Greystone News

August 23, 2019

JAg running club begins next week!

Begins on August 28 !!!

The Jag Running Club is for all students in grades 3-5. It is a dedicated school year long program that meets on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

Students do not need to sign-up.

**Attendance will be recorded.

**Jag Running Club starts at 7:10 a.m.

Runners will be dismissed at 7:40 a.m. to freshen up/change clothes

before going to class.

Happy Running! Mrs. Hoit

Are you new to Greystone?  Would you want to sign up to be connected with a seasoned family to learn about our school?  Sign up for Greystone Connect.
We offer Greystone Connect for any new families who choose to connect with a family to learn more about our school and community. Click here for a form to sign up for Greystone Connect.
If you are an experienced Greystone family and would like to connect to one of our new families, you can sign up to be a Greystone Connect mentor.
Click here for the form to sign up to be a Greystone Connect mentor.

Breakfast and Lunch Visitors

We would love to have you come eat breakfast or lunch with your child. Here are a few practices and reminders that allow for your lunch visits.


* Food from restaurants should not be brought in restaurant packaging. We encourage you to support our cafeteria and eat the food that they prepare.


* You and your child can sit at one of our visitor tables (in the middle of the cafeteria), however other students are not allowed to join you so that you can have this special time with your child.


* Kindergarten and PreK parents should wait until after Labor Day. If your child has a hard time with you leaving, you may need to wait a little longer.


* Adult meal prices are listed in the CNP section. You can pay at check out or deduct your cost from your child's meal account.


* If you come for breakfast or lunch, please check in at the front desk first.


* It is helpful if you can let the teacher know you are coming so that the teacher can include your lunch order in the count for that day. This ensures the cafeteria prepares enough food.


Thank you!!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS WITH THESE IMPORTANT DATES!

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

September 2nd - Labor Day Holiday - School is closed

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

September 9th - Enrichment Parent Meeting - 6:00 pm

September 10th - HCS Budget Hearing 4:00 pm and Board Meeting 5:30 pm

September 11th - Progress Reports come home

September 17th - Hearing and Vision Screening

September 19th - Rock Your School Day!

September 20th - Run at School Day (during your child's PE class)

September 25th - Fall School Pictures

September 26th - PTA Board Meeting 10:00 am (All are welcome)

October 4th - 3rd Grade to Birmingham Southern Environmental Center

October 6th - 25th Anniversary Celebration - 3:00 - 4:30 pm

October 7th - 11th - Leave a Legacy Fundraising Campaign

October 9th - Flu Clinic

October 9th - 1st Grade to Helena Hollow and Veterans Park

October 9th - End of 1st Nine Weeks

October 10th - 5th Grade to SPHS to watch Berry's musical

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Are you wondering what house is all about? the video below is of our opening assembly when we introduced the houses to our students.

GSES HOUSES

highlights of our house drawing day!

GREYSTONE HOUSE DAY 2019

Attention: Fifth Graders Interested in Serving on Safety Patrol

Our Safety Patrol serves a vital function at Greystone. They are responsible for making sure that students get in and out of their cars safety and efficiently.


If your fifth grader is interested in serving either in the morning or afternoon, please click here for more information. Students who serve on Safety Patrol must apply through the link on the flyer.

Library News

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Please click on the link below for information about our wonderful library!

Greystone Library Information for Parents


Please email Mrs. Richey if you need any additional information about our library.


If your child participated in a public library Summer Reading Program, be sure to send in the certificate or reading log or email Mrs. Richey at jrichey@hoover.k12.al.us for a special treat!

Here's what your pta has been doing the past few months!

-planned Bridge to Berry in May
-planned end of year skate party
-painted bulletin boards over the summer in the hallways
-prepared for registration over the summer
-ordered field trip t-shirts
-hosted back to school bingo
-working on planning the 25th anniversary party, Leave a Legacy and brick campaign
-hosted a back to school lunch for teachers
-hosted dinner for teachers on parents night

Greystone PTA 2019-2020 Budget

Click here for the proposed budget for the General Membership to review. Any questions, comments or objections should be submitted to Joan Bishop at gsespta35242@gmail.com no later than September 15, 2019.
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Child nutrition information

Cafeteria Meal Prices


    • Breakfast all grades $1.55
    • Elementary Lunch $2.40
  • Visitor meal prices
    • Breakfast $2.50
    • Lunch $4.50

PayPAMS

Effective August 1, 2019, PayPAMS fee structure for online depositing into Cafeteria Accounts will change to a fee per family rather than per student. If a parent/guardian is paying for multiple students at once, they will only be charged one convenience fee of $1.95


Free/Reduced Priced Meal Applications

Will be available on the Hoover website by July 29, 2019

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Donations are needed!!

Dear Parents,


Our enrichment teachers and librarian are currently working on an innovative plan, and we need your help! We know that many families clean out garages and closets over the summer. If you come across any of these items that you plan to get rid of, would you consider donating them to our school instead?


Perhaps you have old birthday party decorations that match one of our themes, or perhaps you've decided to clean out that overcrowded bucket of cute stuffed animals. Please see the lists of items below. Your trash could be our treasure!


We will be using one classroom in our school for a quarterly room transformation centered around an animal theme. The classroom teachers will be able to bring their students to this room to do engaging lessons addressing grade level standards. Room transformations prove to increase engagement for students and provide a unique avenue for learning.


We plan to use these resources for years to come as we build a "library" of room transformation kits for our school. We will have 4 large labeled buckets in the foyer of our school if you find any items that will help with our plans. Feel free to bring these to the school or send them with your child. Thank you so much!

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Yoga After School Flyer
Spain Park Cheer Clinic
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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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