May 25–31, 2023

Current School News

Current School News

May 25–31, 2023

Parent Education Corner

As Christians living in a post-Christian world, the subject and skill of apologetics tends to become more and more important for Christians to master, that is, our ability to give a well-reasoned defense for the hope that is within us. This is why classical Christian schools value teaching apologetics to children. But as Voddie Bauchman reminds us, "When most Christians think of apologetics training, they think philosophy, logic, and debate. However, the key tools for training the expository apologist are creeds, confessions, and catechisms." We want our students to not simply know the faith but to live it, not merely to know what righteousness is but to want it. Only then will our defense of the faith prove most profitable.

Bible Reading Plan & Scripture Memory
Cantabile Liturgy & Prayers

All School

Last Chance to Buy Tickets for The Sound of Music!
*Showing May 25–27 @ ONE* Church

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

Lands' End  Sale – May 26–29

May 26–29 – 25% – Memorial Day savings on school uniforms!
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 observance 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. 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.

Conservatory Student Recitals
Tues. & Thurs.,
June 6 & 8 [5pm & 7pm]

All are welcome to attend any of the four Conservatory student recitals at Trent Elementary School (3303 N Pines) on Tuesday and Thursday June 6 and 8 at 5:00 and 7:00pm. Come enjoy beautiful music and dance as the Conservatory students culminate this year's work in each of their particular disciplines.

Senior Assembly – Thurs., June 8 [8:30am]

All are invited to The Oaks' Senior Assembly on Thursday, June 8 at 8:30am in the gymnasium as the Class of 2023 encourages the student body at this annual event.

Awards Program – Fri., June 9 [8:30am]

The Oaks' annual awards program will be held in the gymnasium beginning at 8:30am on Friday, June 9. Parents are always encouraged and welcomed to attend. 

Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony
*Sat., June 10 at 1pm – The Oaks Gymnasium

All are encouraged to attend The Oaks' Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 10 at 1pm in The Oaks Gymnasium with a reception to follow in the sanctuary. Doors open at 12:30pm. A livestream will be available on The Oaks' Facebook page for those unable to attend in person.

Family Zoom Meeting - Mon., June 12 [7pm]
*2023-24 School Year & Deep Roots Updates

Plan to join The Oaks' Head of School, Charlie Dowers, for a family zoom meeting Monday, June 12 at 7pm as he discusses updates for the 2023-24 school year and the Deep Roots Campaign. The Zoom link will be sent to school families via Jupiter.

Last Day of School Details - Fri. June 16
*End-of-Year Picnic RSVPs due by Fri., June 9

The last day of the 2022-23 school year is only a few weeks away. Please see the details for the day below.

8:30am
Cleaning & Moving
Staff and 5–11th grade students prepare classrooms for moving into the new building later this summer.

11:15am
End-of-Year Cantabile (Gym)
All students, parents, '23–'24 new families, and staff are invited to conclude the year together in song. This cantabile time will end with walking over to sing the Doxology together in front of the new building.

12:00pm
All School Picnic (Parking Lot)
All students, parents, '23–'24 new families, and staff are invited to a pizza picnic lunch in the south parking lot. Please RSVP using the "End-of-Year Picnic RSVP" form on Jupiter by Friday, June 9.
Used Uniform Sale (Gym)
Please review the '23–'24 uniform policy and the sale details below.
Lands' End Try-Before-You-Buy Event (Gym)
Please see the details below.

2023–24 Uniform Policy
*Please review clarifications made, prior to selling or purchasing any items.

It has been a beautiful visual shift across campus as the uniform transition period was completed at the beginning of this school year. All items are now consistent & harmonious school wide. Thank you to all who have been faithful in paying attention to the little details that make this possible.

The 2023-24 Uniform Policy in now available. The policy changes for the upcoming year are merely an effort to increase clarity & simplify purchasing for families. The items in which there has been a clarification or refinement in verbiage are highlighted within the policy. We ask that all families please read the 2023-24 policy, taking special note of the highlighted pieces, prior to selling any used uniform pieces or purchasing new pieces.

*The 2023-24 Uniform Pictorial Handbook will be available on the Uniform Ordering Page soon.

