Greystone News

November 9, 2018

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Save the Date: November 15th 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Greystone Elementary Family Night

Under the Stars with Bobby Horton

Thursday, November 15th 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Bring your camp chairs, sit around the campfire, listen to songs of the past, eat s'mores, and enjoy a star walk after the performance.

Kendra Scott Fundraiser!

Attention Shoppers!!

Start your Holiday shopping while supporting the JAGS! Shop Kendra Scott at the Greystone Ladies Club Christmas Bazaar on Wednesday, November 14th, starting at 9:00 AM. They will give back 20% of sales to help support our school through the PTA. The Bazaar is held at the Greystone Country Club Founders Clubhouse. Everyone is welcome! Spread the word!!! For entry through the guard gate, just let them know you are shopping at the Bazaar!

Shop Kendra Scott at the Greystone Ladies Club Bazaar on November 14 at 9:00 am
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GEMS Club Beginning

Attention Parents of 4th and 5th Grade Girls: Applications are now available for the Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) Club at Greystone Elementary. GEMS is a small club of 8 girls in fourth and fifth grades. This group of girls is selected through the application process shared in November of each year. The girls meet weekly in the sponsor's classroom beginning in November. GEMS is a state-wide educational program designed to actively involve girls in STEM-related activities through formal and informal learning environments. Through this club, the girls will work with the sponsor to determine a common STEM interest, research this topic through math and science investigations, and create a project centered around this topic. Please see the links below for the detailed information letter and student application if you are interested in your child applying for this group. The applications are due to Maria Beard by Friday, November 9th at 8 am. - GEMS Information Letter - GEMS Application

Attention Responsible 4th Graders

Do you like volunteering for community service? Do you want to help keep the students at our school safe? Consider joining safety patrol!

We are searching for students who are interested in serving on our Safety Patrol Team for the spring semester. The first schedule will run from January 7-March 14, 2019. You should only apply for this position if you want to help keep Greystone safe and can commit to keeping up with this responsibility.

Morning patrols must be at their post by 7:15 a.m. Afternoon patrols should plan to be on duty until 3:05 p.m. Parents need to be sure their child will be at school by their designated time. We do not want patrols arriving late for their post or leaving early.

Being a part of safety patrol is a position of honor and leadership. We appreciate the work the patrols do and the time they give to the school. Safety patrol members must realize this is a commitment and they will be expected to be on post at their scheduled time.

Students who serve on the safety patrol team during the 3rd and 4th nine weeks will earn a special party before we get out for summer break.

If you would like to apply to be a part of safety patrol for the remainder of the year, please submit an application through the following website:

Thanksgiving Dinner at Greystone

Are you planning to join us for Thanksgiving lunch on November 15th? We would love to have you, but need to know you are coming so we have plenty of food. Please let your child's teacher know if you or any other guests will be joining us on that day.


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GSES Math Team competed in a Math Tournament last weekend at Muscle Shoals Middle School in north Alabama. As a team, we took third place honors in Division III: Lane A. took home a 7th place trophy among all fifth graders at the tournament! We are very proud of these students who went very early on a Saturday morning to solve math problems! Congratulations GSES Math Team

Thank you, Representative Dickie Drake for the $2,000 donation!

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Lost and Found Reminder!

As the weather gets cooler, please remember to label your child's jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, hats, lunchboxes, and water bottles. Our lost and found grows tremendously in the fall and having items labeled helps us find the owners. Thank you!

Upcoming Spirit Nights

Come out and support Greystone on the following times at the following locations!

Kendra Scott at the Greystone Ladies Club Bazaar: November 14th 9:00 am

Zaxby's: Tuesday, November 27th 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Kendra Scott: Monday, December 3rd 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Follow the PTA

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Photo of Laurie Russell


My name is Laurie Russell and this is our 3rd year at Greystone Elementary School (GSES). My husband, Kent, and I have two children, Riley Ann (8) and Cole (11). Riley is in 3rd grade at GSES and Cole is in 6th grade at Berry Middle. We moved to Greystone two years ago and were a little anxious to start at a new school. However, our apprehensions were quickly alleviated. We have been so pleased with GSES’s structure, staff, technology, and family involvement which is why I became interested in participating in the PTA.

This is my first year to serve on the PTA Board. As Corresponding Secretary, I am responsible for the PTA bulletin board, writing notes & letters (appreciation, sponsorship, congratulations, sympathy), attending PTA board meetings, and handling the PTA Teacher of the Year award. The PTA bulletin board is located just outside the cafeteria entrance where you can find material on how to become more involved in our school. Please stop by!

In our short time at GSES, I have witnessed the impact PTA has had on our school. It has been a true honor to be part of PTA and work with so many talented parents and teachers.

If you are looking for a way to become more involved but are not sure how to start, please reach out. We would love to have you!

Important Dates

November 12th- Veteran's Day Holiday- No School

November 13th - School Board Meeting - 5:30 p.m.

November 14th - Kendra Scott Fundraiser at the Greystone Ladies Club Bazaar 9:00 am

November 14th- Progress Reports Go Home

November 13-16th- Enrichment Week- Camp Wanna-Be-A-Learner

November 15th- Family Night 6:30-7:30 p.m.- Star Walk and Bobby Horton Musical Performance around the campfire with s'mores

November 15th - Thanksgiving Lunch

November 19 - 23 - School Closed for Thanksgiving Holidays

November 27th - Zaxby's Spirit Night - 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Click Here for the 2018-2019 Hoover City Schools Calendar

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Greystone Neighbors: New Publication

Dear Greystone Elementary Families,

There is a new magazine dedicated to our community: Greystone Neighbors. The editor has reached out to us to invite families to contribute content to this new publication. This can include:

- Photos (local scenery, family pets, gardens, collections, travels, etc.) – by adults/students and each would receive full credit

- Family news (anniversaries, weddings, graduations, acceptance into colleges, etc.)

- Student of Character nominations (need name, reason being nominated, and parent contact)

- Articles (personal stories, friendly advice, reprints of blogs that residents may already be writing, etc.)

- Classifieds (kids promoting a service such as tutoring, dog walking, babysitting, lawn cutting, etc. OR adults selling any sports equipment, golf carts, furniture, etc.)

All materials can be submitted anytime to:

Mrs. Kirstin Ahearn

Editor and Publisher, Greystone Neighbors


This new magazine is designed to celebrate Greystone in a very positive and special way. We hope families take advantage of this opportunity to participate and make this a wonderful reflection on our community.

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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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