January 20 - 26, 2022

Current School News

Current School News

January 20 - 26, 2022

Parent Education Corner

"Now I am concerned, first and last, to maintain that unless you can save the fathers, you cannot save the children; that at present we cannot save others, for we cannot save ourselves. We cannot teach citizenship if we are not citizens; we cannot free others if we have forgotten the appetite of freedom. Education is only truth in a state of transmission; and how can we pass on truth if it has never come into our hand?"
- G.K. Chesterton, What's Wrong With the World

Thank you to all who attended the Parent Academy Movie Night! It was really great to fellowship and learn together. Stay tuned for further reflections on the evening.

All School

Oaks Family Night - Fri., Jan. 21 – Oaks vs Kootenai

Bring the whole family to cheer on our Oaks basketball teams for the last Family Night of the season! 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 with Oaks fans and root on our teams. GO OAKS!!!

Dinner will be served from 5–7 pm. This week we will be serving up Hamburgers.

Friday, January 21 - The Oaks vs Kootenai
4:00–JV Boys Basketball
5:30–Varsity Girls Basketball
7:00–Varsity Boys Basketball

2022 Talent Show Information
* Sign-ups: Jan. 24–28 (during music classes)
* Try-outs: Feb. 14–18 (during music/choir class times)

The Oaks 2022 Talent Show is coming this spring (date TBD)! Students who are interested in participating should start planning and preparing their pieces now. Try-outs will be held during class music times the week of February 14, with sign-ups available the week of Jan. 24. Please read the Talent Show Information Letter for all the details.

Lost & Found - Thurs., Jan. 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.

Last Day of Semester - Fri., Feb. 4
* Cantabile at 12:30pm
* Early Dismissal at 12:45pm

Friday, February 4 is the last day of the 1st semester of school. As such, all students will be dismissed at 12:45pm, following a 12:30 Cantabile.

Picture Re-Takes & All School Photo - Mon., Feb. 7

Picture re-take day and the all school photo are scheduled for Monday, February 7. As with every Monday, formal uniforms shall be worn by all students. Re-take orders may be made online when available.
Online Ordering

Continuous Enrollment & Priority Registration for '22-23 School Year
* Mon., Jan. 31  – Kindergarten Priority Registration Due
* Tues., Feb. 1 – Kindergarten Open Enrollment Begins

* Fri., Feb. 4 – Withdrawal Form Due for families unenrolling
* Fri., Feb. 11 – 1st–12th Grade Priority Registration Due
* Tues., Mar. 1 – 1st–12th Grade Open Enrollment Begins
* Fri., Mar. 4 – Enrollment Fee Automatically Withdrawn ($250 per student)

The 2022-23 enrollment season has now begun. Current kindergarten through 11th grade students will be automatically enrolled for the upcoming school year. And current families are now able to enroll any new students during the priority registration time. To enroll a new student (K–12th) for the 2022-23 school year please complete the Current Family New Student Application, available under Forms in Jupiter. Kindergarten priority registration is due by Monday, January 31 and 1–12th grade priority registration is due by Friday, February 11. Any families desiring to unenroll for the 2022-23 school year should complete the Student Withdrawal Form on Jupiter by Friday, February 4.

The Continuous Enrollment Letter and Information with further details regarding 2022-23 enrollment was emailed to all current families and sent home with your child.

Friday Pizza Hot Lunch
* Weekly orders must be placed by Wed. at 3pm
* Monthly orders must be placed by the 1st Wed. of the month at 3pm

Pizza hot lunch is being offered on Fridays once again!  Orders may be placed via Jupiter and paid with cash or check in the school office or with a credit card through Jupiter. You may order a month at a time or a week at a time. Follow the steps below to place your order

  1. Go to Forms in Jupiter and select either Pizza Lunch Order - MONTHLY (to order for the entire month) OR Pizza Lunch Order - WEEKLY (to order for the week).
  2. Select the number of slices you would like to order and/or sides.
  3. Hit Submit
  4. Go to the top of your screen, select your next child, and repeat the process. You will need to submit an order for each child individually.
  5. The office will enter the fee on your Jupiter invoice on Thursday morning. You may pay with cash or check in the school office or with a card through Jupiter.
  6. Hot lunch helpers will then check off orders as students pick up their lunch on Friday. 

