Greystone News

January 31, 2020

The Gingerbread Man Run is tomorrow at 2:00!

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Come join the Greystone family this Saturday at 2:00 for a fun one mile run on the school campus. This event is for everyone! You do NOT have to pre-register to participate.


After the run hot chocolate and cold chocolate milk will be available in the cafeteria. Gingerbread Man cookies, specially made by Dr. Stock's mom, may be decorated before enjoyed by the runners.


Please arrive to the school no later than 1:45 so that you can be parked before 2:00. We must have everyone park in a parking space because we are running on the road. You cannot leave before the run is over. It will not be safe to have cars moving while our runners are still running. Thank you!!

Happy running!

Be Kind Day #pinkday is February 26th! New shirts are available for purchase until Feb. 3rd or you/your child can wear any pink shirt.

Pink Shirt Day shirt example

Comfort Color Pink

Short Sleeve - Youth and Adult

XS - XL (youth) - $9.00

S - XL (adult) - $9.00

2XL(adult) - $10.00

3XL(adult) - $11.00

Long Sleeve - Adult ONLY

S - XL - $11.00

2XL - $12.00

3XL - $13.00


Purchase through MySchoolFees.

DEADLINE FOR ORDERING THE SHIRT IS FEBRUARY 3rd!


News from nurse felecia

As we continue in this cold and flu season, we need your help. If your child is diagnosed with the flu by a doctor, please let Nurse Felecia know. She reports those cases to our district nurse.


As always, remember that children need to stay home if they are running fever or vomiting. Children need to be fever free and/or have not vomited for 24 hours without medication before coming back to school. This helps minimize the number of illnesses our students are sharing with each other!

pta executive board nominations open

We need you! You may nominate yourself or someone else using the following form: PTA Nomination Form. Questions? Please contact us at greystonepta@gmail.com. There are printed copies available on the PTA Board, outside the cafeteria.


The following are brief descriptions of the various roles and responsibilities on the PTA Board.


The following positions are considered the PTA Executive Board.


VP Leadership - Shadows the President to prepare for the following year of service, attends all HPTC meetings at Central Office, assists with summer registration, Back to School lunch for teachers/staff, Soup lunch in January for teachers/students, coordinates Bridge to Berry for 5th grade students

VP Financial (two) - Coordinates all fundraisers: Leave a Legacy, Back to School Bingo, Movie Night

VP Membership - Keeps membership records, coordinates both Fall and Kindergarten registration with help of administration, and creates carpool tags

VP Programs (two) - Coordinates Room Coordinators for teachers, Parent Night teacher meals, Newcomer’s Coffee in Fall, Teacher Appreciation Week, Stock the Classroom

VP Student Programs - Helps library coordinate Young Author's Week and book fairs, Bus Safety in fall, Red Ribbon Week, Field Day, Senior Walk

Treasurer - Responsible for PTA funds and budget, annual audit

Assistant Treasurer - Assist Treasurer

Recording Secretary - Records minutes of meetings and oversees office supplies



The following positions are appointed positions. These positions will be appointed by the President at a later date. These are not a part of the elected slate, per the PTA bylaws.


Corresponding Secretary - Manages PTA bulletin board, Sunshine Committee: notes, flowers, cards on behalf of the board

Parliamentarian - Advises on parliamentary procedure, Chairman of Nominating Committee, and Lost and Found

Communications Director - Manages Marquee information/calendar and Social Media postings

Volunteer Coordinators - Compiles volunteer list and recruits volunteers for front office, book fair and related PTA activities, helps administration with set up and volunteers for hearing and vision screening and school pictures.


Please submit information on those interested in serving on the 2020-2021 PTA Board by 2/08/2020.


Thank you!

Pre-Registration for Pre-K has begun! We hope to be awarded two classroom grants next year.

PreK registration is now through March 31st.  Go to the Hoover Website for more information.
Click here for more information about Pre-Registration. Click here to learn more about the Alabama First Class Pre-K Program and register.
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Library News

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Author jerry pallotta is coming to greystone on march 13th!

