September 30 - October 6, 2021

Current School News

Current School News

September 30 - October 6, 2021

All School

Friday Prayer Walk  – Fri., Oct. 1 at 2:30pm

All are invited to join in a prayer walk on the school field at 2:30pm Friday, October 1. Come learn about the October 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).

Formal Uniform Mondays

New this year, each Monday will be a formal uniform day. Students will begin the week looking sharp in their formal uniforms. What a beautiful sight at Cantabile each week! *We recognize that many families are still waiting on back ordered uniform pieces and just 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 Coffee  – Mon., Oct. 4 at 8:30am

All Oaks Grandmas, Moms, and younger siblings are welcome to attend the Ladies' Prayer Coffee on Monday, October 4 from 8:30 to 9:30 am to kick off another year of Ladies' Prayer. Come to the sanctuary foyer for coffee and to hear what this ministry is all about. If you have any questions please contact Margaret Dowers (contact info. available on the Family Directory).
Ladies' Prayer Coffee Invitation

The Gathering Place (aka The Oaks Coffee Bar) Re-Opens!
Wed., Oct. 6 - 7:30–8:25 am

The Oaks Coffee Bar, The Gathering Place, will be back open for business beginning Wednesday, October 6 at 7:30am. 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. *Please note, the coffee bar will be closing 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

Lost & Found  – Thur., Oct. 7

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.

Oaks Family Night  – Thur., Oct. 7 – Oaks vs PCS

Bring the whole family to cheer on our Oaks soccer and volleyball teams as they take on their toughest competition, Pullman Christian School, on Thursday, October 7. 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 - This week we'll be serving up Brats!

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

Family Night Help

Join the fun of The Oaks' family nights 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.

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!

New Family Board Desserts

The Oaks Board is inviting all new Oaks parents to attend a New Family Dessert at one of their homes. If your family is new to The Oaks this year and you have yet to sign up for one of these evenings, please contact Mrs. Susan Williams to find an available time that works for you and your spouse. The Board members and their spouses are looking forward to hosting and getting to know you.

2021-22 Volunteer Opportunities

There are lots of opportunities to volunteer at The Oaks! 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 Registrations

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.

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 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 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, 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 & Jr High Volleyball
5:15pm – JV Volleyball; 6:30pm – Varsity Volleyball

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

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 – Varsity Volleyball

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

Upcoming Dates

Nov. 18

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th)
  • End of 1st Quarter
  • Picture Day

Nov. 21–25

  • Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Dec. 1

  • 1st Quarter Report Cards Posted

Dec. 2–3

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

Dec. 5

  • AM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 9

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 10

  • Oaks Staff Christmas Party

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
  • Kindergarten Priority Enrollment Begins

Jan. 3

  • Classes Resume

Jan. 6

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

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

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Grammar School

Back-to-School Night – Tues., Oct. 5 at 6:30pm
*updated location & session times!

Please join Grammar School teachers for Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, October 5 at 6:30pm in the gym. The evening will begin with a welcome from Grammar School Dean, Mr. Corey McEachran, followed by two identical classroom sessions in which teachers will cover all topics parents need to know to help their child have a great year. Parent/Teacher conference sign-ups, along with other parent volunteer opportunities, will be available in the gym after the 1st session. 

  • 6:30-6:55pm – Welcome  in the gym
  • 7:00-7:30pm – Session 1 in your child's classroom
  • 7:40-8:15pm – Session 2 in your child's classroom
  • 7:40-8:30pm – Conference & volunteer sign-ups available in the gym

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thurs. & Fri., Oct. 21 & 22
*Sign-ups Available at Back-to-School Night

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 will be available at Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, October 5 and then in the school office beginning Wednesday, October 6. Please stop by to schedule your conference.

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.

Tardy Policy Reminder

Just a reminder that a student is marked tardy if not seated at his desk, quiet, and with all necessary materials on hand for the start of the school day at 8:30am. On Wednesdays, when visiting The Oaks' Coffee Bar, The Gathering Place, please remember that treats and drinks must be finished in a timely manner so that students can be prompt for class, in their seats and ready for the day at 8:30am.

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 8:30am-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.

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Wed., Thurs., Fri. - Oct. 20-22
*sign-ups available Wed., Oct. 6

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 will be available in the school office beginning Wednesday, October 6. Please stop by to schedule your conference.

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 to 9pm, in room MP #3 (Mrs. Kim's classroom). Please RSVP to Mrs. Lynn Gibson to ensure you receive handouts.

Parents of Seniors: The FAFSA form for student aid opens Friday, October 1. At the workshop, learn why some college financial aid is "first come, first served." For questions please contact Mrs. Lynn Gibson.

College Financial Aid & Scholarship Workshop Flyer

College Brown Bag Schedule

High school students in grades 10–12 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

Grammar School

Back-to-School Night – Tues., Oct. 5 at 6:30pm
*updated location & session times!

Please join Grammar School teachers for Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, October 5 at 6:30pm in the gym. The evening will begin with a welcome from Grammar School Dean, Mr. Corey McEachran, followed by two identical classroom sessions in which teachers will cover all topics parents need to know to help their child have a great year. Parent/Teacher conference sign-ups, along with other parent volunteer opportunities, will be available in the gym after the 1st session. 

  • 6:30-6:55pm – Welcome  in the gym
  • 7:00-7:30pm – Session 1 in your child's classroom
  • 7:40-8:15pm – Session 2 in your child's classroom
  • 7:40-8:30pm – Conference & volunteer sign-ups available in the gym

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thurs. & Fri., Oct. 21 & 22
*Sign-ups Available at Back-to-School Night

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 will be available at Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, October 5 and then in the school office beginning Wednesday, October 6. Please stop by to schedule your conference.

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.

Tardy Policy Reminder

Just a reminder that a student is marked tardy if not seated at his desk, quiet, and with all necessary materials on hand for the start of the school day at 8:30am. On Wednesdays, when visiting The Oaks' Coffee Bar, The Gathering Place, please remember that treats and drinks must be finished in a timely manner so that students can be prompt for class, in their seats and ready for the day at 8:30am.

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 8:30am-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.

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Wed., Thurs., Fri. - Oct. 20-22
*sign-ups available Wed., Oct. 6

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 will be available in the school office beginning Wednesday, October 6. Please stop by to schedule your conference.

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 to 9pm, in room MP #3 (Mrs. Kim's classroom). Please RSVP to Mrs. Lynn Gibson to ensure you receive handouts.

Parents of Seniors: The FAFSA form for student aid opens Friday, October 1. At the workshop, learn why some college financial aid is "first come, first served." For questions please contact Mrs. Lynn Gibson.

College Financial Aid & Scholarship Workshop Flyer

College Brown Bag Schedule

High school students in grades 10–12 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

Upcoming Dates

Nov. 18

  • PM Activity Day - Dance Practice (10–12th)
  • End of 1st Quarter
  • Picture Day

Nov. 21–25

  • Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Dec. 1

  • 1st Quarter Report Cards Posted

Dec. 2–3

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

Dec. 5

  • AM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 9

  • PM Activity Day - Music Rehearsals

Dec. 10

  • Oaks Staff Christmas Party

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
  • Kindergarten Priority Enrollment Begins

Jan. 3

  • Classes Resume

Jan. 6

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