October 13-19, 2022

Current School News

Current School News

October 13-19, 2022

Parent Education Corner

What is knowledge? "Plato regarded knowledge neither as a possession of something outside the mind nor as a measurable state of mind, but as a logical process attending the activity of learning. His definition of knowledge as an activity of learning rather than as a condition of having learned is important to the idea of a classical education. To begin with, his definition allows for no analytical separation of knowledge from responsibility."
David Hicks, Norms & Nobility

Oaks Family '22-'23 Bible Reading Plan & Scripture Memory

All School

Lands' End Sale - Gear up for Winter! (Oct. 13–17)

October 13–17 – 30% off school uniform styles
Lands' End website – School Number: 900069105
Code: PRIME – Pin: 3488
Sale Flyer

Deep Roots Prayer Cards - due Fri., Oct. 14

Let's layer the new school building's foundation with prayers & blessings to celebrate God's faithfulness! Deep Roots prayer cards are available in the school office for you to write out your prayer or blessing on, which will then be cemented into the foundation of the new school building. These cards need to be back to the office by the end of the day, Friday, October 14.

Family Night  – Fri., Oct. 14
*Sign-up to Help!

Bring the whole family to cheer on our Oaks soccer and volleyball teams on Friday, October 14. For $5 per person (family maximum - $20) you will receive a pizza dinner and admission to all the games. Wear your Oaks gear and get ready to cheer! If you would like to help with with this event please sign up on the Family Night Sign-up (10/14). Let's fill the gym and field with Oaks fans and root on our teams. GO OAKS!!!

Dinner will be served from 5–7pm

The Oaks vs NICS
4pm – Soccer; 4:30pm – Jr High Volleyball;
5:45pm – JV Volleyball;
7pm – Varsity Volleyball

Thank you to the wonderful crew who have signed up to help with this Family Night! There is still a need for additional servers. If you are available & willing to serve in this way please sign up on the Family Night Sign-up (10/14).

Father & Son Breakfast - Sat., Oct. 15 [8:30–10:30am]

Father & Son Breakfast Flyer

Calling all Dads and Sons! It's that time again, for men to gather together in unity for The Oaks Annual Father & Son Breakfast on Saturday, October 15th.

  • WHEN? Saturday, October 15 [8:30–10:30am]
  • WHERE? The Oaks Gym
  • WHO? Oaks fathers, sons, and grandfathers of all ages
  • WHAT? Bacon (need we say more?), Sausage, Pancakes, Coffee, and good conversation!

This is a great opportunity to think biblically about one of the most fundamental questions that shapes any culture or society: "What does it mean to be a man?" Considering this question in the company of godly brothers we will seek to help one another be better men and raise godly men. Mark your calendars and plan to join us!

Ladies' Prayer – Mondays [8:30–9:00am]

All Oaks ladies (mothers & grandmothers) are invited to join in a time of weekly prayer for our school community. Please come as you are able on Mondays from 8:30 to 9am in the foyer of the sanctuary.

The Gathering Place – Wednesdays [7:30–8:20 am]

The Gathering Place Menu

The Oaks Coffee Bar, The Gathering Place, is open for business! All are welcome to partake in this wonderful Wednesday morning delight! Stop by the MP foyer to enjoy hot or iced coffee, tasty breakfast treats, and enjoyable company. This year the coffee bar will be serving up their regular goodies along with a weekly special. This week's special will be a pumpkin chai coffee. All of The Gathering Place proceeds assist Oaks families in need (scholarships for special events, field trips, etc.).

*The coffee bar closes at 8:20am so that all students may get to class on time, but adults are welcome to stay and visit further.

*Beginning in November, the price of donuts will increase by $0.25 to cover rising costs.

Men's Prayer – Wednesdays [8am]
*Meet by the rock.

All Oaks men (fathers & grandfathers) are invited to join in a time of weekly prayer for our school community. Please come as you are able on Wednesdays from 8 to 8:30am. Meet by the Oaks engraved rock on the edge of the construction site (behind the MP building, near the SE parking lot).

