February 6 - 13, 2020

Current School News

February 6 - 13, 2020

All School

Mountain Christian League Basketball Tournament
Thursday, February 6 - Saturday, February 8

Boys (2nd seed) - 5th Place
Game 3 - Sat., Feb. 8 - 3:00pm at The Oaks (lost)
Game 2 - Fri., Feb. 7 - 5:20pm at The Oaks (lost)
Game 1 - Thurs., Feb. 6 - 7:00 pm at Bowdish Middle School (won)

Girls (5th Seed) - 4th Place
Game 2 - Sat., Feb. 8 - 10:00 am at The Oaks (won)
Game 1 - Thurs., Feb. 6 - 1:30 pm at The Oaks (lost)

Please see the brackets below for tournament game times and locations. We will do our best to update you this weekend of the upcoming games.
Boys Tournament Bracket
Girls Tournament Bracket
Saturday Schedule - Awards and Events

Coffee with the Headmaster - Fri., Feb. 7

Friday, February 7th all Oaks parents are invited to join Headmaster, Mr. Charlie Dowers, for coffee in the Memory Period Room (CE#3) after drop-off. Starting about 7:45am there will be coffee, tea and baked goods available. About 8am Mr. Dowers will share for 10-15 minutes and then will have a time for questions. Hope you can join us!

Mary Poppins - Rehearsals Begin Mon., Feb. 10

The cast has been announced and rehearsals are set to begin Monday, February 10th for the spring musical, Mary Poppins. If your family is involved in the play please reference the theater page of the website to check for rehearsal schedules, parent and cast meetings, and more. You can even subscribe to the rehearsal schedule by following the instructions given.

The Oaks Theatre Page

Talent Show Try Outs - Feb. 10 - 14

The Oaks annual Talent Show is scheduled for Friday, March 13 at 6:30pm in the sanctuary. Try-outs will be held during music classes the week of February 10-14. Please see the letter below for further details.

Talent Show Information

Lost and Found - Wed., Feb. 12

Lost and found items will be on the table in the MP foyer on Wednesday. Please stop by and see if anything belongs to your family. All unclaimed items, except uniforms, will be donated at the end of the day.

Re-enrollment for 2020-21 School Year - Due Fri., Feb. 14

Current family re-enrollment for 1st - 12th grades is now available. Your re-enrollment holds your child's spot at The Oaks for the 2020-21 school year before we open enrollment to new families on March 1st. Printed forms were sent home with your eldest child to be filled out, or you can fill out the attached form electronically, print it, and bring it into the office with your payment by Friday, February 14.

Re-enrollment Form

Open House - Tues., Feb. 25

During the enrollment season The Oaks will be hosting open houses each month, the next of which is Tuesday, February 25 from 9-11am. Please help us spread the word by inviting those 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 or you can share the Facebook event. Kindergarten enrollment is now open for new families and 1st through 12th grade enrollment will open March 1st.

Open House Dates - 9-11 am
Tuesday, February 25
Tuesday, March 24

Open House Invite

Oaks Jr High Basketball - Upcoming Home Game Schedule

Please see the athletics page of the website for the complete schedule.

Thursday, February 13 vs Spokane Classical
4:00pm - Jr High Boys JV
515pm - Jr High Girls
6:30pm - Jr High Boys Varsity

Upcoming Dates

April 1 - Thursday Cantabile (3:15pm Release)
April 1 - "The Music Man" Tickets on Sale
April 2 - Good Friday (No School)
April 5-9 - Spring Break (No School)
April 17 - High School Protocol Event
April 20 - 2021-22 Financial Aid Meeting (4:30pm)
April 20 - Countdown to College Workshop (7pm)
April 22 - 2021-22 Financial Aid Meeting (7:30am)
April 23 - End of Third Quarter
April 23 - Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Concert (7pm)
April 29 - 3rd Quarter Report Cards Posted on Jupiter
April 29 - Yellowstone Meeting (7pm)
April 30 - Geography Day (1st-6th grades)
May 7-8 & 14-15 - "The Music Man"

Grammar School

There is no news at this time.

Secondary School

Poetry Out Loud Assembly & Awards - Fri., Feb. 7

At 2pm on Friday, February 7th, in the sanctuary, representatives from the 9th-12th grades will perform the poems they delivered in our all-high-school Poetry Out Loud competition. All Oaks folks are most welcome to join us! This celebration of the students' efforts to learn by heart great works of poetry will be followed by a brief awards ceremony. Adam Lindauer, our Poetry Out Loud school champion, will be presented with his award, and each class champion will receive a gift. Mr. Lindauer, due to a scheduling conflict, is unable to represent the school at the Regional competition, but at this special assembly, you will have an opportunity to hear his excellent recitation.

Poetry Out Loud

Thriving in HS Workshop for 8th & 9th Grade Parents - Tues., Feb. 11
*Please be sure to RSVP to Mrs. Gibson

Parents of 8th and 9th grade students are invited to an upcoming workshop presented by Mrs. Lynn Gibson, "Thriving (Not Surviving) in High School: Tips from the Trenches" on Tuesday, February 11 from 6:30-8:30pm. Please see the attached flyer for further details. *This has been rescheduled from the original date.

