Greystone News

February 9, 2019

Math Night February 8th 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Math Night

Games will be geared towards grades 3 - 5, however younger children will be able to play many with adult help.

Math Night at


Friday, February 8th 5:30 PM -7:00 PM

Prizes will include Next Level gift cards!

Join us at Greystone Elementary School for rewards, giveaways, and games for the whole family (Games geared toward grades 3-5)! RSVP by emailing

Brought to you by: Mathnasium of Inverness Corners


410 Inverness Corners Birmingham, AL 35242

Kids Heart Challenge in PE

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Join our heart heroes as we participate in the Kid's Heart Challenge sponsored by the American Heart Association. Here is how to register and earn your FREE GLOW Wristband:

1. Register online by going to or download the Kids Heart Challenge mobile app.

2. Send emails, ecards, or texts to friends and family to ask for donations.

3. Return the coupon below or get your first donation online. That's how you will earn your first Heart Hero.

By participating in the Kids Heart Challenge, your child will help save lives, learn about heart health and earn fun Heart Heroes gifts. The deadline to collect donations is Feb. 28th.


While the State of Alabama is seeing widespread flu activity, currently our school system is seeing relatively low numbers of flu cases reported to us. Common flu symptoms include:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults

We are monitoring numbers daily. Be assured that we are diligent in our efforts to prevent the spread of illness in our schools. Please partner with us: as you monitor your children for symptoms of illness, to be sure that they do not attend school while they have a fever.

The Alabama Department of Public Health urges the general public to follow these actions to avoid getting and spreading the flu:

  • Stay at home if you have a fever, and for at least 24 hours post fever without fever-reducing medications
  • Wash your hands often
  • Cover your cough and sneeze
  • Clean and disinfect your environment
  • Consider getting the flu vaccine

Many minor illnesses or injuries often occur that do not require your child to be absent from school. There are also many illnesses that do require your child to be absent from school, for your child’s protection as well as the protection of other students and staff members. Such conditions would include, but are not limited to:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher -within the last 24 hours
  • Vomiting
  • Unexplained diarrhea
  • Pink eye (untreated)
  • Strep throat (untreated)
  • Injury or illness requiring intensive medical services
  • Adverse side effects from medication that need monitoring
  • Head lice or continued presence of nits after treatment of head lice

Again, with regard to flu, we have experienced low numbers overall relative to our student and employee populations. This is a testament to the diligence of our students, parents, and employees as we all strive for a clean, healthy school environment.

We appreciate your effort, interest, and cooperation as we continue to make our way through flu season.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Flu Guidance

February Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Congratulations to our January Core Value Recipients who demonstrated Self Control.

Anticipated Absences

Thank you for recognizing that attendance at school is vitally important if students are to be successful in their studies. If your child must be absent for a reason other than those listed as approved by the Hoover City Schools Code of Conduct, you may request

that the days missed be coded as excused. Please be aware of the following important information:

● Approval of your request is not guaranteed.

● Anticipated Absence(s) are considered parent notes.(may not exceed 9 per year).

● Days requested cannot be excused if they will occur during state/district testing days, or if the allowable number of absences for

the year has already been accumulated, or they will be accumulated due to the requested absence.

● Principals may advise against your child missing school due to low grades or prior attendance record.

● Parents and students are responsible for all missed work, and teachers have the authority to determine deadlines for missed


● A completed Anticipated Absence Form MUST be submitted to the school office at least three (3) days in advance of the

absence. This form is to be used for full day or partial day absences.

Click here to download the anticipated absences form.

PTA Executive Board Nominations Open

We need you! You may nominate yourself or someone else using the following form: PTA Nomination Form. Questions? Please contact us at Please return your forms to the box outside the PTA room or through your child’s classroom teacher.

Below are the descriptions of the positions and responsibilities:

The following positions are considered the PTA Executive Board. All positions are expected to attend PTA board meetings.

VP Leadership - Shadows the President to prepare for the following year of service, attends HPTC meetings, assists with summer registration, Back to School lunch for teachers/staff, Soup lunch in January for teachers/students, coordinates Bridge to Berry for 5th grade students

VP Financial (two) - Coordinates all fundraisers: Leave a Legacy, Manages Box Tops, and other identified partners with the help of an appointed committee head

VP Membership - Keeps membership records, coordinates both Fall and Kindergarten registration with help of administration, and creates backpack and carpool tags

VP Programs (two) - Coordinates Room Coordinators for teachers, Parent Night teacher meals, Newcomer’s Coffee in Fall, Teacher Appreciation Week, Staff Birthday cupcakes

VP Student Programs - Helps library coordinate Young Author's Week and book fairs, Bus Safety in Fall, Red Ribbon Week, and End of Year celebration for students

Treasurer - Responsible for PTA funds and budget

Assistant Treasurer - Assist Treasurer

Recording Secretary - Records minutes of meetings and oversees office supplies

The following positions are appointed positions. These positions will be appointed by the President at a later date. These are not a part of the elected slate, per the PTA bylaws.

Corresponding Secretary - Manages PTA bulletin board, Sunshine, and Teacher of the Year

Parliamentarian - Advises on parliamentary procedure, Chairman of Nominating Committee, and Lost and Found

Communications Director - Manages Marquee information/calendar and Social Media pages

Volunteer Coordinators - Compiles volunteer list and recruits volunteers for front office, book fair and related PTA activities, helps administration with set up and volunteers for hearing and vision screening and school pictures.

Thank you!

Meet Our PTA: Susan Hays

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My name is Susan Hays and I help Lisa Pierce with Spirit Nights as part of the Spirit Committee. We coordinate with the businesses for each event and make flyers/reminders to send out. The money raised from these events contributes to the PTA budget and helps fund so many things at the school. I did not realize that the PTA funds teacher grants for classroom items, Young Author Week, staff birthday cupcakes, Teacher Appreciation Week, Bus Driver Appreciation Week, meals for the teachers during Parent Nights and the first day back after winter break—-and so many other things that make Greystone Elementary such a special place.

Our family moved to Greystone in June 2016. My husband, Matt, grew up in Hoover but we had always lived on the western side of Hoover, most recently Ross Bridge. Our oldest son, Hudson, is a 3rd grader and started at GSES in 1st grade. Our youngest son, Anderson, will start kindergarten in 2020. Hudson had an easy transition to GSES and really enjoys school.

This is my first year to serve on the PTA. I really didn’t realize all the events they coordinate and the huge impact they have on the school. They meet once a month and each position is very specific as to the duties it entails. Some positions require more time than others and there is something that can fit into your schedule if you’re considering serving on the PTA. There are volunteer opportunities that are a one time commitment also. The monthly meetings are open for anyone to attend. Helping with the PTA is a great way to get involved with the school!

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Important Dates

February 8th - Family Math Night - 5:30 - 7:00 pm

February 9th - Mercedes Kids Marathon - 11:00 am

February 12th - K, 2nd, and 4th - Vision Research Screening

February 12th - Hoover School Board Meeting - 5:30 at Central Office

February 14th - Drama Club Performance of Beauty and the Beast - 6:00 pm

February 18th & 19th - No school for students - Professional Development Days

February 22nd - Restock the Classroom Day

February 22nd - 2nd Grade Fairy Tale Day

February 26th - 6th Grade Open House @ Berry - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

February 27th - Pink Shirt Day

February 28th - PTA Board Meeting - 10:30 am

February 28th - Spirit Night at La Paz (Mt. Laurel) - 4:00 - 9:00 pm

March 4th - PE Family Night (all grades) - 6:15 - 7:15 pm

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.

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