Welcome to the Week of November 1, 2020
We eagerly welcome November as we enjoy the additional hour of daylight savings. Remember to have turned back your clocks as the new week awaits.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow writes in his poem, "The Harvest Moon,"
It is the Harvest Moon! On gilded vanes
And roofs of villages, on woodland crests
And their aerial neighborhoods of nests
Deserted, on the curtained window-panes
Of rooms where children sleep, on country lanes
And harvest-fields, its mystic splendor rests!
Gone are the birds that were our summer guests,
With the last sheaves return the laboring wains!
All things are symbols: the external shows
Of Nature have their image in the mind,
As flowers and fruits and falling of the leaves;
The song-birds leave us at the summer's close,
Only the empty nests are left behind,
And pipings of the guail among the sheaves.
We may have gained one hour in time, but as time passes, we inevitably grow older. We find ourselves caught up in the daily activities of living, and we do not always realize how much time has passed, or how much we have changed. Take a moment to celebrate the beautiful changes in your children already this year as they discover new knowledge, explore the world in wonder, and grow in virtue.
At a Glance
November 5 | Fall Individual Picture Day
November 9 | Open Enrollment Begins
November 16 | Grade 3 Open Forum
November 18 | Spirit Night at Lamberti's Ristorante
November 19 | Grandparents' Day
November 23-27 | Thanksgiving Break
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A Closer Look
Fall Individual Picture Day
In-person students will have their pictures taken this Thursday, November 5th. Students should come dressed in their regular school uniforms.

Distance Learning scholars are invited to a special off-site picture day provided by Lifetouch. More details on that opportunity are forthcoming.
Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment for students new to Great Hearts Irving—including all incoming Kindergarteners—begins Monday, November 9. Submit an application by Friday, December 11 to be entered into the lottery and have the best chance of receiving an offer.

Temperature Checks
With colder temperature upon us, we will no longer be taking students' temperatures when they arrive in the morning. Teachers will have thermometers in the classrooms, and we implore families to keep ill students at home. Please continue to monitor for symptoms at home and help to keep our school community healthy.
On the Horizon
Grandparents' Day
In an ordinary year, we would welcome our grandparents into our school building for an open house to meet their grandkids' teachers and see some of the work they are doing for school. Because that is not possible this year, we will be helping our scholars make special crafts for their grandparents which we are recommending be delivered on November 19th. More details to come.