October 20-26, 2022

Current School News

Current School News

October 20-26, 2022

Parent Education Corner

"The one concept, the central idea I kept meeting in Scripture, was the idea that God is holy. The word was foreign to me. I wasn't sure what it meant. I made the question a matter of diligent and persistent search. Today I am still absorbed with the question of the holiness of God. I am convinced that it is one of the most important ideas that a Christian can ever grapple with. It is basic to our whole understanding of God and of Christianity."  – R.C. Sproul, Holiness of God (emphasis added)

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

Higher Education Symposium Recording

Thank you to all who attended the recent Higher Education Symposium. And thank you to Devin O'Donnell for making this event possible, Lynn Gibson for assisting, and Beth Schultz for her hospitality magic. It was a special evening. The entire Higher Education Symposium session is now available on The Oaks App.

All School

Mid-term Grades Now Available on Jupiter

Mid-term grades are now available to view on Jupiter. Grades may be viewed on the first screen ("To-Do") in Jupiter. Click on the individual class/subject to see details of those grades.

Family Night  – Fri., Oct. 21
*Sign-up to Help!

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 dinner (hamburgers) 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 (10/21). 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

Thank you to the wonderful crew who have signed up to help with this Family Night! There is still a need for volunteers. If you are available & willing to serve please sign up on the Family Night Sign-up (10/21).

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.

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).

Lost & Found  – Thurs., Oct. 27

Lost & found items will be set out in the MP foyer on Thursday. 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. Thank you to all who come by the office to find missing belongings prior to them being placed out. We appreciate your help in keeping the lost & found pile low.

Deep Roots Prayer Cards
*Deadline extended to morning of Fri., Oct. 28

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. The due date for these cards has been extended to the morning of Friday, October 28.

Deep Roots Prayer Card Ceremony - Fri., Oct. 28 [2:45–3pm]

On Friday, October 28 the entire student body will be participating in a ceremony on the new building site as we layer the foundation with the Deep Roots prayer cards. Parents are welcome to join us beginning at 2:45pm.

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

HELP NEEDED: Would you consider serving a shift at our final Family Night of the volleyball/soccer season? Go to the Family Night Sign-up (10/28)if you are able to help. Even if you don't have an athlete in the game or on the field, we'd be blessed to have you on the Family Night serving crew!

Invitation to Dads – Weekly Book Discussion - Beginning Nov. 1
*Limited to first 12 to sign up!

As iron sharpens, iron, so one man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Proverbs 27:17 We are looking for 10 to 12 gentlemen (dads) that are interested in sharpening and being sharpened. On Tuesday mornings, beginning November 1, from 6:30–7:25am we will read and discuss The Hole in our Holiness by Pastor Kevin DeYoung. No outside reading or preparation required. If you are interested please call or stop by the school office to sign up. This opportunity is limited to the first twelve dads who sign up.

It's A Wonderful Life Dessert Theatre - Fri. & Sat., Dec. 2 & 3
*Tickets go on sale Nov. 1

It's A Wonderful Life Poster

Tickets for It's A Wonderful Life Dessert Theatre go on sale November 1st. this year's production is presented as a live radio show dessert theatre with three showings Friday and Saturday, December 2nd and 3rd. Ticket purchase will be available online beginning Tuesday, November 1.

Uniform Notes for Ladies - Beginning Tues., Nov. 1

  • TIGHTS (K–5 ladies): White footed tights are required for the formal uniform, beginning November 1 for Oaks' ladies in K–5th grades. 
  • TIGHTS (6–12 ladies): Dark navy or black footed tights or knee socks are required for the formal uniform, beginning November 1 for Oaks' ladies in 6–12th grades.
  • PANTS (K–12 ladies): Oaks ladies may begin wearing uniform pants in the month of November. Pants are an optional item and may only be worn on non-formal uniform days.
  • Uniform Policy & Pictorial Handbook

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] $80/person
Thursdays (Nov. 3 – Dec. 15) from 4:30–5:30pm (Fellowship Hall)

DANCE FOUNDATIONS - Adult Couples Ballroom Class:
6-wk session [Adults] $160/couple
Thursdays (Nov. 3 – Dec. 15) from 5:45–6:45pm (Fellowship Hall)

Register Today!

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.

Friday Pizza Lunch – Place your November Order Now!
* All November orders must be placed by 3pm Wed., Nov. 2.
* Please pay w/cash or check in the office or combine w/another payment if paying via Jupiter.

