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Oakland School for the Arts

Vol: 17 No: 14 December 2, 2018

In this issue:

Annual Fund Update
OSA Intersession is January 22
Save the Date!
Important Dates
Weekly Announcements
Parent to Parent
Useful Links

Annual Fund Update

Hello OSA!

We had a very successful #GivingTuesday with $18,425 raised for new Chromebooks! THANK YOU! We are now at 65% of our Annual Fund goal!

#GivingTuesday kicks off our end-of-year campaign! If you haven't yet made your gift, we hope you will help us reach 100% participation in the OSA Annual Fund!

How You Can Help:

    • Volunteer at our 2nd Annual OSA Phonathon! - SIGN-UP
      Join fellow OSA community members at the Student Center on Sunday, December 9 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm for pastries, coffee, tea, and calls! We will be reaching out to families who have not yet given to the Annual Fund.
    • Make Your Gift Today
      We are asking for $2,250 per student, but ANY GIFT of ANY AMOUNT makes a difference!

Thank you, OSA!

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OSA Intersession is January 22

OSA Intersession is a full day immersion for all students and staff depart the school to experience different communities through exploration, team building, community service or personal growth opportunities. These activities will help students learn more about their community, explore art and history, engage in new physical activities and develop personal goals.

Projects and activities are being planned based on interest, grade level or local community resources. Proposed trips include visits to historical sites, local museums, parks, writing poetry, biking, college tours, art marking and community service.

We are seeking the help of community partners. Some of the ways community partners could be involved include: leading or assisting with a workshop, helping arrange a site visit/tour of your place of business. If you would like to help facilitate an Intersession event-please contact Katy Zaugg (kzaugg@oakarts.org) and Kris Bradburn (kbradburn@oakarts.org) to share your ideas.

OSA students - we want your input as well! Please email Katy Zaugg (kzaugg@oakarts.org) and Kris Bradburn (kbradburn@oakarts.org) to share your ideas on what Intersession day you would like to help create.

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Save the Date!

APT General Meeting
When: Tuesday, December 11, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

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

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Important Dates

Wednesday, December 5

Event: Theater - Eurydice
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: 
Black Box Theater

Thursday, December 6

Event: Theater - Eurydice
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: 
Black Box Theater

Friday, December 7

Event: Digital Media Winter Show
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: 
White Box

Event: KOSA - The Power of She!
Time: 
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: www.kosaradio.org

Event: Theater - Eurydice
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: 
Black Box Theater

Saturday, December 8

Event: Digital Media Winter Show
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: 
White Box

Event: Theater - Eurydice
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: 
Black Box Theater

Event: Instrumental Music - Large Ensemble
Time: 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Location: 
Sweets Historic Ballroom

Event: Vocal Music Winter Concert
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Location: First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison

Tuesday, December 11

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

Event: OSA Concentration Meetings
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Various

Thursday, December 13 - Friday, December 14

Event: Fashion Design - Senior Exhibit
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: White Box

Saturday, December 15

Event: Instrumental Music - Combos
Time: 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Location: Black Box Theater

Tuesday, December 18

Event: Instrumental Music - Strings
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Sweets Historic Ballroom

Monday, December 24 - Friday, January 4

Event: Winter Break-NO SCHOOL!

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Weekly Announcements

Book Drive for Camp Fire Victims in Room 316! Stories are a balm for the grieving heart. Many young people in Paradise, California lost everything in the Camp Fire a few weeks ago - including their books. Students may donate an awesome book (or two! or three!) to the collection in Ms. Bush's room to help provide a much-needed mental escape for kids of all ages in Butte County. The book drive runs until Friday, December 7.

Superlative Nominations: HS Leadership is asking students to take the time to nominate people for this year's yearbook superlatives! Nominations are for one student, teachers, and groups of 3 to 4 students for this year's selection! Students have access to the link via your English teacher's Google Classroom. Submissions will close December 21 at 11:59 pm. Have fun nominating!

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Parent to Parent

parent2parent

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

 

oakland symphony

oakland symphony hall pass
The Oakland Symphony is proud to announce the launch of Hall Pass, a new program that allows the Symphony to offer free tickets to eligible community members facing financial challenges.

Symphony Hall Pass holders can receive up to four (4) FREE tickets for all Oakland Symphony performances.

Who is Eligible?
Members of our community receiving financial assistance from the State of California as well as Active, Guard, and Reserve Military households.

How Do I Get My Hall Pass?
Hall Pass cards are available from a number of our community partner organizations. Visit the Hall Pass website for more information and a list of current Community Partners.

How Do I Use My Hall Pass?
Once you've received your Hall Pass card, simply contact the Oakland Symphony box office with your Hall Pass ID number to reserve your tickets!

The Circus is Coming to Treasure Island! Discount Tickets for OSA Families!

circus

Kaleidoscope, a celebration of diversity and color produced by San Francisco’s Circus Bella, will take place in a big-top circus tent on Treasure Island starting November 30. Kaleidoscope will showcase aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, high wire artists, family foot jugglers, clowns, and more – all performed to original music written by local music legend Rob Reich and performed by a live band. Kaleidoscope runs November 30 through January 6, 2019. Shows are on Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 1:30 and 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 1:30 and 6:30 pm. Tickets start at $39. Use Promo Code OSA2018 at www.circusbella.org/kaleidoscope.

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Did You Know?

Did you know?
To order school pictures already taken, use your student's unique Image Locator number that was printed on the custom envelope sent home by the teacher. If you didn't receive an access code, use the Shooting Stars Access Code Request Form to get one.

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Useful Links

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