December 16, 2021 - Jan 5, 2022

Current School News

Current School News

December 16, 2021 - January 5, 2022

Parent Education Corner

"Christian classical education, therefore, is not merely a commitment to learning Greek and Latin. It is not merely a set of curricula. Nor is it simply a worldview or a select paradigm. Christian learning must be founded on deeper principles, on the kind of [sacred] leisure that leads to freedom, love, and worship."
- Devin O'Donnell, The Age of Martha

Check out the latest Monday Meal through The Oaks app this week!

All School

School Pictures Being Sent Home - Fri., Dec. 17

This year's school pictures were delivered and will be sent home with your child on Friday, December 17, just in time for Christmas! Be sure to check your child's backpack so they don't sit there over the break.

Christmas Cantabile – Fri., Dec. 17 [2–3pm]

Parents are welcome to join in the fun for a special Christmas Cantabile on Friday, December 17 from 2:00 to 3:00pm. There will be singing, readings, trivia, and more! Students will be released at 3pm on Friday. 

Fri., Dec. 17 Prayer Walk Canceled

The prayer walk on Friday, December 17 will be canceled so that parents may attend the Christmas Cantabile.

Family Night & Christmas Caroling – Fri., Dec. 17
The Oaks vs Pullman Christian School

All Oaks families are invited to come cheer on our Oaks basketball teams, enjoy a free pizza dinner, and join in some Christmas caroling for a special Oaks Family Night on Friday, December 17.

FREE PIZZA DINNER (4:30–6:30pm)
For this special Christmas time Family Night, The Oaks is excited to be able to offer a complimentary pizza dinner to all who previously RSVP'd to the school office by Wednesday, December 15. 

CHRISTMAS CAROLING (approx. 6:30–7:00pm, depending on actual game times)
Come sing Christmas carols around the tree while enjoying some homemade goodies and warm drinks. Music will be led by our choir director, Mr. Kent Young.  

Wear your Oaks gear and get ready to cheer! Let's fill the gym with Oaks fans and root on our teams. GO OAKS!!!

Friday, December 17 - The Oaks vs PCS
4:00pm–JV Boys Basketball
5:30pm–Varsity Girls Basketball
7:20pm – Varsity Boys Basketball

Oaks Basketball Over Christmas Break!
Mon., Dec. 20 & Wed., Dec. 29

Looking for something fun to do with the whole family over Christmas Break? How 'bout coming back to school to cheer on our Oaks basketball teams?! Games will be played on Monday, December 20th beginning with JV gentlemen playing at 3pm, and then varsity ladies playing at 4:30pm, and varsity gentlemen playing at 7:30pm. An additional set of games will be played beginning at 9am on Wednesday, the 29th of December, wrapping up around 2:30pm.

Christmas Gift Idea – Conservatory Classes or Lessons!

Looking for a great Christmas gift idea? The Oaks Conservatory may have just what you are looking for!
The Oaks Conservatory Christmas Flyer
Register Here

Year End Giving

The Oaks is seeking to raise $125K for 2021's year-end giving campaign. Please prayerfully consider how you can contribute to this goal.
The Oaks Year End Giving Flyer

Christmas Break -  Dec. 20–Jan. 3

"For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

May your family have a blessed Christmas break!

Kindergarten Enrollment for Current Families Begins -  Jan. 4

New student priority registration for current school families opens Tuesday, January 4. To enroll your kindergartner for the 2022-23 school year please complete the Current Family New Student Application, available under Forms in Jupiter beginning in January. Further information regarding 2022-23 enrollment for current families will be sent to all families the beginning of January.

Back to School in the New Year - Tues., Jan. 4 - Cantabile at 8:15am

Students will be back on campus, Tuesday, January 4 with school starting at 8:15am with Cantabile. Formal uniforms are not required this day.

Mid-Term Grades Available on Jupiter - Wed., Jan. 5

Second quarter mid-term grades will be available on Jupiter Wednesday, January 5. Please check your child's grades at this time. 

Friday Pizza Hot Lunch Begins Again in the New Year!
**Orders must be placed by Wed., Jan. 5**

After almost two years, the pizza crew is excited to provide hot lunch on Fridays once again! There have been changes made to the ordering process, so please be sure to read the details carefully. Orders will be made via Jupiter and may be paid with cash or check in the school office or with a credit card through Jupiter. You may order a month at a time or a week at a time. Follow the steps below to place your order

  1. Go to Forms in Jupiter and select either Pizza Lunch Order - MONTHLY - January (to order for the entire month) OR Pizza Lunch Order - WEEKLY - Jan 07 (to order for the week).
  2. Select the number of slices you would like to order and/or sides.
  3. Hit Submit
  4. Go to the top of your screen, select your next child, and repeat the process. You will need to submit an order for each child individually.
  5. The office will enter the fee on your Jupiter invoice on Thursday morning. You may pay with cash or check in the school office or with a card through Jupiter.
  6. Hot lunch helpers will then check off orders as students pick up their lunch on Friday. 

