Greystone News

January 18, 2019

Reminder: No School on Monday, January 21st Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

The Gingerbread Man Run Rescheduled for Saturday, January 26th!

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Gingerbread Man Run

January 26th, 2019 1:00 p.m.

Greystone School Campus

"Run, Run, Fast As You Can. You Can't Catch Me, I'm The Gingerbread Man!"

The Hot Chocolate Run has a new name...Gingerbread Man Run! All students along with their friends and family are invited to run/walk one mile on the school campus. Activities include a photo booth, hot chocolate, decorated cookie, and a race packet.

Chick fil A Spirit Nights- January 28th (K-2nd) & 29th (3rd-5th)

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Attendance Reminders!

Attendance - Only 9 excused absences with parent notes are allowed for the YEAR! Absences beyond 9 require a doctor's excuse.

Excuses - Excuses MUST be received in the office within 3 days of your child's return to school. Excuses MUST include a parent signature. This can be a note sent in or a picture of a signed note emailed to the teacher and the office. It is the parent's responsibility to ensure notes are received in the office. You can do this by calling Mrs. Poarch or by checking your child's record in iNow. AN EMAIL EXCUSE WITHOUT A SIGNATURE IS NOT ACCEPTED!

Changes of Transportation - WILL NOT be accepted by email or phone for your child's safety - Any changes must be sent in writing the morning of the change. If an emergency arises, you must call and speak to an administrator for permission.

Library News

2nd-5th graders are learning about good research skills & choosing reliable sources during library class. They are using the databases on the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) to research topics. There is also a great new feature called Pronunciator in which you can learn a new language. No log in needed - just click "Instant Access" and then "Launch Pronunciator". Check it out at

Support Our Cafeteria!

Did you know that our cafeteria is funded through participation?

We want to continue to have delicious food, many choices, and the wonderful 5 ladies who make sure our children have a healthy breakfast and lunch each day.

You can help by coming to have breakfast or lunch with your child and purchasing your meal in our cafeteria. You can also help by encouraging your child to eat at school.

Our goal is to have an increase in the number of students participating in our meal program during the month of January.

Will you help us meet this goal?

Click here for the January breakfast menu.

Click here for the January lunch menu.

Click here for the February breakfast menu.

Click here for the February lunch menu.

Free or Reduced Price Meals Information

Free and Reduced Lunch

Parents and Guardians can apply for Free or Reduced Priced Meals at any time during the school year. The approved status will be effective for the remainder of this school year and for the first 30 days of the following school year. A new application is required for each school year. The household can contact me to cancel benefits at their discretion if their income increases and benefits need to be declined.

Thank you,

Melinda Bonner, MBA, RD, SNS

Child Nutrition Program Director

Hoover City Schools

Child Nutrition Program

Twitter: @HooverCNP

205-439-1060 office

205-506-8546 cell

Math Night February 8th 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Math Night

Games will be geared towards grades 3 - 5!

Math Night at


Friday, February 8th 5:30PM -7:00PM

Join us at Greystone Elementary School for rewards, giveaways, and games for the whole family (Games geared toward grades 3-5)! RSVP by emailing

Brought to you by: Mathnasium of Inverness Corners


410 Inverness Corners Birmingham, AL 35242

Informational Meeting about our state report card results and the Scantron home report

Thursday, January 24th

10:30 am

This will be part of the PTA Board meeting on that day.

Want to see our Jumpin' Jags Perform?

They will be performing during half time at the Samford University basketball game on Thursday night, January 31st, at 6:30 pm.

Samford's Mens Basketball team will be playing ETSU.

We would love to have some of our Greystone families there to show their support. There is a charge for admission.

Meet Our PTA: Ashley Hibbard

Ashley Hibbard
My name is Ashley Hibbard and I have been a Greystone parent for 6 years. My husband, Brian and I have 3 children. Drake (12) is now a 6th grader at Berry, Hudson (9) is a 4th grader, and Lannah Kate (7) is a 2nd grader both here at GSES. We have loved being a part of the Greystone community and have felt extremely blessed to have our children spend their elementary school years here!

This year, I am serving as your PTA Volunteer Coordinator. My position is a shared position with Whitney Wilson. This is my 3rd year serving on the PTA executive board, with my previous position being VP of Student Programs for 2 years. As Volunteer Coordinator, Whitney and I work together to organize and coordinate volunteers for our school. This includes volunteers for Front Office Duty, Picture Day, Vision and Hearing Screening, Young Authors Week, Field Day Party, Bridge to Berry and any additional events the PTA hosts throughout the year. Greystone is blessed with many wonderful parents that are eager to be involved! I want to say THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who have helped make this year run smoothly.

I encourage you to get involved with our PTA!
Not only do my kids love that I am contributing to their school, but it has been a great way to get to know our principal and assistant principal, teachers, staff, and parents. We are always open to new ideas and love having fresh faces so please feel free to join us at our meetings or let us know if you’d like to get more involved.

Implementation of Erin's Law

Attention All Parents: To comply with Erin’s Law, HCS school counselors and administrators have created a plan to provide basic child sexual abuse prevention lessons for students. We have prepared a brief video that outlines plans for elementary, middle and high school levels. You will find more detailed information on HCS’s plan to implement Erin’s Law, including the option for your child to opt out of these lessons if you so choose. This information is also available in Spanish. Disclaimer: If you need alternate accommodations in accessing the video content, please contact Marley Stephens at

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Important Dates

January 21st - School closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

January 24th - PTA Board Meeting - 10:30 am

January 25th - Kindergarten to Children's Theater

January 26th - Gingerbread Man Jog - 1:00 pm

January 28th - K-2 Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - 5:00 - 8:00 pm

January 29th - 3-5 Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - 5:00 - 8:00 pm

January 31st - Jumpin' Jags perform at a Samford University basketball game - 6:30 pm

February 5th - 1st Grade to Theaterworks

February 8th - Family Math Night - 5:30 - 7:00 pm

February 9th - Mercedes Kids Marathon - 9:00 am

Click Here for the 2018-2019 Hoover City Schools Calendar

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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.

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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