Parent Support Resources

Welcome to our Parent Resources page. Explore our many parent resources, from our monthly programs to the podcast channel. We invite Oakcrest parents and their friends to join us for our many parent support events throughout the school year.

Our Programs

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  • Art of Living for Women

    A series of seminars on the art of creating a home that fosters human flourishing. The modular curriculum combines classes, demonstrations and hands-on experiences, giving women the skills they need to care for their family with confidence and artistry.
  • Coffee with the Head of School

    Join Head of School Mary T. Ortiz once a month as she gives a talk on some aspect of educating young women. Come for the coffee and stay for the conversation!
  • Continuing Education for Moms

    This free monthly class explores some aspect of the Catholic faith. Open to women of all faiths. 
  • Family Enrichment

    Family Enrichment uses the case-study method to train participants to identify needs, solve problems, and set goals in their own families. Participants meet in regular sessions throughout the school year. This year's topic is "Marriage Is a Journey." Learn more here and register for a demo here
  • Thursday Tea & Talk

    Our monthly Thursday Teas give faculty members the opportunity to share their areas of expertise with parents, whether it’s the four temperaments or comedy in The Odyssey and The Merchant of Venice.
  • Oakcrest Fathers Club

    The Oakcrest Fathers Club has grown from its beginnings as a group of dads in search of fellowship into a vibrant organization that brings together Oakcrest fathers to actively support the Oakcrest community. From the annual family picnic, to the Upper School Father/Daughter Dance, the Oakcrest Fathers Club plays leadership roles in organizing and hosting fun events for everyone to enjoy, while encouraging fathers to make friendships among themselves.
  • Oakcrest Parent Association (OPA)

    The Oakcrest Parent Association (OPA) serves the school by recruiting and organizing parent volunteers for various school events and activities. OPA members lead and coordinate important functions such as monthly teas, coffees with the Head of School, pizza and Chick-fil-A days, faculty appreciation, and family support.

Adrienne Henzel

Thank you for organizing such a fantastic day for moms.  I learned so much and feel inspired to make some big changes in our house.  The class came at just the right time; I was ready to give up (no joke)!  I feel hopeful that things will turn around for the better and we'll be a closer, happier family because of the many great tips and insights given by the presenters today. 

Adventures in Parenting Podcasts

Art of Living for Women

Fall 2019 Events

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To learn more about the Oakcrest Parent Association (OPA), contact Chrissy Castillo

To learn more about the Oakcrest Fathers Club, contact Michael Barvick.

Lending Library: Print and Digital Resources

Check out our many books, DVDs and articles to support your role as your daughter’s primary educator.
Wondering about the reasons for our technology policy, the value of a liberal arts curriculum, or what it's like to be an athlete at Oakcrest? Read our Ahead of the Curve articles to learn more about the topics that define an Oakcrest education. 

Ahead of the Curve

Nicole Guenther

I love going to Coffee with the Head. It feels like having a backstage ticket when Mary Ortiz or another speaker takes me ‘behind the scenes’ and discloses Oakcrest’s ‘secrets of success.’ I always learn so much, and I can take the newly gained knowledge home and apply it there, too. That way, school and home go hand in hand, and we work together on what matters most.
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