Greystone News

November 2, 2018

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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. - GEMS Information Letter - 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

Are you planning to join us for Thanksgiving lunch on November 15th? We would love to have you, but need to know you are coming so we have plenty of food. Please let your child's teacher know if you or any other guests will be joining us on that day.

Lost and Found Reminder!

As the weather gets cooler, please remember to label your child's jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, hats, lunchboxes, and water bottles. Our lost and found grows tremendously in the fall and having items labeled helps us find the owners. Thank you!

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.

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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!

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Important Dates

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

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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.

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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.

Greystone Elementary

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EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES  (Board policy, 6.6) No student will be unlawfully excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the Board on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, disability, creed, national origin, sex, immigrant or migrant status, non-English speaking ability, or homeless status. All career and technical education opportunities are offered to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. The district also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  Mrs. Claire Moore, IDEA Coordinator Mrs. Marley Stephens, Section 504 Coordinator Dr. Debra Smith, Title I Coordinator Dr. Cindy Adams, Title II Coordinator Mrs. Claire Moore, Title III Coordinator Dr. Tera Simmons, Title IX Coordinator Hoover City Schools 2810 Metropolitan Way Hoover, AL 35243 (205) 439-1000  EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY  (Board policy, 5.13.1) The Board is an equal opportunity employer. Personnel actions and decisions will be made without regard to factors or considerations prohibited by federal or state law (as such laws may from time to time be amended), including but not limited to race, gender, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, and religious preference. Subject to the limitations set forth in 4.6.2, the general complaint (grievance) policy (4.6.1) may be used to present any complaint alleging unlawful discrimination or harassment. Inquiries regarding compliance and complaint procedures can be directed to:  Mary Veal, Equal Opportunity Employment Coordinator  Hoover City Schools 2810 Metropolitan Way Hoover, AL 35243 (205) 439-1000