An Invitation: 2nd Foontastic Fundraiser

Sun, Jun 16 11:08am

Special Meeting - please read

Wed, Jun 5 10:28am

Dear OSA Families, Thank you to all who attended last week's board meeting. Thank you for your questions about fundraising specifically. As promised, we will be hosting a follow-up meeting to explain ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Mon, May 27 2:00pm

Vol: 17 Nro: 38 mayo 26, 2019 Reserve la fecha! Martes, 28 de mayo – viernes, 31 de mayo Evento: Exámenes Finales Viernes, 31 de mayo Evento: Ultimo Día de Clases Lunes, 3 de junio Evento: Graduación ... [More]

OSA News

Mon, May 27 1:58pm

Vol: 17 No: 38 May 26, 2019 In this issue: Parent Leaders Wanted for APT Board School of Dance Congratulations Save the Date! Important Dates Weekly Announcements Savage Dance Company Summer Intensive ... [More]

Letter from Executive Director Brian Kohn

Fri, May 24 11:44am

Hello fellow OSA families,   Please see the attached letter from Brian Kohn, OSA Executive Director.   Thank you for your continued support of our school and its teachers.   Mark Lecker APT President

Action Needed: CA Charter Regulation Legislation

Thu, May 23 10:57am

Dear OSA Community: The APT would like to make you aware of an upcoming vote on a series of California bills proposing changes to Charter School oversight in the State of California.  The bills, AB 15 ... [More]

SF Shakes Auditions this Wednesday - Sign Up Now!

Mon, May 20 9:29am

SF Shakes has added a 2nd on site audition date for this Wednesday, 5/22, in room 256 beginning at 4:30pm. Interested students may contact SF Shakes Education Director, Phil Lowery to request an audit ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Mon, May 20 9:26am

Vol: 17 Nro: 37 mayo 19, 2019 Reserve la fecha! Lunes, 25 de mayo Evento: Memorial Day – NO HAY CLASES Martes, 28 de mayo – viernes, 31 de mayo Evento: Exámenes Finales Viernes, 31 de mayo Evento: Ult ... [More]

OSA News

Mon, May 20 9:24am

Vol: 17 No: 37 May 19, 2019 In this issue: Parent Leaders Wanted for APT Board Save the Date! Important Dates Weekly Announcements Savage Dance Company Summer Intensive RISE Summer A Cappella Intensiv ... [More]

Also this weekend: Digital Media Film Festival!

Fri, May 17 10:17am

Digital Media students have been working hard to prepare for our Film Festival this weekend! For the first time, we get to include our middle and high school students into a show. We have a fantastic ... [More]

This weekend at OSA and Uptown

Fri, May 17 8:05am

In addition to our OSA Spring performances this weekend, there are a few large events that will impact parking so please plan accordingly: At OSA: Visual Art Senior Exhibit, White Box Gallery, 1P-4P S ... [More]

Tonight: Board of Directors Meeting - new location

Wed, May 15 7:50am

Good morning- Tonight's BOD meeting will now be held in the Student Center. Start time is 6:15pm.

Noticias de OSA

Tue, May 14 12:18pm

Vol: 17 Nro: 36 mayo 12, 2019 Reserve la fecha! Martes, 14 de mayo Evento: Reunión General APT Hora: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Lugar: Centro de Estudiantes Lunes, 19 de agosto Evento: Fecha de comienzo del añ ... [More]

Reminder: Tomorrow Night - "Implicit Bias in Education"

Mon, May 13 4:18pm

Join us on tomorrow, May 14th at 6 pm in the OSA Student Center for an evening of reflective learning and discussion on the topic of "Implicit Bias in Education."  We will explore the implications of  ... [More]

OSA Family Letter from Principal Smith and 19-20 Academic Calendar

Mon, May 13 9:14am

Attached is a letter from Principal Smith as well as the OSA Academic Calendar for the 2019-2020 Academic year.

OSA 19-20 Course Catalog

Mon, May 13 9:00am

Hello OSA Families. Some good news: the course catalogs for the '19/'20 school year are here!! Please click the links below to view the Middle and High School course catalogs for next year. While ther ... [More]

OSA Teachers and Our Support

Sun, May 12 6:51pm

Hello fellow parents,   A number of parents have come to me in the last couple of weeks with the information listed below.  Since two separate OSA Board meetings are convening in the next few weeks to ... [More]

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Sun, May 12 12:13pm

On behalf of the APT, I would like to appreciate all of the moms and other caregivers who help make our homes and our school a better place for our kids.     Thank you!   Mark Lecker APT President

OSA News

Sun, May 12 11:55am

Vol: 17 No: 36 May 12, 2019 In this issue: Parent Leaders Wanted for APT Board Save the Date! Important Dates Weekly Announcements Savage Dance Company Summer Intensive RISE Summer A Cappella Intensiv ... [More]

Advanced Shakespeare Workshop

Wed, May 8 12:39pm

Hello again,   A number of people had difficulties accessing the PDF I sent this morning about the Advanced Shakespeare Workshop happening this July.  Hopefully, the attachment below will work better.   Thanks!

Advanced Shakespeare Workshop

Wed, May 8 6:20am

Hello all,   Every wonder if your child could tackle Shakespeare?  Please see the amazing opportunity below.

