June 8–14, 2023

Current School News

Current School News

June 8–14, 2023

Parent Education Corner

"If there's anything in life that we should be passionate about, it's the gospel. And I don't mean passionate only about sharing it with others. I mean passionate about thinking about it, dwelling on it, rejoicing in it, allowing it to color the way we look at the world. Only one thing can be of first importance to each of us. And only the gospel ought to be" (CJ Mahaney, The Cross-Centered Life 20-21).

Bible Reading Plan & Scripture Memory
Cantabile Liturgy & Prayers

All School

Awards Program – Fri., June 9 [8:30am]

The Oaks' annual awards program will be held in the gymnasium beginning at 8:30am on Friday, June 9. Parents are always encouraged and welcomed to attend. 

Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony - Sat., June 10 [1pm]
The Oaks Gymnasium

All are encouraged to attend The Oaks' Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 10 at 1pm in The Oaks Gymnasium with a reception to follow in the sanctuary. Doors open at 12:30pm. A livestream will be available on The Oaks' Facebook page for those unable to attend in person.

*Etiquette Guidelines

The Oaks Commencement Ceremony is designed to be a semi-formal event. As a courtesy to all, below are a few guidelines intended to be helpful as we seek to honor and celebrate our graduates and their families.

  • Attire is semi-formal. All 9–11th grade students will wear formal uniforms, as they are participating in the ceremony.
  • Please make sure all cell phones and electronic devices are turned off.
  • While the ceremony is in progress, please remain seated and quiet. If it becomes necessary to leave the gymnasium, please exit & re-enter between speeches, etc.
  • Applause is appreciated and appropriate at various points of the ceremony.
  • Children should be under parent supervision at all times during the ceremony and reception.

Thank you for helping us to elevate this event for our graduates and their families.

Family Zoom Meeting - Mon., June 12 [7pm]
*2023-24 School Year & Deep Roots Updates

Plan to join The Oaks' Head of School, Charlie Dowers, for a family zoom meeting Monday, June 12 at 7pm as he discusses updates for the 2023-24 school year and the Deep Roots Campaign. The Zoom link will be sent to school families via Jupiter.

Last Day of School Details - Fri. June 16
*End-of-Year Picnic RSVPs due by Fri., June 9

The last day of the 2022-23 school year is only a week away. Please see the details for the day below.

8:30am
Cleaning & Moving
Staff and 5–11th grade students prepare classrooms for moving into the new building later this summer. Lots of volunteers would be greatly appreciated!
*Please sign-up to help in a specific area on the Last Day of School Cleaning, Packing, & Moving Sign-up.

11:15am
End-of-Year Cantabile (Gym)
All students, parents, '23–'24 new families, and staff are invited to conclude the year together in song. This cantabile time will end with walking over to sing the Doxology together in front of the new building.

12:00pm
All School Picnic (Parking Lot)
All students, parents, '23–'24 new families, and staff are invited to a pizza picnic lunch in the south parking lot. Please RSVP using the "End-of-Year Picnic RSVP" form on Jupiter by Friday, June 9.
Used Uniform Sale (Gym)
Please review the '23–'24 uniform policy and the sale details below.
Lands' End Try-Before-You-Buy Event (Gym)
Please see the details below.

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 in 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 selling any used uniform pieces or purchasing new pieces.

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

Used Uniform Sale – Fri., June 16 [12–1:30pm]

The annual used uniform sale will be held in The Oaks' gym on Friday, June 16 from 12–1:30pm.

  • Volunteers are needed. If you would like to volunteer please contact Emily Maiani. If you are interested in running this sale in the future, please contact The Oaks office.
  • If you would like to buy or sell items in this sale please reference the following guidelines:
    • Suggested selling price for good-conditioned uniform items is half price (Items may be donated)
    • All items must be Lands' End & embroidered with The Oaks logo (unless the policy states otherwise).
    • Seller should put items in a plastic zip-lock bag along with an informational index card (seller's name, clothing type & size, and item price)
    • Seller is responsible for placing bagged items into the appropriate box prior to the sale (volunteers will be available to help)
    • Donated items may be put into the appropriate bin in the "Free" section (no bag or informational card necessary)
    • Buyers are responsible for ensuring that the item being purchased is a uniform item for the upcoming year (current lists will be posted)
    • Buyer removes uniform item and places payment in the bag with the informational card, leaving in appropriate box
    • Seller collects proceeds and any unsold items at the end of the sale (any items that are left will be donated to the used uniform closet)

Lands' End Try-Before-You-Buy Event
Fri.,
June 16 & Mon.–Fri., 19–23

A Lands' End representative will be on campus to answer questions and provide an array of uniform samples on the last day of school, Friday, June 16. These uniform samples will be available for families to try on and find the best sizing on Friday as well as the following week, during regular office hours. More details to come!

