December 19, 2019 - January 8, 2020

Current School News

December 19, 2019 - Januray 8, 2020

All School

Oaks Gear Ready for Pick-up

Oaks gear that was ordered online last month is now in the office and ready to be picked up. If you placed an order please stop by the office before the break to pick up your items. A huge thank you to Shelley Moss for all her work in coordinating and executing this project from start to finish. 

Christmas Festivities - Fri., Dec. 20
- All School Christmas Feast - 11:30am

On Friday, December 20 the entire school will enjoy a Christmas Feast to celebrate together. Parents are welcome to join in the festivities. Order pizza in the morning or bring your own lunch and join us in the gym at 11:30am. There will be Bingo, recitations and the announcing of the Ugly Sweater and Christmas Sock Contest winners.

- Christmas Cantabile - 12:30pm

Plan to join us for a special half-hour long Christmas Cantabile before the Christmas break. 

- Early Release  - 1pm

School will conclude at 1:00pm on Friday, December 20 to begin your Christmas Break.

Christmas Break - Dec. 23 - Jan.3

Year End Giving

We are praying for gifts totaling $100,000 for the 2019 Year End Giving. Several generous donors are matching gifts made, up to $50,000. If you would like to help reach this goal please do so at the link below.

Donate Here

Kindergarten Enrollment for Oaks Families

Kindergarten enrollment for current Oaks families begins Monday, January 3. Please stop by the office after break to pick up an enrollment form if you have a child who will be in kindergarten in the fall. Open enrollment begins February 1 for kindergarten families outside of The Oaks. 

Kindergarten Enrollment Form for Current Families

Cognitive Training Presentation - Thurs., Jan. 9

Mr. Jason Farley, Secondary Teacher, will be giving a presentation on Cognitive Training after school January 9th. Cognitive training is a plan to exercise and strengthen the executive functions of the mind. The working memory, long term memory, processing speed, information input, logic and reasoning skills, concentration, and attention span, which make up the executive functions of the mind, are the foundation of all we do with our mind. Imbalance in the strengths of our executive functions can be the root cause of a host of difficulties in our lives and can severely entangle the learning process. Often diagnosed as ADD, ADHD, or learning disabilities, executive function imbalance can be treated effectively with cognitive training. By putting pressure on the executive function through cognitive exercises that isolate the executive functions, they can be strengthened into reliability. For more information, visit inwbraintraining.com and come to the presentation.

Oaks Family Night - Fri., Jan. 10

Bring the whole family to cheer on our Oaks basketball teams, enjoy dinner, and visit with other Oaks families on Friday, January 10. For $5 per person (family maximum - $20) you will receive dinner and admission to all the games. This will be a white out night, with Oaks t-shirts available. If you would like to help with set-up and/or serving please contact Mr. Trotter at 509-536-5955. GO OAKS!!!

Dinner will be served from 4pm - 6pm

Game Times: 
4:00 pm - Boys JV
5:30 pm - Girls Varsity
7:00 pm - Boys Varsity

Mary Poppins Auditions

Auditions for Mary Poppins are right around the corner...you may pick up your packets from Mrs. Woodroof after the break!

Grammar School Parent Meeting (Mandatory)
Thurs., Jan. 9 - 3:00-3:30pm (MP11)

Pre-Audition Lunchtime Workshops: 
Wed., Jan. 8 - 7th-12th grade Gentlemen (MP11)
Thurs., Jan. 9 - 7th-12th grade Ladies (MP11)

Monday, January 13
3-4pm - 7th-12th grade Ladies Vocal Auditions (MP11)
4-5pm - 7th-12th grade Gentlemen Vocal Auditions (MP11)

Tuesday, January 14
3-4pm - 2nd-6th grade Vocal Auditions (MP11)
4-5pm - 2nd-6th grade Dance Auditions (Location TBD)

Wednesday, January 15
3-5pm - 7th-12th grade Dance Auditions (Gym)

Thursday, January 16
3-5pm - Call backs if necessary. You will be contacted by the director if you are called.

Upcoming Oaks Open Houses

During enrollment season we will be hosting open houses each month. Please help us spread the word by inviting any family and friends who would be interested in learning more about The Oaks and classical Christian education. We would love to host them as they tour the school and visit classes. Postcards are available in the office.

Open House Dates - 9:00-11:00 am
Monday, January 20
Monday, February 25
Tuesday, March 24

Open House Invite

Oaks Basketball - Upcoming Home Game Schedule

Thursday, December 19 vs NICS
4pm - Boys JV
5:30pm - Girls Varsity
7pm - Boys Varsity

Friday, January 10 vs SCCS
4pm - Boys JV
5:30pm - Girls Varsity
7pm - Boys Varsity

Tuesday, January 14 vs CCA
4:00pm - Girls JV level
5:30pm - Boys JV

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

Grammar School

There is no news at this time.

Secondary School

High School Protocol - Sat., Feb. 29
- Deposit Due Jan. 10

The High School Protocol Date has been set for Saturday, February 29th! We are excited to announce that this year's event will include a 3-course meal at the Spokane Club followed by the Symphony's Masterworks 7: Appalachian Spring with guest artist and principal clarinetist Stephen Williamson. First deposit letters will be sent home with 9th-12th grade students on Friday. Deposits are due Friday, January 10. Please contact Miss Stacey Miller if you have questions.

High School Protocol - Deposit

- Dress Code

As you and your child choose attire for Protocol please carefully review the attached letters regarding the dress code for the evening. Please note dress checks for ladies will not begin until the end of January.

Ladies Dress Code
Gentlemen Dress Code

Incomplete Grades on Report Cards

If your child received an "I" (incomplete) on their first quarter report card in any subject the final grade will be available on Jupiter once it has been completed. Please contact the school office if you need assistance in viewing these grades.

Grammar School

There is no news at this time.

Secondary School

High School Protocol - Sat., Feb. 29
- Deposit Due Jan. 10

The High School Protocol Date has been set for Saturday, February 29th! We are excited to announce that this year's event will include a 3-course meal at the Spokane Club followed by the Symphony's Masterworks 7: Appalachian Spring with guest artist and principal clarinetist Stephen Williamson. First deposit letters will be sent home with 9th-12th grade students on Friday. Deposits are due Friday, January 10. Please contact Miss Stacey Miller if you have questions.

High School Protocol - Deposit

- Dress Code

As you and your child choose attire for Protocol please carefully review the attached letters regarding the dress code for the evening. Please note dress checks for ladies will not begin until the end of January.

Ladies Dress Code
Gentlemen Dress Code

Incomplete Grades on Report Cards

If your child received an "I" (incomplete) on their first quarter report card in any subject the final grade will be available on Jupiter once it has been completed. Please contact the school office if you need assistance in viewing these grades.

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