February 10-16, 2022

Current School News

Current School News

February 10-16, 2022

Parent Education Corner

"Today in a world with instant access to Google, we rely on the electronic web to supply everything we need, from historical facts to word definitions and spellings as well as extended quotations. All of us who use a computer are aware of the shock of inner poverty that we suddenly feel when deprived (by a virus or other disaster) of our mental crutches even just for a day or a week. Plato is right: memory has been stripped from us, and all we possess is an external reminder of what we have lost, enabling us to pretend to a wisdom and an inner life we no longer possess in ourselves."
- Stratford Caldecott, Beauty for Truth's Sake

All School

Second Quarter Report Cards Posted Fri., Feb. 11

The 2nd quarter report cards will be posted on Jupiter Friday, February 11. 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, if you have any Jupiter questions.

Proverbs for Parents

Lands' End Uniform Sale - Jan. 27–Feb. 11

Lands' End website – School Code: 900069105
20% off school uniforms – Code: PAPER – Pin: 4941

Continuous Enrollment & Priority Registration for '22-23 School Year
* Fri., Feb. 11 – 1st–12th Grade Priority Registration Due
* Tues., Mar. 1 – 1st–12th Grade Open Enrollment Begins
* Fri., Mar. 4 – Enrollment Fee Automatically Withdrawn ($250 per student)

The 2022-23 enrollment season has now begun. Current kindergarten through 11th grade students will be automatically enrolled for the upcoming school year. And current families are now able to enroll any new students during the priority registration time. To enroll a new student (K–12th) for the 2022-23 school year please complete the Current Family New Student Application, available under Forms in Jupiter. Priority registration for 1–12th grades is due by Friday, February 11. 

The Continuous Enrollment Letter and Information with further details regarding 2022-23 enrollment was emailed to all current families and sent home with your child.

2022 Talent Show Information
* Try-outs: Feb. 14–18 (during music/choir class times)
* Talent Show: Mar. 25 (7pm in the sanctuary)

The Oaks 2022 Talent Show is coming this spring (March 25 at 7pm)! 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. Please read the Talent Show Information Letter for all the details.

SAVE THE DATE!
Mother/Daughter Tea - Sat., Mar. 26 [9–11am]
Men's Breakfast - Sat., Apr. 2 [8–10am]

Save the date and plan to join us for a Mother/Daughter Tea on Saturday, March 26 from 9 to 11am and a Men's Breakfast on Saturday, April 2 from 8 to 10am. We will be addressing the topic of "How should education prepare us for godly womanhood/manhood?" More details to be shared soon.

Yearbook Photos Wanted!
* Reward - Free T-shirt

Calling all photographers! The yearbook committee is seeking photos for The Oaks' 2021-22 yearbook and offering up a free Oaks t-shirt to anyone contributing 30 photos or more. There are several ways to submit your photos:

  • Email – send your pictures directly to the yearbook photo album at 2021-22yearbook@yogile.com
  • Upload – in your Jupiter parent portal go to Materials, select School Office, and click the link for Yearbook Photos. This will take you to a direct link where you can upload your photos.
  • Flash Drive – bring your pictures into the school office on a flash drive & we'll upload them for you.

Lots of photos are needed to make an outstanding yearbook, so your help in acquiring a large selection is greatly appreciated! And once you have submitted 30+ photos, just stop by the school office to pick up your free t-shirt. 

Friday Pizza Hot Lunch
* Orders must be placed by 3pm Wed. - please pay w/cash or check in the office or combine w/another payment if paying via Jupiter.
* No pizza lunch Fri., Feb. 25 (mid-winter break)

Friday pizza hot lunch orders may be placed via Jupiter. We ask that you please make your payment with cash or check in the school office for this item. If you would like to pay via credit card on Jupiter, please do so by combining the payment with other fees you are paying. The margins on pizza hot lunch are very small and we would like to keep the price as low as possible for you. The fees associated with credit card payments make this difficult, so by taking these steps in your payment you can help us to keep the cost of pizza hot lunch low. Thank you!

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 (to order for the entire month) OR Pizza Lunch Order - WEEKLY (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 for weekly orders (1st Wednesday of the month for monthly orders). The forms will be locked after this time. New forms for the upcoming week will be posted each Friday afternoon.
  • 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.

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 Athletics Director Letter. For details & directions to away games please view the basketball calendars.