Try-Before-You-Buy Event Flyer

Order Your 2022-23 Yearbook Order By Friday, June 16

Remember the 2022-23 school year by ordering a copy of the new and improved yearbook! This year our yearbook will have more pages than ever before and an abundance of photos that capture all the special moments we had as a school. Complete the "Yearbook Order Form 2022-23" on Jupiter by the last day of school, Friday, June 16 to order yours. After this date the $50 per yearbook ordered will be applied to your Jupiter account with payment due by July 1. Yearbooks will then be available on the first day of school in the fall with a yearbook signing opportunity. 

End-of-Year Activities Help Needed!

There are many events coming and help would be most appreciated! Please sign up where you are able using use the End-of-Year Events Help sign-up. Please contact Activities Coordinator, Beth Schultz, with any questions.

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 Instructor & Summer Offerings!

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 a new instructor, Mr. Evgeny Grechko (cello). Check out his bio on the website! Additionally, Mrs. Emily Sana will be teaching Beginning Class Guitar.

 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

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

Register Here

Summer Sports Camps Begin July 5
*Updated Registration due date of June 15 – 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.

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

THE OAKS PARKING MAP

Upcoming Dates

June 13

  • K–4th Grade Last Day of School
  • Awards Program [8:30am]
  • Senior Class Brunch [10:30am]
  • Kindergarten Banana Split Reading Celebration [11am]
  • Kindergarten Dismissal [12pm]
  • Senior Assembly [12:30pm]

June 14

  • Last 1/2 Day of School [8:30am]
  • Cantabile [11:30am]
  • All School Picnic [12:00pm]
  • Used Uniform Sale [12-1pm]
  • Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony [7pm]
  • Yearbook Order Forms Due

June 18

  • Teachers' Last Day

June 18–20

  • Volleyball Camp (7–8th ladies) [2–4pm]

June 19–21

  • Volleyball Camp (9–12th ladies) [9am–12pm]
  • Volleyball Camp (2nd–6th ladies) [12:30–1:30pm]

June 21

  • 4th Quarter Report Cards Posted

June 24

  • Summer Office Hours Begin
    Mon.–Thurs., 9am–1pm

June 25–28

  • Soccer Camp (2nd–6th co-ed) [9–11am]
  • Soccer Camp (7–12th ladies) [5:30–7:30pm]

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]

Grammar School

Parents, please be sure to read your child's class newsletter which is sent home in backpacks weekly for class specific news items.

Memory Period Canceled  Fri., June 9

This week's Memory Period, on Friday, June 9, will be canceled to allow more classroom time after the morning's Awards Program.

K–4th Grade Last Day of School
Thurs., June 15

The last day of school for kindergarten through 4th grade students will be Thursday, June 15. As Friday will be a cleaning, packing, and moving day, these small ones will not be having school on Friday. All are encouraged to come to the End-of-Year Cantabile and Picnic beginning at 11:15am on Friday.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

High School Choir & Orchestra at Graduation - Sat., June 10

The 9–12th grade choir & orchestra will be performing several pieces at this year's graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 10. All 9–11th grade students should arrive at 12:30pm in their formal uniform for this event. Orchestra students will meet in MP#11 (music room) and Choir students in MP#5 (Mr. Indgjerd's & Mr. Tasche's room).

Semester Testing & Rhetoric School Early Dismissal Permission
*10–11th Grade Permission forms due by Mon., June 12 at 3:30pm

Once again this year Rhetoric students (grades 10–12) have an altered schedule to accommodate semester tests during the end of the term (10–11th Grade: Tues.–Thur., June 13–15). On these days, Rhetoric students may arrive at school when their assessments begin and may leave once their commitments are completed, provided that their parents have completed the Early Dismissal Permission form. While on campus, students are expected to be in uniform and in their assigned rooms for testing or study hall. The permission form is available in Jupiter and must be completed by Monday, June 12, at 3:30pm for juniors and sophomores. Students will not be allowed to receive permission after this time, so please plan ahead. Please note, that all students will have a regular school day on Monday.

