November 8, 2019
Congratulations to the Greystone Math Team! They placed 3rd in their division in a tournament last Saturday in Muscle Shoals. We also had 2 students who placed in the Top 10! Way to go, team!!
Congratulations to Dr. Johnson, our 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year!
Thanksgiving lunch is Thursday, November 14th!
To help with the crowd, we will be running a revised lunch schedule on this day. Please note any time difference below for your child's class.
Stewart & Goodwin - 10:30
Lamb & Cvacho - 10:40
Carns & Langer - 10:50
Whitten & Stacey - 11:00
Higginbotham - 11:10
Golden & Howard - 11:15
Kelley & Tow - 11:25
Pollard & Joseph - 11:35
Coston & K.Williams - 11:45
Rush & Ryan - 12:00
Roberson & A.Williams - 12:10
Greene & Moore - 12:20
Callans & Gilliland - 12:30
Join us during your child's PE time on November 14th for our Turkey Trot!
Time to help Oak Mountain Missions - November 4th - 15th!
LIONS: Peanut Butter and Jelly
TURTLES: Condiments (Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo, etc)
DOLPHINS: Canned Soup
HAWKS: Self Care Items (Toothpaste, Toothbrushes. Shampoo, Soap, Deodorant, etc)
Thursday, November 13th we will have HOUSE day! Students will meet with another grade level in HOUSE meetings and then all HOUSES will receive their Leave a Legacy prize!
8:00 - 8:30 - Two grade levels will meet with their HOUSES to get to know each other.
K and 3rd
1st and 4th
2nd and 5th
8:45 - 9:45 - HOUSES will meet for their Leave a Legacy Prize!
Turtles - Magician
Wolves - Pajamas and a movie
Hawks - Dance Party
Lions - Ice Cream and BINGO
Dolphins - Board Games and Maker Space (changed from extra recess due to cold temps.)
Don't forget to wear your HOUSE shirt! Wolves get to wear pajamas as part of their Leave a Legacy reward!
Congratulations to our October Core Value Award Recipients!
A big thanks to those who responded to our recently-administered HCS Elementary Website Survey. Your results guided several changes which we hope you will find helpful as you navigate our sites.
We have placed Calendars, Staff Listings, and Menus in more prominent locations. We have disabled pages that were not heavily utilized. We have also worked to remove dead links and adjust contrast issues.
We realize some of you are strictly on desktops; others seek out websites via mobile devices. We continuously work toward ensuring our platforms are responsive on all devices.
Please know that this will always be a work in progress and we welcome your suggestions as we enhance the ways in which we communicate with you.
Check out the updates to our website using the link below.
Wow, Happy November—Time is flying!
In 1990, the state of Alabama mandated that a developmental School Guidance and Counseling program be a part of the curriculum for all elementary school students. I want to introduce myself for those who may not know me… my name is Kristin Amos-White and I am the School Counselor here at Greystone Elementary School. I am approaching my 6th year here and I am excited about our students!
During the school year, I will be presenting lessons to each class every week. Lessons will align with the ASCA National Standards and will fall into areas of personal and social development, educational development, and vocational development. In addition to the classroom guidance lessons, the Counseling program provides opportunities for small group counseling. I will be conducting small group counseling in areas of concern such as supporting children in times of loss, coping with divorce, developing friendships, and other important topics. I will also be available to the students for individual counseling. Participation in small groups and individual counseling will be limited due to the time constraints of class schedules.
Greystone Elementary School recognizes community service as an important part of our children’s awareness of others and the needs around them. At Greystone, "doing something kind for someone who is not in your family and doing it for free" is acknowledged as community service. Every child who completes a service project and turns in a form signed by his or her parent will be recognized at an assembly. Our purpose in recognizing students for their service is to motivate and inspire other students to get involved and make a difference. I will announce the deadline for community service forms—please adhere to that deadline as it allows me time to prepare for the assembly. As of now, assembly dates and times are to be determined. Community Service forms that are returned late will be recognized at the next assembly. Community Service forms are available outside of the Guidance classroom and in the following link:
If you have any questions about our Guidance and Counseling program, or if there is anything I can do to help make this school year a productive one for your child, please feel free to call me at 205-439-3222 or email me at email@example.com.
Kristin Amos-White, M.Ed., NCC, ALC
Brick purchase deadline is extended to November 22nd!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS WITH THESE IMPORTANT DATES!
November 4th - 15th - Oak Mountain Missions Food Drive
November 11th - School and Office closed for Veterans Day
November 12th - Hoover City School Board Meeting - 5:30 pm - Central Office
November 13th - HOUSE meetings
November 13th - Progress Reports go home
November 14th - Turkey Trot Run in PE
November 14th - Thanksgiving Lunch
November 14th - Spirit Night at La Paz in Mt. Laurel - 4:00 - 9:00 pm
November 14th - Hoover Community Meeting - Metropolitan Church of God - 6:00 pm
November 15th - Kindergarten to Old Baker Farm
November 19th - Mr. Larry here for 1st grade
November 20th - School Spelling Bee
November 21st - PTA Board Meeting - 10:00 am
November 25th - 29th - School Closed for Thanksgiving Holidays
Digital Citizenship Parenting Tip for November
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.