Upper School Newsletter - November 11, 2020
Quotes of the Week
“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about.” — Unknown
“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” — Thomas Edison
Save the Dates: Virtual Headmaster’s Parent Discussion Series
Each year, Headmaster John Thomas offers sessions for parents in each division, sharing his insights as a parent, veteran educator, and former school counselor. These sessions will allow us to discuss how to raise children in today’s world. In the Upper School, these sessions will allow us the opportunity to openly talk about the great things that are happening in the Upper School and some of the challenges our students face at their age. Add to this the COVID experience and people expecting you to wear a mask and stay physically distant. We look forward to talking with you and engaging in healthy and positive conversations.
Grades 9-10 Virtual Headmaster's Parent Discussion Series, Tuesday, November 17, 11:30 a.m. Here is the link to the meet.
Grades 11-12 Virtual Headmaster's Parent Discussion Series, Thursday, November 19, 11 a.m. Here is the link to the meet.
Online Ordering for Virtual Learner Student Portraits Now Available
Portraits for virtual learners photographed on October 28 are now available online for ordering. If you did not receive an email from Freed Photography with your student's private gallery information, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301.652.5452.
School Store Updates
We have some great new items on the way and need to make room in our inventory. Check out our sale items and browse new items in the “Featured Products” section. Returns and exchanges are quick and easy, but items that are returned must sit in quarantine before they go back into inventory. Please order only the size you think you need, so we can keep as much inventory in stock as possible. We are happy to change out the size quickly if it doesn’t fit.
Miller House front porch pick-up is still available any time after morning carpool and before afternoon carpool. Questions? Contact Adrienne Robinson at email@example.com.
The second meeting of the virtual Kaleidoscope Book Club is scheduled for Monday, December 7, 9-9:45 a.m. We will discuss “All We Ever Wanted” by Emily Giffin. 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 first meeting and/or be added to our email list. Please contact All-School Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Miles Henderson if you have any questions.
UPDATES AND REMINDERS FROM LAST WEEK
Academic Planning Day for Faculty on December 9 — No Classes
On Wednesday, December 9, faculty will participate in an academic planning day. School will be closed to students that day, and no classes will be held.
There will be no exams in the Upper School in December. We will only have exams at the end of the school year. Classes in the Middle and Upper School will go on as regularly scheduled through December 18.
Driving Spirit Award Nominations Due December 11
Send your nominations to Ana Yarbrough.
The Driving Spirit Award recognizes current Flint Hill teachers and staff who have demonstrated ethical leadership, diligent intellectual scholarship and a commitment to teaching, coaching and mentoring students. Recipients are recognized for their contributions to the “Driving Spirit,” which makes our School the special and unique place we all value — a place that honors excellence while emphasizing the importance of our core values: respect and value all equally, lead and support with compassion, act with integrity, imagine what’s possible and blaze the trail. These teachers and staff members lead by example through their dedication and ability to energize and inspire Flint Hill’s community to new heights of learning and leadership, both inside and outside the classroom.
Please think about the great current teachers and staff members in the Flint Hill community whom you believe fit this description. Emails and letters should be sent to Ana Yarbrough by Friday, December 11.
Grades 9-10 Virtual Headmaster's Parent Discussion Series
Tuesday, November 17, 11:30 a.m.
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Grades 11-12 Virtual Headmaster's Parent Discussion Series
Thursday, November 19, at 11 a.m.
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NO HOMEWORK (with the exception of AP courses)
Monday, November 23 - Friday, November 27
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