April 27 - May 3, 2023

Current School News

Current School News

April 27 - May 3, 2023

Parent Education Corner

The ancient world did not know what to do with death. Most of the time it was resolved into the cycles of nature. Winter and summer. Spring and harvest. But Holy Scripture has uniquely seen death as an enemy. Homer might have come closer to seeing death as an enemy in the words of the dead Achilles: "Say not a word in death's favor, I would rather be a paid servant in a poor man's house and be above ground than a king of kings among the dead" (Odyssey XI). But Easter is that reminder that the Christian vision of the world is unique, and that death was not the end of the plot. From antiquity, the Scriptures seem to stand out in viewing death as evidence that something had gone terribly wrong with nature. There are other echoes, doubtless. But these visions are no Easter. This is why Christ's resurrection is rightly understood as a martial victory. Praise the Lord! Christ has risen!

Oaks Family '22–'23 Bible Reading Plan & Scripture Memory

All School

Third Quarter Report Cards Now Available

To view your child's report card, log into your Jupiter parent portal and select Report Card from the menu.

Coffee with the Head of School - Fri., Apr. 28 [8:30–9:15am]

All Oaks parents are invited to join our Head of School, Mr. Charlie Dowers, for coffee in CE #3 (upstairs from 1st–2nd grade classrooms) after drop-off on Friday, April 28. Starting about 8:15am there will be coffee, tea, and baked goods available. At 8:30am Mr. Dowers will share for 10-15 minutes and then will have a time for questions. Hope you can join us! For planning purposes, an RSVP to the office would be appreciated. 

Spring Concerts
* Tues., May 2 (K–5th grades & 6–8th Orchestra) [6:30pm]
* Tues., May 9 (6–12th choirs & 9–12th Orchestra) [6:30pm]

Oaks students are diligently working to prepare for this year's Spring Concerts which will be held in The Oaks gymnasium at 6:30pm. Mark your calendars, invite friends and family, and get ready for two wonderful concerts.

Student Performer Details:

  • Arrival time is 6pm
  • Orchestra meet in MP #11
  • Choir go to designated seats in gym
  • Formal uniform required
    Reminders:
    * White anklets or knee-highs are required for K–5th ladies & flesh-toned nylons or no-shows for 6–12th ladies.
    * Hair accessories should be petite in nature & match uniform colors.

Conservatory - New Instructor and Classes!
*Beginning Guitar Classes Start Tues., May 2

The Oaks Conservatory registration is open and there are several opportunities available this spring. Sign up on the Conservatory website today! The Conservatory is excited to announce the addition of a new instructor, alumnus Mr. Samuel Jenkins (viola & violin). Check out his bio on the website! Also, in May, Mrs. Emily Sana will be teaching Beginning Guitar classes through the Conservatory.

 Beginning Guitar Classes:
Tuesday afternoons in May

Additional Private Music Lessons:
Viola & Violin

Register Here

The Gathering Place Open Every Wednesday
Dollar Donuts through May!

The Oaks Coffee Bar is open every Wednesday morning before school. Come grab a drink and a treat to enjoy with friends.

Friday Pizza Lunch – Place your May Order Now!
* All May orders must be placed by 3pm Wed., May 3.

It's time to place your May Pizza Lunch Order. All orders must be submitted by 3pm, the Wednesday prior to the 1st Friday Pizza Lunch of the month. The form will be locked after this time. Please call the office prior to the due date if you have questions or need to make modifications to your order. We will notify you on this page when each month's form is coming due. Please note that pizza purchased the day of will be $2 per slice on a first come, first serve basis after all pre-orders have been fulfilled.

* Pizza Servers Wanted!

The pizza lunch crew is looking for a few more volunteers. If you are interested in helping out on an upcoming Friday please sign up on the Pizza Volunteer Sign-up.

