November 5 - 11, 2020

Current School News

November 5 - 11, 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

Lost & Found - Wed., Nov. 11

Lost & found items will be set out in the MP foyer on Wednesday. Please stop by to see if anything belongs to your family. All unclaimed items, except uniforms will be donated at the end of the day.

School Picture Day - Fri., Nov. 20

Picture order forms will be sent home with your child on Fri., Nov. 6. 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.

Picture Day Letter

Online Ordering

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

Dads' Prayer - Wednesdays at 8:00am

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!

Excused Absence Procedures

Please follow the excused absence procedures (p. 45 - Student Parent Handbook) when your child will be absent from school for various known or scheduled reasons. An Excused Absence Form should be filled out and returned to the school office three days prior to the scheduled absence. Parents are also responsible for contacting all the appropriate teachers in order to receive homework assignments that are due during the absence.
*9th-12th - please review the Off-Campus Event/Extra-Curricular Activity Policy for further information.

Excused Absence Form
(available under "Parent" - "Forms")

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

April 1 - Thursday Cantabile (3:15pm Release)
April 1 - "The Music Man" Tickets on Sale
April 2 - Good Friday (No School)
April 5-9 - Spring Break (No School)
April 17 - High School Protocol Event
April 20 - 2021-22 Financial Aid Meeting (4:30pm)
April 20 - Countdown to College Workshop (7pm)
April 22 - 2021-22 Financial Aid Meeting (7:30am)
April 23 - End of Third Quarter
April 23 - Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Concert (7pm)
April 29 - 3rd Quarter Report Cards Posted on Jupiter
April 29 - Yellowstone Meeting (7pm)
April 30 - Geography Day (1st-6th grades)
May 7-8 & 14-15 - "The Music Man"

Blessed Beyond Measure - Celebrating 25 Years
Blessed Beyond Measure - Celebrating 25 Years

Grammar School

Speech Meet Assembly
Tues., Nov. 10 - 1:30 pm

All parents and guests are invited to The Oaks' Grammar School Speech Meet Assembly in the sanctuary on Tuesday, November 10th from 1:30 to 2:45 pm. Students who received the highest scores during the class speech meets will be presenting to the entire Grammar School and any guests. Please join us for a delightful assembly filled with Bible Memory, Poetry, Fables, and Orations.

Congratulations to our Speech Meet Finalists!

Great job to all the Grammar students on a job well done at this year's class speech meet.

A special congratulations to our finalists!

  • 1ST GRADE
  • Bible - David V., Dean S.
  • Poetry - Milania A., Glen M.
  • 2ND GRADE
  • Bible - Simeon W., Jack S. 
  • Poetry - Ardenne J., Olivia R.
  • Fable - Madelyn G.
  • 3RD GRADE
  • Bible - Carsten D., Miller S.
  • Poetry - Willow S., Charlotte M.
  • Fable - Ari L., Samuel J.
  • 4TH GRADE
  • Bible - Wyatt H., Trinity B.
  • Poetry - Eli P., Claire S.
  • Fable - Emma C., David M.
  • 5TH GRADE
  • Bible - Abram W., Samuel S.
  • Poetry - Sophia J., Lily O.
  • Oration - Louella D., Gabrielle C.
  • 6TH GRADE
  • Bible - Mason H., Jonathan R.
  • Poetry - Peter S., Charles S.
  • Oration - Colin A., Luke V.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

AP Exams - Registration Due Wed., Nov. 11

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 Wed., Nov. 11. 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

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!

Off-Campus Event/Extra-Curricular Activity Policy

All 9th-12th grade students and parents must follow The Oaks' Off-Campus Event/Extra-Curricular Activity Policy (found on page 48 of the Student/Parent Handbook) for any off-campus event or extra-curricular activity that would require a student to leave campus early or arrive on campus late. These activities may include such things as driver's education, sports programs, private lessons, work, etc. Below is some basic information about this policy, but we ask that you please read the policy in its entirety in the handbook (available on the "Forms" page under the "Parent" tab).

