October 7 - 13, 2021

Current School News

Current School News

October 7 - 13, 2021

All School

Upcoming Oaks Family Nights
Thur., Oct. 7 – Oaks vs PCS - Brats
Fri., Oct. 15 – Oaks vs SCCS - Pulled Pork

Bring the whole family to cheer on our Oaks soccer and volleyball teams. For $5 per person (family maximum - $20) you will receive dinner and admission to all the games. 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!!!

Dinner will be served from 5–7 pm

Thursday, October 7 - The Oaks vs Pullman Christian
4:00pm – Soccer & Jr High Volleyball
5:15pm – JV Volleyball; 6:30pm – Varsity Volleyball
This week we'll be serving up Brats!

Friday, October 15 - The Oaks vs Spokane Classical
4:00pm – Soccer; 4:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
5:45pm – JV Volleyball; 7:00pm – Varsity Volleyball
This week we'll be serving up Pulled Pork!

In-Service Day (No School) - Fri., Oct. 8

There will not be school on Friday, October 8 for an ACCS Teacher In-Service Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

Lost & Found - Thurs., Oct. 14

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.

No School - Thurs. & Fri., Oct. 21 & 22

Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday & Friday, October 21 & 22, so there will be no school for students these days. Please see the details regarding sign-ups in the Grammar and Logic & Rhetoric news sections below.

Cross Country - A Thank You From Coach Kimball

Thank you to many of you who helped with the cross-country meet last Friday (10/1). Even though we pulled out of the parochial league this year, we honored our commitment to host this race for the league. And due to help from many Oaks families, our race ran smoothly. The director of the league was impressed with how well it was run and how faithfully we honored the league's guidelines for races this year. So thank you for coming together and leaving such a good reputation behind us.
Also, although there were about 8 teams at the race, The Oaks won in five of the eight age groups. It might not be all about winning, but it is fun to win. Winning was a bonus on top of an already successful event. Thank you to all those who helped make it happen.
Coach Kimball

Oaks Scarves - $15 ea. (tax included)

Stop by the office to buy your Oaks scarf and then keep warm while cheering on our Oaks teams! Scarves will also be available for purchase at all events and can be paid for through your Jupiter account or with cash or check during school office hours.

Excused (Planned) Absence Forms on Jupiter

If your child will be missing school due to a planned absence please print and complete the Excused Absence Form available under Forms in Jupiter. This form should be turned into the school office at least 3 days prior to the absence. Please note, your child is still responsible for collecting homework ahead of time and completing it during his absence. Please contact the school office if you have any questions.

Formal Uniform Mondays

Students are beginning the week looking sharp in their formal uniforms each Monday. What a beautiful sight at Cantabile! *We recognize that many families are still waiting on back ordered formal uniform pieces and ask that you do the best you can (see the notes in the uniform section below for further details). Our hope is that formal Mondays will be a way of further strengthening and beautifying The Oaks community and will be a blessing to all.

Ladies' Prayer - Mondays

All Oaks Grandmas, Moms, and younger siblings are welcome to attend the Ladies' Prayer group on Mondays from 8:30 to 9:30am in the sanctuary foyer. If you have any questions please contact Margaret Dowers (contact info. available on the Family Directory).

The Gathering Place (aka The Oaks Coffee Bar) - Wednesdays

The Oaks Coffee Bar, The Gathering Place, will be open for business every Wednesday from 7:30–8:25am. All are welcome to partake in this wonderful Wednesday morning delight! Stop by the MP foyer to enjoy hot coffee, tasty breakfast treats, and enjoyable company. *The coffee bar closes at 8:25am so that all students may get to class on time, but adults are welcome to stay and visit further.
The Gathering Place - The Oaks Coffee Bar

Friday Prayer Walks

All are invited to join in a weekly prayer walk on the school field at 2:30pm every Friday (school days only). Receive updates and pray for The Oaks' campus vision project prior to attending Cantabile in the gym at 3pm. If you have any questions please contact Margaret Dowers (contact info. available on the Family Directory).

