July 2021

Current School News

Current School News

July, 2021

All School

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

July & August
Monday through Thursday
9:00am to 3:00pm
Closed July 19–August 6

Embroidery Opportunity - Drop off items by July 15 or August 19

Families with uniform items (sweater vests or cardigans) still needing The Oaks logo embroidered on them for the fall may bring these items into the school office this summer (during summer office hours). There will be two batches brought to the embroiderers, with items being due to the office by July 15 for the first batch or August 19 for the second. When items are available for pick-up you will be notified and the cost of $5.45 (tax included) per item will be applied to your Jupiter account to be paid online or in the office. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Laurie Gardner in the office. Please note that only uniform items for the upcoming year will be embroidered (not grandfathered in items). Please read the 2021-22 Uniform Policy carefully to be aware of all the updates for next year. 

Music on the Field
Twins Concert  - Fri., July 30 at 6pm

The Oaks is excited to welcome you and your family to join us for several evenings of fellowship and music this summer at The Oaks' Music on the Field. Bring a picnic dinner, dessert to share with friends, drinks, and lawn chairs or blankets and come enjoy the beautiful weather, music, and friends. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Oaks' Music on the Field:
Friday, July 30th - 6–8pm – Twins Concert
Friday, August 27th - 6–8pm – Music Camp Concert

Tuition Payments/Automatic Bank Withdrawal

Tuition payments are automatically withdrawn on the 5th of each month (not thru Jupiter). If you need to update your bank account information for tuition payments please complete the "Automatic Bank Withdrawal Form" under the "Forms" tab within Jupiter. As you have committed to paying monthly for the entire year, you will see tuition marked as paid in full in Jupiter even though your payment will be made monthly. 

As projected enrollment impacts decisions regarding expenses for the 2021-22 school year, please understand that summer tuition payments, enrollment fees, and resource fees are not refundable or transferable. There are families in the wait pool and we want to be able to let them know immediately if any openings become available, so if your enrollment plans change please contact the school office.

Second Semester Honor Roll

Congratulations to those Oaks students who made the Honor Roll for the 2nd Semester of the 2020-21 school year!
Honor Roll - 2nd Semester

Paying Additional Fees through Jupiter

To make a payment through Jupiter:

  • Log into your parent account and select "Pay" from the menu to view your current invoice.
  • Change the year (at the top of the screen) to match the year in which the fee was added if needed. For example, summer camp fees are in the year "2021 Summer" and Yearbooks are in year "2020-21."
  • Click the "Pay" button, select your payment method (checking/savings or credit card) and amount.
  • When setting up a Checking/Savings Account payment there will be two small deposits made to the bank account and an email request to validate these deposits (this will take a couple of days), but is a one-time process. Future payments may be made without validating the bank account. 

Payments may be made for any fees, other than tuition. Jupiter does charge a small convenience fee.

Please contact the school office if you have questions. 

AmazonSmile Available on iPhone

You can support The Oaks when you place Amazon orders through your phone. Follow the steps below to get started:
AmazonSmile App Set-up

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your phone 
  2. Go into the main menu and select "Settings"
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the instructions

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Conservatory Summer Program

The Oaks Conservatory has lots to offer this summer! Offerings include, private & group lessons, Musikgarten, Music Camp, art classes, and Music on the Field. See the flyer for more details. Registration is available through the Conservatory Website or by calling the school office.
Conservatory Summer Program Flyer
Summer Music Camp

Latin Boot Camp - Aug. 23–25, 9am to 1pm

Latin Magistri, Mr. Eric Indgjerd and Mr. Ross Tasche, will prepare incoming new students and their parents for Latin at The Oaks at this summer's Latin Boot Camp. The camp will run Monday through Wednesday, August 23rd through 25th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The cost is $50 per student or $100 per family. Mark your calendars! To register, fill out the form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter.
Latin Boot Camp Registration

Summer sports camps are listed below in the Grammar and Logic & Rhetoric school sections.

