A Note from Dr. Mary T. Ortiz, Head of School

I wish to thank you, our returning parents, for a very rewarding school year, to welcome each of our new families, and to wish you all an enjoyable time away from school. Summer offers us the opportunity to explore new interests, deepen family ties, and generally refresh mind, body, and soul. I wish to share three items here in this brief letter to provide you with some ideas and encouragement as you continue in the blessed work of raising your family. 
Getting Ready for the 2022-23 School Year
We can't wait to welcome you back to school in just one month!

Our website has everything you may need to prepare for the upcoming school year in one place.
Trends in Social Media and the reason to do without it this summer
Listen to our latest podcast episode featuring Mary Ann Messenger and Laura O'Neill '96, discuss adolescents and social media.
Shop Oakie Outfitters
Our online merchandise store is stocked with Oakcrest apparel and accessories! Shop now for the upcoming school year. Gift cards are also available for sale!
2021-2022 Yearbooks
Another batch of yearbooks has been delivered! If you didn't purchase one last spring, email Marty Lerner at mlerner@oakcrest.org to purchase. $25 per yearbook (check or cash). Yearbooks can be picked up the week of August 8.
Postcards from Oakies
Several Oakies participated in Workcamp sponsored by the Diocese of Arlington. The camp brings together more than 600 teens in the area for one week to improve homes for those in need throughout the diocese.
Katie D. '29 visited Canada for the first time and sent Oakcrest a beautiful postcard. Thank you, Katie!
Thank you to everyone who has sent in Postcards from Oakies!

Keep them coming -- we love seeing what you all are up to this summer!

Save the Date
We hope to see you for Homecoming this year!

Save the dates of September 16 and September 17 for a weekend packed with fun at Oakcrest!

Check out our full schedule and RSVP for the Founder's Day Mass and Dinner.
Words of Wisdom from St. Josemaría:
Chargers Updates
Fall Sports start on Monday, August 22
mandatory athlete check-in and team meetings will take place:

Middle School 10:00 -11:30 am
Upper School 11:00 - 1:00 pm

Fall athletes will be cleared by the athletic trainer, attend a team meeting, and participate in a conditioning session in preparation for the first day of try-outs on Tuesday, August 23. More athletics details will be shared next week.
Club Field Hockey
We are starting a Club Field Hockey team this fall for students in 7th through 11th grade. Practice will be three days a week.
If interested in participating on the team or if you have any questions, please email Coach Robertson.
Oakcrest in the Summer
Our Summer Programs have continued throughout the summer with even more fun!
Two programs remain for the rest of the summer, Painting with Watercolors III and College Essay Writing Workshop, register now!
Thanks to all the Summer Program participants for joining us! 
See you next summer!
Discovering the Great Outdoors
Oil Painting
STEM
Summer Strings
Best of Summer Day Camp
Writing Workshop
Painting with Watercolors
STEAM
Harp
Musical Theatre