November 18 – December 1, 2021

Current School News

Current School News

November 18 – December 1, 2021

Parent Education Corner

"The good school does not just offer what the student of parent or state desires, but it says something about what these three ought to desire. A school is fundamentally a normative, not a utilitarian institution, governed by the wise, not by the many." - David Hicks, Norms and Nobility

Monday's Meal

In this week's Monday Meal, hear the story of how the Lord blessed our 6th grade students with a new portable classroom. Turns out getting a new classroom is not as easy as you might think. Hear how the Lord provided the right room at the right time.

Monday's Meals are available to all Oaks parents each week on the The Oaks app. Download the app today!

All School

Lands' End Uniform Sale - Nov. 18–30

Lands' End is having a 20% off uniform sale November 18 through 30th. To take advantage of the sale, go to the Lands' End website, enter The Oaks' school code (900069105) and use the code "SHOPPER" with the pin "2655" at checkout.
Uniform Policy & Pictorial Handbook

Baby Shower for Margaret Dowers - Sat., Nov. 20; 10am–12pm

All Oaks ladies are welcome to attend an open house baby shower honoring Mrs. Margaret Dowers on Saturday, November 20 from 10am to 12pm. Further details are contained in the invitation below.
Baby Shower Invitation

Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 22–26

Enjoy the week-long break for Thanksgiving.

Picture Day - Tues., Nov. 30 - Formal Tuesday!
*Check your child's backpack for the order packet

Picture day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 30. This week there will be Formal Tuesday, rather than the weekly Formal Monday, so no need to wash the formal uniform on Monday night before pictures. Order information was sent home with your child, so please check for this information.

*Sibling photo requests must be submitted to the office by Fri., Nov. 19 

This year there will be an opportunity to order sibling photos if you would like a picture of all of your children together. If you would like to have this photo taken, please send a request to the school office by Friday, November 19. Only those families who request a sibling photo will have one taken and the photographer will be unable to honor any requests made after Friday, November 19. You may call, email, or stop by the office to make this request.

Picture Day Letter
Online Ordering

Report Cards Posted on Jupiter - Dec. 1

First quarter report cards will be posted on Jupiter Wednesday, December 1. 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, if you have any Jupiter questions.

Proverbs for Parents

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Dec. 3–4
*Buy your tickets today!

The Oaks Theatre presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Friday, December 3 at 7pm and Saturday December 4 at 2pm & 6pm. Tickets are $10 per person or $40 per family (immediate family members only). Tickets may be purchased online. Please click the link below for further details.
Purchase Tickets
Play Poster

The Oaks Christmas Concerts
*Grammar Choir & Instrumental Concert - Tues., Dec. 14 at 7pm
*Logic & Rhetoric Choir & Instrumental Concert - Tues., Jan. 18 at 7pm

It will be another year until The Oaks will be able to host the annual Christmas program at The Fox Theater. Therefore, this year's program will be divided into two concerts. The Grammar Choir & Instrumental Concert will be held on Tuesday, December 14 and the Logic & Rhetoric Choir & Instrumental Concert will be held on Tuesday, January 18. Both concerts will be in the gym, beginning at 7pm. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.

Office Check-in

At The Oaks we love to see parents, grandparents, and guests in the classrooms; however beginning Wednesday, December 1, The Oaks will be keeping all exterior doors locked during the school day, from 8am to 3:30pm. Please come by the school office to check in and we will gladly escort you to the appropriate location.

UPCOMING BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

Add the upcoming games to your calendar and plan to come out to cheer on your Oaks teams! When attending athletic events please consider how we can be good hosts and follow the guidelines set forth in the letter below.
Athletics Director Letter

Tuesday, November 23
The Oaks vs SAC (Home Game)
3:30–JV Boys
5:00–Varsity Girls
6:30–Varsity Boys

Tuesday, November 30
The Oaks vs NICS (Away Game)
4:30–JV Boys
6:00–Varsity Girls
7:30–Varsity Boys

Thursday, December 2
The Oaks vs House of the Lord (Away Game)
5:30–Varsity Girls

Friday, December 3
The Oaks vs ICA (Away Game)
7:00–Varsity Boys

Tuesday, December 7
The Oaks vs KTSI (Away Game)
4:00–JV Boys
5:30–Varsity Girls
7:00–Varsity Boys

Wednesday, December 8
The Oaks vs CHS (Home Game)
4:00–Varsity Girls

Friday, December 10 - FAMILY NIGHT
The Oaks vs CCP (Home Game)
5:30–JV Boys
7:00–Varsity Boys

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
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Coffee Bar
Baby Shower Invite

Grammar School

Student–Parent Handbook Agreement Reminder!

