June 3 - 9, 2021

Current School News

Current School News

June 3 - 9, 2021

All School

Coming School Year Packets - Forms Due by Fri., June 4

Packets for the upcoming school year were sent home with your eldest child. Please be sure to read through all the materials carefully and respond accordingly. All forms are due by Friday, June 4.
*Please note: When filling out forms in Jupiter for the upcoming school year you will need to be in the 2021-22 school year.
Coming School Year Packet - Cover Letter
Coming School Year Packet - Bookkeeper Letter
Coming School Year Packet - Submitting Forms Instructions

The Oaks Coffee Bar Will Be Open Fri., June 4 - 7:30–8:20am

Exciting news! The Oaks Coffee Bar will be open Friday morning, June 4th from 7:30 until 8:20! Come enjoy coffee and a breakfast pastry at the entry of the multi-purpose building.

Conservatory Recital - Tues., June 8 at 3:30pm

The Oaks Conservatory students will be celebrating the completion of the year with a recital on Tuesday, June 8th at 3:30pm in the gym. Please join us for a grand performance!
Conservatory Recital Flyer

Senior Assembly - Thurs., June 10 at 10am

All are welcome to attend The Oaks' Senior Assembly on Thursday, June 10th at 10am as the Class of 2021 encourages the student body at this annual event.

Awards Program - Fri., June 11

The Oaks' annual awards program will be held in the sanctuary on Friday, June 11th. Grammar school awards will begin at 8:30am, followed by an all school year-end assembly at 9:15am, and concluding with the secondary school awards beginning at 10:15am. Students will wear formal uniforms for this day. Parents are always encouraged and welcomed to attend.

Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony
Sat., June 12 at 1pm - The Oaks Gymnasium

All are invited to attend The Oaks' Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 12th at 1:00pm in The Oaks Gymnasium. 

Family Zoom Meeting - Mon., June 14 at 7pm

Plan to join The Oaks' Head of School, Charlie Dowers, for a family zoom meeting Monday, June 14th at 7pm as he discusses staffing for next year, the status of the Campus Vision Project, and several other items. The zoom link and an agenda will be sent to school families via Jupiter prior to the meeting.

Lands' End Try-Before-You-Buy Event - June 14–18

The last week of school, Lands' End, will be providing uniform samples for families to try on and find the best sizing. Stop by the gym anytime to see what is available.

Upcoming Financial Aid Meeting - Tues., June 15 at 4:45pm
*Please RSVP to the school office

If you are interested in receiving financial aid for the 2021-22 school year, Mr. Dowers will be hosting one more informational meeting regarding The Oaks' tuition assistance program on Tuesday, June 15 from 4:45–5:15pm. Attendance at a Financial Aid Meeting is required in order to apply for financial aid in the 2021-22 school year. Please RSVP to the school office so that we can plan accordingly.

The Oaks 25th Anniversary Celebration!
Plan to Attend the Grand Celebration - Fri., June 18 at 11:30am
*RSVP to the School Office by Fri., June 11

The Oaks is celebrating 25 years as a school, and the festivities have begun!

Daily Trivia Contest - Every day leading up to the last day of school and the grand celebration, Oaks trivia questions are being posted on the game board located in the MP foyer. Students may submit one entry per day (sorry parents!) for the chance to win a prize. The day's winner is announced to the classes and prizes delivered by Mr. Dowers himself! Many students are partaking in the fun and a few have won! Ask your kids about today's trivia questions.

The Oaks 25th Anniversary Grand Celebration - Plan to join us on Friday, June 18 for the Grand Celebration, as we conclude our 25th year as a school! The celebration begins at 11:30am on the field. Lunch will be provided, with a program and activities to follow. Please RSVP to the school office by Friday, June 11. All are welcome to join in the festivities!
25th Year Celebration

Used Uniform Sale - Fri., June 18 from 10–11:30am

The annual used uniform sale will be held in The Oaks' gym on Friday, June 18 from 10:00 to 11:30 am.

  • Volunteers are needed in two shifts (9:00–10:30am & 10:30am–12:00pm). If you would like to volunteer please contact Helen True.
  • 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 also be donated)
    • All items must be the brands listed on the uniform lists (discontinued items may not be sold)
    • 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)

The Oaks Wednesday Morning Coffee Bar - 7:30-8:20am

Stop by the entry of the multi-purpose building to partake in this Wonderful Wednesday morning delight!

COMING THIS SUMMER...

