October 19, 2018
Red Ribbon Week- October 22nd-26th
Theme: “Life is YOUR Journey,
Travel Drug and Bully Free”October 22nd-26th
To kick off our Red Ribbon Week, students will receive Red Ribbon stickers as reminders of the importance of good character and good choices!
Be a “Jean-ius!”
Stay Drug and Bully Free!
Students are encouraged to show their unity in making good choices by wearing their favorite jeans.
Red Ribbon Day!
Students may wear red on this day as a reminder to stand against drugs and be bully free! The Spain Park TNT will visit with grades K-2.
Where will YOUR journey take you?
Students are encouraged to dress-up in their college t-shirts or future career clothing. Students in grade 3-5 will attend the Character assembly.
To conclude Red Ribbon Week, students will receive RRW memorabilia to take home.
Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest
In honor of Red Ribbon Week, the PTA at Greystone Elementary School will host a poster contest. All grade levels are permitted to participate. A winner from each grade level will be chosen and acknowledged on Friday, October 26th, 2018. The rules are as follows:
Theme: “Life is YOUR Journey, Travel Drug and Bully Free” (The theme MUST be on the front of your poster)
Specifications: The poster contest is for students grades K-5. Each student’s poster must be no larger than half a poster board and must include the Red Ribbon Week
Congratulations to our Greystone Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Karen Darroch, our technology coach
Taco Mama Spirit Night
Monday, Oct. 22nd, 5-9pm
6801 Cahaba Valley Road
Oak Mountain Missions Clothing and Food Drive
Greystone Elementary is Now Collecting Kids’ Clothing and Food for Oak Mountain Missions
Option 1: Collect Kids’ Clothing
Help your parents clean out your clothes that are too small or unneeded-especially jackets for the colder months ahead. Bring your gently used clothing for boys and girls ages newborn to 12 years old!
Option 2: Donate Items for OMM’s Food Pantry
Anything canned or boxed helps!
No glass items please.
Needed items include:
peanut butter, jelly, canned meat, condiments, breakfast foods, canned fruit, personal care items like deodorant, soap and shampoo, diapers, paper goods, etc.
Option 3: DO BOTH!
Place food items in the box in your classroom!
Clothing in the box in the lobby!
October 9 – October 24
OMM will pick up all our items on Oct 24, 2018.
Your family is invited to stock Oak Mtn. Missions’ shelves October 27th from 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Scholastic Book Fair coming to Greystone Elementary October 29-November 1! Click here for the Book Fair Schedule: https://goo.gl/9QiPxM If you would like to volunteer for the Book Fair, please click this SignUpGenius link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0548a8a72aa75-book4
This week, 3rd-5th graders have been learning how to check out eBooks & audiobooks through Sora and Overdrive. These great titles have been selected by the HCS elementary librarians, and are available anytime on your Chromebook or personal device. All students have access to these books, so kindergarten-2nd graders are welcome to check them out on a personal device. For more information, click the following links: Sora Instructions and OverDrive Instructions
The Be a Champion and Read contest has begun! Your child's parent letter and book list will come home soon. Students should read 6 books on their level. Younger students can have their parents read the books to them. Parents need to fill out and sign the bottom portion. Turn the book list into Mrs. Richey by October 22. Your child could win 3 tickets to the Iron Bowl, sideline passes, and more! Everyone who participates will receive an Alabama or Auburn bookmark. A copy of the parent letter and book list can be found by clicking on the following link: https://goo.gl/94aUw1
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STUDENTS WHO HAD PERFECT ATTENDANCE FOR THE 1ST NINE WEEKS!
Important Information about a Parent Survey
In an effort to improve system practices, Hoover City Schools is conducting a Parent Climate Survey. This survey was created and is required by AdvancED, our accrediting agency. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey by Friday, October 26, 2018. Some of the questions may not directly apply to your experience. You are encouraged to make the best choices possible. In order to complete the survey, go to: https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/84002/p2099 . Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
Susan Morgan Memorial
Fabric Scraps Needed for the MakerSpace
Thanks to James Spann for helping us celebrate National School Lunch Week!
The Art Department Needs Your Help
Seeking any old comic books and/or graphic novels to donate for an upcoming Pop Art project featuring the comic works of Roy Lichtenstein. Please send donations to Ms. Horn.
Examples: Pink Panther, Archie, Garfield, Calvin and Hobbes, Marvel, DC Comics - anything appropriate in an elementary setting.
Spain Park Homecoming Parade
PTA SPOTLIGHT: ASHLEY SELLERS
Hi! My name is Ashley Sellers and this is my 2nd year as VP of Financial. My Husband Brandon and I have been Greystone Parents for 7 years now. Our oldest Jack started Berry Middle School this year, Millie is in 2nd grade, and our youngest Tabb is in his last year of preschool at CASA. Greystone Elementary has been and continues to be an amazing school and community for my Family to be a part of.
I alongside Katie Spitzer are responsible for fundraising and social events as well as our new spirit wear. Our biggest responsibility is having ONE successful fundraiser a year, Leave a Legacy. We have just wrapped that up and are so proud to say that it was a huge success thanks to our wonderful families at Greystone.
I have also had a blast bringing a sense of community back to our school with Bingo Night and Movie Night. I was so excited to introduce our spirit socks which were a huge hit and I love seeing the kids walking the hall in them.
I want to encourage you to be involved with the PTA in any way that you can. It is an amazing group of Moms that take pride in making Greystone the best Elementary School it can be. Feel free to reach out to us anytime with suggestions or ideas or to just drop into one of our monthly meetings.
October 22-26th- Red Ribbon Week - *See article above for dress-up days
October 22nd- Taco Mama Spirit Night on Hwy 119 - 5:00 - 9:00 pm
October 24th - Fire Safety House visit for K-2
October 24th - Hoover City Comprehensive Plan Presentation @ 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria
October 25th - PTA Board Meeting @ 10:30 a.m. - all are welcome
October 25th- Dauphin Island Parent Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.
October 27th - Oak Mountain Missions Service Opportunity for families - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
October 29th-November 1st- Fall Book Fair
November 15th - Thanksgiving Lunch - mark your calendars now!
Click Here for the 2018-2019 Hoover City Schools Calendar
Greystone Neighbors: New Publication
Dear Greystone Elementary Families,
There is a new magazine dedicated to our community: Greystone Neighbors. The editor has reached out to us to invite families to contribute content to this new publication. This can include:
- Photos (local scenery, family pets, gardens, collections, travels, etc.) – by adults/students and each would receive full credit
- Family news (anniversaries, weddings, graduations, acceptance into colleges, etc.)
- Student of Character nominations (need name, reason being nominated, and parent contact)
- Articles (personal stories, friendly advice, reprints of blogs that residents may already be writing, etc.)
- Classifieds (kids promoting a service such as tutoring, dog walking, babysitting, lawn cutting, etc. OR adults selling any sports equipment, golf carts, furniture, etc.)
All materials can be submitted anytime to:
Mrs. Kirstin Ahearn
Editor and Publisher, Greystone Neighbors
This new magazine is designed to celebrate Greystone in a very positive and special way. We hope families take advantage of this opportunity to participate and make this a wonderful reflection on our community.
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.