Greystone News

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!

Dr. Johnson our teacher of the year

Thanksgiving lunch is Thursday, November 14th!

We invite our students' families to join us for Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday, November 14th. It will help our cafeteria staff plan if you would please let your child's teacher know how many guests will be attending. Also, please use your child's lunch account to pay for lunch because this will help speed up the process of going through the line.

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

LaPaz spirit Night November 14th

Join us during your child's PE time on November 14th for our Turkey Trot!

jogging turkey

Time to help Oak Mountain Missions - November 4th - 15th!

Please participate in supporting Oak Mountain Missions. We are collecting items to help fill their shelves. Each HOUSE is assigned an item to bring. For each item, the HOUSE will receive 2 HOUSE points! Click here for more information.

Assignments are:

LIONS: Peanut Butter and Jelly

TURTLES: Condiments (Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo, etc)

DOLPHINS: Canned Soup
HAWKS: Self Care Items (Toothpaste, Toothbrushes. Shampoo, Soap, Deodorant, etc)

WOLVES: Breakfast Items (Cereal, Grits, Oatmeal, Granola)

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!

Our schedule for HOUSE DAY on the 13th is as follows...

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!

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

Congratulations to our October Core Value Award Recipients!

Courage: Being brave enough to do what you should do, even if you are afraid

Website Updates

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.

Counselor's Corner

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:

Community Service Forms.docx

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

Kristin Amos-White, M.Ed., NCC, ALC

School Counselor

Brick purchase deadline is extended to November 22nd!

Leave a Legacy Brick Promotion - purchase a brick to commemorate a special person or moment.
Brick options for purchase


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

Click here for helping kids balance their media lives.
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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.

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