April 28 -May 4, 2022

Current School News

Current School News

April 28 - May 4, 2022

Parent Education Corner

"[T]he difference between the old and the new education will be an important one. Where the old initiated, the new merely 'conditions.' The old dealt with its pupils as grown birds deals with young birds--making them thus or thus the purposes of which the birds know nothing. In a word, the old was a kind of propagation--men transmitting manhood to men; the new is merely propaganda."
- The Abolition of Man

All School

Third Quarter Report Cards Posted on Jupiter

The 3rd quarter report cards are now posted on Jupiter. To view your child's report card, log into your Jupiter parent portal and select Report Card from the menu. Please contact Oaks Registrar, Anya Schnell, with any Jupiter questions.

Proverbs for Parents

May Pizza Orders
* Due Wed., May 4 at 3pm

The Friday Hot Lunch Pizza order form for the month of May is available through your Jupiter Parent Portal. Please complete this form no later than 3pm on Wednesday, May 4 for all orders you would like to place in the month of May. After this time the form will be closed for the month.

Final Tuition Assistance Meeting - Wed., May 4 [7:15am]
* Attendance required for '22-23 financial aid
* RSVP to Anya Schnell

If you are interested in receiving financial aid for the 2022-23 school year, Mr. Dowers is hosting one final informational meeting regarding The Oaks' tuition assistance program. Attendance at one of these meetings is required in order to apply for financial aid in the 2022-23 school year. Please RSVP to Mrs. Anya Schnell, so that we can plan accordingly. This will be the last meeting available prior to the end of the school year and your family's 1st tuition payment for the upcoming year.

Lost & Found - Thurs., May 5

Lost & found items will be set out in the MP foyer on Thursday. Please stop by to see if anything belongs to your family. All unclaimed items, except uniforms, will be donated at the end of the day. Thank you to all who come by the office to find missing belongings prior to them being placed out. We appreciate your help keeping the lost & found pile low.

Oliver! Spring Musical - Fri./Sat. May 6/7 & 13/14
*Purchase Tickets Today!

Tickets for The Oaks' Spring Musical, Oliver! are now on sale for $15 each or $50 for a family pass (immediate family only please) and may be purchased through the Oliver! Tickets Link.
Oliver! Poster

Family Zoom Meeting - Mon., May 9 [7pm]

Plan to join The Oaks' Head of School, Charlie Dowers, for a family zoom meeting Monday, May 9th at 7pm as he discusses staffing for next year, the status of the Campus Vision Project, and several other items. The zoom link and an agenda will be sent to school families via Jupiter prior to the meeting.

Grandparents' Day - Fri., May 13
*RSVP to school office

The Oaks is excited to host our first Grandparents' Day since 2019. A morning full of special events are being planned for our Oaks grandparents on Friday, May 13. Mark your calendar, invite your child's grandparents, and RSVP to the school office. Please let the office know the names of the grandparents attending that morning by calling, emailing, or stopping by the school office. *Please note--Students will wear formal uniform on Friday this week, rather than Monday.

8:00–9:00 am
GRANDPARENT/GRANDCHILD PHOTOS
Have your children come to school with their grandparents and participate in this special photo opportunity just outside the sanctuary. Afterward students may go to class and grandparents are invited to the sanctuary for breakfast.
COMPLIMENTARY BUFFET BREAKFAST
All grandparents are invited to breakfast in the sanctuary. Please be sure to RSVP to the school office so that we can plan accordingly. Due to limited seating, we are asking that only grandparents attend the breakfast.

9:00–10:00 am
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE OAKS
Grandparents will be treated to a special presentation. Learn what it means to be a classical Christian school and how The Oaks is distinct and different in our approach to education through student presentations.

10:00–11:30 am
OPEN HOUSE
Following the presentation, grandparents are invited to visit their grandchild's class as well as any other classes they would like to see.

Spring Concerts
* Thurs., May 19 (K–2nd & 9–12th) [7pm] * Thurs., May 26 (3–8th) [7pm]

Oaks students are working to prepare music for your enjoyment. This year's Spring Concerts will be held in The Oaks gymnasium at 7pm. The kindergarten through 2nd grade will perform alongside the 9th through 12th grade on Thursday May 19. Then the 3rd through 8th grade will perform on Thursday, May 26. Mark your calendars, invite friends and family, and get ready for two wonderful concerts. 

2022 Music On The Field - Thurs., July 7 [6pm]

The Oaks is excited to welcome you and your family to join us for an evening of fellowship and music this summer at The Oaks' 2nd Annual Music on the Field. Bring a picnic dinner, drinks, lawn chairs, and blankets and come enjoy the beautiful weather, music, dancing and friends. We look forward to seeing you there!
2022 Music on the Field Flyer

Conservatory Summer Lessons & Classes

The Oaks Conservatory has lessons and classes to offer this summer! See the flyer for more details. Registration is available through the Conservatory Website.
Conservatory Summer Program Flyer

Upcoming Dates

June 24 - Report Cards Posted

July 4 - School Office Closed

July 5 - Summer Office Hours Begin [M–Th; 9am–3pm]

July 7 - Music on the Field

July 18–Aug. 5 - School Office Closed

Aug. 8 - School Office Re-opens

Click on picture above to purchase tickets

2022 Music On The Field

Grammar School

After School Activities Reminder

Springtime brings an increase in after school activities and events. Please remember that students are to be in the care of parents or teachers/coaches after school. To keep our campus safe and orderly, teachers are to hand-off students to parents or send students directly to their assigned activities. Students should not be on campus after 3:15pm without approved adult supervision. Thank you for helping us to keep all our students safe.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

May Scripture Memorization

Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord! And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. So the people answered and said: "Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods; for the Lord our God is He who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, who did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way that we want and among all the people through whom we passed. And the Lord drove out from before us all the people, including the Amorites who dwell in the land. We also will serve the Lord, for He is our God." But Joshua said to the people, "You cannot serve the Lord, for He is a holy God. He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you, after He has done you good." And the people said to Joshua, "No, but we will serve the Lord!" So Joshua said to the people, "You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the Lord for yourselves, to serve Him." And they said, "We are witnesses!"

