September 22-28, 2022

Current School News

Current School News

September 22-28, 2022

Parent Education Corner

Oaks Family Scripture Reading Plan

This school year The Oaks is beginning a Bible reading plan and Scripture memory. Families are encouraged to memorize each month's selection, participate in the daily Bible reading, and use it in your homes as we read and grow in God's word as a school family. The monthly scripture will be posted at the bottom of this page each month.
Bible Reading Plan & Scripture Memory

All School

1st Family Night of the Season  – Fri., Sept. 23 – Oaks vs PCS

Bring the whole family to cheer on our Oaks soccer and volleyball teams as they take on Pullman Christian School on Friday, September 23. For $5 per person (family maximum - $20) you will receive a grilled brat dinner and admission to all the games. Wear your Oaks gear and get ready to cheer! If you would like to help with set-up, cooking, serving, and/or clean-up please contact Athletic Director, Colin Williams. Let's fill the gym and field with Oaks fans and root on our teams. GO OAKS!!!

Dinner will be served from 4:30–6:30pm

Game Times:
4:30pm – Soccer
4:00pm – Jr High Volleyball
5:15pm – JV Volleyball
6:30pm – Varsity Volleyball

All School Assembly  – Mon., Sept. 26 [8:15am] *Students meet in classrooms at 8:15am

This year's All School Assembly will be held on Monday, September 26. School will begin at 8:15am with students in the classroom. Each class will then move into the sanctuary for the All-School Assembly to celebrate the beginning of the year. Parents are welcome to join the entire school body in the sanctuary. Monday Cantabile will begin the following Monday, October 3, at 8:15am in the gym. 

Lost & Found  – Thurs., Sept. 29

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.

Family Night  – Fri., Sept. 30

Bring the whole family to cheer on our Oaks soccer and volleyball teams on Friday, September 30. For $5 per person (family maximum - $20) you will receive a pulled pork sandwich dinner and admission to all the games. Wear your Oaks gear and get ready to cheer! If you would like to help with set-up, cooking, serving, and/or clean-up please contact Athletic Director, Colin Williams. Let's fill the gym and field with Oaks fans and root on our teams. GO OAKS!!!

Dinner will be served from 5:00–7:00pm

Game Times:
4:00pm – Soccer (vs ICA)
4:15pm – Jr High Volleyball (vs Holy Family)
5:45pm – JV Volleyball (VS CCP)
7:00pm – Varsity Volleyball (vs CCP)

Higher Education Symposium – Sat., Oct. 1 [7pm] *RSVP by Fri., Sept. 23

All Oaks parents and students are invited to a Higher Education Symposium on Saturday October 1st at 7pm in the sanctuary as we gather to discuss and share a better and more Christian framework for thinking about the value and experience of college today. We are excited to welcome Dr. David Horner and Dr. Ben Merkle for this event. Please read the Higher Education Symposium Letter for more information and RSVP to the school office by Friday, September 23. Higher Education Symposium Flyer

Ladies Prayer Coffee – Mon., Oct. 3 [8:30–9:30am]

All Oaks ladies (mothers & grandmothers) are invited a Ladies Prayer Coffee on Monday, October 3 from 8:30 to 9:30am. Please see the Ladies Prayer Flyer for further details.

Friday Pizza Lunch – October Order Now Available
* All October orders must be placed by 3pm Wed., Oct. 5.
* 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. is available on the Family Directory).

2021-22 Yearbooks

Unfortunately, there was an error in the printing of the 2021-22 yearbooks. The company is re-printing these keepsakes and we should have the new order in about 4 weeks. The office will be distributing the yearbooks when they are available. Thank you for your patience!