Used Uniform Sale – Fri., June 16 [12–1:30pm]

The annual used uniform sale will be held in The Oaks' gym on Friday, June 16 from 12–1:30pm.

  • Volunteers are needed. If you would like to volunteer please contact Emily Maiani. If you are interested in running this sale in the future, please contact The Oaks office.
  • If you would like to buy or sell items in this sale please reference the following guidelines:
    • Suggested selling price for good-conditioned uniform items is half price (Items may be donated)
    • All items must be Lands' End & embroidered with The Oaks logo (unless the policy states otherwise).
    • Seller should put items in a plastic zip-lock bag along with an informational index card (seller's name, clothing type & size, and item price)
    • Seller is responsible for placing bagged items into the appropriate box prior to the sale (volunteers will be available to help)
    • Donated items may be put into the appropriate bin in the "Free" section (no bag or informational card necessary)
    • Buyers are responsible for ensuring that the item being purchased is a uniform item for the upcoming year (current lists will be posted)
    • Buyer removes uniform item and places payment in the bag with the informational card, leaving in appropriate box
    • Seller collects proceeds and any unsold items at the end of the sale (any items that are left will be donated to the used uniform closet)

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

2022-23 Yearbook Order Form Now Available!
* Due Friday, June 16

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. Complete the "Yearbook Order Form 2022-23" on Jupiter by the last day of school, Friday, June 16 to order yours. After this date the $50 per yearbook ordered will be applied to your Jupiter account with payment due by July 1. Yearbooks will then be available on the first day of school in the fall with a yearbook signing opportunity. 

End-of-Year Activities Help Needed!

There are many spring events coming and help would be most appreciated! Please sign up where you are able using use the End-of-Year Events Help sign-up. Please contact Activities Coordinator, Beth Schultz, with any questions.

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

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
*UPDATED CAMPS*
*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
*UPDATED*
Volleyball (7–8th grade ladies) [12–3pm] – $95
Volleyball (9–12th grade ladies) [3:15–6:15pm] – $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

July 18–21
*NEW CAMP*
Volleyball (2nd–6th grade ladies) [1–3pm] – $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 

To register a non-Oaks (MCL) student:

  • Use the Student Application Link
  • Select 2023 Summer The Oaks Activities for the School Year
  • In the Questions? Comments? box please enter;
    • the camp(s) your child is desiring to participate in
    • the MCL school your child attends
  • Complete the contact information
  • Hit Submit (if you have another child you would like to register, please select Add Another Student & repeat the steps)
  • Confirmation of your application will be sent once it has been processed. This confirmation will include detailed instructions for registering for your desired sports camps.

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 beginning of June.

Please note:

  • This tour takes place on an active construction site, so please come prepared.
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent.
    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

THE OAKS PARKING MAP

Upcoming Dates

April 12

  • End of 3rd Quarter
  • PM Activity Day

April 15–19

  • Spring Break (No School)

April 23

  • Financial Aid Meeting for '24-'25 [4:30pm]

April 26

  • 3rd Quarter Report Cards Posted
  • Senior Thesis of the Year [2pm]
  • PM Activity Day
  • Evening of Provision [6pm]

April 29

  • PM Activity Day

April 30

  • Spring Concert (Logic & Rhetoric Choirs & HS Orchestra) [6:30pm]

May 3

  • Logic & Rhetoric History Emphasis Day

May 4

  • Father/Son Breakfast [8am]

May 10

  • Logic & Rhetoric History Emphasis Day

May 16

  • Mid-term Grades Posted

May 16–18 & 23–25

  • Fiddler on the Roof [6:30pm]

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

K–4th Grade Last Day of School
Thurs., June 15

The last day of school for kindergarten through 4th grade students will be Thursday, June 15. As Friday will be a cleaning, packing, and moving day, these small ones will not be having school on Friday. All are encouraged to come to the End-of-Year Cantabile and Picnic beginning at 11:15am on Friday.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

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.

Secondary Spring Dance - Sat., June 3 [5–9pm]

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.

Juniors: Mandatory Senior Year Preview & Grand Tour Meeting
Mon., June 5 [6:30pm] 

All juniors and at least one of their parents should plan to attend this important meeting regarding the senior year and the summer's Grand Tour field trip. The meeting will be held in the sanctuary on Monday, June 5, beginning at 6:30pm.

