May 12-18, 2022

Current School News

Current School News

May 12-18, 2022

Parent Education Corner

"St Augustine defines virtue as ordo amoris, the ordinate condition of the affections in which every object is accorded that kind of love which is appropriate to it. Aristotle says that the aim of education is to make the pupil like and dislike what he ought. When the age for reflective thought comes, the pupil who has been thus trained in 'ordinate affections' or 'just sentiments' will easily find the first principles in Ethics; but to the corrupt man they will never be visible at all and he can make no progress in that science. Plato before him had said the same. The little human animal will not at first have the right responses. It must be trained to feel pleasure, liking, disgust, and hatred at those things which really are pleasant, likeable, disgusting and hateful."
- C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

Parent Academy News

Dear Oaks Families!

In case you haven't heard, we have a great new publication called Cultura! We publish a new volume each month, and each edition features an article by one of our faculty members and showcases excellent student writing as well. Stop by the office and pick up Volume 5 today!

Also, don't forget to listen to this week's Monday Meal. This week we're featuring an essay by Megan Tallman that defends the resurrection of Christ. It was one of the top "forensic speeches" selected for its excellence by Mr. Kimball in Senior Rhetoric. Her speech is an exercise in what rhetoricians call "the conjectural speech," which aims to prove whether an alleged event really happened. At a classical Christian school, naturally, we take the classical tools of rhetoric and apply them in proving the historical reliability of the Christian faith. Megan's paper answers a simple question, "Did the resurrection really happen?" You can listen to her answer on The Oaks app. You also can find her essay printed in the upcoming Cultura edition, along with an article by Ben Tate. We are blessed to have a community of learners!

Oliver! Poster

All School

Final Weekend of Oliver!
Fri. & Sat. May 13 & 14

The Oaks' Spring Musical, Oliver! finishes up this weekend and you won't want to miss your opportunity to see this production. Online tickets are sold out for the  Friday & Saturday evening performances, but there are a limited number available at the door. Tickets for the Saturday matinee are still available online through the Oliver! Tickets Link - $15 each or $50 for a family pass (immediate family only please).
Oliver! Poster

Formal Friday - Fri., May 13

All Oaks students will wear formal uniforms on Friday, May 13 for Grandparents Day.

Grandparents' Day - Fri., May 13

The Oaks is excited to host our first Grandparents' Day since 2019. A morning full of special events are planned for our Oaks grandparents on Friday, May 13. 

8:00–8:45 am
GRANDPARENT/GRANDCHILD PHOTOS
Have your children come to school with their grandparents and participate in this special photo opportunity just outside the sanctuary. Afterward students may go to class and grandparents are invited to the sanctuary for breakfast.

8:00–9:00 am
COMPLIMENTARY BUFFET BREAKFAST
All grandparents are invited to breakfast in the sanctuary. Please be sure to RSVP to the school office so that we can plan accordingly. Due to limited seating, we are asking that only grandparents attend the breakfast.

9:00–10:00 am
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE OAKS
Grandparents will be treated to a special presentation. Learn what it means to attend a classical Christian school and how The Oaks is distinct and different in our approach to education through student presentations.

10:00–11:30 am
OPEN HOUSE
Following the presentation, grandparents are invited to visit their grandchild's class as well as any other classes they would like to see.

10:30–11:30 am
WAX MUSEUM
The 4th graders will be bringing history to life at this year's wax museum. All Grandparents are encouraged to come by the sanctuary to see these presentations.

Mid-Term Grades Available on Jupiter - Tues., May 17

Fourth quarter mid-term grades will be up to date and available on Jupiter on Tuesday, May 17. Please check your child's grades at this time.

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

Oaks students are working to prepare music for your enjoyment. This year's Spring Concerts will be held in The Oaks 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. 

Lost & Found - Thurs., May 19

Lost & found items will be set out in the MP foyer on Thursday. Please stop by to see if anything belongs to your family. All unclaimed items, except uniforms, will be donated at the end of the day. Thank you to all who come by the office to find missing belongings prior to them being placed out. We appreciate your help in keeping our lost & found pile low.

Senior Thesis Presentations - May 23–26

The seniors are presenting and defending their theses the week of May 23. All are welcome to attend these presentations in the sanctuary. Please see the attached schedule for a complete listing of times and topics. 

2022 Senior Thesis Presentations

Coming School Year Packets
* Forms Due by Fri., June 3
* Treats for the first class to complete their forms!

