Dear Lower School Families,

In recent days our Lower School campus has again sprung to life with the hum of activity. Teachers are beginning to arrive, high-quality training and professional development is underway, and furniture is finding its place—all in anticipation of the return of our scholars in just a few short days. Reminder: the first day of school is Wednesday, August 21.
Meet the Teacher

We are excited to open our doors and welcome you back to campus at Meet the Teacher Day on Monday, August 19th . Please plan to come to campus during any one of the following times:

This event is where you will learn your child's classroom and have an opportunity to drop off supplies. Nicky folders and planners will be available for purchase (cash only), and traffic plans will be distributed at these times as well. In addition, the following will be present to serve you and answer questions in their various capacities:

  • School Nurse
  • Parent Service Organization and Spirit Store
  • Athenaeum
  • Director of Academy Giving
  • Special Education
  • ESL
  • Section 504 Services
  • STAAR Results
  • Carline visors and traffic plans
  • Nicky folders and planners (cash only)

No RSVP is required.
School Supplies and Classics to Keep

Please click here to view the book and supply lists for each grade level. Please purchase the matching ISBN number for each Classics to Keep book so that page numbers in your child's book will match the teacher's. Please do not read these books in advance; they will be read and studied as part of your child's lessons during the year.

All supplies should be brought to school at Meet the Teacher on August 19th.
Drop-off and Pick-up

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 21st . School drop-off is from 7:15–7:45 , and pick-up is from 3:15–3:40 on full days and 1:20–1:45 on early-release Fridays. Traffic plans will be available to be picked up at Meet the Teacher on August 19th.

At Great Hearts Irving, true individuality is formed in the heart and mind, not in appearance. An overview of the Lower School Uniform Policy can be found at this link . Dennis Uniforms is our vendor.
Athenaeum and Homework Club

Registration for Athenaeum and Homework Club for the 2019–2020 school year is open! You may register and find information on the programs and pricing options on the website .
Upcoming Events

  • August 19th - Meet the Teacher Day
  • August 21st - First Day of School
  • September 4th - K, 2, and 4 Curriculum Night (5:30–7:30pm)
  • September 5th - 1, 3, and 5 Curriculum Night (5:30–7:30pm)
  • September 10th - Lower School Picture Day
  • September 19th - K, 2, and 4 Spalding/Singapore Night (4:30–6:00pm)
  • September 19th - 1, 3, and 5 Spalding/Singapore Night (6:30–8:00pm)
  • September 28th - Fall Festival and Upper School Building Dedication
  • September 30th - Coffee with the Headmaster, 5th Grade parents