February 9-15, 2023

Current School News

Current School News

February 9-15, 2023

Parent Education Corner

Consider this passage: "After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, 'Do you want to be made well?' The sick man answered Him, 'Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me. Jesus said to him, 'Rise, take up your bed and walk.' And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked." (John 5:1-10). Notice Jesus' question. How strange that He would ask that. Isn't it obvious that the man wants to become well? Maybe not as obvious as we might think. Action is the proof of desire. Regardless of what we say we want, what we actually do shows what we really want in the end. Here Jesus charges the man to take responsibility in this new life, to no longer be passive, but to "rise up" and "walk" with Him. What do we want? How can we "rise up" to live out positive changes in our families?

Oaks Family '22–'23 Bible Reading Plan & Scripture Memory

All School

Continuous Enrollment & Priority Registration for 2023-24
* 1st–12th Priority Applications Due by Fri., Feb. 10
* 2023-24 Student Withdrawal Forms Due by Fri., Feb. 10
* Enrollment Fee Automatic Bank Payment Drafted Mon., Mar. 6

The 2023-24 enrollment season has now begun. Current kindergarten through 11th grade students will be automatically enrolled for the upcoming school year. Current families are now able to enroll new students (1st–12th) for the 2023-24 school year during the priority application time. Please complete the 1st–12th Grade Priority Application form in Jupiter no later than Friday, February 10. Any families desiring to unenroll for the 2023-24 school year should complete the Student Withdrawal Form on Jupiter by Friday, February 10. The enrollment fee for all re-enrolling students will be automatically drafted on Monday, March 6. Please read the Continuous Enrollment Letter and Information for complete details.

Varsity Basketball Tournament - Thurs.–Sat., Feb. 9–11
*Green Out for Our Oaks Teams!

The Oaks is excited to be hosting this year's Mountain Christian League Varsity Boys & Girls Basketball Tournament Thursday through Saturday, February 9 through 11. We're calling for a "Green Out," so wear your Oaks green gear and come cheer on your Oaks' teams!

Concessions will be available throughout the tournament as well as meals available for dinner Friday and lunch & dinner Saturday. Best of all, admission is free! So come on 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.

*Help Needed

All in The Oaks community are invited to sign up to volunteer at the tournaments. Shifts are relatively short and provide a wonderful opportunity to meet lots of people and share the love of The Oaks. Please visit the Basketball Tournament Sign-Up to volunteer.

Lands' End - Refresh Springtime Wardrobe & Save! – Feb. 9–24

Avoid the springtime panic! Now is a great time to take inventory of those uniform items your child may have grown out of and ensure they have appropriately fitting pieces through the 2nd half of the school year.

Excerpt from uniform policy for reference:
Garment sizing and length: Sizing of garments needs to be within reason for the child's frame. Planning for growth is appreciated, but oversized shirts, jackets, or pants are not permissible. Jumpers/dresses, skirts/skorts, and shorts are to be hemmed at the top of the knee bone or below (those which are more than 2" above the knee are considered out of uniform). Please plan for your child's growth through the school year and check specific garment dimensions as you order these items. Garment sizing and length guidelines are driven by a desire to demonstrate dignity and modesty.

February 9–24 – 40% off school uniform bottoms & 20% off everything else
Lands' End website – School Number: 900069105
Code: PENCIL – Pin: 1356
Sale Flyer

Second Quarter Report Cards Posted - Fri., Feb. 10
Proverbs for Parents

The 2nd quarter report cards will be posted on Jupiter Friday, February 10. 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. 

Lost & Found  – Thurs., Feb. 16
*Please label everything - gloves, hats, coats, uniform pieces & more! We want to reunite you with your missing items.

Lost & found items will be set out in the MP foyer on Thursday, February 16. 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. We want to return your items to you and labels are a great help in this endeavor.

Picture Re-Takes, Class Photos, & All School Photo - Fri., Feb. 17
*Original photos must be turned into the office by Wed., Feb. 15 for re-takes.

The all-school photo, re-takes, and class photos are scheduled for Friday, February 17. As with every Friday, formal uniforms shall be worn by all students.

Re-takes: If you would like a re-take for your child please deliver the original photo package to the school office no later than Wednesday, February 15. 