Upcoming Financial Aid Meetings for 2023-24 School Year
* Attendance required for '23-24 tuition assistance
RSVP to Anya Schnell

If you are interested in receiving financial aid for the 2023-24 school year, Mr. Dowers will be hosting two more informational meetings regarding The Oaks' tuition assistance program (dates & times below). Attendance at one of these meetings is required in order to apply for financial aid in the 2023-24 school year. Please RSVP to Mrs. Anya Schnell so that we can plan accordingly. These will be the only meeting times available prior to the end of the school year and your family's first tuition payment for the upcoming year.

2023-24 Financial Aid Meetings
Wednesday, May 3 [4:00–4:30pm]
Friday, May 5 [7:15–7:45am]

Coming School Year Packets
* Forms Due by Fri., May 5
* Treats for 1st class to complete their forms!

Packets for the upcoming school year were sent home with your eldest child. Please be sure to read through all the materials carefully and respond accordingly. All forms are to be reviewed, edited, and submitted by Friday, May 5. As a reward for the quick completion of forms this year, the office ladies are offering a special treat to the first class in each the Grammar and Logic & Rhetoric School who have all of their forms completed. So, don't delay!
*Please note: When viewing these forms in Jupiter you will need to be in the 2023-24 school year.

'23–'24 Coming School Year Packet

Summer Sports Camps – Registration Now Open!
*Oaks students only registration through Friday, May 12
*Registration opens to partner MCL students May 15
*Registration due June 1 – Payment due July 1

The Oaks is excited to be offering several sports camps again this summer. The offerings are listed below.

July 5–8
Basketball (8–12th grade gentlemen) – $95
July 5–7 [6–8pm]
July 8 [8–10am]

July 10–12
Volleyball (7–12th grade ladies) [1–4pm] – $95

July 10–13
Basketball (2nd–4th grade co-ed) [8–9:30am] – $75
Basketball (5–7th grade co-ed) [9:45–11:15] – $75
Flag Football (4–7th grade gentlemen) [8–9:30am] – $95

July 17–20
Soccer (2nd–6th grade co-ed) [9–11am] – $95
Soccer (9–12th grade gentlemen) [3:30–5:30pm] – $95
Soccer (7–12th grade ladies) [5:30–7:30pm] – $95

Registration is now open for Oaks students only through Friday, May 12. After this time, registration will be opened to fellow Mountain Christian League (MCL) students. Capacity is limited for each camp, so registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Once the camp's capacity has been reached, registration will close for that camp. Registrations are due by Friday, June 1. The registration fee includes a camp t-shirt when registering by the due date. Late registrations will be accepted if space allows, but will not include a t-shirt.

All summer sports camp registrations will be done through Jupiter. Any questions regarding Jupiter and registration should be directed to The Oaks Registrar, Mrs. Anya Schnell. Questions regarding the sports camps and athletics should be directed to The Oaks Athletic Director, Mr. Colin Williams

To register your current Oaks student:

  • Log in to your Jupiter parent portal
  • Switch to the 2023 Summer Activities School
  • Select Forms from the main menu (towards bottom)
  • Complete the required Activities: Pre-participation (Summer 2023) form
    • Camp registrations will not be processed until this form is completed
  • Register using the available sports camps forms

Buy your Tickets for The Sound of Music Today!
* Showing May 25–27 @ ONE* Church

This production will take place May 25–27 at ONE* Church on Sullivan & 24th (not far from The Oaks). Get your tickets now and spread the word . . . The Hills are Alive with The Sound of Music!

Purchase Tickets Today!
The Sound of Music Poster

Senior Thesis of the Year

As the recipient of this year's Senior Thesis of the Year, Alexis Mérane Hart presented her thesis to the entire secondary school (7–12th grades) this week. The recording of this presentation is now available. You will be blessed and encouraged. Congratulations Alexis on a job well done!

2023 Senior Thesis of the Year Presentation

Office Check-in Reminder

At The Oaks we love to see parents and grandparents in the classrooms. During the school day (8:30am–3pm) all exterior doors are kept locked and all visitors need to check in at the school office before entering the building. We will gladly escort you to the appropriate location.

