October 28 - November 3, 2021

Current School News

Current School News

October 28 - November 3, 2021

Parent Education Corner

 

"Education is not primarily about the acquisition of information. It is not even about the acquisition of 'skills' in the conventional sense, to equip us for particular roles in society. It is about how we become more human (and therefore more free, in the truest sense of that word). This is a broader and a deeper question, but no less practical. Too often we have not been educating our humanity. We have been educating ourselves for doing rather than for being." – Stratford Caldecott, Beauty for Truth's Sake

For more good thoughts and encouragement regarding education and parenting, download the new Oaks app today. Use the QR code (below) or visit your app store and search "OaksCCA."

All School

Oaks Senior Night & Family Night
Fri., Oct. 29 – Oaks vs CCS

All Oaks families are invited to come cheer on our Oaks soccer and volleyball teams Friday, October 29 for the final games of the season (prior to the tournament at Real Life Ministries Nov. 5 & 6). 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.

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 $5 per person (family maximum - $20) you will receive dinner and admission to all the games. Dinner will be served from 5:00–7:00 pm. This week we'll be serving up hot dogs and brats!

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

Jr High Volleyball Tournament - Sat., Oct. 30

Please come cheer on The Oaks junior high volleyball team Saturday, October 30 at the Mountain Christian League Junior High Volleyball Tournament! The tournament format is pool play with The Oaks first game beginning at 8:50am (2nd game at 10:30am; 3rd game at 12:10pm). GO OAKS!!!

For full tournament details, please visit the Mountain Christian League website.

Uniform Notes for Ladies - Beginning Nov. 1

  • TIGHTS (K–5 ladies): White footed tights are required for the formal uniform, beginning Monday, November 1 for Oaks' ladies in K–5th grades. White, navy or black footed tights, knee-highs, anklets, or no-show socks are optional items that may be worn on non-formal uniform days. 
  • TIGHTS (6–12 ladies): Lands' End Navy footed tights or Knee Socks are required for the formal uniform, beginning Monday, November 1 for Oaks' ladies in 6–12th grades. *Due to shipping delays, black tights may be worn temporarily if students have not received their Lands' End navy tights or knee socks. Flesh-toned nylons, flesh-toned, navy, black, or white no-show socks, navy or black footless tights are optional items that may be worn on non-formal uniform days. 
  • 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

Fall Instrumental Concert - Tues., Nov. 2 at 7:30pm

All are welcome to attend The Oaks Fall Instrumental Concert on Tuesday, November 2 beginning at 7:30 pm in the gym. The 6–11th grade orchestra will be performing at this concert for your enjoyment.

Soccer & Varsity Volleyball Tournament - Fri. & Sat., Nov. 5 & 6

Cheer cheer on The Oaks soccer and varsity volleyball teams Friday and Saturday, November 5 and 6, at the Mountain Christian League Soccer and Varsity Volleyball Tournaments. The tournaments will be held at Real Life Ministries in Post Falls. GO OAKS!!!

For full tournament details, please visit the Mountain Christian League website.

NW ACCS Administrators Conference - Thurs. & Fri., Nov. 11 & 12

The Oaks is excited to be hosting the 10th Annual NW ACCS Administrators Conference on November 11th and 12th. Each year administrators from Northwest ACCS schools attend this annual event and we are excited to be hosting once again. If you see administrators on campus, please be sure to say Hi.

Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 22–26

Enjoy the week-long break for Thanksgiving.

Picture Day - Tues., Nov. 30
*note this is an updated date

Picture day is now scheduled for Tuesday, November 30 (this is an updated from what was originally published). This week there will be Formal Tuesday, rather than the weekly Formal Monday, so no need to wash the formal uniform on Monday night before pictures. Order information will be coming home with your child in a few weeks. This year there will also be an opportunity to order sibling photos if you would like a picture of all of your children. Stay tuned for details...

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT! Introducing The Oaks App

The Oaks exists to partner with parents to raise classically educated young men and women who glorify Christ, shape culture, and shine the light of God's truth on all of life's endeavors. One way that The Oaks seeks to support this effort is by providing parents with resources that strengthen their understanding of classical Christian education and the importance of it in our world today. Therefore, we are excited to introduce The Oaks App! Designed to bless and edify parents as they live out their God-given calling, the app provides video podcasts, audio & video versions of Monday Meals, push notifications for community events, and information on extracurricular programs. Additionally, the app offers a Bible, with several translations and an audio version.

