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Upper School Newsletter - April 7, 2021

NEW/UPDATED INFORMATION

 

Quote of the Week

“The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.” — Herbert Spencer

Interesting Article

Tips to Finish the School Year Strong

 

Climate Survey Coffee

Join us on Wednesday, April 14, at noon while we examine the climate survey process in greater detail. Google Meet link.

 

Parent Education Webinar — Social Media, Tech, and Social-Emotional Health

All parents in the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools are welcome to attend this webinar on Thursday, April 15, noon-1:15 p.m. Please register using this link and contact Director of Counseling Ilana Reyes with any questions.

Join us for a refreshing, practical, and eye-opening presentation about parenting in the digital age — featuring The Social Institute’s founder and CEO, Laura Tierney.

Laura will share the latest updates and best practices to:

  • Strengthen communications with your children through student-respected conversation starters about social media and technology.
  • Empower students to navigate social-emotional health, social media, and technology during this uncertain time.
  • Discuss concerns related to the pandemic, while learning insights shared by students and researchers.
  • Develop shared family standards for balancing technology in healthy ways.
  • Inspire everyday use of important lessons that seventh-eighth grade students will learn during advisory.

We look forward to you joining us for this dynamic and informative session!

About The Social Institute

The Social Institute partners with schools nationwide to empower students, parents and educators to navigate social-emotional health, social media, and technology positively through comprehensive, gamified lessons that meet students on their level. By reinforcing character strengths like empathy, integrity, and teamwork and by showcasing their role models (from parents to U.S. Olympians), we help students be their best selves to “win at social” — social interactions and social media. As digital natives and parents ourselves, we bridge the needs of students and parents. Our partners include Ravenscroft School, Gaston Day School, Gilman School, Woodward Academy, U.S. Olympic athletes, Duke Men’s Basketball, ESPN, and other forward-thinking institutions around the nation.

 

Major Minors "Drive-In Concert"

Thursday, April 15, 6:30 p.m., Upper School parking lot

Enjoy the music of Flint Hill's a cappella group, the Major Minors, from the comfort and safety of your car! This live musical performance will be transmitted by FM radio to attendees enjoying the show from their vehicles in the Upper School faculty parking lot.

 

Athletics Corner

Welcome to the Athletics Corner! Find all your Flint Hill Athletic weekly updates here!

Fall Sports Schedule:

    • We are very excited about fall sports matches this week
    • Schedule:
      • Friday, April 9, Girls Soccer against Holton at Holton, 4:15 p.m.
      • Friday, April 9, Girls Field Hockey against Holton at Holton, 4:15 p.m.
      • Friday, April 9, Girls Volleyball against Holton, 4:15 p.m.
      • Friday, April 9, Cross Country against Holton, 4:15 p.m.
      • Saturday, April 10, Boys Soccer against St. James, 11 a.m.
      • Saturday, April 10, Football Scrimmage against St. James, 2 p.m.
  • We are hoping to stream these matches on our Flint Hill YouTube channel 

Fall Sport Covid-19 Testing:

  • In order to prepare for mixed cohort practices, intrasquad play, and competition with other schools, we began PCR Covid-19 testing for in-season athletes in February. We will test fall athletes in all grades, on Thursdays before practice. This Covid-19 testing schedule will allow us to schedule competitions on Fridays and Saturdays with other schools that are also testing. All in-season athletes must complete Covid-19 testing each week in order to practice or compete.
  • Students must test on Thursday to play in matches or games.

Husky Highlights:

  • Every week on social media, we like to highlight a Husky who is exhibiting our Flint Hill Values on and off the field.
  • This week we would like to highlight senior Zoe Huand! Coach DeNure had this to say about Zoe, “The University Maryland commit has put in countless hours in the off-season to continue getting better. As a setter, she is the “quarterback” of our team and is a true leader. Zoe is the ultimate competitor but also brings energy and personality on the court. At our practices this season, she has been a true leader and always encourages her teammates. Zoe exemplifies everything we want in our players, and we look forward to following her career in Maryland.” Way to go, Zoe!!

Spring Sports:

  • Will start on Monday, April 12, with practices Monday-Friday.
  • All spring sports matches will be on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the season.
  • Please attend the Spring Sports Parent Meeting on Thursday, April 15, 6 p.m.  Please find the link here.

Spring Virtual Activity Credit

  • Starting April 12 and lasting to May 28. Students will have the ability to gain an activity credit by participating in the virtual strength and conditioning program.
  • Please find information about the spring virtual activity credit here.

Social Media:

  • Please follow our social media accounts @flinthillathletics on Instagram and @Athletics_FHS on Twitter for fun challenges between our athletes, husky highlights, and photos from our athletic events!

 

 

Save the date! JK-12 Virtual Parent Trivia Night Tuesday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.

Place save the date for this fun community-building event that will bring both newly-enrolled and current families together for an evening of trivia! Parents will receive a formal email invitation with more details next week.

 

School Store Update

  • Have questions about items in the store? Click here to schedule a 15-minute consultation. Don’t have time to make an appointment? Feel free to email me with any questions, and I will be happy to make suggestions for your next purchase.
  • Check out the Last Chance Spirit Wear section of the School Store website. With extremely limited quantities left, these sale items won’t last long.

Restock Alert!

  • We are working with our vendors to restock boys’ shorts, inventory should arrive in the next two weeks. Check out the Restock Alert tab for items that have been recently restocked.

How do I make an exchange or return?

  • Please contact Adrienne Robinson within 30 days of your original purchase.
  • 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.
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Upcoming Events

Upper School Climate and Culture Coffee
April 14, noon-1 p.m.
Google Meet Link
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Parent Education Webinar — Social Media, Tech, and Social-Emotional Health
Thursday, April 15, noon-1:15 p.m.
All parents in Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools are welcome to attend this webinar. Please register using this link, and contact Director of Counseling Ilana Reyes with any questions.
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Major Minors "Drive-In Concert"
Thursday, April 15, 6:30 p.m., Upper School parking lot
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Senior Picnic
Wednesday, April 21,11:30 a.m.

 

Virtual Arts Jam, 7-10 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21
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JK-12 Virtual Parent Trivia Night
Tuesday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
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