Greystone News

February 2, 2019

Kindness Day is Coming!

February 27th is our 2nd annual Pink Day to reinforce kindness and to raise awareness about bullying. We encourage all students to wear pink on this day. If you would like to purchase a pink shirt for your child or yourself, they are available through myschoolfees until February 8th.

Click here for information about Kindness Day and t-shirt ordering.

Congratulations to Emilie Taylor

Congratulations go to Emilie Taylor who tied for 1st place in the 3rd Grade Firefighter Poetry Contest sponsored by the Hoover Parent Teacher Council. She read her poem and received her award at the Hoover City Leaders Breakfast on 1/31/19. We are so proud of you Emilie!
Emilie Taylor Firefighter Poetry Contest

Kids Heart Challenge in PE

kids heart challenge logo
Join our heart heroes as we participate in the Kid's Heart Challenge sponsored by the American Heart Association. Here is how to register and earn your FREE GLOW Wristband:

1. Register online by going to or download the Kids Heart Challenge mobile app.

2. Send emails, ecards, or texts to friends and family to ask for donations.

3. Return the coupon below or get your first donation online. That's how you will earn your first Heart Hero.

By participating in the Kids Heart Challenge, your child will help save lives, learn about heart health and earn fun Heart Heroes gifts. The deadline to collect donations is Feb. 28th.

February Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Math Night February 8th 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Math Night

Games will be geared towards grades 3 - 5, however younger children will be able to play many with adult help.

Math Night at


Friday, February 8th 5:30 PM -7:00 PM

Prizes will include Next Level gift cards!

Join us at Greystone Elementary School for rewards, giveaways, and games for the whole family (Games geared toward grades 3-5)! RSVP by emailing

Brought to you by: Mathnasium of Inverness Corners


410 Inverness Corners Birmingham, AL 35242

Congratulations to our January Core Value Recipients who demonstrated Self Control.

Anticipated Absences

Thank you for recognizing that attendance at school is vitally important if students are to be successful in their studies. If your child must be absent for a reason other than those listed as approved by the Hoover City Schools Code of Conduct, you may request

that the days missed be coded as excused. Please be aware of the following important information:

● Approval of your request is not guaranteed.

● Anticipated Absence(s) are considered parent notes.(may not exceed 9 per year).

● Days requested cannot be excused if they will occur during state/district testing days, or if the allowable number of absences for

the year has already been accumulated, or they will be accumulated due to the requested absence.

● Principals may advise against your child missing school due to low grades or prior attendance record.

● Parents and students are responsible for all missed work, and teachers have the authority to determine deadlines for missed


● A completed Anticipated Absence Form MUST be submitted to the school office at least three (3) days in advance of the

absence. This form is to be used for full day or partial day absences.

Click here to download the anticipated absences form.

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 Please return your forms to the box outside the PTA room or through your child’s classroom teacher.

Below are the descriptions of the positions and responsibilities:

The following positions are considered the PTA Executive Board. All positions are expected to attend PTA board meetings.

VP Leadership - Shadows the President to prepare for the following year of service, attends HPTC meetings, 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, Manages Box Tops, and other identified partners with the help of an appointed committee head

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

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

VP Student Programs - Helps library coordinate Young Author's Week and book fairs, Bus Safety in Fall, Red Ribbon Week, and End of Year celebration for students

Treasurer - Responsible for PTA funds and budget

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, and Teacher of the Year

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

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

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.

Thank you!

Meet Our PTA: Susan Walker

Susan Walker

Hey Greystone! My name is Susan Walker, and I serve as the VP of Student Programs on our school’s PTA. This is my family’s 2nd year at Greystone Elementary School, and my first year serving on the board. I figured getting involved would be a great way to get to know what is going on at the school and to meet other families in the process. It has been both of those things and more. I have enjoyed getting to be an active part of the school’s community and working alongside the staff and teachers during various events. The other PTA board members have been warm and welcoming too.

As the VP of Student Programs, I work with the school counselor on Red Ribbon Week, organize Bus Driver Appreciation, help Mrs. Richey with Young Authors Week, and coordinate a fun treat for the entire student body during Field Day. I also help Raven cover the front desk for an hour every other week, so she can step away for lunch. This is not a part of my PTA duties, but just another way I was able to plug-in.

My boys enjoy my being at the school too! I have two boys currently at Greystone. Anderson is in 3rd grade, and Nolan is in 2nd grade. My oldest son, Tyler, is a 7th grader at Berry Middle School. We moved into the Greystone community during the summer of 2017, from the Trace Crossings Area on the other side of Hoover. Even though we were just moving across town, it was still a big transition for my boys. The three of them are loving it here and my husband, Neil, and I are so glad we made the move.

I can honestly say, being involved in PTA is the best way to get to know how AWESOME our school really is. Don’t let the fear of being new or the fear of never doing these things before keep you from being involved. We would love for you to join us and we will help you along the way. I can always use help with my PTA responsibilities and would love to have any of you come join me!

What's Happening in the PTA?

What has your PTA been up to??

  • Kendra Scott at the Summit Spirit Day
  • High Point Climbing Spirit Day over the winter break
  • Courtyard finished and classes able to utilize the space now for outdoor learning and special outdoor lunches
  • Secured a company to install several shade areas over outside seating areas on our new playground.
  • Hosted a Back to School Soup Lunch for all teachers at staff – they absolutely loved all the soups and sides that the parents provided!
  • Two Chick Fil A Spirit Nights

Jaguar Twirling Club

Join us for the Jaguar Twirling Club!

Mondays 3:45-4: 45 pm at Spain Park High School

Six sessions of twirling for beginner, intermediate and advanced baton twirlers with SPHS Jaguarettes and instructor, Shelley Shaw.

February 4th, 11th and 25th

March 4th, 11th and 18th

$60 per student (includes t-shirt! )

Fifteen spots open for participation! Please use this link to register your student and to see more information:

Implementation of Erin's Law

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. This information is also available in Spanish. Disclaimer: If you need alternate accommodations in accessing the video content, please contact Marley Stephens at

Follow the PTA

Stay updated on the latest news and happenings at Greystone Elementary School!

Please like us on Facebook at:

Follow us on Instagram at: greystoneelementarypta

Important Dates

February 5th - 1st Grade to Theaterworks

February 8th - Family Math Night - 5:30 - 7:00 pm

February 9th - Mercedes Kids Marathon - 9:00 am

February 12th - K, 2nd, and 4th - Vision Research Screening

February 12th - Hoover School Board Meeting - 5:30 at Central Office

February 14th - Drama Club Performance of Beauty and the Beast

Click Here for the 2018-2019 Hoover City Schools Calendar

Big picture

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

Greystone Elementary is committed to ensuring all information is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability or face any barriers accessing website content, please contact (205) 439-3200.
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