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. We look forward to offering these opportunities as a series throughout the school year.
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Dates and Descriptions
The Wonders of Antarctica
Lower and Middle School Parent, Terri Edillon will present about the unique and mysterious continent of Antarctica. Edillon is a Communications Specialist for the Office of Polar Programs at the National Science Foundation. Students will learn about what it is like to live and work as a Scientist studying on the ground in Antarctica and also hear a little about the wildlife.
Police Officers Working to Keep Us Safe
Fairfax County Police Officer, Dwayne Archer will share about his work to keep us safe, including his daily assignment to direct and monitor the traffic during arrival and dismissal times on the Lower and Middle School campus. Officer Archer will share about his career with the police and also demonstrate tools that he uses on a daily basis.
Visit the Upper School Art Studio
Upper School Art and Fifth Grade Art Teacher, Nikki Brugnoli will take time to share with Lower School students about her students’ work in the studio as well as her personal passions. Students will travel via minibus, with their lunch to eat at the Upper School and see Ms. Brugnoli’s studio class in action.
Explore the Network Operations Center (NOC) at the Upper School
Flint Hill School Director of Technology, Shon Garzan will welcome Lower School students to a place that students do not often see: The Network Operations Center. Students will see where the technology we use every day in our classrooms is derived from and how it runs thanks to the Campus Server. Students will travel via minibus, with their lunch to eat at the Upper School and learn more about the “behind the scenes” technological connections that happen every second in the “NOC.”
Making Innovative Ideas Become a Reality
Upper School Parent, Tom Gillespie, Partner at In-Q-Tel is responsible for identifying commercial technologies that address challenges faced by the Intelligence Community. He will share about his group’s work in venture capital investing, with money from the US Intelligence Community to leverage commercial innovation for intelligence challenges. Connections will be illuminated between the creators who propose solutions to engineer and the business partners who invest in the ideas as an integral relationship to solve problems in the world.
Visit the Upper School Fitness Center and Department of Athletics
Diana Parente and Estelle Johnson
Flint Hill’s Director Athletics, Diana Parente will welcome Lower School students to the Upper School campus to provide a tour of the recently updated Fitness Room and the athletic facilities. Ms. Parente will introduce students to Ms. Estelle Johnson, the Upper School Sports, and Conditioning Coach and Captain of the Washington Spirit Soccer Team. Ms. Johnson will take questions about health and wellness and share about her life as a professional athlete.
Growing Up as a Student Athlete Playing Football
Flint Hill Varsity Football Wide Receivers’ Coach Donte Davis will share about his football career as a local student athlete playing in High School for Head Varsity Coach Tom Verbanic and then for Syracuse University. Davis will lead a panel including Zac Parker, Rico Brown, and himself to present and take questions from Lower School students about football and sportsmanship.
Designing a New School
Elise Robinson, Principal Architect with Bowie Gridley will share about her 25-year career leading the building design and master planning projects for public, charter, and independent schools and universities throughout the United States. Students will see examples and hear more about her work to create a variety of learning environments, including her work to plan the upcoming 7th and 8th Grade Building on the Upper School Campus.
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