Curriculum Night-August 26
Join us for this year’s Curriculum Night on Thursday, August 26! Curriculum Night is an annual event for parents to come to school and spend an evening experiencing their student’s school day. After a welcome in the courtyard, you will have the chance to travel to your student’s classrooms and enjoy a mini-lesson from each teacher. The evening will conclude with a Parent/Teacher meet & greet in the courtyard with some light refreshments!

Who: GHNO Upper School Parents
What: Curriculum Night
Where: Courtyard, then classrooms
When: Thursday, August 26

Schedule of events:
5:45 – 6:00 Arrival (student schedules provided in the courtyard)
6:00 – 6:15 Welcome-in the courtyard
6:20 – 7:35 Lessons in classrooms
7:35 – 8:00 Parent/Teacher Meet & Greet in the Courtyard

Looking forward to seeing you on August 26!
Community Investment
Hello Griffins! My name is DeAnna Macias, I am the Director of Community Engagement and Academy Giving for GHNO. I love building a strong community of parents and teachers but my most important job is running our Community Investment Annual Campaign at GHNO.
I have been a mom of a Great Hearts school since 2014 when GHMV opened, I graduated my oldest from GHMV in 2018 and my two youngest have attended GHNO since the opening in 2015. Our family considers it an honor to support the CI campaign, where all our gifts stay right here on campus. I invite you to join me in supporting our school. This is the single most important way you can support our teachers and school.
Join our mission and support GHNO!
You can set up your Community Investment contributions here. We ask families who are able, to give $1,200 per school year for each student. This helps us fill the gap between what we receive from the state (about $1500 less per student than district schools) versus what it actually takes to run our prep-school program. Please consider giving $110 per month from August to June to meet this $1,200 per student need. Please note: if you are unable to give the requested amount, a gift at any level is greatly appreciated! Should you have questions please contact me at DeAnna Macias for assistance. 
Thank you to all the families who are already giving to the Community Investment Campaign for the 2021-22 school year! We are so grateful for your support.
Events & Happenings on Campus
Tomorrow Night! 7-8th See Ya' Summer Soiree-GHNO Gym

stinOrder TONIGHT! We have two distinct parties for our 7th and 8th graders on Aug 21st. We hope our new and returning friends can get to know one another as they enjoy some silly icebreakers, pizza, and the colossal Wrecking Ball Inflatable. art
This is a parent-chaperoned event and we'd love for more help, we really need 8th-grade parents! $10 tickets and chaperone link found at

**We will be social distancing to the maximum extent we can, this event will flow through the gym and outside. Masks are strongly recommended.
Spirt Shirt Fridays-Benefiting the Senior Classes fundraising efforts for their DC Trip.
To participate is easy, have your student bring one dollar every Friday to their first-period teacher or $20 for the whole year. Cash or check only.
7th-grade event- September 4th-1st Annual "Explore Like a Naturalist" event! Students and parents will be grouped into teams for a Photo Scavenger Hunt. The day will be full of riveting competition, adventuring through the park, and photographing fun memories!

RSVP here, and find additional details about this fun event!

*Please bring bug spray & sunscreen & a water bottle! We want everyone to be safe & healthy during the festivities.
Homecoming 2021
More information to come about Homecoming Week, Sept 13-17th, but for now, please take note that Highschoolers will be wearing mums on Friday, Sept 17th.

The High School Homecoming Dance will be on Saturday, September 18, 7-10 PM.
Additional information on the homecoming dance will be coming to high school families in a stand-alone email next week.

Dance Lessons-We strongly encourage you to attend at least one, but it is not mandatory. Please sign up for a day!

Dance Lessons will take place in the Gym on the following days:

  • Friday 8/20/21 3-4 pm
  • Tuesday 8/24/21 3-4 pm
  • Wednesday 8/25/21 3-4 pm
  • Tuesday 9/7/21 3-4 pm
  • Friday 9/10/21 2-3 pm

Students should leave Lyceum after the dismissal bell, pack up, and head to the Gym. Pick-up will begin as soon as the instruction hour is over in the West Lot.

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Milligan.

High School Mums & Garters
Our senior parent committee is selling mums and garters, so do not let nerves about the assembly of them hold you back from participating! Their design is fun and brimming with school spirit. The proceeds of those sold will go towards a gift for the school from the graduating Class of 2022.

Place your order by the end of August 27th, to get a FREE layer of embellishments. The last day to order is Sept 3rd.
Sports Events & Griffin Gear
Volleyball Games

Girls Volleyball-Away Game-Monday August 23rd-5:30/6:30 PM
JV and Varsity girls volleyball play at Atonement at 5:30/6:30 Mon 8/23
Home Game at GHNO Gym-August 31 5:30/6 PM
Calling all Griffins! Need some Griffin gear? follow this link to see all the items that are available for purchase.

Please note you must order by August 31 in order to receive it back by Mid-September.
Mr. Funes has a video from mid-week he would like to share, click here to watch!

Also, a Q&A on traffic was emailed today, you can find that email here.

This and more can be found in our complete traffic plan which you can find here.
Odds & Ends
Lunch Menu Update-an email was sent earlier this week. You can review that email here.

Textbooks-returning students, please check your homes for any textbooks from last year and return them to the front desk as soon as possible.

Lunch Delivery: Students should bring their lunch to school with them daily. Hot lunch is also available on campus for free for all students. If lunch is forgotten at home, parents may drop it off at the lower school front desk by 10 a.m. Lunches will be taken to the Upper School front desk, but are not able to be delivered, students should check the front desk if they anticipate a lunch delivery.

Parents may deliver outside food for students on special occasions. Lunch deliveries by outside service providers will not be accepted.

Visitors: Though we would have hoped to welcome more families back on our campus at this time we must limit visits to our campus to only those volunteers essential to school operations.
PSO News

Used Uniform Sale at Curriculum Night August 26
Need some khakis? We'll be selling them for a song, along with upper school tops at the August 26th Curriculum Night. Want to know more about PSO, or buy GHNO Spirit items go to the PSO Website.
Additional Resources for Families
Please see our GHNO Website for additional information on our Academy including Parent Resources!
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