May 20 - 26, 2021

Current School News

Current School News

May 20 - 26, 2021

All School

Mid-terms - Tues., May 18

Mid-term grades are available to view on Jupiter beginning Tuesday, May 18. Grades may be viewed on the first screen ("To-Do") in Jupiter. Click on the individual class/subject to see details of those grades. Hard copies will not be sent home this year.

Rooted T-Shirts For Sale thru Fri., May 21

The Oaks' 2020-21 Rooted t-shirts are available to purchase in the MP foyer through Friday. Stop by before or after school to pick yours up for only $10. There are youth and adult sizes available. 

Senior Thesis Presentations - May 24–28

The seniors will be presenting and defending their theses the week of May 24th. All are welcome to attend. Please see the attached schedule for a complete listing of times and topics. 

2021 Senior Thesis Presentations

Lands' End Uniform Sale - May 26-June 1

Lands' End will be running a promotion of 30% off school uniforms soon. Use the code "HOLIDAY" with pin "1865" between May 26 and June 1 to take advantage of this sale. Please visit the Lands' End website for more information and be sure to use the school code (900069105). Mrs. Laurie Gardner, in the school office, will be handling uniform questions, so please feel free contact her if you need any assistance.

No School Memorial Day - Mon., May 31 

There will be no school on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31.

Cantabile - Tues., June 1 at 8:15am

School will begin with Cantabile at 8:15am on Tuesday, June 1 after the Memorial Day weekend.

2020-21 Yearbook Orders - Due by Wed., June 2

It's time to order the 2020-21 Yearbook! The order form is now available through your Jupiter parent portal within the 2020-21 school year. Go to "Forms" and select the "2020-21 Yearbook Order Form." Once you have placed your order you may pay in the school office or through Jupiter. Remember, if paying through Jupiter you must be in the 2020-21 school year. Orders are due by Wednesday, June 2.

Coming School Year Packets - Forms Due by Fri., June 4

Packets for the upcoming school year are being sent home with your child. Please be sure to read through all the materials carefully and respond accordingly. All forms are due by Friday, June 4.
*Please note: When filling out forms for the upcoming school year you will need to be in the 2021-22 school year.

Coming School Year Packet - Cover Letter

Coming School Year Packet - Bookkeeper Letter

Coming School Year Packet - Submitting Forms Instructions

ERB Test Results for 3rd–10th Grades

Results from February's ERB test are now available. Please see the letter below from Mr. Dowers for further details and be looking for an email next week with your child's individual results (3rd–10th grades).

ERB Letter

ERB Parent Guide

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

Conservatory Recital - Tues., June 8 at 3:30pm

The Oaks Conservatory students will be celebrating the completion of the year with a recital on Tuesday, June 8 at 3:30pm in the gym. Please join us for a grand performance!

Conservatory Recital Flyer

The Oaks 25th Anniversary Celebration Begins!
Plan to Attend the Grand Celebration - Fri., June 18 at 11:30am

The Oaks is celebrating 25 years as a school, and the festivities have begun with a daily trivia contest! Every day leading up to the last day of school and the grand celebration, Oaks trivia questions are being 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 is announced to the classes and prizes delivered by Mr. Dowers himself! Many students are already partaking in the fun and several have won! Ask your kids about today's trivia question. And plan to join us on Friday, June 18 at 11:30am for the Grand Celebration!

25th Year Celebration

The Oaks Wednesday Morning Coffee Bar - 7:30-8:20am

All students, parents, staff, and guests are welcome to stop by to partake in this Wonderful Wednesday morning delight. 

COMING THIS SUMMER...

Conservatory Summer Program

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

Music on the Field

The Oaks is excited to welcome you and your family to join us for several evenings of fellowship and music this summer at The Oaks' Music on the Field. Bring a picnic dinner, dessert to share with friends, drinks, and lawn chairs or blankets and come enjoy the beautiful weather, music, and friends. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Oaks' Music on the Field:
Friday, July 5th - 6–8pm
Friday, July 30th - 6–8pm
Friday, August 27th - 6–8pm

Gentlemen's Junior High Basketball Intensive
Mon.–Thurs., July 12–15, 3-5pm *for rising 5th–9th grades

The Oaks is excited to announce a Junior High basketball intensive summer camp Monday through Thursday, July 12th through 15th from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Coach Spencer Ansett will work with Oaks young men to develop and enhance various basketball skills (i.e. dribbling, passing, shooting, understanding the game's logic). The cost is $30 per student. To register, fill out the form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter.

Jr High Basketball Intensive Registration

Additional sports camps for Grammar School students are in the development stage. Be on the lookout for details in the coming weeks.

Latin Boot Camp - Aug. 23–25, 9am to 1pm

Latin Magistri, Mr. Eric Indgjerd and Mr. Ross Tasche, will prepare incoming new students and their parents for Latin at The Oaks at this summer's Latin Boot Camp. The camp will run Monday through Thursday, August 23rd through 25th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The cost is $50 per student or $100 per family. Mark your calendars! To register, fill out the form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter.

Latin Boot Camp Registration

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

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
Conservatory Recital
25 Year Celebration
Conservatory Summer Flyer
Summer Music Camp

Grammar School

Mile Run Testing -
Mon., May 24 at 3:15pm

Oaks' PE Teacher (and parent), Mrs. Melissa Love, will be holding the mile run test for any students interested in bettering their time on Monday, May 24. Please meet Mrs. Love on the kick ball field at 3:15. All testing should be done by 3:45pm.

Spring Concert -
Tues., May 25 at 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.

History Emphasis Canceled

It was The Oaks' desire to host History Emphasis this year, but based on the number of events surrounding the end of the year (i.e. Spring Concert, Senior Theses, Spring Ball, Graduation, etc.) decided it was best to not remove students from further class time. We look forward to History Emphasis in the 2021-22 school year!

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.

COMING THIS SUMMER...

Traditio for Parents

Parents are invited to participate in a two-week Traditio course led by Oaks teacher, Miss Brittany Hartke. Choose from one of the two classes below (or both!). To register, fill out the form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter. Class size is limited, so don't delay.

Traditio for Parents Registration

Class 1 - Dante's Inferno
Cost: $60
Monday/Wednesday
August 9, 11, 15 & 17
6:00–8:00pm

Class 2 - That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
Cost: $60
Tuesday/Thursday
August 10, 12, 16 & 18
6:00–8:00pm

Grammar School

Mile Run Testing -
Mon., May 24 at 3:15pm

Oaks' PE Teacher (and parent), Mrs. Melissa Love, will be holding the mile run test for any students interested in bettering their time on Monday, May 24. Please meet Mrs. Love on the kick ball field at 3:15. All testing should be done by 3:45pm.

Spring Concert -
Tues., May 25 at 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.

History Emphasis Canceled

It was The Oaks' desire to host History Emphasis this year, but based on the number of events surrounding the end of the year (i.e. Spring Concert, Senior Theses, Spring Ball, Graduation, etc.) decided it was best to not remove students from further class time. We look forward to History Emphasis in the 2021-22 school year!

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.

COMING THIS SUMMER...

Traditio for Parents

Parents are invited to participate in a two-week Traditio course led by Oaks teacher, Miss Brittany Hartke. Choose from one of the two classes below (or both!). To register, fill out the form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter. Class size is limited, so don't delay.

Traditio for Parents Registration

Class 1 - Dante's Inferno
Cost: $60
Monday/Wednesday
August 9, 11, 15 & 17
6:00–8:00pm

Class 2 - That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
Cost: $60
Tuesday/Thursday
August 10, 12, 16 & 18
6:00–8:00pm

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