2022-23 Yearbook Photos Wanted!
*Upload your photos from the year so far.

Calling all photographers! The yearbook committee is seeking photos for The Oaks' 2022-23 yearbook. There are several ways to submit your photos:

  • Email – send your pictures directly to the yearbook photo album at 2022-23yearbook@yogile.com
  • Upload – in your Jupiter parent portal go to Materials, select School Office, and click the link for Yearbook Photos. This will take you to a direct link where you can upload your photos.
  • Flash Drive – bring your pictures into the school office on a flash drive & we'll upload them for you.

Lots of photos are needed to make an outstanding yearbook, so your help in acquiring a large selection is greatly appreciated! 

Upcoming Dates

Summer Office Hours:
Mon.–Thurs., 9am to 1pm
Closed July 1–4

July 1–4

  • School Office Closed

July 8–11

  • Basketball Camp (2nd–4th co-ed) [12:30–2pm]
  • Basketball Camp (5–7th co-ed) [2:15–3:45pm]

July 15–18

  • Basketball Camp (8–12th ladies) [1–3pm]

July 17–19

  • Basketball Camp (8–12th gentlemen) [6–8pm]

July 20

  • Basketball Camp (8–12th gentlemen) [8–10am]

July 22–25

  • Flag Football Camp (4–7th gentlemen) [8–9:30am]

July 29–Aug. 1

  • Soccer Camp (7–12th gentlemen) [3:30–5:30pm]

Aug. 5–16

  • Grand Tour (Class of 2025)

Aug. 24

  • Fun Run

Aug. 27

  • Music on the Field

Sept. 2

  • School Office Closed (Labor Day)

Sept. 3

  • Regular Office Hours Resume [8am–4pm]
  • Teachers & Office Staff Return
  • High School Fall Sports Begin

Sept. 3–6

  • College Application Boot Camp (12th grade)
  • Yellowstone Field Trip (9th grade)

Grammar School

Parents, please be sure to read your child's class newsletter which is sent home in backpacks weekly for class specific news items.

Friday Memory Period Update

Friday afternoon Memory Period is now being held in CE #3 (upstairs from the 1st–2nd grade classrooms). Because of the smaller space, the Grammar School will be divided into two groups and attend on an every other week rotation. The schedule below denotes which grades will attend which week.

April 28 – 3rd–6th grade
May 5 – Kindergarten–2nd grade
May 12 – 3rd–6th grade
May 19 – Kindergarten–2nd grade
May 26 – 3rd–6th grade
June 2 – Kindergarten–2nd grade
June 9 – 3rd–6th grade

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

History Emphasis Days
Fridays – Apr. 28 & May 5

History Emphasis Days are an opportunity for Logic & Rhetoric students to dig a little deeper into the history they are studying in their Traditio courses by exploring different aspects such as architecture, food, and culture. These days are filled with speakers, projects, meals together, and more. 

On Friday, May 5 at 11:00am, Dr. Bruce Gore will be presenting a plenary talk about David Brainerd, who helped spark the modern missionary movement during the colonial period. Parents are welcome to attend.

*Sign up to help!

Delightful feasts are being planned for the 7–12th graders to partake in during this year's History Emphasis Days. Are you available to help set-up and/or clean up either day? Please sign up on the History Emphasis Feast: Sign-up.

*Pizza lunch adjustment

Due to lunch being provided on History Emphasis Days there will be no secondary pizza lunch Friday April 28 or May 5. As such, if an order was placed through Jupiter no charge will be added to your invoice for these two days.

Hamburger Wednesday - Wed., May 3
* During secondary lunch (6–12th grades)
Order forms due by Mon., May 1

The Oaks is excited to announce a Hamburger Wednesday lunch for 6–12th grade students on Wednesday, May 3. For only $6, students will receive a burger and two sides (choice of chips, cookies, carrots w/ranch, or an apple). Orders must be placed by Monday, May 1 through Jupiter using the "Burger Lunch Order - 05.03.23" form. The form will be locked after this time. Please call the office prior to the due date if you have questions or need to make modifications to your order. Please note that lunches purchased the day of will be $10 per person on a first come, first serve basis after all pre-orders have been fulfilled.