Class Photos: Order packets are available in the school office or may be placed online here, using the code: GR1222141. When placing an online order please complete an order packet from the office for your child to turn in to the photographer on picture day.

Mid-Winter Break - Feb. 20–24 [No School]

Enjoy the mid-winter break. We look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday, February 27.

The Sound of Music Rehearsals Begin Feb. 27

Auditions for The Oaks' Theatre's spring musical,The Sound of Music are concluding and selections are being made, which means that rehearsals are just around the corner. Those participating in this year's production will begin rehearsals on Monday, February 27 with an all cast read through from 3:15–4:15, followed by an all cast & parent meeting from 4:45–5:15. For the complete rehearsal schedule please subscribe to The Oaks Theatre's Google calendar, available on The Oaks Theatre page of the website (*please note, this page will be updated with details for The Sound of Music, but the calendar has already been updated.) Please contact Mrs. Teri Woodroof or Mrs. Amy Kim with any questions.

The Sound of Music will be performed May 25–27 at ONE* Church on Sullivan!

Upcoming Open Houses - Tues., Feb. 28 & Mar. 21
*RSVP online

Open House Flyer

There are still two open houses upcoming for the current enrollment season on Tuesdays, February 28 and March 21. Feel free to invite friends and family who are interested in The Oaks to an open house. To RSVP please use the Open House RSVP Form or call the school office at 509-536-5955 for more information.

Friday Pizza Lunch – Place your March Order Now!
* All March orders must be placed by 3pm Wed., Mar. 1.

The March Pizza Lunch Order form is now open on Jupiter. All orders must be submitted by 3pm the Wednesday prior to the 1st Friday Pizza Lunch of the month. The form will be locked after this time. Please call the office prior to the due date if you have questions or need to make modifications to your order. We will notify you, on this news page, when each month's form is posted. Please note that pizza purchased the day of will be $2 per slice on a first come, first served basis after all pre-orders have been fulfilled.

Talent Show Tryouts
*Sign-up March 3
*Auditions week of March 6

Sign-ups for The Oaks' Talent Show are right around the corner! Sign-ups will be available March 3. Auditions will be the week of March 6, and selected participants will be announced on March 10 with the Talent Show to follow on Friday, March 24, at 6:30pm. There are some fun additions to this year's event, so be sure to mark your calendar whether or not your child is participating.

Spring Concerts - Tues., May 2 & 9

Save the Date! As we look ahead to a spring full of joyous activities here at The Oaks, please be sure to mark your calendars for the spring music concerts. On May 2nd, the K–5th grade students and 6–8th grade orchestra will perform and on May 9th, the 6–12th grade choirs will perform along with the 9–12th grade orchestra. We look forward to delightful evenings highlighting our American musical heritage.

Cantabile - 2nd Semester Updates & Appreciation

With the beginning of a new semester we wanted to take a moment to thank all those parents who attend Cantabile regularly. It's a joy to see the Oaks family come together to sing to our Lord as we begin and conclude each week. Even if you are only able to make it occasionally, we love having you there! As you are aware, Bible reading is an important part of Cantabile and on Monday Mr. Trotter introduced a short liturgy that is being incorporated into the Bible reading (see below). God gives us many good gifts and the gift of His word is at the top of the list. As The Oaks family let's teach and train our children to love this wonderful gift, His Word! Mr. Dowers at the end of Cantabile taught us all a Puritan prayer (see below) as well that we, as a family, will be memorizing and reciting throughout the 2nd semester. We hope that these pieces will be a joy and encouragement to your own family as we grow and lean into God's abundant goodness as an Oaks family.

BIBLE READING LITURGY
What is this book?
The Bible
What is found in the Bible?
The very Word of God
What do we know about God's Word?
It is True
Because it is True, what should we do?
With a glad heart, listen and obey

A PURITAN PRAYER
O Lord, as I cross the threshold of this day I commit myself, soul, body, affairs, and friends, to Thy care.
Watch over, keep, guide, sanctify, and bless me.
Let those around see me living by Thy Spirit, transformed by a renewed mind, clad in the whole armor of God, showing holiness in all my doings.
May I speak each word as if my last word, and walk each step as my final one.
If my life should end today, let this be my best day.
In the name of our Lord Jesus we pray.
Amen

2023-24 Significant Dates Calendar

The 2023-24 Significant Dates calendar is now available on the Schedules page under Significant Dates and these dates have been added to The Oaks' Google calendar. Further events for the upcoming year will be added to the school calendar as they are available, so subscribing to the Google calendar is recommended.