Parking Lot Drop-off & Pick-up Instructions (for all drivers)

Please carefully review the attached parking lot etiquette and map prior to the start of school. We ask that you share this information with anyone who will be driving to and from school this year.
Parking Lot Etiquette and Map

Uniform Information

  • The 2022-23 Uniform Pictorial Guide is now available on the uniform page.
  • Lands' End:The three-year uniform transition is complete. All primary uniform items come solely through Lands' End with the exception of the following: the formal navy sweater vest & the optional navy button-front cardigan from Dennis/Uniform House, as well as the formal bowtie (opt. for 7–12th gentlemen) available in the school office. We desire to ensure that our families are being served well. We also maintain a great working relationship with Lands' End. So, if you have questions or need help with anything, please contact the school office to let us know. Please note: School uniform items with or without a logo may be exchanged within 90 days of purchase. Use the Easy Return Label found on your packing slip to receive free return shipping.
  • Opportunities for Embroidery: Going forward into the new school year, a new system will be in place for embroidering new navy sweater vests & cardigans with the school logo. These two items will continue to be purchased by families plain (from Spokane Uniform House or the Dennis website) and then embroidered through the school office. However, instead of specific drop-off deadlines, they may now be brought into the office at any time to be exchanged on-the-spot for the same item with the logo already on it. The embroidery cost is $5.95 (tax included) per item. We hope this process modification will be a blessing to everyone!
  • Restructured Uniform Closet: Along with the completion of the uniform transition, the Uniform Closet is getting an overhaul in order to serve families better! This includes stocking items such as belts, ties, socks & tights, etc. which are often immediate needs on formal uniform days. A donation of $5 per item procured, payable to the school office, is suggested in order to help cover costs associated with the maintenance & upkeep of this shared space.
  • Formal Fridays: For the 2022-23 school year Fridays will be our weekly formal uniform day. Grammar school P.E. classes will take place Monday through Thursday during the school year, making Fridays a perfect day for formal clothing.

Conservatory Registration Open!

The Oaks Conservatory registration is now open and there are lots of opportunities available this fall. So, be sure to check out The Oaks Conservatory website for complete details and to sign up today!

 Fall Conservatory Classes:
Musikgarten (preschoolers & parents - ages 3 to 5)
Primary Ballet (K–2nd grades)
Ballet 1 (3–7th grades)
Calligraphy (5–12th grades)
Drawing Class (5–12th grades)

Private Music Lessons:
Brass
Percussion
Woodwinds
Violin

Events Help Needed!

The wheels are rapidly turning in preparation for a new school year and Beth Schultz, Activities Coordinator, is looking forward to partnering with parents in planning & executing events this year. There are some awfully fun things on the calendar! Come help if you can; We'd love to work alongside you! Below is a list of events that are coming up over the next couple of months that require help. Please click on the event name to see a sign-up sheet for that particular event. Please contact Beth with any questions.

All School Assembly & Convocation (Sept. 26)
Higher Education Symposium (Oct. 1) *event is for all school families
Back-to-School Night (Oct. 4)
Teacher Training (Oct. 7)
Father & Son Breakfast (Oct. 15)
Parent/Teacher Conferences (Oct. 20–21)
Grandparents' Day (Oct. 28)

School Hours - Drop-off & Pick-up Times

School hours for the 2022-23 school year 8:30am through 3:00pm, with school beginning at 8:15am on Mondays and concluding at 3:15pm on Fridays. AM kindergarten class hours are 8:30–11:15am (beginning at 8:15am on Mondays) and PM kindergarten class hours are 12:15–3:00pm (concluding at 3:15pm on Fridays). Parents are always welcomed & encouraged to attend Cantabile on Mondays (8:15–8:30am) and Fridays (3–3:15pm).

Students may be on campus 15 minutes prior to the start of school each day (8am Mon.; 8:15 Tues.–Fri.) and should be picked up or at their after school activity 15 minutes after the conclusion of the school day (3:15pm Mon.–Thur.; 3:30pm Fri.). Any students on campus outside of these hours must be supervised by their parent or parent designee.

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 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.