Conservatory Summer Program

The Oaks Conservatory is excited to offer a summer program! Offerings begin in June and 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

Music on the Field

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 5th - 6–8pm
Friday, July 30th - 6–8pm
Friday, August 27th - 6–8pm

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

AmazonSmile Now Available on iPhone

Now 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

Upcoming Dates

Dec. 1

  • 1st Quarter Report Cards Posted

Dec. 2

  • Christmas Concert Transportation Forms Due

Dec. 2–3

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

Dec. 5

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 9

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 10

  • Oaks Staff Christmas Party

Dec. 12

  • AM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

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
  • Office Hours [11am–4pm]
  • Kindergarten Priority Enrollment Begins

Jan. 3

  • Cantabile [8:15am]
  • Classes Resume

Jan. 6

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

Grammar School

COMING THIS SUMMER...

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

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

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

Secondary Spring Ball - Sat., June 5
*For current Oaks 7th–12th grade students and parents only

The Oaks is excited to host this year's Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball, exemplifying truth, goodness, and beauty. The ball will be held on The Oaks' field Saturday, June 5 from 6:00–9:00pm. Parents are welcome to attend with their 7-12th grade children. The cost is $15 per person. Please see the flyer below to sign up,  view the dance instruction times and more details about this event.
*Please note, this event is only for current Oaks 7th–12th grade students and their parents. Guests, including past students or alumni, will not be able to attend at this time.
Spring Ball Flyer & Sign-up

* Semi-Formal Attire

Gentlemen: dress slacks (no cargo, patch pockets, or dress jeans); dress shirt; tie (bowtie or necktie); and dress shoes. Jackets are required for 9–12th grade and preferred for 7-8th.
Gentlemen's Attire Ideas

Ladies: tea length or longer; with cap sleeves, wide straps, or sleeves; and dance shoes. Please be mindful of the rigorous nature of the dances, thus necessitating longer skirt lengths and higher necklines; modesty enhances beauty.
Ladies' Attire Ideas

Shoes: The dance will be held outdoors on the school field this year, so please consider the dance surface when deciding upon dance/dress shoes.

Mrs. Kenwyn Trotter is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding appropriate attire for the evening.

Junior Student/Parent Meeting - Mon., June 7 at 6:30pm

All Oaks Juniors and their parents should plan to attend the upcoming Junior Student/Parent Meeting on Monday, June 7 at 6:30pm in CE#3. This meeting is designed to help prepare students and parents for the senior year next fall.  

Senior Finals - Students Leaving Campus Protocols
Tues.–Thurs., June 8–10

During the senior finals, on Tuesday, June 8th through Thursday, June 10th seniors with more than a 90 minute break between tests may leave campus during that time. Any students planning to leave campus must turn a parent permission note into the school office no later than 3pm Friday, June 4th. Students will need to sign out of the office as they leave and sign in upon their return. Students will not be allowed to make phone calls to receive permission the day of, so please plan ahead. Please note, that all seniors will have a regular school day on Monday, June 7th.
Senior Finals Schedule

High School Choir Singing at Graduation - Sat., June 12

The High School Choir will be singing at the Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 12. All High School students have been asked to arrive at The Oaks at 11:30am on Saturday, wearing their formal uniforms.

10th & 11th Grade Finals - Students Leaving Campus Protocols
Tues.–Thurs., June 15–17

During finals week, Tuesday, June 15th through Thursday, June 17th Rhetoric students (10th-11th grades) with more than a 90 minute break between tests may leave campus during that time. Any students planning to leave campus must turn a parent permission note into the school office no later than 3pm Monday, June 7th. Students will need to sign out of the office as they leave and sign in upon their return. Students will not be allowed to make phone calls to receive permission the day of, so please plan ahead. Please note, that all students will have a regular school day on Monday, June 14th.
Rhetoric School Finals Schedule

NOTES FROM THE OFFICE OF COLLEGE & CAREER COUNSELING:

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?

COMING THIS SUMMER...

Ladies' Volleyball Camp
Mon.–Wed., June 21–23, 9am-12pm *for rising 7th–12th grades

The Oaks coaching staff is excited to offer an opportunity to get some touches on the ball as we head into summer. This camp will focus on the fundamental skills of serving, setting, passing, and hitting through drills and game-like situations. Please return the registration to the school office no later than Monday, June 14th in order to receive a camp t-shirt. The cost is $30 per student. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter.
Volleyball Camp Registration

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

Parents are invited to participate in a two-week Traditio course led by Oaks teacher, Miss Brittany Hartke. Choose from one of the two classes below (or both!). 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

Class 1 - Dante's Inferno
Cost: $60
Monday/Wednesday
August 9, 11, 15 & 17
6:00–8:00pm

Class 2 - That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
Cost: $60
Tuesday/Thursday
August 10, 12, 16 & 18
6:00–8:00pm

Grammar School

COMING THIS SUMMER...