Spring Dance Practices
* Fridays – Apr. 28, May 5, & May 26

The Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Dance is set for Saturday, June 3 and dance practices are scheduled. Parents are welcome to attend the practices at the times listed below.

Friday, April 28
8:30–9:30am (7–9th grades)
2:00–3:00pm (10–12th grades)

Friday, May 5
8:30–9:30am (7–9th grades)
2:00–3:00pm (10–12th grades)

Friday, May 26
2:00–3:00pm (7–12th grades)

Secondary Spring Dance - Sat., June 3 [5–9pm]
*Please register via Jupiter by Thurs., May 18

The Oaks is excited to host this year's Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Dance, exemplifying truth, goodness, and beauty. All Logic & Rhetoric School students (7–12th grades), along with their parents and grandparents, are invited to an evening of dancing complemented by an array of delicious treats and beverages. The dance will be held in The Oaks' gymnasium. The cost is $15 per person. The Spring Dance Flyer contains further details.

EVENT SCHEDULE
5–6pm \ Fellowship
5:30–6:00pm \ Class Pictures
7th/8th Grades [5:30pm]
9th/10th Grades [5:40pm]
11/12th Grades [5:50pm]
6:00–9:00pm \ Dance

Pinterest Look-Book for Gentlemen's Attire Ideas
Pinterest Look-Book for Ladies' Attire Ideas
* Please refer to the Spring Dance Flyer for complete attire standards for the evening. Mrs. Kenwyn Trotter is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding appropriate attire for the evening.

Upcoming Activity Schedule Days

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule (see the posted schedules) on the following dates. Students will follow the modified schedule throughout these days with the activity being denoted in the list below.

Mon., May 8 – PM Activity Schedule
Spring Concert Rehearsal

Fri., May 26 – PM Activity Schedule
Spring Dance Practice

Thurs., June 8 – AM Activity Schedule
Senior Assembly

Fri., June 9 – AM Activity Schedule
Awards Assembly

APRIL SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION

He is the image of the invisible God, firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
- Colossians 1:15–18

MAY SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION

For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. The Lord did not set His love on you, nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because the Lord loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
- Deuteronomy 7:6–8

Grammar School

Parents, please be sure to read your child's class newsletter which is sent home in backpacks weekly for class specific news items.

Friday Memory Period Update

Friday afternoon Memory Period is now being held in CE #3 (upstairs from the 1st–2nd grade classrooms). Because of the smaller space, the Grammar School will be divided into two groups and attend on an every other week rotation. The schedule below denotes which grades will attend which week.

April 28 – 3rd–6th grade
May 5 – Kindergarten–2nd grade
May 12 – 3rd–6th grade
May 19 – Kindergarten–2nd grade
May 26 – 3rd–6th grade
June 2 – Kindergarten–2nd grade
June 9 – 3rd–6th grade

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

History Emphasis Days
Fridays – Apr. 28 & May 5

History Emphasis Days are an opportunity for Logic & Rhetoric students to dig a little deeper into the history they are studying in their Traditio courses by exploring different aspects such as architecture, food, and culture. These days are filled with speakers, projects, meals together, and more. 

On Friday, May 5 at 11:00am, Dr. Bruce Gore will be presenting a plenary talk about David Brainerd, who helped spark the modern missionary movement during the colonial period. Parents are welcome to attend.

*Sign up to help!

Delightful feasts are being planned for the 7–12th graders to partake in during this year's History Emphasis Days. Are you available to help set-up and/or clean up either day? Please sign up on the History Emphasis Feast: Sign-up.

*Pizza lunch adjustment

Due to lunch being provided on History Emphasis Days there will be no secondary pizza lunch Friday April 28 or May 5. As such, if an order was placed through Jupiter no charge will be added to your invoice for these two days.

