October 8 - 14, 2020

Current School News

October 8 - 14, 2020

All School

In-Service Day (NO SCHOOL) - Fri., Oct. 9

There will be no school Friday, October 9th for a Teacher In-Service day.

Lost & Found - Wed., Oct. 14

Lost & found items will be set out in the MP foyer on Wednesday. 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.

Ladies' Prayer Coffee - Thurs., Oct. 15

The Oaks' Ladies' Thursday morning prayer begins Thurs., Oct., 15 at 8:30am. The ladies will be hosting a coffee at this first meeting and invite all Oaks ladies to join. Please see the invitation below.

Prayer Coffee Invitation

Moms' Prayer Walks - Fridays at 2:30pm

All Oaks moms are welcome to join us for Friday afternoon "prayer walks" on The Oaks field at 2:30pm every week. 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.

Latin Boot Camp

Thanks to Mr. Eric Indgjerd and Mr. Ross Tasche for their excellent and enthusiastic tutelage of all who attended the recent Latin Boot Camp morning. We are grateful for their expertise and affection for lingua Latina which blesses us all. Excelsior!

Yearbooks

The 2019-20 yearbooks are available for pick up in the school office.

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.

Calendar

The most current school calendar is available on the "Calendar & Schedules" page of the website. A couple of changes to pay particular attention to.

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - There will be no school Thurs. & Fri., Oct. Oct. 22-23. We will have regular school hours Wed., Oct. 21
  • Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 23 -27 - Thanksgiving break this year will be the entire week.

Jupiter Tid-Bits - Messaging

Did you know that you can email your child's teachers, office staff, and administrators through Jupiter? To do so, go to "messages", click "new message", and then select the teacher you would like to email in the drop down menu. This menu also gives you the option for a school directory which includes all staff, their titles, and phone numbers. More information is available on our Jupiter Help page and there are many helpful short video tutorials on Jupiter. 

Upcoming Dates

Jan. 15 - Conservatory Recital (6:30pm - Sanctuary)
Jan. 15 - Poetry Out Loud Competition (9th-12th grades)
Jan. 18 - Open House (9-11am)
Jan. 21 - "F" Notices Posted on Jupiter
Jan. 21 - Instrumental Concert (7pm - Gym)
Jan. 26 - PSAT test administered at The Oaks
Jan. 26-28 - Spring Musical Auditions
Jan. 29 - Kindergarten Priority Registration Due
Feb. 1 - Kindergarten Open Enrollment Begins
Feb. 2-5 - Logic & Rhetoric School Finals
Feb. 5 - End of 2nd Quarter
Feb. 5 - ACH Paperwork Due
Feb. 5 - Logic & Rhetoric Schools End of Semester Celebration (1-3pm)
Feb. 8 - Spring Musical Rehearsals Begin
Feb. 8-12 - ERB Testing (3rd-10th)
Feb. 9 - 8th Grade Parent Meeting (6:30pm)
Feb. 12 - 2nd Quarter Grades Posted on Jupiter
Feb. 12 - 1st-12th Grade Priority Registration Due
Feb. 15-19 - Mid-Winter Break

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.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

College Financial Aid and Scholarship Workshop - Mon., Oct. 12 at 7pm

Families of 9th-12th grade students are welcome to join a College Financial Aid and Scholarship Virtual Workshop (via Zoom), Mon., Oct. 12, 7-8pm. Mrs. Lynn Gibson, Director of College and Career Counseling, will give an overview of the types of college aid, tips on filing your FAFSA, scholarships to consider, and the "real cost" of college. See the flyer below for more information. For questions, please contact Mrs. Gibson. The Zoom link for this meeting is available on the Jupiter calendar.

College Financial Aid and Scholarship Workshop Flyer

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.

Rhetoric School Blazers

All Oaks Rhetoric School students (10th-12th grades) are being gifted a navy, hopsack, Lands' End blazer which will become a part of the formal uniform this year. Before we can place the order we need to collect sizes for each rhetoric student. Parents, using the charts below, please take your child's measurements and email them to the school office. There are samples of the blazers available to try on if you would like to come by the office to do so.

Boys Hopsack Blazer Size Chart
Boys Tailored Fit Hopsack Blazer Size Chart
Girls Hopsack Blazer Size Chart

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.

