September 9-15, 2021

Current School News

Current School News

September 9-15, 2021

All School

The Oaks New Address

The Oaks officially has a new address! The school property (the field behind the MP building) now has an address for our future building and mail is being delivered directly to the school office. If you are mailing anything to the school please use this new address.

11711 E 24th Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99206.

Fall Sports Registration

Registration for fall sports is now available through your Jupiter portal.

To register:

  1. Log-in to your Jupiter parent account
  2. Select "Forms" from the menu
  3. Click on "Fall Sports Registration"
  4. Check the sport that child will be participating in

*Note: You will need to be in the 2021-22 school year & will need to register each child individually.

Fall Conservatory Registration 

The Oaks Conservatory program has lots of private lessons and classes lined up for the fall. Registration is open through the Conservatory website, so head on over to check out the offerings and get registered.
*Due to website/email issues, registrations completed between September 2nd and 6th may not have been received. If you did not receive confirmation, please re-submit your registration and we will confirm it as soon as possible. Our apologies for the inconvenience. We are looking forward to your child participating in the Conservatory program this year!

Uniform Information & Updates

  • FIRST DAY FORMAL UNIFORM - ADJUSTED EXPECTATIONS
    We are aware that several of the formal uniform pieces are currently back ordered. In light of this, formal uniform expectations on the first day of school for those families waiting for an item are being made. We ask that if you are waiting on an item, to 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!

  • VESTS NOW AVAILABLE
    Embroidered formal uniform vests are now available for purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis in the school office. Available sizes range from Youth XS through Adult M. Youth vests are $37.03 (tax included) and adult vests are $40.29 (tax included). Payments may be made at the time of purchase by cash or check (in the school office) or credit card (via Jupiter).
  • LANDS' END LOW STOCK & BACK ORDERS
    We are aware that several formal uniform pieces through Lands' End are currently low in stock or back ordered. Unfortunately, these delays are an issue worldwide right now. Lands' End is working hard to prioritize items which are a part of our uniform selection (Further details from Lands' End). All items will continue to be re-stocked and you are encouraged to purchase items needed for your child, even if it is temporarily on backorder, so that it can be sent to you as soon as possible. Please reference the above listing for adjusted formal uniform expectations while we all wait patiently. 
  • PICTORIAL HANDBOOK
    Please reference the updated Uniform Pictorial Handbook and Uniform Policy on the Uniform page as you are purchasing uniform items for the upcoming school year.
  • *Logic & Rhetoric School Families:  Please see the information below in the "Secondary School" section for details regarding a formal bow tie option now available for gentlemen.

All School Zoom Meeting – Tues., Sept. 14 – 7pm

All Oaks families should plan to attend an all school Zoom meeting on Tuesday, September 14 from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Head of School, Mr. Charlie Dowers, will be introducing new staff, giving updates from the summer, and more! Look for a Jupiter message with the Zoom link to be sent out soon.

New Family Orientation and Dinner – Thurs., Sept. 16 – 4pm

All new families are invited to The New Family Orientation and Dinner on Thursday, September 16 from 4:00 to 6:30pm. An invitation and agenda were sent directly to each new family. Please contact the school office if you did not receive one.

All School Ice Cream Social – Thurs., Sept. 16 – 6:30pm

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Bring the whole family and join us for free ice cream on the field on Thursday, September 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. All Oaks families are invited! Also at this time grammar school families will have an opportunity to drop off school supplies, logic & rhetoric school students may set up their lockers, and logic & rhetoric school parents will have an open house in the gym (see further details about each of these below). Come fellowship with The Oaks community, see familiar faces and some new ones as we kick off the start of a new year!

1st Day of School – Mon., Sept. 20 *formal uniforms

It's almost that time of year, when the halls are filled with students once again. We have missed you and look forward to seeing everyone in their formal uniforms for the 1st day of school on Monday, September 20. Cantabile begins at 8:15am.

Fall Play Auditions - The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Tues. & Wed., Sept. 21 & 22 (K-12th); Mon., Sept. 20 (7th only)

This fall, Oaks students will be performing an exciting production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Performances will be Friday, December 3 and Saturday, December 4. Auditions take place Tuesday and Wednesday, September 21 and 22 from 3:15 to 4:45pm in MP#11 (music room). *7th graders will audition on Monday, September 20 from 3:15 to 4:15pm. Audition packets will be available beginning Monday, September 13. Stop by the Theatre Board in the MP building to pick one up or contact Oaks Theatre Director, Mrs. Teri Woodroof, to request a digital packet.

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

This year's All School Assembly will be the 2nd week of school, on Monday, September 27. This will allow time on the first day of school for set up and orientation in the classrooms. All parents are welcome to join the entire school body in the sanctuary on Monday, September 27 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.

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! 