Friday, September 23 - Family Night!
3:30pm – Cross Country Meet @ Kiwanis Park
The Oaks vs PCS @ The Oaks
4:00pm – Jr High Volleyball
4:30pm – Soccer
5:15pm – JV Volleyball; 6:30pm – Varsity Volleyball

Tuesday, September 27
The Oaks vs SCCS @ The Oaks
4:00pm – Soccer
4:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
5:45pm – JV Volleyball; 7:00pm – Varsity Volleyball

Thursday, September 29
The Oaks vs NICS @ NICS
4:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
The Oaks vs NICS @ Hub Sports Center
4:30pm – JV Volleyball; 5:45pm – Varsity Volleyball

Friday, September 30 - Family Night!
3:30pm – Cross Country Meet @ Valley Mission Park
The Oaks vs ICA @ The Oaks
4:00pm – Soccer
The Oaks vs Holy Family @ The Oaks
3:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
The Oaks vs CCP @ The Oaks
4:45pm – JV Volleyball; 6:00pm – Varsity Volleyball

Friday, October 7
3:30pm – Cross Country Meet @ Valley Mission Park
The Oaks vs PCS @ PCS
4:00pm – Soccer
4:00pm – Jr High Volleyball
5:15pm – JV Volleyball; 6:30pm – Varsity Volleyball

Saturday, October 8
The Oaks vs CCP @ CCP
3:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
3:00pm – JV Volleyball; 4:30pm – Varsity Volleyball

Upcoming Dates

Sept. 30

  • Family Night

Oct. 1

  • Higher Education Symposium [7pm]

Oct. 3

  • Ladies Prayer Coffee [8:30–9:30am]

Oct. 4

  • Used Uniform Sale [5:30–6:30pm]
  • Back-to-School Night (K–6th parents)[6:30pm]

Oct. 6

  • Thursday Cantabile [3–3:15pm]

Oct. 7

  • No School (In-Service Day)

Oct. 10

  • College Financial Aid Scholarship Mtg [7pm]

Oct. 12

  • PSAT Test (9–11th grades)

Oct. 14

  • Family Night

Oct. 15

  • Father/Son Breakfast [8:30am]

Oct. 17

  • Grand Tour Meeting [7pm]

Oct. 19

  • Mid-Term Grades Posted [8am]
  • Logic & Rhetoric School Parent/Teacher Conferences Begin (evening)

Oct. 20–21

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School)

Oct. 21

  • Family Night

Oct. 22

  • MCL Jr. High Volleyball Tournament

Oct. 28

  • Grandparents' Day
  • Family Night

Oct. 29

  • MCL JV Volleyball Tournament

Nov. 1

  • Fall Instrumental Concert [7pm]

Nov. 4–5

  • MCL Boys Soccer Tournament
  • MCL Varsity Volleyball Tournament
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The 1st Family Night of the season is Friday, September 23. Come cheer on your Oaks teams and enjoy dinner!

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2022 23 Parking Map
Higher Ed Symposium Flyer
Ladies Prayer Coffee

Grammar School

Student Drop-off & Pick-up Info.

Doors open at 8:15am – Classes begin at 8:30am - Dismissal at 3:00pm

Please read the Parking Lot Information above carefully for all the drop-off and pick-up details. Teachers will also be handing out flyers with your family's specific drop-off/pick-up location at the Supply Drop-off on Thursday, September 15.

Grammar Drop-off & Pick-up Locations:

  • Southeast Parking Lot - K–12th grade mixed carpools
  • Northwest Gravel Parking Lot - 3–6th grade only carpools
  • 3rd & 4th Portables (street parking) - 3–4th grade only carpools

Note:

  • North Parking Lot is for student drivers & staff only. Please do not drop-off or pick-up in this lot.
  • Student drivers should walk to the southeast lot to pick up any K–6th grade siblings.
  • Please do not park in the church parking areas anytime between 7am & 4pm on week days, unless you have received prior permission.

PERKS - Parents Engaged in Regular Acts of Kindness toward Staff

The teachers are hard at work getting ready to greet your children! It's also time to start thinking about PERKS! For those who are new, or those who'd like a reminder, PERKS stands for Parents Engaged in Regular Acts of Kindness toward Staff. It is one of the primary ways that parents show love and appreciation for teachers throughout the school year. The Grammar School PERKS Coordinator, Sophie Donoghue, is looking for 1 to 2 lead parents for each grammar school class. Those who are interested in being a PERKS parent this year, or have questions regarding the program, please reach out to Sophie Donoghue (contact info. is available on the Family Directory) or sign up using the PERKS Parent Sign-up.