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Oct. 19–21
*sign-ups available online

Parent/Teacher Conference Sign-ups

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences are just around the corner. This is a great opportunity to partner with your child's teacher as you seek to raise your child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. This year we are excited to be moving to an online sign up platform.

Grammar School conferences are mandatory for all families and are scheduled for Thursday & Friday, October 20 & 21. Sixth grade conferences follow the Logic & Rhetoric School schedule.

Logic & Rhetoric School conferences are highly encouraged and are scheduled for Wednesday evening & throughout Thursday & Friday, October 19–21. Conferences in the Logic & Rhetoric School are done in a group format where parents will meet with all of your child's teachers at one time. We ask that families sign up for no more than 3 teachers for each student so that all families have an opportunity to conference with teachers. Please let the office know if you need to meet with more than 3 teachers.

To sign up for conferences please select the desired time under each of your child's teachers' tabs. Please contact the school office if you need any assistance.

Family Night  – Fri., Oct. 21

Bring the whole family to cheer on our Oaks soccer and volleyball teams on Friday, October 21. For $6 per person (family maximum - $24) you will receive a hamburger dinner and admission to all the games. Wear your Oaks gear and get ready to cheer! If you would like to help with with this event please sign up on the Family Night Sign-up (10/14). Let's fill the gym and field with Oaks fans and root on our teams. GO OAKS!!!

Dinner will be served from 5–7pm

The Oaks vs SCCS
4pm – Soccer; 4:30pm – Jr High Volleyball;
5:45pm – JV Volleyball;
7pm – Varsity Volleyball

Deep Roots Prayer Cards - due Fri., Oct. 14

Let's layer the new school building's foundation with prayers & blessings to celebrate God's faithfulness! Deep Roots prayer cards are available in the school office for you to write out your prayer or blessing on, which will then be cemented into the foundation of the new school building. These cards need to be back to the office by the end of the day, Friday, October 14.

Grandparents' Day - Fri., Oct. 28 [8:00–11:45am]
*RSVP by Tues., Oct. 25

Friday, October 28 is Grandparents' Day at The Oaks and we look forward to hosting our wonderful grandparents at this annual event. Please invite your grandparents and have them RSVP to the school office by Tuesday, October 25. Below is the day's schedule. 

8:00 - Check-in
8:30 - Cantabile
9:00 - Grammar Presentations (Session I)
9:30 - Grammar Presentations (Session II)
10:00 - Brunch Buffet
11:00 - Distinctly Different Program
(a presentation highlighting what makes The Oaks different)

Grandparents Day officially concludes at 11:45am, but grandparents are invited to come back in the evening for Family Night.

*Please note, there will be no end of day Cantabile this day.

Senior Night & Family Night  – Fri., Oct. 28

Please make a special effort to come cheer on our Oaks soccer and volleyball teams Friday, October 28 for the final games of the season (prior to the tournament at Real Life Ministries Nov. 4 & 5). This will be a very special evening of athletics as we host our final Family Night of the season and celebrate our Oaks seniors. 

SENIOR NIGHT: Come celebrate soccer and volleyball seniors as we recognize them for their years on the team, the contributions they've made, and what they have meant to the program. Soccer players will be acknowledged at half time (approx. 4:45pm) on the field and volleyball players at 7pm, prior to the match, in the gym. On this special evening we will be recognizing Oaks seniors, Malia Clancy, Cooper Christensen, Gabe Krentel, Emersen O'Donnell, Sam Shubin, and Danny Wendt. Thank you seniors!

Let's line the field and fill the gym in unity as we thank God for His faithfulness and kindness. This is sure to be a great blessing to our seniors and their families!

FAMILY NIGHT: For $6 per person (family max. - $24) you will receive dinner and admission to all the games. Dinner will be served from 5–7 pm. This week we'll be serving up pulled pork sandwiches!

