May 18–24, 2023

Current School News

Current School News

May 18–24, 2023

Parent Education Corner

"Discipling our children," writes Voddie Baucham," is not about teaching them to behave in a way that won't embarrass us. We're working toward something much more important than that. We're actually raising our children with a view toward leading them to trust and to follow Christ" (Family Shepherds). Obedience matters, and the Scripture testifies to this. And while "a foolish son brings grief to his father," it is a good reminder that our child's obedience is not to prop up our vanity or to make ourselves as parents look good. Obedience to Christ is for their sake, for Augustine says, "You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are unquiet until they find their rest in You."

Bible Reading Plan & Scripture Memory
Cantabile Liturgy & Prayers

All School

Don't Delay! Opening Night is Only One Week Away!
Buy Your Tickets for The Sound of Music Today!
* Showing May 25–27 @ ONE* Church

This production will take place May 25–27 at ONE* Church on Sullivan & 24th (not far from The Oaks). Get your tickets now and spread the word . . . The Hills are Alive with The Sound of Music!
Purchase Tickets Today!
The Sound of Music Poster

Hamburger Wednesday - Wed., May 24
* Order forms due by Mon., May 22

Back by popular demand, we will once again be grilling burgers at lunch Wednesday, May 24. If you are interested in purchasing a hamburger meal for your child, please complete the form on Jupiter so that we can cook up just the right amount. For only $6, students will receive a burger, chips, applesauce, and a cookie. Orders must be placed by Monday, May 22 through Jupiter using the "Burger Lunch Order - 05.24.23" form. The form will be locked after this time. Please call the office prior to the due date if you have questions or need to make modifications to your order. Please note that lunches purchased the day of will be $7 per person on a first come, first serve basis after all pre-orders have been fulfilled.

* Volunteers Needed!

If you are interested in helping out, we would love your help and support. Please sign up on the Hamburger Wednesday Volunteer Sign-up.

Lost & Found  – Thurs., May 25
*Please label everything! We want to reunite you with your missing items.

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 the lost & found pile low. We want to return your items to you and labels are a great help in this endeavor.

Thank You Notes for Paralympic Gold Medalist, Susannah Scaroni
* Due to the office by Thurs., May 25

What a blessing it was to have Paralympic Gold Medalist, Susannah Scaroni, speak to the 4–12th grade students recently. Thank you for listening well and asking great questions. One student asked Susannah, "When you read in the Bible that Jesus healed the paraplegic, do you get jealous?" To which she replied, "I've learned that God's plan is better than my plan and He's shown me that I don't need the use of my legs to live out His plan for me. God has given me so many opportunities through my situation and I look forward to continuing to trust in Him, give my all for Him, and glorify Him with whatever He brings into my life each day. I have no regrets and wouldn't take it back for a second!" What a great example of striving to have the mind of Christ who said in Luke 22:42, "not my will, but Yours be done."

In the spirit of I Thessalonians which says "In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you," students are invited to write an encouraging thank you note to be included in a care package. Please bring your notes for Susannah into the school office by Thursday, May 25.

Here are a few of Susannah's upcoming events that you can be lifting her up in prayer for as well.

May 25–27 – Grand Prix Track Meet in Switzerland
June 4 – Chicago Marathon
June 10 – New York Marathon
July 9–17 - World Championships in Paris, France

Lands' End  Sale – May 26–29

May 26–29 – 25% – Memorial Day savings on school uniform!
Lands' End website – School Number: 900069105
Code: FLAG – Pin: 2631
Sale Flyer

Memorial Day (No School) - Mon., May 29

On Monday, May 29 there is no school in observation of Memorial Day.

Tuesday Cantabile - Tues., May 30 [8:15am]

Cantabile will be held on Tuesday, May 30 beginning at 8:15am to begin the school week.

Friday Pizza Lunch – Place your June Order Now!
* All June orders must be placed by 3pm Wed., May 31.

It's time to place your June Pizza Lunch Order. All orders must be submitted by 3pm, the Wednesday prior to the 1st Friday Pizza Lunch of the month. The form will be locked after this time. Please call the office prior to the due date if you have questions or need to make modifications to your order. We will notify you on this page when each month's form is coming due. Please note that pizza purchased the day of will be $2 per slice on a first come, first serve basis after all pre-orders have been fulfilled.