Friday pizza hot lunch orders are placed monthly and the forms will be posted 2 weeks prior to the deadline. We ask that you please make your payment with cash or check in the school office for this item. If you would like to pay via credit card on Jupiter, please do so by combining the payment with other fees you are paying. The margins on pizza hot lunch are very small and we would like to keep the price as low as possible for you. The fees associated with credit card payments make this difficult, so by taking these steps in your payment you can help us to keep the cost of pizza hot lunch low. Thank you!

To place your order:

  • Go to Forms in your Jupiter parent portal and click on Pizza Lunch Order.
  • Select the number of slices you would like to order and/or sides.
  • Hit Submit.
  • Repeat the process for each child individually.
  • The fee will be added to your Jupiter invoice the first Thursday of the month.
  • You may pay with cash or check in the school office. If you would like to pay via credit card on Jupiter, please combine with other fees.
  • Hot lunch helpers will check off orders as students pick up their lunch each Friday. 

Additional Notes:

  • All orders must be submitted by 3pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month. The forms will be locked after this time. We will notify you, on this news page, when new forms for the upcoming month are posted.
  • Fees are non-refundable & non-transferable once the due date has passed.

Those who are interested in helping with this endeavor please reach out to Kelly Coe (contact info. available on Family Directory).

UPDATES FOR NOVEMBER:

  • Due to a change in costs for gluten free pizza, the price has been decreased to $10 per pizza.
  • Pizza purchased the day of will be $2 per slice on a first come, first served basis after all pre-orders have been fulfilled.

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).

Christmas Concert at The Fox - Tues., Dec. 13 [7pm]
*Rehearsals at The Fox Theater downtown during school day.
*Late start - Wed., Dec. 14 [9:30am]

After a three year hiatus, The Oaks is excited to be able to hold our annual Christmas concert at The Fox once again! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 13 at 7pm and start inviting your friends and family to this once a year free gift to the greater Spokane area. 

Attendance at Events & Activities

At the beginning of each year, The Oaks Administrative Staff publishes The Oaks' School Year Schedule, designating dates important to our families and the life of our school. These are events and activities like Grandparents' Day, Speech Meet, choral concerts, field trips, dances, and parent/teacher conferences. There are a variety of reasons for posting early; however, the primary reason is so that Oaks' activities and events receive consideration when families plan their calendars. All planned activities and events are selected and designed with The Oaks Mission Statement in mind; therefore, it is our expectation that students, kindergarten through 12th grade, and their parents will participate in all pertinent events and activities. The Oaks school family and the quality of our events and activities depend on your commitment to participate.

Christian families enjoy being together; love supporting one another, playing together, cheering each other on, laughing together, Christian families are together in hard work and joy. Our Oaks family should be a picture of that truth to the broader world. Let us ask the Lord to give us a greater love for our school mission and one another.

2021-22 Yearbooks

The 2021-22 Yearbooks are available in the school office. If you placed an order last spring and have not stopped by to pick it up the office will be sending it home with your oldest child, so please check those backpacks.

2022-23 Yearbook Photos Wanted!
*Upload any field trip & event photos from the year so far.

Calling all photographers! The yearbook committee is seeking photos for The Oaks' 2022-23 yearbook. There are several ways to submit your photos:

  • Email – send your pictures directly to the yearbook photo album at 2022-23yearbook@yogile.com
  • Upload – in your Jupiter parent portal go to Materials, select School Office, and click the link for Yearbook Photos. This will take you to a direct link where you can upload your photos.
  • Flash Drive – bring your pictures into the school office on a flash drive & we'll upload them for you.

Lots of photos are needed to make an outstanding yearbook, so your help in acquiring a large selection is greatly appreciated! 

Events Help Sign-ups
*new sign-ups available!

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.

Grandparents' Day (Oct. 28)
Fall Instrumental Concert (Nov. 1)
NW Administrators Conference (Nov. 10–11)
NW ACCS Regional Choir Festival (Nov. 11)
It's A Wonderful Life Dessert Theatre (Dec. 2–3)

Missing Events Items!

We need help! It seems that some of our event items are missing. Please contact Beth Schultz if you can help solve the mystery of any of the following missing items.