Wear your Oaks gear and get ready to cheer! Let's fill the gym and field with Oaks fans and root on our teams. GO OAKS!!!

Friday, October 28 - The Oaks vs CCS
4:00pm – Soccer; 4:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
5:45pm – JV Volleyball; 7:00pm – Varsity Volleyball

Fall Instrumental Concert - Tues., Nov. 1 [7pm]

Fall Instrumental Concert Flyer

All are invited to attend The Oaks' Fall Instrumental Concert Tuesday, November 1 at 7pm in the gymnasium. Come and be blessed by a tapestry of beautiful music provided by The Oaks' Secondary Orchestra.

Conservatory Dance Classes Begin Nov. 1 & 3 - Sign up Today!

The Conservatory is expanding dance class offerings to include something for all ages from kindergarten through adults!  Mrs. LaVoie continues to bless us through her skill as an artist with many years of teaching experience. For the upcoming ballroom classes, her husband, Mr. Mark LaVoie, will also be joining her (read their bios to learn more). The goal of these classes is to develop a love for Truth, Goodness, & Beauty through the art of dance. For additional details about each class, please visit theoaksconservatory.org.

DANCE FOUNDATIONS - Primary Ballet Class:
$60/month [K–2nd Grade]
Tuesdays (Nov. 1 – Jun. 6) from 3:30–4:30pm (Fellowship Hall)

DANCE FOUNDATIONS - Ballet & Lyrical Class:
$60/month [3–6th Grade]
Tuesdays (Nov. 1 – Jun. 6) from 4:45–5:45pm (Fellowship Hall)

DANCE EXPLORATION - Introduction to Ballroom Class:
6-wk session [7–12th Grade]
Thursdays (Nov. 3 – Dec. 15) from 4:30–5:30pm (Fellowship Hall)
*class price will be announced soon

DANCE FOUNDATIONS - Adult Couples Ballroom Class:
6-wk session [Adults]
Thursdays (Nov. 3 – Dec. 15) from 5:45–6:45pm (Fellowship Hall)
*class price will be announced soon

Register Today!

NW ACCS Regional Choral Concert - Fri., Nov. 11 [6:30pm]

The Oaks is excited to welcome area ACCS schools to this year's NW ACCS Regional Choral Festival on Friday, November 11. Oaks 9–12th grade choir members have already been hard at work preparing the mass choir numbers, as well as an individual choir selection which they will be performing that evening. For all 9–12th grade students, the day begins at 8:30am and continues through the evening's concert. All Oaks families, friends, and grandparents are invited to attend the evening's concert, beginning at 6:30pm in the gymnasium. Your supportive presence would be greatly appreciated. 

Individual Picture Day - Fri., Nov. 18

Picture Day is scheduled for Friday, November 18. Holding picture day on Friday this year means that formal uniforms will not be needed on an additional day of the week. Leo's Photography will be taking individual photos only at this time. Class photos and the all school photo will be taken on Friday, February 17 along with any re-takes. *Please note that both of these Fridays are the Friday prior to a break (Nov. 18–Thanksgiving & Feb. 17–Mid-Winter).

Update to Uniform Policy Re: Personal Grooming

Please read below the updated Oaks student personal grooming guidelines, as now found in the Uniform Policy (and within the Student-Parent Handbook). This update is seeking to clarify expectations while upholding The Oaks' longstanding grooming policy. The past several years we have been remiss in fully embracing the guidelines. This year, with the kind assistance of students and parents, The Oaks will fully and joyfully comply with these guidelines.

*PLEASE NOTE: To further clarify this policy the statement "The school administrative staff is responsible for the final decisions regarding Personal Grooming and Dress Code matters." has also been added.

