Lower School Newsletter - February 1, 2023
Message From Division Director
As the Lower School continues to focus on our whole-child approach, it is a joy to incorporate non-academic activities that create fun and happy memories for our Huskies. We will have another Free Dress Day on Friday, February 3. Based on roaring applause and cheers during Tuesday’s Morning Meeting, it is a day that many look forward to. Thank you for keeping in mind that sneakers are required, and Huskies have the option of wearing a school uniform or Husky Pride attire if they like.
As always, do not hesitate to contact the Lower School office if you have questions, wonderings or just to say hello!
Robyn M. Nichols
Interim Director of the Lower School
Free Dress Day — Friday, February 3
On Friday, February 3, students are invited to enjoy Free Dress Day. Sneakers are required, and students have the option of wearing a school uniform or Husky Pride attire if they would prefer.
Kaleidoscope Parent Book Club Discussion, "Stella by Starlight" — Monday, February 6
The Kaleidoscope Book Club provides an opportunity for parents to connect and discuss a variety of topics through books. The group will discuss the book "Stella by Starlight" by Sharon Draper on Monday, February 6, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., in the Peterson Middle School Conference Room. You are welcome to attend even if you haven't read the book. We look forward to building and deepening relationships through this shared learning opportunity. Please contact Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Miles Henderson if you have any questions.
Valentine’s Day at the Lower School — Tuesday, February 14
Students have the option of bringing in cards from home on Tuesday, February 14. If they would like to participate, they are asked to bring a card for each classmate (no additional gifts such as candy, treats or stuffed animals). We will share a class list as we get closer to the date. Students may wear clothing with pink or red to celebrate or their school uniform.
Major Minors Concert — Wednesday, February 15
Love is in the air! Join the Major Minors, Flint Hill’s award winning a cappella group, for their annual concert, featuring songs of love for Valentine’s Day. It’s sure to be a heart-warming experience. The concert is free and will be held in the Upper School Commons on Wednesday, February 15, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Middle School Play, “Robin Hood” — Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25
In a tale from age-old British folklore and literature, Robin Hood, with the help of his merry group, infamously robs from the rich and gives to the poor during adventures through Sherwood Forest. The Middle School play version is a comic retelling of the story that includes thumb wars, missed cues and a slow-motion fight.
The students will perform in an evening show and a matinee in the Olson Theater at the Lower School — Friday, February 24, at 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 25, at 2:00-4:00 p.m. Tickets are free and can be reserved through our online box office.
Register Now for Summer on the Hill!
Registration for the 2023 Summer on the Hill is now open! We are proud to offer programs in the following categories:
- Headfirst Summer Camps: Ages 3-5
- Athletic Camps: Grades 3-9
- Enrichment Camps: Grades 5-9
- For-Credit and Academic Prep Courses: Grades 9-12
- D.C. United Soccer Camp and Washington Nationals Baseball and Softball Camps: Ages 5-13
We look forward to campers and students joining us on campus for new and returning programs and to a safe, enriching and fun summer ahead! Contact Director of After School and Summer Programs Matt McCoart with any questions.
School Store — Inventory Update
The School Store now has Champion Youth Joggers in grey and navy, available in sizes small through x-large. We have also added a new Under Armour Youth Armour Fleece ¼ Zip in pink and blue, available in sizes x-small through x-large and a new Champion Youth Powerblend Hoodie in green and pink, available in sizes small through x-large.
Shop online anytime at store.flinthill.org or make an appointment to shop in person!
Enrollment Contracts Issued
Wednesday, February 1
Kaleidoscope Parent Book Club
Monday, February 6
Peterson Middle School Conference Room 204, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Flint Hill Day
Wednesday, February 8
Upper School Gym, 1:15 p.m.
Enrollment Contract Deadline
Thursday, February 9
Parent Meetup: Pickleball
Friday, February 10
Country Club of Fairfax, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Join the waitlist
Professional Development Day, No Classes
Monday, February 13
Major Minors Concert
Wednesday, February 15
Upper School Commons, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Presidents' Day, School Closed
Monday, February 20
Middle School Play
Friday, February 24, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 25, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Lower School, Olson Theater
Parent Meetup: Pickleball — Join the Waitlist
Friday, February 10, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Country Club of Fairfax
The Pickleball Social registration is now full, but you can join the waitlist, and we will let you know if space becomes available. Contact Advancement Officer Olivia Landrum ’11 with any questions.
Volunteers Needed: Concessions
Volunteers are needed to sell concessions during the day, after school and during basketball games. 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, or come ready to make a new connection!
10—Parent Meetup: Pickleball
2—Parent Morning Mixer
10—Lower School Spring Uniform Exchange
14—"A Night on the Hill"
25—Flint Hill Golf invitational
1—Volunteer Appreciation Reception