Upcoming Dates

Nov. 18

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th)
  • End of 1st Quarter
  • Picture Day

Nov. 21–25

  • Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Dec. 1

  • 1st Quarter Report Cards Posted

Dec. 2–3

  • It's A Wonderful Life Dessert Theatre
    Friday @ 7pm; Saturday @ 2pm & 6pm

Dec. 5

  • AM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 9

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 10

  • Oaks Staff Christmas Party

Dec. 13

  • Christmas Concert Rehearsal @ The Fox Theater
  • Christmas Concert @ The Fox Theater [7pm]

Dec. 14

  • Late Start [9:30am]

Dec. 15

  • Winter Ball Gown Closet

Dec. 16

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th Grades)
  • Christmas Cantabile [2:45–3:15pm}
  • Family Night

Dec. 19 – Jan. 2

  • Christmas Break (No School)

Jan. 2

  • Teachers & Office Staff Return to School
  • Kindergarten Priority Enrollment Begins

Jan. 3

  • Classes Resume

Jan. 6

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th Grades)
  • Family Night
Conservatory Summer Flyer
Summer Music Camp

Grammar School

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS

The Oaks is excited to offer sports camps for Grammar School students this summer. To register, fill out a form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or in Jupiter.

Gentlemen's Football Skills Camp

Dates: Mon.–Thurs., July 12th–15th
Times: 8:00–9:00 AM (rising 3rd & 4th grades)
9:00–10:00 AM (rising 5th & 6th grades)
Coaches: Ryan Heacock and team
Cost: $10 per student
Football Skills Camp Registration

Gentlemen's Junior High Basketball Intensive

Dates: Mon.–Thurs., July 12th–15th
Times: 3:00–5:00 PM (rising 5th–9th grades)
Coach: Spencer Ansett
Cost: $10 per student
Description: Coach Spencer Ansett will work with Oaks young men to develop and enhance various basketball skills (i.e. dribbling, passing, shooting, understanding the game's logic).
Jr High Basketball Intensive Registration

Ladies' & Gentlemen's Basketball Skills Camp
Registrations due by Wed., June 14

Dates: Mon.–Thurs., July 19th–22nd
Times: 8:00–9:00 AM (rising 1st & 2nd grades)
9:00–10:00 AM (rising 3rd & 4th grades)
Coaches: Jami Schaefer and team
Cost: $10 per student
Description: This camp will teach the basic basketball fundamentals of ball handling, passing, form shooting, rebounding, and defense. The goal of this camp is to get Oaks students excited about basketball in an encouraging and fun environment and to send them home with drills they can work on independently over the summer.
Basketball Skills Camp Registration

Ladies' & Gentlemen's Soccer Skills Camp
Registrations due by Wed., June 14

Dates: Mon.–Thurs., July 26th–29th
Times: 8:00–9:00 AM (rising 3rd & 4th grades)
9:00–10:00 AM (rising 5th & 6th grades)
Coaches: Trevor Osborne and Sara Kimball
Cost: $10 per student
Soccer Skills Camp Registration

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Ties Optional for Rhetoric School Girls

The updated uniform policy included ties as a part of the required formal uniform for Rhetoric girls. These ties will be an optional item for girls in 10th-12th grades to wear with their blazers, but not required (and will not be worn for formal uniform events). The policy will be updated soon to reflect this change. In the meantime, any families who purchased a tie for this purpose and would like to return it may contact Mr. Trotter for assistance.

2021-22 Literature Lists

Literature lists for the upcoming school year are available on the Supply Lists page. These links will bring you to an Amazon Wish List with all the books needed. Please read the notes associated with each book carefully to ensure you are purchasing the correct items.
*Update: It has come to our attention--for reasons we cannot explain nor understand--the literature lists assembled on Amazon were merged with old, outdated lists. We have corrected the error and are doing what we can to prevent it in the future, but please check the pdfs on the Supply Lists page to ensure you have, or are, purchasing the correct books. 

NOTES FROM THE OFFICE OF COLLEGE & CAREER COUNSELING:

College Application Boot Camp for Rising Seniors
Regular Registration Deadline is August 1

Rising seniors are invited to attend "College Application Boot Camp" September 7–11, to get a jumpstart on college applications before senior year begins. The regular registration price is $175, due to the office by August 1. Please see the attached registration form for details. Contact Mrs. Gibson for questions.
College Application Boot Camp Registration

The Search Podcast for College Admissions Information

Produced by Dartmouth University, The Search podcast is a conversation about college admissions, sometimes drawing on Dartmouth's community as guests, but it's decidedly not about getting into Dartmouth. This project is a discussion, blast of advice, and reflection drawn from the Dean's resources at Dartmouth as well as colleagues from other colleges. Topics include navigating the college admissions process, finding a college that is a "financial fit," and what happens to your application after you hit the "submit" button.
The Search Podcast

Summer Tasks for Rising Seniors

Rising seniors, take time this summer to learn how to find, apply and win scholarships through this helpful resource on CollegeData.com.