Implicit Bias In Education--Tuesday, May 14

Tue, May 7 10:47am

Fellow OSA Parents,   Please join us on Tuesday, May 14th at 6 pm in the OSA Student Center for an evening of reflective learning and discussion on the topic of "Implicit Bias in Education."  We will ... [More]

Implicit Bias in Education - Tuesday, May 14th

Fri, May 3 10:47pm

Join us on Tuesday, May 14th at 6 pm in the OSA Student Center for an evening of reflective learning and discussion on the topic of "Implicit Bias in Education."  We will explore the implications of i ... [More]

OSA News

Mon, Apr 29 7:22am

Vol: 17 No: 34 April 28, 2019 In this issue: Parent Leaders Wanted for APT Board OSA Junior and Senior Class Prom Save the Date! Important Dates Weekly Announcements Congratulations! Parent to Parent ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Tue, Apr 23 12:09pm

Vol: 17 Nro: 33 abril 21, 2019 In this issue: Únanse a nosotros para Heart of Oakland (el Corazón de Oakland) 4/26! From Shooting Stars Photo Baile de Graduación de OSA para los alumnos del 3er y 4to ... [More]

OSA News

Sun, Apr 21 12:48pm

Vol: 17 No: 33 April 21, 2019 In this issue: Join Us for Heart of Oakland This Friday, 4/26! From Shooting Stars Photo Parent Leaders Wanted for APT Board OSA Junior and Senior Class Prom Help Us Fund ... [More]

OSA Parents of Color End of Year Retreat

Wed, Apr 17 12:43pm

Please join OSA Parents of Color along with the Board of Students of Color in our wrap up retreat for this academic year! The first retreat was beyond powerful and this one will also take a deep dive ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Tue, Apr 16 7:39pm

Vol: 17 Nro: 32 abril 14, 2019 El Corazón de Oakland – ¡faltan sólo 2 semanas! En tan sólo dos semanas, OSA presentará El Corazón de Oakland, un espectáculo benéfico de primavera y de exhibición del t ... [More]

OSA News

Tue, Apr 16 7:34pm

Vol: 17 No: 32 April 14, 2019 In this issue: Heart of Oakland - 2 Weeks Away! Parent Leaders Wanted for APT Board OSA Junior and Senior Class Prom Help Us Fundraise With Good Eggs! Save the Date! Impo ... [More]

Parent Survey

Sat, Apr 13 7:35pm

Dear OSA Families, We value your feedback on our school and the experiences of your student this year.  Attached is a short survey that we are asking you to complete at your earliest convenience.  As ... [More]

Senior and Junior Class Prom - DATE CORRECTION

Tue, Apr 9 10:08am

"A Night Under the Stars" OSA Junior and Senior Class Prom  Saturday, May 4, 2019 7-11PM   Eve's Waterfront in Jack London Square Buffet dinner and desserts, photobooth and dancing!   Tickets and Gues ... [More]

Reminder: APT General Meeting Tonight, 6-7PM, Student Center

Tue, Apr 9 9:49am

Dear OSA Families- Please join us tonight night for our APT General meeting from 6pm to 7pm in the Student Center. We have a few special guests and a fun activity planned: Mr. Travisano will update us ... [More]

APT General Meeting - April 9, 6pm, Student Center

Mon, Apr 8 1:47pm

Tomorrow's APT General Meeting will take place from 6pm-7pm in the OSA Student Center.   Mr. Travisano will update us on what's been going on with OSA 2020 Romy Douglass will talk about Spring testing ... [More]

Tomorrow Night: APT General Meeting

Mon, Apr 8 11:01am

Dear OSA Families- Please join us tomorrow night for our APT General meeting. We have a few special guests and a fun activity planned: Mr. Travisano will update us on what's been going on with OSA 202 ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Mon, Apr 8 10:56am

Vol: 17 Nro: 31 abril 7, 2019 ¡Las entradas para “Heart of Oakland” ya están a la venta! Hola a todos los padres, Me llamo Tony Shavers III. Soy un ex-alumno de Oakland School for the Arts (promoción ... [More]

OSA News

Sun, Apr 7 10:21pm

Vol: 17 No: 31 April 7, 2019 In this issue: Heart of Oakland Tickets Now on Sale! Parent Leaders Wanted for APT Board Please Come to Our April APT-OSA General Meeting Vocal Music Student Performance T ... [More]

Friday Night - OSA Vocal Performance!

Sat, Apr 6 9:57am

OSA invites you to come and enjoy the evening with our Vocal Music Dept student performers. Friday, April 12, 2019 at Oakland Scottish Rite Center 1547 Lakeside Drive Oakland, CA 94612 At 7pm. Tickets ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Mon, Apr 1 9:12pm

Vol: 17 Nro: 30 marzo 31, 2019 Artículos perdidos Muchos artículos perdidos han sido recogidos y ordenados durante estas vacaciones de primavera.  Por favor revise los artículos perdidos entre el 2 de ... [More]

OSA News

Mon, Apr 1 10:11am

Vol: 17 No: 30 April 1, 2019 In this issue: Lost and Found Heart of Oakland Tickets Now on Sale! Help Us Fundraise With Good Eggs! Save the Date! Savage Jazz Dance Spring Intensive Parent to Parent Us ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Mon, Mar 25 2:00pm

