November 12 - 18, 2020

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November 12 - 18, 2020

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Open House Month - November

November is The Oaks' Fall Open House Month. Due to COVID, our Open House has been reformatted to encompass the entire month. If you know someone who is interested in learning more about The Oaks and would enjoy an Open House tour we would love to host them. To schedule a personal tour contact Anya Schnell at 509-536-5955 or anya.schnell@theoakscca.org. 

Open House Invitation

School Picture Day - Fri., Nov. 20
*Formal Uniforms Required

Picture order forms were sent home with your child last week. Please complete, with payment, a form for each child individually and return to your child's homeroom teacher prior to Fri., Nov. 20. Extra forms are available in the office if needed. Please see the links below for further details and to order online.

*Please note that formal uniforms are required for picture day. Please refer to the Uniform Policy for details. Any students who do not have the required formal uniform vest (Boys K-9 and Girls 6-9) should wear all other pieces of the formal uniform and will be provided with a vest for the individual pictures. Students in 10th-12th grades will wear their new blazers and are not required to wear the navy vest. 

Picture Day Letter

Online Ordering

Formal Uniform Chart

Conservatory Faculty Recital - Fri., Nov. 20, 2-3pm

Grammar school students and all parents are invited to The Oaks Conservatory Faculty Recital. 

The Oaks Conservatory Faculty Recital Invitation

A Christmas Carol - Fri. & Sat., Dec. 4 & 5

The Oaks Theatre presents A Christmas Carol on Fri., Dec. 4th at 7pm and Sat. Dec. 5th at 2pm & 6pm. Tickets are on sale for $10.

A Christmas Carol Poster

Dads' Prayer - Wednesdays at 8 am

All Oaks Dads are invited to a time of prayer each Wednesday morning from 8-8:30am. The Dads' prayer group meets in the outer foyer of the Sanctuary building. 

Oaks Masks Now Available!

Exciting news: Lands' End masks, with The Oaks logo, are now available in the school office for $5 each. Both adult and child sizes are available. There are only 60 masks total though, so it's first come, first served!

Have You Joined Friends of The Oaks?

Join a growing community of givers who make this kingdom work possible! For more info. -- Friends of The Oaks

Upcoming Dates

Jan. 15 - Conservatory Recital (6:30pm - Sanctuary)
Jan. 15 - Poetry Out Loud Competition (9th-12th grades)
Jan. 18 - Open House (9-11am)
Jan. 21 - "F" Notices Posted on Jupiter
Jan. 21 - Instrumental Concert (7pm - Gym)
Jan. 26 - PSAT test administered at The Oaks
Jan. 26-28 - Spring Musical Auditions
Jan. 29 - Kindergarten Priority Registration Due
Feb. 1 - Kindergarten Open Enrollment Begins
Feb. 2-5 - Logic & Rhetoric School Finals
Feb. 5 - End of 2nd Quarter
Feb. 5 - ACH Paperwork Due
Feb. 5 - Logic & Rhetoric Schools End of Semester Celebration (1-3pm)
Feb. 8 - Spring Musical Rehearsals Begin
Feb. 8-12 - ERB Testing (3rd-10th)
Feb. 9 - 8th Grade Parent Meeting (6:30pm)
Feb. 12 - 2nd Quarter Grades Posted on Jupiter
Feb. 12 - 1st-12th Grade Priority Registration Due
Feb. 15-19 - Mid-Winter Break

Christmas Carol

Grammar School

Jupiter Help

Did you know that Jupiter has tutorial videos? These short informational videos are a great way to familiarize yourself with Jupiter and it's many features. To watch the videos click on the circle icon at the top of your screen for a list of options and select "video tours" at the bottom of the list. There is also a Jupiter Help page on our website under the "Parent" tab. If you are having difficulty logging in or need further Jupiter assistance please contact Mrs. Anya Schnell.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

AP Exams - Registration Deadline Extended to Fri., Nov. 13

Students in 10th-12th grades have the opportunity to take one or more Advanced Placement (AP) exams this May, here at The Oaks. Mrs. Lynn Gibson, AP Coordinator, will be administering the exams. To take an exam, students must register by Fri., Nov. 13. The attached registration form is due in the school office by that deadline. No payment is necessary until May. Please see the attached letter from Mrs. Gibson regarding the AP exams, along with the schedule and registration form.

AP Exam Letter & Schedule

AP Exam Registration Form

PSAT Registration Due Tues., Dec. 1

The PSAT test this year will be held Tues., Jan. 26, 2021, 8am-12:30pm at The Oaks. The January test date, offered this year only, may allow for a better testing environment for our students so we are taking advantage of the opportunity from the CollegeBoard. This administration date will have the same benefits as the usual October PSAT/NMSQT test date, including eligibility for programs administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The Oaks requires all juniors to take the PSAT test; sophomores and freshmen are welcome to take it if they choose. To register please turn in the completed registration form (attached below) and $18 registration fee to the school office by Tues., Dec. 1. For questions, please contact Mrs. Gibson.