Thriving Workshop Flyer

High School Protocol - Sat., Feb. 29

- Final Dress Checks - Tues., Feb. 11 & Thurs., Feb. 13
*Please sign up in office - space is limited

Tuesday, February 11th and Thursday, February 13th are the last days for Protocol dresses to be rechecked. Please sign up in the school office for an appointment at lunch or after school. There will be no further dress checks after these dates. Please direct further questions to Miss Stacey Miller or Mrs. Amy Kim.

Ladies Dress Code
Gentlemen Dress Code

- Meal Choice & Balance Due This Friday, Feb. 7

A Protocol Meal Choice and Balance Due form was sent home with your high school student. Below is an electronic copy for your convenience. Please fill this form out and return it with your final payment by Friday, February 7.

Meal Choice & Balance Due

History Emphasis Days - Help Needed

Miss Brittany Hartke has taken the lead in putting on this year's Logic & Rhetoric School's History Emphasis Days, scheduled for April 7th - 9th, meetings and plannings are underway. This year's theme is Age of Chivalry. So, it's time to dust off the jousting lances and join the fray, Miss Hartke will need to have a plethora of parents participating. To that end there are two specific requests to make of you at this time:

1. The next meeting is February 11th at 8am in MP#4, please come to see if there is a way you can serve. If you have skills in archery, fencing, backgammon, herbs, embroidery, cooking, setup, cleanup, or story-telling and are willing to help please let Miss Hartke know!

2. We are in need of empty boxes, odd shapes and sizes are ideal (i.e. empty cereal boxes, tissue boxes, Cheez-it boxes, etc.). There will be a reward for the class that brings in the most number of boxes.

Please contact Miss Hartke with any questions or to volunteer your services. Thank you kindly!

Grammar School

There is no news at this time.

Secondary School

Poetry Out Loud Assembly & Awards - Fri., Feb. 7

At 2pm on Friday, February 7th, in the sanctuary, representatives from the 9th-12th grades will perform the poems they delivered in our all-high-school Poetry Out Loud competition. All Oaks folks are most welcome to join us! This celebration of the students' efforts to learn by heart great works of poetry will be followed by a brief awards ceremony. Adam Lindauer, our Poetry Out Loud school champion, will be presented with his award, and each class champion will receive a gift. Mr. Lindauer, due to a scheduling conflict, is unable to represent the school at the Regional competition, but at this special assembly, you will have an opportunity to hear his excellent recitation.

Poetry Out Loud

Thriving in HS Workshop for 8th & 9th Grade Parents - Tues., Feb. 11
*Please be sure to RSVP to Mrs. Gibson

Parents of 8th and 9th grade students are invited to an upcoming workshop presented by Mrs. Lynn Gibson, "Thriving (Not Surviving) in High School: Tips from the Trenches" on Tuesday, February 11 from 6:30-8:30pm. Please see the attached flyer for further details. *This has been rescheduled from the original date.

Thriving Workshop Flyer

High School Protocol - Sat., Feb. 29

- Final Dress Checks - Tues., Feb. 11 & Thurs., Feb. 13
*Please sign up in office - space is limited

Tuesday, February 11th and Thursday, February 13th are the last days for Protocol dresses to be rechecked. Please sign up in the school office for an appointment at lunch or after school. There will be no further dress checks after these dates. Please direct further questions to Miss Stacey Miller or Mrs. Amy Kim.

Ladies Dress Code
Gentlemen Dress Code

- Meal Choice & Balance Due This Friday, Feb. 7

A Protocol Meal Choice and Balance Due form was sent home with your high school student. Below is an electronic copy for your convenience. Please fill this form out and return it with your final payment by Friday, February 7.

Meal Choice & Balance Due

History Emphasis Days - Help Needed

Miss Brittany Hartke has taken the lead in putting on this year's Logic & Rhetoric School's History Emphasis Days, scheduled for April 7th - 9th, meetings and plannings are underway. This year's theme is Age of Chivalry. So, it's time to dust off the jousting lances and join the fray, Miss Hartke will need to have a plethora of parents participating. To that end there are two specific requests to make of you at this time:

1. The next meeting is February 11th at 8am in MP#4, please come to see if there is a way you can serve. If you have skills in archery, fencing, backgammon, herbs, embroidery, cooking, setup, cleanup, or story-telling and are willing to help please let Miss Hartke know!

2. We are in need of empty boxes, odd shapes and sizes are ideal (i.e. empty cereal boxes, tissue boxes, Cheez-it boxes, etc.). There will be a reward for the class that brings in the most number of boxes.

Please contact Miss Hartke with any questions or to volunteer your services. Thank you kindly!

Upcoming Dates

April 1 - Thursday Cantabile (3:15pm Release)
April 1 - "The Music Man" Tickets on Sale
April 2 - Good Friday (No School)
April 5-9 - Spring Break (No School)
April 17 - High School Protocol Event
April 20 - 2021-22 Financial Aid Meeting (4:30pm)
April 20 - Countdown to College Workshop (7pm)
April 22 - 2021-22 Financial Aid Meeting (7:30am)
April 23 - End of Third Quarter
April 23 - Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Concert (7pm)
April 29 - 3rd Quarter Report Cards Posted on Jupiter
April 29 - Yellowstone Meeting (7pm)
April 30 - Geography Day (1st-6th grades)
May 7-8 & 14-15 - "The Music Man"