Flint Hill School
Upper School, Middle School
April 13 2021
COPYRIGHT REBECCA DROBIS

Middle School Newsletter - June  16, 2021

NEW/UPDATED INFORMATION

 

Final Grade Reports — Available Online

This includes a letter grade and a narrative comment from the advisor indicating academic, social, and personal growth. To access the report, log into Husky Hub, hover over “Children,” at the top, left-hand side of the page, and click on your child's name. Under "Performance," on the left-hand side of the page, click on "Report Cards" and "MS Quarter 4 Report."

 

Summer Learning and Summer Reading

Summer Learning and Summer Reading information are now available on the Preparing for the 2021-22 School Year tile in Husky Hub. These are important resources for enrichment and skill maintenance.

 

A Message From Parents’ Association President Sibel Unsal

Dear Husky Parents,

I am honored to serve as the president of your Parents’ Association for the 2021-22 school year. I hope you take a moment to watch this video as we look ahead to the many ways parents can get involved.

The most important purpose of the Parents’ Association is to build community among parents and guardians. And one of the best ways to do that is to be involved in the life of the School. Being involved makes a big difference to Flint Hill, gives you a chance to meet other parents and shows you a wider perspective of the Flint Hill experience than you might otherwise see. There are many, many ways to get involved. In the fall I will be in touch with more details but in the meantime I am providing this signup link for anyone who wants to sign up early. I want your volunteer experience to be meaningful, easy and FUN!

Last week one of our amazing student Commencement speakers challenged us to think about whether there are things we should change even in the midst of our excitement to return to “normal” next year. This was a great question! The forced pause this past year from the way the Parents’ Association used to do things provided a great chance to step back and ask “why?” The Parents’ Association leadership, in partnership with School leadership, used this time to thoughtfully consider changes to our approach.

This reflection caused us to realize there were some things we were doing that didn’t necessarily meet the needs of today’s parents or best support our goal of building community. Just as we look to Flint Hill to develop our children’s innovative mindset, we need to be creative and adaptable too. While there will still be room parents in the Lower School, we’ve decided we won’t have JK-12 grade level PA representatives. Removing this structure will better support all parents having direct access to and contact with the divisional offices and leadership team members. The parent coffees will continue to be a great source of direct communication about topics of importance to parents. Periodically I’ll also share updates in the Weekly Newsletter.

I am looking forward to a great school year and seeing you in person on campus! My family is spending the summer in Turkey with relatives. Feel free to email me with questions or just to say hi. Can’t wait to see you in August — in the meantime I hope you and your family have a fantastic summer!

Go Huskies!

Sincerely,
Sibel Unsal P ‘22
Parents’ Association President

 

 

UPDATES AND REMINDERS FROM LAST WEEK

 

Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony Photography

The professional photos from last week’s Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony are now available to be viewed and purchased online. To review the photos, visit freedpics.com and enter the password “FLINT21MSCEREMONY.”

 

Middle School Closing Ceremony

Here is a link to the virtual ceremony from Friday, June 4.