Greystone News

May 24, 2019

safe summer

reflecting on the year

Congratulations! We have completed another amazing school year. I am so proud of our students for their hard work, stamina, and dedication to learning and becoming better citizens. Our students learned all sorts of things during Camp Wanna-Be-A-Learner. They have written detailed stories and researched all sorts of things. They have grown in their confidence in math and are better mathematicians now than in August. They have created some amazing works of art and beautiful sounds with their voice and instruments. They have learned how to play games, throw, and catch much better than when they started the year. Our students learned from some fabulous authors and songwriters, too! Our students are better friends and better readers because of their hard work!


Students, I would like to challenge you for the summer. READ!!! It doesn’t matter what you read. Find something that is interesting to you and keep reading. Just like with many skills, you need to practice to get better. PLAY GAMES! There are many games you can play to help develop your critical thinking skills and math skills. Have you ever played Go Fish for 10 or Multiplication War? Think about the games you learned this year and play them to improve your fluency with addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. Be on the lookout - we might just have a reading challenge through MyOn this summer!


I am blessed to serve as your principal and look forward to bigger and better things next year. Please know that my door is always open. Feel free to contact me anytime with questions, concerns, or to let us know what we are doing well! Have a wonderful summer and we will see everyone on August 6th for Registration Verification and Meet the Teacher Day!

Remember...

Learn, Lead, Leave a Legacy!

Dr. Stocks

Commit to 36 Campaign **We are $500 away from WINNING! Donate tonight to help us win a $1000 bonus!!

Commit to 36

It's time to Commit! The Hoover City Schools Foundation has launched its only fundraising campaign of the year, and we are encouraging parents and the community to support education in our district by donating at least $36 to support a student. That's just $1 for every week of the school year. With almost 14,000 students in our system, collectively we can make a big difference in the educational offerings for our students.


A donation to the Foundation goes to support educators in our district through Teacher Grants, SeedLAB team grants, and special programs. 10% of each donation goes directly to your PTO (20% if your school reaches 20% participation). Thank you for joining us in this very important cause, for the benefit of all of our students. Visit www.CommitTo36.com today and choose Greystone Elementary School. We hope each family will make this commitment to support education!

Special request...

We are working on a project and would love your junk! If you have any old picture frames that are 8X10 or larger, we would love them. They do not need to have glass and can be any color or design, as long as they can hang on the wall.


Feel free to drop them off at the school when we are open this summer.


Thanks for allowing us to help you clear the clutter in your home!

Summer Office Hours

The school office will be open on the following days:

May 28 - May 31 - 7:30 - 3:30

June 3 - June 27 - 7:30 - 5:00 (Monday - Thursday), closed Friday

July 1 - 5 - 7:30 - 3:30 (Closed Thursday, July 4)

July 8 - July 25 - 7:30 - 5:00 (Monday - Thursday), closed Friday

July 29 - August 2 - 7:30 - 3:30

August 5 - closed most of the day for meetings

August 8 - regular school schedule


**Note that Mrs. Poarch, our registrar, only works on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the summer.

Congratulations to our May Core Value Award Recipients who demonstrated perseverance this month.

Chromebooks

If your child's Chromebook needs to be repaired over the summer, you can bring it by the school. The technology department will pick it up and return it once repaired. This will begin June 10th.

Mark Your Calendars with these important dates!

August 6th - Onsite Registration AND Meet Your Teacher Day *New format! You will fill out a few forms, receive information about PTA, and get your teacher letter. Then you will immediately get to go MEET YOUR TEACHER!

