Contents
  • Notes from the Headmasters
  • GHI Announcements
  • PSO
  • Academy Giving
  • Lower School Announcements
  • Math Minutes
  • Window into Wonder
  • Latin Appreciation Night
  • Upper School Announcements
  • Winter Concert
  • Yearbook Sales
  • Junior Production
  • Junior Dinner
  • Parent Auxiliary Group
  • Sixth Grade World Cultures Celebration
Upcoming Events
  • Dec. 23-Jan. 3 | Winter Break
  • Jan. 8 | Grade 11 Coffee with the Headmaster
  • Jan. 10-11 | Junior Production
  • Jan. 15 | GHI Spirit Night
  • Jan. 16 | Junior Dinner and PSO Workshop
  • Jan. 17 | End of Q2
  • Jan. 18 | World Cultures Celebration
  • Jan. 20 | MLK Day
  • Jan. 22 | LS Tour
  • Jan. 23 | Latin Appreciation Night and US Window into Wonder
  • Jan. 24 | LS Evaluations Sent, US Full-day Friday
NOTES FROM THE HEADMASTERS
GREAT HEARTS IRVING ANNOUNCEMENTS
PSO News
Today, Wednesday, December 18 is the last day to give toward the Snowflake Fund! Donations can be made by sending cash or check to the front desk marked "Snowflake Fund." Payment can also be submitted via Venmo (@PSOGHI) or online.
Academy Giving News

See here for the latest Academy Giving News, including a letter from the Director, Keo Strull, and information about AmazonSmile!
LOWER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Math Minutes

Parents often ask, “How can I help my student with math at home?” With the holidays upon us, you will encounter numerous opportunities to highlight math skills with your children. Cooking, for example, involves several kinds of math. Let them use your measuring cups and spoons to practice their units of measurement. Doubling a recipe (or cutting it in half) is real-life practice with adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions. Pull out a ruler and calculate the surface area or volume of a pan of brownies. Your child will likely have mental math strategies at hand, but you can also take a moment to write out the math equations involved. Encouraging your children to help out in the kitchen can show students how math fits in to everyday life for us all.
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.
Latin Appreciation Night

All are invited to join us on January 23 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for a special night in celebration of our Latin program. Our teachers are preparing to regale you with an exploration of Latin and the reasons why we teach it, dramatic recitations, and more. We hope to see you there!
UPPER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Seventh and Ninth Grade Winter Concert

We are excited to announce that the Winter Concert will take place on Thursday, December 19 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Click  here for event details.
Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks are now available for purchase! Relive the wonder and laughter that sprang forth from reading great books, thinking great thoughts, and forging great friendships over the course of the 2019-2020 school year. Order your yearbook online today by entering our School Yearbook ID Code: 14028320. 
Junior Production

The GHI junior class will be performing Shakespeare’s  Much Ado About Nothing at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10 and at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 11. This is a date change. Held at the  Firehouse Theater, all performances will last two hours with an intermission. Tickets are $10 each or $60 per family and will be sold online through January 9. Tickets will be sold at the door on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Junior Dinner

We are pleased to announce that all juniors are invited to the Junior Dinner on Thursday, January 16 from 5:15 to 7:45 p.m. at the Great Hearts Irving Upper School. Students will enjoy a leisurely evening dining, conversing, and engaging in various edifying diversions together with their faculty. See here for further detail.
Sixth Grade World Cultures Celebration

Our World Cultures Celebration will take place on Saturday, January 18 from 5:30- 7:00 p.m. Sixth-grade students and their families are invited to attend and bring a dish from their culture for a potluck dinner. You may sign up to bring food or supplies here. Students are welcome to wear traditional garb, and may contact Mrs. Malpiedi at patricia.malpiedi@greatheartsirving.org if they would like to perform a cultural dance, poem, or song.
Parent Auxiliary Group: Winter Dance

High School Parents, we are eager to solicit your support in coordinating the upcoming Winter Dance (Sat 2/8) for our High Schoolers! If you would like to contribute your time for decorations, food, clean-up/set-up, tickets, chaperoning, and supporting our student committee, contact Mr. Schuler at david.schuler@greatheartsirving.org to express your interest in the Parent Auxiliary Group.