August 2022

Current School News

Current School News

August 2022

Parent Education Corner

"There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read." - Gilbert K. Chesterton

Traditio for Parents - canceled

Due to limited response, the parent Traditio courses this summer have been canceled. If you had signed up & been charged for one of these classes this fee has now been removed from your Jupiter invoice. We look forward to offering these courses again in the future.

All School

Second Semester Honor Roll

Congratulations to those Oaks students who made the Honor Roll for the 2nd Semester of the 2021-22 school year!
Honor Roll - 2nd Semester

Summer Office Hours - July & August

Monday – Thursday (closed Fridays)
9am to 3pm
Closed July 18 – August 4

Lands' End - Back to School Savings!

July 19–August 24 – 20% off school uniform styles
Lands' End website – School Number: 900069105
Code: BREEZE – Pin: 7193
Sale Flyer

Embroidery Opportunity - Drop off items Aug. 10–18

Families with uniform items (sweater vests or cardigans) needing The Oaks logo embroidered on them for the fall may bring these items into the school office August 10–18, during summer office hours. When items are available for pick-up (after the Labor Day holiday) you will be notified and the cost of $5.45 (tax included) per item will be applied to your Jupiter account to be paid online or in the office. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Laurie Gardner in the office. * Note, only 2022-23 school uniform items will be embroidered.

Please take the time this summer to thoroughly read through the 2022-23 Uniform Policy to refresh your memory and be made aware of any changes for the upcoming school year. Please note that Lands' End is our primary school uniform provider, with the only exception of the vests & cardigans being purchased through Spokane Uniform House/Dennis Uniforms. Please check your closets and discard any outdated uniform pieces.

2022-23 Formal Fridays

For the 2022-23 school year Fridays will be our weekly formal uniform day. Grammar school P.E. classes will take place Monday through Thursday during the school year, opening up Friday as a better option for students to wear their formal clothing.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Latin Tutoring Available this Summer!

The Oaks Latin department is available for summer tutoring. Mr. Eric Indgjerd, Mr. Ross Tasche, and Miss Katherine Close (Oaks Alum) are offering Latin tutoring, by appointment. Please see the 2022 Summer Latin Tutoring Flyer for further details.

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. *Note, violin lessons will resume in the fall.
Conservatory Summer Program Flyer

Latin Boot Camp - Aug. 29–31
*Registration now open for all new 4–10th grade Oaks students & parents

The Oaks will be hosting a Latin Boot Camp for all new Oaks students and their parents (4–10th grades) from 9am to 1pm August 29th through 31st. Mark your calendars and register under Forms in your Jupiter parent portal no later than Wednesday, August 24th.
Latin Boot Camp Letter

COMING THIS FALL...

2022-23 Faculty & Staff

The 2022-23 faculty and staff is close to complete, with just a few support positions remaining open. These positions will be filled by the end of the month. God is kind! See the 2022-23 Faculty & Staff Listing to see all our new and returning faculty and staff for the upcoming school year.

We are excited to welcome Mrs. Lorraine Bursese, Mrs. Holly Thomas, Mr. John Stevens, Mr. Mark LaVoie, Mrs. Claire Singer, and Mrs. Shelley Moss to this year's staff. Mrs. Bursese will be teaching 7th & 8th grade English; Mrs Thomas will be teaching 11th grade Traditio & Logic II; and Mr. Stevens will be teaching Grammar School P.E. as well as a 1st semester 11th grade Life Fitness course. We are excited to welcome each of them to the teaching faculty. Administratively, Mr. Mark LaVoie has begun as The Oaks Business Officer, Mrs. Claire Singer will officially be one of our office secretaries, and Mrs. Shelley Moss is assisting with Development. We are so thankful to our Lord for bringing us each of these new staff members and are looking forward to the year ahead with these added team members.

Position updates for current staff members:

Mr. Kenneth Trotter will be the Dean of the Grammar School and the Logic & Rhetoric School for the upcoming year; Mrs. Amy Kim will be The Oaks Music Director and the Logic & Rhetoric School Admin. Assistant; Mr. Colin Williams will be Athletic Director & Facilities Director (moving out of the classroom); Mrs. Abigail Jones, Miss Kimberli Mewes, and Mr. Kevin Kimball will each be Grammar School Lead Teachers (assisting the Grammar School Dean & continuing teaching their previous classes); Mrs. Laurie Gardner will be Admissions & Conservatory Secretary (moving out of the front office); Miss Emily Woodroof & Mr. Eric Indgjerd will be teaching Grammar School Latin (each continuing to teach in the Logic & Rhetoric School as well).

