July 2023 update

Current School News

Current School News

July 2023 update

A Thought To Savor

"Summer is not for the absences of work, but for work of a different order - not leisure in the sense of recreation, but leisure in the sense of re-creation. It's for contemplation, reflection, delighting in, for the slow drinking in of great ideas and meaningful connections." (Behold: Summer by Sarah Menck)

Bible Reading Plan & Scripture Memory
Cantabile Liturgy & Prayers

All School

Summer Office Hours (through August)

Monday–Thursday (closed Fridays); 9am–1pm

Financial Aid Meeting - Tue, July 18 [9am]
* Attendance required for '23-24 tuition assistance
RSVP to Anya Schnell

If you are interested in receiving financial aid for the 2023-24 school year, Mr. Dowers will be hosting one more informational meeting regarding The Oaks' tuition assistance program on Tuesday, July 18 at 9am. Attendance at a financial aid meeting is required to apply for financial aid in the 2023-24 school year. Please RSVP to Mrs. Anya Schnell so that we can plan accordingly. 

Planned Move-in to New Building - Aug 11–28

The Oaks' new building is progressing quickly and the planned move-in dates are August 11 through 28. If you have availability and would like to help with this process please contact Facilities Manager, Mr. Colin Williams.

The Oaks' 1st Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk - Sat, Aug 19 [8:30am]
*Registration Now Open!

Register, sign-up to volunteer, and/or sponsor a participant today!

DATE: Saturday, August 19, 2023
TIME: 8:30am
AGES: 1–100+
STARTING LINE: In front of The Oaks' New Building

This community event is designed to have fun, as well as raise funds to help "Close the Gap" for the new building. A donation of $25 per racer is suggested & may be covered by the participant or through sponsorships. All registered participants will receive an "I Helped Close the Gap" t-shirt and refreshments at the end of the race. The registration site provides further details. Please email Development Director, Mrs. Shelley Moss, with any questions.

Junior Kindergarten Applications Now Open!

The Oaks is excited to introduce a Junior Kindergarten program beginning in the fall. This 3 hours, 3 days per week class is available for 4 year old children from current Oaks families. Please read through the Junior Kindergarten Program Overview for further details. The application form is available on Jupiter in the 2023-24 school year. Please contact Admissions Officer, Mrs. Anya Schnell if you have any questions.

2023-24 Supply Lists

The supply and literature lists for the upcoming school year are now available on the Supply Lists page, under the Parent tab.

Lands' End  Sale – Save the Date for VIP Back-to-School Savings!
*Begins July 14

July 14–21 – Save 20% + Penny Logos
July 22 – August 18 – Continue to save 20%
Lands' End website – School Number: 900069105
Code: UNIFORM – Pin: 2019
Sale Flyer

Buy Early!

The Lands' End sale is a great opportunity to buy your uniform items for the 2023-24 school year early. Because The Oaks begins school later than many schools across the country those who wait to purchase uniform items a week or two prior to the start of school often experience longer than usual wait times. To avoid this delay, and save some money, please consider purchasing your uniform items in July during the Lands' End sale. Typical processing times for Lands' End are 7–10 days, but in the months of August and September this processing time increases to 2–3 weeks. So, please plan ahead.

2023–24 Uniform Policy
*Please review clarifications made, prior to selling or purchasing any items.

It has been a beautiful visual shift across campus as the uniform transition period completed at the beginning of the '22-'23 school year. All items are now consistent & harmonious school wide. Thank you to all who have been faithful in paying attention to the little details that make this possible.

The 2023-24 Uniform Policy is now available. The policy changes for the upcoming year are merely an effort to increase clarity & simplify purchasing for families. The items in which there has been a clarification or refinement in verbiage are highlighted within the policy. We ask that all families please read the 2023-24 policy, taking special note of the highlighted pieces, prior to purchasing new pieces.

*The 2023-24 Uniform Pictorial Handbook will be available on the Uniform Ordering Page soon.

