May 19-25, 2022

Current School News

Current School News

May 19-25, 2022

Parent Education Corner

"To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the record of history?"
– M. Tullii Ciceronis orator and M. Brutum XXXIV. [119]

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 the 5th edition 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!

All School

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

Spring Concert
* 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 3rd through 8th grade will perform on Thursday, May 26. Mark your calendars, invite friends and family, and get ready for a wonderful concert. 

June Pizza Orders
*Due Wed., June 1 at 3pm

The Friday Hot Lunch Pizza order form for the month of June is available through your Jupiter parent portal. Please complete this form no later than 3pm on Wednesday, June 1 for all orders you would like to place in the month of June. After that time the form will be closed for the month.

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 have been sent home with your child(ren) and through Jupiter. Please  read through 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.
2022-23 School Year Packet

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. 

Oaks Lanyards

The office is seeking to replenish their supply of Oaks lanyards. These lanyards are used for school visitors throughout the school year, most recently at Grandparents' Day, and the supply has greatly diminished. If you happen to have one of these Oaks lanyards that made it home, or to a grandparent's home, would you please return it to the school office as soon as possible? Thanks for helping us in replenishing our supply!

Mid-Term Grades Available on Jupiter

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

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

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

2022 Music On The Field

Click on picture above to view the complete calendar

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

History Emphasis Days - Fri., May 20 & 27
*Adjusted Class Schedule for Friday, May 20 – Pizza lunch provided for all 7–12th grade students

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. For details of the day's schedule please see the History Emphasis Class Schedule - Fri., May 20.

Secondary Spring Ball - Sat., May 21 [5–9pm] *Class photos 5:30–6 (see schedule)

The Oaks is excited to host this year's Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball, exemplifying truth, goodness, and beauty on Saturday, May 21 from 5:00–9:00pm. The Spring Ball Flyer contains further details

EVENT SCHEDULE
5:00–6:00pm \ 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 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 Desserts for the Spring Ball!

The Spring Ball food committee is looking for a few more 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 Practice
* Friday –  May 20

The Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball date is set for Saturday, May 21 from 5–9pm! The last dance practice will be held on Friday, May 20 from 9:30–10:30m. Parents are welcome to attend this practice.

Upcoming PM Activity Schedule Days
* 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.

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

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

History Emphasis Days - Fri., May 20 & 27
*Adjusted Class Schedule for Friday, May 20 – Pizza lunch provided for all 7–12th grade students

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. For details of the day's schedule please see the History Emphasis Class Schedule - Fri., May 20.

Secondary Spring Ball - Sat., May 21 [5–9pm] *Class pictures from 5:30–6pm (see schedule)

The Oaks is excited to host this year's Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball, exemplifying truth, goodness, and beauty on Saturday, May 21 from 5:00–9:00pm. The Spring Ball Flyer contains further details

Event Schedule

5:00–6:00pm \ Fellowship

5:30–6:00pm \ Class Pictures
7th/8th Grades (5:30pm)
9th/10th Grades (5:40pm)
11th/12th Grades (5:50pm)

6–9pm \ Dance

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 a few more 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 Practice
* Friday –  May 20

The Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball date is set for Saturday, May 21 from 5–9pm! The last dance practice will be held on Friday, May 20 from 9:30–10:30m. Parents are welcome to attend this practice.

Upcoming PM Activity Schedule Days
* 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.

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

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