Greystone News

August 27, 2021

hoover city schools foundation hosts a cornhole tournament this saturday!

We are excited to hold our inaugural Cornhole Tournament this coming Saturday, August 28, at the Village at Brock's Gap parking lot. Pre-register at our website or onsite registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

$40 per team of 2 for social play
$50 per team of 2 for competitive play

The tournament begins at 10:00 a.m. See you there!


Click here to register!

House Teams of Greystone: Hawks, Lions, Wolves, Turtles, Dolphins

replacement house shirts are now available to order

Parents,


If your child has lost or outgrown his/her HOUSE shirt, you can now purchase a replacement. We will only take orders through My School Fees. We will take orders for a couple of weeks and then place one big order.


MOST NEW STUDENTS IN 1ST-5TH GRADE RECEIVED THEIR SHIRT THIS WEEK (WE HAVE TO ORDER A FEW ADDITIONAL SIZES). KINDERGARTEN WILL GET THEIR SHIRTS IN A FEW WEEKS (WAITING ON MORE SMALL SIZES).


Please follow these instructions:

1. If you are new to My School Fees, you will need to create an account and add your student(s). You will need your student's school ID number. This is the number they use to access their device. You can get that from his/her teacher or call the school.

2. When you login, you will click on your child's name where it says "Show Student Fees"

3. Click on the box that says "HOUSE"

4. Select a HOUSE shirt (cost is $6) and add to your cart

5. Select the size - there are youth S, M, L, XL and adult S, M, L, XL, XXL

6. Click submit to add that shirt to the cart

**If you are purchasing for more than one student, PLEASE start at #2 for each one. We will use the student name to determine which HOUSE shirt you need.


Remember, that you must put in the check or credit card information EXACTLY correct or it will not process and you will be charged $25.


If you have any trouble with My School Fees, please contact our bookkeeper Donna Troncale at dtroncale@hoover.k12.al.us or (205) 439-3211

Our School highlight video

In May, our teachers, Ms. Horn, and Mrs. Evans created a video to highlight all the wonderful things about our school. We had a Spiderman theme and shared this at the Hoover City Schools institute. It is just too awesome to not share with our families, too!
Greystone Super Heroes Institute Video

greystone pta online spirit store is now open!

A Note from the principal

Parents,


We would like to remind you that students should leave any "unauthorized communication device" turned off and in their backpacks. The HCS Code of Conduct states...

Students are not permitted to use wireless/electronic devices at school without express permission from the school principal or designee. (Devices include but are not limited to cell phones, cell phone accessories including earbuds and headphones, computers, or wearables.)


Students are allowed to use earbuds or earphones when using their Chromebooks and sound is necessary. Students are not allowed to use wearables or cell phones during the school day. A wearable is an electronic device that is physically worn by individuals in order to track, analyze and transmit personal data. Wearables would include Apple watches or any such device that can be used to communicate through text or voice messaging.


We understand that some students need their communication device when they go home, so we allow them to be off and in the backpack until the student gets home. Please know that most backpacks are hung in the halls and are not constantly monitored. The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen devices, but we are always glad to assist in finding a missing item, should that occur.


Thanks for your support,

Dr. Stocks and Mrs. Williams

covid update

Parents,


Please continue checking the health of your child every morning before school for overall wellness. Take a temperature EVERY morning and determine if signs of illness exist. Students with a fever of 100 degrees or higher or who are exhibiting any signs of being ill or have COVID symptoms should not come to school. If your child does have symptoms, he/she will need to be cleared by a doctor to return to school.


We will continue to follow the district's protocol for notifying parents of close contacts of students who have tested positive for COVID.


We want to continue to keep our students in school, so it is going to take each of you staying mindful of illness, encouraging your child to wash or sanitize hands frequently, and keep the face covering on inside.


Thank you!

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jag running club is back!

kids running

Save the date! August 24 is the first day for JAG Running Club! The JAG Running Club is for all students in grades 3-5. It is a dedicated school-year-long program. Running days are Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 a.m.


The front door will open at 7:00 a.m. Runners will be dismissed at 7:35 to freshen up/change clothes before going to class.


Runners must bring a water bottle with them!


Questions?? Email Mrs. Hoit lhoit@hoover.k12.alus

Birthday Book Club and Registration - NEW!

My School Fees is now working, too!

birthday cake

You can now pay for the Birthday Book Club on MySchoolFees during Registration! Just go to the Library tab on MySchoolFees and add the fee to your cart. Mrs. Richey will be notified and will contact you soon! For more information, click here.

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If your child participated in a Summer Reading program at any public library or the ALSDE program, please send in your reading log or certificate or email Mrs. Richey at jrichey@hoover.k12.al.us for a special reward!

2021-2022 pta budget

The PTA Board approved the 2021-2022 budget at their July meeting. Click here to review the budget. If you have any questions or concerns, please email them to gsespta35242@gmail.com by 9/15/2021.
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first priority kids is back!

It is time to kick-off First Priority Kids at Greystone. This club is a student-led group that meets before school at 7:15 each Friday in the courtyard. Some parents of the student leaders support this Christian club that is open to 3rd through 5th graders. Starting NEXT FRIDAY (9/3), we will meet in the school COURTYARD at 7:15, and then EVERY FRIDAY after that!!!! Every Student in 3rd-5th grade is invited to attend. A permission form is required so please complete the form so your child can join us!!!!


Permission Form: https://www.prioritykids.com/sign-up-your-kid/


Click Here for More info or go to: www.Prioritykids.com

Mark Your Calendars

August 31 - 4th Grade Parent Meeting 6:00pm

September 2 - 5th Grade Parent Meeting 6:00pm

September 6 - Labor Day - School is closed

September 8 - Hoover City Schools Budget Hearing - 7:30am

September 8 - Room coordinator Meeting - 9:00 - 10:00am

September 13 - Hoover City Schools Budget Hearing - 4:30pm

September 13 - Hoover City Schools Board Meeting - 5:30pm

September 15 - Fall School Pictures

September 16 - PTA Board Meeting - 10:00am

September 21 - Zaxby's Spirit Night - 5:00 - 8:00pm

September 23 - Vision and Hearing Screening

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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