Friday, February 11
The Oaks vs CCA (Home)
4:00pm - Jr High Girls Basketball
5:30pm - Jr High Boys Basketball

Friday, February 18
The Oaks vs CCS (Home)
4:00pm - Jr High Girls Basketball
5:30pm - Jr High Boys Basketball

Upcoming Dates

Dec. 1

  • 1st Quarter Report Cards Posted

Dec. 2

  • Christmas Concert Transportation Forms Due

Dec. 2–3

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

Dec. 5

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 9

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 10

  • Oaks Staff Christmas Party

Dec. 12

  • AM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

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
  • Office Hours [11am–4pm]
  • Kindergarten Priority Enrollment Begins

Jan. 3

  • Cantabile [8:15am]
  • Classes Resume

Jan. 6

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

Grammar School

Classroom Speech Meet - Wed., Mar. 16

Mark your calendar and invite your friends and family to this year's Grammar School Classroom Speech Meets on Wednesday, March 16.

Uniform Reminder: K–5th ladies

Just a reminder, Kindergarten through 5th grade ladies uniform tights/socks are white, navy, or black footed tights, knee-highs, anklets, or no-show socks. Leggings and footless tights are not acceptable uniform items for these ladies. Thank you for your assistance in paying attention to these details.

Uniform Handbook

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

February Scripture Memorization

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:5–11

Protocol 2022 - An Evening of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty - Sat., Mar., 12
* Payment Due Fri., Mar. 4 

WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 5–9pm
WHERE: Beacon Hill Event Venue
WHAT: An evening of truth, goodness, and beauty to include a formal dinner, private performance of the Spokane Symphony Quartet, resident storyteller, and professional photographer capturing the memories.
ATTIRE: Semi-formal
* Ladies - mid-calf to ankle length, full coverage, wide strapped or sleeved dress or skirt; dress shoes; dress wrap or jacket - Ladies' Protocol Attire Ideas
* Gentlemen - suit or jacket with dress pants; tie; belt; dress shoes; dress socks - Gentlemen's Protocol Attire Ideas
COST: $125 per person, with scholarships available. Payment due by Friday, March 4 (cash or check in the office or credit card via Jupiter)
SCHOLARSHIPS: If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, please indicate on the RSVP form and include the amount you would like to donate with your payment. Those interested in obtaining a scholarship please indicate on the RSVP form.
PREPARATION: Etiquette review and training with Mr. & Mrs. Trotter will take place during the school day for all 9th through 12th grade students.
PARENT ATTENDANCE: There are a limited number of spaces for parents this year. Once student RSVPs are finalized parents will have the opportunity to sign up. Senior families will have first priority, junior families second, and so on.
Protocol Announcement

Juniors: SAT School Day - Wed., Mar. 23
* Payment Due Fri., Feb. 11

The Oaks will offer the official CollegeBoard SAT test on Wednesday, March 23, at our school for all juniors. This test day is for juniors only, who are automatically registered as it is a graduation requirement. Payment is due by Friday, February 11. You may pay with a credit card through the parent portal on Jupiter. You may also bring cash or check to the school office. See the flyer for further details.
SAT School Day Flyer

Juniors (and all high school students) are also welcome to take the SAT test during one of the national Saturday test sittings. For dates and test sites please visit The CollegeBoard website.

Activity Schedule for Christmas Concert Rehearsals
Mon. & Tues., Feb. 14 & 15

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule on Monday and Tuesday, February 14 and 15, to incorporate in additional Christmas concert rehearsals from 2 to 3pm each of these days.

Christmas Choir & Instrumental Concert Rescheduled - Tues., Feb. 15 [7:00pm]

The Logic & Rhetoric School Choir & Instrumental Concert has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 15 in the gym, beginning at 7pm. All secondary students (7–12th grades) are a part of this concert and should wear their formal uniforms.

  • Orchestra students (6–11th) – Meet in MP11 (Music Room) at 6:30pm and then be in your orchestra seats, in the gym, by 6:40pm to tune and have a brief warm-up scale or two.
  • Choir students (7–12th) – Meet in the sanctuary at 6:30pm.

Sophomore & Junior Girls:
Are you interested in Engineering and Computer Science? -- Consider a Summer Immersion Camp at Gonzaga University. *Application deadline - Feb. 21

Gonzaga University's School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed a summer program for 15 rising high school junior and senior girls interested in math and science, who want to learn more about Engineering and Computer Science. Students live on the Gonzaga campus July 10–14 doing hands-on projects in state-of-the-art facilities. All accepted students receive a full scholarship for the program. Applicants should have a strong understanding of high school math and science, but prior experience with engineering and computer science is not expected.

Activities will include:

  • Daily projects in engineering and computer science
  • Creative time with Makerspace tools
  • A team challenge - make progress every day on a fun project that practices what you learn.
  • Mealtime conversations with professional engineers and computer scientists - networking and mentoring!
  • Tours and activities in professional engineering/computer science facilities
  • Recreational activities

Submit your application by Monday, February 21 for a chance to participate.

