Cultivating minds and hearts through the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty
October 21, 2019

Table of Contents:  
  • Welcome back from Fall Break
  • Volunteers greatly needed THIS week
  • Q2 Clubs start
  • Scoliosis Screenings
  • Singapore Night for Parents
  • AAC Applications
  • Yearbook Contest deadline
  • Buy yearbook
  • School Pictures
  • Fall Family Picnic
  • Literary Character Day
  • Important Dates

We hope you and your family enjoyed stepping away from the formal classroom and we look forward to seeing all the smiling faces this morning!

As we embark upon our 2nd quarter, we are in need of volunteers on campus starting today! Please consider giving of your time THIS WEEK! See the several sign-up opportunities below.

Great Hearts Western Hills Staff

Volunteers Needed for Recess
Volunteers Needed for Recess : Please email Dean Arredondo if you are interested ( You will not be able to volunteer for your child's grade level due to conflict of interest). Thank you.

Volunteers Need to Complete Required Health Screenings We need help TODAY and ALL THIS WEEK ! Please click this link to sign-up.

Reading Group Volunteers We need adults to come listen to Kindergartners-3rd Graders read aloud every Tuesday & Thursday . Sign-up here .

2nd Quarter Clubs Start Today!
Please refer to your specific club you registered your child for in order to know which designated day your child needs to attend. You should have received an email from the club teacher for the club your child is participating in this quarter.

Note from Our School Nurse
Scoliosis screenings: this is for 10 and 12 year old girls only . Please have your student wear a tank top or sports bra under their uniform polo. This screening will take place 10/23/19 . If your student is under the care of a physician for spinal issues or you would like to opt-out due to religious beliefs, please return the affidavit linked here on Oct 21 st .

Singapore Night for Parents
Tuesday, October 22
5:30-7:00 PM
(This is an adult only event.)

Academic Advisory Committee (AAC)

We are looking to add a few more committee members to our Academy Advisory Committee (AAC) and are now taking applications for service on the AAC for Great Hearts Western Hills. Chaired by the headmaster and consisting of 8-12 members including parents, guardians and faculty, this group will serve as an important forum for communication and consultation at our academy. In quarterly meetings, the committee will discuss ideas for activities and initiatives at the school while also listening to feedback from the campus community. If you feel called to serve our academy in this capacity, please review the  guidelines   and complete the attached  application   and return it on or before  October 25, 2019   to   Please disregard the timeline listed on the guidelines page and adhere to the October 25, 2019 submission deadline. When completing the application form, please use the current 2019-20 academic year when answering questions.   Should you have any questions regarding this process, please feel free to reach out to our campus at: (210) 888-9488 option 2 or email  Johanna Garcia   .

Yearbook Contest Open to all GHWH 5th & 6th Graders
Deadline for entries is October 28, 2019
Click here to download the contest flyer.

Buy your yearbook today!

To reserve a copy of your yearbook, click here to purchase!
 Yearbook sales will be online only ! Hurry and purchase your copy today!
Yearbooks will be delivered to your child the last week of school.

Individual School Photos

Monday, October 28 is school picture day.
Online purchases may be made by clicking here .

School code: XY409113Q0

(Wednesday, December 4 are re-takes should your child be sick or you are unhappy with the photos taken on the 28th of October. We do not offer spring individual photos)

Fall Family Picnic

We are proud to announce that GHWH will be hosting our first ever Fall Family Picnic on Saturday, October 26th from 5:00-8:00 PM.

This event will be open to all GHWH families and relatives.

  • Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, canopies
  • Bring any yard games you would like to share with other GHWH families
  • Pack your own food and drinks or better yet, buy dinner from an on-site food truck!
  • Brisket Boys Food Truck and Tacos Los Hermanos Food Trucks
  • Snoopy’s Snow Cones & More dessert food truck

This is going to be a fun, relaxing evening to allow GHWH families to get to know one another.
Petco has generously offered use of their parking lot for families to park.

Food Truck Menus

Literary Character Day
Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019 is Literary Character day at GHWH. Your scholar is invited to dress up as a literary character from one of the books they have read during their time at GHWH or from a book that is in line with the type of books we read at Great Hearts. Please do not send your child to school in a costume that is a reference to pop culture. We also ask that you follow the following guidelines for your child's costume:
1. Shoulders need to be covered. No tank tops, sleeveless shirts, or spaghetti straps, please. 
2. Bottoms (dresses, skirts, or shorts) should be no shorter than two inches above the knee.
3. Athletic shoes are still required. No sandals, flip-flops, or heels. 
If your child's costume meets these requirements, they do NOT need to wear their uniform underneath. If your child's costume doesn't meet these requirements, they need to wear their uniform underneath. School uniform is required for anyone choosing not to dress up. Anyone not in compliance will need to call home and have a change of clothes brought to them.
Important Dates

  • Tuesday, October 22, 5:30-7:00 PM, Singapore Math Night for Parents
  • Thursday, October 24, PSO Quarterly Meeting
  • Friday, October 25, Dismissal at 1:25 PM
  • Friday, October 25, 11:00 AM, Snowflake Fund Committee Meeting (all are welcome)
  • Saturday, October 26, 5-8 PM. GHWH Fall Family Picnic
  • Monday, October 28, - School (Individual) Picture Day
  • Monday, October 28, Yearbook Cover Contest Deadline

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