The Brown Bag Lunch Program (BBL) is a long standing tradition in the Lower School and was created to enrich our students’ learning and exploration. The program is completely voluntary and students in Kindergarten through Fourth Grade may select their top three choices from a number of options listed in the sign up form. BBL’s are filled in the order they were received and space is limited. Students attending a particular BBL will be collected from their classroom and brought to the Multipurpose Room to eat their lunch while hearing our speaker share and answer questions. Unless otherwise specified, students do not miss any classroom time as BBL’s occur during their normal lunch time.
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Dates and Descriptions
Thursday April 12- Learning to be a Paramedic
Have you ever wondered how paramedics on an ambulance learn what do when someone is sick or injured? Donna Speakes is an Emergency Medicine trained Physician Assistant who is the director of the Fairfax Fire & Rescue/VCU Paramedic program. Come learn what the paramedics who respond to emergency calls learn, from anatomy and physiology to the emergency treatments they perform in order to treat the sick and injured patients who call 911.
Friday April 13- Working as an NCAA Basketball Referee
Lower School Parent, Justin Porterfield will share about his work as an NCAA Basketball Referee and present on the topic of sportsmanship. He will talk about how his career progressed in the field of officiating and what his job involves “behind the scenes” during basketball season.
Monday April 16- How I Became a Gymnast
Upper School Senior and accomplished Gymnast, Nya Reed will share about her extensive career, rising to become at Level 10 Gymnast, National Gold Medalist, a Junior Olympian, and a scholarship recipient to the University of Florida. She will share insights about how she balances training 27 hours each week with her life as a Flint Hill student and a volunteer in the community. Nya also looks forward to demonstrating exercises from her floor routine.
Wednesday April 18- Physics Everyday
Upper School Physics and English Teacher, Jonathan Chang will demonstrate connections with physics and writing. He will illuminate intersections that exist with physical science in everyday life, in particular with students’ daily experiences to showcase the idea that science is truly everywhere. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and better understand the importance of physics beyond pushes and pulls and forces in motion.
Friday April 20- Working on a Submarine
Lower School Parent, Jeff Garcia will present about his 10 year career as a submarine officer in the US Navy. He will share details about his work as an Engineer Officer in charge of operations and maintenance of the ship’s nuclear, mechanical, electrical, reactor control, radiological, and habitability systems while completing tours on two fast attack submarines. Students will also hear about times of deployment in the Western Pacific and the Middle East including surfacing through the ice in the Arctic and circumnavigating the globe.
Monday April 23- Celebration of Earth Day
Middle School Parent, Sally Burns will return to the Lower School to share her passion for all things green. In honor of Earth Day, Sally will share about the Flint Hill campus ecosystem. Students will see how Flint Hill’s grounds include wetlands and how storm run off impacts those areas. Students will receive their own plant and learn about organic farming.
Tuesday April 24- Rally Around the Fire Captain!
How do you become a firefighter? Fire Captain, Jeremy Speakes will present about his career with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and a typical “day in the life.” of a firefighter. He will demonstrate different types of equipment that Firefighters wear and use in the line of the duty. Important fire prevention and safety information will be shared.
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