High School Choir & Orchestra at Graduation - Sat., June 10

The 9–12th grade choir & orchestra will be performing several pieces at this year's graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 10. All 9–11th grade students should arrive at 12:30pm in their formal uniform for this event. 

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

College-bound Seniors: Two Resources for Making a Smooth Transition to College

Facing the Unknown with Confidence: Tips for Transitioning to College Life

This webinar covers pertinent issues that incoming college students will face, including: time management, finding a friend group, utilizing college resources, roommate issues, and most importantly, understanding FERPA (Family Rights and Privacy Act).
Facing the Unknown with Confidence Webinar

Six Ways College is Different from High School

This article points out some differences between college and high school to help with the transition.
Six Ways College is Different from High School Article

Juniors: Class of 2024 SAT Registration

Registration is now open for the August–December SAT on the College Board's website.

UPCOMING 2023 WEEKEND SAT DATES:
August 26, 2023
(Registration Deadline: 7/28, Late Registration Deadline: 8/15)
October 7, 2023
(Registration Deadline: 9/7, Late Registration Deadline: 9/26)
November 4, 2023
(Registration Deadline: 10/5, Late Registration Deadline: 10/24)
December 2, 2023
(Registration Deadline: 11/2, Late Registration Deadline: 11/21)

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

K–4th Grade Last Day of School
Thurs., June 15

The last day of school for kindergarten through 4th grade students will be Thursday, June 15. As Friday will be a cleaning, packing, and moving day, these small ones will not be having school on Friday. All are encouraged to come to the End-of-Year Cantabile and Picnic beginning at 11:15am on Friday.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

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.

Secondary Spring Dance - Sat., June 3 [5–9pm]

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.

Juniors: Mandatory Senior Year Preview & Grand Tour Meeting
Mon., June 5 [6:30pm] 

All juniors and at least one of their parents should plan to attend this important meeting regarding the senior year and the summer's Grand Tour field trip. The meeting will be held in the sanctuary on Monday, June 5, beginning at 6:30pm.

High School Choir & Orchestra at Graduation - Sat., June 10

The 9–12th grade choir & orchestra will be performing several pieces at this year's graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 10. All 9–11th grade students should arrive at 12:30pm in their formal uniform for this event. 

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

College-bound Seniors: Two Resources for Making a Smooth Transition to College

Facing the Unknown with Confidence: Tips for Transitioning to College Life

This webinar covers pertinent issues that incoming college students will face, including: time management, finding a friend group, utilizing college resources, roommate issues, and most importantly, understanding FERPA (Family Rights and Privacy Act).
Facing the Unknown with Confidence Webinar

Six Ways College is Different from High School

This article points out some differences between college and high school to help with the transition.
Six Ways College is Different from High School Article

Juniors: Class of 2024 SAT Registration

Registration is now open for the August–December SAT on the College Board's website.

UPCOMING 2023 WEEKEND SAT DATES:
August 26, 2023
(Registration Deadline: 7/28, Late Registration Deadline: 8/15)
October 7, 2023
(Registration Deadline: 9/7, Late Registration Deadline: 9/26)
November 4, 2023
(Registration Deadline: 10/5, Late Registration Deadline: 10/24)
December 2, 2023
(Registration Deadline: 11/2, Late Registration Deadline: 11/21)

Upcoming Dates

April 12

  • End of 3rd Quarter
  • PM Activity Day

April 15–19

  • Spring Break (No School)

April 23

  • Financial Aid Meeting for '24-'25 [4:30pm]

April 26

  • 3rd Quarter Report Cards Posted
  • Senior Thesis of the Year [2pm]
  • PM Activity Day
  • Evening of Provision [6pm]

April 29

  • PM Activity Day

April 30

  • Spring Concert (Logic & Rhetoric Choirs & HS Orchestra) [6:30pm]

May 3

  • Logic & Rhetoric History Emphasis Day

May 4

  • Father/Son Breakfast [8am]

May 10

  • Logic & Rhetoric History Emphasis Day

May 16

  • Mid-term Grades Posted

May 16–18 & 23–25

  • Fiddler on the Roof [6:30pm]