June 22–28, 2023

Current School News

Current School News

June 22–28, 2023

Parent Education Corner

A Puritan Prayer

"Almighty God, as I cross the threshold of this day, I commit myself, soul, body, affairs, friends to Thy care. Watch over, keep, guide, direct, sanctify, bless me. Incline my heart to Thy ways. Mold me wholly into the image of Jesus, as a potter forms clay. May my lips be a well-tuned harp to sound Thy praise. Let those around see me living by Thy Spirit, trampling the world underfoot, unconformed to lying vanities, transformed by a renewed mind, clad in the entire armor of God, shining as a never-dimmed light, showing holiness in all my doings.

Let no evil this day soil my thoughts, words, hands. May I travel miry paths with a life pure from spot or stain. In needful transactions let my affection be in heaven, and my love soar upwards in flames of fire, my gaze fixed on unseen things, my eyes open to the emptiness, fragility, mockery of earth and its vanities. May I view all things in the mirror of eternity, waiting for the coming of my Lord, listening for the last trumpet call, hastening unto the new heaven and earth.

Order this day all my communications according to Thy wisdom, and to the gain of mutual good. Forbid that I should not be profited or made profitable. May I speak each word as if my last word, and walk each step as my final one. If my life should end today, let this by my best day."

Yes, Lord, let this be my BEST day!

Bible Reading Plan & Scripture Memory
Cantabile Liturgy & Prayers

All School

Missed Opportunity

At the 2023 Awards Ceremony held on Friday, June 9, we regretfully missed the chance to recognize Mr. John Stevens, our esteemed PE instructor for the 2022-23 academic year. Mr. Stevens is an invaluable member of our staff, and we are truly grateful for his contributions. We apologize sincerely, Mr. Stevens.

Also during the ceremony, we acknowledged the recipients of the Faculty Award, which recognizes students for their outstanding academic effort, exemplary conduct, positive attitude towards The Oaks community, strength of their academic program, and active involvement in extracurricular activities. Regrettably, the following students were not appropriately acknowledged for receiving this prestigious award.

  • Jack James
  • Bobby Bailey
  • Grace Kaiserman

Congratulations to Jack, Bobby, and Grace on their well-deserved recognition! We deeply apologize for this oversight and ask for your forgiveness.

Fourth Quarter Report Cards Posted Fri., June 23
* Report cards & transcripts are withheld for outstanding fees.

The 4th quarter report cards will be posted on Jupiter Friday, June 23. 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 will be withheld for any outstanding fees due.

Lands' End Try-Before-You-Buy Event
Mon.–Fri., June 19–23

An array of Lands' End uniform samples are available in the gym through Friday, June 23, during regular office hours, for families to try on and find the best sizing. Feel free to stop by!

Try-Before-You-Buy Event Flyer

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

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

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 was completed at the beginning of this 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.

Summer Office Hours - End of June, July, & August
*Beginning Mon., June 26

Monday – Thursday (closed Fridays)
9am to 1pm
Closed July 3–7

Custodial Position Available

The Oaks is seeking to hire a part-time custodian. If you or someone you know is interested in this position please see the job posting below and contact Facilities Manager, Colin Williams.

Part-Time Custodian Job Posting

Conservatory - New Instructors & Summer Offerings
*Updated!

Summer Conservatory Flyer

The Oaks Conservatory summer registration is now 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) and Mrs. Kathy Gentili (flute). Check out their bios on the website! Additionally, Mrs. Linda Schneider will be teaching Chalkboard Art & Lettering.

 Acting Workshops (6th grade–Adult) with Mr. Tobin Eyestone
MONDAY–THURSDAY, JUNE 26–29
10:00am–12:00pm
Emotive Motion – physical representation of imagined things through mime
1:00pm–3:00pm
Improvithon – fun & games with improvisational acting
3:30pm–5:30pm
Objectives & Objections – a character portrayal workshop

Beginning Class Guitar (3rd grade & up) with Mrs. Emily Sana
TUESDAYS, JUNE 27 & JULY 11, 18, 25
1:00pm–1:45pm
Beginning Guitar – for the brand new beginner on acoustic guitar

Chalkboard Art & Lettering Class (6th grade & up) with Mrs. Linda Schneider
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, & FRIDAY, JULY 10, 12, 14
1:30–4:00pm
Chalkboard Art & Lettering – covers lettering, layout, design, & illustrations with a touch of fancy flourishes
Sign-up by Tues., June 27!

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

Register Here

Summer Sports Camps Begin July 5
*Late Registration available (does not include t-shirt) – Payment due July 1

Summer Sports Camps Flyer

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

July 5–8
Basketball (8–12th grade gentlemen) – $95
July 5–7 [6–8pm] & July 8 [8–10am]

July 10–12
Volleyball (7–8th grade ladies) [12–3pm] – $95
Volleyball (9–12th grade ladies) [3:15–6:15pm] – $95

July 10–13
Basketball (2nd–4th grade co-ed) [8–9:30am] – $75
Basketball (5–7th grade co-ed) [9:45–11:15] – $75
Flag Football (4–7th grade gentlemen) [8–9:30am] – $95

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 are due by June 15. The registration fee includes a camp t-shirt when registering 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

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. Next year's Fall Play will be performed at The Oaks on Friday & Saturday, December 1 & 2.

College-bound Seniors: Two Resources for Making a Smooth Transition to College

Facing the Unknown with Confidence: Tips for Transitioning to College Life

This webinar covers pertinent issues that incoming college students will face, including: time management, finding a friend group, utilizing college resources, roommate issues, and most importantly, understanding FERPA (Family Rights and Privacy Act).
Facing the Unknown with Confidence Webinar

Six Ways College is Different from High School

This article points out some differences between college and high school to help with the transition.
Six Ways College is Different from High School Article

Juniors: 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)

JUNE SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION

Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.
- Psalm 100

Grammar School

No news at this time.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

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. Next year's Fall Play will be performed at The Oaks on Friday & Saturday, December 1 & 2.

College-bound Seniors: Two Resources for Making a Smooth Transition to College

Facing the Unknown with Confidence: Tips for Transitioning to College Life

This webinar covers pertinent issues that incoming college students will face, including: time management, finding a friend group, utilizing college resources, roommate issues, and most importantly, understanding FERPA (Family Rights and Privacy Act).
Facing the Unknown with Confidence Webinar

Six Ways College is Different from High School

This article points out some differences between college and high school to help with the transition.
Six Ways College is Different from High School Article

Juniors: 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)