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Thank you to all who purchased mums through the pre-auction Mum Sale. Plants will be available for pick-up in the main campus north field during the following times:

Wednesday, September 20

12pm – 12:45pm

3pm – 5pm

Thursday, September 21

8am – 8:45am

12pm – 12:45pm

3pm – 5 pm

Friday, September 22

8am – 8:45am

12pm – 12:45pm

3pm – 5 pm

The 2018 Auction Committee appreciates your support of this pre-event fundraiser and we hope to see you at our Annual Auction on March 3, 2018!

Thank you to all who joined us at Shoal Creek this past Sunday for the Golf Tournament. We had a great turnout and a beautiful day on the course. Congratulations to Madeline Gentry, Savannah Gentry, Mike Akers and Ryan Patterson of Team Gentry Girls on their win!

Thank you to the following event sponsors and raffle item donors for their support of our event: 9ROUND Gladstone | AlphaGrapichs | Axiom Professional Services | BankLiberty | Ben and Cinnemon Hilmes | Broadway Butcher Shop | C&C Produce | Clayton Apartments and Twin Villas | The DiGerlamo Family | Dynamic Aero | Family Dental Care | Gladstone Auto Trim | Gregg Engineering and Technology LLC | Hot Mix Materials Inc | Hub Lables Midwest LLC | Jolene Shaw | Merieotto Jewelers | Marie Condley | The McCanles Family | The Outlaw Cigar Company | Pour Boy Oil Co. | Prime Insurance Agency | Re/Max Innovations | ROCA Vending | US Foods | Versfeld & Hugo Law

Looking for Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day Volunteers!

One of Oakhill's exciting fall events, Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day, is coming up on Thursday, October 5 and Friday, October 6. Volunteering is a great way to see what Grandparents' Day is all about...and it's the only way you as a parent can see what's going on, since the invited guests are only Grandparents and Special Friends. I would love to have you volunteer for this fun event!

I am looking for several volunteers for each time slot. If you are able to volunteer, please use the link and instructions below, to sign up for your time slot(s) through the SignUp website. The Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day Schedule is listed below as well.

On the day of the event, please enter through the circle drive doors of the Main Building or main doors of the South Campus. There will be a table to fill out your volunteer name tag, sign in, and someone will be there to show you where to go. If you could arrive about 15 minutes before your scheduled time, that would be great!

Instructions for using SignUp

1. Use our invitation page on SignUp.

2. Enter your email address. Don't worry, you will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.

3. Choose your spots - SignUp will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.

Grandparents' & Special Friends' Days - 2017 Schedule

Thursday, October 5

8:45-9:45 am | Holloway, Robbins

10:15-11:15 am | Rocha, Crouse, Pearce

1:00-2:00 pm | Hule, Manley, Vinson (South campus)

2:30-3:30 pm | Clevenger, Scheidecker (South campus)

Friday, October 6

8:45-9:45 am | Brown/Mackey, Ferris, Egbert

10:15-11:15 am | Trager, Tenner

1:00-2:00 pm | Driskill, Forsen, Boyd, Hyatt

2:30-3:30 pm | Middle School (5-8th South campus)

Thank you in advance!

Dina Hamilton

Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day Event Parent Chair


Please feel free to contact the event chair directly!


Thank you for coming to our meetings for the Washington, D.C. and Florida Keys trips! If you were not able to attend, please look through the attached presentations. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at!

Middle School Trips Overview

Washington, D.C. Trip

Florida Keys Trip


We are having a SALE! Stop by either campus Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm to grab some AMAZING Oakhill Spirit Wear for the cooler fall weather! Great time to pick up some of our inventory at CRAZY reduced pricing!!


We had some fun new inventory we introduced just in time for back to school. If you placed an order, be on the lookout for those coming home this week. If you missed ordering, no worries! Stop by the Spirit Shops for grab-and-go OR we can order your size if out of stock and will backpack home with your student in approximately two weeks.

Click here to see new items and to order!


Need gear to cheer for those Panthers at a game? Want something warm for fall that just SCREAMS Oakhilll?

New Oakhill items coming soon! Make sure to stop by the Spirit Shops while on campus to see what exciting things we add... just for you! Want to see something new? Have ideas for just the right item we need to carry? Let us know! These are YOUR Spirit Shops and we are excited to hear your ideas!

Have any questions, please contact Dorothy Beckham. Thank you for your support of the Oakhill Spirit Shops!

Oakhill is participating in International Character Day and invite you to follow along online!

Use the hashtags #cultivatingcharacter or #characterday2017 to join the conversation on Twitter.

Not on Twitter?

Visit our latest In a Nutshell Blog Post to get started or follow along on the Hub under the Media Center tab!

On September 26, the Oakhill Day School Middle School will be taking a field trip to the Coterie Theatre to see We Shall Not Be Moved, a historical play about a lunch counter sit-in in the South and the social climate there preceding desegregation. At the end of the play, students will be allowed to ask questions of the "characters." Then, we'll take the students to a nice lunch at Cascone's (the N. Oak location). Prior to September 26, students will receive instruction on proper restaurant/meal etiquette.

As part of this experience, on September 18, the Coterie will have one of their "teaching artists" come to the Middle School to give a series of pre-show workshops which will prepare the students with the historical context necessary for them to interact during the actual performance. These workshops will give them a strong understanding of the events leading up to the lunch counter sit-ins and the social climate at the time. The teaching artist will use this background knowledge to start conversations with students about the multiple perspectives of people fighting for desegregation (i.e. people who immediately stepped forward, people who were reluctant to step forward, and those who supported without stepping forward).

We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity for our students and feel that it is an important learning experience for them. Advisors should have emailed home permission forms on Monday. Please complete those ASAP.

Fresh. Hot. Dinner is Served!

