October 12, 2018
Susan Morgan Memorial Western Day & Pink Day!
Tuesday, October 16 - Bring $1.00
Fabric Scraps Needed for the MakerSpace
Dress Code Reminder
Please make sure your child comes to school dressed ready to learn. The Hoover City Schools Code of Student Conduct outlines our district's dress code. Please take a minute to review these expectations and share these with your children. The biggest problems we have are shorts/skirts/dresses that are too short and leggings that are being worn as pants. Click here to access the HCS Code of Student Conduct. Dress code is on pages 31-32 of the document.
Leave a Legacy Update!
1st Place: Skate Party for 4th Grade
2nd Place: PJ's and a Movie for 1st Grade
3rd Place: Dance Party for 3rd Grade
4th Place: Ice Cream Party for Kindergarten
5th Place: Pizza or Chicken Party for 5th Grade
6th Place: Extra Recess for 2nd Grade
Your support helps fund the many projects and events that the PTA sponsors and which enhance and support the instructional program of the school.
Defining Leave a Legacy
Thank you so much for contacting me. I am completely overwhelmed by your generous offer of support! The hurricane brought so much destruction to our area. It has been a difficult time for our school, students, teachers, and entire community. In fact, we just started back to school today. Our students are now displaced...7th and 8th grade students are having classes at Pamlico County Primary School. Our 6th graders are now housed at Fred A. Anderson Elementary School. Plans are in place to begin repairing our school building, but it will be a slow process. The generosity and kindness of others across our country have truly been an encouragement to all of our students and teachers. There has been an outpouring of love, encouragement, and support that is both humbling and sustaining. I thank you for your offer of support and humbly accept it on behalf of my students and teachers.
Thank you again for this amazing offer of support. Your kindness and willingness to help us is truly a blessing.
Jeremy B. Johnson, EdD
The Art Department Needs Your Help
Seeking any old comic books and/or graphic novels to donate for an upcoming Pop Art project featuring the comic works of Roy Lichtenstein. Please send donations to Ms. Horn.
Examples: Pink Panther, Archie, Garfield, Calvin and Hobbes, Marvel, DC Comics - anything appropriate in an elementary setting.
Red Ribbon Week- October 22nd-26th
Theme: “Life is YOUR Journey,
Travel Drug and Bully Free”October 22nd-26th
To kick off our Red Ribbon Week, students will receive Red Ribbon stickers as reminders of the importance of good character and good choices!
Be a “Jean-ius!”
Stay Drug and Bully Free!
Students are encouraged to show their unity in making good choices by wearing their favorite jeans.
Red Ribbon Day!
Students may wear red on this day as a reminder to stand against drugs and be bully free! The Spain Park TNT will visit with grades K-2.
Where will YOUR journey take you?
Students are encouraged to dress-up in their college t-shirts or future career clothing. Students in grade 3-5 will attend the Character assembly.
To conclude Red Ribbon Week, students will receive RRW memorabilia to take home.
Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest
In honor of Red Ribbon Week, the PTA at Greystone Elementary School will host a poster contest. All grade levels are permitted to participate. A winner from each grade level will be chosen and acknowledged on Friday, October 26th, 2018. The rules are as follows:
Theme: “Life is YOUR Journey, Travel Drug and Bully Free” (The theme MUST be on the front of your poster)
Specifications: The poster contest is for students grades K-5. Each student’s poster must be no larger than half a poster board and must include the Red Ribbon Week
Scholastic Book Fair coming to Greystone Elementary October 29-November 1! Click here for the Book Fair Schedule: https://goo.gl/9QiPxM If you would like to volunteer for the Book Fair, please click this SignUpGenius link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0548a8a72aa75-book4
This week, 3rd-5th graders have been learning how to check out eBooks & audiobooks through Sora and Overdrive. These great titles have been selected by the HCS elementary librarians, and are available anytime on your Chromebook or personal device. All students have access to these books, so kindergarten-2nd graders are welcome to check them out on a personal device. For more information, click the following links: Sora Instructions and OverDrive Instructions
The Be a Champion and Read contest has begun! Your child's parent letter and book list will come home soon. Students should read 6 books on their level. Younger students can have their parents read the books to them. Parents need to fill out and sign the bottom portion. Turn the book list into Mrs. Richey by October 22. Your child could win 3 tickets to the Iron Bowl, sideline passes, and more! Everyone who participates will receive an Alabama or Auburn bookmark. A copy of the parent letter and book list can be found by clicking on the following link: https://goo.gl/94aUw1
Oak Mountain Missions Clothing and Food Drive
Greystone Elementary is Now Collecting Kids’ Clothing and Food for Oak Mountain Missions
Option 1: Collect Kids’ Clothing
Help your parents clean out your clothes that are too small or unneeded-especially jackets for the colder months ahead. Bring your gently used clothing for boys and girls ages newborn to 12 years old!
Option 2: Donate Items for OMM’s Food Pantry
Anything canned or boxed helps!
No glass items please.
Needed items include:
peanut butter, jelly, canned meat, condiments, breakfast foods, canned fruit, personal care items like deodorant, soap and shampoo, diapers, paper goods, etc.
Option 3: DO BOTH!
Place food items in the box in your classroom!
Clothing in the box in the lobby!
October 9 – October 24
OMM will pick up all our items on Oct 24, 2018.
Your family is invited to stock Oak Mtn. Missions’ shelves October 27th from 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Spain Park Homecoming Parade
PTA SPOTLIGHT: KATIE SPITZER
Hi, my name is Katie Spitzer. I’m excited to be serving as VP of Financial for my second year. My husband, Mikey, and I have 3 girls. Elle is in third grade, Peyton is in second grade and Eve is in preschool.
Ashley Sellers and I are responsible for all the fundraising and social events for the school as well as spirit wear. As a team we try to make raising money for our school fun and successful. I have enjoyed planning social events and bringing a sense of community to our school with Bingo and Movie Nights. We just wrapped up “Leave A Legacy”, which was a huge success, thanks to our school community we surpassed our goal. Last winter we brought Cars 4 Classrooms to our school, sponsored by Chrysler FCA, and raised over $4000.
We are always open to new suggestions so if you have any fundraising ideas or social event ideas feel free to contact us. Our PTA board is a great group of women and we always welcome any help or ideas. I encourage you to be involved with the PTA, it is such a great organization for our school.
What's Happening in PTA?
What’s Happening with your PTA:
- Jag Den has been redecorated/redesigned – to be used by teachers to enrich reading activities in the children
- Planning well under way for our Leave a Legacy Kickoff and Fundraiser
- Held a Room Coordinator Meeting to discuss the events of the year
- Delivered our September Teacher/Staff Birthday Cupcakes
- Jason’s Deli Spirit Night
- Spirit T-shirts & Socks were ordered and distributed
October 15th - 19th - National School Lunch Week
October 15th - Student Flu Clinic
October 16th - $1 - Susan Morgan Western Day or Wear Pink
October 17th- Make Up Pictures and Report Cards Go Home
October 19th - 2nd Grade to Desoto Caverns
October 22-26th- Red Ribbon Week
October 22nd- Taco Mama Spirit Night
October 25th- Dauphin Island Parent Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.
October 29th-November 1st- Fall Book Fair
Click Here for the 2018-2019 Hoover City Schools Calendar
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.