May 13 - 19, 2021

Current School News

Current School News

May 13 - 19, 2021

All School

The Music Man - Last Weekend! - May 14 & 15

This weekend, Friday, May 14th and Saturday, May 15th are the last opportunity to see The Oaks' production of The Music Man. Tickets are $14 each, or a family pass for $40 (immediate family members only). Tickets for the Saturday matinee may still be purchased in the school office. Limited tickets will be available at the door for the remaining showings.

The Music Man Flyer

The Oaks 25th Anniversary Celebration Begins Mon., May 17!

The Oaks is celebrating 25 years as a school, and the festivities begin with a daily trivia contest! Every day leading up to the last day of school and the grand celebration, Oaks trivia questions will be 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 will be announced to the classes and prizes delivered by Mr. Dowers himself! The fun starts Monday, May 17...so get ready! And plan to join us on Friday, June 18 at 11:30am for the Grand Celebration!

25th Year Celebration

Upcoming Financial Aid Meeting - Tues., May 18 - Please RSVP

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, May 18th 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 Coffee Bar - Wednesday Mornings - 7:30-8:20am

On Wednesday mornings, Oaks seniors are serving up coffee, Italian sodas, and breakfast treats in the foyer of the MP (gym) building. All students, parents, staff, and guests are welcome to stop by to partake in this Wonderful Wednesday morning delight. Please stop by to support the seniors and thank them for making this happen.

The Oaks Coffee Bar

Coffee with the Head of School - Thurs., May 20

All Oaks parents are invited to join Head of School, Mr. Charlie Dowers, for coffee in the gym after drop-off on Thursday, May 20th. Starting about 8:15am there will be coffee, tea, and baked goods available. About 8:30am Mr. Dowers will share for 10-15 minutes and then will have a time for questions. Hope you can join us! For planning purposes, an RSVP to the office would be appreciated. Please let the office know if you would like the option to join virtually.

Lost & Found - Thurs., May 20

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.

Uniform Notes - Shoe Policy

We know that plants are not the only things growing this time of year–kids are growing, too! As you purchase shoes for your children (which you may want to have them wear in the fall as well), please keep our shoe guidelines in mind. This year, we have extended grace in these requirements as we are transitioning into our updated uniform policy, but by the fall we are expecting that students will be in compliance with the policy

Shoe Policy

2021-22 Uniform Policy

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:

  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

AmazonSmile App Set-up

Conservatory Summer Program - Registration Open

The Oaks Conservatory is excited to offer a summer program this year! 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 now open through the Conservatory Website or by calling the school office.

Conservatory Summer Program Flyer

Summer Music Camp

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

25 Year Celebration
Conservatory Summer Flyer
Summer Music Camp

Grammar School

Spring Concert - Tues., May 25, 6:30pm

The Grammar School and Orchestra spring concert will be held on Tuesday, May 25 at 6:30pm in the sanctuary. They are excited to share with all in attendance what they have been working on this year.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Formal Friday - Fri., May 21

Logic and Rhetoric students (7–12th grades) will have a formal uniform day on Friday, May 21. Next year, we will be celebrating Formal Fridays regularly, as we seek to grow in wisdom and knowledge, training our hearts to truth, goodness, and beauty.

Spring 2021 Formal Uniform Chart

Please note: The above chart is not the same for next year. The 2021-22 Uniform Policy has the updated formal uniform requirements.

Secondary Spring Ball - Sat., June 5

The Oaks is excited to host this year's Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball, exemplifying truth, goodness, and beauty. The ball will be held at The Oaks on 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. If you would like to help provide desserts for this event please contact Mrs. Cheri Van Horn.

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.

Grammar School

Spring Concert - Tues., May 25, 6:30pm

The Grammar School and Orchestra spring concert will be held on Tuesday, May 25 at 6:30pm in the sanctuary. They are excited to share with all in attendance what they have been working on this year.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Formal Friday - Fri., May 21

Logic and Rhetoric students (7–12th grades) will have a formal uniform day on Friday, May 21. Next year, we will be celebrating Formal Fridays regularly, as we seek to grow in wisdom and knowledge, training our hearts to truth, goodness, and beauty.

Spring 2021 Formal Uniform Chart

Please note: The above chart is not the same for next year. The 2021-22 Uniform Policy has the updated formal uniform requirements.

Secondary Spring Ball - Sat., June 5

The Oaks is excited to host this year's Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball, exemplifying truth, goodness, and beauty. The ball will be held at The Oaks on 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. If you would like to help provide desserts for this event please contact Mrs. Cheri Van Horn.

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 parking lot 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.

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