In case you haven't heard, we are offering HOT and READY TO EAT Take Home Dinners! All meals are available to pick up immediately following car line at the South Building OR you can make arrangements for us to send them to Kids' Club for pick up with your children!

Ordering is available online through Boonli.

Here's how to place your first Take Home Dinner:

  • Please visit ODS.BOONLI.COM
  • If you don't have an account, you can create one. (School password is ODS1)
  • Once you have registered an account, create a profile for yourself!
  • When you are prompted to select a classroom, be sure to select "FALL 2017 - DINNERS"

From there you can head to the calendar view and see what we have available. Orders can be placed as late as the SAME DAY by 10 a.m.

This week we are featuring Hot and Ready LARGE PEPPERONI or CHEESE PIZZA and the always popular ALL BEEF LASAGNA or WHITE CHICKEN LASAGNA.

If you have any questions, please email

Thank you to the many parents, faculty, students, and alumni who volunteered to help make this year's Carnival a success! The PTO Leadership thanks you for being such an important part of the the school's Parent Teacher Organization as members and supporters.

Cathy Bernholtz

Ann Bertoldie

Brenda Bock

Noah Boedecker

Whitney Boyd

Kirsten Burnfin

Georgia Carter

Graham Carter

Jan Carter

Grace Chen

Maria Cook

Janelle Crouse

Colin Cuzner

Kathryn Dodson

Ryan Dodson

Marcy Driskill

Jodi Egbert

Kerry Estes

Lee Feagles

Claudia Feaster

Chris Fernandez

Terri Ferris

Kristen Forsen

Luke Freyermuth

Mic Freyermuth

Amy Ganaden

Dana Goldblatt

Alex Hall

Jo Hill

Janet Holloway

Lauren Holloway

Julia Holmes

Heidi Hule

Leah Hyatt

Joy Jackson

Justin Kieslich

Addie Kimmerle

Mary Kimmerle

Ava Kirkpatrick

Jake Kleyh

Lisa Manley

Suzanne McCanles

Ava McNellis

Quinlan McNellis

Jenny Miles

Ian Miller

Stacy Miller

Evan Morris

Isabelle Mountjoy

Maggie Newhouse

Randy Owen

AudreyAnn Painter

Gracie Painter

Hunter Parker

Summer Parker

Laura Pearce

Kent Peterson

Heeok Peterson

Sharon Phillips

Jaiden Phung

Ava Pickens

Sing Piper

Mallory Potts

Ashley Robbins

Nicole Rocha

Adrianna Roche

Carson Roche

Julie Rule

Lucy Rule

Eddie Saylor

Jeanne Saylor

Elaine Scheidecker

Kellen Smith

Tatum Smith

Lori Stallman

Trish Stripling

Mary Lee Sturdevant

Bill Supinski

Nancy Surber

Kathy Trager

Sara Verwers

Jessica Vinson

Cody WalkerHolmes

Mary-Kathryn Wert

Lily Wilkin

Helen Wills

Ben Yager

Tim Ziegler

*Although we try to recognize everyone, we realize that many others jump in to help when needed. If we've left your name off the list, please know that we appreciate everything that you do for Oakhill!

Remember, there are many opportunities throughout the school year that need volunteer involvement. Be sure to check out our Volunteer Guide to see which opportunities work best for you and your family! Again, thank you for all you do to make Oakhill great!

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How are you doing? Does "Jack" love school?

Simple questions like these would ideally be answered with a simple "good" or "amazing," but during the first few weeks of school, a new (and sometimes seasoned) Oakhill family might say, "I am so overwhelmed and don't have a clue of what is going on."

This year we welcomed over 60 new students to Oakhill and this number continues to grow daily. As a family who has chosen private education, you are also probably highly involved in the daily occurrences of your child's schooling and want to do everything "right."

The HUB, daily sheets in early childhood, homework, calendar, afterschool, lunch, field trips, musicals, PTO events, the golf tournament, the 5K, volleyball, cross country... that never ending morning checklist to make sure you have it all done. As parents, many of us feel like we can't keep up and something always gets overlooked or we feel less than, because we are that one parent who forgot to get on Magnus to update your health and emergency forms (sitting here putting hands over my face in embarrassment). You are not alone!

I hope that each parent knows that we have all been there and can relate to what you are going through. My best advice, is to take just one task, one day, and one week at a time. Breathe!

Here are some tips to make each day a little easier and to stay informed:

  • Read the emails and newsletters
  • Unpack your child's backpack each night and read the notes sent home or check their planners
  • Pick one or two days a week to check the HUB and your teacher's page, sign up for alerts, middle school parents check you student's gradebook!
  • Keep a family calendar
  • Prioritize your weekly tasks, don't go more than a week out
  • If your student has a technological device, have them turn it off at a desired time each night and have family time (maybe even have them check it in with you)
  • ASK questions!
  • Get into a good routine each day, but make time to just be a family and relax!

If you need a refresher on how and where to look for things or general policies and procedures, the Admissions Office is hosting New Family Orientations each month. They will be the first Tuesday of the month at 8:15 AM and 3:00 PM. Any family, new or seasoned, is invited to attend one of these events. They are offered September through January for our families.

Each of you has a choice in where you send your child to school, so thank you for choosing Oakhill! We look forward to a great year, partnering with you and growing together!

Why choose an independent private education?

By choosing an independent private education, you have the opportunity to choose a school whose philosophy, values, and teaching style fit your child. Independent private schools can also offer your family small class sizes, excellent teachers, and high academic standards.

Oakhill Day School is a place where children discover themselves as learners in a community where they feel valued and known. We invite you to learn more about the active learning that happens here!

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Oakhill Day School
7019 N. Cherry Street Gladstone, MO 64118
Phone: 816.436.6228
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