Lower School Newsletter - January 6, 2021
NEW AND UPDATED INFORMATION
Shopping made easy with the online School Store!
- Check out the new Last Chance Spirit Wear section of the School Store website. With extremely limited quantities left, these sale items won’t last long. Shop now before they are gone!
- Wondering what’s new? Click here for the Winter Preview.
School Store FAQs
- How long will it take to receive my order?
- Processing time is 3-5 business days.
- I’m not sure what size to purchase.
- We recommend ordering the size that you or your child currently wear. If the item you purchased does not fit, we are happy to exchange the item, when stock is available, or issue a refund.
- I ordered a youth item and would like to exchange it for an adult size.
- If you need to exchange between youth and adult sizes, we can issue a refund and find an item to best suit your needs.
- How do I make an exchange or return?
- Please contact Adrienne Robinson within 30 days of your original purchase.
- Exchanges may be made for the same item in a different size or for an item of equal value.
- We are happy to issue a refund for items that do not work for you.
As winter approaches, our Department Chair for Innovation Joey Starnes will have weekly suggestions, for fun and creative activities, for families to try at home.
Cardboard Box Mailboxes
What can you do with all of the cardboard boxes you have from online orders and deliveries? Plenty! One fun idea is to decorate one small box for each member of your family in your home. Set up the boxes in a common area and use them to send notes and messages to one another! You probably have quite a few cardboard boxes
Cardboard Tube Plants and Flowers
You can make something beautiful out of cardboard tubes! All you need are a pencil, scissors and paint. Sketch out your flowers and cacti onto your toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls. Then, use your scissors to cut out your plants. Be sure to keep the tube completely uncut on the bottom so that your plant will stand. Finally, paint your plants and let them dry!
Cardboard Tube French Loom
If you are up for a bigger challenge with a cardboard tube … try making a loom for a fun and easy knitting project! You’ll need a cardboard tube, four coffee stirrers or popsicle sticks or skewers, tape, and yarn. First create your loom by taping the sticks evenly around the tube. Then follow the video instructions for how to knit using your loom!
UPDATES AND REMINDERS FROM BEFORE WINTER BREAK
Save the Date — Lower School Division Coffee, Thursday, January 21, 9 a.m.
The upcoming Lower School Coffee on Thursday, January 21, will focus on our divisional goal of utilizing best practices to build inclusive and equitable classroom communities. Director of Institutional Equity and Inclusion Mia Burton will join us, as we examine how these practices cultivate empathy and awareness while allowing students to feel unique yet part of a group. We will also highlight how our ongoing JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, inclusion) professional development enriches student engagement, inquiry, and reflection. We look forward to seeing you in the new year.
Financial Aid Deadline Approaching
The financial aid application deadline is Monday, January 11, for families planning to apply for financial aid for the 2021-22 school year. Flint Hill’s financial aid application is available on the Financial Aid for Student Tuition (FAST) website. Families who complete the application process by January 11 will receive a notification of their financial aid award on Thursday, January 28, when re-enrollment contracts are issued to current families.
Discussion Sponsored by The Parents Council of Washington
The Parents Council of Washington (PCW) invites you to attend Talking to Kids About Racism on Thursday, January 14, at 7 p.m. Panelists from three PCW member schools will discuss productive ways to talk about racism, with kids of all ages, addressing both conversations between parents and their kids and conversations between schools and their students. The panelist presentations will be followed by a question and answer period with the audience.
All PCW member school parents, administrators, faculty, and staff are invited. Please use this link to register.
The third meeting of the virtual Kaleidoscope Book Club is scheduled for Monday, February 1, 9-9:45 a.m. We will discuss “How to be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi. We look forward to building and deepening relationships through this shared learning opportunity. All parents are welcome to attend regardless of your familiarity with the book selection. Please submit your name and email address, in this form, to RSVP for the meeting and/or be added to our email list. Please contact All-School Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Miles Henderson if you have any questions.
Dressing for Cold Weather and Preparing for Cancellations
In cold weather, a hat, gloves and a winter-weight coat are required attire to go outside. Barring a medical condition, all children will participate in outdoor recesses. If wind chill conditions cause temperatures to feel 20 degrees or less, students will remain inside for recess. Children who do not have the required outerwear will not be allowed to go outside. It would be appreciated if parents could ensure that their child/children have the appropriate clothing for break and recess.
Flint Hill’s Inclement Weather Policy provides details on how we make decisions and notify the community about delays and school closures.
Husky Pride Dress
Friday, January 8
Rescheduled Date JK-4 Virtual Student Supply Pick Up
Friday, January 15, 8:30 - 2:30
Lower School Admission Virtual Applicant Parent-Parent Conversation
Tuesday, January 12, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Grades JK-12 Headmaster’s Parent Discussion Series: The FH Budget
Thursday, January 14, 10-11 a.m.
Lower School Admission Virtual Information Session
Thursday, January 14, 8-9 p.m.
End of Second Quarter and First Semester
Friday, January 15
Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
Grades JK-12 No Classes, Administrative Offices Closed
Monday, January 18
Grades JK-12 No Classes, Administrative Offices Closed
Wednesday, January 20