January 6 - 12, 2022

Current School News

Current School News

January 6 - 12, 2022

Parent Education Corner

"Now the beginning of discipline is humility. Although the lessons of humility are many, the three which follow are especial importance for the students: first, that he hold no knowledge and no writing in contempt; second, that he blush to learn from no man; and third, that when he has attained learning himself, that he not look down upon everyone else."
- Hugh of St. Victor, Didiscalion, 12th Century

Check out the latest Monday Meal through The Oaks app this week!

All School

Mid-Term Grades Now Available on Jupiter

Second quarter mid-term grades are now available on Jupiter. Please check your child's grades at this time.

As a reminder, parents may sign up for weekly grade alerts through Jupiter. To do so, go to Settings and select the type of reminder you would like to receive under Grades. Jupiter will then send you a message with your child's current grades each week on the day you select. Please note that teachers may enter grades at different times then one another. If you have questions about your child's grades please contact his teacher directly.

Oliver! Auditions - Jan. 11–14

The Oaks' Spring Musical, Oliver!, is scheduled for May 6–7 & 13–14.

Auditions will be held after school January 11–14. Students in grades 2–12 may audition. Specific audition times and further information is available in the flyer below. Sign up on the theatre board in the MP building and then pick up an audition packet from Mrs. Woodroof's office. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Oliver! Auditions Flyer

Friday Pizza Hot Lunch
*Weekly orders must be placed by Wed. at 3pm
*Monthly orders must be placed by the 1st Wed. of the month at 3pm

After almost two years, the pizza crew is excited to provide hot lunch on Fridays once again! There have been changes made to the ordering process, so please be sure to read the details carefully. Orders will be made via Jupiter and may be 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 - January (to order for the entire month) OR Pizza Lunch Order - WEEKLY - Jan 14 (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.
  • 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.

Embroidery Opportunity - Drop off by Thurs., Jan. 13

If you have uniform items (navy sweater vest or cardigan from Dennis) which needed to be embroidered with the school logo, please bring them to the school office no later than the end of the day on Thursday, January 13. The all school picture is coming up (Mon., Feb. 7), so submitting your items now will ensure that you have them back in-hand in plenty of time to be ready. All items are labeled with a sticker by the office, but you are highly encouraged to also have your name on the garment tag. The cost of $5.45 per item will be reflected in your Jupiter account, and payment may be made via card through Jupiter or via cash or check in the office.

Lost & Found - Thurs., Jan. 13

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. 

Parent Academy: Family Movie Night - Sat., Jan. 15 [6–8:30pm]

This year The Oaks has invested in several new efforts to support families and parents in this partnership. One way in which this is being done is by providing parents with resources through The OaksCCA app. Another is increasing opportunities to gather in person for Parent Academy events, as well as more occasions for fellowship and learning together.  Therefore, we are excited to announce that the first of these is set for Saturday, January 15. Join us for this time of fellowship and edification as we consider how to raise children amidst the ever rising flood of digital media. The question for us to contemplate is, "Are we thinking rightly about social media?" We will be watching The Social Dilemma (2020), to be followed by a discussion afterwards. The evening begins at 6pm and concludes around 8:30pm. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Students are also welcome to attend with their parents. Stay tuned for further updates, and we look forward to seeing you there!

2022 Talent Show Information
*Sign-ups: Jan. 24–28 (during music classes)
*Try-outs: Feb. 14–18 (during music/choir class times)

The Oaks 2022 Talent Show is coming this spring (date TBD)! 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, with sign-ups available the week of Jan. 24. Please read the Talent Show Information Letter for all the details.

Continuous Enrollment & Priority Registration for 2022-23 School Year
*Kindergarten Priority Registration Due by Mon., Jan. 31

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.

Snow Closures Announced via Text Message
**Opt in on Jupiter**

Beginning this year, The Oaks will be announcing any snow closures via Jupiter text messaging. To make sure you receive these messages you will need to opt in on Jupiter. To do so:

  1. Log into your parent portal on Jupiter.
  2. Select Settings from the menu.
  3. Check the appropriate boxes under Text Msg for the types of texts you'd like to receive (you will need to select Emergency alerts and Messages to insure you receive snow closure announcements).
  4. Each parent will need to log into their own account to complete this process.