Upcoming Dates

June 13

  • K–4th Grade Last Day of School
  • Awards Program [8:30am]
  • Senior Class Brunch [10:30am]
  • Kindergarten Banana Split Reading Celebration [11am]
  • Kindergarten Dismissal [12pm]
  • Senior Assembly [12:30pm]

June 14

  • Last 1/2 Day of School [8:30am]
  • Cantabile [11:30am]
  • All School Picnic [12:00pm]
  • Used Uniform Sale [12-1pm]
  • Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony [7pm]
  • Yearbook Order Forms Due

June 18

  • Teachers' Last Day

June 18–20

  • Volleyball Camp (7–8th ladies) [2–4pm]

June 19–21

  • Volleyball Camp (9–12th ladies) [9am–12pm]
  • Volleyball Camp (2nd–6th ladies) [12:30–1:30pm]

June 21

  • 4th Quarter Report Cards Posted

June 24

  • Summer Office Hours Begin
    Mon.–Thurs., 9am–1pm

June 25–28

  • Soccer Camp (2nd–6th co-ed) [9–11am]
  • Soccer Camp (7–12th ladies) [5:30–7:30pm]

July 1–4

  • School Office Closed

July 8–11

  • Basketball Camp (2nd–4th co-ed) [12:30–2pm]
  • Basketball Camp (5–7th co-ed) [2:15–3:45pm]

July 15–18

  • Basketball Camp (8–12th ladies) [1–3pm]

July 17–19

  • Basketball Camp (8–12th gentlemen) [6–8pm]

July 20

  • Basketball Camp (8–12th gentlemen) [8–10am]
Lost And Found Piles

Grammar School

Parents, please be sure to read your child's class newsletter which is sent home in backpacks weekly for class specific news items.

Classroom Speech Meets
Mon.–Wed., Mar. 13–15

This year's Grammar School Classroom Speech Meets will take place Monday through Wednesday, March 13 through 15 (schedule below, further details coming soon).

All students should have their pieces memorized by Friday, March 3.

MONDAY, MARCH 13
6th Grade (CE3)

TUESDAY, MARCH 14
3rd Grade-Kimball (Classroom)
5th Grade-A (Sanctuary)
1st Grade-Rickert (CE3)
2nd Grade-Liimakka (CE3)
4th Grade-T.Szymanowski (Classroom)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15
3rd Grade-Mewes (Classroom)
5th Grade-B (Sanctuary)
1st Grade-Holland (CE3)
2nd Grade-Jones (CE3)
4th Grade-L.Szymanowski (Classroom)

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Protocol Photos Now Available on Jupiter

The Oaks' 2023 Protocol event was a lovely evening, enjoyed by all, and we are so thankful to have some beautiful photographs of the event. These photos are now available to Oaks parents via Jupiter. To view them, log into your Jupiter parent portal, select Materials, then School Office where the 2023 Protocol Photos link is available. Feel free to download and print any pictures you would like.

ACCS Blakey Prize in Fine Arts Competition
*Entry deadlines: Mar. 14 & Apr. 7

High school students (grades 9–12) from ACCS member schools are invited to compete with their peers from other ACCS member schools in a national visual arts competition. This competition has four categories, drawing, painting, apparel, and greeting cards, in which students may enter. For details please visit the ACCS Blakey Prize in Fine Arts Competition website and contact Mr. Trotter if you are interested in submitting an entry.

SAT School Day for Juniors – Wed., Mar. 22

Juniors and their parents, please read the SAT School Day Flyer from The Oaks College Advisor, Mrs. Lynn Gibson regarding the upcoming SAT School Day on Wednesday, March 22, in which all juniors are required to participate. Please contact Mrs. Gibson for questions.