Family Night Help - Join the fun by volunteering!

Whether you enjoy moving tables and chairs around, decorating, grilling, collecting money, or some other act of service, your help making this community event a success each time is greatly appreciated. Oaks Family Nights are scheduled throughout the school year and a volunteer sign-up is now available through Google Sheets. To access this sheet:

  • Log into Jupiter and go to Materials
  • Select School Office and click the Family Night Volunteers link which will bring you to the Google sheet.

Fall Conservatory Registrations

The Oaks Conservatory still has private lessons and classes available this fall. To view all the offerings and register go to the Conservatory website.
Conservatory Fall Flyer

UNIFORM INFORMATION & UPDATES

The 2021-22 Uniform Policy & Handbook are available on the Uniform Page.

Formal Uniform - Adjusted Expectations
With uniform items currently being back ordered, formal uniform expectations are being adjusted. If you are waiting for a back ordered formal uniform item, please follow the formal uniform requirements as closely as possible, supplementing with last year's formal pieces as needed. New families may contact Mrs. Laurie Gardner in the office for help acquiring items.

Info. from Lands' End Re: Back Ordered Items
Lands' End is still experiencing many delivery delays, port congestion, country/vendor shutdowns due to COVID, and equipment/worker shortages. This is a global issue, but as a company, Lands' End is doing all that they can and working around the clock to improve timing where they can. This includes chartering their own cargo planes, renting trucks, prioritizing containers and also marking shipments high priority when they arrive at the warehouse, focusing first on shipments with backorders.

Parents are encouraged to purchase any winter uniform needs now, so that they are not further impacted by these delays. All orders in the queue get fulfilled as products become available.
Letter from Lands' End

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 7 - Family Night!
The Oaks vs PCS @ The Oaks
4:00pm – Soccer & Jr High Volleyball
5:15pm – JV Volleyball; 6:30pm – Varsity Volleyball

Friday, October 8
4:00Pm – Cross Country Meet @ Greenbluff
The Oaks vs CCP @ Country Christian Center
5:15pm – JV Volleyball; 6:30pm – Varsity Volleyball

Monday, October 11
The Oaks vs SCCS @ The Oaks
4:00pm – Soccer

Tuesday, October 12
The Oaks vs NICS @ CCS
4:00pm – Soccer
The Oaks vs NICS @ NICS
4:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
6:15pm – JV Volleyball; 7:30pm – Varsity Volleyball

Thursday, October 14
The Oaks vs CHS @ The Oaks
4:30pm – JV Volleyball

Friday, October 15 - Family Night!
4:00pm – Cross Country Meet @ Kiwanis Park
The Oaks vs SCCS @ The Oaks
4:00pm – Soccer; 4:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
5:45pm – JV Volleyball; 7:00pm – Varsity Volleyball

Monday, October 18
The Oaks vs Valley Christian @ Valley Christian
4:00pm – Jr High Volleyball
The Oaks vs CHS @ CHS
4:45pm – JV Volleyball

Tuesday, October 19
The Oaks vs CCA @ The Oaks
4:00pm – Soccer; 4:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
5:45pm – Varsity Volleyball

Friday, October 22 
2:00pm – Cross Country Meet @ CCA
The Oaks vs PCS @ PCS
4:00pm – Soccer; 4:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
5:45pm – JV Volleyball; 7:00pm – Varsity Volleyball

Saturday, October 23 
MCL JV Volleyball Tournament @ The Oaks & The HUB
1st Game – 8:00am – The Oaks vs SCCS (HUB)