What should rising seniors be doing over the summer? Lee Shulman Bierer, an independent counselor based in Charlotte, NC, provides rising seniors three important tasks to consider accomplishing during the summer ahead.
What Should Rising Seniors be Doing Over the Summer?

SUMMER CAMPS & CLASSES

Gentlemen's Junior High Basketball Intensive
Mon.–Thurs., July 12–15, 3-5pm *for rising 5th–9th grades

The Oaks is excited to announce a Junior High basketball intensive summer camp Monday through Thursday, July 12th through 15th from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Coach Spencer Ansett will work with Oaks young men to develop and enhance various basketball skills (i.e. dribbling, passing, shooting, understanding the game's logic). The cost is $30 per student. To register, fill out the form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter.
Jr High Basketball Intensive Registration

Traditio for Parents
Registrations due by Wed., June 14

What exactly is Traditio? Miss Brittany Hartke would love to show you in a parent Traditio class this summer. For two weeks parents will receive a Traditio class experience. There will be reading, discussion, presenting, and a quiz, of course. There are two sections being offered.

CLASS #1 - Dante's Inferno
This will be an introduction to the medieval cosmos and a deep dive into the sinfulness of sin. There will be much less reading required of you outside of class, but you will be signing up to summarize a chapter for the class in a lesson presentation.
Cost: $60
Days: Monday/Wednesday
Dates: August 9, 11, 16 & 18
Time: 6:00–8:00pm
Location: MP#4 (Miss Hartke's classroom)

CLASS # 2 - That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
In fiction and essay Lewis raises questions about education, science, and morality. This is a heavy reading course, the book is 380 pages. A portion of the book should be completed before the beginning of class.
Cost: $60
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Dates: August 10, 12, 17 & 19
Time: 6:00–8:00pm
Location: MP#4 (Miss Hartke's classroom)

Parents often say they wish they could have their children's education, here's your chance. To register, fill out the form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter. Class size is limited, so don't delay.
Traditio for Parents Registration

Grammar School

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS

The Oaks is excited to offer sports camps for Grammar School students this summer. To register, fill out a form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or in Jupiter.

Gentlemen's Football Skills Camp

Dates: Mon.–Thurs., July 12th–15th
Times: 8:00–9:00 AM (rising 3rd & 4th grades)
9:00–10:00 AM (rising 5th & 6th grades)
Coaches: Ryan Heacock and team
Cost: $10 per student
Football Skills Camp Registration

Gentlemen's Junior High Basketball Intensive

Dates: Mon.–Thurs., July 12th–15th
Times: 3:00–5:00 PM (rising 5th–9th grades)
Coach: Spencer Ansett
Cost: $10 per student
Description: Coach Spencer Ansett will work with Oaks young men to develop and enhance various basketball skills (i.e. dribbling, passing, shooting, understanding the game's logic).
Jr High Basketball Intensive Registration

Ladies' & Gentlemen's Basketball Skills Camp
Registrations due by Wed., June 14

Dates: Mon.–Thurs., July 19th–22nd
Times: 8:00–9:00 AM (rising 1st & 2nd grades)
9:00–10:00 AM (rising 3rd & 4th grades)
Coaches: Jami Schaefer and team
Cost: $10 per student
Description: This camp will teach the basic basketball fundamentals of ball handling, passing, form shooting, rebounding, and defense. The goal of this camp is to get Oaks students excited about basketball in an encouraging and fun environment and to send them home with drills they can work on independently over the summer.
Basketball Skills Camp Registration

Ladies' & Gentlemen's Soccer Skills Camp
Registrations due by Wed., June 14

Dates: Mon.–Thurs., July 26th–29th
Times: 8:00–9:00 AM (rising 3rd & 4th grades)
9:00–10:00 AM (rising 5th & 6th grades)
Coaches: Trevor Osborne and Sara Kimball
Cost: $10 per student
Soccer Skills Camp Registration

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

2021-22 Literature Lists

Literature lists for the upcoming school year are available on the Supply Lists page. These links will bring you to an Amazon Wish List with all the books needed. Please read the notes associated with each book carefully to ensure you are purchasing the correct items.