Vol: 17 Nro: 29 marzo 24, 2019 ¡Las entradas para “Heart of Oakland” ya están a la venta!  ¡Las entradas para “Heart of Oakland” ya están a la venta! Por favor, únanse a nosotros para el evento benéfi ... [More]

OSA News

Mon, Mar 25 1:57pm

Vol: 17 No: 29 March 24, 2019 In this issue: Heart of Oakland Tickets Now on Sale! Help Us Fundraise With Good Eggs! Save the Date! Important Dates Weekly Announcements Congratulations! Savage Jazz Da ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Mon, Mar 18 7:46am

Vol: 17 Nro: 28 marzo 17, 2019 Mensaje a las Familias acerca de la Seguridad de los Estudiantes Por favor, recuerde a su(s) estudiante(s) que es muy importante nunca prestar su teléfono a personas des ... [More]

OSA News

Mon, Mar 18 7:40am

Vol: 17 No: 28 March 17, 2019 In this issue: Tickets for Heart of Oakland Now on Sale! Safety Message to Families Help Us Fundraise With Good Eggs! Save the Date! Important Dates Weekly Announcements ... [More]

Reshaping the OSA Student Experience - We need to hear from you!

Thu, Mar 14 12:12pm

Dear OSA Community, Committees of faculty, staff, students, and parents have been working diligently to assess the academic and arts experiences for students at OSA. They have developed proposals for ... [More]

Please Join Us Tonight!

Tue, Mar 12 3:10pm

FOR PARENTS: Parent Education Café: HOW TO SPEAK TO YOUR TEEN Tuesday, March 12th at 6 PM Student Center This talk is meant to support parents and other caregivers raising teens of all ages. The talk ... [More]

Tuesday Night Events for Parents and Students

Mon, Mar 11 4:08pm

FOR PARENTS: Parent Education Café: HOW TO SPEAK TO YOUR TEEN Tuesday, March 12th at 6 PM Student Center   This talk is meant to support parents and other caregivers raising teens of all ages. The tal ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Mon, Mar 11 9:20am

Vol: 17 Nro: 27 marzo 10, 2019 Reúnase con nosotros este martes, 12 de marzo a las 6pm para un Café de Formación de Padres. El tema de este mes es: CÓMO HABLAR CON SU ADOLESCENTE.  La intención de est ... [More]

OSA News

Sun, Mar 10 11:52am

Vol: 17 No: 27 March 10, 2019 In this issue: Parent Ed Café 3/12 @ 6pm: How to Speak to Your Teen Volunteers Needed for Heart of Oakland Help Us Fundraise With Good Eggs! For Students: Are You Ready? ... [More]

Are You Ready? College & Career Talk

Sat, Mar 9 11:22am

Dear Parents, This event is first and foremost meant for students but of course, you are welcome to attend or join the monthly APT meeting, which is hosting a Parent Education Cafe from 6-7. Please le ... [More]

Parent Education Café - Tuesday, March 12 at 6 pm

Wed, Mar 6 10:53am

Please join us on Tuesday, March 12th at 6 PM for the Parent Education Café. This month’s topic is: HOW TO SPEAK TO YOUR TEEN   This talk is meant to support parents and other caregivers raising teens ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Mon, Mar 4 7:36am

Vol: 17 Nro: 26 marzo 3, 2019 ¡Se necesitan voluntarios! Se necesitan voluntarios para El Corazón de Oakland (Heart of Oakland), un espectáculo de primavera a beneficio de OSA, el viernes 26 de abril, ... [More]

OSA News

Mon, Mar 4 7:34am

Vol: 17 No: 26 March 3, 2019 In this issue: Volunteers Needed for Heart of Oakland Help Us Fundraise With Good Eggs! AP Tests for Enrolled High School Students Save the Date! Important Dates Weekly An ... [More]

Reunión de Padres de Color en Marzo

Thu, Feb 28 11:03pm

Reunión de Padres de Color en Marzo 5 de marzo,  Sesión de escuchar para los  Padres de Color: Desarrollo de nuevas estructuras de OSA (Linked Learning). Después de 10 minutos de un resumen ejecutivo ... [More]

To OSA Parents from OSA educators in solidarity with Oakland teachers

Thu, Feb 28 2:48pm

Dear Parents,  As you all know, OUSD teachers have been on strike since last week, protesting over-populated class sizes, lack of student resources, and insufficient teacher salaries. OSA teachers and ... [More]

March Parents of Color Meeting

Thu, Feb 28 8:06am

3/5  Parents of Color Listening Session: OSA New Pathways Development Listening Campaign for the Pathways Development Pillars (Linked Learning). After a 10 minute executive summary of the 4 Pathways s ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Sun, Feb 24 10:29pm

Vol: 17 Nro: 25 febrero 24, 2019   ¡Ayúdenos a recaudar fondos con Good Eggs! Nuestro código: OSA Hola padres de OSA, En marzo y abril, el servicio de entrega de comestibles Good Eggs donará un 5% a l ... [More]

OSA News

Sun, Feb 24 10:26pm

Vol: 17 No: 25 February 24, 2019 In this issue: Help Us Fundraise With Good Eggs! AP Tests for Enrolled High School Students Spanish Translators Needed for APTOSA Newsletter! Save the Date! Important ... [More]

