Middle School Newsletter - August 31, 2022
Message From Division Director
The anticipation is finally over, and we have now officially had our FIRST day of school; it was a great day with many more to follow. It was wonderful to see so many of you in the building over the past couple of days for conferences, which will serve as the beginning of a strong partnership. Thanks to all of you for the time and energy spent preparing your child for the start of school — from doctor’s appointments and textbooks to trying on last year’s clothes in hopes that they still fit!
As a follow up to this past Monday’s Parent Orientation, here is the video presentation and the presentation slides.
Director of the Middle School
All-School Calendar Now Available
To get to the All-School Calendar, log in to Husky Hub and click on the Calendar icon in the top menu bar. Scroll down and on the bottom left you can toggle on and off to select which calendars you’d like to display. We strongly recommend displaying the All-School Calendar.
Watch this short video to learn how to feed the All-School Calendar into your personal calendar. Fast forward to the 1:20 mark for the calendar tip. Watch the full video if you’d like a general refresher on Husky Hub.
And remember, the School’s IT department isn’t just for students; it’s a parent resource too! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask a question or set up a time for a private tutorial.
Middle School Athletics
Middle School sports officially begin on Wednesday, September 7. You can find all Upper School and Middle School fall game schedules by visiting the athletics page of our website. Read more details about our fall sports from Director of Athletics Dewayne Robinson.
School Store — New Items and Shop by Appointment
The School Store is now open at the Hazel Lower School in Room 112 for in-person shopping by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Take a look at the new items that have recently been stocked! More will be added through the fall. To contact School Store Manager Kaleena Buckwalter, please call 703.584.2413 or email email@example.com.
Labor Day — Grades JK-12, No Classes
Monday, September 5
Middle School Picture Day
Thursday, September 8
Parent Morning Mixer
Monday, September 12
Peterson Middle School, 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
Middle School Back-to-School Night
Thursday, September 15
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Peterson Middle School
Please join us to walk through your child’s schedule and hear about each course from their teachers. Light refreshments will be served. I will include additional details in next week’s newsletter. Please note that this is not an evening for students.
Wednesday, September 21, 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., Upper School Gym
All students will gather in the gym for this traditional program to celebrate the start of the school year and the journey ahead.
Calling All Concessions Volunteers!
In addition to the Igloo, there is also a concession stand located on The John M. Thomas Terrace called the Den. We are excited to open it back up for afternoon athletic games. Parent volunteers are needed to help sell concessions in both the Igloo and the Den during the day and after school. More opportunities will be added throughout the year for each athletic season. Please sign up for as many shifts as you'd like, and feel free to invite a friend to sign up with you too.
Join us for a Parent Morning Mixer on September 12
The Advancement Office will host monthly, informal socials for JK-12 parents to get together on campus after morning drop-off and visit with other parents. Parent Morning Mixers will rotate between locations at the Upper, Middle and Lower Schools but all divisions are welcome to attend regardless of the location.
Save the date for Monday, September 12 for our first Morning Mixer on The John M. Thomas Terrace from 8:15-9:15 a.m. Check the events tab below for a list of all upcoming dates and locations.
12—Parent Morning Mixer
29—Parent Pickleball Social
3— Parent Morning Mixer
7—Parent Morning Mixer
10—Lower School Spring Uniform Exchange
3—Parent Morning Mixer
15—Parents’ Association Spring Tennis Social
1—Parent Morning Mixer
25—Flint Hill Golf Invitational
1—Volunteer Appreciation Reception