Additional Notes:

  • All orders must be submitted by 3pm on Wednesday prior for weekly orders (1st Wednesday of the month for monthly orders). The forms will be locked after this time. New forms for the upcoming week will be posted each Friday afternoon.
  • Fees are non-refundable & non-transferable once the due date has passed.

Volunteers are always appreciated. If you would like to serve on the pizza hot lunch crew please sign up on the 2021-22 Volunteer Sign-ups, available in Jupiter under Materials and School Office.

UPCOMING BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

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 Athletics Director Letter. For details & directions to away games please view the basketball calendars.

Friday, January 21 - FAMILY NIGHT!
The Oaks vs KTSI (Home Game)
4:00–JV Boys
5:30–Varsity Girls
7:00–Varsity Boys

Saturday, January 22
The Oaks vs CCP (Away Game)
10:30–JV Boys
12:00–Varsity Boys

Monday, January 24
The Oaks vs PCS (Away Game)
4:00–JV Boys
5:30–Varsity Girls
7:00–Varsity Boys

Tuesday, January 25
The Oaks vs CCS (Home Game)
4:00–JV Boys
5:30–Varsity Girls
7:00–Varsity Boys

Thursday, January 27
The Oaks vs NICS (Home Game)
4:00–JV Boys
5:30–Varsity Girls
7:00–Varsity Boys

Friday & Saturday, January 28 & 29
Mountain Christian League JV Boys Basketball Tournament at Real Life Ministries Post Falls
When available, tournament details will be posted on the Mountain Christian League website.

Monday, January 31
The Oaks vs SAC (Home Game)
4:00–JV Boys
5:30–Varsity Girls
7:00–Varsity Boys

Thursday–Saturday, February 3–5
Mountain Christian League Varsity Boys & Girls Basketball Tournament at The Oaks
When available, tournament details will be posted on the Mountain Christian League website.

Upcoming Dates

Jan. 20 - Teachers Post "F" Notices on Jupiter
Jan. 21 - "F" Notice Admin. Letters Sent to Parents
Jan. 21 - Oaks Family Night
Jan. 28–29 - JV Boys Basketball Tournament
Jan. 31 - Kindergarten Priority Registration Due
Feb. 1 - Kindergarten Open Enrollment Begins
Feb. 2–4 - Logic & Rhetoric School Semester Tests
Feb. 3–5 - Boys & Girls Varsity Basketball Tournament
Feb. 4 - End of 2nd Quarter (early dismissal at 12:45pm)
- Cantabile at 12:30pm
- Protocol RSVP Due (9–12th Grades)
- Withdrawal Form Due (for families unenrolling for '22-23)
Feb. 7 - Picture Re-Takes & All School Photo
- Spring Musical Rehearsals Begin
Feb. 11 - 2nd Quarter Report Cards Posted
- 1st–12th Grade Priority Registration Due
Feb. 15 - Logic & Rhetoric Christmas Concert
Feb. 21–25 - Mid-Winter Break (No School)

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

Protocol Announcement Pic

Grammar School

Classroom Speech Meet - Wed., Mar. 16

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 16 for this year's Grammar School Classroom Speech Meets. Additional details will be sent home with your child soon. 

Grade Alerts in Jupiter

Would you like to receive a brief text or email each week that allows you to see your child's current grades in each subject? If so, click the "Settings" tab in Jupiter and update your settings accordingly.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

January Scripture Memorization

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him." When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. So they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet: 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.'" Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back to word to me, that I may come and worship Him also." When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshipped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.

Matthew 2:1–12

Rhetoric School Semester Tests - Students Leaving Campus Protocols
Wed.–Thurs., Feb. 2–3

During semester tests, Wednesday and Thursday, February 2 and 3, Rhetoric students (10-12th grades) may arrive to campus on time for their test and leave campus once all tests for the day are completed. Any students planning to leave campus early must turn a parent permission note into the school office no later than 3:30pm Monday, January 31. A permission note is available under "Forms" in Jupiter for your use. Students will need to sign out in the school office when leaving early. Students will not be allowed to make phone calls to receive permission the day of, so please plan ahead. While on campus, during the school day, all students are expected to be in uniform. Please note, that all students will have a regular school day on Monday and Tuesday, January 31 and February 1. Students will be dismissed early on Friday, February 4 at 12:45pm, following Cantabile.
Rhetoric School 1st Semester Test Schedule

Protocol 2022 - An Evening of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty - Sat., Mar., 12
* RSVP Due Fri., Feb. 4 (form available on Jupiter)
* Payment Due Fri., Mar. 4 

WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 5–9pm
WHERE: Beacon Hill Event Venue
WHAT: An evening of truth, goodness, and beauty to include a formal dinner, private performance of the Spokane Symphony Quartet, resident storyteller, and professional photographer capturing the memories.
ATTIRE: Semi-formal
* Ladies - mid-calf to ankle length, full coverage, wide strapped or sleeved dress or skirt; dress shoes; dress wrap or jacket - Ladies' Protocol Attire Ideas
* Gentlemen - suit or jacket with dress pants; tie; belt; dress shoes; dress socks - Gentlemen's Protocol Attire Ideas
RSVP: Due by Friday, February 4 (form available on Jupiter)
COST: $125 per person, with scholarships available. Payment due by Friday, March 4 (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 9th 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.
Protocol Announcement

AM Activity Schedule for All School Photo - Mon., Feb. 7

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an AM activity schedule on Monday, February 7 as the entire school will be participating in the all school photo beginning at 8:30am.

Activity Schedule for Christmas Concert Rehearsals
Mon. & Tues., Feb. 14 & 15

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule on Monday and Tuesday, February 14 and 15, to incorporate in additional Christmas concert rehearsals from 2 to 3pm each of these days.

Christmas Choir & Instrumental Concert Rescheduled - Tues., Feb. 15 [7:00pm]

The Logic & Rhetoric School Choir & Instrumental Concert has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 15 in the gym, beginning at 7pm. All secondary students (7–12th grades) are a part of this concert and should wear their formal uniforms.

  • Orchestra students (6–11th) – Meet in MP11 (Music Room) at 6:30pm and then be in your orchestra seats, in the gym, by 6:40pm to tune and have a brief warm-up scale or two.
  • Choir students (7–12th) – Meet in the sanctuary at 6:30pm.

Juniors: SAT School Day - Wed., Mar. 23
* Payment Due Fri., Feb. 11

The Oaks will offer the official CollegeBoard SAT test on Wednesday, March 23, at our school for all juniors. This test day is for juniors only, who are automatically registered as it is a graduation requirement. Payment is due by Friday, February 11. You may pay with a credit card through the parent portal on Jupiter. You may also bring cash or check to the school office. See the flyer for further details.
SAT School Day Flyer

Juniors (and all high school students) are also welcome to take the SAT test during one of the national Saturday test sittings. For dates and test sites please visit The CollegeBoard website.

Snow Boots and Formal Uniforms

On formal uniform days, students may wear snow boots if snow has fallen the evening before or morning of school. We hope this change will help your children protect their leather shoes from undue damage. Outside of snow days, please continue to follow the formal uniform guide for shoe selections. Thank you!

Seniors: WSPE Engineering Scholarship now Accepting Applications

The Washington Society of Professional Engineers is pleased to announce the availability of applications for the Carl M. Hansen Foundation Engineering Scholarship. The application is due February 7, 2022. For questions, please contact Leonard Byrne at (509)928-8561.
2022 Carl Hansen Engineering Scholarship Application

Grammar School

Classroom Speech Meet - Wed., Mar. 16

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 16 for this year's Grammar School Classroom Speech Meets. Additional details will be sent home with your child soon. 

Grade Alerts in Jupiter

Would you like to receive a brief text or email each week that allows you to see your child's current grades in each subject? If so, click the "Settings" tab in Jupiter and update your settings accordingly.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

January Scripture Memorization

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him." When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. So they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet: 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.'" Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back to word to me, that I may come and worship Him also." When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshipped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.

Matthew 2:1–12

Rhetoric School Semester Tests - Students Leaving Campus Protocols
Wed.–Thurs., Feb. 2–3

During semester tests, Wednesday and Thursday, February 2 and 3, Rhetoric students (10-12th grades) may arrive to campus on time for their test and leave campus once all tests for the day are completed. Any students planning to leave campus early must turn a parent permission note into the school office no later than 3:30pm Monday, January 31. A permission note is available under "Forms" in Jupiter for your use. Students will need to sign out in the school office when leaving early. Students will not be allowed to make phone calls to receive permission the day of, so please plan ahead. While on campus, during the school day, all students are expected to be in uniform. Please note, that all students will have a regular school day on Monday and Tuesday, January 31 and February 1. Students will be dismissed early on Friday, February 4 at 12:45pm, following Cantabile.
Rhetoric School 1st Semester Test Schedule

