May 5-11, 2022

Current School News

Current School News

May 5-11, 2022

Parent Education Corner

"[T]he difference between the old and the new education will be an important one. Where the old initiated, the new merely 'conditions.' The old dealt with its pupils as grown birds deals with young birds--making them thus or thus the purposes of which the birds know nothing. In a word, the old was a kind of propagation--men transmitting manhood to men; the new is merely propaganda."
- The Abolition of Man

All School

Opening Weekend of Oliver!
Fri. & Sat. May 6/7 & 13/14
*Don't miss your opportunity to see this year's production!

The Oaks' Spring Musical, Oliver! opens Friday, May 6 and will only be showing for 2 weekends. You won't want to miss your opportunity to see this production, so be sure to purchase your tickets today. Oliver! Tickets Link - $15 each or $50 for a family pass (immediate family only please). Tickets will also be available at the door.
Oliver! Poster

Family Zoom Meeting - Mon., May 9 [7pm]

Plan to join The Oaks' Head of School, Charlie Dowers, for a family zoom meeting Monday, May 9th at 7pm as he discusses staffing for next year, the status of the Campus Vision Project, and several other items. The Zoom link will be sent to school families via Jupiter.

Formal Friday (Not Monday) - Fri., May 13

All Oaks students will wear formal uniforms on Friday, May 13 for Grandparents Day, therefore will not need to wear formal uniforms on Monday, May 9.

Grandparents' Day - Fri., May 13
*RSVP to school office by 3pm, Tues., May 10

The Oaks is excited to host our first Grandparents' Day since 2019. A morning full of special events are being planned for our Oaks grandparents on Friday, May 13. Mark your calendar, invite your child's grandparents, and RSVP to the school office. Please let the office know the names of the grandparents attending that morning by calling, emailing, or stopping by the school office. *Please note--Students will wear formal uniform on Friday this week, rather than Monday.

8:00–8:45 am
GRANDPARENT/GRANDCHILD PHOTOS
Have your children come to school with their grandparents and participate in this special photo opportunity just outside the sanctuary. Afterward students may go to class and grandparents are invited to the sanctuary for breakfast.
COMPLIMENTARY BUFFET BREAKFAST
All grandparents are invited to breakfast in the sanctuary. Please be sure to RSVP to the school office so that we can plan accordingly. Due to limited seating, we are asking that only grandparents attend the breakfast.

9:00–10:00 am
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE OAKS
Grandparents will be treated to a special presentation. Learn what it means to attend a classical Christian school and how The Oaks is distinct and different in our approach to education through student presentations.

10:00–11:30 am
OPEN HOUSE
Following the presentation, grandparents are invited to visit their grandchild's class as well as any other classes they would like to see.

Spring Concerts
* Thurs., May 19 (K–2nd & 9–12th) [7pm]
* 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 kindergarten through 2nd grade will perform alongside the 9th through 12th grade on Thursday May 19. Then the 3rd through 8th grade will perform on Thursday, May 26. Mark your calendars, invite friends and family, and get ready for two wonderful concerts. 

Third Quarter Report Cards Posted on Jupiter

The 3rd quarter report cards are now posted on Jupiter. To view your child's report card, log into your Jupiter parent portal and select Report Card from the menu. Please contact Oaks Registrar, Anya Schnell, with any Jupiter questions.

Proverbs for Parents

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

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

Click on picture above to purchase tickets

2022 Music On The Field

Grammar School

There is no Grammar School specific news at this time.

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

Secondary Spring Ball - Sat., May 21 [5–9pm]
*RSVP via Jupiter due by Fri., May 6

The Oaks is excited to host this year's Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball, 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 ball will be held in The Oaks' gymnasium Saturday, May 21 from 5:00–9:00pm. The cost is $15 per person. The Spring Ball Flyer contains further details (a hard copy was sent home with your child) which include a schedule and attire specifics for the evening.
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.

Athletic Banquet - Tues., May 10 [6–9pm]

The Oaks 2nd Annual Athletic Banquet for high school (9–12th) athletes and their parents will be held on Tuesday, May 10 from 6:00 to 9:00pm in the sanctuary. The attire for this event is business casual (see details below). The evening will include a delicious meal, presentations of team accomplishments and athletic standouts, recognition of parents, coaches, and volunteers, and much more.

Business Casual: Attire should look professional, but does not need to be formal. It can be both polished and refined as well as comfortable and relaxed. Clothes should fit well, but not be form fitting.

Gentlemen need not wear a tie, but shirts should be collared.

Ladies not need wear a dress, but should look feminine and consider modesty. Dresses and skirts should be at least knee length.

Yes: blouses, polo shirts, button-downs, dress slacks, chinos, modest dresses and skirts, clean & appropriate footwear

No: jeans, rips, midriffs, cut outs, high slits, etc.

Please consider The Oaks uniform standards while choosing clothing for this event. If you have a question about any items that you are considering, please feel free to ask Mr. or Mrs. Trotter.

Spring Ball Dance Practices - PM Activity Schedule
* Tuesday –  May 17

The Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball date is set for Saturday, May 21 from 5–9pm! Dance practice will be held on Tuesday, May 17 from 2–3pm. Parents are welcome to attend this practice. The Logic & Rhetoric School will be following a PM Activity schedule with dance practice being held during the activity time at the end of the day.

History Emphasis Days - Fri., May 20 & 27

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. More details coming soon!

Grammar School

There is no Grammar School specific news at this time.

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

Secondary Spring Ball - Sat., May 21 [5–9pm]
*RSVP via Jupiter due by Fri., May 6

The Oaks is excited to host this year's Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball, 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 ball will be held in The Oaks' gymnasium Saturday, May 21 from 5:00–9:00pm. The cost is $15 per person. The Spring Ball Flyer contains further details (a hard copy was sent home with your child) which include a schedule and attire specifics for the evening.
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.

Athletic Banquet - Tues., May 10 [6–9pm]

The Oaks 2nd Annual Athletic Banquet for high school (9–12th) athletes and their parents will be held on Tuesday, May 10 from 6:00 to 9:00pm in the sanctuary. The attire for this event is business casual (see details below). The evening will include a delicious meal, presentations of team accomplishments and athletic standouts, recognition of parents, coaches, and volunteers, and much more.

Business Casual: Attire should look professional, but does not need to be formal. It can be both polished and refined as well as comfortable and relaxed. Clothes should fit well, but not be form fitting.

Gentlemen need not wear a tie, but shirts should be collared.

Ladies not need wear a dress, but should look feminine and consider modesty. Dresses and skirts should be at least knee length.

Yes: blouses, polo shirts, button-downs, dress slacks, chinos, modest dresses and skirts, clean & appropriate footwear

No: jeans, rips, midriffs, cut outs, high slits, etc.

Please consider The Oaks uniform standards while choosing clothing for this event. If you have a question about any items that you are considering, please feel free to ask Mr. or Mrs. Trotter.

Spring Ball Dance Practices - PM Activity Schedule
* Tuesday –  May 17

The Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Ball date is set for Saturday, May 21 from 5–9pm! Dance practice will be held on Tuesday, May 17 from 2–3pm. Parents are welcome to attend this practice. The Logic & Rhetoric School will be following a PM Activity schedule with dance practice being held during the activity time at the end of the day.

History Emphasis Days - Fri., May 20 & 27

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. More details coming soon!

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