January 27 - February 2, 2022

Current School News

Current School News

January 27 - February 2, 2022

Parent Education Corner

"Now I am concerned, first and last, to maintain that unless you can save the fathers, you cannot save the children; that at present we cannot save others, for we cannot save ourselves. We cannot teach citizenship if we are not citizens; we cannot free others if we have forgotten the appetite of freedom. Education is only truth in a state of transmission; and how can we pass on truth if it has never come into our hand?"
- G.K. Chesterton, What's Wrong With the World

Thank you to all who attended the Parent Academy Movie Night! For further reflections on the evening check out the podcast Movies & Film in the Parenting in Paideia section on The Oaks app.

All School

JV Boys Basketball Tournament - Fri. & Sat., Jan. 28 & 29

The Oaks is excited to host this year's Mountain Christian League Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament Friday and Saturday, January 28 and 29! The tournament format is "Pool Play" Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, transitioning to "Trophy Play" Saturday afternoon. We'd love to have fans come cheer on The Oaks JV team.

The Championship game will take place at The Oaks on Saturday at 6:30pm! 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, with hamburgers, hotdogs, and sides available for $6 at lunch (12–2pm) and dinner (4–6pm). 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.

Oaks Senior Night
Mon., Jan. 31 – Oaks vs SAC

All Oaks families are invited to come cheer on our Oaks basketball teams Monday, January 31 for the final games of the season (prior to the tournament February 3–5). This will be a very special evening of athletics as we celebrate our Oaks seniors. Come celebrate Oaks seniors on the basketball teams to recognize them for their years on the team, the contributions they've made, and what they have meant to the program. Players will be acknowledged prior to each varsity game in the gym. Let's fill the gym in unity as we thank God for His faithfulness and kindness. This is sure to be a great blessing to our seniors and their families!

4:00–JV Boys
5:30–Varsity Girls
7:00–Varsity Boys

The Gathering Place - Closed Wed., Feb. 2

The Oaks' Coffee bar, The Gathering Place, will be closed on Wednesday, February 2 due to semester tests for our rhetoric students.

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. For full tournament details, please visit the Mountain Christian League website.

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

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.

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.

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.
Online Ordering

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
* Mon., Jan. 31  – Kindergarten Priority Registration Due
* Tues., Feb. 1 – Kindergarten Open Enrollment Begins

* 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. Kindergarten priority registration is due by Monday, January 31 and 1–12th grade priority registration 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.

Friday Pizza Hot Lunch
* Orders must be placed by 3pm Wed.

Pizza hot lunch is being offered on Fridays once again!  Orders may be placed via Jupiter and paid with cash or check in the school office or with a credit card through Jupiter. 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, January 27
The Oaks vs NICS (Home Game)
4:00–JV Boys
5:30–Varsity Girls
7:00–Varsity Boys

Friday & Saturday, January 28 & 29
Mountain Christian League JV Boys Basketball Tournament at The Oaks
Tournament details are posted on the Mountain Christian League website.

Monday, January 31 - Senior Night!
The Oaks vs SAC (Home Game)
4:00–JV Boys
5:30–Varsity Girls
7:00–Varsity Boys

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.

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

Protocol Announcement Pic

Grammar School

Classroom Speech Meet - Wed., Mar. 16

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 16 for this year's Grammar School Classroom Speech Meets. Additional details will be sent home with your child soon. 

Grade Alerts in Jupiter

Would you like to receive a brief text or email each week that allows you to see your child's current grades in each subject? If so, click the "Settings" tab in Jupiter and update your settings accordingly.

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

Rhetoric School Semester Tests - Students Leaving Campus Protocols
Wed.–Thurs., Feb. 2–3
*Permission Notes Due Mon., Jan. 31

During semester tests, Wednesday and Thursday, February 2 and 3, rhetoric students (10-12th grades) may arrive to campus on time for their test and leave campus once all tests for the day are completed. Any students planning to leave campus early must turn a parent permission note into the school office no later than 3:30pm Monday, January 31. A permission note is available under "Forms" in Jupiter for your use. Students will need to sign out in the school office when leaving early. Students will not be allowed to make phone calls to receive permission the day of, so please plan ahead. While on campus, during the school day, all students are expected to be in uniform. Please note, that all students will have a regular school day on Monday and Tuesday, January 31 and February 1. Students will be dismissed early on Friday, February 4 at 12:45pm, following Cantabile.
Rhetoric School 1st Semester Test Schedule

Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition - Thurs., Feb. 3 [7pm]

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. Please contact Miss Emily Woodroof if you are interested in observing the performances.

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.

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

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 16 for this year's Grammar School Classroom Speech Meets. Additional details will be sent home with your child soon. 

Grade Alerts in Jupiter

Would you like to receive a brief text or email each week that allows you to see your child's current grades in each subject? If so, click the "Settings" tab in Jupiter and update your settings accordingly.

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

Rhetoric School Semester Tests - Students Leaving Campus Protocols
Wed.–Thurs., Feb. 2–3
*Permission Notes Due Mon., Jan. 31

During semester tests, Wednesday and Thursday, February 2 and 3, rhetoric students (10-12th grades) may arrive to campus on time for their test and leave campus once all tests for the day are completed. Any students planning to leave campus early must turn a parent permission note into the school office no later than 3:30pm Monday, January 31. A permission note is available under "Forms" in Jupiter for your use. Students will need to sign out in the school office when leaving early. Students will not be allowed to make phone calls to receive permission the day of, so please plan ahead. While on campus, during the school day, all students are expected to be in uniform. Please note, that all students will have a regular school day on Monday and Tuesday, January 31 and February 1. Students will be dismissed early on Friday, February 4 at 12:45pm, following Cantabile.
Rhetoric School 1st Semester Test Schedule

Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition - Thurs., Feb. 3 [7pm]

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. Please contact Miss Emily Woodroof if you are interested in observing the performances.

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.

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

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