Hamburger Wednesday - Wed., May 3
* During secondary lunch (6–12th grades)
Order forms due by Mon., May 1

The Oaks is excited to announce a Hamburger Wednesday lunch for 6–12th grade students on Wednesday, May 3. For only $6, students will receive a burger and two sides (choice of chips, cookies, carrots w/ranch, or an apple). Orders must be placed by Monday, May 1 through Jupiter using the "Burger Lunch Order - 05.03.23" form. The form will be locked after this time. Please call the office prior to the due date if you have questions or need to make modifications to your order. Please note that lunches purchased the day of will be $10 per person on a first come, first serve basis after all pre-orders have been fulfilled.

Spring Dance Practices
* Fridays – Apr. 28, May 5, & May 26

The Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Dance is set for Saturday, June 3 and dance practices are scheduled. Parents are welcome to attend the practices at the times listed below.

Friday, April 28
8:30–9:30am (7–9th grades)
2:00–3:00pm (10–12th grades)

Friday, May 5
8:30–9:30am (7–9th grades)
2:00–3:00pm (10–12th grades)

Friday, May 26
2:00–3:00pm (7–12th grades)

Secondary Spring Dance - Sat., June 3 [5–9pm]
*Please register via Jupiter by Thurs., May 18

The Oaks is excited to host this year's Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Dance, exemplifying truth, goodness, and beauty. All Logic & Rhetoric School students (7–12th grades), along with their parents and grandparents, are invited to an evening of dancing complemented by an array of delicious treats and beverages. The dance will be held in The Oaks' gymnasium. The cost is $15 per person. The Spring Dance Flyer contains further details.

EVENT SCHEDULE
5–6pm \ Fellowship
5:30–6:00pm \ Class Pictures
7th/8th Grades [5:30pm]
9th/10th Grades [5:40pm]
11/12th Grades [5:50pm]
6:00–9:00pm \ Dance

Pinterest Look-Book for Gentlemen's Attire Ideas
Pinterest Look-Book for Ladies' Attire Ideas
* Please refer to the Spring Dance Flyer for complete attire standards for the evening. Mrs. Kenwyn Trotter is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding appropriate attire for the evening.

Upcoming Activity Schedule Days

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule (see the posted schedules) on the following dates. Students will follow the modified schedule throughout these days with the activity being denoted in the list below.

Mon., May 8 – PM Activity Schedule
Spring Concert Rehearsal

Fri., May 26 – PM Activity Schedule
Spring Dance Practice

Thurs., June 8 – AM Activity Schedule
Senior Assembly

Fri., June 9 – AM Activity Schedule
Awards Assembly

Upcoming Dates

Summer Office Hours:
Mon.–Thurs., 9am to 1pm
Closed July 1–4

July 1–4

  • School Office Closed

July 8–11

  • Basketball Camp (2nd–4th co-ed) [12:30–2pm]
  • Basketball Camp (5–7th co-ed) [2:15–3:45pm]

July 15–18

  • Basketball Camp (8–12th ladies) [1–3pm]

July 17–19

  • Basketball Camp (8–12th gentlemen) [6–8pm]

July 20

  • Basketball Camp (8–12th gentlemen) [8–10am]

July 22–25

  • Flag Football Camp (4–7th gentlemen) [8–9:30am]

July 29–Aug. 1

  • Soccer Camp (7–12th gentlemen) [3:30–5:30pm]

Aug. 5–16

  • Grand Tour (Class of 2025)

Aug. 24

  • Fun Run

Aug. 27

  • Music on the Field

Sept. 2

  • School Office Closed (Labor Day)

Sept. 3

  • Regular Office Hours Resume [8am–4pm]
  • Teachers & Office Staff Return
  • High School Fall Sports Begin

Sept. 3–6

  • College Application Boot Camp (12th grade)
  • Yellowstone Field Trip (9th grade)