Joshua 24:14–22

Spring Ball Dance Practices - PM Activity Schedule
* Tuesdays –  May 3, May 17

The Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball date is set for Saturday, May 21 from 5–9pm! Dance practices will be held on Tuesdays from 2–3pm until the dance. Parents are welcome to attend these practices. The Logic & Rhetoric School will be following a PM Activity schedule with dance practices being held during the activity time at the end of the day: May 3, May 17

Yellowstone Meeting - Thur., Apr. 28 [7pm]

All 8th and 10th grade parents are asked to attend a meeting with Oaks science teachers, Mr. Matt Dykstra and Mr. Joel Dowers, regarding the upcoming Yellowstone trip. This trip will be taking place in September, but there are details and plans that must be communicated at this time. So, please make every effort to attend this meeting.

Athletic Banquet - Tues., May 10 [6–9pm]

All high school (9–12th) athletes, along with their parents, are invited to attend The Oaks 2nd Annual Athletic Banquet on Tuesday, May 10 from 6:00 to 9:00pm in the gymnasium. Attire will be business casual for parents and formal uniform for athletes. The evening will include a delicious meal, presentations of team accomplishments and athletic standouts, recognition of parents, coaches, and volunteers, and much more. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for further details.

Secondary Spring Ball - Sat., May 21 [5–9pm] *RSVP via Jupiter by Fri., May 6

The Oaks is excited to host this year's Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball, 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 ball will be held in The Oaks' gymnasium Saturday, May 21 from 5:00–9:00pm. The cost is $15 per person. The Spring Ball Flyer contains further details (a hard copy was sent home with your child) which include a schedule and attire specifics for the evening.
Pinterest Look-Book for Gentlemen's Attire Ideas

Pinterest Look-Book for Ladies' Attire Ideas
* Please refer to the Spring Ball 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.

Grammar School

After School Activities Reminder

Springtime brings an increase in after school activities and events. Please remember that students are to be in the care of parents or teachers/coaches after school. To keep our campus safe and orderly, teachers are to hand-off students to parents or send students directly to their assigned activities. Students should not be on campus after 3:15pm without approved adult supervision. Thank you for helping us to keep all our students safe.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

May Scripture Memorization

Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord! And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. So the people answered and said: "Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods; for the Lord our God is He who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, who did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way that we want and among all the people through whom we passed. And the Lord drove out from before us all the people, including the Amorites who dwell in the land. We also will serve the Lord, for He is our God." But Joshua said to the people, "You cannot serve the Lord, for He is a holy God. He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you, after He has done you good." And the people said to Joshua, "No, but we will serve the Lord!" So Joshua said to the people, "You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the Lord for yourselves, to serve Him." And they said, "We are witnesses!"

Joshua 24:14–22

Spring Ball Dance Practices - PM Activity Schedule
* Tuesdays –  May 3, May 17

The Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball date is set for Saturday, May 21 from 5–9pm! Dance practices will be held on Tuesdays from 2–3pm until the dance. Parents are welcome to attend these practices. The Logic & Rhetoric School will be following a PM Activity schedule with dance practices being held during the activity time at the end of the day: May 3, May 17

Yellowstone Meeting - Thur., Apr. 28 [7pm]

All 8th and 10th grade parents are asked to attend a meeting with Oaks science teachers, Mr. Matt Dykstra and Mr. Joel Dowers, regarding the upcoming Yellowstone trip. This trip will be taking place in September, but there are details and plans that must be communicated at this time. So, please make every effort to attend this meeting.

Athletic Banquet - Tues., May 10 [6–9pm]

All high school (9–12th) athletes, along with their parents, are invited to attend The Oaks 2nd Annual Athletic Banquet on Tuesday, May 10 from 6:00 to 9:00pm in the gymnasium. Attire will be business casual for parents and formal uniform for athletes. The evening will include a delicious meal, presentations of team accomplishments and athletic standouts, recognition of parents, coaches, and volunteers, and much more. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for further details.

Secondary Spring Ball - Sat., May 21 [5–9pm] *RSVP via Jupiter by Fri., May 6

The Oaks is excited to host this year's Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball, 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 ball will be held in The Oaks' gymnasium Saturday, May 21 from 5:00–9:00pm. The cost is $15 per person. The Spring Ball Flyer contains further details (a hard copy was sent home with your child) which include a schedule and attire specifics for the evening.
Pinterest Look-Book for Gentlemen's Attire Ideas

Pinterest Look-Book for Ladies' Attire Ideas
* Please refer to the Spring Ball 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 Dates

June 24 - Report Cards Posted

July 4 - School Office Closed

July 5 - Summer Office Hours Begin [M–Th; 9am–3pm]

July 7 - Music on the Field

July 18–Aug. 5 - School Office Closed

Aug. 8 - School Office Re-opens