Greystone News

January 17, 2020

Master Scarsella's Spirit Day January 18, 2020 at 1:00
Master Scarsella's Spirit Day January 18, 2020 at 1:00

pta executive board nominations open

We need you! You may nominate yourself or someone else using the following form: PTA Nomination Form. Questions? Please contact us at There are printed copies available on the PTA Board, outside the cafeteria.

The following are brief descriptions of the various roles and responsibilities on the PTA Board.

The following positions are considered the PTA Executive Board.

VP Leadership - Shadows the President to prepare for the following year of service, attends all HPTC meetings at Central Office, assists with summer registration, Back to School lunch for teachers/staff, Soup lunch in January for teachers/students, coordinates Bridge to Berry for 5th grade students

VP Financial (two) - Coordinates all fundraisers: Leave a Legacy, Back to School Bingo, Movie Night

VP Membership - Keeps membership records, coordinates both Fall and Kindergarten registration with help of administration, and creates carpool tags

VP Programs (two) - Coordinates Room Coordinators for teachers, Parent Night teacher meals, Newcomer’s Coffee in Fall, Teacher Appreciation Week, Stock the Classroom

VP Student Programs - Helps library coordinate Young Author's Week and book fairs, Bus Safety in fall, Red Ribbon Week, Field Day, Senior Walk

Treasurer - Responsible for PTA funds and budget, annual audit

Assistant Treasurer - Assist Treasurer

Recording Secretary - Records minutes of meetings and oversees office supplies

The following positions are appointed positions. These positions will be appointed by the President at a later date. These are not a part of the elected slate, per the PTA bylaws.

Corresponding Secretary - Manages PTA bulletin board, Sunshine Committee: notes, flowers, cards on behalf of the board

Parliamentarian - Advises on parliamentary procedure, Chairman of Nominating Committee, and Lost and Found

Communications Director - Manages Marquee information/calendar and Social Media postings

Volunteer Coordinators - Compiles volunteer list and recruits volunteers for front office, book fair and related PTA activities, helps administration with set up and volunteers for hearing and vision screening and school pictures.

Please submit information on those interested in serving on the 2020-2021 PTA Board by 2/08/2020.

Thank you!

Pre-Registration for Pre-K has begun! We hope to be awarded two classroom grants next year.

PreK registration is now through March 31st.  Go to the Hoover Website for more information.
Click here for more information about Pre-Registration. Click here to learn more about the Alabama First Class Pre-K Program and register.

Blue Out Day for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation was a huge success! We raised $1,124.83 for JDRF. Thank you!

Family Math Night is Coming! All students who attend will earn 5 HOUSE Points!

Math Night is january 24th from 5:30 to 7:00

Celebrating Our School Resource Officer

Officer Katie and 5th Graders

Fifth graders showed their love, respect, and appreciation for our amazing Officer Katie by presenting her with essays they had written and with roses. Congratulations to Maggie P. and Will J. whose essays were chosen to represent our school at the district level for this very valuable writing competition that honors our school SROs.

Officer Katie and students

Congratulations to Chloe S. and James August B. for writing firefighter poems that will be sent to represent Greystone at the district level.

Firefighter Poem winners

Library News

Alabama Virtual Library
During library class, 2nd-5th graders have been learning about the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL). The AVL is a safe, reliable source of information, and it's lots of fun! Students can choose from the Britannica, KidsInfoBits, PebbleGo, or Explora databases. The AVL also has hundreds of Britannica eBooks. Students can even learn a new language with Pronunciator! The AVL is available to anyone who lives in Alabama. Check it out at


First grade students are learning how to use our library program, Destiny. They can explore Destiny at home by going to the main Greystone website, click on Resources, then Student, then Destiny Library Website, or use this link:
Happy Birthday

Birthday Book Club

If you would like for your child to participate in the Birthday Book Club, please see the link below for details or email Mrs. Richey at Please do this by March 2nd to be included in the Birthday Book Club yearbook page for this year.

Birthday Book Club Information

Congratulations to these students for demonstrating joy during the month of December!

Joy- Finding a way to be happy even when things don't go your way

Erin's Law Information

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 (return by Feb. 1st). This information is also available in Spanish. Disclaimer: If you need alternate accommodations in accessing the video content, please contact Marley Stephens at


January 18th - Spirit Day at Master Scarsella's World Class Tae Kwon Do - 1:00 pm

January 18th - Jumpin' Jags perform at Lakeshore Foundation - 2:00 pm

January 20th - No School for MLK, Jr. Day

January 21st - Hoover Board of Education Community Meeting 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - @Riverchase Landing

January 22nd - 3rd and 5th Grades Scantron Reading

January 23rd - 3rd and 5th Grades Scantron Math

January 23rd - PTA Board meeting - 10:00 am

January 24th - Kindergarten to Wee Folks Theater - 8:30 am

January 24th - Family Math Night - 5:30 - 7:00 pm

January 30th - City Leaders Breakfast - 9:00 am

February 1st - Hoover City Schools GEMS event @ Rocky Ridge - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

February 1st - Gingerbread Man Run - 2:00 pm

Digital Citizenship Parenting Tip for January

Click here for helping kids understand how to interact and make friends online safely.
Common Sense Media Logo

Did you know you can help our school by participating in the Box Tops for Education program?

Click here for a list of products that have Box Tops!
Box Tops for Education - Scan your receipt
Yoga on Mondays at 3:00
Click here to register. The link above does not work.

congratulations lions! Our 1st semester champions!!

Lions are House Champions
House Teams of Greystone: Hawks, Lions, Wolves, Turtles, Dolphins
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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.

Greystone Elementary

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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