Contents
  • Notes from the Headmasters
  • Full Day Friday Reminder
  • LS Front Desk News
  • LS Curriculum Nights
  • Picture Day
  • US Window into Wonder
  • Coffee with the US Headmaster
  • US Junior Parent Meeting
  • PSAT Boot Camp
  • 7th Grade Gathering
  • US Homework Club
  • US Evening with the Classics
  • HS Back to School Cook Out
  • US Curriculum Nights
  • PSO News
  • US Parent Service Opportunities
  • Club Offerings
  • Box Tops
  • Carline
  • North Texas Giving Day
Upcoming Events
  • Sept. 4 | K, 2, 4 Curriculum Night
  • Sept. 4 | 6 Grade Coffee with the Headmaster
  • Sept. 5 | 1, 3, 5 Curriculum Night
  • Sept. 10 | LS Picture Day
  • Sept. 11 | 7 Grade Coffee with the Headmaster
  • Sept. 11 | PSO Spirit Day
  • Sept. 18 | 6,7 Curriculum Night
  • Sept. 19 | 8-11 Curriculum Night
  • Sept. 19 | Spalding/Singapore Night
  • Sept. 28 | Fall Festival and US Building Dedication
  • Sept. 30 | 5 Grade Coffee with the Headmaster
Notes from the Headmasters
Full Day Friday Reminder

Don’t forget that this Friday, September 6 is a full day. Lower School dismissal will begin at 3:15 p.m.; Upper School dismissal will begin at 3:30 p.m. You can always check the Academic Calendar to see whether an upcoming Friday is a full day or early release.
Lower School Front Desk News

Forgotten lunches must be dropped off by 10:00 a.m. or the student will be asked to purchase a hot lunch. Also, if a student forgets a water bottle, homework, etc., the procedure will be for the front desk to email the teacher and let her know it is waiting at the desk for the student to pick up. We cannot guarantee when the teacher will be able to read the email.
Lower School Curriculum Nights

Grades K, 2, 4: Wednesday, September 4 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Schedule
Grades 1, 3, 5: Thursday, September 5 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Schedule
Picture Day

Mark your calendars! Lower School Picture Day is on Tuesday, September 10. Click here to pre-order your student’s photo package.
 
Upper School’s picture day is the morning of Thursday, September 12 . Students should arrive to school on time and in their regular school uniform. The correct flyer will be coming home today. For questions, please contact Patrick Malone, Director of Campus Operations of the Upper School, at patrick.malone@greatheartsirving.org
Upper School's Window into Wonder

GHI Upper School families are invited to join your Headmaster for one of many Window into Wonder tours beginning on September 17, where we will spend time popping into classes and observing the rich offerings available to your scholars. Please click here for more information.
Coffee with the Upper School Headmaster

Please join us for Coffee with the Headmaster at Great Hearts Irving Upper School. Slots have been filled for the  6 th Grade Coffee, but openings remain for the  7 th Grade Coffee on Wednesday, September 11. You may reserve your spot  here. Please contact  Jayshree.Bhagat@GreatHeartsIrving.org with any questions.
Upper School Junior Parent Meeting

Great Hearts Irving Upper School is hosting a  Junior Parent Meeting on  Saturday, September 7 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Parents will have the opportunity to speak with the GHI College Counselor, Ms. Priscilla O'Neill, about life after high school and college planning. Learn more about Junior Parent Meeting  here and sign up to attend  here. Please RSVP by Friday, September 6.
Upper School PSAT Boot Camp

Seats are still available at this Saturday's PSAT Boot Camp for Sophomores and Juniors. Please click here for more information.
GHI 7 th Grade Gathering

As the new school year begins at Great Hearts Irving, Puja and Saurabh Singhal want to welcome all 7 th grade parents to their home for a Wine Tasting and an afternoon of conversation and snacks. Spend time with old friends, make new friends and welcome in the new school year with some fun. Please click here for more information.
Upper School Homework Club

Homework Club is seeking responsible and personable juniors as a Homework Club program assistant. The position is a great opportunity earn money and be in a safe and convenient work environment. The responsibilities are minimal and allow for the employee to work on their homework throughout the shift. Shifts available as full- or part-week positions. Hours are from dismissal to 6:00 p.m. Please contact LaTosha Scott, the Co-Curricular Campus Coordinator, at homeworkclub.irving@gretheartstx.org
Upper School Evening with the Classics

The year’s first “Evening with the Classics” is scheduled for 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 26. Each “Evening with the Classics” event is intended to shed light upon some aspect of our school or community. For more information, please click here.
High School Back to School Cookout

The High School Cookout is back! Let's kick off the new year and spend a little time with each other relaxing and having fun. After school on  Friday, September 13, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. , High School students and teachers will gather on the lawn for food, music, and fun. Students planning to attend are welcome to wear Spirit Shirts or House Shirts  for the day— if you would like to purchase one or both, please do so by Noon on Monday 9/9 so that they can be distributed by the afternoon of Thursday 9/12. Orders for House Shirts can be placed in person at the front desk (cash or check only) or online through the Spirit Store . For more information, click here .
Upper School Curriculum Nights

Upper School Curriculum Nights will be Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. We are looking forward to inviting you to visit classes and teachers at our upcoming Curriculum Nights! These nights are an opportunity for you to sample your child's schedule and to experience a snapshot of his or her day over the course of an evening. 
 
Grades 6,7: Wednesday, September 18 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Grades 8-11: Thursday, September 19 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 p.m.

Please note, this event is for parents only. No students or young children may attend the evening.
Parent Service Organization News

Please see here for the latest PSO news and events.
Upper School Parent Service Opportunities

Dear Parents,

Please take a moment to consider contributing to our community as a volunteer, representing and serving either a student House or a specific grade level. The unity of our families thrives in the light of the example our dedicated parents embody when they seek to serve our school. We are continually humbled by the tremendous support our volunteering parents have committed to our students and our families, and we thank you for offering your time and attention to the enrichment of our culture. Virtue is embodied— and the virtue you exhibit for our students uplifts our entire community.

We hope to have House Parents and Room Parents determined by the time of the year’s first Concilium Meeting on Monday, September 23 at 8 a.m. — a meeting open to all parents focused on planning for and supporting our parent and student community in coordination with House Parents and Senators. All parents looking to serve are invited!
 
Please click here to complete a short interest form and to learn more about the House Parent and Room Parent roles.

Sincerely,

Eva Klassen, PSO President
Philip Althage, Upper School Headmaster
Club Offerings

Students will have the opportunity Thursday and Friday of this week to sign up for clubs. Click here for more information.
Box Tops

Great Hearts Irving has participated in the Box Tops for Education program since the first year. The program has earned over $2,000 for the school! Box Tops has introduced a mobile app system that allows you to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to GHI's earnings online. In this year of transition, Box Tops will also still accept the "clipped" Box Tops off of participating products. (Any "clipped" Box Tops need to be turned into the front desk of the school by October 15). Please click here for further details on this program.
Carline

If you pick up students from both Lower School and Upper School's campuses, please take 60 seconds to fill out the survey here. In an effort to make the process the most efficient, we need a count of those who pick up at both campuses. Please remember to press "submit" at the end.
GHI North Texas Giving Day
Scheduled giving for North Texas Giving Day begins early on September 9, 2019! Giving is not just about making a donation. It’s about making a difference at GHI.  

To maximize your giving, learn about Matching Gift Programs and Cash Back Reward Programs here.