CORRECTION: Parents of Color Retreat - Details

Fri, Feb 22 2:59pm

February  Parents of Color (POC) meeting Date Change!!! 2/19 meeting has been changed to 2/23 because we are joining with the Board of Students of Color (BSOC) to support each other in not only having ... [More]

Tomorrow: Parents of Color Retreat

Fri, Feb 22 11:00am

February  Parents of Color (POC) meeting Date Change!!! 2/19 meeting has been changed to 2/23 because we are joining with the Board of Students of Color (BSOC) to support each other in not only having ... [More]

Off the Table Live at Bandcamp

Thu, Feb 21 10:54pm

What are you doing this weekend? How about attending this cool fundraiser for OSA on Friday at Bandcamp where six OSA youth bands will be featured.    Get your tickets here:  https://www.tix.com/Event ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Mon, Feb 18 6:05pm

Vol: 17 Nro: 24 febrero 17, 2019   Ayúdenos a recaudar fondos con Good Eggs! Nuestro código: OSA Hola padres de OSA, En marzo y abril, el servicio de entrega de comestibles Good Eggs donará un 5% a la ... [More]

OSA News

Mon, Feb 18 12:03pm

Vol: 17 No: 24 February 17, 2019 In this issue: Help Us Fundraise With Good Eggs! AP Tests for Enrolled High School Students Spanish Translators Needed for APTOSA Newsletter! Save the Date! Important ... [More]

An OSA Event not to be missed: Off the Table Live!

Fri, Feb 15 7:12pm

OSA Presents: Off the Table Live at Bandcamp A fundraiser featuring six youth bands from OSA February 22nd, 2019 6PM - 8:30PM Adv Tix $25 / DOS Youth Tix $5-10 Purchase Tickets: https://oakarts.tix.co ... [More]

High School Information Night

Fri, Feb 15 8:42am

We would like to invite you to an OSA High School Information session for families on Wednesday, February 20th, from 6-7 p.m. in the Student Center. We will be presenting information about the current ... [More]

Tonight's APT General Meeting

Tue, Feb 12 11:46am

It's time to start planning the budget for the 2019-2020 academic year!   Please join OSA's Executive Director Brian Köhn at our upcoming APT meeting if you'd like to gain a quick budget overview and ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Sun, Feb 10 9:17pm

Vol: 17 Nro: 23 febrero 10, 2019   ¡Únase a nosotros para conversar sobre el panorama general del presupuesto el 12 de febrero durante la Junta de Padres y Profesores! (APT meeting) ¡Es hora de comenz ... [More]

OSA News

Sun, Feb 10 9:13pm

Vol: 17 No: 23 February 10, 2019 In this issue: Join Us for Budget Planning Overview at 2/12 APT Meeting! Help Us Fundraise With Good Eggs! AP Tests for Enrolled High School Students Spanish Translato ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Sun, Feb 3 10:06pm

          Vol: 17 Nro: 22 febrero 3, 2019     ¡Agende esta fecha! El Corazón de Oakland, por la Escuela de las Artes de Oakland: Espectáculo Benéfico de Primavera y Presentación Artística de los Estud ... [More]

OSA News

Sun, Feb 3 8:24pm

Vol: 17 No: 22 February 3, 2019 In this issue: OSA’s Heart of Oakland: Spring Benefit &Student Showcase 2019 Save the Date! Important Dates Congratulations! Useful Links   OSA’s Heart of Oakland Sprin ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Mon, Jan 28 12:37am

Vol: 17 Nro: 21 enero 27, 2019 ¡Agende esta fecha! El Corazón de Oakland, por la Escuela de las Artes de Oakland: Espectáculo Benéfico de Primavera y Presentación Artística de los Estudiantes 2019 La ... [More]

OSA News

Mon, Jan 28 12:31am

Vol: 17 No: 21 January 27, 2019 In this issue: OSA’s Heart of Oakland: Spring Benefit &Student Showcase 2019 2019-20 Academic Year Start Date Save the Date! Important Dates Savage Dance Company Winter ... [More]

Pathway Development Update from Mr. Oz

Fri, Jan 25 11:54am

Greetings OSA Families,   We are now entering the next phase of our Linked Learning Pathway development process and are seeking your support and input.  OSA has been engaged in this process for the pa ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Sun, Jan 20 11:43pm

      Vol: 17 Nro: 20 enero 20, 2019     ¡Formularios de permiso para Intersession!     Los formularios de permiso para Intersession deben ser remitidos lo antes posible. Si usted ha completado el for ... [More]

OSA News

Sun, Jan 20 11:40pm

Vol: 17 No: 20 January 20, 2019 In this issue: Intersession Permission Slips! Intersession Chaperones Needed! Save the Date! Important Dates Savage Dance Company Winter Intensive! Useful Links Interse ... [More]

Parents of Color Meeting this Tuesday

Fri, Jan 18 7:38pm

Parents of Color meeting is this Tuesday, 1/22 from 6:30-7:30 in room 302 at OSA Mike Oz will be presenting Pathways to Learning blueprint and our feedback and questions matter ! See you soon !!

