Friday, May 24, 5-8pm
1726 San Pablo Ave.
Wednesday, May 29
Early Release - All Students
Thursday, May 30, 7pm
Enizagam Launch Party
Friday, May 31, 3pm
Remember Them: Champions for Humanity Monument Dedication
Sunday, June 2, 12noon
Digital Media fundraiser
New Parkway Theatre
474 24th St.
Tuesday, June 4, 7pm
Wednesday, June 5, 11am & 7pm
Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Dr.
Friday, June 7
Middle School Promotion, 10a
High School Commencement
Friday, June 21
Saturday, June 22
Signs of our Occupy
OSA Black Box Theatre
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As we wind up the school year please remember to support OSA by attending and/or volunteering with the all school musical HAIRSPRAY. Tell your middle school students and teachers in other local schools that there is a morning performance that would be a great end of the year field trip. The same goes for senior citizens (senior centers) in your family who may be available to attend the morning performance.
BOXTOPS for Education-
Thank you to everyone who submitted boxtops this year. The boxtops collected this year will fund one month of snacks for the learning center. We will receive our check in the fall. There is still time to earn bonus boxtops for OSA.
Forward this to your family and friends around the country and the world. Let's see if we can get 500 bonus boxtops to fund a month of snacks for the Learning Center!
New OSA Families-
It was great to meet so many of the new families at the May APT meeting. We welcome at least one new board member. The APT board will have a retreat this summer to review this year's accomplishments and plan for next year's goals. Please email your feedback, comments and ideas to any APT board member.
OSA is pleased to welcome
Malcolm Jamal Warner as 2013 High School Commencement Speaker!
Emmy-nominated actor and director Malcolm-Jamal Warner has become known in the entertainment business for not only his seasoned acting talents, but also his accomplishments on the music, directing, and producing fronts, making him one of the most accomplished talents in the industry today. As a staple in television and film for over twenty-five years, Warner first rose to national prominence by starring on the celebrated and long-running classic television series “The Cosby Show.” His work on the show garnered him a Primetime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and set the stage for him to have a long career in the public eye. Most recently, Warner has been seen on some of the hottest television series on television, including a notable, recurring role on NBCʼs hit show “Community,” and guest star roles on TNTʼs “Hawthorne,” CBSʻ “The Cleaner,” and Showtimeʼs “Dexter.” In October 2011, Warner returned to television, starring on the highly anticipated, BET original series “Reed Between the Lines.” The series follows the lives of Alex, an English professor, [played by Warner] and Carla, a psychologist, [played by Tracee Ellis Ross] as they navigate lifeʼs ups and downs with wit and humor.
SOCIOLOGY SOCK DRIVE
We take our shoes and socks for granted but many of the homeless have worn, ripped, and torn shoes and use multiple pairs of socks to provide protection from the elements. Many homeless shelters list socks as one of the best donations that one can make! This year's Sociology class is hosting a sock drive for the month of May to collect NEW socks to donate to local homeless shelters. Help us fill the giant sock in the student center by May 31st!
High School "Sock Hop"; May 24th, Student Center, 7-10pm. Come to our partaaaaaaayyyyy!!!! The price of admission is only two pairs of fresh, clean, and warm socks for cold and needy homeless feet! You'll get a fun night of great music and company, all the while knowing your presence is helping those who are struggling get a leg up (or foot up?) in life!
OSA LEARNING CENTER
Learning Center Schedule for Last Two Weeks
Tuesday, May 28th & Thursday, May 30th
Middle School: General Support for Finals
High School: Algebra 2 Study Session on Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:15;
History & Spanish Study Groups After School
Monday, Tuesday & WednesdayJune 3rd, 4th & 5th
Middle School: Movie Days from 1 to 3pm;
High School: Support for Finals from 1 to 3pm (Monday and Tuesday only
Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns or comments.
Thank you for all the support for the Learning Center!
OSA presents the 2013 All-School Musical, HAIRSPRAY!!!
June 4th 7pm
June 5th 11am and 7pm
Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Dr, Oakland
June 4th Show is ASL Interpreted! For the Deaf community, please contact me directly for ticket purchasing info.
Go to www.oakarts.org for more information and tickets.
Don't miss the EVENT OF THE YEAR!
Ovation Advertisement Sales
OSA is soliciting black and white advertisements for publication in Ovation for the OSA performance of Hairspray. Advertisements could reach an audience of over 3,000 people.
Prices and approximate sizes in inches:
Full page inside front cover, back cover, or inside back cover (5 width x 7 height) $500
Full page (not as listed above) $200
Half page (5 width x 3.5 height) $100
The B/W artwork must be submitted in pdf format, 300dpi.
Deadline for completed artwork is May 24, 2013.
“Shout-outs” are also available for publication in the Ovation. Send a message to your favorite actor/actress, or one to the entire cast for $10. Maximum 20 words.
Sample: An artist’s path is one of greatness. Theatre is a reflection of life itself. Congratulations OSA Theatre Department. Love, W.S.
Double “Shout-outs” also available for longer messages, $20 for a maximum of 50 words.
Please contact parent volunteer Cathy Davalos at
for questions, or by phone at (925) 457-8164. Email all shout-outs and advertisements to
Payment due by May 24, 2013 to be included in the Ovation publication. Drop off payment with cast member Emilio Davalos, or send in the mail to:
1763 Tulare Ave
Richmond, CA 94805
5 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 24
OSA’s White Box Gallery
1726 San Pablo Ave
Years of preparation and months of intensive study prepare them for this moment. The School of Visual Art is proud to present “Exitus” -- the culmination of their senior students’ portfolio work -- a final, mature investigation of their study of visual art while at Oakland School for the Arts.