If you have not already done so, please read the 2021-22 Student–Parent Handbook and complete the Student–Parent Handbook Agreement (available in Jupiter, under Forms). The office will start calling families who have not completed this after the Thanksgiving break. Printed copies of the handbook are available in the school office if you would prefer.

White Tights for K–5 Ladies' Formal Uniform

Please remember that grammar school ladies (K-5) are to wear white tights with their formal uniforms. With school pictures coming up, it's a good time to check that your child is dressed in the proper formal uniform and ready to look sharp in both the individual and class pics!
Uniform Policy & Pictorial Handbook

Check-in & Check-out in the School Office

Have an appointment? Need to pick your child up early? Please check your child out in the office first. Once you've checked your child out you may pick him up from the classroom or ask the office to call the classroom. If you send a note with your child in the morning his teacher will send him to the office to meet you at the appropriate time. Likewise, please stop by the office to check your child in when returning to campus after an appointment, or anytime your child is arriving after 8:30am. Making sure that all students are checked in and out through the office by parents is a protection for your child and their classmates.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

A Note From the Dean Re: Measurement of Success

Please read the letter below from Mr. Trotter, Logic & Rhetoric School Dean for an uplifting note about the measurement of success for your child.
A Successful Student at The Oaks

SHOE POLICY REMINDERS

Winter Snow Boots (includes rubber boots):

7–12th grade students may wear winter snow boots when snow has fallen the night before or early in the morning before school begins. *Rubber boots are considered snow boots.

Formal Shoes:
*Please remember to wear shoes that meet the requirements for formal uniform shoes on Formal Mondays

Ladies' Required Formal Uniform Shoes: solid dark brown or black, dark-soled, low-heeled (1" or less), leather or leather-looking dress shoes, no boots or booties. 

Gentlemen's Required Formal Uniform Shoes: solid dark brown or black, dark-soled, leather or leather-looking dress shoes.

Footwear: Shoes should be clean, comfortable, and in good repair. They should be solid-colored in one of the colors listed (95% or more of a particular color without pattern) and should not draw undue attention to the wearer. Proper shoe attire varies between non-formal and formal uniform requirements, as well as acceptable use of winter snow boots (which varies by grade). Please check the specific uniform requirement list for clarification. No sandals are permitted.
Uniform Policy & Pictorial Handbook

Grammar School

Student–Parent Handbook Agreement Reminder!

If you have not already done so, please read the 2021-22 Student–Parent Handbook and complete the Student–Parent Handbook Agreement (available in Jupiter, under Forms). The office will start calling families who have not completed this after the Thanksgiving break. Printed copies of the handbook are available in the school office if you would prefer.

White Tights for K–5 Ladies' Formal Uniform

Please remember that grammar school ladies (K-5) are to wear white tights with their formal uniforms. With school pictures coming up, it's a good time to check that your child is dressed in the proper formal uniform and ready to look sharp in both the individual and class pics!
Uniform Policy & Pictorial Handbook

Check-in & Check-out in the School Office

Have an appointment? Need to pick your child up early? Please check your child out in the office first. Once you've checked your child out you may pick him up from the classroom or ask the office to call the classroom. If you send a note with your child in the morning his teacher will send him to the office to meet you at the appropriate time. Likewise, please stop by the office to check your child in when returning to campus after an appointment, or anytime your child is arriving after 8:30am. Making sure that all students are checked in and out through the office by parents is a protection for your child and their classmates.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

A Note From the Dean Re: Measurement of Success

Please read the letter below from Mr. Trotter, Logic & Rhetoric School Dean for an uplifting note about the measurement of success for your child.
A Successful Student at The Oaks

SHOE POLICY REMINDERS

Winter Snow Boots (includes rubber boots):

7–12th grade students may wear winter snow boots when snow has fallen the night before or early in the morning before school begins. *Rubber boots are considered snow boots.

Formal Shoes:
*Please remember to wear shoes that meet the requirements for formal uniform shoes on Formal Mondays

Ladies' Required Formal Uniform Shoes: solid dark brown or black, dark-soled, low-heeled (1" or less), leather or leather-looking dress shoes, no boots or booties. 

Gentlemen's Required Formal Uniform Shoes: solid dark brown or black, dark-soled, leather or leather-looking dress shoes.

Footwear: Shoes should be clean, comfortable, and in good repair. They should be solid-colored in one of the colors listed (95% or more of a particular color without pattern) and should not draw undue attention to the wearer. Proper shoe attire varies between non-formal and formal uniform requirements, as well as acceptable use of winter snow boots (which varies by grade). Please check the specific uniform requirement list for clarification. No sandals are permitted.
Uniform Policy & Pictorial Handbook

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