Intercession Permission Slips Due Now

Thu, Jan 17 2:59pm

Permission slips for Intersession are due ASAP. If you already completed the online version, please disregard this message. Students who are attending session offsite all received a paper copy that ca ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Tue, Jan 15 12:00pm

Vol: 17 Nro: 19 enero 14, 2019 ¡MUCHAS GRACIAS a la comunidad de padres de OSA por aportar generosamente en la época de donaciones de fin de año! Sus contribuciones han incrementado el fondo de donaci ... [More]

OSA News

Sun, Jan 13 2:03pm

Vol: 17 No: 19 January 13, 2019 In this issue: Annual Fund Update Intersession Permission Forms Due Tuesday, 1/15! Finals Schedule Save the Date! Important Dates Weekly Announcements Savage Dance Comp ... [More]

Update: Sexual Health, Awareness & Consent - Tools for Talking To Your Students About Sex

Sun, Jan 13 1:55pm

This presentation will take place during the regularly scheduled monthly APT meeting on Tuesday, January 15 at 6 pm in the OSA Student Center.   Sexual Health, Awareness & Consent - Tools for Talking ... [More]

Finals Schedule

Thu, Jan 10 1:17pm

Greetings OSA Families,   Please see the attached schedule for next week's finals.  You can refer to google classroom or teacher blogs for specifics about what is happening in each individual class.   ... [More]

OSA News

Sun, Jan 6 2:18pm

Vol: 17 No: 18 January 6, 2019 In this issue: OSA 2017/18 Annual Report Intersession Sign-Ups Due Tuesday, 1/8! Save the Date! Important Dates Parent to Parent Did You Know…? Useful Links Reflection a ... [More]

OSA Intersession Sign Up Deadline Approaching!

Wed, Jan 2 11:37pm

Intersession is Tuesday, January 22nd!  Students need to sign up for their session(s) by January 8th. Families, if your student has not yet signed up using the google form shared by teachers, please e ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Mon, Dec 24 8:49am

Vol: 17 Nro: 17 diciembre 23, 2018 5 Cosas Maravillosas que son Posibles Gracias a su Donación Su donación deducible de impuestos apoya a la educación pública en las artes de manera muy profunda. He a ... [More]

OSA News!

Sun, Dec 23 9:44pm

Vol: 17 No: 17 December 23, 2018 In this issue: Make a Year-End Gift OSA Auditions Approaching Save the Date! Important Dates Parent to Parent Useful Links Make a Year-End Gift 5 Wonderful Things Your ... [More]

Full Linked Learning Pathways document

Fri, Dec 21 6:32pm

I realize that my previous emails did not include Mr. Oz's full presentation on Linked Learning Pathways at OSA.  It is now attached in its entirety.  Please note that some of the pages are upside dow ... [More]

Apologies for a second email!

Mon, Dec 17 5:12pm

I forgot the link to Mr. Oz's slideshow in my previous email.  Here it is:   https://prezi.com/ipn2qpbkwxoj/apt-pathway-update/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy   All the best,   Mark

Follow-up to last week's APT General Meeting

Mon, Dec 17 4:46pm

Fellow Parents,   For those of you who could not attend last week's APT General Meeting on the Linked Learning Pathways going on at OSA, I have pasted a link Assistant Principal Mike Oz's slideshow of ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Sun, Dec 16 10:14pm

Vol: 17 Nro: 16 diciembre 16, 2018 ¡Hola OSA! Gracias a su tremenda generosidad, ¡hemos ya alcanzado el 73% de nuestro objetivo de recaudación de fondos para el fondo de Donación Anual! ¡Ayúdenos a al ... [More]

OSA News!

Sun, Dec 16 9:54am

Vol: 17 No: 16 December 16, 2018 In this issue: Big Annual Fund Update! OSA Auditions Approaching Save the Date! Important Dates Weekly Announcements Parent to Parent Useful Links Big Annual Fund Upda ... [More]

Holiday Gathering hosted by the OSA Parents of Color

Thu, Dec 13 12:14pm

OSA Parents of Color present our first Annual Holiday Gathering for Sunday, December 16th from 6:30pm- 8pm at the Black Box. We want to acknowledge all cultures, so bring a traditional dish and/or art ... [More]

Come to tonight's APT meeting!

Tue, Dec 11 4:09pm

Do you want to be active in shaping the future direction of OSA?  Please join us in the student center on December 11th for a presentation and update from Assistant Principal Mike Oz on our developmen ... [More]

This week: Instrumental Music Piano Recitals

Tue, Dec 11 9:44am

Due to an oversight in calendaring, the IM Piano Recitals scheduled for this week were not reflected in the OSA calendar or the Konstella calendar.  There will be two performances: Thursday, December ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Mon, Dec 10 12:32am

Vol: 17 Nro: 15 diciembre 9, 2018 ¿Le gustaría tomar parte activa en forjar la orientación futura de OSA? Únase a nosotros en el centro de estudiantes el día 11 de diciembre para asistir a una present ... [More]

OSA News!

Sun, Dec 9 9:22pm

Vol: 17 No: 15 December 9, 2018 In this issue: Attend our Next APT General Meeting! Coffee With OSA's Chief Academic Officer Annual Fund Update OSA Intersession is January 22 Save the Date! Important ... [More]

APT-POC - A Holiday Gathering

Sun, Dec 9 9:41am

Sign up to bring a dish

December Executive Director Update

Sat, Dec 8 4:51pm

Monthly updates on our plans & activities supporting the OSA Strategic Plan.     Dear OSA Community: We are constantly inspired by the artistic and academic achievements of our students, and we hope y ... [More]

Please plan to attend our next APT General Meeting!

