Upper School Notes – January 23, 2019
Greetings Upper School Parents,
Last weekend, we celebrated the contributions of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Across the nation, there was a focus on justice and equality for all. Several of our students participated in a presentation during a recent town meeting that helped to put things into perspective. The contributions of Dr. King have made an impact locally, nationally and globally. I urge the members of our community to do more, in the area of service, while continuing to focus on making a difference, in the lives of others.
This week marks the start of the second semester. Our Seniors have slightly more than a quarter of classes remaining, before the beginning of the senior project experience.
This is also Winterfest week, and the building will be full of energy, as our basketball programs (girls’ and boys’) prepare to represent this amazing community, in one of the biggest rivalries in the Washington area. There will be games, activities and surprises throughout the day on Saturday. Please don’t miss out on the excitement!
I will look forward to seeing you soon.
Quote of the Week
“Challenge is the pathway to engagement and progress in our lives. But not all challenges are created equal. Some challenges make us feel alive, engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Others simply overwhelm us. Knowing the difference as you set bigger and bolder challenges for yourself is critical to your sanity, success, and satisfaction.” — Brendon Burchard
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Join us for a day of basketball and an activity-filled, family-friendly dinner before we make Husky History with a special announcement you won’t want to miss!
Bring the whole family and watch the games from the family watch area! Enjoy bite-sized dinner, and have some fun in the photo or GIF booth. Take home a special creation from our paper artist, or let your little ones color with Klondike! See you on Saturday!
When: Saturday, January 26
Where: Flint Hill’s Upper School Campus
Schedule of Events:
10:45 a.m. Freshman Boys vs. SSSA
12:45 p.m. JV Girls vs. Potomac
2:30 p.m. JV Boys vs. Potomac
4:15 p.m. Varsity Girls vs. Potomac
5:30 p.m. Activities kick off and dinner begins
6:00 p.m. WE MAKE HUSKY HISTORY!
6:30 p.m. Varsity Boys vs. Potomac
Director of the Upper School
Upper School Winterfest Dance
Friday, January 25, 8:00-11:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 26
Semester Grades are made public to families at 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 29
Grades JK-12 Two-Hour Delayed Opening
Tuesday, January 29
Major Minors Winter Concert
Wednesday, January 30, 7:00 p.m.
Upper School Division Coffee: Presentation from the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) Conference
Wednesday, January 30, 8:15 a.m.
Enrollment Contracts Issued
Financial Aid Notification
Thursday, January 31
Grades JK-12 Parent Education Series: Kaleidoscope Book Club
Monday, February 4, 8:15-9:45 a.m., Multipurpose Room, Upper School Campus
Wednesday, February 6, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Lower and Middle School Campus Gym
Parents are welcome to attend this school-wide assembly, to celebrate the founding members of Flint Hill School.