“Exitus” is the last opportunity to view and purchase works by these emerging artists before they leave OSA and go off to college. “Exitus” is open one night only; 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 24 in OSA’s White Box Gallery, 1726 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94612. The event is free and open to the public. Proceeds from the sale benefit both the young artists and the Visual Art program at OSA.
For more information, contact:
Enizagam 7 Launch Party
Please join us, at 7pm on May 30, for an evening of readings - by the luminary Kim Addonizio, and a few of this year's fabulous Enizagam contributors - to celebrate Issue 7 of OSA's national literary journal.
The results of the 2013 Enizagam Awards in Poetry and Fiction are now in. But all of the submissions that we'll publish this year are truly stellar, and we'll applaud the authors by mixing, mingling and munching. Come. Enjoy. Sip a glass of wine at our hosted bar.
Heads up: Last year's reading was packed, so we want to issue a warning that the gallery may be full/overflowing (first come, first seated) + very warm. Dress accordingly, and come anyway...
Remember Them - May 31 Dedication
Poets Ajali DeVeaux-Griffith, Cami Hall, Olivia Hoffman, Kerby Lynch and Francesca Pemberton will be featured readers as the City celebrates sculptor Mario Chiodo's renowned Remember Them: Champions for Humanity dedication.
Check out the official program for the May 31, 3pm event. We hope to see you there.
Writers (un)Block Youth Workshops
"I'm supposed to write something great about Oakland School For The Arts but, yikes and zikes, clatter bang boom, they write well enough themselves. And paint and perform and make things and show them to everyone etc etc etc. They don't need a few nice sentences from me. They're going to come roaring out of that place running all of us over. They're the new thing, the next thing, and the best thing we can all do is take cover." -- Daniel Handler, AKA Lemony Snicket
Writers (un)Block youth workshops
July 15-19 / July 22-26 / July 29-Aug. 9, M-F
9 AM -- 3 PM
Nothing to write about? No ideas? Start new, generate work, submit to publishers and demolish those pesky "blocks."
Study with award-winning authors in Downtown Oakland.
Applications at: www.oakarts.org
Sunday, June 2, 12noon
New Parkway Theater
474 24th St, Oakland
$10 at the Door
"SIGNS OF OUR OCCUPY"
Edinburgh Fringe Show
Come see the American State-Side Premier!
June 21st and 22nd OSA Black Box Theatre
Original theatre production for 14 monologues based upon the signs created by the protestors in the Occupy Oakland Movement.
Beautifully written and crafted by OSA Theatre and Literary Arts Students.
All proceeds to help send our students to participate in the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.
www.oakarts.org for tickets
2 Week Summer Theatre Camp
at OSA School of Theatre
OSA School of Theatre offers a 2 week intensive program geared for actors of all skill levels in both elementary and middle school. Receive instruction from professional working actors and teachers in a broad array of theatre genres including: imagination, creation, improvisation, theatre games, monologue work, character development, vocal coaching, movement, audition technique, mask work, production building and more!
Class Groupings: 1st-5th Grade and 6th-8th Grade
$750 for the entire 2 week camp
$500 if registered and paid in full prior to May 1, 2013
$100 off each camper if multiple campers from same household.
$200 additional for pre and post camp childcare for the entire 2 weeks.
Camp Dates: June 17th - June 28th
Camp Hours: 9am-4pm (12-1 lunch break) Students are to bring a sack lunch daily.
Childcare Extended Hours: 8am-9am and 4pm-5pm (please see additional fee rates above)
To register or to request a brochure:
Contact Rebecca Lowe at
Savage Jazz Dance Company's Summer Intensive 2013 is right around the corner!
Registration deadline is May 31!
June 17-28 and July 8-26
@ Oakland School for the Arts 3rd Floor Dance Studios
Classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Body Conditioning, SJDC Repertory, and more
Savage Jazz Dance Company's Summer Intensive is a 5 week training program, for students 11 and up, emphasizing a passionate and committed approach to training--students will be expected to embrace this approach as they are challenged to hone their technique, improve their strength, and increase their flexibility and stamina. Anyone serious about their dance training will benefit from this program.
Download the brochure and registration form here:
For more information:
Come see Mr. Savage or Ms. Hurley at OSA's 3rd Floor Dance Studios
"Like" Savage Jazz Dance Company on Facebook
SINGLETRACK HIGH MOVIE
Wednesday, May 29 7:00pm
The New Parkway
474 24th St., Oakland
Link to Tickets
At the age of 16, many American kids trade in two wheels for four. Trusty steeds that once gave them freedom to explore on weekends now collect dust in the garage. For a growing number of high school students in Northern California, however, two wheels don’t get dusty, they get dirty. Their lives continue to revolve around weekend rides, but now those rides have a finish line. These are the student athletes of the NorCal High School Cycling League. This is Singletrack High.
All ticket sales help support the NorCal League's effort to grow the sport of high school mountain biking further across Northern California. A portion will also go to support the Oakland Composite Team's goal of bringing high school mountain bike racing to the greater Oakland Area.
[Editor's note: The Oakland Composite Team is made up of students who live in or near Oakland but have no official mountain biking team at their school...including OSA. For more info see www.oaktowncomp.com]