* Servers Wanted!

The pizza lunch crew is looking for a few more volunteers. If you are interested in helping out on an upcoming Friday please sign up on the Pizza Volunteer Sign-up.

Lands' End Try-Before-You-Buy Event
Fri.,
June 16 & Mon.–Fri., 19–23

A Lands' End representative will be on campus to answer questions and provide an array of uniform samples on the last day of school, Friday, June 16. These uniform samples will be available for families to try on and find the best sizing on Friday as well as the following week, during regular office hours. More details to come!

Try-Before-You-Buy Event Flyer

Custodial Position Available

The Oaks is seeking to hire a part-time custodian. If you or someone you know is interested in this position please see the job posting below and contact Facilities Manager, Colin Williams.

Part-Time Custodian Job Posting

2022-23 Yearbooks

Remember the 2022-23 school year by ordering a copy of the new and improved yearbook! This year our yearbook will have more pages than ever before and an abundance of photos that capture all the special moments we had as a school. The 2022-23 yearbook order forms will be on Jupiter soon and available until the last day of school.

Conservatory - Summer Offerings Coming Soon!

The Oaks Conservatory summer registration will open soon and there are several exciting opportunities available this summer. Additional details, descriptions, and sign-ups will be available soon on the Conservatory website!

 Acting Workshops (6th grade–Adult) with Mr. Tobin Eyestone
MONDAY–THURSDAY, JUNE 26–29
10:00am–12:00pm
Emotive Motion – physical representation of imagined things through mime
1:00pm–3:00pm
Improvithon – fun & games with improvisational acting
3:30pm–5:30pm
Objectives & Objections – a character portrayal workshop

Bucket Drumming Class (4th grade & up) with Mrs. Sam Wollenhaupt
THURSDAYS, JULY 13, 20, 27 & AUGUST 3, 10, 17
9:00am–10:00am
Bucket Drumming – technique & theory combine into some really cool bucket beats

Additional Classes & Private Music Lessons:
Coming soon...stay tuned!

Summer Sports Camps Begin July 5
*Registration now open to partner MCL students
*Registration due June 1 – Payment due July 1

Summer Sports Camps Flyer

The Oaks is excited to be offering several sports camps again this summer.

July 5–8
Basketball (8–12th grade gentlemen) – $95
July 5–7 [6–8pm] & July 8 [8–10am]

July 10–12
Volleyball (7–12th grade ladies) [1–4pm] – $95

July 10–13
Basketball (2nd–4th grade co-ed) [8–9:30am] – $75
Basketball (5–7th grade co-ed) [9:45–11:15] – $75
Flag Football (4–7th grade gentlemen) [8–9:30am] – $95

July 17–20
Soccer (2nd–6th grade co-ed) [9–11am] – $95
Soccer (9–12th grade gentlemen) [3:30–5:30pm] – $95
Soccer (7–12th grade ladies) [5:30–7:30pm] – $95

Registration is open for fellow Mountain Christian League (MCL) students as well as Oaks students. Capacity is limited for each camp, so registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Once the camp's capacity has been reached, registration will close for that camp. Registrations are due by Friday, June 1. The registration fee includes a camp t-shirt when registering by the due date. Late registrations will be accepted if space allows, but will not include a t-shirt.

All summer sports camp registrations are done through Jupiter. Any questions regarding Jupiter and registration should be directed to The Oaks Registrar, Mrs. Anya Schnell. Questions regarding the sports camps and athletics should be directed to The Oaks Athletic Director, Mr. Colin Williams

To register your current Oaks student:

  • Log in to your Jupiter parent portal
  • Switch to the 2023 Summer Activities School
  • Select Forms from the main menu (towards bottom)
  • Complete the required Activities: Pre-participation (Summer 2023) form
    • Camp registrations will not be processed until this form is completed
  • Register using the available sports camps forms 

Weekly Deep Roots Tours - Fridays [3:45–4:30pm]

Join Mr. Charlie Dowers, Head of School, for a tour of The Oaks' new school building. These 45 minute tours will begin at 3:45pm each Friday through the end of the school year.