Uniform Notes

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:

  • Belts -- Young men in the Logic and Rhetoric Schools should wear a black or brown, leather or leather-looking belt each day.
  • Shoes -- Shoe guidelines have changed for both everyday and formal uniform. Please note color changes and heel height limitations.
  • Skirts/Skorts -- Skirt or skort length for ladies should be no more than 2" above the knee. Lands' End does carry tall sizes in some items, and some skirts come in "below the knee" lengths for those who are blessed with extra height! Lands' End also offers a custom sizing option for a flat fee. Alternative formal skirts are also available through Lands' End for this year for those who have outgrown the Hilfiger bias-cut skirt. Parents, your help in attending to this requirement with your own young ladies is a great blessing to their teachers!
  • Hair -- As we work to adopt changes and more closely follow our existing uniform policies, please note our existing hair policies for young ladies and young men: Students will keep their hair neat, clean, well groomed, and in traditional styles and colors. Boys shall not have any facial hair. Boys will keep their hair short with the back length no longer than the top of the shirt collar. Boys' hair is not to be bleached, highlighted, or cut or worn in a way to bring undue attention. Girls' hair may be tastefully and conservatively highlighted. Girls may wear hair accessories that are moderate in size and match uniform colors. Hats are not acceptable in the classroom or school buildings for either boys or girls.

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.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

College Financial Aid and Scholarship Workshop - Mon., Oct. 12 at 7pm

Families of 9th-12th grade students are welcome to join a College Financial Aid and Scholarship Virtual Workshop (via Zoom), Mon., Oct. 12, 7-8pm. Mrs. Lynn Gibson, Director of College and Career Counseling, will give an overview of the types of college aid, tips on filing your FAFSA, scholarships to consider, and the "real cost" of college. See the flyer below for more information. For questions, please contact Mrs. Gibson. The Zoom link for this meeting is available on the Jupiter calendar.

College Financial Aid and Scholarship Workshop Flyer

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.

Rhetoric School Blazers

All Oaks Rhetoric School students (10th-12th grades) are being gifted a navy, hopsack, Lands' End blazer which will become a part of the formal uniform this year. Before we can place the order we need to collect sizes for each rhetoric student. Parents, using the charts below, please take your child's measurements and email them to the school office. There are samples of the blazers available to try on if you would like to come by the office to do so.

Boys Hopsack Blazer Size Chart
Boys Tailored Fit Hopsack Blazer Size Chart
Girls Hopsack Blazer Size Chart

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.

Uniform Notes

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:

  • Belts -- Young men in the Logic and Rhetoric Schools should wear a black or brown, leather or leather-looking belt each day.
  • Shoes -- Shoe guidelines have changed for both everyday and formal uniform. Please note color changes and heel height limitations.
  • Skirts/Skorts -- Skirt or skort length for ladies should be no more than 2" above the knee. Lands' End does carry tall sizes in some items, and some skirts come in "below the knee" lengths for those who are blessed with extra height! Lands' End also offers a custom sizing option for a flat fee. Alternative formal skirts are also available through Lands' End for this year for those who have outgrown the Hilfiger bias-cut skirt. Parents, your help in attending to this requirement with your own young ladies is a great blessing to their teachers!
  • Hair -- As we work to adopt changes and more closely follow our existing uniform policies, please note our existing hair policies for young ladies and young men: Students will keep their hair neat, clean, well groomed, and in traditional styles and colors. Boys shall not have any facial hair. Boys will keep their hair short with the back length no longer than the top of the shirt collar. Boys' hair is not to be bleached, highlighted, or cut or worn in a way to bring undue attention. Girls' hair may be tastefully and conservatively highlighted. Girls may wear hair accessories that are moderate in size and match uniform colors. Hats are not acceptable in the classroom or school buildings for either boys or girls.

Upcoming Dates

Jan. 15 - Conservatory Recital (6:30pm - Sanctuary)
Jan. 15 - Poetry Out Loud Competition (9th-12th grades)
Jan. 18 - Open House (9-11am)
Jan. 21 - "F" Notices Posted on Jupiter
Jan. 21 - Instrumental Concert (7pm - Gym)
Jan. 26 - PSAT test administered at The Oaks
Jan. 26-28 - Spring Musical Auditions
Jan. 29 - Kindergarten Priority Registration Due
Feb. 1 - Kindergarten Open Enrollment Begins
Feb. 2-5 - Logic & Rhetoric School Finals
Feb. 5 - End of 2nd Quarter
Feb. 5 - ACH Paperwork Due
Feb. 5 - Logic & Rhetoric Schools End of Semester Celebration (1-3pm)
Feb. 8 - Spring Musical Rehearsals Begin
Feb. 8-12 - ERB Testing (3rd-10th)
Feb. 9 - 8th Grade Parent Meeting (6:30pm)
Feb. 12 - 2nd Quarter Grades Posted on Jupiter
Feb. 12 - 1st-12th Grade Priority Registration Due
Feb. 15-19 - Mid-Winter Break