Parent Service Organization
The transformative education offered at Great Hearts Irving would not be possible without the generous and passionate commitment of our Parent Service Organization (PSO). As a parent and/or guardian, you have joined a community of like-minded families dedicated to the success of Great Hearts Irving and its students. We value your support and commitment to our community!
The Great Hearts Irving Parent Service Organization is headed by a team of extraordinarily-talented and hardworking parents serving in a range of officer positions.
Room Parent Liaisons
In the Lower School, our Room Parent Liaisons (RPL’s) play a crucial role in helping our teachers and school to connect with parents and our parents with each other. Please see below if you aren’t sure who the RPL is for your child’s classroom. For questions about RPL’s or information about how to get in touch with them, please reach out to Mary.Pantin@greatheartstxschools.org.
Lower School students may wear Spirit Shirts (or any other Great Hearts shirts) to school on the date of all Spirit Events throughout the year. For up-to-date information on upcoming Spirit Events, visit greatheartsirving.org/spiritevents.
We support the school in a wide range of ways. No matter what your talent or schedule, your help will make a difference. If you are interested in ways to volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the Lower School or email@example.com for the Upper School.
What additional volunteer opportunities are available?
Volunteer Background Checks
We are honored to have such a wonderful parent community that partners with us so closely by helping with celebrations, festivals, and other activities. In an effort to keep everyone on campus as safe as possible, Great Hearts Texas has recently updated its policy to require a background check for anyone who will be volunteering on campus at any time throughout the year. Because the $5 fee associated with these checks across all Great Hearts Texas schools represents a considerable expense, our district leaders have asked parents to help by covering the cost themselves.
If you plan to volunteer on campus this year, please complete your background check and pay the $5 fee today. All parents must pass the background check in order to volunteer, so don’t wait until it’s too late! The background check must be completed once per school year. It is recommended to complete the check on a computer rather than a cell phone.
Donate to PSO
Did you know that every Great Hearts Irving parent is already a member of the PSO? As part of the PSO, all Great Hearts Irving parents are strongly encouraged to take an active role in their child’s education by giving of their time, talent, and treasure. Every dollar you donate to PSO goes toward supporting the mission, teachers, and students of Great Hearts Irving.
PSO Board Meetings
Once a year in May, the PSO Board meets to elect and install the new officers for the upcoming academic year. This year’s annual meeting was held on Wednesday, May 17th at 8am. We are looking forward to our next annual meeting on Friday, May 17th, 2024 at 8am at the Lower School.
For the 2023-2024 school year, the PSO has scheduled quarterly meetings of the Board occurring on the following dates:
- Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 8am on the Lower School campus
- Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 8am on the Upper School campus
- Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 8am on the Lower School campus
- Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 8am on the Upper School campus
The PSO Board and Officers also meet on an as-needed basis throughout the school year.
In addition to regular board meetings, twice yearly, PSO hosts a town hall to share news and listen to thoughts and suggestions from the wider parent community. We are looking forward to this year’s town halls on:
- Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 6pm on the Upper School campus
- Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 6pm to be hosted virtually
Connect with us!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (Lower School) or email@example.com (Upper School) with questions or comments any time, or visit us at the Great Hearts Irving PSO Facebook group!
Volunteer Background Checks
To ensure the safety of those in our community, Great Hearts Texas asks all parent volunteers to complete a $5 background check prior to serving on campus. Thank you for your cooperation.Complete Your Check Now
PSO has partnered with Squad Locker to bring our community an amazing array of Spirit Wear include shirts, shorts, sweaters, pullovers, bags, accessories, and much more! Show your Great Hearts Irving pride at Athletics games or just around town while supporting our academy as Squad Locker gives 5% of your purchase price back to us as a donation.Get Your Spirit Wear
A key element of the work of the PSO and the partnership between teachers and parents is the gratitude our parent community regularly shows our teachers in recognition of their demanding and noble work. Here are some of the ways you can help make sure our teachers feel appreciated.Learn More