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Oakland School for the Arts

Vol: 17 No: 10 October 28, 2018

In this issue:

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

OSA Annual Fund UPDATE

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

Hello OSA!

We are on a roll! More participation, more money raised and we are just about halfway to meeting our $500,000 goal.

Together, we have raised $231,123 with 27% school-wide participation. This is almost twice where we were last year at this time! THANK YOU for making a gift to the Annual Fund. The earlier you make your gift, the sooner we can put those funds into action for our students.

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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Get a free snack pack if you are one of the first 200 new families to join the fundraiser this week!

Winners receive a bag loaded with kid-friendly, lunchbox-ready snacks –– all new to the Good Eggs Marketplace. Be one of the first to enjoy these delicious snacks!

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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.

Fundraiser terms & details: 5% will count back to the school on all orders placed between October 1 and November 30. Orders placed between October 29 and November 4 by new customers will qualify toward the snack pack contest. You must use the code OAKARTS on your first order to count as a new customer. New accounts to the same household will not be counted.

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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Newsletter Deadline is Now on Wednesdays

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Please note that the OSA Newsletter deadline for submissions is moving from end of school on Thurdsays to end of school on Wednesdays, effective immediately. This change will enable us to support our parent volunteers who will be helping to create a Spanish version of the newsletter each week!

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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)

Middle School Dance
When: Friday, November 30, 7:00 pm
This year, the middle school dance will be a winter wonderland theme. More details to come!

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Important Dates

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

Wednesday, November 28

Event: Board of Directors Meeting
Time: 
6:15 - 7:30 pm
Location: 
Newberry Building Room 408

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Weekly Announcements

Homecoming Court: The 2018 Homecoming Committee would like to clarify some of the confusion regarding the Homecoming Court for this year's Homecoming. We first would like to apologize for the confusion and hope this can clear things up for you! First, the new FINAL positions in this year’s court are King & Queen (only open to Seniors), Prince & Princess (only open to Juniors), Duke & Duchess (only open to Sophomores), and Lord & Lady (only open to Freshman). All roles are still colorblind (meaning open to anyone of any background). Due to the change, we will need all interested participants to re-sign up outside of Mr. Oz’s office no later than October 30. Students can see HS Secretary Leon Jones Jr. with any questions.

Homecoming: Homecoming tickets are beginning to sell out! Ticket(s) can be purchased for $15 either at lunch with any HS Student Council Member or now ONLINE at www.oakarts.tix.com! We also have limited sale of VIP tickets, which include the perks of a laminated pass, early entrance to the dance, extra raffle tickets for Cirque de Soleil, a $10 Starbucks card, and a goody bag.

Yearbook: The 10% discount on the yearbook will end next week so please make sure you take out the time to purchase it at the discounted price. Also, if anyone has any appropriate images to be considered for this yearbook of events or anything OSA-related, just send them to yearbook@students.oakarts.org to be seen and possibly put in the yearbook!

BAStA: Student activists are invited to stop by BAStA (Bay Area Student Activist) Club to hear about some amazing upcoming events! We meet Wednesdays in Room 205 (aka Ms .Tolliver’s Room)!

Global Glimpse Applicants: There is a mandatory parent orientation on November 7 at 6:00 pm here at OSA. Students should attend with their parents. This orientation is mandatory. Students who do not attend the orientation will not be accepted. In case of a time conflict on that day, please talk to Ms. Schleimer. She will be able to tell you about dates for orientations at other schools.

Womxn of Color Club is meeting Fridays at lunch in Room 302.

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Parent to Parent

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

We're Planning a PODS Retreat and You are Invited!

The OSA PODS (OSA Parents of Disabled Students) Group is hopeful that you will attend our very first PODS SOCIAL RETREAT.

Date/Time: November 30, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Venue to be Determined in Oakland, CA
RSVP: Paulina Gonzalez (paulinagonzalez616@gmail.com) or Carolyn Watson (cevans5613@aol.com)

Our PODS Coffee Meeting was very successful. Thank you to all who came out and all who desired to join us and let us know. We will get you to a meeting soon! The first quarter of school has ended and now we would like to share some quality social time getting to know our PODS families. Please SAVE THE DATE and a formal invitation will follow in the coming weeks. We will also let you know when our next Monthly PODS Coffee Meeting will take place. Please feel free to reach out through email if you want to share your experiences or if you need support with your student and/or suspect a need for IEP/504 Planning.

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Useful Links

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News item submissions (deadline-end of school-day Wednesday) osanews@aptosa.org
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