At Great Hearts Irving, we endeavor to keep our hearts open to the joy of what is true, good, and beautiful each day of the year. Nevertheless, December is the time of year when our hearts and others' are opened yet further by the special joy of the holiday season. James Clear is a photojournalist who writes about an anthropologist who once asked the children of an African tribe to race toward a tree. The first to arrive could have all the fruit. The children then joined hands and ran as one. When asked why they all ran together, the children replied, "Ubantu. Is it possible for one to be happy if everyone else is sad?" In their language Ubantu means, "I exist because we exist."
As we move into January, we will return to having Art in our dedicated Art classrooms. Both rooms have been outfitted with desk shields, and all safety protocols will continue to be observed, including students wearing masks and sitting as socially-distanced as possible and maintaining existing cohort groups. In addition, close contact guidelines have been updated by the CDC and TEA. We will continue to implement our safety standards and notify families of the appropriate course of action should cases occur.
Great Hearts Irving is, first and foremost, a community, drawn into unity with one another by common purpose and our shared commitment to educating our children in wonder, virtue, and wisdom. We are grateful for your continued support and partnership within this community.