To download The Oaks App:
1. Go to your app store
2. Search "OaksCCA"
3. Click "Get" (It's Free!)
4. Enjoy the resources and encouragement! 

Oaks App
Oaks App Instructions

UPCOMING ATHLETICS

Add the upcoming games to your calendar and plan to come out to cheer on your Oaks teams! When attending athletic events please consider how we can be good hosts and follow the guidelines set forth in the letter below.
Athletics Director Letter

Thursday, October 28
The Oaks vs CCA @ The Oaks
4:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
5:45pm – Varsity Volleyball

Friday, October 29 - Family Night!
The Oaks vs CCS @ The Oaks
4:00pm – Soccer; 4:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
5:45pm – JV Volleyball; 7:00pm – Varsity Volleyball

Saturday, October 30 
MCL Jr High Volleyball Tournament @ The Warehouse

Friday & Saturday, November 5 & 6 
MCL Varsity Volleyball Tournament @ Real Life Ministries
MCL Soccer Tournament @ Real Life Ministries

Upcoming Dates

June 24 - Report Cards Posted

July 4 - School Office Closed

July 5 - Summer Office Hours Begin [M–Th; 9am–3pm]

July 7 - Music on the Field

July 18–Aug. 5 - School Office Closed

Aug. 8 - School Office Re-opens

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THE OAKS FAMILY NIGHTS
$5 per person (family max. of $20)
includes dinner & admissions to games

SENIOR NIGHT - Fri., Oct. 29

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Volleyball Girls (seniors)
Coffee Bar

Grammar School

Conservatory Faculty Recital
Fri., Nov. 19 at 2pm

The Oaks Conservatory faculty will be performing a concert for the entire grammar school on Friday, November 19 at 2pm in the gym. Parents and family are welcome to attend as well.

Daily Start Times

As families continue to develop routines for the school year, please remember that classroom doors open at 8am on Mondays, allowing students time to unpack and be ready to depart the classroom by 8:12am. This way classes are in the gym and ready for Cantabile to begin promptly at 8:15am.  Classroom doors open at 8:15am the remainder of the week (Tues.–Fri.). When running late, please check in at the office and then your child may join their class either in the gym for Cantabile (Mondays) or in the classroom (Tues.–Fri.).

Winter Recess Readiness

As the weather cools, please make sure to send a coat with your child, in addition to the cardigan or track jacket. Grammar students enjoy going outside for recess even when it's cold and there is a light sprinkling. Now might be a good time to gather gloves and hats for winter recess in the weeks to come. When will the first recess snowman be built this year?! And don't forget to label all of your child's items so that they can easily be returned if they happen to be lost.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

A Note From the Dean Re: Monthly Memorization

Each day I have the privilege of reading the scriptures with our Oaks secondary school ladies and gentlemen right before the lunch blessing. It is a highlight of my day! In the first four weeks of the 2021-22 school year, we read from Psalm 119. throughout the reading of eight verses a day, we focus our attention on the importance of loving the Word of the Lord and the joy of knowing that it directs us along the path of righteousness. Hear Psalm 119:97–104:

Oh, how I love Your law!
It is my meditation all the day.
You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies;
For they are ever with me.
I have more understanding than all my teachers,
For Your testimonies are my meditation.
I understand more than the ancients,
Because I keep Your precepts.
I have restrained my feet from every evil way,
That I may keep Your word.
I have not departed from Your judgements,
For You Yourself have taught me.
How sweet are Your words to my taste,
Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Through Your precepts I get understanding;
Therefore I hate every false way.

To increase our students' love of God's Word, we will begin memorizing a selection of scripture each month. This is NOT an additional academic requirement; rather, it is an opportunity to join together to grow in grace. I will read our monthly selection each Tuesday and Thursday before the lunch blessing and encourage our ladies and gentlemen to include a review of the selected scripture in their daily devotion. It is a fine idea to learn the chosen monthly scripture as a family. Our October scripture was Psalm 1, followed by Exodus 20:1–17 in November.