NOTES FROM THE OFFICE OF COLLEGE & CAREER COUNSELING:

College Application Boot Camp for Rising Seniors
Regular Registration Deadline is August 1

Rising seniors are invited to attend "College Application Boot Camp" September 7–11, to get a jumpstart on college applications before senior year begins. The regular registration price is $175, due to the office by August 1. Please see the attached registration form for details. Contact Mrs. Gibson for questions.
College Application Boot Camp Registration

The Search Podcast for College Admissions Information

Produced by Dartmouth University, The Search podcast is a conversation about college admissions, sometimes drawing on Dartmouth's community as guests, but it's decidedly not about getting into Dartmouth. This project is a discussion, blast of advice, and reflection drawn from the Dean's resources at Dartmouth as well as colleagues from other colleges. Topics include navigating the college admissions process, finding a college that is a "financial fit," and what happens to your application after you hit the "submit" button.
The Search Podcast

Summer Tasks for Rising Seniors

Rising seniors, take time this summer to learn how to find, apply and win scholarships through this helpful resource on CollegeData.com.

What should rising seniors be doing over the summer? Lee Shulman Bierer, an independent counselor based in Charlotte, NC, provides rising seniors three important tasks to consider accomplishing during the summer ahead.
What Should Rising Seniors be Doing Over the Summer?

SUMMER CAMPS & CLASSES

Gentlemen's Junior High Basketball Intensive
Mon.–Thurs., July 12–15, 3-5pm *for rising 5th–9th grades

The Oaks is excited to announce a Junior High basketball intensive summer camp Monday through Thursday, July 12th through 15th from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Coach Spencer Ansett will work with Oaks young men to develop and enhance various basketball skills (i.e. dribbling, passing, shooting, understanding the game's logic). The cost is $30 per student. To register, fill out the form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter.
Jr High Basketball Intensive Registration

Traditio for Parents
Registrations due by Wed., June 14

What exactly is Traditio? Miss Brittany Hartke would love to show you in a parent Traditio class this summer. For two weeks parents will receive a Traditio class experience. There will be reading, discussion, presenting, and a quiz, of course. There are two sections being offered.

CLASS #1 - Dante's Inferno
This will be an introduction to the medieval cosmos and a deep dive into the sinfulness of sin. There will be much less reading required of you outside of class, but you will be signing up to summarize a chapter for the class in a lesson presentation.
Cost: $60
Days: Monday/Wednesday
Dates: August 9, 11, 16 & 18
Time: 6:00–8:00pm
Location: MP#4 (Miss Hartke's classroom)

CLASS # 2 - That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
In fiction and essay Lewis raises questions about education, science, and morality. This is a heavy reading course, the book is 380 pages. A portion of the book should be completed before the beginning of class.
Cost: $60
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Dates: August 10, 12, 17 & 19
Time: 6:00–8:00pm
Location: MP#4 (Miss Hartke's classroom)

Parents often say they wish they could have their children's education, here's your chance. To register, fill out the form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter. Class size is limited, so don't delay.
Traditio for Parents Registration

Upcoming Dates

Nov. 18

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th)
  • End of 1st Quarter
  • Picture Day

Nov. 21–25

  • Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Dec. 1

  • 1st Quarter Report Cards Posted

Dec. 2–3

  • It's A Wonderful Life Dessert Theatre
    Friday @ 7pm; Saturday @ 2pm & 6pm

Dec. 5

  • AM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 9

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 10

  • Oaks Staff Christmas Party

Dec. 13

  • Christmas Concert Rehearsal @ The Fox Theater
  • Christmas Concert @ The Fox Theater [7pm]

Dec. 14

  • Late Start [9:30am]

Dec. 15

  • Winter Ball Gown Closet

Dec. 16

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th Grades)
  • Christmas Cantabile [2:45–3:15pm}
  • Family Night

Dec. 19 – Jan. 2

  • Christmas Break (No School)

Jan. 2

  • Teachers & Office Staff Return to School
  • Kindergarten Priority Enrollment Begins

Jan. 3

  • Classes Resume

Jan. 6

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th Grades)
  • Family Night