Personal Grooming: Students should demonstrate neat, traditional, conservatively oriented choices in their hairstyle and accessories. Choices should enhance beauty rather than attract attention, thus building on a school culture of truth, goodness, and beauty. Our ladies and gentlemen will keep their hair clean and well groomed. Gentlemen will keep their hair groomed in a traditional style, short in length with the back length no longer than the top of the shirt collar, the sides not below the earlobe, and not in their eyes. Gentlemen's hair is not to be bleached, dyed, highlighted, nor cut or worn in an ornamental manner. It should not be cut or styled in a way that draws undue attention to self. Facial hair for gentlemen is not acceptable. Ladies will keep their hair groomed in a traditional style and may be highlighted in natural hair colors. Ladies may wear hair accessories that match uniform colors. Please show preference to smaller size accessories. Hats are not acceptable in school buildings for either gentlemen or ladies.

Grooming guidelines are considered the standards for all Oaks Activities and Events.

The school administrative staff is responsible for the final decisions regarding Personal Grooming and Dress Code matters.

Label Items to Minimize Lost & Found Piles

As a reminder, please label all of your child's belongings from uniform items, to lunch boxes, and everything in between. Many items are brought to the office's lost & found simply because someone does not know how to reunite these lost items with their owners. Taking the time to make sure you have properly labeled your possessions can help keep our lost & found piles low.

Enhancing the Family Night Experience

Special thanks to Mr. Williams and the team of volunteers for hosting The Oaks' Fall 2022 Family Nights. Looking forward to the next event, here are a few suggestions to enhance The Oaks Family Night experience for everyone.

  • Eat dinner as a family alongside other families.
  • Be an active part of the games by wearing your Oaks swag & cheering on the teams.
  • Take the lead in supervising your children before, during, and after the games. This event is not designed for children to be unsupervised.
  • Family Nights are designed for families to come together & enjoy family fellowship while supporting our student athletes. GO OAKS!!

…but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
– Philippians 2:3b

2021-22 Yearbooks Available!

The 2021-22 Yearbooks are available in the school office. If you placed an order last spring, please stop by to pick up your keepsake.

Events Help Sign-ups

Beth Schultz, Activities Coordinator, is looking to partner with parents in planning & executing upcoming school events. Below are sign-ups for these events. Please contact Beth with any questions.

Father & Son Breakfast (Oct. 15)
Parent/Teacher Conferences (Oct. 20–21)
Grandparents' Day (Oct. 28)

UPCOMING ATHLETICS

Add the upcoming home games to your calendar and plan to come out to cheer on your Oaks teams!

When attending athletic events, please park in The Oaks parking lot or along the fence side of the street next to the field. As a kindness to our neighbors, we request that you do not park on the house side of the street. 

Complete game details (home & away) are available on each sport's calendar:
Cross CountrySoccerVolleyball

Upcoming Home Games:

Fri., 10/14 - Family Night!
Soccer [4pm]
Volleyball - Jr High [4:30pm]; JV [5:45pm]; Varsity [7pm]

Wed., 10/19
Soccer [4pm]

Fri., 10/21 - Family Night!
Soccer [4pm]
Volleyball - Jr High [4:30pm]; JV [5:45pm]; Varsity [7pm]

Sat., 10/22 - Jr High Volleyball Tournament @ Pullman Christian School

Fri., 10/28 - Senior Night & Family Night!
Soccer [4pm]
Volleyball - Jr High [4:30pm]; JV [5:45pm]; Varsity [7pm]

Sat., 10/28 - JV Volleyball Tournament @ The Oaks

Upcoming Dates

Nov. 18

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th)
  • End of 1st Quarter
  • Picture Day

Nov. 21–25

  • Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Dec. 1

  • 1st Quarter Report Cards Posted

Dec. 2–3

  • It's A Wonderful Life Dessert Theatre
    Friday @ 7pm; Saturday @ 2pm & 6pm

Dec. 5

  • AM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 9

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 10

  • Oaks Staff Christmas Party

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
  • Kindergarten Priority Enrollment Begins

Jan. 3

  • Classes Resume

Jan. 6

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th Grades)
  • Family Night
Coffee Bar

Bring your family, wear your swag, cheer on your teams & enjoy dinner at The Oaks Family Night!