Fourth Quarter Report Cards Posted
* Report cards & transcripts are withheld for outstanding fees.

The 4th quarter report cards are posted. 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. *Please note that report cards and transcripts are being withheld if there are any outstanding fees from the '22–'23 school year.

Second Semester Honor Roll

Congratulations to those Oaks students who made the Honor Roll for the 2nd Semester of the 2022-23 school year!
Honor Roll - 2nd Semester

Conservatory - New Instructors & Summer Offerings
*updated

Summer Conservatory Flyer

The Oaks Conservatory summer registration is open and there are several exciting opportunities available this summer. Details and registrations for the classes & lessons listed below are available on the Conservatory website. The Conservatory is excited to announce the addition of new instructors, Mr. Evgeny Grechko (cello), Mrs. Kathy Gentili (flute), and Mr. Luke Copley (piano). Check out their bios on the website! Also, Mr. Samuel Jenkins is now accepting Beginning Piano students.

Bucket Drumming Class (4th grade & up) with Mrs. Sam Wollenhaupt
THURSDAYS, JULY 13, 20, 27 & AUGUST 3, 10, 17
9:00am–10:00am
Bucket Drumming – technique & theory combine into some really cool bucket beats

Additional Private Music Lessons:
Cello
Flute
Piano

Register Here

Summer Sports Camps
*Late Registration available (does not include t-shirt)

Summer Sports Camps Flyer

The Oaks is excited to be offering several sports camps again this summer.

July 17–20
Soccer (2nd–6th grade co-ed) [9–11am] – $95
Soccer (7–12th grade gentlemen) [3:30–5:30pm] – $95
Soccer (7–12th grade ladies) [5:30–7:30pm] – $95

July 18–21
Volleyball (2nd–6th grade ladies) [1–3pm] – $75

Registration is open for fellow Mountain Christian League (MCL) students as well as Oaks students. Capacity is limited for each camp, so registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Once the camp's capacity has been reached, registration will close for that camp. Registrations were due by June 15. The registration fee includes a camp t-shirt for those who registered by the due date. Late registrations will be accepted if space allows, but will not include a t-shirt.

All summer sports camp registrations are done through Jupiter. Any questions regarding Jupiter and registration should be directed to The Oaks Registrar, Mrs. Anya Schnell. Questions regarding the sports camps and athletics should be directed to The Oaks Athletic Director, Mr. Colin Williams

To register your current Oaks student:

  • Log in to your Jupiter parent portal
  • Switch to the 2023 Summer Activities School
  • Select Forms from the main menu (towards bottom)
  • Complete the required Activities: Pre-participation (Summer 2023) form
    • Camp registrations will not be processed until this form is completed
  • Register using the available sports camps forms 

To register a non-Oaks (MCL) student:

  • Use the Student Application Link
  • Select 2023 Summer The Oaks Activities for the School Year
  • In the Questions? Comments? box please enter;
    • the camp(s) your child is desiring to participate in
    • the MCL school your child attends
  • Complete the contact information
  • Hit Submit (if you have another child you would like to register, please select Add Another Student & repeat the steps)
  • Confirmation of your application will be sent once it has been processed. This confirmation will include detailed instructions for registering for your desired sports camps.

Upcoming Dates

Summer Office Hours:
Mon.–Thurs., 9am to 1pm
Closed July 1–4

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]

July 22–25

  • Flag Football Camp (4–7th gentlemen) [8–9:30am]

July 29–Aug. 1

  • Soccer Camp (7–12th gentlemen) [3:30–5:30pm]

Aug. 5–16

  • Grand Tour (Class of 2025)

Aug. 24

  • Fun Run

Aug. 27

  • Music on the Field

Sept. 2

  • School Office Closed (Labor Day)

Sept. 3

  • Regular Office Hours Resume [8am–4pm]
  • Teachers & Office Staff Return
  • High School Fall Sports Begin

Sept. 3–6

  • College Application Boot Camp (12th grade)
  • Yellowstone Field Trip (9th grade)

Grammar School

No news at this time.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Summer Reading Letters

All 7–12th grade Oaks students and parent should have received a summer reading letter from your literature/Traditio teacher. Below are each of the letters for your reference.