  • Complete and return the Off Campus Event/Extracurricular Form to the school office a min. of one week prior to the start of the activity. (also available on the "Forms" page under the "Parent" tab)
  • The Dean of Logic & Rhetoric Schools will review the activity request and notify both the parents and the school office of the decision.
  • Students must always check out in the school office when leaving early and check into the school office upon arriving late. 
  • When there are variances to the release time indicated on the activity form the student must bring a parent note to the school office prior to the dismissal time.

*Please note: This policy replaces the old method of bringing in a weekly note.

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

Speech Meet Assembly
Tues., Nov. 10 - 1:30 pm

All parents and guests are invited to The Oaks' Grammar School Speech Meet Assembly in the sanctuary on Tuesday, November 10th from 1:30 to 2:45 pm. Students who received the highest scores during the class speech meets will be presenting to the entire Grammar School and any guests. Please join us for a delightful assembly filled with Bible Memory, Poetry, Fables, and Orations.

Congratulations to our Speech Meet Finalists!

Great job to all the Grammar students on a job well done at this year's class speech meet.

A special congratulations to our finalists!

  • 1ST GRADE
  • Bible - David V., Dean S.
  • Poetry - Milania A., Glen M.
  • 2ND GRADE
  • Bible - Simeon W., Jack S. 
  • Poetry - Ardenne J., Olivia R.
  • Fable - Madelyn G.
  • 3RD GRADE
  • Bible - Carsten D., Miller S.
  • Poetry - Willow S., Charlotte M.
  • Fable - Ari L., Samuel J.
  • 4TH GRADE
  • Bible - Wyatt H., Trinity B.
  • Poetry - Eli P., Claire S.
  • Fable - Emma C., David M.
  • 5TH GRADE
  • Bible - Abram W., Samuel S.
  • Poetry - Sophia J., Lily O.
  • Oration - Louella D., Gabrielle C.
  • 6TH GRADE
  • Bible - Mason H., Jonathan R.
  • Poetry - Peter S., Charles S.
  • Oration - Colin A., Luke V.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

AP Exams - Registration Due Wed., Nov. 11

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 Wed., Nov. 11. 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

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!

Off-Campus Event/Extra-Curricular Activity Policy

All 9th-12th grade students and parents must follow The Oaks' Off-Campus Event/Extra-Curricular Activity Policy (found on page 48 of the Student/Parent Handbook) for any off-campus event or extra-curricular activity that would require a student to leave campus early or arrive on campus late. These activities may include such things as driver's education, sports programs, private lessons, work, etc. Below is some basic information about this policy, but we ask that you please read the policy in its entirety in the handbook (available on the "Forms" page under the "Parent" tab).

  • Complete and return the Off Campus Event/Extracurricular Form to the school office a min. of one week prior to the start of the activity. (also available on the "Forms" page under the "Parent" tab)
  • The Dean of Logic & Rhetoric Schools will review the activity request and notify both the parents and the school office of the decision.
  • Students must always check out in the school office when leaving early and check into the school office upon arriving late. 
  • When there are variances to the release time indicated on the activity form the student must bring a parent note to the school office prior to the dismissal time.

*Please note: This policy replaces the old method of bringing in a weekly note.

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

April 1 - Thursday Cantabile (3:15pm Release)
April 1 - "The Music Man" Tickets on Sale
April 2 - Good Friday (No School)
April 5-9 - Spring Break (No School)
April 17 - High School Protocol Event
April 20 - 2021-22 Financial Aid Meeting (4:30pm)
April 20 - Countdown to College Workshop (7pm)
April 22 - 2021-22 Financial Aid Meeting (7:30am)
April 23 - End of Third Quarter
April 23 - Logic & Rhetoric School Spring Concert (7pm)
April 29 - 3rd Quarter Report Cards Posted on Jupiter
April 29 - Yellowstone Meeting (7pm)
April 30 - Geography Day (1st-6th grades)
May 7-8 & 14-15 - "The Music Man"