Middle School Newsletter - May 25, 2022
Message From Division Director
Our ability to run a successful program and provide a great educational experience for our students depends on a lot of people — faculty and staff, students, and all of you as parents. We are particularly grateful to those of you who have volunteered throughout the year; no easy task this year given our limited opportunities. We look forward to celebrating you next Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. on the John M. Thomas Terrace. The uber-volunteer, of course, is Parents’ Association President Sibel Unsal. I met Sibel 13 years ago when our kids were in Kindergarten together and have been amazed ever since — by her tireless support of and involvement with the school and her incredible gift for connecting parents with each other. I wonder how effective I might have been over the years if only I had worked as many hours at school as Sibel! She has given so much to the day-to-day operations of Flint Hill and even more to our efforts to build community with all of you. As she and her son graduate this year, we should all find time in the coming weeks to thank her for all she has done.
Director of the Middle School
Eighth Grade — Independent Service Project
We are excited to resume our community service programming for next year. For rising eighth graders, this means the return of our independent service project. Similar to a model used in our Upper School, students will independently research organizations, set up their service opportunities, fulfill a minimum of ten hours of community service work, and prepare a presentation for peers about their experience. Students may complete service hours during the summer prior to eighth grade, and full details and documentation forms will be available by the start of school.
Community Service Resources — whether you are exploring opportunities for your family or yourself, here are some great resources to get you started.
If you have any questions about this information, please contact Middle School Community Service Coordinator Ann Bazzarone.
Medication Pick Up
Any medication sent to the School Clinic for this school year must be picked up on or before Friday, June 3, between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., or Monday, June 6, between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Emergency medication (EpiPens, inhalers, diabetic supplies) must be picked up by Monday, June 6.
Medications are not stored at the School over the summer.
All medication not picked up by June 6 will be discarded.
Please call the division clinic to schedule a time for you to pick up your child’s medication.
The phone numbers for the clinics are:
Lower School Clinic
Middle School Clinic
Upper School Clinic
To help protect the integrity and privacy of virtual events, we have placed all the links to Google Meet virtual events in Husky Hub via the All-School Calendar.
Memorial Day — Flint Hill Offices Closed
Monday, May 30
Parents’ Association Volunteer Appreciation Social
Wednesday, June 1, 8:15-9:15 a.m., John M. Thomas Terrace, Peterson Middle School
Friday, May 27 — Language exam, 8-9 a.m. (extra time as needed), followed by a modified class schedule and a regular 3:30 p.m. dismissal.
Tuesday, May 31 — History exam, 8-9 a.m. (extra time as needed). Math exam 10:15-11:15 a.m. (extra time as needed), followed by lunch, flexible time in the afternoon and a regular 3:30 p.m. dismissal.
Wednesday, June 1 — English exam 8-9 a.m. (extra time as needed). Science exam, 10:15-11:15 a.m. (extra time as needed), followed by lunch, Huskyfest (similar to Field Day) and a regular 3:30 p.m. dismissal.
Middle School Closing and Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony
Thursday, June 2, 1-2 p.m., Upper School Gym
- All Middle School students should arrive at the Middle School by 12:30 p.m. Parents should park in the Upper School lot and head directly to the gym. Eighth graders will gather on the John M. Thomas Terrace for a class picture prior to the ceremony.
- Middle School students and faculty will walk over to the Upper School gym.
- Our closing program will showcase reflections on the year and a musical performance before turning our focus to the eighth graders for some awards and the promotion certificates.
- Parents and relatives are invited to attend.
- Recommended Dress for students — a collared shirt or blouse with khaki-style or dress pants; skirt with a blouse; or sundress.
- Students may go home with their parents immediately after the ceremony.
Eighth Grade Dance
Thursday, June 2, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Middle School Commons
- Recommended dress — a dress or a suit jacket, dress pants and a tie.
- Parents are welcome to take pictures on the John M. Thomas Terrace at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 10, 10 a.m.-noon.
Final Grade Reports Available Online
Wednesday, June 15, 4 p.m.
Summer Programs Begin
Tuesday, June 21
All of these links can be found on the COVID-19 Health Information tile on the Resource Board.
Reminder: Keep Everyone Healthy by Staying Home if Sick
If your student has fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, you should keep them home to recover. They must be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school.
Parent Volunteers: You’re Invited!
We want to recognize and thank you for your service to our School community. Join us on June 1, 8:15-9:15 a.m., for a breakfast reception on the John M. Thomas Terrace. Invitations were emailed, but you can also RSVP by emailing Olivia Landrum. We hope to see you there!
Volunteer at the Igloo Snack Bar
We appreciate parent volunteers helping at the Igloo! Sign up for a morning or afternoon shift here.
All About the Lower School!
The last few days have been all about the Lower School. On Friday, I joined sixth grade parents as they decorated student lounges for a big reveal on Monday. These Huskies will be making the leap to Middle School soon, and I think we all just wanted them to know how proud we are of them. Also, who doesn’t love a celebration? Read more.