Fri, Dec 7 3:50pm

Do you want to be active in shaping the future direction of OSA?  Please join us in the student center on December 11th for a presentation and update from Assistant Principal Mike Oz on our developmen ... [More]

December POC Meeting Announcement

Tue, Dec 4 8:05pm

Greetings Amazing POC families!  12/11 APT-POC (Parents of Color)  meeting is going to be held in the Black Box at OSA from 7-8pm. We will be working out final details for our first every 12/16 Holida ... [More]

Spanish translators still needed!

Tue, Dec 4 10:45am

Good morning,   The APT is still in need of parents who can translate our weekly newsletter and occasional Konstella announcements (like this one) into Spanish.     If you are able and interested, ple ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Mon, Dec 3 6:42am

Vol: 17 Nro: 14 diciembre 2, 2018 Actualización de información sobre el Fondo de Donación Anual de OSA ¡Done hoy mismo! ¡Hola OSA! El “día para dar” (#GivingTuesday) ha sido muy exitoso, ¡con un monto ... [More]

OSA News!

Mon, Dec 3 6:39am

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 He ... [More]

Lost and Found

Fri, Nov 30 12:15pm

Lost and Found items will be available for parents to peruse on Saturday, December 8 from 1pm-7pm or any day after school from December 10 - December 14.   All unclaimed items will be donated on Decem ... [More]

Two days left for the Good Eggs Fundraiser!

Wed, Nov 28 8:13pm

Last chance to support our APT! The OSA-APT Good Eggs fundraiser ends at midnight on Friday, November 30th. Help us hit our fundraising goals by shopping on Good Eggs this week! Please share our schoo ... [More]

Giving Tuesday

Wed, Nov 28 10:48am

THANK YOU to our wonderful OSA community for participating in #GivingTuesday this year!    So far we have raised $18,425  - we are less than $2000 away from meeting our goal!    If you meant to make a ... [More]

OSA News!

Mon, Nov 26 11:29am

Vol: 17 No: 13 November 25, 2018 In this issue: Annual Fund Update OSA #GivingTuesday is THIS Week! OSA Intersession is January 22 Middle School Dance Save the Date! Important Dates Parent to Parent D ... [More]

Middle School Winter Wonderland Dance - Friday, November 30th

Tue, Nov 20 8:00pm

Tickets on sale in room 248 during lunch for $5. Tickets cost $7 at the door. Soda and pizza will be available for purchase for $1. Dance starts at 6:30 and ends at 9. Please pick up your child prompt ... [More]

Novembe POC meeting - location change

Sun, Nov 18 8:52pm

Greetings Amazing POC families!  11/27 APT-POC (Parents of Color)  meeting is going to be held at a private residence instead of at the school.   *RSVP for location details (in Oakland) osa.poc@gmail.com;

2 Days Left: Buy Shoes 30% OFF online, Raise $ for OSA!

Fri, Nov 16 11:47am

OSA's neighborhood shoe store SoleSpace is again helping raise $ for our school - last year they raised over $2k and hosted the middle school's Visual Arts show in the Spring. This week they're donati ... [More]

OSA Good Eggs fundraiser and pie!

Fri, Nov 16 9:01am

With just 2 weeks left of the Oakland School for the Arts fundraiser, now is the time to join! If 3 new families join this week, Good Eggs will send our teachers pie! To join, just visit schools.goode ... [More]

Volunteer at the OSA Phonathon, Sunday, December 9

Thu, Nov 15 11:36am

Attention all parents! OSA will be hosting its 2nd Annual Fund Phonathon and we are looking for 20 volunteers.   Please consider joining us on Sunday, December 9 from 9:30 - 12:00 pm in the OSA Studen ... [More]

SoleSpace Sale helps OSA!

Tue, Nov 13 10:13am

  This Week: Raise $$ for OSA, Buy Great Shoes & Boots Locally!   OSA's neighborhood shoe store SoleSpace is again helping raise $ for our school - last year they raised over $2k and hosted the middle ... [More]

Please attend our next APT General Meeting

Mon, Nov 12 3:20pm

Parents are invited to attend the next APT General Meeting on Tuesday, November 13th at 5:45pm. The theme of the conversation will be "Making Room" and will feature OUSD's Deputy Chief of Equity Chris ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Mon, Nov 12 8:24am

Vol: 17 Nro: 12 noviembre 11, 2018     Por favor, asista a nuestra próxima junta general de la Asociación de Padres y Maestros (APT) Todos los padres de OSA están invitados a asistir a la próxima junt ... [More]

OSA News!

Sun, Nov 11 9:18pm

Vol: 17 No: 12 November 11, 2018 In this issue: Please Attend Our Next APT General Meeting Get Ready for Giving Tuesday (November 27)! Photo Make-Ups & Retakes on Wednesday, 11/14 Save the Date! Impor ... [More]

Our next APT General Meeting!

Thu, Nov 8 2:30pm

Hello from the APT.   All OSA parents are invited to attend the next APT General Meeting on Tuesday, November 13th at 5:45pm. The theme of the conversation will be "Making Room": Creating tolerance, s ... [More]

Videographer(s) needed!