2022-23 Supply & Literature Lists Now Available!

The 2022-23 supply & literature lists are now available on the Supply List page. Logic & Rhetoric students & their parents (7–12th grade) were sent a summer letter from their upcoming Traditio/Literature teacher. Please reference this letter when completing your summer reading (a complete list is included in the Logic & Rhetoric School section below).

Fall Sports Registration Now Open!

If your child is planning to participate in fall sports (cross country, soccer, or volleyball) you can get a jump start on the school year by registering today. Log in to your Jupiter parent portal and select the specific sport's registration form that your child will be participating in under Forms. Registrations are due by Friday, August 26, with payment due by Friday, September 9.

2022-23 School Calendar

The 2022-23 school calendar is now available through The Oaks' Google calendar. Events are updated throughout the school year, so subscribing to the Google calendar is recommended. A printable pdf with significant dates is also available and will be posted on the calendar page for the entire school year.
2022-23 School Calendar - Significant Dates

2022-23 School Hours

School hours for the 2022-23 school year 8:30am through 3:00pm, with school beginning at 8:15am on Mondays and concluding at 3:15pm on Fridays. AM kindergarten class hours are 8:30–11:15am (beginning at 8:15am on Mondays) and PM kindergarten class hours are 12:15–3:00pm (concluding at 3:15pm on Fridays). Parents are always welcomed & encouraged to attend Cantabile on Mondays (8:15–8:30am) and Fridays (3:15–3:30pm).

Students may be dropped off in the mornings beginning at 8:00am (7:45am on Mondays) and should be picked up no later than 3:15pm (3:30pm on Fridays). Any students on campus outside of these hours must be supervised by their parent or parent designee.

Upcoming Dates

July 18–Aug. 4

  • School Office Closed

Aug. 8

  • School Office Re-opens
  • Summer Office Hours Resume [M–Th; 9am–3pm]

Sept. 6

  • Teachers & Office Staff Report to School
  • Regular Office Hours Resume [M–F; 7:45am–4pm]

Sept. 6–9

  • College Application Boot Camp (12th Grade)
  • Yellowstone Field Trip (9th & 11th Grades)

Sept. 12

  • All Staff Meeting & Lunch (Full & Part-time)

Sept. 15

  • New Family Supply Drop-off [3–4pm]
  • New Family Orientation [4–5:30pm]
  • Current Family Supply Drop-off [4–5:30pm]
  • All School - Music on the Field & Dinner [5:30pm]
  • Logic & Rhetoric School Open House [7–8pm]

Sept. 19  - 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL

  • Cantabile [8:15am]
  • Logic & Rhetoric School Student Orientation

Sept. 20

  • Conservatory Fall Classes Begin

Sept. 20–21

  • Fall Play Auditions

Sept. 20–23

  • Mt. St. Helens Field Trip (7th Grade)

Sept. 26

  • All School Assembly/Convocation
  • Fall Play Rehearsals Begin
  • Fall Play Parent Meeting

Click on picture above to view the complete calendar

Grammar School

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS

Summer sports camp registrations are available through the Jupiter parent portal under Forms. Please contact The Oaks Athletics Director, Colin Williams for further information.

August 8–11

  • Basketball [$30]
    K–6th Ladies & Gentlemen – 8:30–10am

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

2022 Summer Reading

We hope you are enjoying the extra time for reading & reflection this summer. Below are this year's summer reading selections. All students should complete this reading assignment prior to the 1st day of school. Parents are always encouraged to read alongside your child as well. These books are included in the 2022-23 literature lists available on the Supply List page. Please reference the letter from your Traditio/Literature teacher that was sent earlier this summer for further details.

  • 7th Grade – The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
  • 8th Grade – The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 9th Grade – Francis Asbury, John Newton, John Wesley, or Count Zinxendorf by Janet & Geoff Benge (select at least two)
  • 10th Grade – Bulfinch's Greek & Roman Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
  • 11th Grade – Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
  • 12th Grade - The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS

Summer sports camp registrations are available through the Jupiter parent portal under Forms. Please contact The Oaks Athletics Director, Colin Williams for further information.

August 2–4

  • Soccer [$30]
    7–12th Gentlemen – 9–11am

August 9–11

  • Basketball [$60]
    7–12th Ladies – 11am–2pm

COMING THIS FALL...

2022-23 Class Schedules

The Logic & Rhetoric School's class schedules are now available on the Calendar & Schedules page. Individual class schedules will be available through Jupiter the beginning of September.

