Greystone News

December 17, 2018

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Thursday, December 20th - 11:15 dismissal

Buses will run and sack lunches are available upon request.

School is closed December 21st - January 4th.

Monday, January 7th - Students return from Winter Break

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Lost and Found Reminder!

All items that remain in the Lost and Found after December 20th will be donated to a local charity. Feel free to stop by and check for any of your child's belongings.

**We have a student looking for a missing purple Northface reversible jacket. The initials KD are written on the tag inside. Please check to see if it accidentally made its way to your house.

Mid-Year Testing Begins in January!

Students in Grades 2-5 will be taking Scantron Global Scholar when we return from winter break. It is important that your child come to school well-rested and ready to do his/her best on this assessment. As with other times, students are given all the time needed to complete the test. Some will complete it within the first hour of its administration and others will need additional time during other testing sessions to finish. Regardless, we would like for you to encourage your child to take this test seriously.

Testing Schedule: (earbuds or earphones are needed for the math portion)

5th Grade Reading - January 8th

5th Grade Math - January 9th

5th Grade Science - January 10th

3rd and 4th Grade Reading - January 15th

3rd and 4th Grade Math - January 16th

2nd Grade Reading - January 22nd

2nd Grade Math - January 23rd

*K and 1st grades will be testing during the month of January. These grades take other assessments.

Support Our Cafeteria!

Did you know that our cafeteria is funded through participation?

We want to continue to have delicious food, many choices, and the wonderful 5 ladies who make sure our children have a healthy breakfast and lunch each day.

You can help by coming to have breakfast or lunch with your child and purchasing your meal in our cafeteria. You can also help by encouraging your child to eat at school.

Our goal is to have an increase in the number of students participating in our meal program during the month of January.

Will you help us meet this goal?

Click here for the January breakfast menu.

Click here for the January lunch menu.

Does your child have earphones or earbuds at school?

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It is important for all students to have earbuds or a pair of earphones at school. This allows them to have their own and not share. If you are unable to provide these, please make sure your teacher knows so we can make provisions. We also use these for testing in grades 2 - 5. This might be a good holiday gift!
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Come burn some Holiday Break energy!

Friday, January 4 2-6 pm

High Point Climbing and Fitness

4766 Hwy 280

30% of sales will come back to our school

*you must mention you are with Greystone Elementary*

save time and fill out an online waiver at

everyone must sign a waiver even if they aren’t climbing (if you’ve been in the last 2 years they should have your waiver on file)

Click here for the flyer.

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PTA Spotlight: Ashley Gregory

Hi! My name is Ashley Gregory and I am serving as your Parliamentarian this year. I have been involved with the Greystone PTA for 5 years having served in the past as PTA President, Vice President of Leadership and Vice President of Student Programs. My current role as Parliamentarian is to be a resource for our PTA President and to ensure we are following the Greystone PTA bylaws. I will also serve on the nominating committee that helps assemble the next slate of officers for the PTA Executive Board.

My husband, Will, and I have three children. Our daughter is in the 4th grade here at Greystone and our twin boys have moved on to the 6th grade at Berry. We have loved being a part of the Greystone Elementary family and working with the PTA has been especially rewarding for me.

Soon you will receive a PTA interest form that offers insight into the service opportunities. I encourage you to fill it out and consider joining. One easy way to get plugged in is on the PTA Programs Committee. Their role is to simply attend meetings and fill in where help is needed.

The PTA offers parents a highly tangible way to positively affect our children’s education experience. I hope you will consider joining us!

Implementation of Erin's Law

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. This information is also available in Spanish. Disclaimer: If you need alternate accommodations in accessing the video content, please contact Marley Stephens at

Attention All Responsible 4th Graders

Do you like volunteering for community service? Do you want to help keep the students at our school safe? Consider joining safety patrol!

We are searching for students who are interested in serving on our Safety Patrol Team for the spring semester. The first schedule will run from January 7-March 14, 2019. You should only apply for this position if you want to help keep Greystone safe and can commit to keeping up with this responsibility.

Morning patrols must be at their post by 7:15 a.m. Afternoon patrols should plan to be on duty until 3:05 p.m. Parents need to be sure their child will be at school by their designated time. We do not want patrols arriving late for their post or leaving early.

Being a part of safety patrol is a position of honor and leadership. We appreciate the work the patrols do and the time they give to the school. Safety patrol members must realize this is a commitment and they will be expected to be on post at their scheduled time.

Students who serve on the safety patrol team during the 3rd and 4th nine weeks will earn a special party before we get out for summer break.

If you would like to apply to be a part of safety patrol for the remainder of the year, please submit an application through the following website:

Applications are due December 17th!


Mrs. Carns


Hoover Track Meets Open to Anyone

Coach Hind and the Hoover High Track Booster Club are hosting two indoor track meets located at the Birmingham Crossplex on December 15 and December 29. These meets, The Galleria Games and The Alumni Invitational, are open to all ages, and everyone is welcome to participate! Please visit for meet information and to register. The cost is $20 per athlete, and athletes are allowed to participate in three or four events, depending on age. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Hind at or Coach Pair at

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Important Dates

Winter Parties

Kindergarten - December 18th 9:45 (Goodwin/Carns), 12:30 (Lamb/Cvacho)

1st Grade - December 19 - 8:30 am

2nd Grade - December 17 - 9:00 am

3rd Grade - December 19 - 9:15 am

4th Grade - December 14 - 10:00 am

5th Grade - December 20 - 8:30 am

December 20th - Early Dismissal - 11:15 am

Winter Holidays - December 21st - January 6th

January 4th - High Point Spirit Day - 2:00 - 6:00 pm - Tell them you are with Greystone

School Resumes - Monday, January 7th

Click Here for the 2018-2019 Hoover City Schools Calendar

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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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