  • Black drapes for pipe & drape in 1 or 2 large black bins with yellow lids
  • Stage skirting in large black bin with yellow lid
  • 3 Tommy Bahama solar ground brown lanterns with tree silhouette, stored in original packaging
  • 4 boxes of Bistro lights (48') in original packaging

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., 10/21 - 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

Mon., 10/31
Soccer [4pm]
Volleyball - Jr High [4:30pm]; JV [5:45pm]; Varsity [7pm]

Fri. & Sat., 11/4 & 11/5 - Varsity Volleyball Tournament @ Real Life Ministries

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
*updated 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 updated 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.

Tues., Oct. 25 - Gonzaga University
Wed., Oct. 26 - Washington State University
Thurs., Oct. 27 - Eastern Washington University
Fri., Oct. 28 - Hillsdale College

PM Activity Schedule - Mon., Oct. 31

The Logic & Rhetoric school will be following a PM activity schedule (see the posted schedules) on Monday, October 31. Students will follow the modified schedule throughout the day with the PM activity being additional rehearsal time for the next evening's Instrumental concert and the upcoming Christmas concert.

Scholarship Opportunities for Students in 6–12th Grades

Veterans of Foreign Wars offers two scholarships, due Oct. 31

Patriot's Pen is a national essay competition for 6–8th grade students, with a chance at winning the grand prize of $5,000.

Voice of Democracy is a national audio-essay competition for 9–12th grade students, with a grand prize of $35,000.

For information and to download an application, please check out the Veterans of Foreign Wars website.

Lands' End School Starboard Scholarship, due Jan. 19

Students in 8–12th grades who display excellent leadership skills are invited to compete for one of 24 scholarships worth $5,000. The deadline is Jan. 19, 2023. For details check out Lands' End website.

Lilac Festival Opportunity

Calling leaders! Become a candidate for the 2023 Spokane Lilac Festival Royal Court & Scholarship Program. All eligible high school senior girls who are interested must attend one of four orientation sessions with a parent or guardian to participate. For further information please visit the Spokane Lilac Festival website.

Tues., Nov. 1 [6–8pm]
Moran Prairie Library – 6004 S Regal St

Wed., Nov. 2 [6–8pm]
North Spokane Library – 44 E Hawthorne Rd

Sun., Nov. 6 [2–4pm]
The Hive – 2904 E Sprague

Mon., Nov. 7 [6–8pm]
Spokane Valley Library – 12004 E Main Ave

High School Basketball Registration Now Open
*Due Mon., Nov. 7

If your child is planning to participate in basketball (9–12th grades), be sure to register today. Log in to your Jupiter parent portal and select the basketball registration form under Forms. Registrations are due by Monday, November 7.

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.

Protocol Event: Rhetoric School Winter Ball (10–12th Grades)
An Evening of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty -
Sat., Jan., 28
* RSVP Due Fri., Nov. 11 (form available on Jupiter)
* Payment Due Fri., Dec. 9 

WHEN: Saturday, January 28, 2022 from 5–9pm
WHERE: Spokane Club
WHAT: An evening of truth, goodness, and beauty to include a formal dinner and ballroom dancing
ATTIRE: Formal
* Ladies' Protocol Attire Ideas
* Gentlemen's Protocol Attire Ideas
RSVP: Due by Friday, November 11 (form available on Jupiter)
COST: $125 per person, with scholarships available. Payment due by Friday, December 9 (cash or check in the office or credit card via Jupiter)
SCHOLARSHIPS: If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, please indicate on the RSVP form and include the amount you would like to donate with your payment. Those interested in obtaining a scholarship please indicate on the RSVP form.
PREPARATION: Etiquette review and training with Mr. & Mrs. Trotter will take place during the school day for all 10th through 12th grade students.
PARENT ATTENDANCE: There are a limited number of spaces for parents this year. Once student RSVPs are finalized parents will have the opportunity to sign up. Senior families will have first priority, junior families second, and so on.

Winter Ball Gown Closet - Thur., Dec. 15
*Donations accepted Dec. 5–14

Yes! It's true! The Oaks Protocol team is hosting a winter ball gown event that offers FREE BALL GOWNS to Oaks Rhetoric School ladies who are looking for a lovely dress for the upcoming Winter Ball.

Here's how it works... Beginning December 5th, families who would like to donate a modest formal gown (floor length only for the winter ball) may do so by bringing it to the clothing rack inside the girls locker room. The gown you donate will be freely offered to any young lady in grades 10–12 on Thursday, December 15 during the lunch period or directly after school. If the gown fits, it's hers to keep (or donate back next time)!