PSAT Registration Form

Uniform Notes - Outerwear & Ladies' Pants and Formal Uniform Tights

Students are looking so sharp in their new uniform pieces! As we adapt to the new policy, both new and returning families should read the updated policy over carefully. Of particular note:

  • Outerwear -- As the current policy states, during the school day, secondary students may only wear outerwear items included in the uniform policy. "The school day" includes the time when students arrive on campus until they leave - unless they are changing into clothes for a particular extra-curricular activity that requires different attire after school. When the days become frigid such that warm winter coats are required, those may be worn into the school building and then stowed in students' lockers until the end of the day. *Update: To help accommodate students' transition to this policy, students have until the 1st day of the 2nd quarter to fully comply. Until that time, students will be allowed to wear non-uniform outerwear when necessary for being outdoors during the school day.
  • Ladies' Pants and Formal Uniform Tights -- With the change of the month, ladies may now wear uniform pants to school. Also, for our school pictures, upcoming on Nov. 20th, ladies should plan to wear black tights (instead of flesh-toned nylons or footies) along with the proper shoes (please note that the parameters for formal uniform shoes have changed from last year). We can't wait to see all of the rhetoric students attired in their new blazers on picture day!

Attention Grabbers

Although we have transitioned to using Jupiter instead of paper slips to notify you about attention grabbers, the purpose of them remains the same. Attention grabbers are a communication device. Since we are acting in loco parentis, we want you to be aware of what is happening with your children in the classroom so that you can assist and help them. AG's are our way of communicating struggles either with comprehension (failed assignments) or timeliness (missing assignments).

Grammar School

Jupiter Help

Did you know that Jupiter has tutorial videos? These short informational videos are a great way to familiarize yourself with Jupiter and it's many features. To watch the videos click on the circle icon at the top of your screen for a list of options and select "video tours" at the bottom of the list. There is also a Jupiter Help page on our website under the "Parent" tab. If you are having difficulty logging in or need further Jupiter assistance please contact Mrs. Anya Schnell.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

AP Exams - Registration Deadline Extended to Fri., Nov. 13

Students in 10th-12th grades have the opportunity to take one or more Advanced Placement (AP) exams this May, here at The Oaks. Mrs. Lynn Gibson, AP Coordinator, will be administering the exams. To take an exam, students must register by Fri., Nov. 13. The attached registration form is due in the school office by that deadline. No payment is necessary until May. Please see the attached letter from Mrs. Gibson regarding the AP exams, along with the schedule and registration form.

AP Exam Letter & Schedule

AP Exam Registration Form

PSAT Registration Due Tues., Dec. 1

The PSAT test this year will be held Tues., Jan. 26, 2021, 8am-12:30pm at The Oaks. The January test date, offered this year only, may allow for a better testing environment for our students so we are taking advantage of the opportunity from the CollegeBoard. This administration date will have the same benefits as the usual October PSAT/NMSQT test date, including eligibility for programs administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The Oaks requires all juniors to take the PSAT test; sophomores and freshmen are welcome to take it if they choose. To register please turn in the completed registration form (attached below) and $18 registration fee to the school office by Tues., Dec. 1. For questions, please contact Mrs. Gibson.

PSAT Registration Form

Uniform Notes - Outerwear & Ladies' Pants and Formal Uniform Tights

Students are looking so sharp in their new uniform pieces! As we adapt to the new policy, both new and returning families should read the updated policy over carefully. Of particular note:

  • Outerwear -- As the current policy states, during the school day, secondary students may only wear outerwear items included in the uniform policy. "The school day" includes the time when students arrive on campus until they leave - unless they are changing into clothes for a particular extra-curricular activity that requires different attire after school. When the days become frigid such that warm winter coats are required, those may be worn into the school building and then stowed in students' lockers until the end of the day. *Update: To help accommodate students' transition to this policy, students have until the 1st day of the 2nd quarter to fully comply. Until that time, students will be allowed to wear non-uniform outerwear when necessary for being outdoors during the school day.
  • Ladies' Pants and Formal Uniform Tights -- With the change of the month, ladies may now wear uniform pants to school. Also, for our school pictures, upcoming on Nov. 20th, ladies should plan to wear black tights (instead of flesh-toned nylons or footies) along with the proper shoes (please note that the parameters for formal uniform shoes have changed from last year). We can't wait to see all of the rhetoric students attired in their new blazers on picture day!

Attention Grabbers

Although we have transitioned to using Jupiter instead of paper slips to notify you about attention grabbers, the purpose of them remains the same. Attention grabbers are a communication device. Since we are acting in loco parentis, we want you to be aware of what is happening with your children in the classroom so that you can assist and help them. AG's are our way of communicating struggles either with comprehension (failed assignments) or timeliness (missing assignments).

Upcoming Dates

Jan. 15 - Conservatory Recital (6:30pm - Sanctuary)
Jan. 15 - Poetry Out Loud Competition (9th-12th grades)
Jan. 18 - Open House (9-11am)
Jan. 21 - "F" Notices Posted on Jupiter
Jan. 21 - Instrumental Concert (7pm - Gym)
Jan. 26 - PSAT test administered at The Oaks
Jan. 26-28 - Spring Musical Auditions
Jan. 29 - Kindergarten Priority Registration Due
Feb. 1 - Kindergarten Open Enrollment Begins
Feb. 2-5 - Logic & Rhetoric School Finals
Feb. 5 - End of 2nd Quarter
Feb. 5 - ACH Paperwork Due
Feb. 5 - Logic & Rhetoric Schools End of Semester Celebration (1-3pm)
Feb. 8 - Spring Musical Rehearsals Begin
Feb. 8-12 - ERB Testing (3rd-10th)
Feb. 9 - 8th Grade Parent Meeting (6:30pm)
Feb. 12 - 2nd Quarter Grades Posted on Jupiter
Feb. 12 - 1st-12th Grade Priority Registration Due
Feb. 15-19 - Mid-Winter Break