Greystone News

Summer 2018

From the Desk of Mrs. Stocks

Greystone Parents,


The Greystone Elementary faculty and staff are happy that your children will be students at Greystone Elementary during the 2018-2019 school year. Thank you for entrusting these special young people to us. The opportunity to work together to help them learn and grow is a privilege. We also learn a great deal from our students as we watch their desire to learn, their creativity, and the traits that make them such unique individuals. May this year be a special time for our students, their families, and the Greystone staff.


Please make sure you pay attention to the important dates below. Most of you have completed online registration, but if you have not, you must do that before you can pay fees, complete the registration verification process, and receive your child's class placement letter.


You should have received an email regarding my school fees which included your child's state ID number. This number is assigned to your child and is used for their access to technology, as well as used for my school fees. If you are new and did not receive this number, you can call the school and we can look it up for you. Returning parents, if you can't find the number, just ask your child. Most of them know this number by heart!


It is going to be a great year where our students will Learn... Lead... Leave a Legacy!


Stacey Stocks

Upcoming Dates You Need to Know

August 1 - My School Fees opens for fee payments. Fees must be paid through My School Fees. Click here to see the Student Donation Sheet.


August 2 - Registration Verification 8:00 - 12:00 and 3:00 - 5:30

At registration verification, you will...

* Arrive once you have completed online registration and paid your fees through My School Fees. We will have computers available if you are unable to do this from home.

* Pick up a packet of forms which includes your carpool tag for this year.

* Complete transportation forms with carpool # and bus # - Bus information should be available on this day.

* Complete the Emergency Information form.

* Join PTA and complete forms. Our goal is 100% PTA membership!

* Purchase a Greystone school shirt. These are the same as last year, so purchasing a new one is optional. These shirts are worn on field trips and for special school events. The cost is $10.

* Receive information about after school activities and the YMCA After School Academy, if interested

* Receive class assignment letters when all required information is completed and signed by a parent.


August 6 - School is closed until after lunch for a meeting. If you are unable to come to registration verification, you can come between 1:00 - 3:00 to complete the forms. You can also stop by the office to do this on August 7 before Meet the Teacher.


August 7 - Meet the Teacher Day - 9:00 - 11:00 am

This is a time for you to bring your child to meet his/her teacher. Come any time during the two hours. You might want to bring your child's supplies if you did not purchase prepaid supplies.


August 8 - First Day of School - 7:45am - 2:45pm

We will be excited to greet your child on the first day of school. Buses will run their regular routes, but may run a little slow until everyone learns the routine.


August 14 - Newcomer's Breakfast - 9:00am

If you are new to Greystone, we would love to have you join us for a light breakfast and to learn all about our school and PTA.


Click Here for the 2018-2019 Hoover City Schools Calendar

Please Join PTA to support the many projects they fund, such as playground turf, enrichment week, and teacher grants

2018-2019 Parent Meetings

Parent Meetings are an excellent opportunity for you to learn about your child's classroom, including expectations and curriculum. These meetings will begin in the cafeteria at 6:00 pm. Mrs. Stocks and Mrs. Williams will share some important information with parents and then parents will meet with their child's teacher from 6:15 - 7:15pm. These meetings are not appropriate for children and there is no childcare available.

Dates:

August 6 - Kindergarten

August 14 - 2nd Grade

August 16 - 1st Grade

August 23 - 3rd Grade

August 28 - 4th Grade

August 30 - 5th Grade

BINGO Night, Friday, August 10, 5:00 Food Trucks, 5:30 BINGO

School Supplies

If you ordered prepaid supplies, they will be delivered to your child's classroom before Meet the Teacher Day. If you are purchasing supplies on your own, the lists can be found on our school website. You can bring them in when you come for Meet the Teacher Day on August 7th.

Important Changes for 2018-2019!

Attendance - Only 9 excused absences with parent notes are allowed for the YEAR! Absences beyond 9 require a doctor's excuse.


Excuses - Excuses MUST be received in the office within 3 days of your child's return to school. Excuses MUST include a parent signature. This can be a note sent in or a picture of a signed note emailed to the teacher and the office. It is the parent's responsibility to ensure notes are received in the office. You can do this by calling Mrs. Poarch or by checking your child's record in iNow.


Changes of Transportation - WILL NOT be accepted by email or phone for your child's safety - Any changes must be sent in writing the morning of the change. If an emergency arises, you must call and speak to an administrator for permission.

Dad Brigade

Saturday, July 28th, 8am

300 Village Street

Birmingham, AL

All dads, moms, and kids are invited to come help spruce up the school grounds for the start of the new year.

Parent University

July 26, 2018

6:00pm - 9:00 pm

Old Thompson High School


This is a mental health presentation on the effects of drugs and alcohol on the adolescent brain.


Click here for more information.

CNP News

We have an excellent Child Nutrition Program (CNP). I encourage you to take advantage of the healthy and affordable breakfasts and lunches that are served each day. We discourage you from bringing outside food. This greatly impacts our breakfast and lunch sales which determine how many cafeteria workers we are allowed.


Meal costs are:

Breakfast - $1.55 for students, $2.50 for visitors

Elementary Lunch - $2.40 for students, $4.50 for visitors

Snacks - $1 per day for a pre-determined snack and water

A-La-Carte Items - range in price from $.75 - $1.75


Click here for information about CNP!


August Breakfast Menu: Click here

August Lunch Menu: Click here


Have you complete the online Free and Reduced Meal Application? Paper forms will be available when school starts, but take longer to process. We can provide these in any language, so let us know if that is needed. Click here for the online application.

Meals in Motion at the Hoover Public Library - Ends July 27th

On July 27th, the Meals in Motions food bus will be providing lunches for the last time this summer. At the same time, Hoover Helps and the Community Foodbank of Central Alabama will be distributing 100 large boxes of food and fresh produce to families in need. We will both be working in the parking lot of the Hoover City Library.


Lunches are served at Meals in Motion from 11:30-12:30 and the box distribution will be from 11:00am-1:00pm.


No identification is required, no enrollment, and no cost; however, the meal must be consumed on site. For more information, please click the following link for the flyer: https://goo.gl/ayjVRy

Greystone Elementary

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