August 10, 2018
Come and Have Fun at Bingo Night Tonight!
Tuesday, Aug. 14th, 9-10am
300 Village Street
This is a wonderful opportunity for your Greystone Elementary School to personally welcome you and your family. You will have the opportunity to meet the PTA board, talk with Mrs. Stocks and share questions, concerns and ideas.
A Special Thank You to “FIRST WATCH” for generously donating the coffee and muffins.
From the Desk of Mrs. Stocks
We have had a fabulous start to the school year. You have exceeded our expectations for having your children to school on time and following all of our morning and afternoon carpool procedures. Thanks so much for sharing your sweet children with us.
We hope to see many of you tonight at our Back to School BINGO Night!
August 14 - Newcomer's Breakfast - 9:00am
If you are new to Greystone, we would love to have you join us for a light breakfast and to learn all about our school and PTA.
Parent Meetings are an excellent opportunity for you to learn about your child's classroom, including expectations and curriculum. These meetings will begin in the cafeteria at 6:00 pm. Mrs. Stocks and Mrs. Williams will share some important information with parents and then parents will meet with their child's teacher from 6:15 - 7:15pm. These meetings are not appropriate for children and there is no childcare available.
August 14 - 2nd Grade Parent Meeting 6:15-7:15 p.m.
August 16 - 1st Grade Parent Meeting 6:15-7:15 p.m.
August 23 - 3rd Grade Parent Meeting 6:15-7:30 p.m. (Chromebooks will also be discussed at this meeting.)
August 28 - 4th Grade Parent Meeting 6:15-7:15 p.m.
August 30 - 5th Grade Parent Meeting 6:15-7:15 p.m.
September 3- Labor Day Holiday- Schools and Offices Closed
Click Here for the 2018-2019 Hoover City Schools Calendar
Important Changes for 2018-2019!
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.
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.
PTA Budget 2018-2019 NEWS
Click here to view the budget.
We are using Class Dojo school wide to communicate positive behaviors of our students, to share photos and information about the school and your child's class, and possibly other ways. You should have received an email invitation to connect to the school and/or your child's teacher. You may need to check your spam/junk folder for the invite.
Once you have an account, you will receive notifications when your child earns PAW Points for showing positive behaviors, as well as notification when teachers add to their class story.
Click here for information about creating a parent account with Class Dojo.
Safety Patrol Opportunity!
Attention: Responsible Fifth Graders
Do you like volunteering for community service? Do you want to help keep the students at our school safe? How do you feel about parties and special field trips?
Consider joining safety patrol!
We are searching for students who are interested in serving on our Safety Patrol Team. Fifth grade students will serve on Safety Patrol during the 1st and 2nd nine weeks only. The first schedule will run from August 27-October 12, 2018. 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 that the patrols do and the time they give to the school. Safety patrol members must realize that 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 1st and 2nd nine weeks will earn a special treat before we get out for winter break. There will also be extra incentives for students who volunteer for morning shifts.
If you would like to apply to be a part of safety patrol for the remainder of the first nine weeks, please submit an application through the following website:
Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
What is PBIS?
* Emphasizes teaching expectations throughout the school
* Students are recognized for demonstrating their "PAWS"
* The Greystone "PAWS"pectations are:
P - Prepare and Plan
A - Accept Responsibility
W - Work Together
S - Show Respect
Watch the Greystone News for more information about PBIS!
If your child participated in the Summer Reading program at a public library, please send in the certificate or reading log, or you can email Mrs. Richey at email@example.com for a special reward!
Please help your children remember to bring library books on their library day! For information on library procedures, click the following link to read about our library procedures. https://goo.gl/Q5Z19q
If you would like to participate in the Birthday Book Club, please click the following link to download the flyer. https://goo.gl/KSnpAs
A Note from P.E.
The Greystone Physical Education program provides quality daily classes. Our overall goal is to assist each student to become a “physically educated person.” Skill development progresses from the introduction of fundamental motor skills and concepts in the early elementary grades to the refinement and combined use of these skills in the upper elementary grades.
- All students are to wear TENNIS shoes for P.E. class. KEEN type shoes are acceptable, but Crocs and flip-flops are not. An alternate activity will be planned for students not wearing the correct shoes.
- Girls should wear shorts under skirts and dresses.
- All students participate in 30 minutes of P.E. every day. Please send a note when your child is not able to participate in P.E. that day.
- Students are expected to abide by the P.E. Dept. rules posted in the gym. We will contact you by email or phone for any excessive behaviors from students not abiding by these rules.
Sportsmanship: We are committed to helping our students develop a sense of good sportsmanship. A child who practices good sportsmanship is likely to carry the respect and appreciation of other people into every other aspect of life.
We are excited about the school year and teaching these outstanding students!
Dates to Remember:
- Jump Rope Club begins August 28th
- Jump Rope Team begins August 30th
- Jag Fit and Run Club begins Sept. 10th
- Run @ School Day Sept. 21st during P.E. times
- Turkey Trot Run Nov. 15th during P.E. times
- Jingle Bell Run Dec. 17th during P.E. times
So, What Does PTA Do?
Meal costs are:
Breakfast - $1.55 for students, $2.50 for visitors
Elementary Lunch - $2.40 for students, $4.50 for visitors
Snacks - $1 per day for a pre-determined snack and water
A-La-Carte Items - range in price from $.75 - $1.75
August Breakfast Menu: Click here
August Lunch Menu: Click here
Have you complete the online Free and Reduced Meal Application? Paper forms will be available when school starts, but take longer to process. We can provide these in any language, so let us know if that is needed. Click here for the online application.
Spain Park Mini Cheer Clinic
Elementary: Sept.6th 5:30-7:30
Middle School: Sept. 5th 3:45-6:00
All Perform at the Varsity game!!!
Sept.7th 5:15 check-in, 5:55 JAG WALK,
Register by Aug.26th to be sure your child gets a t-shirt!
Elementary Registration form link:
Middle School Registration form link:
$40 pay Myschoolfees
(Public items, SPHS Athletics, Cheer, $40 Cheer Clinic)
Contact Ahalla@hoover.k12.al.us with any questions
Elementary Students: http://bit.ly/elemcheerclinic18
Middle School Students: http://bit.ly/middlecheerclinic18
Greystone Elementary has a high percentage of girls in Girl Scouts. You may have seen us developing our entrepreneur skills during cookie season, but do you know what ELSE your girl would get to do if she joined a troop this year?
* CAMPING in Fall & Spring at our beautiful Girl Scout properties nearby in Chelsea & Trussville (all levels including day camping, overnight camping in tents, & glamping in air-conditioned cabins)
* Learn about girls in other countries at our annual “Holidays Around the World” experience
* Mother-Daughter Tea
* Earn badges for learning new skills: everything from computers & engineering to first aid to animals & outdoor adventures
* Make the world a better place by identifying, planning, & executing community service projects
* Celebrate sisterhood, friendship & diversity through shared experiences & songs
... and so much MORE! Girl Scouts is Girl-led, so SHE gets to decide with her troop!
Come to our sign-up party on August 19th to learn more! She’ll thank you for it️
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.