September 23-29, 2021

Current School News

Current School News

September 23-29, 2021

All School

Oaks Family Night  – Fri., Sept. 24 – Oaks vs NICS

Bring the whole family to cheer on our Oaks soccer and volleyball teams as they take on North Idaho Christian School on Friday, September 24. 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! If you would like to help with set-up, cooking, serving, and/or clean-up please contact The Oaks' Events Coordinator, Jenna Trotter. 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:
4:00pm – Soccer
4:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
5:45pm – JV Volleyball
7:00pm – Varsity Volleyball

Welcome Back to School Assembly  – Mon., Sept. 27
*formal uniforms

This year's All School Assembly will begin at 8:30am on Monday, September 27. All parents are welcome to join the entire school body in the sanctuary for this Welcome Back to School Assembly. Students will wear their formal uniforms this day.

Fall Play Parent Meeting  – Mon., Sept. 27 at 4:45pm

All parents who have children participating in this year's fall play should plan to attend a meeting with Theatre Director, Mrs. Teri Woodroof, in the school gym on Monday, September 27 at 4:45pm.

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!

1st Day of School Photos

Photos from the 1st day of school are now available through your Jupiter account. To access these photos:

  • Log into Jupiter and go to "Materials"
  • Select "School Office" and "2020-21 School Photos"
  • Click the "1st Day of School Photos" link and it will take you to the Yogile album

2021-22 Volunteer Opportunities

There are lots of opportunities to volunteer at The Oaks this year! To view the different areas in which help is needed and to sign up where you would like to lend a hand, please do so through this year's Google Sheet. To access this sheet:

  • Log into Jupiter and go to "Materials"
  • Select "School Office" and click the "2020-21 Volunteer" link which will bring you to the Google sheet.

Fall Conservatory Registration Still Open!

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

Parking Lot Etiquette (for all drivers)

Please carefully review the attached parking lot etiquette and map. 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 & 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. We look forward to working with you!

Lands' End Uniform Sale - thru Oct.1
Lands' End website – School Code: 900069105
20% off school uniforms – Code: BOOTS – Pin: 2698

Uniform Vests & Cardigans
There are still a few youth XS and adult M embroidered vests available to purchase through the school office. If you are ordering a vest or cardigan through Dennis/Uniform House you will need to bring the item into the school office for embroidery. 

Embroidery Opportunity - Drop off items by Tues., Oct. 5
Families with uniform items (vests or cardigans) needing The Oaks logo embroidered may bring their items into the school office by Tuesday, October 5th to be included in the next batch being taken to the embroiderers. When your items are available (in about two weeks) you will be notified and the cost of $5.45 (tax included) per item will be applied to your Jupiter account to be paid online or in the office.

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!

Friday, September 24 - Family Night!
4:00Pm – Cross Country Meet @ Valley Mission Park
The Oaks vs NICS @ The Oaks
4:00pm – Soccer
4:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
5:45pm – JV Volleyball
7:00pm – Varsity Volleyball

Monday, September 27
The Oaks vs CCS @ Christian Center School
4:00pm – Soccer
4:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
5:45pm – JV Volleyball
7:00pm – Varsity Volleyball

Friday, October 1
4:00Pm – Cross Country Meet @ Valley Mission Park

Tuesday, October 5
The Oaks vs ICA @ The Oaks
4:00pm – Soccer
The Oaks vs SCCS @ The Warehouse
4:30pm – Jr High Volleyball
5:45pm – JV Volleyball
7:00pm – Varsity Volleyball

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

Friday, October 8
4:00Pm – Cross Country Meet @ TBD

Upcoming Dates

Dec. 1

  • 1st Quarter Report Cards Posted

Dec. 2

  • Christmas Concert Transportation Forms Due

Dec. 2–3

  • It's A Wonderful Life Dessert Theatre
    Friday @ 7pm; Saturday @ 2pm & 6pm

Dec. 5

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 9

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 10

  • Oaks Staff Christmas Party

Dec. 12

  • AM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 13

  • Christmas Concert Rehearsal @ The Fox Theater
  • Christmas Concert @ The Fox Theater [7pm]

Dec. 14

  • Late Start [9:30am]

Dec. 15

  • Winter Ball Gown Closet

Dec. 16

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th Grades)
  • Christmas Cantabile [2:45–3:15pm}
  • Family Night

Dec. 19 – Jan. 2

  • Christmas Break (No School)

Jan. 2

  • Teachers & Office Staff Return to School
  • Office Hours [11am–4pm]
  • Kindergarten Priority Enrollment Begins

Jan. 3

  • Cantabile [8:15am]
  • Classes Resume

Jan. 6

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th Grades)
  • Family Night

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

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Grammar School

PERKS – Parents Engaged in Regular acts of Kindness toward our Staff

The PERKS program has been a blessing to Oaks teachers and aide(s) for many years. This parent run program is currently looking for 2 PERKS parents per grade to lead the program for their child's class. These parents would organize a class gift for the teacher and aide(s) at least 2x during the school year (Christmas & end of year) and possibly find a few other ways to encourage the staff throughout the year. It is a simple, yet beautiful, way to bless the hardworking teachers. Any parents who would like more information please contact the Grammar School PERKS Coordinator, Sophie Donoghue (contact info. available on the family directory). Sign up sheets will also be available on Oct. 5 at the Grammar School Back to School Night.  