Additional Notes:

  • All orders must be submitted by 3pm on Wednesday prior. The forms will be locked after this time.
  • Fees are non-refundable & non-transferable once the due date has passed.

Volunteers are always appreciated. If you would like to serve on the pizza hot lunch crew please sign up on the 2021-22 Volunteer Sign-ups, available in Jupiter under Materials and School Office.

Spring Musical Auditions - Jan. 12–14

The Oaks' Spring Musical is scheduled for May 6–7 & 13–14.

Auditions will be held after school January 12–14. Students in grades 3–12 may audition. Sign up on the theatre board in the MP building and then pick up an audition packet from Mrs. Woodroof's office. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Parent Academy: Family Movie Night - Sat., Jan. 15 [6–8:30pm]

This year The Oaks has invested in several new efforts to support families and parents in this partnership. One way in which this is being done is by providing parents with resources through The OaksCCA app. Another is increasing opportunities to gather in person for Parent Academy events, as well as more occasions for fellowship and learning together.  Therefore, we are excited to announce that the first of these is set for Saturday, January 15. Join us for this time of fellowship and edification as we consider how to raise children amidst the ever rising flood of digital media. The question for us to contemplate is, "Are we thinking rightly about social media?" We will be watching The Social Dilemma (2020), to be followed by a discussion afterwards. The evening begins at 6pm and concludes around 8:30pm. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Students are also welcome to attend with their parents. Stay tuned for further updates, and we look forward to seeing you there!

2022 Talent Show Information
*Sign-ups: Jan. 24–28 (during music classes)
*Try-outs: Feb. 14–18 (during music/choir class times)

The Oaks 2022 Talent Show is coming this spring (date TBD)! Students who are interested in participating should start planning and preparing their pieces now. Try-outs will be held during class music times the week of February 14, with sign-ups available the week of Jan. 24. Please read the Talent Show Information Letter for all the details.

Snow Closures Announced via Text Message
**Opt in on Jupiter**

Beginning this year, The Oaks will be announcing any snow closures via Jupiter text messaging. To make sure you receive these messages you will need to opt in on Jupiter. To do so:

  1. Log into your parent portal on Jupiter.
  2. Select Settings from the menu.
  3. Check the appropriate boxes under Text Msg for the types of texts you'd like to receive (you will need to select Emergency alerts and Messages to insure you receive snow closure announcements).
  4. Each parent will need to log into their own account to complete this process.

Parking Lot Etiquette Reminders (for all drivers)

As we enter the new year, we wanted to remind all drivers to please carefully review the attached parking lot etiquette and map. We ask that you share this information with anyone who will be driving to and from school.
Parking Lot Etiquette and Map

UPCOMING BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

Add the upcoming games to your calendar and plan to come out to cheer on your Oaks teams! When attending athletic events please consider how we can be good hosts and follow the guidelines set forth in the letter below.
Athletics Director Letter

Friday, December 17
The Oaks vs PCS (Home Game) - FAMILY NIGHT & CAROLING!
4:00–JV Boys
5:30–Varsity Girls
6:30-7:00–Christmas Caroling
7:20–Varsity Boys

Monday, December 20
The Oaks vs Covenant (Home Game)
3:00–JV Boys
The Oaks vs CHS (Home Game)
4:30–Varsity Girls
The Oaks vs Kingdom Christian (Home Game)
6:00–JV Boys
7:30–Varsity Boys

Wednesday, December 29
The Oaks vs Flathead Valley (Home Game)
10:00AM–JV Boys
11:30AM–Varsity Girls
1:00PM–Varsity Boys

Tuesday, January 4
The Oaks vs SCCS (Home Game)
4:00–JV Boys
5:30–Varsity Girls
7:00–Varsity Boys

Friday, January 7
The Oaks vs CCS (Away Game)
4:00–JV Boys
5:30–Varsity Girls
7:00–Varsity Boys

Monday, January 10
The Oaks vs CCA (Home Game)
5:30–JV Boys
7:00–Varsity Girls

Tuesday, January 11
The Oaks vs Logos Online (Home Game)
4:00–JV Boys
The Oaks vs House of the Lord (Home Game)
5:30–Varsity Girls
The Oaks vs ICA (Home Game)
7:00–Varsity Boys

Upcoming Dates

Nov. 18

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th)
  • End of 1st Quarter
  • Picture Day

Nov. 21–25

  • Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Dec. 1

  • 1st Quarter Report Cards Posted

Dec. 2–3

  • It's A Wonderful Life Dessert Theatre
    Friday @ 7pm; Saturday @ 2pm & 6pm

Dec. 5

  • AM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 9

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 10

  • Oaks Staff Christmas Party

Dec. 13

  • Christmas Concert Rehearsal @ The Fox Theater
  • Christmas Concert @ The Fox Theater [7pm]

Dec. 14

  • Late Start [9:30am]

Dec. 15

  • Winter Ball Gown Closet

Dec. 16

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th Grades)
  • Christmas Cantabile [2:45–3:15pm}
  • Family Night

Dec. 19 – Jan. 2

  • Christmas Break (No School)

Jan. 2

  • Teachers & Office Staff Return to School
  • Kindergarten Priority Enrollment Begins

Jan. 3

  • Classes Resume

Jan. 6

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th Grades)
  • Family Night
Year End Giving
Conservatory Christmas Flyer
Coffee Bar

Grammar School

No News at This Time

The Grammar School has no news at this time

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

December Scripture Memorization

And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger."

