Greystone News

April 12, 2019

Spring Testing Begins Next Week for 3rd and 4th Grade

Students in grades 2 - 5 will be participating in spring Global Scholar testing in April. It is important that students are at school on these days, so please try to schedule appointments on other days.

April 16-17 - 3rd and 4th Grades

April 23-24 - 2nd Grade

Here are a few reminders to help your child be successful during their testing time. Be sure students arrive at school in plenty of time to not be rushed before testing. Also, during testing, students will need a pair of earbuds or headphones. These cannot be wireless as they do not work with the device when the testing program is being used. Please make sure your students have a working pair of earbuds or headphones with them each day. Also, make sure they get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast before they begin testing which will help them do their best!

Did you know we have earbuds and headphones available in the school store? Earbuds are $1.35 and headphones are $3.00. The school store is open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:15 - 7:35 am.

Young Author's Week Coming Soon

Young Authors Week - April 29-May 3!

If you have a book (or CD) by any of our guests, please send it to Mrs. Richey by April 25. Be sure your child's name is on the inside front cover. They will be able to get their books signed along with everyone who ordered one from the pre-order form. To learn more about our guests, see below.

Aaron Reynolds (Author): All students will meet him.

Margaret Peterson Haddix (Author): 3rd-5th grade students will meet her.

Susan Carothers (Author): Kindergarten-2nd grade students will meet her.

Dave Holland (Drum Circle Facilitator/Musician): All students will meet him.

Mike Thaler (Author): All students will be included in the Skype visit.

To celebrate Mike Thaler's Skype visit, please wear a YELLOW shirt on Friday, May 3.

Seniors- Walk the Halls

Spain Park seniors are invited to "Walk the Halls" of Greystone on May 20th at 1:30 p.m. Please wear your cap and gown. Click here to let us know you are coming.
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April Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Click here for the April breakfast menu.

Click here for the April lunch menu.

Kindergarten Enrollment is Nearing

We are beginning to gather names of children that will be entering Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have a child that will be starting Kindergarten with us in August, please email Sherri Poarch at with the child's first and last name, a parent's name, email and phone number so that we can include you on our list! We will be emailing enrollment packets to families shortly after spring break. Our Kindergarten enrollment date is April 25 from 4-6.

If you know anyone in the community that has a student that will be enrolling with us in August, please share this information with them. Thank you!

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Note for Rising 6th Grade Parents...

Rising 6th Graders and parents: Near the end of April you will begin the process of choosing your courses for middle school. You should be aware that there is the opportunity to take Advanced Math in 6th grade. We employ a multi-faceted approach to identifying students for this accelerated class, but you are welcome to express your desire to do so when the time comes.
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Important Dates

April 16th - 17th - 3rd and 4th Grade Testing

April 19th - No School for Students - Teacher PD Day

April 23rd - 24th - 2nd Grade Testing

April 24th- Progress Reports Go Home

April 25th - PTA Board Meeting - 10:30 am

April 25th - Kindergarten/ New Student Enrollment - 4:00 - 6:00 pm

April 27th- We Love Hoover Day- Jumping Jags Perform

April 29th- Hoover Elementary Track Meet for 3rd-5th

April 29th-May 3- Young Author's Week

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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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