10th–11th Grade - Semester 2 Test Schedule
Logic School (7–9th Grade) - Semester 2 Test Schedule
*Logic School students will have regularly scheduled classes at their regular times & locations, unless denoted otherwise on this schedule.

Upcoming Activity Schedule Days

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule (see the posted schedules) on the following dates. Students will follow the modified schedule throughout these days with the activity being denoted in the list below.

Thurs., June 8 – AM Activity Schedule
Senior Assembly

Fri., June 9 – Modified AM Activity Schedule
Awards Assembly | 8:30–10:00
1st Period | 10:10–10:50
2nd Period | 10:55–11:35
3rd Period | 11:40–12:20
Lunch | 12:25–12:50
4th Period | 12:55–1:35
5th Period | 1:40–2:15
6th Period | 2:20–3:00

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

Parents, please be sure to read your child's class newsletter which is sent home in backpacks weekly for class specific news items.

Memory Period Canceled  Fri., June 9

This week's Memory Period, on Friday, June 9, will be canceled to allow more classroom time after the morning's Awards Program.

K–4th Grade Last Day of School
Thurs., June 15

The last day of school for kindergarten through 4th grade students will be Thursday, June 15. As Friday will be a cleaning, packing, and moving day, these small ones will not be having school on Friday. All are encouraged to come to the End-of-Year Cantabile and Picnic beginning at 11:15am on Friday.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

High School Choir & Orchestra at Graduation - Sat., June 10

The 9–12th grade choir & orchestra will be performing several pieces at this year's graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 10. All 9–11th grade students should arrive at 12:30pm in their formal uniform for this event. Orchestra students will meet in MP#11 (music room) and Choir students in MP#5 (Mr. Indgjerd's & Mr. Tasche's room).

Semester Testing & Rhetoric School Early Dismissal Permission
*10–11th Grade Permission forms due by Mon., June 12 at 3:30pm

Once again this year Rhetoric students (grades 10–12) have an altered schedule to accommodate semester tests during the end of the term (10–11th Grade: Tues.–Thur., June 13–15). On these days, Rhetoric students may arrive at school when their assessments begin and may leave once their commitments are completed, provided that their parents have completed the Early Dismissal Permission form. While on campus, students are expected to be in uniform and in their assigned rooms for testing or study hall. The permission form is available in Jupiter and must be completed by Monday, June 12, at 3:30pm for juniors and sophomores. Students will not be allowed to receive permission after this time, so please plan ahead. Please note, that all students will have a regular school day on Monday.

10th–11th Grade - Semester 2 Test Schedule
Logic School (7–9th Grade) - Semester 2 Test Schedule
*Logic School students will have regularly scheduled classes at their regular times & locations, unless denoted otherwise on this schedule.

Upcoming Activity Schedule Days

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule (see the posted schedules) on the following dates. Students will follow the modified schedule throughout these days with the activity being denoted in the list below.

Thurs., June 8 – AM Activity Schedule
Senior Assembly

Fri., June 9 – Modified AM Activity Schedule
Awards Assembly | 8:30–10:00
1st Period | 10:10–10:50
2nd Period | 10:55–11:35
3rd Period | 11:40–12:20
Lunch | 12:25–12:50
4th Period | 12:55–1:35
5th Period | 1:40–2:15
6th Period | 2:20–3:00

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

June 13

  • K–4th Grade Last Day of School
  • Awards Program [8:30am]
  • Senior Class Brunch [10:30am]
  • Kindergarten Banana Split Reading Celebration [11am]
  • Kindergarten Dismissal [12pm]
  • Senior Assembly [12:30pm]

June 14

  • Last 1/2 Day of School [8:30am]
  • Cantabile [11:30am]
  • All School Picnic [12:00pm]
  • Used Uniform Sale [12-1pm]
  • Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony [7pm]
  • Yearbook Order Forms Due

June 18

  • Teachers' Last Day

June 18–20

  • Volleyball Camp (7–8th ladies) [2–4pm]

June 19–21

  • Volleyball Camp (9–12th ladies) [9am–12pm]
  • Volleyball Camp (2nd–6th ladies) [12:30–1:30pm]

June 21

  • 4th Quarter Report Cards Posted

June 24

  • Summer Office Hours Begin
    Mon.–Thurs., 9am–1pm

June 25–28

  • Soccer Camp (2nd–6th co-ed) [9–11am]
  • Soccer Camp (7–12th ladies) [5:30–7:30pm]

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]