October 10 - 16, 2019

Current School News

October 10 - 16, 2019

All School

Oaks Family Night - Fri., Oct. 11 (4-6pm)

Bring the whole family to cheer on our Oaks teams, enjoy dinner, and fellowship with other Oaks families this Friday, October 11 from 4-6pm. For $5 per person (family maximum - $20) you will receive dinner (hamburger, chips, water, cookie) and admission to all the games.

Game Times:
4:00pm - Soccer (vs Christian Center School)
4:30pm - Jr High Volleyball (vs Christian Center School)
5:45pm - JV Volleyball (vs Christian Center School)
7:00pm - Varsity Volleyball (vs Christian Center School)

Week of Prayer for The Oaks - Oct. 18-25

We are organizing a week dedicated to prayer and thanksgiving to our God. He has provided the land for us to build a permanent home for The Oaks and we depend upon God's blessing for the future of the school. Let us be like Ezra of old, "Then I proclaimed a fast, that we might number ourselves before our God, to seek from Him the right way for us and our little ones and all our possessions...the hand of our God is upon all those for good who seek Him...so we fasted and entreated our God for this, and He answered our prayer." Ezra 8:21, 22b, 23

Please join us in prayer and thankfulness that the hand of God will be upon us as we seek to honor Him in this good work. You will be sent a list of specific things to pray for the day before you have signed up to pray. Bring these needs before the Lord in your own prayer closet or with your family. Or during the school day, we will have an area set up to pray at The Oaks.

Please sign up with your name and email at the following link:

Land Purchase Celebration Prayer Sign Up

If you are doing this on your phone, you may be asked to download the Google Sheets app. You can share the link with others who may want to pray with us also.

Items Needed for Land Celebration

For a complete celebrations The Oaks is looking for a couple of items to borrow on Friday, October 25. If you have any of these items and would be willing to lend them for the land celebration please let the school office know as soon as possible.

  • Propane fire pits or heaters (with propane)
  • Straw or hay bales
  • Corn hole game sets
  • Generators 

Grandparent's Day & Land Celebration - Fri., Oct. 25

On Friday, October 25 we get to celebrate grandparents AND our recent land purchase. Come for breakfast and stick around! Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly. You can do so by signing up at the link below or through the school office.

Schedule:
7:30am - Check In
8:00am - Breakfast
8:35am - Welcome & Choral Presentation
9:15am - Student Programs
11:30am - Open House & Classroom Visits
12:00pm - BBQ Lunch
1:00pm - Land Dedication Ceremony
2:00pm - Festival For All Ages & Joel Ansett Concert

RSVP for Grandparents Day & Land Celebration

The Tempest - Fall Play - Dec. 7 at 2pm & 6pm

Tickets for The Tempest are now on sale. Click on the link at the top of the page to purchase yours today! Posters are available in the school office if you would like to hang one at your place of business, favorite coffee shop, local library, or another location in the community. Help us spread the word!

The Oaks Athletics - Upcoming Home Games

Oaks athletics are in full swing. Come cheer on the teams at The Oaks this week.

Fri., Oct. 11
Soccer - 4:00pm
JH Volleyball - 4:30pm
JV Volleyball - 5:45pm
Varsity Volleyball - 7:00pm
Tues., Oct. 15
Soccer - 4:00pm
JV Volleyball - 4:30pm
Varsity Volleyball - 5:45pm

Dads' Prayer - Wednesdays at 8am

The Dads prayer group will be meeting on Wednesdays from 8:00-8:30am in Mr. Dowers' office this school year. All dads are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Ladies' Prayer - Thursdays at 8am

The ladies' prayer group meets every Thursday at 8am in CE3 (memory period room). Even if you can't commit to every Thursday, you are welcome to attend.

Pizza Lunch 

Friday pizza lunch is served most Fridays. Punch cards may be purchased in the classrooms (K-6) or the foyer (7-12) on Friday. Students can pay with cash or a check made payable to The Oaks (please do not combine payments for grammar students)
Prices:
Pizza - $1.50 per slice (cheese, pepperoni, or Hawaiian)
Sides - $2.00 (includes applesauce, chips & granola bar)
Punch Cards:
Pizza - $15 for 10 slices
Sides - $20 for 10 sides

Subscribing to The Oaks Calendar

The Oaks 2019-2020 school calendar is available on the "Academic Calendar & Events" page. To subscribe to the school calendar please refer to the instructions below.

Instructions for Subscribing to The Oaks Calendar

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"

Grammar School

Conference Sign-ups

Parent-teacher conference sign ups are available in the school office for those who still need to schedule a time. Stop by between 7:45am and 3:45pm to sign up.

Speech Meet - Wed., Oct. 23

All are welcome to attend The Oaks classroom speech meets on Wednesday, October 23. Please see the attached schedule for further details.

Classroom Speech Meet Schedule

Classroom Newsletters & Memory Verses Available on Jupiter

Grammar school classroom newsletters and Bible memory verses are available on Jupiter under the "Materials" tab. Please contact the school office if you need help logging in.

