Middle School Newsletter - NOVEMBER 17, 2021
Message From Division Director
Our first Middle School Activity Night is coming up the week we return from Thanksgiving Break. All students are encouraged to attend the activities on Friday, December 3, which will begin immediately after school and involve a trip to the Upper School gym to support our Girls’ Varsity Basketball team as part of the FH Tip-Off Classic basketball tournament. This is a great opportunity to socialize and connect with the Upper School program.
Parents must complete this form by Thursday, December 2, at 8 a.m. This confirms your child’s attendance at the event, your permission (or not) to receive pizza, and your 8 p.m. pick-up plan.
6–7:45 p.m. Basketball game in the Upper School gym. This will be a “whiteout” — fans are encouraged to wear white to support our FH teams. Students may wear their Tip-Off Classic shirt or other white clothing to school this day.
8 p.m. Event concludes; parents either pick up in the Middle School carpool line, meet your child at the Upper School, or transfer responsibility to another parent. Please note that Middle School students may not remain for the boys' basketball game without adult supervision.
Director of the Middle School
Grades 7-12 Winter Percussion Concert — TONIGHT, 7 p.m. Olson Theater
Winter concert season kicks off tonight with the Grades 7-12 Percussion Concert. Middle and Upper School drumlines and percussion ensembles perform an exciting repertoire of classic and contemporary pieces. Don't miss it!
Spirit and Service — Parents Can Make a Difference!
Cheer on your Huskies at the 17th annual varsity basketball home opener and give back to the community on the same day!
This year, Flint Hill is hosting a community-wide meal pack to benefit Food for Others on Friday, December 3, from 4–8 p.m., during the Tip-Off Classic basketball tournament. Parents are invited to donate food and volunteer time to pack meals.
The Igloo will move outside on both days to create the Igloo Outpost, a festive outdoor eating area with seating and heaters. Friday will even feature two food trucks: Roaming Coyote and Rocklands BBQ.
Nearly every family who enrolls at Flint Hill was either referred by or talked with a current family during the admission process. Your perspective is critically important. You are in the best position to identify potential Huskies who are a great fit for our school.
Refer a Husky and the Admission team will reach out to invite them to learn more about Flint Hill.
Articles for Middle School Parents
In the interest of sharing issues and perspectives relevant to the challenges of parenting young adolescents, here are a few articles that you might find helpful.
Safety features for teens on TikTok, Instagram and other popular social apps
How parents and educators can support healthy teen use of social media
What parents can do to make Facebook and Instagram safer
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.
Grades 7-12 Winter Percussion Concert
TONIGHT, 7 p.m., Olson Theater — Lower School Campus
Monday, November 22–Friday, November 26
Monday, November 29
Week of Thankful Giving
Monday, November 29–Wednesday, December 1
We will be collecting items to put together for Power Packs for Kids (P3) through Food For Others. Students signed up for items in advance and should check their email confirmation.
Grades 7-12 Winter Choral Concert
Thursday, December 2, 7 p.m., Olson Theater — Lower School Campus
Class of 2026 Parent Virtual Upper School Coffee and Conversations
Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Connect virtually (and casually!) with current Upper School parents. You are encouraged to bring questions that you have about the Upper School experience for this open dialogue. Register here!
Middle School Division In-Person and Virtual Coffee
Friday, December 3, 8:45 a.m., Middle School Commons
Parents are welcome to attend in-person or via Google Meet. This will be an informal open forum discussion.
Middle School Activity Night
Friday, December 3, 3:30–8 p.m.
Grades 7-12 Winter Band Concert
Tuesday, December 7, 7 p.m., Olson Theater — Lower School Campus
Grades JK-12 Two-Hour Delayed Opening
Wednesday, December 8
Grades 7-12 Winter Orchestra Concert
Thursday, December 9, 7 p.m., Olson Theater — Lower School Campus
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.
Reflections of Gratitude and Looking Ahead to December!
Attending Flint Hill’s annual Nutcracker performance over the weekend really has me in the holiday spirit! I wish you all the best for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Rest while you can, because when we return, the Flint Hill momentum will be in full speed! Read more.
Volunteer at the Igloo Outpost
The Igloo is moving outside for the 17th Annual Tip-Off Classic Basketball Tournament on Friday and Saturday, December 3-4. Help us sell concessions in the deCamp Garden, and sign up for a shift here.
Orders placed after noon on Friday, November 19, will be processed when we return from Thanksgiving break.
Pick up some great accessories and stocking stuffers at the School Store Accessory pop-up at the FH Tip-Off Classic basketball tournament on Friday, December 3, from 2:30 to 7 pm. We will have some of your favorite accessories including hats, tote bags, car stickers and more! Click here to purchase your spirit wear for Tip-Off!
The holiday season is upon us. To ensure you or your loved ones receive Flint Hill spirit wear before winter break, please place your orders by Wednesday, December 15.
The School Store uses priority shipping, but please allow a week for local packages to be delivered and up to two weeks for packages mailed outside the DMV area.
If you would like to receive your order via mail, please make sure the recipient’s name and shipping address are correct.
We recommend ordering the size that you or our 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.
To help avoid any confusion, all items that are sized for youth are marked as “youth”.
How Do I Make an Exchange or Return?
Please email Adrienne Robinson within 30 days of your original purchase. Include your order number, the item(s) that didn’t work, and if you would like to return your items or exchange them. 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 did not work for you.