Wed, Nov 7 11:04am

Good morning,   The APT is asking for parent volunteers to video our monthly general meetings.  In turn, we will post them to our website for all parents to view.   Are you interested?  Our next meeti ... [More]

Noticias de OSA

Mon, Nov 5 9:26am

Vol: 17 Nro: 11 noviembre 4, 2018   Actualización de información sobre el Fondo de Donación Anual de OSA ¡Done hoy mismo! ¡Hola OSA! Ya hemos alcanzado la mitad de nuestro objetivo de recaudar $500,00 ... [More]

OSA News!

Sun, Nov 4 11:44am

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 Annua ... [More]

OSA News!

Sun, Oct 28 5:08pm

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 Announ ... [More]

OSA News!

Sun, Oct 21 11:31pm

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 Use ... [More]

OSA News!

Sun, Oct 14 11:15am

Vol: 17 No: 8 October 14, 2018 In this issue: OSA Annual Fund – DONATE TODAY! APT-OSA Fundraiser on GoodEggs.com! Coffee and Q&A with Dr. Christian Patz Great American Shakeout OSA Yearbook! Save the ... [More]

APT-Parent of Color Monthly Meeting - Tuesday 10/6

Fri, Oct 12 2:40pm

  APT-Parents of Color invites you to our meeting next Tuesday. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Date: Tuesday 10/16 Location: OSA room 302 Time: 6:30-8   The APT-POC is a safe group for parents ... [More]

Spanish Registration Deadline - Friday!

Tue, Oct 9 10:59am

There's still a few spots left in both Level 1 and Level 2 After-School Spanish. The deadline is being extended to Friday, October 12 for your convenience.   To register, please go to: Viva El Español ... [More]

Spanish Translators Needed

Mon, Oct 8 7:05pm

Good evening,   We have received feedback that Google translate is an insufficient tool for translating communication to our parent community.  In order to serve our Spanish-speaking population better ... [More]

OSA News!

Sun, Oct 7 3:34pm

Vol: 17 No: 7 October 7, 2018 In this issue: Please Come Join Us for the First APT General Meeting of the Year! OSA Annual Fund – DONATE TODAY! APT-OSA Fundraiser on GoodEggs.com! Coffee and Q&A with ... [More]

Please Join Us for the First APT Meeting of the Year!

Sat, Oct 6 10:16am

Hello fellow parents,   This coming Tuesday, October 9, will be our first APT general meeting of the year.  We invite all parents to come by the Student Center at 6 PM.  The first part of the meeting ... [More]

School In Session on Monday, 10/8

Sat, Oct 6 10:12am

In following the OUSD calendar, OSA will have regularly scheduled classes on Monday, 10/8, Indigenous Peoples' Day. OSA will be closed on Friday, October 19 in observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day.  ... [More]

OSA News!

Sun, Sep 30 12:17pm

Vol: 17 No: 6 September 30, 2018 In this issue: OSA Annual Fund – DONATE TODAY! APT-OSA Fundraiser on GoodEggs.com! Coffee and Q&A with Dr. Christian Patz Save the Date! Upcoming Events for High Schoo ... [More]

After-School MS Spanish Classes - Registration now open!

Fri, Sep 28 4:32pm

Dear Middle School Families- We are excited to announce the return of our after-school Spanish program for grades 6 through 8. Once again, we are partnering with Viva el Español to offer two levels of ... [More]

OSA News!

Sun, Sep 23 11:59am

Vol: 17 No: 5 September 23, 2018 In this issue: OSA Annual Fund – DONATE TODAY! Save the Date! Upcoming Events for High School Seniors The PSAT is Coming Soon for All 10th & 11th Graders Important Dat ... [More]

Reminder: APT-Parents of Color first meeting

Thu, Sep 20 8:42am

APT-Parents of Color welcomes you to our first meeting of the 2018-19 school year. Date: Tuesday 9/25 Location: OSA room 302 Time: 6:30-8   The APT-POC is a safe group for parents of color at OSA to b ... [More]

Safety Message from Vice Principal Oz

Tue, Sep 18 2:14pm

As we enter the 5th week of the school year, we wanted to quickly reach out to all families in regards to student safety in the area surrounding our campus.  The safety of our students is always our t ... [More]

APT-Parents of Color Meeting - Tuesday, 9/25

Sun, Sep 16 11:43pm

APT-Parents of Color welcomes you to our first meeting of the 2018-19 school year. Date: Tuesday 9/25 Location: OSA room 302 Time: 6:30-8   The APT-POC is a safe group for parents of color at OSA to b ... [More]

OSA News!

Sun, Sep 16 11:15pm

Vol: 17 No: 4 September 16, 2018 In this issue: Join us for OSA'S 8th Annual State of the School! The PSAT is Coming Soon for All 10th & 11th Graders Save the Date! Upcoming Events for High School Sen ... [More]

Open House Tour Guides Needed

Thu, Sep 13 2:15pm

Dear OSA Community- The Admissions Department is looking for parent volunteers to help guide tours for open houses.  Tours will begin on October 11th, take place twice a month, and last approximately ... [More]

General Meeting snafu

Wed, Sep 12 8:20am

Good morning fellow parents,   I want to apologize to the community for yesterday's cancellation of the APT General Meeting.  A miscommunication threatened to leave the meeting without a topic or a sp ... [More]

Cancelled: APT meeting only

Tue, Sep 11 1:25pm

Unfortunately, tonight’s APT meeting is cancelled. However, please plan to attend your emphasis meeting from 7-8. Thank you for your understanding.

