August 24, 2018
Greystone T-Shirts and Socks Ready for Ordering
Snack Program Beginning
The Child Nutrition Program will be offering a “Snack Program” for students to purchase for classroom snack time.
Snack of the day + 8oz bottled water
Charges are made through the student’s CNP account
Starting Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018
Snacks are ordered by roster in the morning and then delivered to the classroom.
Monday Scooby-Doo Fruit Snacks
Tuesday Baked Nacho Cheese Dorito Chips
Wednesday Whole Grain Rice Krispy Treat
Thursday Baked Cool Ranch Dorito Chips
Friday Fruit Roll-Up
Snack options may change periodically.
Fall Assessment Information
We are in the middle of fall assessments. These assessments help our teachers plan instruction that will meet your child where he/she is and move your child forward. Students in grades 2 - 5 will be taking Scantron Global Scholar. The initial testing sessions for reading, math, and science(5th only) will be set at 60 minutes. Students who do not finish in that time will be allowed additional opportunities to finish their tests. Not finishing in 60 minutes just means your child is being very diligent and may be getting harder questions that take more thought and time.
You can help by making sure your students are here and on time on their assigned testing day (and every other day, too). They will need earphones/earbuds for the math portion of the test, so make sure to send those. Students will use their Chromebooks, so these need to be brought to school fully charged each day.
K - 1st - ongoing assessments in their classrooms
4th Grade: August 28 - 29
3rd Grade: August 28-29
2nd Grade: September 4 - 5
Thanks for your part in helping us gather this important data as we start the school year.
August 28 - 4th Grade Parent Meeting 6:00-7:15 p.m.
August 30 - 5th Grade Parent Meeting 6:00-7:15 p.m.
September 3- Labor Day Holiday- Schools and Offices Closed
September 10 - Jason's Deli Spirit Night - 4:00 - 9:00 pm
September 11 - Hoover City Schools Budget Hearing 3:30pm, Farr Administration Building
September 11 - Hoover City Schools Board Meeting 5:30pm, Farr Administration Building
September 12 - Progress Reports go home
September 20 - Fall Picture Day
September 21 - Run@School Day - join your child's PE class to run or walk
September 26 - Hearing and Vision Screening
September 27 - PTA Board Meeting, 10:30am
September 28 - Leave a Legacy Kickoff - Family Movie Night
October 1-5 - Leave a Legacy PTA Fundraising Campaign
Click Here for the 2018-2019 Hoover City Schools Calendar
Memorial Gift Opportunity for Ms. Morgan
If you would like to make a memorial gift in her memory, the PTA has opened a special account at the Greystone Branch of Regions Bank. The account is called the "Teacher Memorial Account - Greystone" The last four digits of the account will be needed at the time of donation: 8491. The Greystone Faculty and Staff, as well as the Greystone PTA, will work together to determine how to use these funds to leave a lasting memory of Mrs. Morgan at Greystone.
Jason's Deli Spirit Night
Monday, Sep. 10th, 4-9pm
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Please come to Jason's Deli on September 10th! They will give a percentage of their sales back to the PTA.
Meet Your PTA: Michelle Olson
My name is Michelle Olson and I am your PTA Vice President of Leadership. I have 3 little boys that attend Greystone Elementary. Parker is in 2nd grade in Mrs. Langer’s class and Cole & Mason are in kindergarten in Mrs. Goodwin’s class. My husband, Keith, and I own 2 pet-related businesses. We have been back in Birmingham for 4 years now and we love everything about GSES!
As VP of Leadership for the PTA this year, I will shadow the President closely to prepare for taking over that role the following school year. I attend all PTA related meetings and attend the HPTC meetings that are held with the Hoover Board to be a liaison for our school. I also coordinate a back to school faculty luncheon and winter soup luncheon for our wonderful staff! And to end the year, I will put together our Bridge to Berry ceremony for our outgoing 5th graders! Overall, though, it is my goal and the PTA’s goal to enhance the lives of our students and teachers through various activities and grants we do throughout the year!
Your PTA board does so many great things because of all the financial support from all of the awesome GSES parents. We have many different options for you to get involved in the PTA if you are interested. It can be as little of a commitment or as much as you want. We have parents who have just sent their first babies off to kindergarten, we have the parents who have kids in all three of the school levels, we have the full time working moms on the PTA, we have it all! There definitely is a place for you! We are looking forward to an amazing year at Greystone Elementary!
What's Going on with PTA?
- Coordinated On-Site Registration Verification
- Sweet Frog Spirit Night
- Staff Welcome Back to School Luncheon we had catered by Tazikis
- Newcomers Coffee – for all our new GSES parents
- Dinners for teachers during their parent nights
- Back to School Bingo Night
- Helped with coordinating the Pep Rally Celebration for the Reading Grant the school received
- Check out our updated bulletin board by the lunch room!
Click here to view the budget.
Free English Classes!
If your child participated in the Summer Reading program at a public library, please send in the certificate or reading log, or you can email Mrs. Richey at firstname.lastname@example.org for a special reward!
Please help your children remember to bring library books on their library day! For information on library procedures, click the following link to read about our library procedures. https://goo.gl/Q5Z19q
If you would like to participate in the Birthday Book Club, please click the following link to download the flyer. https://goo.gl/KSnpAs
Help Our School Win $30,000
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.