Please note:

  • This tour takes place on an active construction site, so please come prepared.
  • There is a 15 person max per tour.
  • Children (12yrs & older) must be accompanied by a parent. No children under 12 allowed.
    Weekly Deep Roots Tour Sign-up

The Gathering Place Open Every Wednesday
Dollar Donuts through May!

The Oaks Coffee Bar is open every Wednesday morning before school. Come grab a drink and a treat to enjoy with friends.
The Gathering Place Flyer

Mid-term Grades Available on Jupiter

Mid-term grades are available to view on Jupiter. Grades may be viewed on the first screen ("To-Do") in Jupiter. Click on the individual class/subject to see details of those grades.

THE OAKS PARKING MAP

Upcoming Dates

May 28

  • Cantabile [8:15am]

May 28–31

  • Oregon Coast Trip (5th Grade)
  • Junior Thesis Presentations

May 31

  • PM Activity Day (Dance Practice)

June 1

  • Protocol Event: Spring Dance [5pm]

June 3

  • AM Activity Day
  • Guest Speaker/Author, Christine Cohen
  • Mandatory Senior Year Preview & Grand Tour Meeting (11th grade students & parents) [6:30pm]

June 4

  • Senior Class Photo [7:30am]

June 4 & 5

  • Conservatory Spring Recitals [4pm, 5:30pm, & 7pm]

June 6

  • 6th Grade Farragut State Park Field Trip

June 7

  • Talent Show [6:30pm]

June 7 & 10–12

  • Logic & Rhetoric School Finals

June 11

  • 2nd Grade Little House Day [8:30am–1pm]

June 12

  • Kindergarten Celebration & Exploration Day at Manito Park [8:30am–12:30pm]

June 13

  • K–4th Grade Last Day of School
  • Awards Program [8:30am]
  • Senior Class Brunch [10:30am]
  • Kindergarten Banana Split Reading Celebration [11am]
  • Kindergarten Dismissal [12pm]
  • Senior Assembly [12:30pm]

June 14

  • Last 1/2 Day of School [8:30am]
  • Cantabile [11:30am]
  • All School Picnic [12:00pm]
  • Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony [7pm]
  • Yearbook Order Forms Due

June 18

  • Teachers' Last Day

June 18–20

  • Volleyball Camp (7–8th ladies) [2–4pm]

June 19–21

  • Volleyball Camp (9–12th ladies) [9am–12pm]
  • Volleyball Camp (2nd–6th ladies) [12:30–1:30pm]

June 21

  • 4th Quarter Report Cards Posted

June 24

  • Summer Office Hours Begin
    Mon.–Thurs., 9am–1pm

June 25–28

  • Soccer Camp (2nd–6th co-ed) [9–11am]
Lost And Found Piles

Grammar School

Parents, please be sure to read your child's class newsletter which is sent home in backpacks weekly for class specific news items.

Friday Memory Period Update

Friday afternoon Memory Period is held in CE #3 (upstairs from the 1st–2nd grade classrooms). Because of the size of the space, the Grammar School is divided into two groups and attend on an every other week rotation. The schedule below denotes which grades attend each week.

May 19 – Kindergarten–2nd grade
May 26 – 3rd–6th grade
June 2 – Kindergarten–2nd grade
June 9 – 3rd–6th grade

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Secondary Spring Dance - Sat., June 3 [5–9pm]
*Please register via Jupiter by Thurs., May 18

The Oaks is excited to host this year's Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Dance, 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 dance will be held in The Oaks' gymnasium. The cost is $15 per person. The Spring Dance Flyer contains further details.

EVENT SCHEDULE
5–6pm \ Fellowship
5:30–6:00pm \ Class Pictures
7th/8th Grades [5:30pm]
9th/10th Grades [5:40pm]
11/12th Grades [5:50pm]
6:00–9:00pm \ Dance

Pinterest Look-Book for Gentlemen's Attire Ideas
Pinterest Look-Book for Ladies' Attire Ideas
* Please refer to the Spring Dance 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.

Spring Dance Practice - Friday, May 26 [2pm]

The Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Dance is set for Saturday, June 3 and dance practices are taking place in preparation. Parents are welcome to attend the last practice on Friday, May 26 from 2:00 to 3:00pm.

Upcoming Activity Schedule Days

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule (see the posted schedules) on the following dates. Students will follow the modified schedule throughout these days with the activity being denoted in the list below.