Book pre-order forms were sent home this week. If you would like to order an autographed book, please send the form and check (made out to CB Books) by February 19. The students are very excited to meet him - they love his Who Would Win? series! One form/check per family is fine. Click here for the form.

Genius Hub Community Volunteers

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Dear Parents,

Last year, we worked hard to change an underutilized area of our school into a place where students can learn from our community members. We need your help! You have talents, areas of interest, and exciting things that you do that students would love to learn. This could include a hobby or craft, a book club, an interesting job, a helpful skill such as organization or presenting, or even just something fun! For example, last year we had community members present on math games, photography tips, playing a unique instrument, filming movies, becoming a surgeon, commercial banking, etc.


The Genius Hub needs you during the months of February to May to volunteer to work with a small group of 6-8 students for 30-40 minutes and teach them something that you love or that inspires you. You can do this once a month if you are interested in coming more than once. Once we get your name through our form, we will contact you to set up a time to come. This will be a great way to help our school teach students innovative, creative, and practical ideas that can help them in life. To sign up to volunteer in our Genius Hub, click the following link:


https://forms.gle/Z6G664e5X1QT4XF3A

Erin's Law Information

Attention All Parents: To comply with Erin’s Law, HCS school counselors and administrators have created a plan to provide basic child sexual abuse prevention lessons for students. We have prepared a brief video that outlines plans for elementary, middle and high school levels. You will find more detailed information on HCS’s plan to implement Erin’s Law, including the option for your child to opt out of these lessons if you so choose (return by Feb. 1st). This information is also available in Spanish. Disclaimer: If you need alternate accommodations in accessing the video content, please contact Marley Stephens at mstephens@hoover.k12.al.us.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS WITH THESE IMPORTANT DATES!

February 1st - Hoover City Schools GEMS event @ Rocky Ridge - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

February 1st - Gingerbread Man Run - 2:00 pm

February 3rd - Last day to order a Pink Day shirt

February 3rd - Last day to order a yearbook

February 4th - HOUSE meetings

February 5th - Jumpin' Jags perform @ Samford basketball

February 8th - Math team to Hayden Math Tournament

February 11th - HCS School Board Meeting - 5:30 pm @ Central Office

February 12th - Restock the Classroom

February 12th - Progress Reports go home

February 13th - Drama Club presentation of Frozen, Jr. @ 6:00 pm

February 17th and 18th - No school for students - teacher workdays

February 19th - PreK to Children's Theater

February 20th - 2nd Grade Fairy Tale Dress Up Day

February 26th - Be Kind Day - wear pink

February 26th - HCS Spirit Day at Chick-fil-A

February 27th - PTA Board Meeting - 10:00 am

NAMI Family to Family Program contact Susan Sallin for information
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Did you know you can help our school by participating in the Box Tops for Education program?

House Teams of Greystone: Hawks, Lions, Wolves, Turtles, Dolphins
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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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Greystone Elementary

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EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES  (Board policy, 6.6) No student will be unlawfully excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the Board on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, disability, creed, national origin, sex, immigrant or migrant status, non-English speaking ability, or homeless status. All career and technical education opportunities are offered to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. The district also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  Mrs. Claire Moore, IDEA Coordinator Mrs. Marley Stephens, Section 504 Coordinator Dr. Debra Smith, Title I Coordinator Dr. Cindy Adams, Title II Coordinator Mrs. Claire Moore, Title III Coordinator Dr. Tera Simmons, Title IX Coordinator Hoover City Schools 2810 Metropolitan Way Hoover, AL 35243 (205) 439-1000  EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY  (Board policy, 5.13.1) The Board is an equal opportunity employer. Personnel actions and decisions will be made without regard to factors or considerations prohibited by federal or state law (as such laws may from time to time be amended), including but not limited to race, gender, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, and religious preference. Subject to the limitations set forth in 4.6.2, the general complaint (grievance) policy (4.6.1) may be used to present any complaint alleging unlawful discrimination or harassment. Inquiries regarding compliance and complaint procedures can be directed to:  Mary Veal, Equal Opportunity Employment Coordinator  Hoover City Schools 2810 Metropolitan Way Hoover, AL 35243 (205) 439-1000