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Oakland School for the Arts

Vol: 17 No: 11 November 4, 2018

In this issue:

OSA Annual Fund – DONATE TODAY!
Announcement – Photo Make-Ups
Save the Date!
Important Dates
Weekly Announcements
Parent to Parent
Useful Links

OSA Annual Fund UPDATE

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

Hello OSA!

We are halfway to meeting our $500,000 goal with 28% school-wide participation.  THANK YOU! If you haven't yet made your gift to the Annual Fund, please make it today,  The Annual Fund supports every department and a variety of school-wide needs. The earlier you make your gift, the sooner we can put those funds into action!

annual fund nov 4 chartThis year, OSA is asking for a tax-deductible gift of $2,250 per student. However, every gift of any amount makes a difference! In particular, small recurring gifts go a long way towards building a solid financial foundation for the school. We have 88 Recurring Donors this year - will you consider joining them?

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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Announcement - Photo Make-Ups

Photos and ID cards have arrived!

There will be a retake and makeup day on Wednesday, November 14.

Photo prints and packages can still be ordered through Shooting Stars Productions:
www.shootingstarsphoto.com
customerservice@shootingstarsphoto.com
800-311-7784 (toll-free)

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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

Wednesday, November 7

Event: APT Board Meeting
Time: 
6:00 - 7:00 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

Friday, November 30

Event: Visual Arts Small Works Show
Time: 4:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
White Box

Saturday, December 1

Event: Visual Arts Small Works Show
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: 
White Box

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Weekly Announcements

Homecoming: Tickets are beginning to sell out! Students can buy tickets either at lunch, outside of 302, or
online at www.oakarts.tix.com to be a part of the first homecoming on Friday, November 9, 2018, in Sweet’s Ballroom, 7:30 to 10:30 pm.

Homecoming Guest Update: The Homecoming Committee have now opened the opportunity for students to bring an outside guest to this year's homecoming! Students wishing to bring a guest should visit Ms. Plette in Room 302 at lunch for the information to do so. All forms must be fully filled out by November 7 to be accepted. Tickets can ONLY be purchased for guests AFTER the forms are filled out and approved.

Work Recovery: Make up for lost points for tardies. Tuesdays at lunch in Room 338.

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Parent to Parent

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

Sign Up to Audition for “On Broadway” on Saturday, December 1, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

on broadway auditions
Director and producer John Bisceglie seeks local youth ages 5-18 to star in “On Broadway,” the all-singing, all-dancing, dazzling salute to Broadway!

Sing and dance live on stage to hit songs from Hamilton, Wicked, Frozen, Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress, Annie, Rent, Les Miserables, The Color Purple, Hairspray, Aladdin, Beautiful, School of Rock, Matilda, Into The Woods, Mamma Mia, Spring Awakening and more!

Sign up to audition: https://www.sfcmt.com/theater-auditions/

This exciting 13-week program with only one rehearsal per week makes participating fun and easy for busy Bay Area families. The program will be offered in San Francisco, San Jose, and Morgan Hill.

No experience required and all who audition will be accepted.

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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