February 3-9, 2022

Current School News

Current School News

February 3-9, 2022

Parent Education Corner

"For my part, I should be inclined to suggest that the chief object of education should be to restore simplicity. If you like to put it so, the chief object of education is not to learn things; nay, the chief object of education is to unlearn things. The chief object of education is to unlearn all the weariness and wickedness of the world and to get back into that state of exhilaration we all instinctively celebrate when we write by preference of children and of boys."
- G.K. Chesterton, All Things Considered

All School

Varsity Basketball Tournament - Thurs.–Sat., Feb. 3–5

The Oaks is excited to host this year's Mountain Christian League Varsity Boys & Girls Basketball Tournament Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, February 3 through 5. The Oaks' Ladies' first game is Thursday at 5:30pm and The Oaks' Men's first game is Friday at 7pm. Awards will be presented on Saturday at 4pm with the Ladies' Championship game taking place at 5pm and the Men's Championship game taking place at 6:40pm!

The festive environment of having multiple schools on campus provides a wonderful opportunity to give the gift of hospitality. There will be concessions available for purchase all day each day, with hamburgers available for dinner on Friday (5–7pm), hotdogs for lunch Saturday (11:30am–1:30pm), and pulled pork sandwiches for dinner Saturday (5–7pm). Prices are $3 for the main course only or $6 for an entire meal pack (main course, sides, and a drink).

Oaks families are encouraged to come out to participate in the festivities and cheer on our home team. GO OAKS!!! For full tournament details, please visit the Mountain Christian League website.

Last Day of Semester - Fri., Feb. 4
* 12:30pm Cantabile – 12:45pm Early Dismissal 

Friday, February 4 is the last day of the 1st semester of school. As such, all students will be dismissed at 12:45pm, following a 12:30 Cantabile. Please note, there will not be pizza hot lunch this day.

Picture Re-Takes & All School Photo - Mon., Feb. 7

Picture re-take day and the all school photo are scheduled for Monday, February 7. As with every Monday, formal uniforms shall be worn by all students. Re-take orders may be made online (when available) or by printing the order form (below) and sending it in with your child on Monday. When printing the order form, please attach payment in a separate envelope stapled onto the form. If you have any questions please feel free to call Dorian's at 509-624-8928.
Online Ordering
Picture Order Form

Oliver! The Oaks' Spring Musical
* Rehearsals begin Mon., Feb. 7 [3:15–4:45pm]
* Parent Meeting - Mon., Feb. 7 [4:45–5:15pm]

Auditions are complete, the cast has been announced, and now it's time to begin rehearsing for this year's Spring Musical, Oliver! On Monday, February 7 rehearsals will begin with a full cast read-thru from 3:15 to 4:45pm, followed by a mandatory parent meeting from 4:45 to 5:15pm in the gym.

Used Uniform Sale - Mon., Feb. 7 [3:15–5:00pm]
* During the first Oliver! Full-Cast Read Through

Do you have children that have gone through a growth spurt and are in need of additional uniform items? Have a child who is harder on clothing than you anticipated? Like to look for a good deal? This may be the place for you! For details, please see the attached flier.
Used Uniform Sale Flyer

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. 4 – Withdrawal Form Due for families unenrolling
* 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. Any families desiring to unenroll for the 2022-23 school year should complete the Student Withdrawal Form on Jupiter by Friday, February 4.

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.

Lost & Found - Thurs., Feb. 10

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.

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 your 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. 4 (early dismissal) or 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.

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.

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.

Thursday–Saturday, February 3–5
Mountain Christian League Varsity Boys & Girls Basketball Tournament at The Oaks
Tournament details are posted on the Mountain Christian League website.

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

Grammar School

Classroom Speech Meet - Wed., Mar. 16
*Selections Due Mon., Feb. 7

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 16 for this year's Grammar School Classroom Speech Meets. All student selections are due to your child's teacher by Monday, February 7.

No Lunch Period - Fri., Feb. 4

With the early release on Friday, February 4, Grammar School students will not have a lunch period. Grammar students should therefore bring a hearty snack if needed.