Blessings on each of you!

Mr. Trotter

College Brown Bag Schedule
*revised schedule

Students in 10–12th grade are welcome to join College & Career Counseling Director, Mrs. Lynn Gibson, during lunch to converse with representatives from local and national colleges and universities. These admissions officers are the ones who will be reading your application! Bring your sack lunch and your questions! Parents are welcome as well. See the schedule below for a complete list of visiting colleges. Please contact Mrs. Lynn Gibson with any questions.
College Brown Bag Schedule

AP Exams - Registration now open
*Registration deadline - Fri., Nov. 12

High school students have the opportunity to take the Advanced Placement exam this May at The Oaks. For some colleges, students can receive college credit for passing an AP exam, scoring a "3" and above (on a 1-5 scale). This will enable a student to waive the equivalent college course during freshman year (Freshman English Composition, for example). So, for those participating colleges, passing an AP exam will save money (and time) in the long run. Each university handles AP credit differently; you will want to check out a specific college to understand how they treat AP exam scores.

To register, log into your Jupiter parent portal, go to Forms and select AP Exam Registration. Once your registration is processed the exam fee will be applied to your Jupiter account and may be paid by cash or check in the school office or via credit card through Jupiter. Registration and payment are due by Friday, November 12. Please read the letter below for further information and contact Mrs. Lynn Gibson with any questions.

AP Exam Letter
AP Exam Schedule
AP Fee Reduction Policy

NW ACCS Choir Concert - Fri., Nov. 12 - 7pm
*Parent tickets available in the school office!

The Oaks is excited to be hosting high school students from 10 different NW ACCS schools at this year's Choir Festival on Friday, November 12.  The evening of which, the students, including all Oaks' 9–12th graders, will be performing in the NW ACCS Choir Concert at 7pm in the gym. Due to limited seating, this is a ticketed event. Free tickets are available to Oaks' high school parents in the school office. More tickets may be available after the initial distribution.

Formal Shoe Policy Reminder
*please remember to wear shoes that meet the requirements for formal uniform shoes on Formal Mondays

Ladies' Required Formal Uniform Shoes: solid dark brown or black, dark-soled, low-heeled (1" or less), leather or leather-looking dress shoes, no boots or booties. 

Gentlemen's Required Formal Uniform Shoes: solid dark brown or black, dark-soled, leather or leather-looking dress shoes.

Footwear: Shoes should be clean, comfortable, and in good repair. They should be solid-colored in one of the colors listed (95% or more of a particular color without pattern) and should not draw undue attention to the wearer. Proper shoe attire varies between non-formal and formal uniform requirements, as well as acceptable use of winter snow boots (which varies by grade). Please check the specific uniform requirement list for clarification. No sandals are permitted.

Uniform Policy & Pictorial Handbook

Grammar School

Conservatory Faculty Recital
Fri., Nov. 19 at 2pm

The Oaks Conservatory faculty will be performing a concert for the entire grammar school on Friday, November 19 at 2pm in the gym. Parents and family are welcome to attend as well.

Daily Start Times

As families continue to develop routines for the school year, please remember that classroom doors open at 8am on Mondays, allowing students time to unpack and be ready to depart the classroom by 8:12am. This way classes are in the gym and ready for Cantabile to begin promptly at 8:15am.  Classroom doors open at 8:15am the remainder of the week (Tues.–Fri.). When running late, please check in at the office and then your child may join their class either in the gym for Cantabile (Mondays) or in the classroom (Tues.–Fri.).

