Contents
  • Notes from the Headmasters
  • GHI Announcements
  • Academy Giving
  • PSO
  • Campus Update for 2020-2021
  • Lower School Announcements
  • Attendance
  • Singapore/Spalding Night
  • Cricket Match
  • Window into Wonder
  • Coffee with the Headmaster
  • Club Pick-up
  • Prairie Lights
  • Communication
  • Upper School Announcements
  • College Counselor News
  • Game Nights
  • Food Drive
  • Yearbook Request
Upcoming Events
  • Nov. 6 | Town Hall for Campus Update for 2020-2021
  • Nov. 7 | Town Hall for Campus Update for 2020-2021
  • Nov. 8 | High School Game Night
  • Nov. 14 | K-5 Singapore/Spalding Night: The Sequel
  • Nov. 15 | Middle School Game Night
  • Nov. 16 | Lower School Faculty vs. Parent Cricket Match
  • Nov. 16 | 2020 Floresco Invitation Submission Deadline
  • Nov. 18 | Grade 3 Coffee with the Headmaster
  • Nov. 25-29 | Thanksgiving Holiday Break
Notes from the Headmasters
Great Hearts Irving Announcements
Academy Giving News

The Floresco Committee is looking for creative artwork! The 2020 invitation will be designed by a GHI student. One design will be chosen, and all other entries will be displayed at Floresco. See here for the entry requirements and other Academy Giving news.
PSO News

The next GHI Spirit Day will be held on Friday, November 22 from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. at the Children's Health Star Center Ice Rink. See here for more information.

Also, see here for the House and Room Parent contact list.
Campus Update for 2020-2021

Mr. David Denton, Executive Director for Great Hearts North Texas, will be hosting two Town Hall Meetings next week to discuss the current fifth grade class moving into the Upper School for sixth grade next school year. Click here to view his announcement and further details. 


The Town Halls are scheduled for Wednesday, November 6 from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and Thursday, November 7 at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Both events will be held at the Upper School, and sign up is strongly encouraged. 
Lower School Announcements
Attendance

As a public school, funding is tied directly to attendance. As we enter cold and flu season, please consider scheduling appointments before or after 9:25 a.m. so that students can be counted present for the day. If your student must be absent, please email attendance@greatheartsirving.org, and bring a doctor's note if you were at a medical appointment.
Singapore/Spalding Night: The Sequel

We will host a second Singapore/Spalding Night for adults only on November 14. Parents of K-2 students should attend from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Parents of 3-5 students should attend from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Please enter at the east (Green Carline) door and gather in the Forum.
Faculty vs. Parent Cricket Match

Our faculty team has been practicing diligently to put up as brave a fight as they can against our eager, cricket-loving parent team. Join us at Cimarron Park on Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to cheer on both teams as they compete for glory on the cricket pitch. Click here for details.
Window into Wonder Tours

Lower School families are invited to join the Headmaster for one of many Window into Wonder Tours, where we will spend time exploring the rich instruction your children experience every day. Click here to register.
Coffee with the Headmaster

Third grade parents are invited to our Coffee with the Lower School Headmaster on November 18 from 8:00-8:45 a.m. Please sign in at the front desk.
Club Pick-up

Students should be picked up from clubs at the east (Green Carline) entrance. Please park and walk up to the east steps to pick up your student. Please remember to bring your visor and drive with caution. There are no traffic directors on duty at this time.
Prairie Lights Sneak-a-Peak

On Saturday, November 23 at 6:30 p.m., a team of Great Hearts faculty will be participating in Prairie Lights, a three mile walk/run. You are invited to form your own team and participate alongside our faculty or come and cheer them on. Click here for more information.
Communication
 
Open and proactive communication is vital to the health of our school community. As teachers and staff spend most of the day away from their desks providing extraordinary instruction, email is the primary method of communication. We endeavor to respond to all emails as promptly as possible.
Upper School Announcements
College Counselor News: Parent Zoom Meeting

Please join the GHI College Counselor for the Parent Zoom Meeting on Tuesday, November 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to discuss student assessments. To join, email Ms. Priscilla O'Neill at Priscilla.Oneill@GreatHeartsIrving.org with the subject line, “Parent Zoom Meeting Request.”
Game Nights

Upper School is hosting two Game Nights! High school students (9-11) are invited on Friday, November 8 and Middle School students (6-8) are invited on Friday, November 15. Both events will be held at the Upper School from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Click here for volunteer sign-ups and see this link to RSVP.
Food Drive

House Belisarius is partnering with Irving Cares to host a school-wide Food Drive. All Upper School students are invited to participate 11/6-11/20. Keep an eye out for future House-sponsored, school-wide charity opportunities! 
Yearbook Request

The Yearbook Club is in the process of collecting pictures. Please send any photographs you have taken of 2019-2020 school events to Info@GreatHeartsIrving.org.