Grammar School

Classroom Speech Meet - Wed., Mar. 16

Mark your calendar and invite your friends and family to this year's Grammar School Classroom Speech Meets on Wednesday, March 16.

Uniform Reminder: K–5th ladies

Just a reminder, Kindergarten through 5th grade ladies uniform tights/socks are white, navy, or black footed tights, knee-highs, anklets, or no-show socks. Leggings and footless tights are not acceptable uniform items for these ladies. Thank you for your assistance in paying attention to these details.

Uniform Handbook

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

February Scripture Memorization

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:5–11

Protocol 2022 - An Evening of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty - Sat., Mar., 12
* Payment Due Fri., Mar. 4 

WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 5–9pm
WHERE: Beacon Hill Event Venue
WHAT: An evening of truth, goodness, and beauty to include a formal dinner, private performance of the Spokane Symphony Quartet, resident storyteller, and professional photographer capturing the memories.
ATTIRE: Semi-formal
* Ladies - mid-calf to ankle length, full coverage, wide strapped or sleeved dress or skirt; dress shoes; dress wrap or jacket - Ladies' Protocol Attire Ideas
* Gentlemen - suit or jacket with dress pants; tie; belt; dress shoes; dress socks - Gentlemen's Protocol Attire Ideas
COST: $125 per person, with scholarships available. Payment due by Friday, March 4 (cash or check in the office or credit card via Jupiter)
SCHOLARSHIPS: If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, please indicate on the RSVP form and include the amount you would like to donate with your payment. Those interested in obtaining a scholarship please indicate on the RSVP form.
PREPARATION: Etiquette review and training with Mr. & Mrs. Trotter will take place during the school day for all 9th through 12th grade students.
PARENT ATTENDANCE: There are a limited number of spaces for parents this year. Once student RSVPs are finalized parents will have the opportunity to sign up. Senior families will have first priority, junior families second, and so on.
Protocol Announcement

Juniors: SAT School Day - Wed., Mar. 23
* Payment Due Fri., Feb. 11

The Oaks will offer the official CollegeBoard SAT test on Wednesday, March 23, at our school for all juniors. This test day is for juniors only, who are automatically registered as it is a graduation requirement. Payment is due by Friday, February 11. You may pay with a credit card through the parent portal on Jupiter. You may also bring cash or check to the school office. See the flyer for further details.
SAT School Day Flyer

Juniors (and all high school students) are also welcome to take the SAT test during one of the national Saturday test sittings. For dates and test sites please visit The CollegeBoard website.

Activity Schedule for Christmas Concert Rehearsals
Mon. & Tues., Feb. 14 & 15

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule on Monday and Tuesday, February 14 and 15, to incorporate in additional Christmas concert rehearsals from 2 to 3pm each of these days.

Christmas Choir & Instrumental Concert Rescheduled - Tues., Feb. 15 [7:00pm]

The Logic & Rhetoric School Choir & Instrumental Concert has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 15 in the gym, beginning at 7pm. All secondary students (7–12th grades) are a part of this concert and should wear their formal uniforms.

  • Orchestra students (6–11th) – Meet in MP11 (Music Room) at 6:30pm and then be in your orchestra seats, in the gym, by 6:40pm to tune and have a brief warm-up scale or two.
  • Choir students (7–12th) – Meet in the sanctuary at 6:30pm.

Sophomore & Junior Girls:
Are you interested in Engineering and Computer Science? -- Consider a Summer Immersion Camp at Gonzaga University. *Application deadline - Feb. 21

Gonzaga University's School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed a summer program for 15 rising high school junior and senior girls interested in math and science, who want to learn more about Engineering and Computer Science. Students live on the Gonzaga campus July 10–14 doing hands-on projects in state-of-the-art facilities. All accepted students receive a full scholarship for the program. Applicants should have a strong understanding of high school math and science, but prior experience with engineering and computer science is not expected.

Activities will include:

  • Daily projects in engineering and computer science
  • Creative time with Makerspace tools
  • A team challenge - make progress every day on a fun project that practices what you learn.
  • Mealtime conversations with professional engineers and computer scientists - networking and mentoring!
  • Tours and activities in professional engineering/computer science facilities
  • Recreational activities

Submit your application by Monday, February 21 for a chance to participate.

Upcoming Dates

Dec. 1

  • 1st Quarter Report Cards Posted

Dec. 2

  • Christmas Concert Transportation Forms Due

Dec. 2–3

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

Dec. 5

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 9

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 10

  • Oaks Staff Christmas Party

Dec. 12

  • AM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

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
  • Office Hours [11am–4pm]
  • Kindergarten Priority Enrollment Begins

Jan. 3

  • Cantabile [8:15am]
  • Classes Resume

Jan. 6

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