Welcome to the Week of October 11, 2020
“‘Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.’” Our hearts are full with all our teachers are doing to teach lessons using two platforms concurrently. Our hearts are just as full with all our parents are doing to support both your children and our school, as well as for our community members who are testing positive. We remain steadfast in our procedures and commitment to keeping everyone as safe as possible. Thank you for all you are doing to keep your own families safe. We are one community, and the safety precautions you take have an impact on us all.

There is no school on Monday, October 12 to allow our teachers some time for professional development provided by Great Hearts Texas. Friday, October 16 will be a full day. Remember to email Ms. Finn no later than October 16 if you would like your distance learner(s) to return to in-person schooling for Quarter 2.
At a Glance
October 12 | Student Holiday
October 16 | Full Day Friday
October 16 | End of Quarter 1 and R&R Weekend
October 16 | Quarter 1 Evaluations Sent Home
October 16 | Deadline to Email Ms. Finn About Returning to In-Person Learning
October 19-23 | Fall Break (No School)
October 26 | Quarter 2 Begins
October 27 | Grade 4 Open Forum
October 30 | Storybook Festival
November 5 | Fall Individual Picture Day
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A Closer Look
Spirit Night at Panda Express
Our first Spirit Night of the year is right around the corner! Help raise money for the school and show your Mustang spirit by visiting any Panda Express location next Wednesday, October 14. 28% of sales will be donated to Great Hearts Irving.

Last Chance for Spirit Store Sale!
Our wonderful PSO's brand new Spirit Store is running a storewide sale! Now through 10/13, use the code GREATHEARTSNS20 to receive 20% off your entire order! 5% of your purchase price comes back to Great Hearts Irving as a donation.

Quarter 1 Evaluations
Student evaluations for Quarter 1 will be sent home/emailed this Friday, October 16. Please remember that evaluations are written with parents in mind. We recommend discretion in sharing specific details of evaluations with your children.
On the Horizon
Storybook Festival
Does your child know what their storybook costume will be? Have you looked at our Amazon Wish List and considered donating a book to help us grow our school library? Our biggest school-wide celebration of the year is only days away!