Thu, Feb 22 7:58am
Oakland School for the Arts

Early in the year, at the State of the School, I said how OSA will need an army of volunteers in order to its goal of improving the academic and artistic lives of our children.  To put it bluntly, the time for that army is now.  There are two major events coming up in the next few weeks that demand our attention.  


Arts Festival

This event is only a little over a week away, and there are many more positions that need to be filled.  You can go here: Volunteer Sign Up.  The volunteer positions are sorted by emphasis, then by position, then by date and time.  Find a slot (or slots!) that work for you and sign up.  

OSA has never undertaken an event like this.  In addition to volunteering, buy tickets to some of these amazing shows!  You can do that here:  http://www.oakarts.org/osaartsfestival.  I realize that not every child at OSA is participating in the Arts Festival, but this is a schoolwide showcase, and we are asking every parent to contribute in order to make this extraordinary event a success.

From all of us, thank you in advance!


Challenge Day

Every year OSA 7th and 10th graders experience the impact of a full day of social emotional learning curriculum.  

OSA will be hosting Challenge Day on Wednesday, March 14th for 10th grade and Thursday, March 15th for 7th graders. Volunteers are part of the entire day from 8:00 to 3:30 and we need 30 people per day. Information and links to videos about Challenge Day and testimonials can be found at http://www.challengeday.org/volunteer/

Imagine a school where everyone feels safe, loved and celebrated, and imagine enemies finding common ground and making peace.  Imagine adults and youth working together to create a school where everyone is included and thrives.  

This is a wonderful opportunity to support the OSA community, address bullying, build empathy and make positive change. 

Email Wendy Snyder at wsnyder@oakarts.org if you would like to volunteer indicating which day you are available.


All the best,

Mark Lecker

APT President