2022-23 Kindergarten Hours

AM Kindergarten - 8:30–11:15am
[Mon. 8:15–11:15am]

PM kindergarten - 12:15–3:00pm
[Fri. 12:15–3:15pm]

Full day kindergarten students will enjoy a rest, recess, and lunch from 11:15–12:15 daily.

Return of Memory Period

After Monday Cantabiles, Grammar School students and teachers will remain in the gym for an efficient and lively 15 minute Memory Period. Then on Fridays, the grammar school will meet in the gym at 2:45pm for Memory Period prior to Cantabile. Parents are always welcome to participate as the grammar school seeks to sharpen their memory skills.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Logic & Rhetoric School Convocation - Mon., Sept. 26
*AM Activity Schedule

Following the All School Assembly on Monday, September 26 the Logic & Rhetoric School will continue with the 2022-23 Convocation. Parents are welcome to join the Logic & Rhetoric School in the sanctuary for this assembly. The Logic & Rhetoric School will be following an AM Activity Schedule on Monday, with the assembly & convocation as the activity.

PSAT Test - Wed., Oct. 12
*11th grade - Automatically registered, payment due by Fri., Oct. 7
*9–10th grade - Registration & payment due by Fri., Oct. 7

PSAT Registration Flyer

The PSAT test will be administered at The Oaks, 8:30am–12:30pm, on Wednesday, October 12, for students in 9–11th grades.

Juniors, you are automatically registered to take this test, as it is required. The PSAT also serves to establish juniors who qualify for the National Merit Scholarship competition which identifies the top academic students in the country.

Sophomores and Freshmen, you are welcome to take this test for practice.  The PSAT serves to give students an indication of how they will perform on the SAT test for college admissions.

The test fee of $18 is due by Friday, October 7. You may pay with check or cash in the school office or via Jupiter. To prepare, it is recommended that you take the PSAT practice test.

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 events 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.

Parent Letters from Open House

The Logic & Rhetoric School teachers enjoyed meeting with many secondary parents at the open house on Thursday, September 15. If you were unable to attend the packet of information with letters from each of your child's teachers was sent home with your eldest child this week. Please be sure to look through this valuable information.

Mock Trial Info. & Registration

Oaks High School students (9–12th grades) will once again have the opportunity to participate in Mock Trial this year. Please read the Mock Trial Parent Letter from the Mock Trial Coaches, Mr. Scott Welch & Miss Emily Woodroof, for all the details and then register your child through the form on Jupiter if he would like to participate. Questions may be directed to either Scott Welch or Emily Woodroof.

MONTHLY SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION

Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so,
But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgement,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous,
But the way of the ungodly shall perish.

- Psalm 1

Grammar School

Student Drop-off & Pick-up Info.

Doors open at 8:15am – Classes begin at 8:30am - Dismissal at 3:00pm

Please read the Parking Lot Information above carefully for all the drop-off and pick-up details. Teachers will also be handing out flyers with your family's specific drop-off/pick-up location at the Supply Drop-off on Thursday, September 15.

Grammar Drop-off & Pick-up Locations:

  • Southeast Parking Lot - K–12th grade mixed carpools
  • Northwest Gravel Parking Lot - 3–6th grade only carpools
  • 3rd & 4th Portables (street parking) - 3–4th grade only carpools

Note:

  • North Parking Lot is for student drivers & staff only. Please do not drop-off or pick-up in this lot.
  • Student drivers should walk to the southeast lot to pick up any K–6th grade siblings.
  • Please do not park in the church parking areas anytime between 7am & 4pm on week days, unless you have received prior permission.

PERKS - Parents Engaged in Regular Acts of Kindness toward Staff

The teachers are hard at work getting ready to greet your children! It's also time to start thinking about PERKS! For those who are new, or those who'd like a reminder, PERKS stands for Parents Engaged in Regular Acts of Kindness toward Staff. It is one of the primary ways that parents show love and appreciation for teachers throughout the school year. The Grammar School PERKS Coordinator, Sophie Donoghue, is looking for 1 to 2 lead parents for each grammar school class. Those who are interested in being a PERKS parent this year, or have questions regarding the program, please reach out to Sophie Donoghue (contact info. is available on the Family Directory) or sign up using the PERKS Parent Sign-up.

