March 10-16, 2022

Current School News

Current School News

March 10-16, 2022

Parent Education Corner

"Of course, the main fact about education is that there is no such thing. It does not exist, as theology or soldiering exist. Theology is a word like geology, soldering is a word like soldering; these sciences may be healthy or no as hobbies; but they deal with stone and kettles, with definite things. But education is not a word like geology or kettles. Education is a word like 'transmission' or 'inheritance'; it is not an object, but a method. It must mean the conveying of certain facts, views or qualities, to the last baby born. They might be the most trivial facts of the most preposterous views or the most offensive qualities; but if they are handed on from one generation to another they are education."
- G.K. Chesterson, from "The Truth About Education," What's Wrong With The World

All School

Cantabile On The Field - Fri., Mar. 11 [3pm]

All are welcome to join us for a special Cantabile on the field on Friday, March 11. As each class is walking around the building outline, parents should feel free to jump in line with your child or wherever is convenient.

Mid-Term Grades Available on Jupiter - Wed., Mar. 16

Third quarter mid-term grades will be up to date and available on Jupiter on Wednesday, March 16. Please check your child's grades at this time.

As a reminder, parents may sign up for weekly grade alerts through Jupiter. To do so, go to Settings and select the type of reminder you would like to receive under Grades. Jupiter will then send you a message with your child's current grades each week on the day you select. Please note that teachers may enter grades at different times from one another. If you have questions about your child's grades please contact his teacher directly.

Wednesday Cantabile - Wed., Mar. 16 [3pm]

Join us for Cantabile as we close out the short school week (for parent/teacher conferences) on Wednesday, March 16.

No School - Thurs. & Fri., Mar. 17 & 18

There will be no school on Thursday March 17 or Friday March 18 so that parents and teachers have the opportunity to conference with one another. Please see the details about signing up for conferences in the Grammar and Logic/Rhetoric School sections below.

2022 Talent Show - Fri., Mar. 25 [7pm]

The Oaks 2022 Talent Show is scheduled for Friday, March 25 at 7pm in the sanctuary. All families and guests are welcome to attend this fun evening of performances as students showcase some of their various talents.

Mother and Daughter Tea - Sat., Mar. 26 [9–11am] * RSVP by Mar. 21

All Oaks daughters, mothers, and grandmothers are invited to a Mother and Daughter Tea on Saturday, March 26 from 9 to 11am. Bring your own teacup and join us as we address the topic of "How should education prepare us for godly womanhood?"
Mother and Daughter Tea Invitation

Men's Breakfast - Sat., Apr. 2 [8–10am]

Save the date and plan to join us for a Men's Breakfast on Saturday, April 2 from 8 to 10am. We will be addressing the topic of "How should education prepare us for godly manhood?" More details coming soon.

SAVE THE DATE!
Deep Roots Campaign Public Launch - Fri., Apr. 8
The Ground Breaking Ceremony [2pm] The Deep Roots Campaign Public Launch and Fundraiser [7pm]

The Lord has brought us this far (1 Sam. 7:18). Come be a part of the next chapter on April 8th! The board is excited to inform you that we have established April 8th as the launch celebration and public announcement of the Deep Roots Campaign! Mark your calendars and look for more details to come in the near future.
Deep Roots Campaign - Save The Date!
Deep Roots Public Launch Informational Email

Upcoming Financial Aid Meetings for 2022-23 Tuition Assistance
* Wed., Apr. 27 [7:15am] - Thurs., Apr. 28 [4:30pm] - Wed., May 4 [7:15am] * attendance required for '22-23 financial assistance
* RSVP to Anya Schnell

If you are interested in receiving financial aid for the the 2022-23 school year, Mr. Dowers will be hosting informational meetings regarding The Oaks' tuition assistance program on Wednesday, April 27 from 7:15–7:45am, Thursday, April 28 from 4:30–5pm, and Wednesday, May 4 from 7:15–7:45am. Attendance at one of these meetings is required in order to apply for financial aid in the 2022-23 school year. Please RSVP to Mrs. Anya Schnell, so that we can plan accordingly. These will be the only meeting times available prior to the end of the school year and your family's 1st tuition payment for the upcoming year.