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

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

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

Secondary Spring Ball - Sat., June 5
*For current Oaks 7th–12th grade students and parents only

The Oaks is excited to host this year's Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball, exemplifying truth, goodness, and beauty. The ball will be held on The Oaks' field Saturday, June 5 from 6:00–9:00pm. Parents are welcome to attend with their 7-12th grade children. The cost is $15 per person. Please see the flyer below to sign up,  view the dance instruction times and more details about this event.
*Please note, this event is only for current Oaks 7th–12th grade students and their parents. Guests, including past students or alumni, will not be able to attend at this time.
Spring Ball Flyer & Sign-up

* Semi-Formal Attire

Gentlemen: dress slacks (no cargo, patch pockets, or dress jeans); dress shirt; tie (bowtie or necktie); and dress shoes. Jackets are required for 9–12th grade and preferred for 7-8th.
Gentlemen's Attire Ideas

Ladies: tea length or longer; with cap sleeves, wide straps, or sleeves; and dance shoes. Please be mindful of the rigorous nature of the dances, thus necessitating longer skirt lengths and higher necklines; modesty enhances beauty.
Ladies' Attire Ideas

Shoes: The dance will be held outdoors on the school field this year, so please consider the dance surface when deciding upon dance/dress shoes.

Mrs. Kenwyn Trotter is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding appropriate attire for the evening.

Junior Student/Parent Meeting - Mon., June 7 at 6:30pm

All Oaks Juniors and their parents should plan to attend the upcoming Junior Student/Parent Meeting on Monday, June 7 at 6:30pm in CE#3. This meeting is designed to help prepare students and parents for the senior year next fall.  

Senior Finals - Students Leaving Campus Protocols
Tues.–Thurs., June 8–10

During the senior finals, on Tuesday, June 8th through Thursday, June 10th seniors with more than a 90 minute break between tests may leave campus during that time. Any students planning to leave campus must turn a parent permission note into the school office no later than 3pm Friday, June 4th. Students will need to sign out of the office as they leave and sign in upon their return. Students will not be allowed to make phone calls to receive permission the day of, so please plan ahead. Please note, that all seniors will have a regular school day on Monday, June 7th.
Senior Finals Schedule

High School Choir Singing at Graduation - Sat., June 12

The High School Choir will be singing at the Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 12. All High School students have been asked to arrive at The Oaks at 11:30am on Saturday, wearing their formal uniforms.

10th & 11th Grade Finals - Students Leaving Campus Protocols
Tues.–Thurs., June 15–17

During finals week, Tuesday, June 15th through Thursday, June 17th Rhetoric students (10th-11th grades) with more than a 90 minute break between tests may leave campus during that time. Any students planning to leave campus must turn a parent permission note into the school office no later than 3pm Monday, June 7th. Students will need to sign out of the office as they leave and sign in upon their return. Students will not be allowed to make phone calls to receive permission the day of, so please plan ahead. Please note, that all students will have a regular school day on Monday, June 14th.
Rhetoric School Finals Schedule

NOTES FROM THE OFFICE OF COLLEGE & CAREER COUNSELING:

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?

COMING THIS SUMMER...

Ladies' Volleyball Camp
Mon.–Wed., June 21–23, 9am-12pm *for rising 7th–12th grades

The Oaks coaching staff is excited to offer an opportunity to get some touches on the ball as we head into summer. This camp will focus on the fundamental skills of serving, setting, passing, and hitting through drills and game-like situations. Please return the registration to the school office no later than Monday, June 14th in order to receive a camp t-shirt. The cost is $30 per student. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter.
Volleyball Camp Registration

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

Parents are invited to participate in a two-week Traditio course led by Oaks teacher, Miss Brittany Hartke. Choose from one of the two classes below (or both!). 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

Class 1 - Dante's Inferno
Cost: $60
Monday/Wednesday
August 9, 11, 15 & 17
6:00–8:00pm

Class 2 - That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
Cost: $60
Tuesday/Thursday
August 10, 12, 16 & 18
6:00–8:00pm

Upcoming Dates

Dec. 1

  • 1st Quarter Report Cards Posted

Dec. 2

  • Christmas Concert Transportation Forms Due

Dec. 2–3

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

Dec. 5

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 9

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 10

  • Oaks Staff Christmas Party

Dec. 12

  • AM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

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
  • Office Hours [11am–4pm]
  • Kindergarten Priority Enrollment Begins

Jan. 3

  • Cantabile [8:15am]
  • Classes Resume

Jan. 6

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