Upper School Newsletter - NOVEMBER 17, 2021
Message From Division Director
As you approach the Flint Hill Upper School from the parking lot, you ascend a hill to reach the building. The northeastern approach is gradual with a walkway and the northwestern approach has stairs to assist with the steeper incline, but either way, everyone must exert a bit of effort to reach the school. I have stared at that geography multiple times, often while doing carpool duty. I have often thought that there is a useful metaphor in the school’s elevated landscape, but I hadn’t found the metaphor until this past weekend.
My epiphany came from the different groups that reached “the top of the hill” this weekend. Followers of our fine arts social media will know that our dance program finally got to perform The Nutcracker for a live audience after a two-year pandemic forced hiatus. It was a magical weekend run that represented months of preparation. Another group that ascended the hill this weekend was the Varsity Volleyball team, which won the state championship on Saturday. Though we are becoming accustomed to their dominance, we should never forget that their success comes from countless hours of training and practice.
I suppose I could continue with countless examples of Huskies climbing their own hill. There are so many different activities and classes at Flint Hill that the examples must be nearly limitless. As I continue to meet members of the community, I would love to hear from Flint Hill families about other hills that our students are climbing. I want to make sure to give them a Husky high five when they reach the top.
Director of the Upper School
Grades 7-12 Winter Percussion Concert — November 17, 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.
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.
Winter Percussion Concert
Wednesday, November 17, 7 p.m.
Monday, November 22-Friday, November 26
Monday, November 29
Week of Thankful Giving
Monday, November 29-Wednesday, December 1
Students will have the opportunity, in advisory, to sign up to bring an item for donation to Food for Others.
Reminder: Keep Everyone Healthy by Staying Home if Sick
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.
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 look forward to it each year … As we approach Thanksgiving, I am filled with so much gratitude, and I could spend this entire newsletter sharing stories about the many people and experiences that I am grateful for. But, I had to narrow it down. 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.