Upcoming Activity Schedule Days

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule (see the posted schedules) on the following dates. Students will follow the modified schedule throughout these days with the activity being denoted in the list below.

Fri., Feb. 17 – AM Activity Schedule
All School Photo

FEBRUARY SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "They shall live by faith."
- Romans 1:16–17

Grammar School

Parents, please be sure to read your child's class newsletter which is sent home in backpacks weekly for class specific news items.

Classroom Speech Meets
Mon.–Wed., Mar. 13–15

This year's Grammar School Classroom Speech Meets will take place Monday through Wednesday, March 13 through 15 (schedule below, further details coming soon).

All students should have their pieces memorized by Friday, March 3.

MONDAY, MARCH 13
6th Grade (CE3)

TUESDAY, MARCH 14
3rd Grade-Kimball (Classroom)
5th Grade-A (Sanctuary)
1st Grade-Rickert (CE3)
2nd Grade-Liimakka (CE3)
4th Grade-T.Szymanowski (Classroom)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15
3rd Grade-Mewes (Classroom)
5th Grade-B (Sanctuary)
1st Grade-Holland (CE3)
2nd Grade-Jones (CE3)
4th Grade-L.Szymanowski (Classroom)

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Protocol Photos Now Available on Jupiter

The Oaks' 2023 Protocol event was a lovely evening, enjoyed by all, and we are so thankful to have some beautiful photographs of the event. These photos are now available to Oaks parents via Jupiter. To view them, log into your Jupiter parent portal, select Materials, then School Office where the 2023 Protocol Photos link is available. Feel free to download and print any pictures you would like.

ACCS Blakey Prize in Fine Arts Competition
*Entry deadlines: Mar. 14 & Apr. 7

High school students (grades 9–12) from ACCS member schools are invited to compete with their peers from other ACCS member schools in a national visual arts competition. This competition has four categories, drawing, painting, apparel, and greeting cards, in which students may enter. For details please visit the ACCS Blakey Prize in Fine Arts Competition website and contact Mr. Trotter if you are interested in submitting an entry.

SAT School Day for Juniors – Wed., Mar. 22

Juniors and their parents, please read the SAT School Day Flyer from The Oaks College Advisor, Mrs. Lynn Gibson regarding the upcoming SAT School Day on Wednesday, March 22, in which all juniors are required to participate. Please contact Mrs. Gibson for questions.

Upcoming Activity Schedule Days

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule (see the posted schedules) on the following dates. Students will follow the modified schedule throughout these days with the activity being denoted in the list below.

Fri., Feb. 17 – AM Activity Schedule
All School Photo

Upcoming Dates

June 13

  • K–4th Grade Last Day of School
  • Awards Program [8:30am]
  • Senior Class Brunch [10:30am]
  • Kindergarten Banana Split Reading Celebration [11am]
  • Kindergarten Dismissal [12pm]
  • Senior Assembly [12:30pm]

June 14

  • Last 1/2 Day of School [8:30am]
  • Cantabile [11:30am]
  • All School Picnic [12:00pm]
  • Used Uniform Sale [12-1pm]
  • Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony [7pm]
  • Yearbook Order Forms Due

June 18

  • Teachers' Last Day

June 18–20

  • Volleyball Camp (7–8th ladies) [2–4pm]

June 19–21

  • Volleyball Camp (9–12th ladies) [9am–12pm]
  • Volleyball Camp (2nd–6th ladies) [12:30–1:30pm]

June 21

  • 4th Quarter Report Cards Posted

June 24

  • Summer Office Hours Begin
    Mon.–Thurs., 9am–1pm

June 25–28

  • Soccer Camp (2nd–6th co-ed) [9–11am]
  • Soccer Camp (7–12th ladies) [5:30–7:30pm]

July 1–4

  • School Office Closed

July 8–11

  • Basketball Camp (2nd–4th co-ed) [12:30–2pm]
  • Basketball Camp (5–7th co-ed) [2:15–3:45pm]

July 15–18

  • Basketball Camp (8–12th ladies) [1–3pm]

July 17–19

  • Basketball Camp (8–12th gentlemen) [6–8pm]

July 20

  • Basketball Camp (8–12th gentlemen) [8–10am]