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play - Dessert Theatre - Dec. 2–3, 2022

The Oaks Theatre is excited to announce the fall production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play - Dessert Theatre - December 2–3, 2022. Based on the classic holiday movie the story is staged as a live 1940's radio broadcast. Actors portray numerous characters, and the actors produce the sound effects with Foley props. It's a Wonderful Life is about the life of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast & tired to continue living. It will take help from a lovable "angel" to show George what life would be like if he had never been born, and to help him gain a change of heart and understand the true spirit of Christmas. Auditions are open to grades 7–12. Those interested in auditioning may come by the theatre board (in the MP foyer) to sign up and print an audition packet.

Audition Dates & Times (MP 11):
7th Grade only - Thurs., Sept. 15 (week before school begins) [4–5pm] 8–12th Grades - Tues. & Wed., Sept. 20 & 21 [3:15–5:15pm] Call backs (if needed) - Thurs. Sept. 22 [3:15pm]

MONTHLY SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION

Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You. Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
- Psalm 63:3–4

Grammar School

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS

Summer sports camp registrations are available through the Jupiter parent portal under Forms. Please contact The Oaks Athletics Director, Colin Williams for further information.

August 8–11

  • Basketball [$30]
    K–6th Ladies & Gentlemen – 8:30–10am

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

2022 Summer Reading

We hope you are enjoying the extra time for reading & reflection this summer. Below are this year's summer reading selections. All students should complete this reading assignment prior to the 1st day of school. Parents are always encouraged to read alongside your child as well. These books are included in the 2022-23 literature lists available on the Supply List page. Please reference the letter from your Traditio/Literature teacher that was sent earlier this summer for further details.

  • 7th Grade – The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
  • 8th Grade – The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 9th Grade – Francis Asbury, John Newton, John Wesley, or Count Zinxendorf by Janet & Geoff Benge (select at least two)
  • 10th Grade – Bulfinch's Greek & Roman Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
  • 11th Grade – Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
  • 12th Grade - The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS

Summer sports camp registrations are available through the Jupiter parent portal under Forms. Please contact The Oaks Athletics Director, Colin Williams for further information.

August 2–4

  • Soccer [$30]
    7–12th Gentlemen – 9–11am

August 9–11

  • Basketball [$60]
    7–12th Ladies – 11am–2pm

COMING THIS FALL...

2022-23 Class Schedules

The Logic & Rhetoric School's class schedules are now available on the Calendar & Schedules page. Individual class schedules will be available through Jupiter the beginning of September.

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play - Dessert Theatre - Dec. 2–3, 2022

The Oaks Theatre is excited to announce the fall production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play - Dessert Theatre - December 2–3, 2022. Based on the classic holiday movie the story is staged as a live 1940's radio broadcast. Actors portray numerous characters, and the actors produce the sound effects with Foley props. It's a Wonderful Life is about the life of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast & tired to continue living. It will take help from a lovable "angel" to show George what life would be like if he had never been born, and to help him gain a change of heart and understand the true spirit of Christmas. Auditions are open to grades 7–12. Those interested in auditioning may come by the theatre board (in the MP foyer) to sign up and print an audition packet.

Audition Dates & Times (MP 11):
7th Grade only - Thurs., Sept. 15 (week before school begins) [4–5pm] 8–12th Grades - Tues. & Wed., Sept. 20 & 21 [3:15–5:15pm] Call backs (if needed) - Thurs. Sept. 22 [3:15pm]

Upcoming Dates

July 18–Aug. 4

  • School Office Closed

Aug. 8

  • School Office Re-opens
  • Summer Office Hours Resume [M–Th; 9am–3pm]

Sept. 6

  • Teachers & Office Staff Report to School
  • Regular Office Hours Resume [M–F; 7:45am–4pm]

Sept. 6–9

  • College Application Boot Camp (12th Grade)
  • Yellowstone Field Trip (9th & 11th Grades)

Sept. 12

  • All Staff Meeting & Lunch (Full & Part-time)

Sept. 15

  • New Family Supply Drop-off [3–4pm]
  • New Family Orientation [4–5:30pm]
  • Current Family Supply Drop-off [4–5:30pm]
  • All School - Music on the Field & Dinner [5:30pm]
  • Logic & Rhetoric School Open House [7–8pm]

Sept. 19  - 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL

  • Cantabile [8:15am]
  • Logic & Rhetoric School Student Orientation

Sept. 20

  • Conservatory Fall Classes Begin

Sept. 20–21

  • Fall Play Auditions

Sept. 20–23

  • Mt. St. Helens Field Trip (7th Grade)

Sept. 26

  • All School Assembly/Convocation
  • Fall Play Rehearsals Begin
  • Fall Play Parent Meeting