Upcoming Dates

Oct. 20 - Mid Term Grades Posted
Oct. 21–22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School)
Oct. 23 - MCL JV Volleyball Tournament
Oct. 29 - Oaks Family Night/Senior Night
Oct. 30 - MCL Jr High Volleyball Tournament
Nov. 2 - Fall Instrumental Concert (6–11th; 7:30pm)
Nov. 4 - Teachers Post "F" Notices on Jupiter
Nov. 5 - "F" Notice Admin. Letters Sent to Parents
Nov. 5–6
- MCL Soccer Tournament
- MCL Varsity Volleyball Tournament
Nov. 11–12 - NW ACCS Admin. Conference
Nov. 12
- NW ACCS Regional Choir Festival
- NW ACCS Regional Choir Concert (7pm)
Nov. 16 - Picture Day
Nov. 19
- End of 1st Quarter
- Conservatory Faculty Recital (2–3pm)
Nov. 22–26 - Thanksgiving Break

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Oaks Scarves - $15 each (tax included)

 

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

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Coffee Bar

Grammar School

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thurs. & Fri., Oct. 21 & 22
*sign-up in the school office

Grammar school parent/teacher conferences will be held Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22. Every grammar school parent is asked to sign up for a conference with their child's teacher during this scheduled time. Conference sign-ups are available in the school office. Please stop by to schedule your conference.

Student–Parent Handbook Agreement - Due Fri., Oct. 22

Please read the 2021-22 Student–Parent Handbook and complete the Student–Parent Handbook Agreement (available in Jupiter, under Forms) by Friday, October 22. Printed copies of the handbook are available in the school office if you would prefer.

Absentee Reminders

When your child is home sick, please notify his teacher and the school office prior to 10am. Grammar teachers will gather school work throughout the day and have it available in the classroom after school to be picked up by a parent or sibling. It's extremely helpful for students to keep up on their school work as much as they are able while home sick and the teachers are eager to help keep your child on track while missing a day or two.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

PSAT - Wed., Oct. 13
*Registration Due Thurs., Oct. 7

The PSAT test will be administered at The Oaks Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 8:30am-12:30pm for 9–11th grade students. The PSAT serves to give students an indication of how they will perform on the SAT test for college admissions. This test also serves to establish juniors who qualify for the National Merit Scholarship competition which identifies the top academic students in the country.

11th Grade – Juniors are automatically registered to take this test, as it is a graduation requirement. Please pay the $18 test fee in the office or through Jupiter by Thursday October 7. 

9th & 10th Grades – Sophomores and Freshmen are also welcome to take this test for practice. The PSAT registration form is available under Forms in Jupiter. Please complete this form to register. The registration and test fee of $18 per student is due by Thursday, October 7. You may pay with check or cash in the school office or with a credit card through Jupiter.

Practice tests are available on Khan Academy to help students prepare for the PSAT test.

College Financial Aid & Scholarship Workshop - Mon., Oct. 11 at 7pm

High school parents and students are invited to join College & Career Counseling Director, Mrs. Lynn Gibson, for a comprehensive and interactive evening discussing FAFSA, financial aid, and winning scholarships. The workshop will be Monday, October 11 from 7–9pm, in room MP #3 (Mrs. Kim's classroom). Please RSVP to Mrs. Lynn Gibson to ensure you receive handouts.
College Financial Aid & Scholarship Workshop Flyer

Dance Instruction - Thurs., Oct. 14

The Logic & Rhetoric School will be following an activity schedule (see schedules) on Thursday, October 14th, allowing them the opportunity to participate in some dance instruction at the end of the day, led by Mrs. Heidy Cartwright. Several dance instruction days are scheduled throughout the 1st semester in preparation for the High School's Winter Dance, which is scheduled for Saturday, January 15. Any parents who would like to participate in the instruction (and the dance) are encouraged to join in the fun!

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Wed., Thurs., Fri. - Oct. 20-22
*sign-ups available in the school office

Logic & Rhetoric School Parent/Teacher conferences will be held Wednesday evening, Thursday day & evening, and Friday day. Parents who would like to meet with one or more of their child's teachers are asked to sign up during this scheduled time. 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-ups are available in the school office. Please stop by to schedule your conference.

