November 5 until November 8 and then increase to $25 at the door. With the final option of a V.I.P. ticket (limited sale) that includes the perks of raffle tickets, first entrance to the dance and more! Tickets can be purchased at lunch on the 19th Street exit on the 3rd Floor or by any HS Student Council Member!

Homecoming Court sign-ups are also open! The sign-up sheet is in front of Mr.Oz's office. (Students who have signed up somewhere else in the building DO NOT need to sign up again.) The slots are for King, Queen, Prince, Princess, and Royalty. All slots are colorblind (meaning open to ANYONE of ANY background) and open to all in grades 9 to 12. Hope to see everyone there!

KOSA Radio Presents The "Stranger Things" Treasure Hunt: The treasure hunt runs from Monday, October 22, through Tuesday, October 30. Students can listen to kosaradio.org daily between 6 pm and 10 pm for the next day's clue, find the treasure, and win a waffle. The person with the most treasures on October 30 will win the DVD Season One and Season Two of "Stranger Things." Plus, KOSA will be giving away cool prizes all throughout the contest. Listen up www.kosaradio.org where minds, words, music, and rhymes meet.

Join Pink Club "The Cancer Awareness Club": Come to Room 204 on Tuesdays at lunch. (We have expanded beyond breast cancer.) See Kate Sotelo, Xander Vasquez, or Isabelle Calderon for details.

Enizagam Release & Reading on Thursday, October 25th in the Black Box at 6pm: Come celebrate the newest issue of Enizagam, OSA's student-edited literary journal, and hear new work from Everet Harrison, Nakaiyah Paschel, Emiliano Estrada, Zorah Cohen, Sarah Inouye, Ivy Davis, Lizette Navarro, Avynn Stanley, Quin Flannery, Stella Danielson, Monet Montgomery, Sabeane Conda, and the Enizagam Editors.

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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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