Winter Recess Readiness

As the weather cools, please make sure to send a coat with your child, in addition to the cardigan or track jacket. Grammar students enjoy going outside for recess even when it's cold and there is a light sprinkling. Now might be a good time to gather gloves and hats for winter recess in the weeks to come. When will the first recess snowman be built this year?! And don't forget to label all of your child's items so that they can easily be returned if they happen to be lost.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

A Note From the Dean Re: Monthly Memorization

Each day I have the privilege of reading the scriptures with our Oaks secondary school ladies and gentlemen right before the lunch blessing. It is a highlight of my day! In the first four weeks of the 2021-22 school year, we read from Psalm 119. throughout the reading of eight verses a day, we focus our attention on the importance of loving the Word of the Lord and the joy of knowing that it directs us along the path of righteousness. Hear Psalm 119:97–104:

Oh, how I love Your law!
It is my meditation all the day.
You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies;
For they are ever with me.
I have more understanding than all my teachers,
For Your testimonies are my meditation.
I understand more than the ancients,
Because I keep Your precepts.
I have restrained my feet from every evil way,
That I may keep Your word.
I have not departed from Your judgements,
For You Yourself have taught me.
How sweet are Your words to my taste,
Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Through Your precepts I get understanding;
Therefore I hate every false way.

To increase our students' love of God's Word, we will begin memorizing a selection of scripture each month. This is NOT an additional academic requirement; rather, it is an opportunity to join together to grow in grace. I will read our monthly selection each Tuesday and Thursday before the lunch blessing and encourage our ladies and gentlemen to include a review of the selected scripture in their daily devotion. It is a fine idea to learn the chosen monthly scripture as a family. Our October scripture was Psalm 1, followed by Exodus 20:1–17 in November.

Blessings on each of you!

Mr. Trotter

College Brown Bag Schedule
*revised schedule

Students in 10–12th grade are welcome to join College & Career Counseling Director, Mrs. Lynn Gibson, during lunch to converse with representatives from local and national colleges and universities. These admissions officers are the ones who will be reading your application! Bring your sack lunch and your questions! Parents are welcome as well. See the schedule below for a complete list of visiting colleges. Please contact Mrs. Lynn Gibson with any questions.
College Brown Bag Schedule

AP Exams - Registration now open
*Registration deadline - Fri., Nov. 12

High school students have the opportunity to take the Advanced Placement exam this May at The Oaks. For some colleges, students can receive college credit for passing an AP exam, scoring a "3" and above (on a 1-5 scale). This will enable a student to waive the equivalent college course during freshman year (Freshman English Composition, for example). So, for those participating colleges, passing an AP exam will save money (and time) in the long run. Each university handles AP credit differently; you will want to check out a specific college to understand how they treat AP exam scores.

To register, log into your Jupiter parent portal, go to Forms and select AP Exam Registration. Once your registration is processed the exam fee will be applied to your Jupiter account and may be paid by cash or check in the school office or via credit card through Jupiter. Registration and payment are due by Friday, November 12. Please read the letter below for further information and contact Mrs. Lynn Gibson with any questions.

AP Exam Letter
AP Exam Schedule
AP Fee Reduction Policy

NW ACCS Choir Concert - Fri., Nov. 12 - 7pm
*Parent tickets available in the school office!

The Oaks is excited to be hosting high school students from 10 different NW ACCS schools at this year's Choir Festival on Friday, November 12.  The evening of which, the students, including all Oaks' 9–12th graders, will be performing in the NW ACCS Choir Concert at 7pm in the gym. Due to limited seating, this is a ticketed event. Free tickets are available to Oaks' high school parents in the school office. More tickets may be available after the initial distribution.

Formal Shoe Policy Reminder
*please remember to wear shoes that meet the requirements for formal uniform shoes on Formal Mondays

Ladies' Required Formal Uniform Shoes: solid dark brown or black, dark-soled, low-heeled (1" or less), leather or leather-looking dress shoes, no boots or booties. 

Gentlemen's Required Formal Uniform Shoes: solid dark brown or black, dark-soled, leather or leather-looking dress shoes.

Footwear: Shoes should be clean, comfortable, and in good repair. They should be solid-colored in one of the colors listed (95% or more of a particular color without pattern) and should not draw undue attention to the wearer. Proper shoe attire varies between non-formal and formal uniform requirements, as well as acceptable use of winter snow boots (which varies by grade). Please check the specific uniform requirement list for clarification. No sandals are permitted.

Uniform Policy & Pictorial Handbook

Upcoming Dates

June 24 - Report Cards Posted

July 4 - School Office Closed

July 5 - Summer Office Hours Begin [M–Th; 9am–3pm]

July 7 - Music on the Field

July 18–Aug. 5 - School Office Closed

Aug. 8 - School Office Re-opens