February 17 - March 2, 2022

Current School News

Current School News

February 17 - March 2, 2022

Parent Education Corner

"There is no such thing as education. The thing is merely a loose phrase for the passing on to others of whatever truth or virtue we happen to have ourselves. It is typical of our time that the more doubtful we are about the value of philosophy, the more certain we are about the value of education. That is to say, the more doubtful we are about whether we have any truth, the more certain we are (apparently) that we can teach it to our children."
- G.K. Chesterton, The Thing

All School

Mid-Winter Break - Feb. 21–25 [No School]

Enjoy the mid-winter break. We look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday, February 28.

Friday Pizza Hot Lunch - Monthly Orders Only Beginning in March!
* Orders must be placed by 3pm Wed., Mar. 2 for the month of March
* Please pay w/cash or check in the office or combine w/another payment if paying via Jupiter.

Beginning in March, Friday pizza hot lunch orders will be placed monthly only (rather than weekly or monthly). 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!

To place your order:

  • Go to Forms in your Jupiter parent portal and click on Pizza Lunch Order.
  • Select the number of slices you would like to order and/or sides.
  • Hit Submit.
  • Repeat the process for each of children individually.
  • The fee will be added to your Jupiter invoice the first Thursday of the month.
  • You may pay with cash or check in the school office. If you would like to pay via credit card on Jupiter, please combine with other fees.
  • Hot lunch helpers will check off orders as students pick up their lunch each Friday. 

Additional Notes:

  • All orders must be submitted by 3pm on 1st Wednesday of the month. The forms will be locked after this time. We will notify you, on this news page, when new forms for the upcoming month are posted.
  • Fees are non-refundable & non-transferable once the due date has passed.

2022-23 Enrollment Season
* 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 have been enrolled for the upcoming school year. The enrollment fee of $250 per student will be automatically withdrawn on Friday, March 4. The Continuous Enrollment Letter and Information has further details regarding 2022-23 enrollment.

Lost & Found - Thurs., Mar. 3 

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

2022 Talent Show Information
* Try-outs: Feb. 28–Mar. 4 (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 28. 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 coming soon.

SAVE THE DATE!
Deep Roots Campaign Public Launch - Fri., Apr. 8

The Lord has brought us this far (1 Sam. 7:18). Come be a part of the next chapter on April 8th! The board is excited to inform you that we have established April 8th as the launch celebration and public announcement of the Deep Roots Campaign! Mark your calendars and look for more details to come in the near future.
Deep Roots Campaign - Save The Date!

Lands' End Uniform Ordering Update

We received the following update from our Lands' End representative recently:

[Lands' End is] now in a very good inventory position, in key uniform items such as polos, pants, jumpers, skirts, etc. The small percentage of products still on backorder are mainly items such as fleece jackets, sweatshirts, and other similar products. We are expecting to be in an even better position by April, with 100% back to regular operations for back to school 2022 ordering.
Our lead times are now very, very good, around one week for any orders placed today, for in-stock products. Even less time for products not requiring a logo.
Thank you so much for all of your patience and support of our partnership this past 1-2 years of Covid related challenges for all. We are in such a good position today, and will continue to get even better.

Second Quarter Report Cards Posted on Jupiter

The 2nd quarter report cards are now posted on Jupiter. 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

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. 

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

Tuesday, March 1
The Oaks vs NICS (Away)
4:30pm - Jr High Girls Basketball
6:00pm - Jr High Boys Basketball

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

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

Upcoming Dates

June 24 - Report Cards Posted

July 4 - School Office Closed

July 5 - Summer Office Hours Begin [M–Th; 9am–3pm]

July 7 - Music on the Field

July 18–Aug. 5 - School Office Closed

Aug. 8 - School Office Re-opens

Deep Roots Save The Date
Protocol Announcement Pic
Oliver

Grammar School

Classroom Speech Meet - Wed., Mar. 16

Speech Meet is approaching! Students are encouraged to spend some time over the break working on memorizing their selections. Check out your child's class newsletter for memorization due dates.

Friends and family are welcome to attend this year's Grammar School Classroom Speech Meets on Wednesday, March 16.

Monday Morning Cantabile

Cantabile begins at 8:15am each Monday. Grammar classes depart at 8:13am each Monday. We appreciate your help being timely as we start each week singing together.

Morning Entry Reminders

Parents, please be aware that K–6th grammar students should be with a parent if on campus prior to 8am (Mon.) or 8:15am (Tues.–Fri.) unless prior arrangements have been made.

1st & 2nd Grades: Please line up in a quiet, single file line (young ladies–on the bridge; young men–at the entrance of the bridge). Thank you for helping start each day cheerfully, orderly, and safely as students enter the building, walk down the stairs, and enter the classroom.

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

Congratulations to The Oaks' Mock Trial Team

In their first year, The Oaks' Mock Trial Team placed 2nd in the regional tournament February 11–12 and will find out soon if they will receive an invitation to the state tournament as a result. Also, out of 24 attorneys, Oaks' junior, Bree Pollack tied for overall best attorney and out of 32 witnesses, Oaks' sophomore, Isaac Rickert tied for overall best witness. Congratulations Bree and Isaac and the entire Mock Trial Team on a job well done!

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

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. 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.

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

Speech Meet is approaching! Students are encouraged to spend some time over the break working on memorizing their selections. Check out your child's class newsletter for memorization due dates.

Friends and family are welcome to attend this year's Grammar School Classroom Speech Meets on Wednesday, March 16.

Monday Morning Cantabile

Cantabile begins at 8:15am each Monday. Grammar classes depart at 8:13am each Monday. We appreciate your help being timely as we start each week singing together.

Morning Entry Reminders

Parents, please be aware that K–6th grammar students should be with a parent if on campus prior to 8am (Mon.) or 8:15am (Tues.–Fri.) unless prior arrangements have been made.

1st & 2nd Grades: Please line up in a quiet, single file line (young ladies–on the bridge; young men–at the entrance of the bridge). Thank you for helping start each day cheerfully, orderly, and safely as students enter the building, walk down the stairs, and enter the classroom.

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

Congratulations to The Oaks' Mock Trial Team

In their first year, The Oaks' Mock Trial Team placed 2nd in the regional tournament February 11–12 and will find out soon if they will receive an invitation to the state tournament as a result. Also, out of 24 attorneys, Oaks' junior, Bree Pollack tied for overall best attorney and out of 32 witnesses, Oaks' sophomore, Isaac Rickert tied for overall best witness. Congratulations Bree and Isaac and the entire Mock Trial Team on a job well done!

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

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. 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.

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

June 24 - Report Cards Posted

July 4 - School Office Closed

July 5 - Summer Office Hours Begin [M–Th; 9am–3pm]

July 7 - Music on the Field

July 18–Aug. 5 - School Office Closed

Aug. 8 - School Office Re-opens