We hope this is a blessing to the giver and receiver alike. Please contact Mrs. Woodroof if you have any 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
*updated 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 updated 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.

Tues., Oct. 25 - Gonzaga University
Wed., Oct. 26 - Washington State University
Thurs., Oct. 27 - Eastern Washington University
Fri., Oct. 28 - Hillsdale College

PM Activity Schedule - Mon., Oct. 31

The Logic & Rhetoric school will be following a PM activity schedule (see the posted schedules) on Monday, October 31. Students will follow the modified schedule throughout the day with the PM activity being additional rehearsal time for the next evening's Instrumental concert and the upcoming Christmas concert.

Scholarship Opportunities for Students in 6–12th Grades

Veterans of Foreign Wars offers two scholarships, due Oct. 31

Patriot's Pen is a national essay competition for 6–8th grade students, with a chance at winning the grand prize of $5,000.

Voice of Democracy is a national audio-essay competition for 9–12th grade students, with a grand prize of $35,000.

For information and to download an application, please check out the Veterans of Foreign Wars website.

Lands' End School Starboard Scholarship, due Jan. 19

Students in 8–12th grades who display excellent leadership skills are invited to compete for one of 24 scholarships worth $5,000. The deadline is Jan. 19, 2023. For details check out Lands' End website.

Lilac Festival Opportunity

Calling leaders! Become a candidate for the 2023 Spokane Lilac Festival Royal Court & Scholarship Program. All eligible high school senior girls who are interested must attend one of four orientation sessions with a parent or guardian to participate. For further information please visit the Spokane Lilac Festival website.

Tues., Nov. 1 [6–8pm]
Moran Prairie Library – 6004 S Regal St

Wed., Nov. 2 [6–8pm]
North Spokane Library – 44 E Hawthorne Rd

Sun., Nov. 6 [2–4pm]
The Hive – 2904 E Sprague

Mon., Nov. 7 [6–8pm]
Spokane Valley Library – 12004 E Main Ave

High School Basketball Registration Now Open
*Due Mon., Nov. 7

If your child is planning to participate in basketball (9–12th grades), be sure to register today. Log in to your Jupiter parent portal and select the basketball registration form under Forms. Registrations are due by Monday, November 7.

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.

Protocol Event: Rhetoric School Winter Ball (10–12th Grades)
An Evening of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty -
Sat., Jan., 28
* RSVP Due Fri., Nov. 11 (form available on Jupiter)
* Payment Due Fri., Dec. 9 

WHEN: Saturday, January 28, 2022 from 5–9pm
WHERE: Spokane Club
WHAT: An evening of truth, goodness, and beauty to include a formal dinner and ballroom dancing
ATTIRE: Formal
* Ladies' Protocol Attire Ideas
* Gentlemen's Protocol Attire Ideas
RSVP: Due by Friday, November 11 (form available on Jupiter)
COST: $125 per person, with scholarships available. Payment due by Friday, December 9 (cash or check in the office or credit card via Jupiter)
SCHOLARSHIPS: If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, please indicate on the RSVP form and include the amount you would like to donate with your payment. Those interested in obtaining a scholarship please indicate on the RSVP form.
PREPARATION: Etiquette review and training with Mr. & Mrs. Trotter will take place during the school day for all 10th through 12th grade students.
PARENT ATTENDANCE: There are a limited number of spaces for parents this year. Once student RSVPs are finalized parents will have the opportunity to sign up. Senior families will have first priority, junior families second, and so on.

Winter Ball Gown Closet - Thur., Dec. 15
*Donations accepted Dec. 5–14

Yes! It's true! The Oaks Protocol team is hosting a winter ball gown event that offers FREE BALL GOWNS to Oaks Rhetoric School ladies who are looking for a lovely dress for the upcoming Winter Ball.

Here's how it works... Beginning December 5th, families who would like to donate a modest formal gown (floor length only for the winter ball) may do so by bringing it to the clothing rack inside the girls locker room. The gown you donate will be freely offered to any young lady in grades 10–12 on Thursday, December 15 during the lunch period or directly after school. If the gown fits, it's hers to keep (or donate back next time)!

We hope this is a blessing to the giver and receiver alike. Please contact Mrs. Woodroof if you have any 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