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Grammar School

Parents, please be sure to read your child's class newsletter which is sent home in backpacks weekly for class specific news items.

Dismissal Notes: Southeast Parking Lot

At dismissal time, please remember that the grassy area between the church and the southeast parking lot, including the small patch by the sidewalk, is not open for play. Parents, please help remind your children of this as we all seek to be wise in keeping students safe and respecting the church's property.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

College Brown Bag Schedule

Rhetoric students(10–12th grades) are welcome to join College Counselor, Mrs. Lynn Gibson, during lunch to converse with representatives from local and national colleges and universities. The College Brown Bag Schedule lists the schools and dates. Bring your sack lunch and your questions! Parents are welcome as well. Room 4, 12:35–1:05pm. 

Northwest ACCS Choral Festival - Fri., Nov. 11
*9–12th grade students participating all day and through the evening's concert

The Northwest ACCS Choral Festival is right around the corner on Friday, November 11th! Oaks 9–12th grade students will have the privilege of hosting students from other regional ACCS schools for this day of fellowship and music making which will begin at 8:30am and culminate in a concert at 6:30 in the evening. Both lunch and dinner will be provided for the day and shared with all attending schools. Not only will students participate in the mass choir, but they will also have the honor of presenting a piece as an individual choir for the evening's concert. This event is a beautiful opportunity for our students to practice hospitality and grow in their love for God's people and His worship through song. We anticipate that all 9–12th grade students will enjoy hosting the entire day! In fact, The Oaks considers this a mandatory event. Please reach out to Mrs. Amy Kim if you have questions.

OCTOBER SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION

What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, "Depart in peace, be warmed and filled," but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

- James 2:14–17

Grammar School

Parents, please be sure to read your child's class newsletter which is sent home in backpacks weekly for class specific news items.

Dismissal Notes: Southeast Parking Lot

At dismissal time, please remember that the grassy area between the church and the southeast parking lot, including the small patch by the sidewalk, is not open for play. Parents, please help remind your children of this as we all seek to be wise in keeping students safe and respecting the church's property.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

College Brown Bag Schedule

Rhetoric students(10–12th grades) are welcome to join College Counselor, Mrs. Lynn Gibson, during lunch to converse with representatives from local and national colleges and universities. The College Brown Bag Schedule lists the schools and dates. Bring your sack lunch and your questions! Parents are welcome as well. Room 4, 12:35–1:05pm. 

Northwest ACCS Choral Festival - Fri., Nov. 11
*9–12th grade students participating all day and through the evening's concert

The Northwest ACCS Choral Festival is right around the corner on Friday, November 11th! Oaks 9–12th grade students will have the privilege of hosting students from other regional ACCS schools for this day of fellowship and music making which will begin at 8:30am and culminate in a concert at 6:30 in the evening. Both lunch and dinner will be provided for the day and shared with all attending schools. Not only will students participate in the mass choir, but they will also have the honor of presenting a piece as an individual choir for the evening's concert. This event is a beautiful opportunity for our students to practice hospitality and grow in their love for God's people and His worship through song. We anticipate that all 9–12th grade students will enjoy hosting the entire day! In fact, The Oaks considers this a mandatory event. Please reach out to Mrs. Amy Kim if you have questions.

Upcoming Dates

Nov. 18

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th)
  • End of 1st Quarter
  • Picture Day

Nov. 21–25

  • Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Dec. 1

  • 1st Quarter Report Cards Posted

Dec. 2–3

  • It's A Wonderful Life Dessert Theatre
    Friday @ 7pm; Saturday @ 2pm & 6pm

Dec. 5

  • AM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 9

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 10

  • Oaks Staff Christmas Party

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
  • Kindergarten Priority Enrollment Begins

Jan. 3

  • Classes Resume

Jan. 6

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th Grades)
  • Family Night