OSA News!

Sun, Sep 9 9:45pm

Vol 17 No 3; 9/9/18 by Norene Griffin | Sep 9, 2018 | Uncategorized |   Vol: 17 No: 3 September 9, 2018 In this issue: Join us for OSA’S 8th Annual State of the School! Save the Date! Upcoming Events ... [More]

Back To School Night - Schedule

Thu, Sep 6 2:26pm

Dear OSA Families,   In order to guide you through the time, your student will be completing a personalized version of the schedules below with their classes, teacher name and room numbers.  Students ... [More]

Back to School Night Tonight!

Thu, Sep 6 2:09pm

Back to School Night 9/6! We will be hosting Back-To-School night for our academic classes on Thursday, September 6 starting at 6:10pm for middle school classes and 6:15 for high school classes.  This ... [More]

Ordering School Pictures

Tue, Sep 4 4:54pm

There was a problem with the link provided in our weekly newsletter to order pictures from Photo Day.  Here is the corrected  link:  https://shootingstarsproductions.onlinephotocart.com/prepay/2145982 ... [More]

OSA News!

Sun, Sep 2 6:46pm

Vol: 17 No: 2 September 2, 2018 In this issue: After School Program Starts Tuesday OSA Picture Day Save the Date! Upcoming Events for High School Seniors Important Dates Weekly Announcements Savage Da ... [More]

Postponed: Konstella Meet Up

Thu, Aug 30 8:55am

Please accept our apologies for this late notice. We need to reschedule tonight’s Konstella Training. A new date will be forthcoming. Thank you for your understanding.

APT Communications Guidelines

Wed, Aug 29 6:57pm

Hello- The following are the communications guidelines established by the APT for parent participation in Konstella. A copy of the guidelines is also attached in PDF format and is available on the APT ... [More]

OSA Executive Director Letter

Mon, Aug 27 4:22pm

Hello OSA Community! Let me extend a warm welcome to all our new and returning families! We hope this year marks the beginning of an exciting journey filled with strong academics and immersive arts ex ... [More]

OSA News!

Sun, Aug 26 9:10pm

Vol: 17 No: 1 June 26, 2018 In this issue: APT Welcome Meet Phillip Gedeon, OSA’s new Chief Academic Officer After School Program Update Save the Date! Upcoming Events for High School Seniors Importan ... [More]

After School Program

Fri, Aug 24 5:01pm

Greetings OSA Families, We appreciate your patience as we finalize the details for our after school care program.  Our initial attempts to establish a partnership with outside organizations were unsuc ... [More]

OSA General Announcements

Tue, Aug 21 8:00am

Dear OSA Family,   It is my honor to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year!  This is a milestone year for us as a learning community.  We are officially launching Oakland School for the Arts as a L ... [More]

Reminder: Konstella Meet Up Tonight

Tue, Aug 21 7:59am

Good morning- Please join us tonight for our Konstella Meet Up at 7pm in the Student Center. We will be giving a brief overview of the Konstella features, how we are using it at OSA and answer questions.

Urgent: Parent Volunteers Needed

Mon, Aug 20 9:27am

In order to implement a successful on-campus after school program, we require the help of parent volunteers. Hours of operation will be Monday from 12:50-5 and Tuesday - Friday from 3:10-5.  Give as m ... [More]

After School Care - Update

Sun, Aug 19 11:08am

Due to an impasse in negotiations with the outside vendor, we are moving in a different direction to provide an after school program for our students. The administration and the APT, under the directi ... [More]

6th Grade Math Assessments and Orientation

Tue, Aug 14 7:56pm

Dear Incoming 6th Grade Families: If your student is making up the math assessment tomorrow because they missed it in the Spring, please arrive at the Student Center at 1:15 to ensure the students wil ... [More]

You're invited: Konstella Meetup

Tue, Aug 14 8:55am

Good morning: Last year, the APT introduced Konstella as our official communications tool for the OSA community. As it is always a process to start something new, we took it slowly but have set our si ... [More]

A Message from Ms. Smith: Welcome to OSA for the '18-'19 School Year!

Mon, Aug 13 10:40pm

Dear OSA Students and Families! Welcome to the new OSA families!   Welcome Back if to the returning OSA families! We hope you are as excited as we are to begin this school year!  We have been working ... [More]

New Orientation Volunteer Email

Fri, Aug 10 11:57am

Good afternoon,   We recently realized that the volunteer@aptosa.org email is not currently redirecting correctly.  For all those parents who have expressed interest or would like to volunteer for one ... [More]

Parent Advisors Needed For Orientation - Correction

Mon, Aug 6 6:24pm

Hello all,   The information sent out earlier today regarding is incorrect.  The amended orientation information is below:   August 14th, 3pm - New family orientation for grades 7,8, 10, 11, and 12 (a ... [More]

Parent Advisors Needed For Orientation

Mon, Aug 6 10:55am

Hello all,   There will be three orientation dates for incoming OSA families this year:   August 14, 3 PM - incoming 10th, 11th, and 12th graders August 15, 3 PM - incoming middle schoolers (6th-8th g ... [More]