Orientation: At Five Oaks Academy we host a variety of Orientation events during the month of August. Our orientations include new parent orientation as well as orientation camps for new students and students transitioning from other programs. The Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, and Middle school programs host a Back to School night to prepare for the upcoming school year.
Back to School Breakfast: We kick off our school year with a PTO sponsored breakfast on the first full day of school. Parents are encouraged to walk students into their classrooms and join the Five Oaks Parent Family for a reception in the house. At the breakfast, FOA families can learn about upcoming PTO events and reconnect with other community members.
Peace Day: Peace Day is a school-wide student celebration in September that coincides with International Peace Day. The United Nations International Day of Peace is celebrated world-wide on September 21. At Five Oaks Academy, our celebration honors peacemakers, community, peaceful action, and harmony throughout the world. The celebration takes place around the Five Oaks Academy Peace Pole and includes a moment of silence.
Donuts for Dad: The Five Oaks Academy dads are welcomed into their children’s classrooms for an engaging morning and memorable experience. Visiting dads receive lessons from their students, learn more about the classroom environment, and enjoy donuts with their children.
Community Day: Five Oaks Academy hosts Community Day every fall and spring. Community Day and Community Week provide a meaningful opportunity for families to give back to the school community. Children, parents, and faculty alike take part in beautification projects throughout the campus. Community Day events include a Middle School sponsored hot dog sale, school-wide picnic, planting, roadside clean up, and special projects.
Fall Festival: The Fall Festival is a school-wide event for everyone in the community. Five Oaks Academy family and friends are invited to celebrate the fall season, recognize harvest traditions worldwide, and celebrate our community together. The festival includes student performances, guest artists, crafts, food, and pony rides.
Annual Fund BBQ Dinner: Every fall, parents are invited to an adult-only event that celebrates the generosity of our families and the amazing work of our Annual Fund. The Annual Fund was founded in 2009 and works to provide philanthropic revenue to further sustain and advance the programs at Five Oaks Academy. This fun-filled event includes dinner, live music, and valuable insights into the growth of our school.
Classroom Gratitude Celebrations: Each November, the classrooms at Five Oaks Academy have celebrations to recognize the traditional American holiday of Thanksgiving each in their own way. All events involve a time to reflect on gratitude and share a collaborative meal while building the community at each level.