Last Name begins with A - K: 8:00 - 9:30

Last Name begins with L - Z: 10:00 - 11:30


August 6th - Kindergarten Parent Night - 6:00 - 7:15 pm

August 13th - 2nd Grade Parent Night - 6:00 - 7:15 pm

August 15th - 1st Grade Parent Night - 6:00 - 7:15 pm

August 22nd - 3rd Grade Parent Night - 6:00 - 7:15

August 29th - 4th Grade Parent Night - 6:00 - 7:15 pm

September 5th - 5th Grade Parent Night - 6:00 - 7:15 pm

Deadline Approaching: Order Your School Supplies Online by June 2nd for the 2019-20 School Year

school supplies
School supplies are on sale now for the 2019-20 school year. This online ordering system makes it fast and convenient for parents to get their child's school supplies without any worry. Click here to see what is on the school supply list. To order them online, follow these steps:


1. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks

2. Enter the school ID, GRE066 (3 letters/3 numbers)

3. Follow the directions to complete your order.

4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

Library News

Please sign your kids up for Summer Reading at any public library! There are many fun, free activities all summer long at the Hoover Public Library, North Shelby Library, and Mt. Laurel Library! The Hoover Library will also be offering free lunch most weekdays. You can earn prizes from Mrs. Richey in the fall if you participate in any public library Summer Reading program!

Hoover: https://issuu.com/hplreads/docs/summerevents2019v2b

North Shelby: https://tinyurl.com/y4dsvwja


There are many online options for great books! Our students have access to over 1,000 eBooks & audiobooks through Overdrive or Sora. Click the following links for instructions on how to access these wonderful resources. Overdrive Instructions or Sora Instructions


Here are some other options:

Summer Learning Opportunities

Our state has partnered with some of the nation’s top education organizations to offer the Alabama Summer Learning Challenge, and these “FREE” resources to help minimize the summer-learning-slide.

These resources are easy-to-access online and hopefully will encourage continuous learning throughout the summer by students, while they are away from our classrooms:

  • The Lexile-based "Find a Book, Alabama" tool offers students over 260,000 book selections. This book-search tool enables individuals to build custom reading lists based on their Lexile range and interests. Students and parents can also check availability of books at local libraries. They can also pledge to read throughout the summer by using this tool (https://fab.lexile.com/fab/alabama/).

  • The Alabama Summer Learning Challenge also includes a FREE email-based math skills program for students who have completed 1st through 8th grades.

  • This summer, Stride by Fuel Education is FREE to all students in Alabama from May 1 to July 31. Prevent "Summer Slide" with a great blend of online math, reading, language arts, and science skill practices. Fun games and learning for every student. Parents and their children may access the Stride learning platform online anytime – on tablets, PCs, and Macs. Register and login at https://www.fueleducation.com/alsummerlearning.

  • Sparking a student's personal joy for reading is important! Using Big Universe by Fuel Education, students and parents can access 14,000+ leveled eBooks and high-quality learning tools anytime – on their tablets, laptops, or computers. This platforms’ search functions also identify eBooks by genre, grade level, Lexile, and other filters. Big Universe will be FREE to all students in Alabama from May 1 to July 31. Register and login at https://www.fueleducation.com/alsummerlearning. *Please note, to participate students and/or parents must register for Big Universe prior to May 21, 2019.

Spain Park Volleyball Camp

Your child is invited to participate in the Spain Park Jag Premier Volleyball Camp. The camp is for girls or boys entering 2nd - 8th grades. The camp is June 4-6 from 8:00-10:30 am @ Spain Park High School. Payment can be made through MySchoolFees. Register by May 31st for a t-shirt! Click the following link to register. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfbmMRPyi86vVacEpe9gayP0lRoNTCIhwzEaofQ660ALJvVw/viewform
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Spain Park FREE Youth Football Camp

Spain Park is hosting a FREE youth football camp on June 18-20th from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Registration deadline is June 17th. Click here for more information and to register.

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Important Dates

August 6th - Onsite Registration AND Meet Your Teacher Day *New format! You will fill out a few forms, receive information about PTA, and get your teacher letter. Then you will immediately get to go MEET YOUR TEACHER!

  • Last Name begins with A - K: 8:00 - 9:30
  • Last Name begins with L - Z: 10:00 - 11:30


August 6th - Kindergarten Parent Night - 6:00 - 7:15 pm

August 13th - 2nd Grade Parent Night - 6:00 - 7:15 pm

August 15th - 1st Grade Parent Night - 6:00 - 7:15 pm

August 22nd - 3rd Grade Parent Night - 6:00 - 7:15

August 29th - 4th Grade Parent Night - 6:00 - 7:15 pm

September 5th - 5th Grade Parent Night - 6:00 - 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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