March 24-30, 2022

Current School News

Current School News

March 24-30, 2022

Parent Education Corner

"I call therefore a complete and generous Education that which fits a man to perform justly, skillfully and magnanimously all the offices both private and public of Peace and War."
- John Milton, Of Education

All School

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

This is The Oaks' first live talent show since 2019! Join us in the sanctuary on Friday, March 25 at 7pm for songs, instruments, recitations, and more! Participants are asked to arrive at 5:30pm for mic check and instructions. Talent Show List (order to be determined)

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

We are looking forward to The Oaks first ever Mother and Daughter Tea on Saturday, March 26 in the gymnasium at 9am. Bring your own teacup and join us as we address the topic of "How should education prepare us for godly womanhood?" Please sign up to bring something to share! We are looking forward to this time together.
Mother and Daughter Tea Invitation

April Pizza Orders
* Due Wed., Mar. 30 at 3pm

The Friday Hot Lunch Pizza order form for the month of April is available through your Jupiter Parent Portal. Please complete this form no later than 3pm on Wednesday, March 30 for all orders you would like to place in the month of April. After this time the form will be closed for the month. 

* Gluten Free Pizza Option Now Available

Beginning in the month of April there is now a gluten free option available! You may order a whole gluten free cheese pizza for $14.50 or a pepperoni for $16. Gluten free pizza must be purchased as a whole pie. 

Men's Breakfast - Sat., Apr. 2 [8:30–10:30am] * RSVP by Wed., Mar. 30

All Oaks Fathers and Sons are invited to our first ever Men's Breakfast on Saturday, April 2nd in the gym at 8:30am. Come enjoy some bacon, sausage, pancakes, orange juice, coffee and good conversation, led by Mr. Ken Trotter and Mr. Bob Dowers. This will be a great opportunity to think biblically about one of the most fundamental questions that shapes any culture or society: "What does it mean to be a man?" Please be sure to RSVP to the school office no later than Wednesday, March 30.

Oliver! Spring Musical - Tickets on Sale Apr. 1

The directors, cast, and crew are working diligently preparing for this year's upcoming Spring Musical, Oliver! Tickets go on sale beginning April 1. Stay tuned for details. 

Deep Roots Campaign Public Launch - Fri., Apr. 8
Vision & Dedication Ceremony [2–3:30pm] Public Launch Ceremony: The Unveiling [6:30–8:30pm] - Please RSVP by Mon., Apr. 4

The Lord has brought us this far (1 Sam. 7:18). Come be a part of the next chapter on April 8th as we publicly launch the Deep Roots Campaign. Everyone far and wide is invited to the Vision and Dedication Ceremony from 2:00 to 3:30pm. Current Oaks families, grandparents, and special guests are invited to the Public Launch Ceremony: The Unveiling from 6:30–8:30pm. Please RSVP to the school office for the evening's event by Monday, April 4.
Deep Roots Campaign - Save The Date!
Deep Roots Public Launch Informational Email

Help Wanted!

Parents, please consider helping with the Deep Roots Public Launch Events the first week of April. We have big events coming and many hands make light work! Much and various help is needed, so if you're interested please contact The Oaks Activities Coordinator, Beth Schultz, for more information (Email: theoakscca.events@gmail.com).

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 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.

Spring Music Concerts
* Thurs., May 19 (K–2nd & 9–12th) [7pm] * Thurs., May 26 (3–8th) [7pm]

Oaks students are working to prepare spring music concerts for your enjoyment. This year's concerts will be held at The Oaks in the gymnasium at 7pm. The kindergarten through 2nd grade will perform alongside the 9th through 12th grade on Thursday May 19. Then the 3rd through 8th grade will perform on Thursday, May 26. Mark your calendars, invite friends and family, and get ready for two wonderful concerts. 

Oaks Journal & Pen Set - $15 (tax included)

Stop by the office to purchase the beautiful Oaks journal & pen set from this year's Protocol event. There are only a few left, so don't delay!

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.

Thursday, March 24
The Oaks vs SAC (Home)
4:30pm - Jr High Girls Basketball
5:45pm - Jr High Boys Basketball

Friday, April 1
The Oaks vs PCS (Home)
4:00pm - Jr High Girls Basketball
5:30pm - Jr High Boys Basketball

Tuesday, April 5
The Oaks vs SAC (Home)
4:30pm - Jr High Girls Basketball
5:45pm - Jr High Boys Basketball

MCL Jr High Basketball Tournament - Fri.–Sat., Apr. 8–9
The tournament format is pool play Friday and bracket play Saturday. Each team will play 3 games in pool play with the top 2 teams from each pool playing in the championship bracket and the other 2 in the consolation bracket. Games will be held in gyms of Holy Family Catholic School and North Idaho Christian School. 

