November 2, 2018
Save the Date: November 15th 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Greystone Elementary Family Night
Under the Stars with Bobby Horton
Thursday, November 15th 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Bring your camp chairs, sit around the campfire, listen to songs of the past, eat s'mores, and enjoy a star walk after the performance.
GEMS Club Beginning
Attention Parents of 4th and 5th Grade Girls: Applications are now available for the Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) Club at Greystone Elementary. GEMS is a small club of 8 girls in fourth and fifth grades. This group of girls is selected through the application process shared in November of each year. The girls meet weekly in the sponsor's classroom beginning in November. GEMS is a state-wide educational program designed to actively involve girls in STEM-related activities through formal and informal learning environments. Through this club, the girls will work with the sponsor to determine a common STEM interest, research this topic through math and science investigations, and create a project centered around this topic. Please see the links below for the detailed information letter and student application if you are interested in your child applying for this group. The applications are due to Maria Beard by Friday, November 9th at 8 am.
https://tinyurl.com/yapdnysn - GEMS Information Letter
https://tinyurl.com/y78nb3sb - GEMS Application
Attention Responsible 4th Graders
Do you like volunteering for community service? Do you want to help keep the students at our school safe? Consider joining safety patrol!
We are searching for students who are interested in serving on our Safety Patrol Team for the spring semester. The first schedule will run from January 7-March 14, 2019. You should only apply for this position if you want to help keep Greystone safe and can commit to keeping up with this responsibility.
Morning patrols must be at their post by 7:15 a.m. Afternoon patrols should plan to be on duty until 3:05 p.m. Parents need to be sure their child will be at school by their designated time. We do not want patrols arriving late for their post or leaving early.
Being a part of safety patrol is a position of honor and leadership. We appreciate the work the patrols do and the time they give to the school. Safety patrol members must realize this is a commitment and they will be expected to be on post at their scheduled time.
Students who serve on the safety patrol team during the 3rd and 4th nine weeks will earn a special party before we get out for summer break.
If you would like to apply to be a part of safety patrol for the remainder of the year, please submit an application through the following website:
Thanksgiving Dinner at Greystone
Lost and Found Reminder!
Upcoming Spirit Nights
Come out and support Greystone on the following times at the following locations!
Zaxby's: Tuesday, November 27th 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Kendra Scott: Monday, December 3rd 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Follow the PTA
Please like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/GreystoneElementaryPTA
Follow us on Instagram at: greystoneelementarypta
PTA SPOTLIGHT: KAREN GRAHN
My name is Karen Grahn and this is my sixth year at Greystone Elementary. My husband David and I have three girls at Greystone. Kendall is in fifth grade, Hannah is in second grade and Jenna is in first grade.
This is my second year to serve as the Membership VP on the PTA Executive Board. I help create and distribute the membership and volunteer forms at the beginning of school, keep records of members and volunteers, and submit our membership information to ALPTA. Oh, and Kendall, Hannah, Jenna and I make the carpool tags. I will also be working on a program for new Greystone families to pair up with those of us that have been around awhile to learn the ropes. Stay tuned for more information on that!
I love being on the Greystone PTA. I can’t volunteer at the school as much as I would like to because I work full time, but being on the PTA enables me to stay involved and help do things for the Greystone outside of school hours.
Please consider volunteering on the PTA. We would love to have you!
November 7th - PEEHIP Insurance holders - Flu Clinic - 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
November 7th - City of Hoover Comprehensive Plan presentation - 6:00 pm in the cafeteria
November 8th - PTA General Meeting 5:45 p.m.
November 8th - 4th Grade Veteran's Day Program
November 12th- Veteran's Day Holiday- No School
November 13th - School Board Meeting - 5:30 p.m.
November 14th- Progress Reports Go Home
November 13-16th- Enrichment Week- Camp Wanna-Be-A-Learner
November 15th- Family Night 6:30-7:30 p.m.- Star Walk and Bobby Horton Musical Performance around the campfire with s'mores
November 15th - Thanksgiving Lunch - mark your calendars now!
November 19 - 23 - School Closed for Thanksgiving Holidays
Click Here for the 2018-2019 Hoover City Schools Calendar
Greystone Neighbors: New Publication
Dear Greystone Elementary Families,
There is a new magazine dedicated to our community: Greystone Neighbors. The editor has reached out to us to invite families to contribute content to this new publication. This can include:
- Photos (local scenery, family pets, gardens, collections, travels, etc.) – by adults/students and each would receive full credit
- Family news (anniversaries, weddings, graduations, acceptance into colleges, etc.)
- Student of Character nominations (need name, reason being nominated, and parent contact)
- Articles (personal stories, friendly advice, reprints of blogs that residents may already be writing, etc.)
- Classifieds (kids promoting a service such as tutoring, dog walking, babysitting, lawn cutting, etc. OR adults selling any sports equipment, golf carts, furniture, etc.)
All materials can be submitted anytime to:
Mrs. Kirstin Ahearn
Editor and Publisher, Greystone Neighbors
This new magazine is designed to celebrate Greystone in a very positive and special way. We hope families take advantage of this opportunity to participate and make this a wonderful reflection on our community.
Our Greystone Motto
Learn - Lead - Leave a Legacy
Our Greystone Mission
As a school community, we empower learners, inspire leaders, and encourage all children to reach their potential.
Our Greystone Vision
Empowering a generation of learners and leaders to leave a legacy.