Parking Lot Etiquette Reminders (for all drivers)

As we enter the new year, we wanted to remind all drivers to please carefully review the attached parking lot etiquette and map. We ask that you share this information with anyone who will be driving to and from school.
Parking Lot Etiquette and Map

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 letter below.
Athletics Director Letter

Friday, January 7
The Oaks vs CCS (Away Game)
4:00–JV Boys
5:30–Varsity Girls
7:00–Varsity Boys

Monday, January 10
The Oaks vs CCA (Home Game)
5:30–JV Boys
7:00–Varsity Girls

Tuesday, January 11
The Oaks vs Logos Online (Home Game)
4:00–JV Boys
The Oaks vs House of the Lord (Home Game)
5:30–Varsity Girls
The Oaks vs ICA (Home Game)
7:00–Varsity Boys

Friday, January 14
The Oaks vs PCS (Away Game)
4:00–JV Boys
5:30–Varsity Girls
7:00–Varsity Boys

Monday, January 17
The Oaks vs CHS (Away Game)
5:30–Varsity Girls

Wednesday, January 19
The Oaks vs SCCS (Away Game @ The Oaks)
4:00–JV Boys
5:30–Varsity Girls
7:00–Varsity Boys

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

Conservatory Drawing Class
Oliver Auditions
Coffee Bar

Grammar School

No News at This Time

The Grammar School has no news at this time

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

January Scripture Memorization

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him." When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. So they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet: 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.'" Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back to word to me, that I may come and worship Him also." When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshipped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.

Matthew 2:1–12

New Drawing Class Through  The Oaks Conservatory!
*Available for 7–12th Grades

The Oaks Conservatory is excited to introduce Art Instructor, Kate Walker and two new drawing classes - Fundamentals & Figure Studies! For more information about the classes and instructor read the flyer below.
Drawing Class Flyer
Register Here

Activity Schedule for Christmas Concert Rehearsals
Thur., Jan. 13, & Mon., Jan. 17

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule on Thursday, January 13, and Monday, January 17 to incorporate in additional Christmas concert rehearsals from 2 to 3pm each of these days.

Poetry Out Loud - Tues., Jan. 11 [2–3pm]

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule on Tuesday, January 11 so that all can enjoy this year's Poetry Out Loud School Competition at 2pm in the sanctuary. Mr. Ben Palpant will also be speaking. Parents are welcome to come and enjoy the presentations.

Christmas Choir & Instrumental Concert - Tues., Jan. 18 at 7pm

The Logic & Rhetoric School Choir & Instrumental Concert will be held on Tuesday, January 18 in the gym, beginning at 7pm. We hope to see you there!

Juniors & Seniors: Scholarship Season Begins in Jan.

For students planning on applying for scholarships toward college, this excellent link from CollegeData is a great place to start: 7 Ways to Approach (and Win) Scholarships with Scholarship Finder

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

No News at This Time

The Grammar School has no news at this time

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

January Scripture Memorization

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him." When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. So they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet: 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.'" Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back to word to me, that I may come and worship Him also." When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshipped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.

Matthew 2:1–12

New Drawing Class Through  The Oaks Conservatory!
*Available for 7th–12th Grades

The Oaks Conservatory is excited to introduce Art Instructor, Kate Walker and two new drawing classes - Fundamentals & Figure Studies! For more information about the classes and instructor read the flyer below.
Drawing Class Flyer
Register Here

Activity Schedule for Christmas Concert Rehearsals
Thur., Jan. 6, Thur., Jan. 13, & Mon., Jan. 17

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule on Thursday, January 6, Thursday, January 13, and Monday, January 17 to incorporate in additional Christmas concert rehearsals from 2 to 3pm each of these days.

Poetry Out Loud - Tues., Jan. 11 [2–3pm]

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule on Tuesday, January 11 so that all can enjoy this year's Poetry Out Loud School Competition at 2pm in the sanctuary. Mr. Ben Palpant will also be speaking. Parents are welcome to come and enjoy the presentations.

Christmas Choir & Instrumental Concert - Tues., Jan. 18 at 7pm

The Logic & Rhetoric School Choir & Instrumental Concert will be held on Tuesday, January 18 in the gym, beginning at 7pm. We hope to see you there!

Juniors & Seniors: Scholarship Season Begins in Jan.

For students planning on applying for scholarships toward college, this excellent link from CollegeData is a great place to start: 7 Ways to Approach (and Win) Scholarships with Scholarship Finder

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