Recess Monitors Needed

The Grammar School is still looking for a few more recess monitors. If you would like to volunteer for this high-impact, joyful activity, please sign up in the school office.

Uniform Reminders

As a reminder, a traditional style belt that is solid dark brown/black and leather or leather-looking should be worn with pants or shorts at all times [not needed with skirts/skorts (ladies) or elastic waist pants (K–2nd only)]. Please reference the 2021-22 Uniform Policy for the complete policy. Mrs. Laurie Gardner, in the school office, is happy to answer any uniform questions that you may have.

Back-to-School Night – Tues., Oct. 5 at 6:30pm

The Grammar School teachers are looking forward to hosting parents at this year's Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, October 5. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit with your child's teacher and find out more details about the upcoming school year.

  • 6:30-6:55pm
    Welcome  in the sanctuary
  • 7:00-7:35pm
    Session 1 in your child's classroom
  • 7:40-8:10pm
    Session 2 in your child's classroom
  • 8:10-8:30pm
    Conference & volunteer sign-ups available in the sanctuary foyer

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Student–Parent Handbook Agreement - Due Fri., Oct. 1

Please read the 2021-22 Student–Parent Handbook and complete the Student–Parent Handbook Agreement (available in Jupiter, under Forms) by Friday, October 1. Printed copies of the handbook are available in the school office if you would prefer.

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

The PSAT test will be administered at The Oaks Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 8am-12:30pm for 9th–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.

Mock Trial - 9th–12th Grades

The Oaks is excited to launch a Mock Trial team this Fall. In past years, competitive debate has helped to form our students as thinkers and speakers, and as we transition to Mock Trial, we look forward to even more fun and formative opportunities for our 9th–12th graders. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks from Mr. Scott Welch and Miss Emily Woodroof, your Mock Trial coaches.

Grammar School

PERKS – Parents Engaged in Regular acts of Kindness toward our Staff

The PERKS program has been a blessing to Oaks teachers and aide(s) for many years. This parent run program is currently looking for 2 PERKS parents per grade to lead the program for their child's class. These parents would organize a class gift for the teacher and aide(s) at least 2x during the school year (Christmas & end of year) and possibly find a few other ways to encourage the staff throughout the year. It is a simple, yet beautiful, way to bless the hardworking teachers. Any parents who would like more information please contact the Grammar School PERKS Coordinator, Sophie Donoghue (contact info. available on the family directory). Sign up sheets will also be available on Oct. 5 at the Grammar School Back to School Night.  

Recess Monitors Needed

The Grammar School is still looking for a few more recess monitors. If you would like to volunteer for this high-impact, joyful activity, please sign up in the school office.

Uniform Reminders

As a reminder, a traditional style belt that is solid dark brown/black and leather or leather-looking should be worn with pants or shorts at all times [not needed with skirts/skorts (ladies) or elastic waist pants (K–2nd only)]. Please reference the 2021-22 Uniform Policy for the complete policy. Mrs. Laurie Gardner, in the school office, is happy to answer any uniform questions that you may have.

Back-to-School Night – Tues., Oct. 5 at 6:30pm

The Grammar School teachers are looking forward to hosting parents at this year's Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, October 5. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit with your child's teacher and find out more details about the upcoming school year.

  • 6:30-6:55pm
    Welcome  in the sanctuary
  • 7:00-7:35pm
    Session 1 in your child's classroom
  • 7:40-8:10pm
    Session 2 in your child's classroom
  • 8:10-8:30pm
    Conference & volunteer sign-ups available in the sanctuary foyer

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Student–Parent Handbook Agreement - Due Fri., Oct. 1

Please read the 2021-22 Student–Parent Handbook and complete the Student–Parent Handbook Agreement (available in Jupiter, under Forms) by Friday, October 1. Printed copies of the handbook are available in the school office if you would prefer.

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

The PSAT test will be administered at The Oaks Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 8am-12:30pm for 9th–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.

Mock Trial - 9th–12th Grades

The Oaks is excited to launch a Mock Trial team this Fall. In past years, competitive debate has helped to form our students as thinkers and speakers, and as we transition to Mock Trial, we look forward to even more fun and formative opportunities for our 9th–12th graders. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks from Mr. Scott Welch and Miss Emily Woodroof, your Mock Trial coaches.

Upcoming Dates

Dec. 1

  • 1st Quarter Report Cards Posted

Dec. 2

  • Christmas Concert Transportation Forms Due

Dec. 2–3

  • It's A Wonderful Life Dessert Theatre
    Friday @ 7pm; Saturday @ 2pm & 6pm

Dec. 5

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 9

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 10

  • Oaks Staff Christmas Party

Dec. 12

  • AM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 13

  • Christmas Concert Rehearsal @ The Fox Theater
  • Christmas Concert @ The Fox Theater [7pm]

Dec. 14

  • Late Start [9:30am]

Dec. 15

  • Winter Ball Gown Closet

Dec. 16

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th Grades)
  • Christmas Cantabile [2:45–3:15pm}
  • Family Night

Dec. 19 – Jan. 2

  • Christmas Break (No School)

Jan. 2

  • Teachers & Office Staff Return to School
  • Office Hours [11am–4pm]
  • Kindergarten Priority Enrollment Begins

Jan. 3

  • Cantabile [8:15am]
  • Classes Resume

Jan. 6

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th Grades)
  • Family Night