2022-23 Kindergarten Hours

AM Kindergarten - 8:30–11:15am
[Mon. 8:15–11:15am]

PM kindergarten - 12:15–3:00pm
[Fri. 12:15–3:15pm]

Full day kindergarten students will enjoy a rest, recess, and lunch from 11:15–12:15 daily.

Return of Memory Period

After Monday Cantabiles, Grammar School students and teachers will remain in the gym for an efficient and lively 15 minute Memory Period. Then on Fridays, the grammar school will meet in the gym at 2:45pm for Memory Period prior to Cantabile. Parents are always welcome to participate as the grammar school seeks to sharpen their memory skills.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Logic & Rhetoric School Convocation - Mon., Sept. 26
*AM Activity Schedule

Following the All School Assembly on Monday, September 26 the Logic & Rhetoric School will continue with the 2022-23 Convocation. Parents are welcome to join the Logic & Rhetoric School in the sanctuary for this assembly. The Logic & Rhetoric School will be following an AM Activity Schedule on Monday, with the assembly & convocation as the activity.

PSAT Test - Wed., Oct. 12
*11th grade - Automatically registered, payment due by Fri., Oct. 7
*9–10th grade - Registration & payment due by Fri., Oct. 7

PSAT Registration Flyer

The PSAT test will be administered at The Oaks, 8:30am–12:30pm, on Wednesday, October 12, for students in 9–11th grades.

Juniors, you are automatically registered to take this test, as it is required. The PSAT also serves to establish juniors who qualify for the National Merit Scholarship competition which identifies the top academic students in the country.

Sophomores and Freshmen, you are welcome to take this test for practice.  The PSAT serves to give students an indication of how they will perform on the SAT test for college admissions.

The test fee of $18 is due by Friday, October 7. You may pay with check or cash in the school office or via Jupiter. To prepare, it is recommended that you take the PSAT practice test.

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 events 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.

Parent Letters from Open House

The Logic & Rhetoric School teachers enjoyed meeting with many secondary parents at the open house on Thursday, September 15. If you were unable to attend the packet of information with letters from each of your child's teachers was sent home with your eldest child this week. Please be sure to look through this valuable information.

Mock Trial Info. & Registration

Oaks High School students (9–12th grades) will once again have the opportunity to participate in Mock Trial this year. Please read the Mock Trial Parent Letter from the Mock Trial Coaches, Mr. Scott Welch & Miss Emily Woodroof, for all the details and then register your child through the form on Jupiter if he would like to participate. Questions may be directed to either Scott Welch or Emily Woodroof.

Upcoming Dates

Sept. 30

  • Family Night

Oct. 1

  • Higher Education Symposium [7pm]

Oct. 3

  • Ladies Prayer Coffee [8:30–9:30am]

Oct. 4

  • Used Uniform Sale [5:30–6:30pm]
  • Back-to-School Night (K–6th parents)[6:30pm]

Oct. 6

  • Thursday Cantabile [3–3:15pm]

Oct. 7

  • No School (In-Service Day)

Oct. 10

  • College Financial Aid Scholarship Mtg [7pm]

Oct. 12

  • PSAT Test (9–11th grades)

Oct. 14

  • Family Night

Oct. 15

  • Father/Son Breakfast [8:30am]

Oct. 17

  • Grand Tour Meeting [7pm]

Oct. 19

  • Mid-Term Grades Posted [8am]
  • Logic & Rhetoric School Parent/Teacher Conferences Begin (evening)

Oct. 20–21

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School)

Oct. 21

  • Family Night

Oct. 22

  • MCL Jr. High Volleyball Tournament

Oct. 28

  • Grandparents' Day
  • Family Night

Oct. 29

  • MCL JV Volleyball Tournament

Nov. 1

  • Fall Instrumental Concert [7pm]

Nov. 4–5

  • MCL Boys Soccer Tournament
  • MCL Varsity Volleyball Tournament