College Brown Bag Schedule

High school 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. Bring your sack lunch and your questions! Parents are welcome as well. See the schedule below for a complete list of visiting colleges.
College Brown Bag Schedule

FAFSA Info. for Class of 2022 Parents

The FAFSA opened on Oct. 1. Should you bother to fill it out? Perhaps you feel it isn't worth it. Mrs. Lynn Gibson shares this link of input from experts in the financial aid field: College Admissions Strategies You are also welcome to attend the upcoming College Financial Aid & Scholarship Workshop to learn why some college financial aid is "first come, first served."

Absentee School Work

If your child is home sick please call the school office prior to 10am to let them know. For Logic & Rhetoric students, the secretaries will send a request for school work to each of your child's teachers. The teachers will then send you and your child any work they missed that day. It is helpful for your child to stay caught up on school work to the best of their ability while home sick, as it will ease the transition when they are healthy and back at school. The office and the teachers are eager to help you make it a little easier.

Off-Campus Event Application Form On Jupiter

If your logic or rhetoric school child is planning to participate in a non-Oaks extracurricular activity that requires him to miss any amount of school, please print and complete the Off-Campus Event Application Form available in Forms on Jupiter. This would include driver's education, sports programs, private lessons, work, etc. Please contact the office if you have questions.

Mock Trial

Mr. Welch and Miss Woodroof hosted a Mock Trial informational meeting recently during lunch--accompanied by jambalaya and fresh-baked bread--and were thrilled to see over 20 interested students attend the meeting. There may be enough for two teams! It's not too late to sign up, even if your child missed the meeting. Please get in touch with Mr. Welch or Miss Woodroof for more information if your 9–12th grader is interested in joining the team. A parent meeting will be announced in the near future. We're excited for the inaugural season of The Oaks Mock Trial Team!

Grammar School

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thurs. & Fri., Oct. 21 & 22
*sign-up in the school office

Grammar school parent/teacher conferences will be held Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22. Every grammar school parent is asked to sign up for a conference with their child's teacher during this scheduled time. Conference sign-ups are available in the school office. Please stop by to schedule your conference.

Student–Parent Handbook Agreement - Due Fri., Oct. 22

Please read the 2021-22 Student–Parent Handbook and complete the Student–Parent Handbook Agreement (available in Jupiter, under Forms) by Friday, October 22. Printed copies of the handbook are available in the school office if you would prefer.

Absentee Reminders

When your child is home sick, please notify his teacher and the school office prior to 10am. Grammar teachers will gather school work throughout the day and have it available in the classroom after school to be picked up by a parent or sibling. It's extremely helpful for students to keep up on their school work as much as they are able while home sick and the teachers are eager to help keep your child on track while missing a day or two.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

PSAT - Wed., Oct. 13
*Registration Due Thurs., Oct. 7

The PSAT test will be administered at The Oaks Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 8:30am-12:30pm for 9–11th grade students. The PSAT serves to give students an indication of how they will perform on the SAT test for college admissions. This test also serves to establish juniors who qualify for the National Merit Scholarship competition which identifies the top academic students in the country.

11th Grade – Juniors are automatically registered to take this test, as it is a graduation requirement. Please pay the $18 test fee in the office or through Jupiter by Thursday October 7. 

9th & 10th Grades – Sophomores and Freshmen are also welcome to take this test for practice. The PSAT registration form is available under Forms in Jupiter. Please complete this form to register. The registration and test fee of $18 per student is due by Thursday, October 7. You may pay with check or cash in the school office or with a credit card through Jupiter.

Practice tests are available on Khan Academy to help students prepare for the PSAT test.

