A Virtual Home Away From Home

Welcome back! While we are not able to return to our home-away-from-home at Flintridge Sacred Heart, we are safer together as a residential life family by staying apart, for now.
 
The Residential Life staff is planning for our students’ return; we have some new room furniture arriving soon, some fun and colorful paint to spruce up the halls, and decorating with the 2020-21 theme, “Pokemon!”
 
We are also planning a safe reopening for all in order for us to stay safe and healthy. We are meeting as a community several times each month in groups; new student, Boarding Council, and our full residential life family. The focus of our meetings will be orientation, teambuilding and leadership development under our new social-emotional learning curriculum.
 
Stay safe!

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In this home away from home, boarders develop strong bonds during monthly birthday dinners, retreats and so much more, while also taking advantage of all that Southern California has to offer.

Monthly News

List of 4 news stories.

  • OCTOBER RESIDENTIAL LIFE NEWS

    Despite not having any resident students physically on campus, we have been busy using this time to reflect, plan and innovate in a purposeful and focused manner, and update handbooks, practices and procedures. The overall mission and vision of the residential program is to grow our girls as individuals, and to grow our residential program into a true community.

    Our students will be active community members of strong character who strive to be personally and socially responsible through service and leadership, and who aim for cultural competence and well-roundedness through faithful reflection.

    Because we are safer apart than together, we have pivoted to being an online community of 40 new and returning resident students. The following highlights the initiatives we are currently working on, and our new way of being and belonging.
     
    New for 2020-2021:
     
    Complete rewrite of the Residential Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum following the CASEL framework:
    The residential life curriculum will be delivered online for now on selected Monday evenings, and eventually in person when we reopen. The Director and Associate Director are attending online training in this area. Inclusion is a heavy focus this year, with mixed grade level halls and leaders to encourage inclusion.
     
    International service options have been shared with our international students so that they can work on their Dominican Service hours requirement. One student is creating a project to help send girls in rural Chinese villages to high school.
     
    Boarding Council Leadership Curriculum:
    Following best practices, a new leadership curriculum centered  on compassion and empowerment has been developed and will be delivered online on selected Monday evenings to grow the confidence and skills of the Boarding Council.
                                                                                                               
    Academic Support:
    All residential life staff and classroom teachers are online in the evenings each week to provide academic support to residential and day students.  A full time ELA teacher tracks student progress, provides language support, and lives on campus.

    Residence Hall Upgrades:
    We are adding a sophisticated splash of color in the residence halls with accent wall painting, in  order to provide warmth and color to the halls. New desk chairs have been placed in all student rooms.
     
    A more extensive residence hall upgrade plan is envisioned for this year and into next summer in order to upgrade electrical, install AC in the student rooms, provide new furnishings and paint, and make bathroom upgrades.
     
    Safe Reopening
    The residential leadership team is working closely with our school nurse to craft a safe reopening plan. It has been translated into Mandarin, and will be sent to all residential families. A move in day plan has also been drafted, and will be finalized closer to a reopening date.

    As always, we welcome your interest in the Residential Life program at Flintridge Sacred Heart.

  • February Boarding Hall News

    We can’t believe that we are entering the last week of February! This month was another fun filled month with a variety of activities and programing. This month we made homemade hair scrunchies, had weekly trips to the Glendale Galleria, hiked Eaton Canyon, watched the Super Bowl, learn to cook all sorts of different foods including kimchi stew, jalapeño poppers, and blueberry scones, enjoyed a fantastic day at Magic Mountain, weekly trips to an Asian market, trips to the library for study and further research for student research projects, and game nights!
  • January Boarding Hall News

    We have had a great start to the New Year! This month was full of celebrations including plenty of activities centered around Lunar New Year. This month we enjoyed an outing to go go-kart racing, had several trips to the Asian market, had several shopping trips to dWe have had a great start to the New Year! This month was full of celebrations including plenty of activities centered around Lunar New Year. This month we enjoyed an outing to go go-kart racing, had several trips to the Asian market, had several shopping trips to different malls, ate hot pot in Ms. Sam’s apartment to celebrate Lunar New Year, have gone to the Rose Bowl several times for afternoon walks, lots of game nights in the halls, made homemade dumplings for Lunar New Year and enjoyed rowing lessons from Ms. Sarah on our new erg machine in the gym. 
  • December Boarding Hall News

    We are in the final days of 2019 and the girls are busy studying for their finals. The past couple of weeks have gone well with plenty of activities and celebrating this holiday season. This month we enjoyed an outing to Descanso Gardens to see the Enchanted Forest, had several trips to the library to study for finals, baked Christmas cookies with Ms. Sarah and Ms. Anoosh, had several shopping trips to different malls, ate hot pot in Ms. Sam’s apartment and enjoyed getting Boba after helping with the Open House event. 

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FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART

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La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
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