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"Relationships are the agents of change." Dr. Bruce Perry

Year 2 - The week ending September 9, 2022

Stella's Peeps

Stella is one of OUR AMAZING GRAY HAWK FIRST GRADERS and she would like to invite OUR GRAY HAWKS to join her team at the Down Syndrome Day Walk at Arrowhead this year on Saturday, October 22 from 10 am - 2 pm.

Please click on the picture below of Stella to sign up and join her team: Stella's Peeps! Thank you for supporting Stella and the 27th Annual Down Syndrome Walk!

Volunteer to Raise Funds for OUR GRAY HAWKS

We have one more opportunity on Saturday, September 17 to volunteer at Children's Mercy Park and the Sporting Game to raise funds for OUR PTO.. You would need to arrive at 4:30 and wear solid black shorts, a black t-shirt and black tennis shoes. The more people we send, the more money we bring in. Please sign up at If you have any questions please reach out to Joni Gay or Kristin Jordan.

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Caught Being Kind

OUR GRAY HAWKS are doing amazing things everyday to show kindness and make OUR school the best place it can be. Kindness is so important and we want our students to know their acts of kindness matter. Every Friday, Miss Hubbard will recognize students she has caught being kind throughout the week. Students who were caught being kind will have their name and act of kindness announced over the intercom, receive a certificate, and have their picture and act of kindness displayed at school.
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Homecoming Week! Spirit Weeks and Parade on Thursday

The theme for Homecoming this year is HOLIDAYS and OUR GRAY HAWKS voted and chose Halloween as OUR theme for the float. Everyone is invited to walk the parade route and kids are invited to ride the float. We ask that students bring a bag of candy that they can throw out to the crowd along the route. We had an absolute blast last year and we would love to have OUR kids join us on the float.

If your child would like to ride the float, they need to find us at Holy Angels Church and then be picked up in the parking lot at the high school.

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Picture Day is Tuesday, September 13

We would like to encourage you to pay for your photo packages online.

Please go to and enter the code 70140YA for Gray Hawk. Thank you!

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Child Care is available during PTO Meetings

Thanks to National Honor Society volunteers, we do have child care available on Tuesday night for any parents attending the PTO meeting. Thank you, NHS!


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