January 30 - February 5, 2020

Current School News

January 30 - February 5, 2020

All School

Oaks Family Night - Senior Night - White Out Night
Mon., Feb. 3 - Oaks vs SCCS
Wear your white, Bring your family & friends, Let's fill the gym!

Monday, February 3rd is the final home game of the season so the administration wants to encourage everyone to attend for a family night. It is also senior night so join us in recognizing our seniors and their families in the last home game of their High School years. And because there is so much to celebrate, it's a white out night as well! Wear your white Oaks shirts (or another white top) and let's fill the stands. Spokane Classical is planning on bringing a large cheering squad, so let's show up in full force, forcing us to open both sets of bleachers (Oaks on one side SCCS on the other).

Dinner will be burgers and chicken caesar salad and will be served from 4:30-6pm. For only $5 per person (family maximum - $20), you will receive dinner and admission to all the games. There will also be half-time festivities. And last, but not least the administration has declared Monday a no homework night, just in case you needed another reason to attend. Let's show our team and SCCS that we are proud of our Oaks basketball. GO OAKS!!!

Game Times: 
4:00 pm - Boys JV
5:30 pm - Girls Varsity
7:00 pm - Boys Varsity

Talent Show Sign-Ups - Jan. 27-Feb.1

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, with sign-ups occurring the week of January 27-February 1. Please see the letter below for further details.

Talent Show Information

Kindergarten Open Enrollment Begins Feb. 3

Kindergarten enrollment for new families opens Monday, February 3. If you have interested family or friends please encourage them to set up an initial visit by contacting the school office or attend one of our upcoming open houses. 

Re-enrollment for 2020-21 School Year Begins Feb. 3

Current family re-enrollment for 1st - 12th grades begins Monday, February 3rd and are due by Friday, February 14th. Re-enrollment forms will be sent home with your eldest child Friday, January 31.

Re-enrollment Form

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!

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.

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

Open House Invite

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

Oaks Basketball - Upcoming Home Game Schedule

Please see the athletics page of the website for further information.

Friday, January 31
4pm - JV Boys vs CCS (Tournament Game)

5:30pm Boys Varsity vs ICA

Friday, January 31 - Saturday, February 1
Boys JV Basketball Tournament
Location: The Warehouse (Friday)
Northwest Christian (Saturday)
Game 1 - 4pm @ The Oaks vs CCS

Monday, February 3 vs SCCS
*Senior Night - Family Night - White Out Night*
4pm - Boys JV
5:30pm - Girls Varsity
7pm - Boys Varsity

Thursday, February 6 - Saturday, February 8
Boys & Girls Varsity Basketball Tournaments
Location: The Oaks & Bowdish Middle School
Boys Tournament Bracket
Girls Tournament Bracket
Saturday Schedule - Awards and Events

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"

GO OAKS!!! Come Cheer on the Basketball Teams!
GO OAKS!!! Come Cheer on the Basketball Teams!

Grammar School

There is no news at this time.

Secondary School

Thriving in HS Workshop for 8th & 9th Grade Parents - Tues., Feb. 4
*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 4 from 6:30-8:30pm. Please see the attached flyer for further details.

Thriving Workshop Flyer

Poetry Out Loud

- Regional Competition - Thurs., Jan. 30

At 7pm on Thursday, January 30th, at the Downtown Library, Oaks Junior, Sam McEachran, will represent The Oaks in the Regional Poetry Out Loud competition. The event is free and open to the public. All Oaks folks are warmly invited to support our fine young poet, Mr. Sam McEachran!

- 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

High School Protocol - Sat., Feb. 29

- Dress Checks - Please sign up in office
*Jan. 28 - Feb. 11 - space is limited

A Protocol dress check sign up is available in the school office. High School ladies may stop by to sign up for a lunch or after school time slot on Tuesdays or Thursdays January 28 through February 11. Available days are Tues., Jan. 28, Thurs., Jan. 30, Tues. Feb. 4, Thurs. Feb. 6, or Tues., Feb. 11. February 13 is reserved for rechecks only. Please direct further questions to Miss Stacey Miller or Mrs. Amy Kim.

Ladies Dress Code
Gentlemen Dress Code

- Meal Choice & Balance Due - Feb. 7

A Protocol Meal Choice and Balance Due form was sent home with your high school student last week. 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

Grammar School

There is no news at this time.

Secondary School

Thriving in HS Workshop for 8th & 9th Grade Parents - Tues., Feb. 4
*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 4 from 6:30-8:30pm. Please see the attached flyer for further details.

Thriving Workshop Flyer

Poetry Out Loud

- Regional Competition - Thurs., Jan. 30

At 7pm on Thursday, January 30th, at the Downtown Library, Oaks Junior, Sam McEachran, will represent The Oaks in the Regional Poetry Out Loud competition. The event is free and open to the public. All Oaks folks are warmly invited to support our fine young poet, Mr. Sam McEachran!

- 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

High School Protocol - Sat., Feb. 29

- Dress Checks - Please sign up in office
*Jan. 28 - Feb. 11 - space is limited

A Protocol dress check sign up is available in the school office. High School ladies may stop by to sign up for a lunch or after school time slot on Tuesdays or Thursdays January 28 through February 11. Available days are Tues., Jan. 28, Thurs., Jan. 30, Tues. Feb. 4, Thurs. Feb. 6, or Tues., Feb. 11. February 13 is reserved for rechecks only. Please direct further questions to Miss Stacey Miller or Mrs. Amy Kim.

Ladies Dress Code
Gentlemen Dress Code

- Meal Choice & Balance Due - Feb. 7

A Protocol Meal Choice and Balance Due form was sent home with your high school student last week. 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

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"