Protocol 2022 - An Evening of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty - Sat., Mar., 12
* RSVP Due Fri., Feb. 4 (form available on Jupiter)
* Payment Due Fri., Mar. 4 

WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 5–9pm
WHERE: Beacon Hill Event Venue
WHAT: An evening of truth, goodness, and beauty to include a formal dinner, private performance of the Spokane Symphony Quartet, resident storyteller, and professional photographer capturing the memories.
ATTIRE: Semi-formal
* Ladies - mid-calf to ankle length, full coverage, wide strapped or sleeved dress or skirt; dress shoes; dress wrap or jacket - Ladies' Protocol Attire Ideas
* Gentlemen - suit or jacket with dress pants; tie; belt; dress shoes; dress socks - Gentlemen's Protocol Attire Ideas
RSVP: Due by Friday, February 4 (form available on Jupiter)
COST: $125 per person, with scholarships available. Payment due by Friday, March 4 (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 9th 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.
Protocol Announcement

AM Activity Schedule for All School Photo - Mon., Feb. 7

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an AM activity schedule on Monday, February 7 as the entire school will be participating in the all school photo beginning at 8:30am.

Activity Schedule for Christmas Concert Rehearsals
Mon. & Tues., Feb. 14 & 15

The Logic & Rhetoric Schools will be following an activity schedule on Monday and Tuesday, February 14 and 15, to incorporate in additional Christmas concert rehearsals from 2 to 3pm each of these days.

Christmas Choir & Instrumental Concert Rescheduled - Tues., Feb. 15 [7:00pm]

The Logic & Rhetoric School Choir & Instrumental Concert has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 15 in the gym, beginning at 7pm. All secondary students (7–12th grades) are a part of this concert and should wear their formal uniforms.

  • Orchestra students (6–11th) – Meet in MP11 (Music Room) at 6:30pm and then be in your orchestra seats, in the gym, by 6:40pm to tune and have a brief warm-up scale or two.
  • Choir students (7–12th) – Meet in the sanctuary at 6:30pm.

Juniors: SAT School Day - Wed., Mar. 23
* Payment Due Fri., Feb. 11

The Oaks will offer the official CollegeBoard SAT test on Wednesday, March 23, at our school for all juniors. This test day is for juniors only, who are automatically registered as it is a graduation requirement. Payment is due by Friday, February 11. You may pay with a credit card through the parent portal on Jupiter. You may also bring cash or check to the school office. See the flyer for further details.
SAT School Day Flyer

Juniors (and all high school students) are also welcome to take the SAT test during one of the national Saturday test sittings. For dates and test sites please visit The CollegeBoard website.

Snow Boots and Formal Uniforms

On formal uniform days, students may wear snow boots if snow has fallen the evening before or morning of school. We hope this change will help your children protect their leather shoes from undue damage. Outside of snow days, please continue to follow the formal uniform guide for shoe selections. Thank you!

Seniors: WSPE Engineering Scholarship now Accepting Applications

The Washington Society of Professional Engineers is pleased to announce the availability of applications for the Carl M. Hansen Foundation Engineering Scholarship. The application is due February 7, 2022. For questions, please contact Leonard Byrne at (509)928-8561.
2022 Carl Hansen Engineering Scholarship Application

Upcoming Dates

Jan. 20 - Teachers Post "F" Notices on Jupiter
Jan. 21 - "F" Notice Admin. Letters Sent to Parents
Jan. 21 - Oaks Family Night
Jan. 28–29 - JV Boys Basketball Tournament
Jan. 31 - Kindergarten Priority Registration Due
Feb. 1 - Kindergarten Open Enrollment Begins
Feb. 2–4 - Logic & Rhetoric School Semester Tests
Feb. 3–5 - Boys & Girls Varsity Basketball Tournament
Feb. 4 - End of 2nd Quarter (early dismissal at 12:45pm)
- Cantabile at 12:30pm
- Protocol RSVP Due (9–12th Grades)
- Withdrawal Form Due (for families unenrolling for '22-23)
Feb. 7 - Picture Re-Takes & All School Photo
- Spring Musical Rehearsals Begin
Feb. 11 - 2nd Quarter Report Cards Posted
- 1st–12th Grade Priority Registration Due
Feb. 15 - Logic & Rhetoric Christmas Concert
Feb. 21–25 - Mid-Winter Break (No School)