Fri., May 26 – PM Activity Schedule
Spring Dance Practice

Thurs., June 8 – AM Activity Schedule
Senior Assembly

Fri., June 9 – AM Activity Schedule
Awards Assembly

MAY SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION

For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. The Lord did not set His love on you, nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because the Lord loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
- Deuteronomy 7:6–8

Grammar School

Parents, please be sure to read your child's class newsletter which is sent home in backpacks weekly for class specific news items.

Friday Memory Period Update

Friday afternoon Memory Period is held in CE #3 (upstairs from the 1st–2nd grade classrooms). Because of the size of the space, the Grammar School is divided into two groups and attend on an every other week rotation. The schedule below denotes which grades attend each week.

May 19 – Kindergarten–2nd grade
May 26 – 3rd–6th grade
June 2 – Kindergarten–2nd grade
June 9 – 3rd–6th grade

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Secondary Spring Dance - Sat., June 3 [5–9pm]
*Please register via Jupiter by Thurs., May 18

The Oaks is excited to host this year's Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Dance, 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 dance will be held in The Oaks' gymnasium. The cost is $15 per person. The Spring Dance Flyer contains further details.

EVENT SCHEDULE
5–6pm \ Fellowship
5:30–6:00pm \ Class Pictures
7th/8th Grades [5:30pm]
9th/10th Grades [5:40pm]
11/12th Grades [5:50pm]
6:00–9:00pm \ Dance

Pinterest Look-Book for Gentlemen's Attire Ideas
Pinterest Look-Book for Ladies' Attire Ideas
* Please refer to the Spring Dance 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.

Spring Dance Practice - Friday, May 26 [2pm]

The Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Dance is set for Saturday, June 3 and dance practices are taking place in preparation. Parents are welcome to attend the last practice on Friday, May 26 from 2:00 to 3:00pm.

Upcoming Activity Schedule Days

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule (see the posted schedules) on the following dates. Students will follow the modified schedule throughout these days with the activity being denoted in the list below.

Fri., May 26 – PM Activity Schedule
Spring Dance Practice

Thurs., June 8 – AM Activity Schedule
Senior Assembly

Fri., June 9 – AM Activity Schedule
Awards Assembly

Upcoming Dates

May 28

  • Cantabile [8:15am]

May 28–31

  • Oregon Coast Trip (5th Grade)
  • Junior Thesis Presentations

May 31

  • PM Activity Day (Dance Practice)

June 1

  • Protocol Event: Spring Dance [5pm]

June 3

  • AM Activity Day
  • Guest Speaker/Author, Christine Cohen
  • Mandatory Senior Year Preview & Grand Tour Meeting (11th grade students & parents) [6:30pm]

June 4

  • Senior Class Photo [7:30am]

June 4 & 5

  • Conservatory Spring Recitals [4pm, 5:30pm, & 7pm]

June 6

  • 6th Grade Farragut State Park Field Trip

June 7

  • Talent Show [6:30pm]

June 7 & 10–12

  • Logic & Rhetoric School Finals

June 11

  • 2nd Grade Little House Day [8:30am–1pm]

June 12

  • Kindergarten Celebration & Exploration Day at Manito Park [8:30am–12:30pm]

June 13

  • K–4th Grade Last Day of School
  • Awards Program [8:30am]
  • Senior Class Brunch [10:30am]
  • Kindergarten Banana Split Reading Celebration [11am]
  • Kindergarten Dismissal [12pm]
  • Senior Assembly [12:30pm]

June 14

  • Last 1/2 Day of School [8:30am]
  • Cantabile [11:30am]
  • All School Picnic [12:00pm]
  • Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony [7pm]
  • Yearbook Order Forms Due

June 18

  • Teachers' Last Day

June 18–20

  • Volleyball Camp (7–8th ladies) [2–4pm]

June 19–21

  • Volleyball Camp (9–12th ladies) [9am–12pm]
  • Volleyball Camp (2nd–6th ladies) [12:30–1:30pm]

June 21

  • 4th Quarter Report Cards Posted

June 24

  • Summer Office Hours Begin
    Mon.–Thurs., 9am–1pm

June 25–28

  • Soccer Camp (2nd–6th co-ed) [9–11am]