February 15, 2019
Kids Heart Challenge in PE
1. Register online by going to www.heart.org/KidsHeartChallenge or download the Kids Heart Challenge mobile app.
2. Send emails, ecards, or texts to friends and family to ask for donations.
3. Return the coupon below or get your first donation online. That's how you will earn your first Heart Hero.
By participating in the Kids Heart Challenge, your child will help save lives, learn about heart health and earn fun Heart Heroes gifts. The deadline to collect donations is Feb. 28th.
Robotics Team Application Deadline Extended to February 20th
FLU 2019: REMINDERS FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
While the State of Alabama is seeing widespread flu activity, currently our school system is seeing relatively low numbers of flu cases reported to us. Common flu symptoms include:
- Fever or feeling feverish/chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults
We are monitoring numbers daily. Be assured that we are diligent in our efforts to prevent the spread of illness in our schools. Please partner with us: as you monitor your children for symptoms of illness, to be sure that they do not attend school while they have a fever.
The Alabama Department of Public Health urges the general public to follow these actions to avoid getting and spreading the flu:
- Stay at home if you have a fever, and for at least 24 hours post fever without fever-reducing medications
- Wash your hands often
- Cover your cough and sneeze
- Clean and disinfect your environment
- Consider getting the flu vaccine
Many minor illnesses or injuries often occur that do not require your child to be absent from school. There are also many illnesses that do require your child to be absent from school, for your child’s protection as well as the protection of other students and staff members. Such conditions would include, but are not limited to:
- Fever of 100 degrees or higher -within the last 24 hours
- Unexplained diarrhea
- Pink eye (untreated)
- Strep throat (untreated)
- Injury or illness requiring intensive medical services
- Adverse side effects from medication that need monitoring
- Head lice or continued presence of nits after treatment of head lice
Again, with regard to flu, we have experienced low numbers overall relative to our student and employee populations. This is a testament to the diligence of our students, parents, and employees as we all strive for a clean, healthy school environment.
We appreciate your effort, interest, and cooperation as we continue to make our way through flu season.
February Breakfast and Lunch Menus
Thank you for recognizing that attendance at school is vitally important if students are to be successful in their studies. If your child must be absent for a reason other than those listed as approved by the Hoover City Schools Code of Conduct, you may request
that the days missed be coded as excused. Please be aware of the following important information:
● Approval of your request is not guaranteed.
● Anticipated Absence(s) are considered parent notes.(may not exceed 9 per year).
● Days requested cannot be excused if they will occur during state/district testing days, or if the allowable number of absences for
the year has already been accumulated, or they will be accumulated due to the requested absence.
● Principals may advise against your child missing school due to low grades or prior attendance record.
● Parents and students are responsible for all missed work, and teachers have the authority to determine deadlines for missed
● A completed Anticipated Absence Form MUST be submitted to the school office at least three (3) days in advance of the
absence. This form is to be used for full day or partial day absences.
Click here to download the anticipated absences form.
PTA Executive Board Nominations Open
Below are the descriptions of the positions and responsibilities:
The following positions are considered the PTA Executive Board. All positions are expected to attend PTA board meetings.
VP Leadership - Shadows the President to prepare for the following year of service, attends HPTC meetings, 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, Manages Box Tops, and other identified partners with the help of an appointed committee head
VP Membership - Keeps membership records, coordinates both Fall and Kindergarten registration with help of administration, and creates backpack and carpool tags
VP Programs (two) - Coordinates Room Coordinators for teachers, Parent Night teacher meals, Newcomer’s Coffee in Fall, Teacher Appreciation Week, Staff Birthday cupcakes
VP Student Programs - Helps library coordinate Young Author's Week and book fairs, Bus Safety in Fall, Red Ribbon Week, and End of Year celebration for students
Treasurer - Responsible for PTA funds and budget
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, and Teacher of the Year
Parliamentarian - Advises on parliamentary procedure, Chairman of Nominating Committee, and Lost and Found
Communications Director - Manages Marquee information/calendar and Social Media pages
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.
Meet Our PTA: Lisa Pierce
My name is Lisa Pierce and this is my third year to serve on the PTA Board. I served two years as the Corresponding Secretary, keeping the PTA bulletin board updated and organizing the Teacher of the Year award. This year I serve as Spirit Night Coordinator along with Susan Hays. Susan and I work together to plan and host all of the Spirit Nights for our school. We work with local businesses in our community to raise money for our school while supporting these businesses at the same time. Spirit Nights can be a win, win for both parties! They also bring our Greystone friends together outside of school and are always tons of fun! Money from these events goes to help fund all of the fantastic activities that the PTA supports throughout the year.
My husband, Curtis, and I have two daughters at Greystone. Addison is in the 4th Grade and Charlotte is in Kindergarten. We love being a part of the Greystone Family!
If you are looking for a great way to get involved, the PTA is a wonderful opportunity! For me, it has been a great way to interact with the administration and faculty at the school, be involved in all of the fun events, and also truly see the benefits that our fundraising dollars provide to the students. It's also a pretty fun group to hang out with! We invite you to come to a PTA meeting and check it out!
Follow the PTA
Please like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/GreystoneElementaryPTA
Follow us on Instagram at: greystoneelementarypta
February 18th & 19th - No school for students - Professional Development Days
February 22nd - Restock the Classroom Day
February 22nd - 2nd Grade Fairy Tale Day
February 26th - 6th Grade Open House @ Berry - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
February 27th - Pink Shirt Day
February 28th - PTA Board Meeting - 10:30 am
February 28th - Spirit Night at La Paz (Mt. Laurel) - 4:00 - 9:00 pm
March 4th - PE Family Night (all grades) - 6:15 - 7:15 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.