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"

Luke 2:1–14

Activity Schedule for Christmas Cantabile - Fri., Dec. 17

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule on Friday, December 17, concluding the day with a special Christmas Cantabile from 2 to 3pm. Parents are welcome to join in on the festivities!

Activity Schedule for Christmas Concert Rehearsals
Thur., Jan. 6, Thur., Jan. 13, & Mon., Jan. 17

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule on Thursday, January 6, Thursday, January 13, and Monday, January 17 to incorporate in additional Christmas concert rehearsals from 2 to 3pm each of these days.

Poetry Out Loud - Tues., Jan. 11 [2–3pm]

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule on Tuesday, January 11 so that all can enjoy this year's Poetry Out Loud School Competition at 2pm in the sanctuary. Mr. Ben Palpant will also be speaking. Parents are welcome to come and enjoy the presentations.

Christmas Choir & Instrumental Concert - Tues., Jan. 18 at 7pm

The Logic & Rhetoric School Choir & Instrumental Concert will be held on Tuesday, January 18 in the gym, beginning at 7pm. We hope to see you there!

Juniors & Seniors: Scholarship Season Begins in Jan.

For students planning on applying for scholarships toward college, this excellent link from CollegeData is a great place to start: 7 Ways to Approach (and Win) Scholarships with Scholarship Finder

Seniors: WSPE Engineering Scholarship now Accepting Applications

The Washington Society of Professional Engineers is pleased to announce the availability of applications for the Carl M. Hansen Foundation Engineering Scholarship. The application is due February 7, 2022. For questions, please contact Leonard Byrne at (509)928-8561.
2022 Carl Hansen Engineering Scholarship Application

Grammar School

No News at This Time

The Grammar School has no news at this time

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

December Scripture Memorization

And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger."

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"

Luke 2:1–14

Activity Schedule for Christmas Cantabile - Fri., Dec. 17

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule on Friday, December 17, concluding the day with a special Christmas Cantabile from 2 to 3pm. Parents are welcome to join in on the festivities!

Activity Schedule for Christmas Concert Rehearsals
Thur., Jan. 6, Thur., Jan. 13, & Mon., Jan. 17

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule on Thursday, January 6, Thursday, January 13, and Monday, January 17 to incorporate in additional Christmas concert rehearsals from 2 to 3pm each of these days.

Poetry Out Loud - Tues., Jan. 11 [2–3pm]

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule on Tuesday, January 11 so that all can enjoy this year's Poetry Out Loud School Competition at 2pm in the sanctuary. Mr. Ben Palpant will also be speaking. Parents are welcome to come and enjoy the presentations.

Christmas Choir & Instrumental Concert - Tues., Jan. 18 at 7pm

The Logic & Rhetoric School Choir & Instrumental Concert will be held on Tuesday, January 18 in the gym, beginning at 7pm. We hope to see you there!

Juniors & Seniors: Scholarship Season Begins in Jan.

For students planning on applying for scholarships toward college, this excellent link from CollegeData is a great place to start: 7 Ways to Approach (and Win) Scholarships with Scholarship Finder

Seniors: WSPE Engineering Scholarship now Accepting Applications

The Washington Society of Professional Engineers is pleased to announce the availability of applications for the Carl M. Hansen Foundation Engineering Scholarship. The application is due February 7, 2022. For questions, please contact Leonard Byrne at (509)928-8561.
2022 Carl Hansen Engineering Scholarship Application

Upcoming Dates

Nov. 18

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th)
  • End of 1st Quarter
  • Picture Day

Nov. 21–25

  • Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Dec. 1

  • 1st Quarter Report Cards Posted

Dec. 2–3

  • It's A Wonderful Life Dessert Theatre
    Friday @ 7pm; Saturday @ 2pm & 6pm

Dec. 5

  • AM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 9

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 10

  • Oaks Staff Christmas Party

Dec. 13

  • Christmas Concert Rehearsal @ The Fox Theater
  • Christmas Concert @ The Fox Theater [7pm]

Dec. 14

  • Late Start [9:30am]

Dec. 15

  • Winter Ball Gown Closet

Dec. 16

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th Grades)
  • Christmas Cantabile [2:45–3:15pm}
  • Family Night

Dec. 19 – Jan. 2

  • Christmas Break (No School)

Jan. 2

  • Teachers & Office Staff Return to School
  • Kindergarten Priority Enrollment Begins

Jan. 3

  • Classes Resume

Jan. 6

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th Grades)
  • Family Night