October 15 - 21, 2020

Current School News

October 15 - 21, 2020

All School

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

Mid-terms - Wed., Oct. 21

Your child's mid-term grades will be available to view on Jupiter Wednesday, October 21. You can view the grades on the first screen ("To Do") in Jupiter. Click on the individual class/subject to see details of those grades. We will not be sending home hard copies this year.

No School - Thurs. & Fri., Oct. 22 & 23

There will be no school Thurs. & Fri., Oct. 22 & 23 for parent teacher conferences. Please note that there will be a full day of school on Wednesday.

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

Grammar school students and all parents are invited to The Oaks Conservatory Faculty Recital on Fri., Nov. 20 from 2-3pm in the gym.

The Oaks Conservatory Faculty Recital Invitation

Ladies' Prayer - Thursdays at 8:30am

The Oaks' Ladies' prayer group meets each Thurs. at 8:30am in CE#3. All Oaks ladies are welcome to attend.

Moms' Prayer Walks - Fridays at 2:30pm

All Oaks moms are welcome to join us each Friday for "prayer walks" on The Oaks field at 2:30pm. Bring your Bible and we will pray through the Lord's Prayer and a Psalm, lifting up our school and community. We will wrap up in time to join Cantabile at 3pm. Please contact Mrs. Margaret Dowers with any questions. (see the school directory for her contact info.)

Volunteer Sign-ups

Thank you to so many of you for signing up to volunteer this school year at Back-to-School Night. If you missed the sign-ups and would like to volunteer, or you want to sign up for more, you may do so at the Google sheet link below. This sheet has a tab for All-School, Events, Grammar School and Logic & Rhetoric Schools. Be sure to bookmark the sheet to be able to come back to it anytime.

Volunteer Sign-up Sheet

Check-in Policy

Please remember to check in at the school office if you are planning to stay on campus for any length of time or arriving after school has begun.

Jupiter Tid-Bits - Toggling

Did you know that you can toggle between your children on Jupiter without logging in multiple times? To do so, log into Jupiter, click on your child's name at the top of the screen and you will see a drop down menu that lists all of your children. You can easily toggle between your children's accounts to see messages, assignments, grades, and more. Please let us know if this feature does not work for you and we will be happy to help you get it set up. More information is available on our Jupiter Help page and there are many helpful short video tutorials on Jupiter. 

 

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

Mandatory Parent/Teacher Conferences
Thurs. & Fri., Oct. 22 & 23

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thurs., Oct. 22 and Fri., Oct. 23. Every grammar school parent is asked to sign up for a conference with your child's teacher during these times. Conference sign-up sheets are available in the school office. Please stop by to sign up.

Class Speech Meets
Wed., Nov. 4

The 1st-6th graders are getting ready for their class speech meets on Wed., Nov. 4 and are excited to welcome parents and guests to join. Please see the attached for a schedule and further information.

Speech Meet Schedule

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thurs. & Fri., Oct. 22 & 23

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thurs., Oct. 22 and Fri. Oct. 23. Logic & Rhetoric school parents who would like to meet with one or more of your child's teachers are asked to sign up during these times. We ask that parents please sign up to meet with no more than 3 of their child's teachers, if possible, to allow plenty of time for all parents to have the opportunity to meet with teachers. Conference sign-up sheets are available in the school office. Please stop by to sign up.

Set Painting Party - Sat., Oct. 24, 12pm

The Oaks Theatre Department is inviting everyone to a set painting party on Sat., Oct. 24 at 2716 N University Rd, Unit B. So, come in your paint clothes to enjoy some hard work, good pizza, and fun fellowship! There is lots of painting to be done in preparation for the upcoming Fall Play, so the more help the better. If you and your family would like to participate please RSVP to the school office and let us know of any food restrictions or allergies.

Uniform Notes - Shorts/Pants & Outerwear

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:

  • Shorts/Pants -- Secondary boys will be happy to know that they can now wear shorts all year long. We're not exactly sure why they would want to wear shorts in January, but we bet some will! In November, ladies may begin wearing pants if they so choose. November is also when the formal uniform for ladies changes to include black tights.
  • 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. 

Debate Club

The Debate club, open to 9th-12th graders, will be a semester-long apprenticeship in the art of argument. Only those who understand--the issue and the sides--have earned the right to debate. The work is good fun--God made us to reason rigorously and rejoice in the truth. We'll laugh, we'll listen, we'll lose. The arena awaits. Please note that online tournament participation will be optional. Additionally, 10th-12th graders may request class credit, contingent upon completion of certain requirements. We'll meet in MP-2 on Mondays from 3:15-4:15pm. Tea & treats are a given. Please message Miss Emily Woodroof if your child plans to attend, either for credit or simply as a club member. There is a $60 fee that covers club materials and a t-shirt. Any tournament fees would be an additional cost.

College Financial Aid & Scholarship Workshop Recording 

Any families of 9th-12th grade students who missed the College Financial Aid & Scholarship Virtual Workshop this past week are welcome to watch the recording (link below). Mrs. Lynn Gibson, Director of College and Career Counseling, gave an overview of the types of college aid, tips on filing your FAFSA, scholarships to consider, and the "real cost" of college. For questions, please contact Mrs. Gibson.

