December 10 - 16, 2020

Current School News

Current School News

December 10 - 16, 2020

All School

"Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox;
that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home."
G.K. Chesterton

Register Now For Conservatory Classes!

Registration for 2nd semester Conservatory classes and lessons is now open. These classes and lessons make great Christmas gifts! Visit the Conservatory website to sign up today.

Canned Food Drive - Wed., Dec. 16

The Oaks' Young Republican Club is sponsoring a canned food drive to support Second Harvest and local food banks with a goal of donating 1,000 cans of food. All Oaks families are welcome and encouraged to help them reach their goal! Please bring canned or non-perishable food items to the MP foyer the morning of Wed., Dec. 16.

Lost & Found - Wed., Dec. 16

Lost & found items will be set out in the MP foyer on Wednesday. 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 in keeping our lost & found pile low.

Christmas Concert at the Fox Theater - Cancelled

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, The Oaks Annual Christmas Concert at the Fox Theater, scheduled for Tues., Dec. 15, has been cancelled. This means that Wed., Dec. 16 there will not be a late start, classes will begin at 8:30am. 

Christmas Cantabile - Fri., Dec. 18 - 2:30pm

Plan to join us for a special half-hour Christmas Cantabile in the gym on Fri., Dec. 18th at 2:30pm. Due to weather concerns we will not be able to do the Christmas lessons and carols on the soccer field. 

Christmas Break - Dec. 21 thru Jan. 4

We pray you will enjoy a time of rest and celebration over the Christmas break. *Please note, teachers return to school Mon., Jan. 4th and students return Tues., Jan. 5th.

"For there is born to you this day in the city of David,
a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."
Luke 2:11

Year End Giving

Planting Oaks of Righteousness! Help us raise up the next godly generation! -- Year End Giving

Give Today

A Christmas Carol - Jan. 8 & 9

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, The Oaks Theatre's presentation of A Christmas Carol has been postponed to January. Showtimes are Fri., Jan. 8th at 7pm and Sat. Jan. 9th at 2pm & 6pm. Tickets are on sale for $10. Tickets previously purchased for the Dec. dates will be transferred to the Jan. dates for the same showtime. Please call 208-691-4833 with any ticketing questions or to purchase tickets.

A Christmas Carol Poster

Picture Re-takes - Thurs., Jan. 14

Students who missed picture day in November or would like a re-take will have the opportunity to do so Thurs., Jan. 14. Formal uniforms are required for all students having their picture taken.

Formal Uniform Chart

Spring Musical Auditions - Jan. 26-28

All Oaks students are welcome to try out for this year's spring musical, which is scheduled for May 14-15. Auditions will be held at the school Tues. thru Thurs., Jan. 26-28. Further details will be coming soon.

First Quarter Report Cards

Report cards for the 1st quarter are available on Jupiter. To view your child's 1st quarter grades select "Report Card" from the menu. *Please note, hard copies were not sent home this year.

Proverbs for Parents

Extra 2019-20 Yearbooks Available

Did The Oaks most recent yearbook make its way into your home library? What a school year to remember! If your family did not order a copy, or would like another copy, then now is your chance. Extras are available in the school office for $45 each (tax included).

Upcoming Dates

Jan. 15 - Conservatory Recital (6:30pm - Sanctuary)
Jan. 15 - Poetry Out Loud Competition (9th-12th grades)
Jan. 18 - Open House (9-11am)
Jan. 21 - "F" Notices Posted on Jupiter
Jan. 21 - Instrumental Concert (7pm - Gym)
Jan. 26 - PSAT test administered at The Oaks
Jan. 26-28 - Spring Musical Auditions
Jan. 29 - Kindergarten Priority Registration Due
Feb. 1 - Kindergarten Open Enrollment Begins
Feb. 2-5 - Logic & Rhetoric School Finals
Feb. 5 - End of 2nd Quarter
Feb. 5 - ACH Paperwork Due
Feb. 5 - Logic & Rhetoric Schools End of Semester Celebration (1-3pm)
Feb. 8 - Spring Musical Rehearsals Begin
Feb. 8-12 - ERB Testing (3rd-10th)
Feb. 9 - 8th Grade Parent Meeting (6:30pm)
Feb. 12 - 2nd Quarter Grades Posted on Jupiter
Feb. 12 - 1st-12th Grade Priority Registration Due
Feb. 15-19 - Mid-Winter Break

Christmas Carol

Grammar School

Christmas Sock Day - Fri., Dec. 11

All grammar students and staff are welcome to wear their favorite Christmas socks.

Theatre T-shirts & Christmas Sock Day - Wed., Dec. 16

The cast and crew of A Christmas Carol will be wearing their Christmas Carol t-shirts to school on Wed., Dec. 16. To add to the festivities, it will be another Christmas Sock Day! All grammar students and staff are welcome to wear their favorite Christmas socks.

Tardy & Uniform Notices via Jupiter

The grammar school is excited to announce that following the Christmas break all tardy and uniform notices will be sent home via Jupiter. No more paper copies!

4th - 6th Grade Attention Grabbers via Jupiter

Also, after the Christmas break, the 4th thru 6th grade teachers will be sending attention grabbers home via Jupiter. Schoolwork will still come home with the student, but the attention grabber notification will now be sent home via Jupiter. This will allow parents to be made aware of a failed or missing assignment in a more timely manner and parents will no longer need to sign and return the paperwork. The kindergarten thru 3rd grade teachers will continue to send home paper attention grabbers. Questions regarding assignments may be directed to the student's teacher and questions regarding Jupiter may be directed to the school office. 