First Semester Honor Roll

Congratulations to those Oaks students who made the Honor Roll for the 1st Semester of the 2021-22 school year!
Honor Roll - 1st Semester

Lands' End Updates
Below are recent updates from our Lands' End representative

* Ordering Updates

[Lands' End is] now in a very good inventory position, in key uniform items such as polos, pants, jumpers, skirts, etc. The small percentage of products still on backorder are mainly items such as fleece jackets, sweatshirts, and other similar products. We are expecting to be in an even better position by April, with 100% back to regular operations for back to school 2022 ordering.
Our lead times are now very, very good, around one week for any orders placed today, for in-stock products. Even less time for products not requiring a logo.
Thank you so much for all of your patience and support of our partnership this past 1-2 years of Covid related challenges for all. We are in such a good position today, and will continue to get even better.

* Sizing Updates

[Lands' End is] simplifying [their] Girls' and Boys' sizing to make it easier to shop and find similar sizing as other retailers. [They] will be removing Little and Big size designations. All product names will be designated Boys', Girls' or Kids'. [They are also simplifying the sizing to range from 2-20 for numeric sizing and XXS-XXL for alpha sizing.

For more information about these updates please check out Lands' End's FAQ page.

UPCOMING BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

Add the upcoming games to your calendar and plan to come out to cheer on your Oaks teams! When attending athletic events please consider how we can be good hosts and follow the guidelines set forth in the Athletics Director Letter. For details & directions to away games please view the basketball calendars.

Friday, March 11
The Oaks vs Holy Family (Home)
4:00pm - Jr High Girls Basketball
5:30pm - Jr High Boys Basketball

Tuesday, March 15
The Oaks vs CCA (Away)
4:30pm - Jr High Girls Basketball
6:00pm - Jr High Boys Basketball

Thursday, March 17
The Oaks vs KCA (Home)
4:00pm - Jr High Girls Basketball
5:30pm - Jr High Boys Basketball

Friday, March 18
The Oaks vs SCCS (Away Game @ The Oaks)
4:00pm - Jr High Girls Basketball
5:30pm - Jr High Boys Basketball

Thursday, March 24
The Oaks vs SAC (Home)
4:00pm - Jr High Girls Basketball
6:00pm - Jr High Boys Basketball

Upcoming Dates

June 24 - Report Cards Posted

July 4 - School Office Closed

July 5 - Summer Office Hours Begin [M–Th; 9am–3pm]

July 7 - Music on the Field

July 18–Aug. 5 - School Office Closed

Aug. 8 - School Office Re-opens

Protocol Announcement Pic
Mother Daughter Tea 22
Deep Roots Save The Date
Oliver

Grammar School

Classroom Speech Meets
Wed., Mar. 16

Friends and family are welcome to attend this year's Grammar School Classroom Speech Meets on Wednesday, March 16. Presentations will take place in the sanctuary and gym. The schedule below contains information about when & where your child's class will be presenting. We ask that you please stay for the entire class's speeches so as not to disrupt any presenters. Students should wear their formal uniform.
Speech Meet Schedule

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Thurs. & Fri., Mar. 17 & 18
*Sign-ups available in the school office

Grammar School Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18. Every grammar school parent is asked to sign up for a conference with their child's teacher during this scheduled time. Please stop by the office to schedule your conference.
*Sixth grade conferences are on the Logic/Rhetoric school conference schedule.

Speech Meet Assembly - Tues., Mar. 22 [1pm]

Speech Meet Finalists from each class will have the opportunity to share their piece with the entire grammar school and guest at the Grammar School Speech Meet Assembly on Tuesday, March 22. Parents and guests are welcome to join us in the sanctuary at 1pm to enjoy the presentations and congratulate our finalists.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

March Scripture Memorization

Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgements which the Lord your God has commanded to teach you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over to possess, that you may fear the Lord you God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged. Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it, that it may be well with you, and that you may multiply greatly as the Lord God of your fathers has promised you–'a land flowing with milk and honey.'

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:1–9

An Article from Mr. Trotter, Logic & Rhetoric School Dean

I came across an article on Personal Holiness by Pastor Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor of Cleveland's Parkside Church, a few weeks past. I thought it worthy of sharing. Enjoy, and may it encourage you as you seek to honor and please our Lord through your family's daily living. Blessings! Mr. Trotter
Recovering the Priority of Personal Holiness

Congratulations to The Oaks' Mock Trial Team

We're excited to announce that The Oaks Mock Trial team has been invited to the State tournament, following on the heels of a 2nd place finish at the district competition. As this is the team's 1st year, the team is thrilled to receive this honor and opportunity. If you'd like to tune in to the virtual competition March 10–12, please contact Mr. Scott Welch or Miss Emily Woodroof. Go Oaks!