College Financial Aid & Scholarship Workshop Recording

College Financial Aid & Scholarship Workshop Printout

SAT School Day - Mar. 3, 2021

Families of juniors and seniors: Mark your calendars March 3, 2021 for SAT School Day. Beginning this year, The Oaks will administer the SAT test at our school during the midweek for all juniors and any seniors who need to take it to fulfill The Oaks' graduation requirement. We are offering this new opportunity going forward for a few reasons:

  • Convenience -- Students don't have to worry about locating or traveling to another school's testing site. Also, School Day testing won't disrupt weekend plans, jobs, or family time. Students are welcome to take additional SAT tests throughout the year on their own if they choose.
  • Comfort -- Students will test in familiar surroundings with students they know.
  • Cancellations -- An SAT test held at our school will eliminate the chance of a student's test site suddenly cancelling the test and bumping their registration to another month. This will save our families the confusion and hassle of rescheduling.

Registration for the test will occur between Jan. 11-22. The SAT test without the essay portion will be offered for $52. Details and registration forms will be made available in January. For questions, contact Mrs. Lynn Gibson.

Grammar School

Mandatory Parent/Teacher Conferences
Thurs. & Fri., Oct. 22 & 23

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thurs., Oct. 22 and Fri., Oct. 23. Every grammar school parent is asked to sign up for a conference with your child's teacher during these times. Conference sign-up sheets are available in the school office. Please stop by to sign up.

Class Speech Meets
Wed., Nov. 4

The 1st-6th graders are getting ready for their class speech meets on Wed., Nov. 4 and are excited to welcome parents and guests to join. Please see the attached for a schedule and further information.

Speech Meet Schedule

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thurs. & Fri., Oct. 22 & 23

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thurs., Oct. 22 and Fri. Oct. 23. Logic & Rhetoric school parents who would like to meet with one or more of your child's teachers are asked to sign up during these times. We ask that parents please sign up to meet with no more than 3 of their child's teachers, if possible, to allow plenty of time for all parents to have the opportunity to meet with teachers. Conference sign-up sheets are available in the school office. Please stop by to sign up.

Set Painting Party - Sat., Oct. 24, 12pm

The Oaks Theatre Department is inviting everyone to a set painting party on Sat., Oct. 24 at 2716 N University Rd, Unit B. So, come in your paint clothes to enjoy some hard work, good pizza, and fun fellowship! There is lots of painting to be done in preparation for the upcoming Fall Play, so the more help the better. If you and your family would like to participate please RSVP to the school office and let us know of any food restrictions or allergies.

Uniform Notes - Shorts/Pants & Outerwear

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:

  • Shorts/Pants -- Secondary boys will be happy to know that they can now wear shorts all year long. We're not exactly sure why they would want to wear shorts in January, but we bet some will! In November, ladies may begin wearing pants if they so choose. November is also when the formal uniform for ladies changes to include black tights.
  • 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. 

Debate Club

The Debate club, open to 9th-12th graders, will be a semester-long apprenticeship in the art of argument. Only those who understand--the issue and the sides--have earned the right to debate. The work is good fun--God made us to reason rigorously and rejoice in the truth. We'll laugh, we'll listen, we'll lose. The arena awaits. Please note that online tournament participation will be optional. Additionally, 10th-12th graders may request class credit, contingent upon completion of certain requirements. We'll meet in MP-2 on Mondays from 3:15-4:15pm. Tea & treats are a given. Please message Miss Emily Woodroof if your child plans to attend, either for credit or simply as a club member. There is a $60 fee that covers club materials and a t-shirt. Any tournament fees would be an additional cost.

College Financial Aid & Scholarship Workshop Recording 

Any families of 9th-12th grade students who missed the College Financial Aid & Scholarship Virtual Workshop this past week are welcome to watch the recording (link below). Mrs. Lynn Gibson, Director of College and Career Counseling, gave an overview of the types of college aid, tips on filing your FAFSA, scholarships to consider, and the "real cost" of college. For questions, please contact Mrs. Gibson.

College Financial Aid & Scholarship Workshop Recording

College Financial Aid & Scholarship Workshop Printout

SAT School Day - Mar. 3, 2021

Families of juniors and seniors: Mark your calendars March 3, 2021 for SAT School Day. Beginning this year, The Oaks will administer the SAT test at our school during the midweek for all juniors and any seniors who need to take it to fulfill The Oaks' graduation requirement. We are offering this new opportunity going forward for a few reasons:

  • Convenience -- Students don't have to worry about locating or traveling to another school's testing site. Also, School Day testing won't disrupt weekend plans, jobs, or family time. Students are welcome to take additional SAT tests throughout the year on their own if they choose.
  • Comfort -- Students will test in familiar surroundings with students they know.
  • Cancellations -- An SAT test held at our school will eliminate the chance of a student's test site suddenly cancelling the test and bumping their registration to another month. This will save our families the confusion and hassle of rescheduling.

Registration for the test will occur between Jan. 11-22. The SAT test without the essay portion will be offered for $52. Details and registration forms will be made available in January. For questions, contact Mrs. Lynn Gibson.

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"