December 20, 2018
Students Return to School on Jan. 7th!
Mid-Year Testing Begins in January!
Testing Schedule: (earbuds or earphones are needed for the math portion)
5th Grade Reading - January 9th
5th Grade Math - January 10th
5th Grade Science - January 11th
3rd and 4th Grade Reading - January 15th
3rd and 4th Grade Math - January 16th
2nd Grade Reading - January 22nd
2nd Grade Math - January 23rd
*K and 1st grades will be testing during the month of January. These grades take other assessments.
The Gingerbread Man is Coming!!
Gingerbread Man Run
January 19, 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.
Event t-shirts are available to purchase on My School Fees. Shirts are white/long sleeve with an awesome Gingerbread Man on the front. Sizes are available for everyone!! Please go to My School Fees for a detailed order form for sizes and pricing.
**Deadline to order is January 7, 2019. Shirts will not be available to purchase on race day!
Shirts MUST be ordered by Jan. 7th!!
Support Our Cafeteria!
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?
Congratulations to our Core Value Award Recipients for December. These students exhibited Compassion during the month.
Does your child have earphones or earbuds at school?
Come burn some Holiday Break energy!
Friday, January 4 2-6 pm
High Point Climbing and Fitness
4766 Hwy 280
30% of sales will come back to our school
*you must mention you are with Greystone Elementary*
save time and fill out an online waiver at www.highpointclimbing.com
everyone must sign a waiver even if they aren’t climbing (if you’ve been in the last 2 years they should have your waiver on file)
PTA Spotlight: Ashley Gregory
Hi! My name is Ashley Gregory and I am serving as your Parliamentarian this year. I have been involved with the Greystone PTA for 5 years having served in the past as PTA President, Vice President of Leadership and Vice President of Student Programs. My current role as Parliamentarian is to be a resource for our PTA President and to ensure we are following the Greystone PTA bylaws. I will also serve on the nominating committee that helps assemble the next slate of officers for the PTA Executive Board.
My husband, Will, and I have three children. Our daughter is in the 4th grade here at Greystone and our twin boys have moved on to the 6th grade at Berry. We have loved being a part of the Greystone Elementary family and working with the PTA has been especially rewarding for me.
Soon you will receive a PTA interest form that offers insight into the service opportunities. I encourage you to fill it out and consider joining. One easy way to get plugged in is on the PTA Programs Committee. Their role is to simply attend meetings and fill in where help is needed.
The PTA offers parents a highly tangible way to positively affect our children’s education experience. I hope you will consider joining us!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hoover Track Meets Open to Anyone
Coach Hind and the Hoover High Track Booster Club are hosting two indoor track meets located at the Birmingham Crossplex on December 15 and December 29. These meets, The Galleria Games and The Alumni Invitational, are open to all ages, and everyone is welcome to participate! Please visit www.CoachO.com for meet information and to register. The cost is $20 per athlete, and athletes are allowed to participate in three or four events, depending on age. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Hind at email@example.com or Coach Pair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow the PTA
Please like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/GreystoneElementaryPTA
Follow us on Instagram at: greystoneelementarypta
Winter Holidays - December 21st - January 6th
January 4th - High Point Spirit Day - 2:00 - 6:00 pm - Tell them you are with Greystone
School Resumes - Monday, January 7th
January 8th - School Board Meeting - 5:30 pm
January 19th - Gingerbread Man Jog - 1:00 pm
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 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
Click Here for the 2018-2019 Hoover City Schools Calendar
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.