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

Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition - Thurs., Feb. 3 [7pm]
*Zoom link below

Poetry Out Loud Oaks Champion, Sam Shubin, will be performing at the regional Poetry Out Loud competition Thursday, February 3 at 7:00pm. This year's competition will be virtual, via Zoom. To observe the performances join the Poetry Out Loud Eastern Washington Region Finals Zoom Meeting.

Protocol 2022 - An Evening of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty - Sat., Mar., 12
* RSVP Due Fri., Feb. 4 (available in Forms on Jupiter parent portal)
* 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
RSVP: Due by Friday, February 4 (available in Forms on Jupiter parent portal)
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

AM Activity Schedule for All School Photo - Mon., Feb. 7

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an AM activity schedule on Monday, February 7 as the entire school will be participating in the all school photo beginning at 8:30am.

Jr High Basketball Parent Meeting - Mon., Feb. 7 [5:30–6:30pm]

The Jr High Basketball Parent Meeting will be held in MP#9 (Miss Nolan's room) on Monday, February 7 from 5:30 to 6:30pm. All parents of junior high basketball players should plan to attend this meeting. Jr. High Basketball is open to all Oaks 7–8th grade gentlemen and 6–8th grade ladies.

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.

Spokane Scholar Nominees

The Oaks' Logic & Rhetoric School faculty have named in this year's Spokane Scholar nominees in the following five categories:

  • English: Stella Tasche
  • Mathematics: Audrey Schnell
  • Science: Aaron Cook
  • Social Studies: Megan Tallman
  • World Languages: Hailey Nelson

The Spokane Scholars Foundation wishes to recognize these outstanding scholars among 24 regional schools. Each nominee will also fill out an application for consideration of some monetary awards, ranging from $1,000 to $4,000. Winners will be announced at the 30th Annual Spokane Scholars Banquet on Monday, April 18, 2022 at the Spokane Convention Center. Parents and guests are welcome to attend to support their scholar; details and registration forthcoming. Congratulations Oaks Spokane Scholars!

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

Classroom Speech Meet - Wed., Mar. 16
*Selections Due Mon., Feb. 7

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 16 for this year's Grammar School Classroom Speech Meets. All student selections are due to your child's teacher by Monday, February 7.

No Lunch Period - Fri., Feb. 4

With the early release on Friday, February 4, Grammar School students will not have a lunch period. Grammar students should therefore bring a hearty snack if needed.

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

Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition - Thurs., Feb. 3 [7pm]
*Zoom link below

Poetry Out Loud Oaks Champion, Sam Shubin, will be performing at the regional Poetry Out Loud competition Thursday, February 3 at 7:00pm. This year's competition will be virtual, via Zoom. To observe the performances join the Poetry Out Loud Eastern Washington Region Finals Zoom Meeting.

Protocol 2022 - An Evening of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty - Sat., Mar., 12
* RSVP Due Fri., Feb. 4 (available in Forms on Jupiter parent portal)
* 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
RSVP: Due by Friday, February 4 (available in Forms on Jupiter parent portal)
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

AM Activity Schedule for All School Photo - Mon., Feb. 7

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an AM activity schedule on Monday, February 7 as the entire school will be participating in the all school photo beginning at 8:30am.

Jr High Basketball Parent Meeting - Mon., Feb. 7 [5:30–6:30pm]

The Jr High Basketball Parent Meeting will be held in MP#9 (Miss Nolan's room) on Monday, February 7 from 5:30 to 6:30pm. All parents of junior high basketball players should plan to attend this meeting. Jr. High Basketball is open to all Oaks 7–8th grade gentlemen and 6–8th grade ladies.

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.

Spokane Scholar Nominees

The Oaks' Logic & Rhetoric School faculty have named in this year's Spokane Scholar nominees in the following five categories:

  • English: Stella Tasche
  • Mathematics: Audrey Schnell
  • Science: Aaron Cook
  • Social Studies: Megan Tallman
  • World Languages: Hailey Nelson

The Spokane Scholars Foundation wishes to recognize these outstanding scholars among 24 regional schools. Each nominee will also fill out an application for consideration of some monetary awards, ranging from $1,000 to $4,000. Winners will be announced at the 30th Annual Spokane Scholars Banquet on Monday, April 18, 2022 at the Spokane Convention Center. Parents and guests are welcome to attend to support their scholar; details and registration forthcoming. Congratulations Oaks Spokane Scholars!

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

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