Packets for the upcoming school year will be sent home with your eldest child in the coming week. You will also receive this information directly through Jupiter. Please be sure to read through all the materials carefully and respond accordingly. All forms are due by Friday, June 3. As a reward for the quick completion of forms this year, the office ladies are offering a special treat to the first class in each the Grammar and Logic & Rhetoric School who have all of their forms completed. So, don't delay!
*Please note: When filling out forms in Jupiter for the upcoming school year you will need to be in the 2022-23 school year.

2021-22 Yearbook Orders
* Due by Fri., June 3

It's time to order the 2021-22 Yearbook! The Yearbook Order form is now available through Jupiter. Once your order is placed payment may be made in the school office or through Jupiter. Orders are due by Friday, June 3.

Yearbook Photos Wanted!
* Reward - Free T-shirt

Calling all photographers! The yearbook committee is seeking photos for The Oaks' 2021-22 yearbook and offering up a free Oaks t-shirt to anyone contributing 30 photos or more. There are several ways to submit your photos:

  • Email – send your pictures directly to the yearbook photo album at 2021-22yearbook@yogile.com
  • Upload – in your Jupiter parent portal go to Materials, select School Office, and click the link for Yearbook Photos. This will take you to a direct link where you can upload your photos.
  • Flash Drive – bring your pictures into the school office on a flash drive & we'll upload them for you.

Lots of photos are needed to make an outstanding yearbook, so your help in acquiring a large selection is greatly appreciated! And once you have submitted 30+ photos, just stop by the school office to pick up your free t-shirt. 

2022 Music On The Field - Thurs., July 7 [6pm]

The Oaks is excited to welcome you and your family to join us for an evening of fellowship and music this summer at The Oaks' 2nd Annual Music on the Field. Bring a picnic dinner, drinks, lawn chairs, and blankets and come enjoy the beautiful weather, music, dancing and friends. We look forward to seeing you there!
2022 Music on the Field Flyer

Conservatory Summer Lessons & Classes

The Oaks Conservatory has lessons and classes to offer this summer! See the flyer for more details. Registration is available through the Conservatory Website.
Conservatory Summer Program Flyer

2022-23 School Calendar

The 2022-23 school calendar is now available through The Oaks' Google calendar. Events are updated throughout the school year, so subscribing to the Google calendar is recommended. A printable pdf with significant dates is also available and will be posted on the calendar page for the entire school year.
2022-23 School Calendar - Significant Dates

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

Click on picture above to purchase tickets

2022 Music On The Field

Grammar School

Weekly Parent Letters

During the merry month of May there are lots of activities taking place on campus. Please be sure to pay careful attention to the parent letters your child's teacher sends home weekly for details about the many grade specific events coming up.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

May Scripture Memorization

Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord! And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. So the people answered and said: "Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods; for the Lord our God is He who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, who did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way that we want and among all the people through whom we passed. And the Lord drove out from before us all the people, including the Amorites who dwell in the land. We also will serve the Lord, for He is our God." But Joshua said to the people, "You cannot serve the Lord, for He is a holy God. He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you, after He has done you good." And the people said to Joshua, "No, but we will serve the Lord!" So Joshua said to the people, "You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the Lord for yourselves, to serve Him." And they said, "We are witnesses!"

Joshua 24:14–22

Secondary Spring Ball - Sat., May 21 [5–9pm]

The Oaks is excited to host this year's Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball, exemplifying truth, goodness, and beauty. All Logic & Rhetoric School students (7–12th grades), along with their parents and grandparents, are invited to an evening of dancing complemented by an array of delicious treats and beverages. The ball will be held in The Oaks' gymnasium Saturday, May 21 from 5:00–9:00pm. The cost is $15 per person. The Spring Ball Flyer contains further details (a hard copy was sent home with your child) which include a schedule and attire specifics for the evening.
Pinterest Look-Book for Gentlemen's Attire Ideas

Pinterest Look-Book for Ladies' Attire Ideas
* Please refer to the Spring Ball Flyer for complete attire standards for the evening. Mrs. Kenwyn Trotter is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding appropriate attire for the evening.

Sign up to Bake Hand-held Desserts for the Spring Ball!

The Spring Ball food committee is looking for bakers to provide 3–4 dozen hand-held desserts for this year's Spring Ball. The Spring Ball Dessert Sign-up has all the details, ideas, and a sign-up, so check it out and  sign-up today!

