August 10, 2018
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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.
Snack Program Beginning
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
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.
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Fall Assessment Information
We are in the middle 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 grades 2 - 5 will be taking Scantron Global Scholar. The initial testing sessions for reading, math, and science(5th only) 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 their Chromebooks, so these need to be brought to school fully charged each day.
K - 1st - ongoing assessments in their classrooms
5th Grade: August 21 - 23
4th Grade: August 28 - 29
3rd Grade: August 28-29
2nd Grade: September 4 - 5
Thanks for your part in helping us gather this important data as we start the school year.
August 23 - 3rd Grade Parent Meeting 6:00-7:30 p.m. (Chromebooks will also be discussed at this meeting.)
August 28 - 4th Grade Parent Meeting 6:00-7:15 p.m.
August 30 - 5th Grade Parent Meeting 6:00-7:15 p.m.
September 3- Labor Day Holiday- Schools and Offices Closed
Click Here for the 2018-2019 Hoover City Schools Calendar
REMEMBER - No student is allowed to take the Chromebook home without a case.
Mrs. Williams will be providing information about the size of the device so you can purchase the best case. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sherita Williams, email@example.com or 439-3212.
Memorial Gift Opportunity for Ms. Morgan
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.
A Note From Your PTA President!
We are looking forward to a fantastic year here at Greystone Elementary School!
My name is Tabitha Frazier, and my third child is in first grade this year in Mrs. Coston’s class. I also have a seventh grader at Berry Middle School (who attended GSES) and a sophomore at Spain Park High School.
As the President of Greystone PTA this year, I want you to know that we are committed to enhancing the lives of our students and teachers. We do this through various events, grants, and programs. Our main fundraiser for 2018-19 will be our annual Leave A Legacy campaign, which will be held the first week of October, beginning October 2, 2018. You will receive detailed information about this as our school year progresses. The best thing about this fundraiser is that Greystone Elementary keeps absolutely 100% of the proceeds!
Along with our fundraising, volunteers are essential in keeping our PTA active and influential. We are blessed with many great volunteers at Greystone, and we always need more as we continually develop new ways to enrich our school. I encourage you to let us help you find a way you can volunteer that suits your interests and schedule. Whether it is for just one hour this year or for regularly-occurring volunteering, we welcome you to join us however you can to continue to support our school! Our coordinators this year are Whitney Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ashley Hibbard (email@example.com). They would love to chat with you about volunteer opportunities!
Our monthly meetings are scheduled for the last Thursday of most months at 10:30 a.m., and they are open for all to attend. (December and May will vary.) Also, please find, like, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at Greystone Elementary PTA. That is a great way to keep up with all the exciting and fun things we have planned for this year! Thank you for supporting Greystone Elementary School. I look forward to a wonderful year serving with you!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Help Our School Win $30,000
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.