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Dress Uniform Day - Fri., Dec. 11

Secondary students will wear their formal uniform on Fri., Dec. 11.

Formal Uniform Chart

Theatre T-shirts & Christmas Sock Day - Wed., Dec. 16

The cast and crew of A Christmas Carol will be wearing their Christmas Carol t-shirts to school on Wed., Dec. 16. To add to the festivities, it will be another Christmas Sock Day! All secondary students and staff are welcome to wear their favorite Christmas socks.

Zoom Classes Open thru Dec. 18

Logic & Rhetoric school teachers (7th-12th grades) will be turning on their Zoom classes between Dec. 7th and 18th for any absent students. We still request that you call the office if your student will be absent during this time. All Zoom classes are accessible through the student's Jupiter portal.

Finding a Fit College - A Note from Mrs. Gibson

10th-12th Grade Students & Parents - If you are college-minded and have an hour, I encourage you to watch this helpful video: "Tips on Choosing a Best-Fit College and a Major." I have been in touch with both panelists, one from Messiah College and the other from Delaware County Christian School. Their information is presented in a clear and succinct manner. The only aspect of their webinar that was not emphasized is the importance of considering the "spiritual fit" of a college or university. To address that important conversation, I have attached my own document on finding a "Fit College." I would be happy to discuss any of these ideas with you; simply reach out and we can schedule a time to meet.
Mrs. Lynn Gibson, Director of College & Career Counseling

Finding a Fit College

Grammar School

Christmas Sock Day - Fri., Dec. 11

All grammar students and staff are welcome to wear their favorite Christmas socks.

Theatre T-shirts & Christmas Sock Day - Wed., Dec. 16

The cast and crew of A Christmas Carol will be wearing their Christmas Carol t-shirts to school on Wed., Dec. 16. To add to the festivities, it will be another Christmas Sock Day! All grammar students and staff are welcome to wear their favorite Christmas socks.

Tardy & Uniform Notices via Jupiter

The grammar school is excited to announce that following the Christmas break all tardy and uniform notices will be sent home via Jupiter. No more paper copies!

4th - 6th Grade Attention Grabbers via Jupiter

Also, after the Christmas break, the 4th thru 6th grade teachers will be sending attention grabbers home via Jupiter. Schoolwork will still come home with the student, but the attention grabber notification will now be sent home via Jupiter. This will allow parents to be made aware of a failed or missing assignment in a more timely manner and parents will no longer need to sign and return the paperwork. The kindergarten thru 3rd grade teachers will continue to send home paper attention grabbers. Questions regarding assignments may be directed to the student's teacher and questions regarding Jupiter may be directed to the school office. 

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Dress Uniform Day - Fri., Dec. 11

Secondary students will wear their formal uniform on Fri., Dec. 11.

Formal Uniform Chart

Theatre T-shirts & Christmas Sock Day - Wed., Dec. 16

The cast and crew of A Christmas Carol will be wearing their Christmas Carol t-shirts to school on Wed., Dec. 16. To add to the festivities, it will be another Christmas Sock Day! All secondary students and staff are welcome to wear their favorite Christmas socks.

Zoom Classes Open thru Dec. 18

Logic & Rhetoric school teachers (7th-12th grades) will be turning on their Zoom classes between Dec. 7th and 18th for any absent students. We still request that you call the office if your student will be absent during this time. All Zoom classes are accessible through the student's Jupiter portal.

Finding a Fit College - A Note from Mrs. Gibson

10th-12th Grade Students & Parents - If you are college-minded and have an hour, I encourage you to watch this helpful video: "Tips on Choosing a Best-Fit College and a Major." I have been in touch with both panelists, one from Messiah College and the other from Delaware County Christian School. Their information is presented in a clear and succinct manner. The only aspect of their webinar that was not emphasized is the importance of considering the "spiritual fit" of a college or university. To address that important conversation, I have attached my own document on finding a "Fit College." I would be happy to discuss any of these ideas with you; simply reach out and we can schedule a time to meet.
Mrs. Lynn Gibson, Director of College & Career Counseling

Finding a Fit College

Upcoming Dates

Jan. 15 - Conservatory Recital (6:30pm - Sanctuary)
Jan. 15 - Poetry Out Loud Competition (9th-12th grades)
Jan. 18 - Open House (9-11am)
Jan. 21 - "F" Notices Posted on Jupiter
Jan. 21 - Instrumental Concert (7pm - Gym)
Jan. 26 - PSAT test administered at The Oaks
Jan. 26-28 - Spring Musical Auditions
Jan. 29 - Kindergarten Priority Registration Due
Feb. 1 - Kindergarten Open Enrollment Begins
Feb. 2-5 - Logic & Rhetoric School Finals
Feb. 5 - End of 2nd Quarter
Feb. 5 - ACH Paperwork Due
Feb. 5 - Logic & Rhetoric Schools End of Semester Celebration (1-3pm)
Feb. 8 - Spring Musical Rehearsals Begin
Feb. 8-12 - ERB Testing (3rd-10th)
Feb. 9 - 8th Grade Parent Meeting (6:30pm)
Feb. 12 - 2nd Quarter Grades Posted on Jupiter
Feb. 12 - 1st-12th Grade Priority Registration Due
Feb. 15-19 - Mid-Winter Break