Greystone News

August 31, 2018

Snack Program Beginning Tuesday

The Child Nutrition Program will be offering a “Snack Program” for students to purchase for classroom snack time.

Snack of the day + 8oz bottled water

Cost: $1.25

Charges are made through the student’s CNP account

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

Snacks are ordered by roster in the morning and then delivered to the classroom.

Monday Scooby-Doo Fruit Snacks

Tuesday Baked Nacho Cheese Dorito Chips

Wednesday Whole Grain Rice Krispy Treat

Thursday Baked Cool Ranch Dorito Chips

Friday Fruit Roll-Up

Snack options may change periodically.

Carpool Update!

As you are planning your arrival time for afternoon carpool, please be aware that our line is running very efficiently, so we are finishing close to 3:05pm.

Fall Assessment Information


We are in the last week of fall assessments. These assessments help our teachers plan instruction that will meet your child where he/she is and move your child forward. Students in second grade will be taking Scantron Global Scholar next week. The initial testing sessions for reading and math will be set at 60 minutes. Students who do not finish in that time will be allowed additional opportunities to finish their tests. Not finishing in 60 minutes just means your child is being very diligent and may be getting harder questions that take more thought and time.

You can help by making sure your students are here and on time on their assigned testing day (and every other day, too). They will need earphones/earbuds for the math portion of the test, so make sure to send those. Students will use the computer labs to take these tests.

Testing Schedule:

K - 1st - ongoing assessments in their classrooms

2nd Grade: September 4 - 5

Thanks for your part in helping us gather this important data as we start the school year.

Stacey Stocks

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First Priority Kids Beginning Friday, September 7th

FP Kids will start back Friday, September 7th at 7:15 before school. FP Kids is a Christian club for 3rd-5th grade students that meets on Friday mornings during the school year. Any student is welcome. Parent permission is required. The online permission form link is below...

Jason's Deli Spirit Night

Monday, Sep. 10th, 4-9pm

4700 U.S. 280

Birmingham, AL

Do you need a break from cooking? Do you want to help our PTA earn more money for our school?

Please come to Jason's Deli on September 10th! They will give a percentage of their sales back to the PTA.

Important Dates

September 3- Labor Day Holiday- Schools and Offices Closed

September 10 - Jason's Deli Spirit Night - 4:00 - 9:00 pm

September 11 - Hoover City Schools Budget Hearing 3:30pm, Farr Administration Building

September 11 - Hoover City Schools Board Meeting 5:30pm, Farr Administration Building

September 12 - Progress Reports go home

September 20 - Fall Picture Day

September 21 - Run@School Day - join your child's PE class to run or walk

September 26 - Hearing and Vision Screening

September 27 - PTA Board Meeting, 10:30am

September 28 - Leave a Legacy Kickoff - Family Movie Night

October 1-5 - Leave a Legacy PTA Fundraising Campaign

Click Here for the 2018-2019 Hoover City Schools Calendar

Spain Park Spirit Wear 2018

You can now purchase your items online in 3 easy steps:

1. Go to the online store at

2. Choose your items and add them to your cart

3. Securely checkout with your credit card

Online Store Deadline: Thursday, September 13th, 2018 (11:59 pm CDT)

Questions: Daniel Barker @ 256-835-6217 or

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Spain Park Spirit Wear Visuals
Spain Park Spirit Wear Visuals

Memorial Gift Opportunity for Ms. Morgan

Greystone lost a special member of our family this month. Retired teacher, Susan Morgan, lost her battle with cancer. I know you will want to remember her family as they grieve the loss of this special lady. Arrangements are still pending.

If you would like to make a memorial gift in her memory, the PTA has opened a special account at the Greystone Branch of Regions Bank. The account is called the "Teacher Memorial Account - Greystone" The last four digits of the account will be needed at the time of donation: 8491. The Greystone Faculty and Staff, as well as the Greystone PTA, will work together to determine how to use these funds to leave a lasting memory of Mrs. Morgan at Greystone.

Parent Meetings Are Complete!

All grade levels have conducted their parent meetings. If you were unable to attend, I am sure your teacher has communicated with you. If not, feel free to reach out to the teacher to learn what you missed. You can click here to see the Parent Meeting presentation given at the beginning of each meeting.

Spain Park Dazzlers Elementary Dance Clinic

The Spain Park Dazzlers and Coaches will be holding a dance clinic for elementary and middle school students on Friday, Sept. 21st. Each participant will learn a dance and perform with the Dazzlers during pre-game of the SPHS vs.Hewitt-Trussville varsity football game. Ages 5 and up, all levels welcome! Visit the SPHS website at

for more information and registration details, or e-mail Rachael Matherson at

Sign up at

Free English Classes!

If you are interested in free English classes, there is a program at Gwin Elementary called "Communities". For more information, click here.

Help Our School Win $30,000

The Ben’s Beginners™ Contest launches on August 13, 2018 and five winning families will each receive $15,000 for themselves and a $30,000 cafeteria makeover for their child’s school. So spread the word! The more families from your school that enter, the better your school’s chance of winning. Share the contest for the chance to win a $1000 cash prize for your school. One Grand Prize Foodservice Winner will also win a menu consultation at their school. Click the following link to share the contest:
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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