Protocol 2022 - An Evening of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty
* Sat., Mar. 12, 5–9pm - Beacon Hill Event Venue

WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 5–9pm
*Junior and Senior Gentlemen have been asked to arrive 15 minutes early (4:45pm) in order to escort ladies as they arrive.
WHERE: Beacon Hill Event Venue – 4848 E Valley Springs Rd, Spokane, WA 99217 – Directions
WHAT: An evening of truth, goodness, and beauty to include a formal dinner, private performance of the Spokane Symphony Quartet, resident storyteller, and professional photographer capturing the memories.
ATTIRE: Semi-formal
* Ladies - mid-calf to ankle length, full coverage, wide strapped or sleeved dress or skirt; dress shoes; dress wrap or jacket - Ladies' Protocol Attire Ideas
* Gentlemen - suit or jacket with dress pants; tie; belt; dress shoes; dress socks - Gentlemen's Protocol Attire Ideas
Protocol Announcement

Called Conference 2022 - July 11–16 or 18–23
* Early Bird Registration until March 14

Join Called attendees, ages fifteen to eighteen, July 11–16, or July 18–23, as they spend a week learning how to live out their faith, sitting under winsome speakers, and interacting in applied workshops. You won't want to miss out on the fun–explore the downtown locale of Moscow, compete in various activities and games, and cultivate Christian friendships with students who are also committed to being salt and light.

This year's theme is "Wisdom in a World Gone Mad" with out keynote speaker, Pastor Jared Longshore. The speaker lineup includes Pastor Doug Wilson, Pastor Toby Sumpter, and Pastor Terry Tollefson. We are excited about the work that the Lord will do. Register before March 14 to receive the Early Bird Price of $628.80 ($655 full price).

Check out this video to see the camp in full swing! You can register for Called Conference 2022 here.

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Wed., Thurs., Fri., Mar. 16–18
* sign-ups available in the school office

Logic & Rhetoric School Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Wednesday evening, Thursday day & evening, and Friday day. Parents are encouraged to sign up to meet with one or more of their child's teachers and engage in the further education of their child. This is a valuable time and benefits our entire community when everyone participates in conferences. Parents are welcome to sign up to meet with 3 of their child's teachers at a time (additional upon request). This will allow plenty of time for all parents to have the opportunity to meet with teachers. Please stop by the school office to schedule your conference.

Juniors: SAT School Day - Wed., Mar. 23

The Oaks will offer the official CollegeBoard SAT test on Wednesday, March 23, at our school for all juniors. This test day is for juniors only, who are automatically registered as it is a graduation requirement. See the flyer for further details.
SAT School Day Flyer

Juniors (and all high school students) are also welcome to take the SAT test during one of the national Saturday test sittings. For dates and test sites please visit The CollegeBoard website.

Lilac Festival Queen & Court Coronation - Sat., Mar. 26 [4pm]

Congratulations to Oaks Senior, Megan Tallman, who is representing The Oaks as part of the 2022 Spokane Lilac Festival Court. All are welcome to attend this year's Lilac Festival Queen & Court Coronation on Saturday, March 26 at 4pm either in-person at Spokane First Church or via livestream. Registration for both in-person and livestream is available on the Spokane Lilac Festival website.

Spring Ball Dance Practices - PM Activity Schedule
* Tuesdays – Mar. 29, Apr. 5, Apr. 12, Apr. 26, May 3, May 17

The Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball date is set for Saturday, May 21 from 6–9pm! Dance practices will be held on  specific Tuesdays from 2–3pm beginning at the end of the month and continuing until the dance. Parents are welcome to attend these practices. The following dates the Logic & Rhetoric School will be following a PM Activity schedule with dance practices being held during the activity time at the end of the day: March 29, April 5, April 12, April 26, May 3, May 17

Grammar School

Classroom Speech Meets
Wed., Mar. 16

Friends and family are welcome to attend this year's Grammar School Classroom Speech Meets on Wednesday, March 16. The students will present in the sanctuary or gym. A schedule is attached below and will be sent home with each child letting families know when & where your child's class will be presenting. We ask that you please stay for the entire class's speeches so as not to disrupt any presenters. Students should plan to wear their formal uniform this day.
Speech Meet Schedule

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Thurs. & Fri., Mar. 17 & 18
*sign-ups available in the school office beginning Mon., Mar. 7

Grammar School Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18. Every grammar school parent is asked to sign up for a conference with their child's teacher during this scheduled time. Conference sign-ups are available in the school office beginning Monday, March 7. Please stop by to schedule your conference.
*please note that 6th grade conferences are on the Logic/Rhetoric school conference schedule.

