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Back to School Night

Parents in Primary 3 through 8th grade are invited to an in-person overview of their child's learning environment. The adult-only event will follow a schedule based on the division. Parents received an email with visit details. We ask guests to confirm attendance and remember to wear a mask while on school premises.

Middle School

Monday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. - enter through the back gym doors for check-in.

Lower School

Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. - enter through the library doors for check-in.

Primary School

Monday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. - enter through the library doors for check-in.

Dues are Due

Parent Ambassadors (a.k.a. room parents) are contacting their classes assigned as they plan special activities throughout the year. Their first duty is to collect class dues to fund things such as teacher birthdays, classroom events and student activities. If you have not received an email from your Parent Ambassador contact Megan, the PTO liaison. 

Suggested Dues Per Student

* Early Childhood $30
* Primary, Lower and Middle School $40
However, any amount that fits your budget is welcome.

Middle School EdVenture

The inaugural EdVenture takes 5th through 8th grade to the shores of Galveston on Wednesday, Sept. 22 to clean Stewart Beach and check out the sea and sand life. Students will learn about the impact they have on that life through their everyday activities. They will also enjoy lunch at the picnic tables in front of the Rainforest Pyramid at Moody Gardens before being led on a tour of the venomous creatures that live within that biome.
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PTO General Meeting

The PTO is hosting the first general meeting of the year Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 8 a.m. in the Garden Sanctuary. Parents are invited to join Michelle Symonds, Head of School, under the trees as she shares a synopsis of the current state of the school and the exciting future efforts that support the strategic plan.

Garden and Nature

HSES is partnering with great professionals to cultivate our love for nature and gardening in this beautiful oasis. Ready to Grow Gardens will work with students in Primary 3 through 8th grade to enhance the green spaces around campus including the container and butterfly gardens. Trees for Houston will join students Tuesday, Oct. 5 to plant various types of trees along the scenic grounds.

Picture Day

Student pictures are scheduled per division. Review the dates to ensure your child wears the chapel uniform on their picture day.
MS (5th-8th)
Wednesday, Sept. 15
EC (infants, toddlers, MWF students)
Monday, Sept. 20
EC (Twos) & PS (P3-P4)
Tuesday, Sept. 21
LS (K-4th)
Wednesday, Sept. 22

Early Childhood Dress Code

EC Twos students must wear a chapel uniform for pictures.
EC toddlers and infants may wear Sunday best with the option to change after the session.

Uniform Updates

DENNIS Uniform is happy to report that 98% of orders placed prior to the start of school have been fulfilled. However; they are still experiencing delays on a few items but are hopeful to catch up very soon. At this time, we can resume following the uniform guidelines, including the dress code for Chapel days.

Chapel Dress Days

EC Twos - Wednesday
PS - Tuesday
LS - Wednesday
MS - Wednesday


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Medical Inquiries

The school nurses are available during morning carpool and throughout the school day to answer any health-related questions. You can also contact them regarding medical records, immunizations or symptoms of illness. They are always willing to extend a helping hand and we are blessed to have them on our team!
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Back to School Portal

To access school resources and guidelines, visit the Back to School page that includes the Health and Safety Addendum, instructions to download the app, supply lists, uniforms, Parent-Student Handbook, and much more!
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Upcoming Events

Monday, Sept. 13

* Back to School Night 6 p.m. - MS & PS parents

Tuesday, Sept. 14

* PS Chapel with uniform
* Soccer vs. St. Marks 4:30 p.m.
* Volleyball vs. Veritas 4:30 p.m.
* Back to School Night 6 p.m. - LS parents

Wednesday, Sept. 15

* LS-MS Eucharist 8 a.m.
* EC Chapel with uniform
* MS School Pictures (chapel uniform)

Thursday, Sept. 16

* PS Chapel
* Blessings in a Backpack 5th & 6th grade at 2:30 p.m.
* Volleyball at Logos Prep 4 p.m.
* Soccer vs. Honor Roll 4 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 17

* Spirit shirt with uniform bottoms
* 1st grade Ecolink to Houston Arboretum 9:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 20

* EC School Pictures (chapel uniform Twos only)
* St. Agnes & Stake 8th grade visit
* Soccer at Emery Weiner 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 21

* PS Chapel with uniform
* EC Twos & PS School Pictures (chapel uniform)
* PSIA Assembly during lunch (LS-MS)
* 8th grade parent Zoom at 12 p.m.
* The Tenney School visits 8th grade at 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

* See you at the Pole 7:45 a.m.
* MS EdVenture field trip
* LS Chapel
* EC Chapel with uniform
* LS School Pictures (chapel uniform)

Thursday, Sept. 23

* PS Chapel
* Blessings in a Backpack 3rd & 4th grade at 2:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 24

* Spirit shirt with uniform bottoms
* Thespian Society Induction 8:30 a.m.
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Newsletter Archives

If you missed last week's news or want to find information from previous newsletters, catch up with the Parent News archives. 
Past News

Used Uniform

Complete the order form to purchase used uniforms for the PTO to prepare and keep track of orders. This method also helps to keep a record of inventory and purchases. 
Request Form

Parent App

The school app contains important materials and resources for parents and students of all divisions. Stay connected through your mobile device and access all information in one spot! 
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HSES Mission

Transforming hearts and minds to lead and serve in the modern world.

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