Seniors: College Application Boot Camp - Tue–Fri, Sept 5–8
*Register through Jupiter

All Oaks seniors are invited to participate in a College Application Boot Camp September 5–8 with Oaks' College Counselor, Mrs. Lynn Gibson. To register, please complete the "College Boot Camp Registration" form within "The Oaks Activities Summer 2023" school year on Jupiter. Please contact Lynn Gibson with any questions.

Fall Play Auditions - Tues. & Wed., Sept. 19 & 20
*7th Grade - Mon., Sept. 18

Auditions for the Fall Play will be Tuesday and Wednesday, September 19 & 20. Auditions for 7th grade will be Monday, September 18 prior to the Mt St Helens Field Trip. The Fall Play will be performed at The Oaks on Friday & Saturday, December 1 & 2.

Class of 2024 SAT Registration

Registration is now open for the August–December SAT on the College Board's website.

UPCOMING 2023 WEEKEND SAT DATES:
August 26, 2023
(Registration Deadline: 7/28, Late Registration Deadline: 8/15)
October 7, 2023
(Registration Deadline: 9/7, Late Registration Deadline: 9/26)
November 4, 2023
(Registration Deadline: 10/5, Late Registration Deadline: 10/24)
December 2, 2023
(Registration Deadline: 11/2, Late Registration Deadline: 11/21)

JULY SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION

For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming? For you are our glory and joy."
- 1 Thessalonians 2:19–20

Grammar School

No news at this time.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Summer Reading Letters

All 7–12th grade Oaks students and parent should have received a summer reading letter from your literature/Traditio teacher. Below are each of the letters for your reference.

Seniors: College Application Boot Camp - Tue–Fri, Sept 5–8
*Register through Jupiter

All Oaks seniors are invited to participate in a College Application Boot Camp September 5–8 with Oaks' College Counselor, Mrs. Lynn Gibson. To register, please complete the "College Boot Camp Registration" form within "The Oaks Activities Summer 2023" school year on Jupiter. Please contact Lynn Gibson with any questions.

Fall Play Auditions - Tues. & Wed., Sept. 19 & 20
*7th Grade - Mon., Sept. 18

Auditions for the Fall Play will be Tuesday and Wednesday, September 19 & 20. Auditions for 7th grade will be Monday, September 18 prior to the Mt St Helens Field Trip. The Fall Play will be performed at The Oaks on Friday & Saturday, December 1 & 2.

Class of 2024 SAT Registration

Registration is now open for the August–December SAT on the College Board's website.

UPCOMING 2023 WEEKEND SAT DATES:
August 26, 2023
(Registration Deadline: 7/28, Late Registration Deadline: 8/15)
October 7, 2023
(Registration Deadline: 9/7, Late Registration Deadline: 9/26)
November 4, 2023
(Registration Deadline: 10/5, Late Registration Deadline: 10/24)
December 2, 2023
(Registration Deadline: 11/2, Late Registration Deadline: 11/21)

Upcoming Dates

Summer Office Hours:
Mon.–Thurs., 9am to 1pm
Closed July 1–4

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]

July 22–25

  • Flag Football Camp (4–7th gentlemen) [8–9:30am]

July 29–Aug. 1

  • Soccer Camp (7–12th gentlemen) [3:30–5:30pm]

Aug. 5–16

  • Grand Tour (Class of 2025)

Aug. 24

  • Fun Run

Aug. 27

  • Music on the Field

Sept. 2

  • School Office Closed (Labor Day)

Sept. 3

  • Regular Office Hours Resume [8am–4pm]
  • Teachers & Office Staff Return
  • High School Fall Sports Begin

Sept. 3–6

  • College Application Boot Camp (12th grade)
  • Yellowstone Field Trip (9th grade)