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.

The Art of Living for Women 2020

Tea & Talk with Laura O'Neill: Teaching and Living Resilience in a Time of Social Distancing

Dr. Pat Fagan: What the World Needs Now (and Always): Fathers as Servant Leaders

Our Programs

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  • Adventures in Parenting

    This program offers seminars that provide moms and dads an opportunity for reflection on a variety of parenting topics. 
  • Art of Living for Women

    The Art of Living for Women is a series of seminars on the art of creating a home that fosters human flourishing. 
  • 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!
  • Theology for Moms

    Theology for Moms: What Does it Mean to Be Human? – A series of classes and discussion with Theology teacher Dr. Edwina Maksym. Come ready for a positive exploration of the human person, emotions, freedom, relationality and more. Happens at Oakcrest on the third Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am. No RSVP needed.
  • 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 "Journey Through Adolescence." Learn more 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 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. To learn more about the Oakcrest Fathers Club, contact Michael Barvick.
  • Oakcrest Parent Association (OPA)

    The Oakcrest Parent Association (OPA) serves the school in 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, faculty appreciation, and family support. To learn more about the Oakcrest Parent Association (OPA), contact Chrissy Castillo

Nicole G.

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.

Adrienne H.

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.