Greats and Grands

Come experience a day in the life of your favorite Headwaters student. Greats and Grands are invited to a special event on your student's campus. At each event, we will offer light refreshments and professional mini-portrait sessions with your Headwaters student. We look forward to welcoming you!

Please RSVP online by Friday, March 20, 2020 using the form below.

Campus Events

Springs Campus 
YCC and Primary Students
18 mo. - PreK
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Primary (PreK): 8:45-10:30 a.m.
YCC(18 mo-3 yr): 3-3:30 p.m.
Creek Campus 
Elementary Students
Kinder - Grade 5
Friday, April 3, 2020
9-11 a.m.

River Campus 
Middle and High School Students
Grades 6-12 
Friday, April 3, 2020
2:30-4 p.m.

Greats & Grands FAQ

List of 8 items.

  • Are parents invited?

    We request that parents do not attend this event unless they are necessary to help for mobility or another reason. 
  • Donating to the Student Experience Fund

    The special Headwaters student in your life deserves an even more special school experience. Your gift to the Student Experience Fund helps to provide inspirational guest speakers, transformational field trips, and experience based learning opportunities. 

    And, this spring you can make an even bigger impact thanks to the graduating Class of 2020, who have put forth a $65,000 match. Every gift between now and the end of the year is doubled! 

  • Parking

    Please note, each campus has parking plans for these events. Those who RSVP will receive a week-of email with all details.
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  • Tell me more about the mini-portrait sessions

    This year, we are welcoming our school's photographer Paige Wilks of Paige Wilks Photography to join each campus event to offer mini-portrait sessions for Greats, Grands, and their Headwaters student.
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  • This event is now spread over two days?

    Yes, in order to allow more space and time for travel between campuses, we have spread this event to two days - Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3.
  • Why Greats and Grands?

    We wanted to wecome all different special adults in our student's lives and Grandparents Day just didn't encompass all the loving people who we want to include!
  • Philanthropy at Greats and Grands Day

    Greats and Grands days are an awesome way to blend community building and fundraising, as many grandparents and significant elders support their grandchildren's school and want to make sure they have an amazing experience. In the past, the fundraising ask has taken place overtly at the event itself, and so we have decided to move that portion to the invitation and the event follow up, so that our visitors can maximize their time on campus with their students. 
    This year there is an excellent opportunity for everyone that gives to Headwaters to have their gifts matched by the graduating senior class, and we want to maximize their generosity, so Greats and Grands are included in the matching possibility. However, there is no requirement that Greats and Grands give in order to attend. 
  • More Questions?

    Please reach out to the Advancement Team
    Alexandra Penry
    Senior Director for Advancement and Strategy

Student Experience Fund

Your gift expands learning

We believe that learning happens both in and out of the classroom. The more opportunities we create for students to joyfully experience the world beyond normal classroom activities and to apply their knowledge in the real world, the more meaningful and exciting education can be. With your gift you help us to invest in developmentally appropriate co-curricular experiences, special projects, and exciting programs for students across all three of our campuses.

Your gift can underwrite field trips, engaging guests, film screenings, grade level outings, and all types community partnerships which help connect students to the world. Donations to the Experience Fund support the Forward, Outdoor School, the Bird's Nest, campus gardens and year-round activities that bring students out into nature. Your generosity sustains memorable experiences, like these and many more, for students creating fantastic school days and making a life-long impact.

This spring you can make an even bigger impact thanks to the graduating Class of 2020, who have put forth a $65,000 match. Every gift between now and the end of the year is doubled!

    • Greats and Grands

RSVP By Friday, March 20, 2020

Springs Campus

18 months to Pre-K
6305 Menchaca Rd.
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: 512-443-8843

Creek Campus

Elementary School
9607 Brodie Ln.
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: 512-804-2708
Fax: 512-628-4810

River Campus

Middle & High School
807 Rio Grande St.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-480-8142
Fax: 512-480-0278