Greystone News

March 6, 2020

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Congratulations to these 4th graders whose Arbor Day essays were sent to an essay competition for the city of Hoover. Jay received honorable mention and will be recognized at the Hoover Arbor Day Celebration Saturday at Aldridge Gardens.

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We had a wonderful ARbor day program, with Mayor Brocato and Colin Conner, the city forester.

OUr new nuttall oak tree

Nuttall Oak
Practical Parenting Yuck! to Yum! March 15 at the Hoover Library
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Congratulations to the following students who exhibited creativity during the month of February!

Notice from the PTA

The Bylaws Committee of Greystone Elementary PTA reviewed the current bylaws and proposed the following key changes:



ARTICLE VI - OFFICERS: SECTION 1

· Every elected officer is named specifically the seven (7) Vice President positions. Prior language did not include Vice President titles.

· Changed the title Vice President of Financial to Vice President of Fundraising.

· Created a second Vice President of Student Programs position which will be fulfilled as needed at the discretion of the board.

· Eliminated the Assistant Treasurer position as advised by State and National PTA.


ARTICLE VII - DUTIES OF OFFICERS

· Sections 3 - 6: Added brief duties for the six (6) Vice President positions. Prior language only included duties for one Vice President position - Vice President of Leadership.

· Section 7: Added "Keep record of attendance at all meetings" to Recording Secretary duties.


ARTICLE VIII - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

· Section 3a: Added "second Vice President of Student Programs as needed" to the list of elected officers.

· Section 3b: Added Spirit Night Coordinator as an appointed position.

· Section 4g: Added a clause for attendance.


These changes were approved by the PTA Executive Board on February 16, 2020 and will be up for a vote at the General Membership meeting on March 17, 2020. Click here for a copy of the revised bylaws (changes are highlighted in red). Any questions can be emailed to greystonepta@gmail.com.

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.
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Library News

Jerry Pallotta will visit our school on March 13, but he will also visit the Hoover Public Library on March 10. Activities begin at 4:00 with an author session at 5:30 at the Hoover Public Library.
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birthday book club

If you would like your child to participate in the Birthday Book Club and be included in this year's Birthday Book Club yearbook page, please send in your $10.00 (cash or check to Greystone Elem.) by March 11. Just have your child bring it to the library and Mrs. Richey will help them pick out a special Birthday Book. Click here for more information.

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Genius Hub Community Volunteers

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Dear Parents,

Last year, we worked hard to change an underutilized area of our school into a place where students can learn from our community members. We need your help! You have talents, areas of interest, and exciting things that you do that students would love to learn. This could include a hobby or craft, a book club, an interesting job, a helpful skill such as organization or presenting, or even just something fun! For example, last year we had community members present on math games, photography tips, playing a unique instrument, filming movies, becoming a surgeon, commercial banking, etc.


The Genius Hub needs you during the months of March to May to volunteer to work with a small group of 6-8 students for 30-40 minutes and teach them something that you love or that inspires you. You can do this once a month if you are interested in coming more than once. Once we get your name through our form, we will contact you to set up a time to come. This will be a great way to help our school teach students innovative, creative, and practical ideas that can help them in life. To sign up to volunteer in our Genius Hub, click the following link:


https://forms.gle/Z6G664e5X1QT4XF3A


Please feel free to forward this link to community members who might be interested in sharing their expertise but might not be a parent of a Greystone student.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS WITH THESE IMPORTANT DATES!

March 7th - Hoover's Arbor Day Celebration - Aldridge Gardens - 9:30 - 11:30am

March 8th - 11th - 5th Grade to Dauphin Island

March 9th - K-2 Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - 4:00 - 8:00 pm

March 10th - 3-5 Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - 4:00 - 8:00 pm

March 10th - HCS School Board Meeting - 5:30 pm

March 12th - 4th Grade to Montgomery

March 13th - Author Jerry Pallotta is visiting the school

March 17th - 2nd Grade Program - 6:00 pm

March 18th - Report Cards go home

March 19th - Finley Character Recognition Ceremony - 6:00 pm at The Finley Center

March 20th - Parent input letters for 20-21 and notification regarding students returning next year are both due!

March 23-27 - SPRING BREAK!

March 19th - PTA Board Meeting - 10:00 am

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

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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.

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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