Monday Morning Cantabile

Cantabile begins at 8:15am each Monday. Grammar classes depart at 8:13am each Monday. We appreciate your help being timely as we start each week singing together.

Morning Entry Reminders

Parents, please be aware that K–6th grammar students should be with a parent if on campus prior to 8am (Mon.) or 8:15am (Tues.–Fri.) unless prior arrangements have been made.

1st & 2nd Grades: Please line up in a quiet, single file line (young ladies–on the bridge; young men–at the entrance of the bridge). Thank you for helping start each day cheerfully, orderly, and safely as students enter the building, walk down the stairs, and enter the classroom.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

March Scripture Memorization

Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgements which the Lord your God has commanded to teach you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over to possess, that you may fear the Lord you God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged. Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it, that it may be well with you, and that you may multiply greatly as the Lord God of your fathers has promised you–'a land flowing with milk and honey.'

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:1–9

An Article from Mr. Trotter, Logic & Rhetoric School Dean

I came across an article on Personal Holiness by Pastor Alistar Begg, Senior Pastor of Cleveland's Parkside Church, a few weeks past. I thought it worthy of sharing. Enjoy, and may it encourage you as you seek to honor and please our Lord through your and your families daily living. Blessings! Mr. Trotter
Recovering the Priority of Personal Holiness

Congratulations to The Oaks' Mock Trial Team

We're excited to announce that The Oaks Mock Trial team has been invited to the State tournament, following on the heels of a 2nd place finish at the district competition. As this is the team's 1st year, the team is thrilled to receive this honor and opportunity. If you'd like to tune in to the virtual competition March 10–12, please contact Mr. Scott Welch or Miss Emily Woodroof. Go Oaks!

Protocol 2022 - An Evening of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty - Sat., Mar., 12
* Payment Due Fri., Mar. 4 

WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 5–9pm
WHERE: Beacon Hill Event Venue
WHAT: An evening of truth, goodness, and beauty to include a formal dinner, private performance of the Spokane Symphony Quartet, resident storyteller, and professional photographer capturing the memories.
ATTIRE: Semi-formal
* Ladies - mid-calf to ankle length, full coverage, wide strapped or sleeved dress or skirt; dress shoes; dress wrap or jacket - Ladies' Protocol Attire Ideas
* Gentlemen - suit or jacket with dress pants; tie; belt; dress shoes; dress socks - Gentlemen's Protocol Attire Ideas
COST: $125 per person. Payment due by Friday, March 4 (cash/check in the office or credit card via Jupiter)
PREPARATION: Etiquette review and training with Mr. & Mrs. Trotter will take place during the school day for all 9th through 12th grade students.
Protocol Announcement

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Wed., Thurs., Fri., Mar. 16–18
*sign-ups available in the school office beginning Mon., Mar. 7

Logic & Rhetoric School Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Wednesday evening, Thursday day & evening, and Friday day. Parents are encouraged to sign up to meet with one or more of their child's teachers and engage in the further education of their child. This is a valuable time and benefits our entire community when everyone participates in conferences. Parents are welcome to sign up to meet with 3 of their child's teachers at a time (additional upon request). This will allow plenty of time for all parents to have the opportunity to meet with teachers.  Conference sign-ups are available in the school office beginning Monday, March 7. Please stop by to schedule your conference.

Juniors: SAT School Day - Wed., Mar. 23

The Oaks will offer the official CollegeBoard SAT test on Wednesday, March 23, at our school for all juniors. This test day is for juniors only, who are automatically registered as it is a graduation requirement. See the flyer for further details.
SAT School Day Flyer

Juniors (and all high school students) are also welcome to take the SAT test during one of the national Saturday test sittings. For dates and test sites please visit The CollegeBoard website.

Upcoming Dates

June 24 - Report Cards Posted

July 4 - School Office Closed

July 5 - Summer Office Hours Begin [M–Th; 9am–3pm]

July 7 - Music on the Field

July 18–Aug. 5 - School Office Closed

Aug. 8 - School Office Re-opens