Spring Ball Dance Practices - PM Activity Schedule
* Tuesday –  May 17

The Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball date is set for Saturday, May 21 from 5–9pm! Dance practice will be held on Tuesday, May 17 from 2–3pm. Parents are welcome to attend this practice. The Logic & Rhetoric School will be following a PM Activity schedule with dance practice being held during the activity time at the end of the day.

Upcoming PM Activity Schedule Days
* Wed., May 18 - Thurs., May 19 - Tues., May 24 - Thurs., May 26

The Logic & Rhetoric School will be following a PM Activity schedule on the dates below with music practice or an additional class being held during the activity time at the end of the day.

  • Wednesday, May 18 – 9–12th Music Practice; 7–8th Logic Class
  • Thursday, May 19 – 9–12th Music Practice; 7–8th Logic Class
  • Tuesday, May 24 – 7–8th Music Practice; 9–12th Traditio Class
  • Thursday, May 26 – 7–8th Music Practice; 9–12th Traditio Class

History Emphasis Days - Fri., May 20 & 27

Logic & Rhetoric School students will be participating in History Emphasis Days on two upcoming Fridays--May 20 & 27. With guest speakers and special activities these days are a great opportunity to enhance the history being taught daily. Students will also be treated to lunch--Pizza & snacks on Friday, May 20; Soup & bread on Friday, May 27. More details coming soon!

Grammar School

Weekly Parent Letters

During the merry month of May there are lots of activities taking place on campus. Please be sure to pay careful attention to the parent letters your child's teacher sends home weekly for details about the many grade specific events coming up.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

May Scripture Memorization

Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord! And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. So the people answered and said: "Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods; for the Lord our God is He who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, who did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way that we want and among all the people through whom we passed. And the Lord drove out from before us all the people, including the Amorites who dwell in the land. We also will serve the Lord, for He is our God." But Joshua said to the people, "You cannot serve the Lord, for He is a holy God. He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you, after He has done you good." And the people said to Joshua, "No, but we will serve the Lord!" So Joshua said to the people, "You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the Lord for yourselves, to serve Him." And they said, "We are witnesses!"

Joshua 24:14–22

Secondary Spring Ball - Sat., May 21 [5–9pm]

The Oaks is excited to host this year's Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball, exemplifying truth, goodness, and beauty. All Logic & Rhetoric School students (7–12th grades), along with their parents and grandparents, are invited to an evening of dancing complemented by an array of delicious treats and beverages. The ball will be held in The Oaks' gymnasium Saturday, May 21 from 5:00–9:00pm. The cost is $15 per person. The Spring Ball Flyer contains further details (a hard copy was sent home with your child) which include a schedule and attire specifics for the evening.
Pinterest Look-Book for Gentlemen's Attire Ideas

Pinterest Look-Book for Ladies' Attire Ideas
* Please refer to the Spring Ball Flyer for complete attire standards for the evening. Mrs. Kenwyn Trotter is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding appropriate attire for the evening.

Sign up to Bake Hand-held Desserts for the Spring Ball!

The Spring Ball food committee is looking for bakers to provide 3–4 dozen hand-held desserts for this year's Spring Ball. The Spring Ball Dessert Sign-up has all the details, ideas, and a sign-up, so check it out and  sign-up today!

Spring Ball Dance Practices - PM Activity Schedule
* Tuesday –  May 17

The Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball date is set for Saturday, May 21 from 5–9pm! Dance practice will be held on Tuesday, May 17 from 2–3pm. Parents are welcome to attend this practice. The Logic & Rhetoric School will be following a PM Activity schedule with dance practice being held during the activity time at the end of the day.

Upcoming PM Activity Schedule Days
* Wed., May 18 - Thurs., May 19 - Tues., May 24 - Thurs., May 26

The Logic & Rhetoric School will be following a PM Activity schedule on the dates below with music practice or an additional class being held during the activity time at the end of the day.

  • Wednesday, May 18 – 9–12th Music Practice; 7–8th Logic Class
  • Thursday, May 19 – 9–12th Music Practice; 7–8th Logic Class
  • Tuesday, May 24 – 7–8th Music Practice; 9–12th Traditio Class
  • Thursday, May 26 – 7–8th Music Practice; 9–12th Traditio Class

History Emphasis Days - Fri., May 20 & 27

Logic & Rhetoric School students will be participating in History Emphasis Days on two upcoming Fridays--May 20 & 27. With guest speakers and special activities these days are a great opportunity to enhance the history being taught daily. Students will also be treated to lunch--Pizza & snacks on Friday, May 20; Soup & bread on Friday, May 27. More details coming soon!

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