How to access newsletter and memory verses:
1. Log in to your child's account
2. Select "materials" on the side bar (or drop down menu on phone app)
3. Click on any subject your child has (ex. "Bible")

Directions for Jupiter can be found on the "Getting Started with the Jupiter Portal" page of the website. Please note that not all areas have been opened up at this time.

Secondary School

PSAT Registrations Due Fri., Oct. 11
*No late registrations will be accepted

The PSAT test will be administered at The Oaks on Wednesday, October 16 for students in 9th-11th grades. Please return the registration form with payment to the school office no later than Friday, October 11. We will not be accepting any late registrations. Juniors are automatically registered, so please bring your payment to the school office by this date.

PSAT Registration Form

PSAT - Wed., Oct. 16 - Reminders

For those high school students taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 16th please check in at the Fellowship Hall promptly at 8am. Students need to have two #2 pencils, a calculator, snack and water with them. The PSAT will run until 12:30pm (an hour later than our early release time that day).

Scheduling Conferences

The faculty look forward to meeting with parents each conference season! Because our parent-teacher conferences have become an increasingly utilized connecting time for parents, we are encouraging parents to choose the three teachers whom they would most like to meet with and schedule a group conference with those teachers (unless an individual parent-teacher conference is all that is needed). This way, our hope is that more parents will have the opportunity to connect with some of their student's teachers (as much as possible). Of course, if you are an existing family and feel that a group conference with all of your student's teachers is necessary, we are glad to accommodate you. Thank you!

College Brown Bag Visits

College admission representatives will be visiting The Oaks and speaking to interested students, parents and teachers at lunch time throughout the fall. Please see the attached schedule for details.

College Brown Bag Schedule

Career-Interest Workshops

Please visit the link below if your student is interested in attending free, after-school, career-interest workshops. For questions please contact Mrs. Gibson.
"Business After School" Workshops - Greater Spokane Incorporated sponsored workshops in Aerospace, Renewable Energy, Construction, Advertising, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and more.

Director of College and Career Counseling

Please see the attached letter of introduction from Lynn Gibson, Director of College and Career Counseling, for her office hours and services offered this school year.

College Counseling Introduction Letter

Grammar School

Conference Sign-ups

Parent-teacher conference sign ups are available in the school office for those who still need to schedule a time. Stop by between 7:45am and 3:45pm to sign up.

Speech Meet - Wed., Oct. 23

All are welcome to attend The Oaks classroom speech meets on Wednesday, October 23. Please see the attached schedule for further details.

Classroom Speech Meet Schedule

Classroom Newsletters & Memory Verses Available on Jupiter

Grammar school classroom newsletters and Bible memory verses are available on Jupiter under the "Materials" tab. Please contact the school office if you need help logging in.

How to access newsletter and memory verses:
1. Log in to your child's account
2. Select "materials" on the side bar (or drop down menu on phone app)
3. Click on any subject your child has (ex. "Bible")

Directions for Jupiter can be found on the "Getting Started with the Jupiter Portal" page of the website. Please note that not all areas have been opened up at this time.

Secondary School

PSAT Registrations Due Fri., Oct. 11
*No late registrations will be accepted

The PSAT test will be administered at The Oaks on Wednesday, October 16 for students in 9th-11th grades. Please return the registration form with payment to the school office no later than Friday, October 11. We will not be accepting any late registrations. Juniors are automatically registered, so please bring your payment to the school office by this date.

PSAT Registration Form

PSAT - Wed., Oct. 16 - Reminders

For those high school students taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 16th please check in at the Fellowship Hall promptly at 8am. Students need to have two #2 pencils, a calculator, snack and water with them. The PSAT will run until 12:30pm (an hour later than our early release time that day).

Scheduling Conferences

The faculty look forward to meeting with parents each conference season! Because our parent-teacher conferences have become an increasingly utilized connecting time for parents, we are encouraging parents to choose the three teachers whom they would most like to meet with and schedule a group conference with those teachers (unless an individual parent-teacher conference is all that is needed). This way, our hope is that more parents will have the opportunity to connect with some of their student's teachers (as much as possible). Of course, if you are an existing family and feel that a group conference with all of your student's teachers is necessary, we are glad to accommodate you. Thank you!

College Brown Bag Visits

College admission representatives will be visiting The Oaks and speaking to interested students, parents and teachers at lunch time throughout the fall. Please see the attached schedule for details.

College Brown Bag Schedule

Career-Interest Workshops

Please visit the link below if your student is interested in attending free, after-school, career-interest workshops. For questions please contact Mrs. Gibson.
"Business After School" Workshops - Greater Spokane Incorporated sponsored workshops in Aerospace, Renewable Energy, Construction, Advertising, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and more.

Director of College and Career Counseling

Please see the attached letter of introduction from Lynn Gibson, Director of College and Career Counseling, for her office hours and services offered this school year.

College Counseling Introduction Letter

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"