Lower School Newsletter - November 23, 2022

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    Message From Division Director

    It was so wonderful to see families for our Grades JK-4 Winter Concerts last week. A huge thank you to our JK-4 Music Teacher Thomas Murley and the supportive team.

    As we prepare for our Grade 6 Winter Concert on Wednesday, November 30, and our Grade 5 Winter Concert on Thursday, December 1, we are aware that some families with grade-level siblings are wondering how to plan to pick up their middle schoolers. Please look out for an email from administration on Monday, November 28, for specific details.

    As we approach the Thanksgiving Break, there is so much to be thankful for. On behalf of the Lower School Faculty and Staff, we are so incredibly grateful that you are members of our Husky community. Whether you are traveling or remaining at home, have a restful and memorable time with family and friends.

    In partnership,

    Robyn M. Nichols
    Interim Director of the Lower School 

     

    Announcements

    The 18th Annual Flint Hill Tip-Off Tournament

    The 18th Annual Flint Hill Tip-Off Tournament is the official kick-off to Flint Hill’s Varsity Basketball season with games played on Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3. Join us for a full weekend of Varsity Basketball games as some of the best talent from the Washington metropolitan region takes the court. We hope to see you there!

    TEAMS
    Varsity Girls’ Division – Flint Hill, Episcopal, Trinity at Meadowview, Oakcrest
    Varsity Boys’ Division – Episcopal, Jackson Reed, St. John Paul the Great, Flint Hill

    SCHEDULE
    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2
    Home team listed first
    Game 1: 3:00 p.m. (Varsity Girls) Episcopal vs. Oakcrest
    Game 2: 4:45 p.m. (Varsity Boys) Jackson Reed vs. Episcopal
    Game 3: 6:30 p.m. (Varsity Girls) Flint Hill vs. Trinity at Meadowview
    Game 4: 8:15 p.m. (Varsity Boys) Flint Hill vs. St. John Paul the Great                       

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3
    Game 5: 12:00 p.m. (Varsity Girls) Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 3
    Game 6: 1:45 p.m. (Varsity Boys) Loser of Game 2 vs. Loser of Game 4
    Game 7: 3:30 p.m. (Varsity Girls) Championship Game
    Game 8: 5:15 p.m. (Varsity Boys) Championship Game

    Volunteers are needed! Sign up here to help at the Igloo during the tournament.

    Driving Spirit Award Nominations Deadline – December 30

    The Driving Spirit Award recognizes current Flint Hill faculty and staff members who lead by example through their dedication to students and ability to energize and inspire the Flint Hill community. Their embodiment of the Driving Spirit makes our School the special and unique place that respects and values all equally, leads and supports with compassion, acts with integrity to imagine what’s possible and inspires everyone to blaze their own trail.

    Please think about the exceptional current teachers and staff members in the Flint Hill community who you believe fit this description and complete the nomination form by Friday, December 30.

    Grade 5 & 6 Winter Concerts — December 1 and November 30

    Please join us for the 6th grade concert on Wednesday, November 30 and the 5th grade concert on Thursday, December 1. These concerts feature all four of our ensembles band, choir, orchestra, and percussion, playing on the same stage. Music includes an exciting mix of classical, jazz, Broadway, and Pop songs, including some surprise special guests. Both concerts start at 2:30 PM in the Olson Theater. See you there!All concerts are held in the Olson Theater. Please enter the theater through the Activity Center.

    Grades 6 – Wednesday, November 30, 2:30 p.m. Watch the livestream

    Grades 5 – Thursday, December 1, 2:30 p.m. Watch the livestream

    Financial Aid Application Deadline — January 9

    The financial aid application deadline for the 2023-2024 school year is Monday, January 9. Current families can expect their financial aid notifications on Wednesday, February 1. New student financial aid notifications will go out on Friday, March 3. Please email admission@flinthill.org or call 703.584.2314 with questions.

    2023-24 Calendar Highlights

    We have shared our 23-24 Calendar Highlights on the Parent Resource Board including the first and last days of school, breaks, holidays, Conference Days and Professional Development Days. We will communicate any changes made to this calendar in the newsletter.

    School Store – New Items Coming Soon

    New apparel items have been ordered and are on the way to the School Store. Check out the School Store’s Coming Soon webpage for details.

    Upcoming Events

    Thanksgiving Break
    Monday, November 21 - Friday, November 25

    Classes Resume
    Monday, November 28

    Grade 6 Winter Concert
    Wednesday, November 30
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Watch the livestream

    Grade 5 Winter Concert
    Thursday, December 1
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Watch the livestream

    Basketball Tip-Off Tournament
    Friday, December 2
    Games at 3:00, 4:45, 6:30 and 8:15 p.m.

    Saturday, December 3
    Games at 11:00, 12:45, 2:30 and 4:15 p.m.

    Parent Meet-Up: Orangetheory
    Tuesday, December 13, 1:00 - 3:15 p.m.

    Winter Break
    Monday, December 19 - Monday, January 2

    Classes Resume
    Tuesday, January 3

    Parents’ Association

    Parent Meet-Up: Orangetheory

    Run, Row and Lift with Fellow FH Parents

    The Parents’ Association is hosting a private Orangetheory Class for Flint Hill parents. We'll meet at the Vienna studio and enjoy a class together. Stay afterward for light refreshments and conversation. 

    Orangetheory is a group fitness, full-body workout class that focuses on either endurance, strength and/or power. All fitness levels and abilities are welcome for this hour-long class. There is no cost to attend, but registration is limited to the first 39 participants. Sign up below. 

    Tuesday, December 13
    Location: 127 Maple Ave W., Vienna, Virginia

    • 1:00 p.m. Check-in and demo
    • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Class
    • 2:30-3:15 p.m. Refreshments and mingling 

    Register to Attend — Spaces are limited. 

    Questions? Contact Olivia Landrum '11, 703-584-2315, in the Advancement Office.

    Concessions Volunteers Needed – Winter Schedule

    The winter athletic season has begun, and The Igloo will open for both girls’ and boys’ basketball games. Many volunteers are needed to sell concessions during the day, after school and during basketball games. It’s a great way to meet other parents and get a special glimpse into the Flint Hill experience. Check out the schedule, and sign up for as many shifts as you'd like. Feel free to invite a friend to sign up with you too!  

    Sign up for a shift in The Igloo

    March
    2—Parent Morning Mixer 
    10—Lower School Spring Uniform Exchange 

    April
    15—Parents’ Association Spring Tennis Social 

    May
    25—Flint Hill Golf Invitational 

    June
    1—Volunteer Appreciation Reception