College Financial Aid & Scholarship Workshop - Mon., Oct. 11 at 7pm

High school parents and students are invited to join College & Career Counseling Director, Mrs. Lynn Gibson, for a comprehensive and interactive evening discussing FAFSA, financial aid, and winning scholarships. The workshop will be Monday, October 11 from 7–9pm, in room MP #3 (Mrs. Kim's classroom). Please RSVP to Mrs. Lynn Gibson to ensure you receive handouts.
College Financial Aid & Scholarship Workshop Flyer

Dance Instruction - Thurs., Oct. 14

The Logic & Rhetoric School will be following an activity schedule (see schedules) on Thursday, October 14th, allowing them the opportunity to participate in some dance instruction at the end of the day, led by Mrs. Heidy Cartwright. Several dance instruction days are scheduled throughout the 1st semester in preparation for the High School's Winter Dance, which is scheduled for Saturday, January 15. Any parents who would like to participate in the instruction (and the dance) are encouraged to join in the fun!

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Wed., Thurs., Fri. - Oct. 20-22
*sign-ups available in the school office

Logic & Rhetoric School Parent/Teacher conferences will be held Wednesday evening, Thursday day & evening, and Friday day. Parents who would like to meet with one or more of their child's teachers are asked to sign up during this scheduled time. 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-ups are available in the school office. Please stop by to schedule your conference.

College Brown Bag Schedule

High school 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. Bring your sack lunch and your questions! Parents are welcome as well. See the schedule below for a complete list of visiting colleges.
College Brown Bag Schedule

FAFSA Info. for Class of 2022 Parents

The FAFSA opened on Oct. 1. Should you bother to fill it out? Perhaps you feel it isn't worth it. Mrs. Lynn Gibson shares this link of input from experts in the financial aid field: College Admissions Strategies You are also welcome to attend the upcoming College Financial Aid & Scholarship Workshop to learn why some college financial aid is "first come, first served."

Absentee School Work

If your child is home sick please call the school office prior to 10am to let them know. For Logic & Rhetoric students, the secretaries will send a request for school work to each of your child's teachers. The teachers will then send you and your child any work they missed that day. It is helpful for your child to stay caught up on school work to the best of their ability while home sick, as it will ease the transition when they are healthy and back at school. The office and the teachers are eager to help you make it a little easier.

Off-Campus Event Application Form On Jupiter

If your logic or rhetoric school child is planning to participate in a non-Oaks extracurricular activity that requires him to miss any amount of school, please print and complete the Off-Campus Event Application Form available in Forms on Jupiter. This would include driver's education, sports programs, private lessons, work, etc. Please contact the office if you have questions.

Mock Trial

Mr. Welch and Miss Woodroof hosted a Mock Trial informational meeting recently during lunch--accompanied by jambalaya and fresh-baked bread--and were thrilled to see over 20 interested students attend the meeting. There may be enough for two teams! It's not too late to sign up, even if your child missed the meeting. Please get in touch with Mr. Welch or Miss Woodroof for more information if your 9–12th grader is interested in joining the team. A parent meeting will be announced in the near future. We're excited for the inaugural season of The Oaks Mock Trial Team!

Upcoming Dates

Oct. 20 - Mid Term Grades Posted
Oct. 21–22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School)
Oct. 23 - MCL JV Volleyball Tournament
Oct. 29 - Oaks Family Night/Senior Night
Oct. 30 - MCL Jr High Volleyball Tournament
Nov. 2 - Fall Instrumental Concert (6–11th; 7:30pm)
Nov. 4 - Teachers Post "F" Notices on Jupiter
Nov. 5 - "F" Notice Admin. Letters Sent to Parents
Nov. 5–6
- MCL Soccer Tournament
- MCL Varsity Volleyball Tournament
Nov. 11–12 - NW ACCS Admin. Conference
Nov. 12
- NW ACCS Regional Choir Festival
- NW ACCS Regional Choir Concert (7pm)
Nov. 16 - Picture Day
Nov. 19
- End of 1st Quarter
- Conservatory Faculty Recital (2–3pm)
Nov. 22–26 - Thanksgiving Break