Greystone News

April 5th, 2019

Spring Testing Begins Next Week for 5th Grade

Students in grades 2 - 5 will be participating in spring Global Scholar testing in April. It is important that students are at school on these days, so please try to schedule appointments on other days.

April 9-11 - 5th Grade

April 16-17 - 3rd and 4th Grades

April 23-24 - 2nd Grade

Here are a few reminders to help your child be successful during their testing time. Be sure students arrive at school in plenty of time to not be rushed before testing. Also, during testing, students will need a pair of earbuds or headphones. These cannot be wireless as they do not work with the device when the testing program is being used. Please make sure your students have a working pair of earbuds or headphones with them each day. Also, make sure they get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast before they begin testing which will help them do their best!

Did you know we have earbuds and headphones available in the school store? Earbuds are $1.35 and headphones are $3.00. The school store is open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:15 - 7:35 am.

March Madness Reading Totals

During our Spring Break, students participated in a Reading Challenge. The numbers are in and they are surely putting our students on top as elite readers!

Top 5 readers in the school:

K - Taylor Southerland read over 580 minutes. Lamb

1st - Kei Sato read 540 minutes. Coston

3rd- Ajab Alazemi read 440 minutes. Golden

3rd - Isaac Southerland read 640 minutes. Tow

Top reader for the school:

3rd - Merrin Blackburn read 800 minutes. Tow

Our grade levels read:

K read 8,190 minutes

1st read 10,072 minutes

2nd read 12,240 minutes

3rd read 13,370 minutes

4th read 17,280 minutes

5th read 10,020 minutes

Top class in each grade level:

K - Goodwin's class read 3,323 minutes

1st - Coston's class read 4,080 minutes.

2nd - Mclaughlin's class read 4,490 minutes.

3rd- Tow's class read 3,140 minutes.

4th - Moore's class read 6,880 minutes.

5th - Roberson's class read 4,450 minutes.

All together - - - Our students read 71,172 minutes over Spring Break!!

That's 1,186 hours!!!

That is like 49 days of straight reading that our students did over Spring Break!!!

Way to go Greystone!!! Thanks for stepping up your reading game!

Denim and Dining to Benefit Hoover City Schools Foundation

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Fun for a Cause! The Hoover City Schools Foundation is hosting its 4th annual Denim & Dining event on April 12th at Noah's Event Venue off Acton Road. The location is new, but it will still be a party with great food, entertainment, and silent auction bargains! The proceeds raised from this event enable the Foundation to provide grants to Hoover City Schools teachers and schools. The Foundation granted over $61,000 in 2018. Together, we can improve the educational offerings for our students, and enable teachers to find new and innovative ways to help our students learn. Tickets are available at

April Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Click here for the April breakfast menu.

Click here for the April lunch menu.

Kindergarten Enrollment is Nearing

We are beginning to gather names of children that will be entering Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have a child that will be starting Kindergarten with us in August, please email Sherri Poarch at with the child's first and last name, a parent's name, email and phone number so that we can include you on our list! We will be emailing enrollment packets to families shortly after spring break. Our Kindergarten enrollment date is April 25 from 4-6.

If you know anyone in the community that has a student that will be enrolling with us in August, please share this information with them. Thank you!

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Note for Rising 6th Grade Parents...

Rising 6th Graders and parents: Near the end of April you will begin the process of choosing your courses for middle school. You should be aware that there is the opportunity to take Advanced Math in 6th grade. We employ a multi-faceted approach to identifying students for this accelerated class, but you are welcome to express your desire to do so when the time comes.

Congratulations to our Core Value Recipients for March. These students demonstrated individuality during the month.

Celebrate Hoover Day
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Welcome to our Field Day Sponsor: Mason Music

The PTA would like to welcome Mason Music as an official sponsor of our Field Day which will be held in May. They have many wonderful programs available to our students that we hope you will take advantage of during your breaks.

Spring Break Camp -

All Camps -

What's Been Going On With The PTA?

  • La Paz Spirit Night raising over $300
  • Coordinated volunteers for Spring Picture Day
  • Held Math Night at Greystone - Sponsored by Mathnasium
  • Approved multiple teacher grants for the classroom
  • Approved funds for Young Authors Week
  • Helped volunteer at our Book Fair
  • Chick Fil a Spirit Night

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Important Dates

April 9th - 11th - 5th Grade Testing

April 9th - School Board Meeting - 5:30 pm

April 12th - Hoover City Schools Career Fair

April 12th - Hoover City Schools Foundation Denim and Dining - 6:30 pm

April 16th - 17th - 3rd and 4th Grade Testing

April 19th - No School for Students - Teacher PD Day

April 23rd - 24th - 2nd Grade Testing

April 25th - PTA Board Meeting - 10:30 am

April 25th - Kindergarten/ New Student Enrollment - 4:00 - 6:00 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.

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