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

Mother Daughter Tea 22
Deep Roots Save The Date
Oliver

Grammar School

Reading is the Ticket - Due Fri., Mar. 25

All students who are participating in Silverwood's Reading is the Ticket program this year should turn in their time sheets no later than Friday, March 25. Please contact the school office with any questions.

Uniform Reminder
* Last day for Ladies Pants is Mar. 31

Per The Oaks uniform guidelines, ladies may only wear pants November through March. Ladies please remember, as of April 1 you may not wear pants as a part of the daily uniform.

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

Congratulations to The Oaks' Mock Trial Team!

The Oaks mock trial team participated in the YMCA Mock Trial State Tournament March 10–12. This is the first year that The Oaks has fielded a team. From a field of 24 teams from all over the state, The Oaks placed 8th. This is an incredible accomplishment for a first year team. The team competed in four rounds and finished with a record of 3–1. Four of the six attorneys on the team received nominations for best overall attorney in the competition. Those attorneys are Bree Pollack, Alexis Merane Hart, Lucy Jones, and Isabella Carter. Three of our witnesses received nominations for best overall witness as well. Those students are Ethan King, Almar Tishenko, and Isaac Rickert. Thank you for all of your support and prayers this year.

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.

Uniform Reminders
* Last day for Hoodies is Fri., Mar. 25

The Oaks administration has been happy to allow students to wear The Oaks hoodies this year for the athletic season. As we transition into the spring, students should transition back to the uniform guidelines and no longer wear their hoodies during the school day as of Monday, March 28.

* Last day for Ladies Pants is Thurs., Mar. 31

Per The Oaks uniform guidelines, ladies may only wear pants November through March. Ladies please remember, as of April 1 you may not wear pants as a part of the daily uniform.

Countdown to College Workshop - Tues., Apr. 5 [7pm]

Please join Mrs. Gibson, Director of College and Career Counseling, as she provides high school parents and students with an overview of the college preparation, search, and application process, and the services she offers families as they prepare for their child's future. If you plan to attend, your RSVP is appreciated: lynn.gibson@theoakscca.org. Please see the flyer below for specific details.
Countdown to College Workshop Flyer

Spring Ball Dance Practices - PM Activity Schedule
* Tuesdays – 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: April 5, April 12, April 26, May 3, May 17

Grammar School

Reading is the Ticket - Due Fri., Mar. 25

All students who are participating in Silverwood's Reading is the Ticket program this year should turn in their time sheets no later than Friday, March 25. Please contact the school office with any questions.

Uniform Reminder
* Last day for Ladies Pants is Mar. 31

Per The Oaks uniform guidelines, ladies may only wear pants November through March. Ladies please remember, as of April 1 you may not wear pants as a part of the daily uniform.

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

Congratulations to The Oaks' Mock Trial Team!

The Oaks mock trial team participated in the YMCA Mock Trial State Tournament March 10–12. This is the first year that The Oaks has fielded a team. From a field of 24 teams from all over the state, The Oaks placed 8th. This is an incredible accomplishment for a first year team. The team competed in four rounds and finished with a record of 3–1. Four of the six attorneys on the team received nominations for best overall attorney in the competition. Those attorneys are Bree Pollack, Alexis Merane Hart, Lucy Jones, and Isabella Carter. Three of our witnesses received nominations for best overall witness as well. Those students are Ethan King, Almar Tishenko, and Isaac Rickert. Thank you for all of your support and prayers this year.

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.

Uniform Reminders
* Last day for Hoodies is Fri., Mar. 25

The Oaks administration has been happy to allow students to wear The Oaks hoodies this year for the athletic season. As we transition into the spring, students should transition back to the uniform guidelines and no longer wear their hoodies during the school day as of Monday, March 28.

* Last day for Ladies Pants is Thurs., Mar. 31

Per The Oaks uniform guidelines, ladies may only wear pants November through March. Ladies please remember, as of April 1 you may not wear pants as a part of the daily uniform.

Countdown to College Workshop - Tues., Apr. 5 [7pm]

Please join Mrs. Gibson, Director of College and Career Counseling, as she provides high school parents and students with an overview of the college preparation, search, and application process, and the services she offers families as they prepare for their child's future. If you plan to attend, your RSVP is appreciated: lynn.gibson@theoakscca.org. Please see the flyer below for specific details.
Countdown to College Workshop Flyer

Spring Ball Dance Practices - PM Activity Schedule
* Tuesdays – 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: April 5, April 12, April 26, May 3, May 17

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