Upcoming Dates

Sept. 20 -
– Classes Begin at 8:30am (formal uniforms)
– Fall Play Auditions (7th grade only)
Sept. 21–24 - Mt St Helens Field Trip (7th grade)
Sept. 21–22 - Fall Play Auditions
Sept. 24 - Oaks Family Night
Sept. 27
– All School Assembly (formal uniforms)
– Fall Play Rehearsals Begin
– Fall Play Parent Mtg (4:45pm)
Sept. 28–Oct. 1 - Yellowstone Field Trip (9th & 11th)
Oct. 5 - Grammar School Back-to-school Night (K-6th parents)
Oct. 7 - Oaks Family Night
Oct. 8 - In-Service Day (No School)
Oct. 11 - College Financial Aid Scholarship Mtg (7pm)
Oct. 13 - PSAT Test Administered at The Oaks (9th-11th)
Oct. 15 - Oaks Family Night
Oct. 18 - Grand Tour Meeting (7:00pm)
Oct. 20 - Mid Term Grades Posted
Oct. 21–22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School)
Oct. 23 - MCL JV Volleyball Tournament

Gentlemen's Formal Bow Tie Option
7th–12th Grades - $30 (tax included)

Bow Tie Mini Dot Hunter Green Tie Bar Fall 2021

Grammar School

Supply Drop-Off - Thurs., Sept. 16 from 6:30–8:00pm

Grammar school families will have the opportunity to drop off school supplies in their child's classroom during the All School Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. If your family is unable to attend, supplies may be brought to class the first day of school, Monday, September 20.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Logic & Rhetoric School Open House – Thurs., Sept. 16 from 7 to 8pm

The Logic & Rhetoric School staff will be hosting an open house on Thursday, September 16 from 7:00 to 8:00pm in The Oaks gymnasium. Parents will have the opportunity to meet with teachers, gather information pertinent to the upcoming school year, and sign up for volunteer opportunities. This will replace the Logic & Rhetoric School's Back to School Night that has been done in the past.

Locker Set-up – Thurs., Sept. 16 from 6:30–8:00pm

Secondary school students will have the opportunity to set up their lockers during the All School Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. On Monday, September 20, the school will be opened at 7:30am at which time secondary students are welcome to set up their lockers as well. Schedule cards will be passed out at orientation on Monday.

Formal Bow Tie Option

Gentlemen in 7th–12th grades who would like to wear a bow tie as an option with the formal uniform will be able to purchase the new formal bow tie in the school office for $30 (tax included). These will be available within the week, so please feel free to call or stop by to see if they have arrived.

Grammar School

Supply Drop-Off - Thurs., Sept. 16 from 6:30–8:00pm

Grammar school families will have the opportunity to drop off school supplies in their child's classroom during the All School Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. If your family is unable to attend, supplies may be brought to class the first day of school, Monday, September 20.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Logic & Rhetoric School Open House – Thurs., Sept. 16 from 7 to 8pm

The Logic & Rhetoric School staff will be hosting an open house on Thursday, September 16 from 7:00 to 8:00pm in The Oaks gymnasium. Parents will have the opportunity to meet with teachers, gather information pertinent to the upcoming school year, and sign up for volunteer opportunities. This will replace the Logic & Rhetoric School's Back to School Night that has been done in the past.

Locker Set-up – Thurs., Sept. 16 from 6:30–8:00pm

Secondary school students will have the opportunity to set up their lockers during the All School Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. On Monday, September 20, the school will be opened at 7:30am at which time secondary students are welcome to set up their lockers as well. Schedule cards will be passed out at orientation on Monday.

Formal Bow Tie Option

Gentlemen in 7th–12th grades who would like to wear a bow tie as an option with the formal uniform will be able to purchase the new formal bow tie in the school office for $30 (tax included). These will be available within the week, so please feel free to call or stop by to see if they have arrived.

Upcoming Dates

Sept. 20 -
– Classes Begin at 8:30am (formal uniforms)
– Fall Play Auditions (7th grade only)
Sept. 21–24 - Mt St Helens Field Trip (7th grade)
Sept. 21–22 - Fall Play Auditions
Sept. 24 - Oaks Family Night
Sept. 27
– All School Assembly (formal uniforms)
– Fall Play Rehearsals Begin
– Fall Play Parent Mtg (4:45pm)
Sept. 28–Oct. 1 - Yellowstone Field Trip (9th & 11th)
Oct. 5 - Grammar School Back-to-school Night (K-6th parents)
Oct. 7 - Oaks Family Night
Oct. 8 - In-Service Day (No School)
Oct. 11 - College Financial Aid Scholarship Mtg (7pm)
Oct. 13 - PSAT Test Administered at The Oaks (9th-11th)
Oct. 15 - Oaks Family Night
Oct. 18 - Grand Tour Meeting (7:00pm)
Oct. 20 - Mid Term Grades Posted
Oct. 21–22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School)
Oct. 23 - MCL JV Volleyball Tournament