Contents
  • Notes from the Headmasters
  • GHI Announcements
  • Academy Giving
  • PSO
  • Lower School Announcements
  • Attendance Matters
  • Singapore/Spalding Night
  • Cricket Match
  • Window into Wonder
  • Coffee with the Headmaster
  • Prairie Lights
  • Communication
  • Flag Retirement Ceremony
  • Grandparents' Night
  • Winter Concert
  • Upper School Announcements
  • College Counselor News
  • Middle School Game Night
  • Window into Wonder
  • Coffee with the Headmaster
  • Food Drive
  • Carline End Time
Upcoming Events
  • Nov. 14 | K-5 Singapore/Spalding Night: The Sequel
  • Nov. 14 | US Evening with the Classics
  • Nov. 15 | MS Game Night
  • Nov. 16 | LS Faculty vs. Parent Cricket Match
  • Nov. 16 | 2020 Floresco Invitation Submission Deadline
  • Nov. 18 | Grade 3 Coffee with the Headmaster
  • Nov. 19 | US Window into Wonder
  • Nov. 20 | Grade 7 Coffee with the Headmaster
  • Nov. 20 | LS Flag Retirement Ceremony
  • Nov. 21 | US PSO Workshop
  • Nov. 22 | GHI Spirit Day
  • Nov. 25-29 | Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Dec. 3 | US Window into Wonder
  • Dec. 9 | LS Q2 Clubs End
  • Dec. 11 | GHI Spirit Night
  • Dec. 12 | LS Winter Concert
Notes from the Headmasters
Great Hearts Irving Announcements
Academy Giving News

There is only one week left until the 2020 Floresco Invitation submission deadline! Will your student's work be featured? A decision will be made on November 18. 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.

Reserve your spot below:
Lower School Announcements
Attendance Matters

As a public school, our funding is tied directly to attendance. Every day your child is absent for 9:25 a.m. attendance, we miss out on funding from the State of Texas. As we enter cold and flu season, absences and doctor appointments will undoubtedly happen. 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 be sure to 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.
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.
Flag Retirement Ceremony

Join us beneath the flag poles in front of the Lower School on Wednesday, November 20 at 4:00 p.m. for a formal Flag Retirement Ceremony. This will be an excellent opportunity for our scholars to witness the virtue of citizenship as our old flags are retired respectfully. Students must be accompanied by an adult.
Grandparents Night

Grandparents of Lower School scholars are invited to attend a special open house on Thursday, November 21 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Bring your grandchild along and join us to spend time touring our school and visiting with your student’s teachers. Click here for an invitation.
Winter Concert

The Lower School Winter Concert will be held on Thursday, December 12 at the Irving Bible Church (2435 Kinwest Pkwy Irving, Texas 75063). K-2 Grade students should arrive at 5:00 p.m. for the program beginning at 5:15 p.m. 3-5 Grade Students should arrive at 6:00 p.m. for their program which begins at 6:30 p.m. Click here for the dress code.
Upper School Announcements
College Counselor News: SAT

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) subject test allows universities to see your child's proficiency in a specific content area. These tests are often required by selective colleges. Learn more here or by visiting the College Board website.
Middle School Game Night

Middle School (6-8) students are invited to a Game Night, held at the Upper School from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Click here to sign up to volunteer at the event, and see this link to RSVP your student.
Window into Wonder

Families are invited to join the Upper School Headmaster for Window into Wonder on November 19 from 9:15 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. Tour the building, step into classrooms, and observe all the rich offerings available to your scholars. Sign up here.
Coffee with the Headmaster

Seventh-grade families are invited to join the Upper School Headmaster on November 20 from 8:00-8:50 a.m. for coffee and an informal conversation focused on grade-level specifics. Click here 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 until November 20. Keep an eye out for future House-sponsored, school-wide charity opportunities! 
Carline End Time

All students must be picked up by 4:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. on early release days) unless they are enrolled in an after-school activity. After this time, parents must park, enter the main entrance, and sign out their student(s). All students should be picked up within 10 minutes of scheduled end times for clubs, tutoring, or sports. Late fees will apply at a rate of $1/minute.