Greystone News

May 4, 2018

Carol McLaughlin

Congratulations to Carol McLaughlin- Alabama Teacher of the Year Final Four Finalist

We are extremely proud to announce that our very own second grade teacher, Carol McLaughlin, has been chosen as one of the final four for Alabama Teacher of the Year. "Miss Mac" will travel to Montgomery on May 9th for a ceremony to honor her and the other three nominees where they will announce the winner. We are all rooting for you, Miss McLaughlin!

To read more about Miss McLaughlin's honor, click here to read Jon Anderson's article from the Hoover Sun.

Congratulations to Mr. Roberson Greystone PTA Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mr. Wayne Roberson, fifth grade teacher, for being named Greystone PTA Teacher of the Year. Teachers are nominated by parents and students. We are so proud of you Mr. Roberson!

Middle School Night

Come and meet your upcoming middle school family!

Hoover Middle School Parent Night

at YOUR upcoming middle school

Monday, May 7, 2018

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Parent and student activities will include:

A welcome from your school’s principal

An overview of programs, clubs, activities, and opportunities

An opportunity to meet your school’s counselors, faculty, and staff

An orientation meeting specifically designed for parents

A tour of the school

Who should attend?

All parents and students who are NEW to their middle school

for the 2018-2019 school year. This includes any rising

6th, 7th, or 8th grader who will be new to the school.

Genius Hub Picture

The Genius Hub is Ready

The Genius Hub is finished and we are ready for you! We have been working hard to change an underutilized area of our school into a place where students can learn from our community members. Yes, we need you. 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! The Genius Hub needs you during the month of May to volunteer to work with a small group of 6-8 students for 30-45 minutes and teach them something that you love or that inspires you. You can do this once or twice in the month of May. Once we get your name through our form, we will send out a schedule where you can sign up for open times. This will be a great way to end the year and help our school teach students things they might not ever get the opportunity to learn in class. To sign up and receive a schedule, click the following link:

Community Service Forms Are Due by May 14th


If your child has completed community service, please submit the form to Mrs. Amos-White by May 14th. The award assemblies will take place on May 21st at 8 am (grades K-2) and 8:45 am (grades 3-5). If you need a Community Service form, please see this link Thank you!

Kristin Amos-White

School Counselor


Talent Show Auditions May 7th

Greystone Elementary Talent Show Auditions are being held during school on May 7th. No late auditions will be held. Please click on the following link to download and complete the entry form and bring with you to the audition. Please read these requirements carefully. The Talent Show Committee, consisting of teachers and administrators, will screen acts for appropriateness, quality, and safety. Decisions of Talent Show Committee are final.

  • The maximum time allowed for each act is 1½ minutes. Ms. Evans can help edit length of the accompaniment.

  • One act per student, unless participating in a teacher-sponsored act. Teacher-sponsored acts include the whole class and must be less than 4 minutes.

  • Parents, please watch the act at least once at home before the audition to check for appropriateness, quality, and length of the act.

  • The act must be thought out and prepared well in advance so that the student(s) can do their very best at the audition. No food, liquids, or throwing items from the stage.

  • Students are required to attend the dress rehearsal on Thursday, May 17th during school. Please, no parents.

  • Costumes must be approved by the Talent Show Committee and worn to the audition. Bodysuits must be worn underneath costumes if midriffs are exposed.

  • Accompaniment music for singing acts must not have lead vocals. Karaoke tracks are usually available online and in local stores for most songs.

  • Recorded music must be submitted via email or thumb drive as an mp3 or on CD to Ms. Evans. MP3 players, iPods, YouTube videos, and other website links cannot be utilized.

  • No parents backstage without prior approval from Mrs. Lamb and Ms. Evans

Please email Mrs. Lamb ( or Ms. Natalie Evans ( with any questions.

LIbrary News

Thanks to the PTA for funding our wonderful Young Authors Week! Thanks also to the families who brought in lunch for our guests each day also. Our students learned so much about many different types of writing. We also celebrated meeting (and exceeding) our school-wide reading goal by reading 539,874 pages!

All library books are due now! If your child still has library books checked out, please remind them to bring them on Monday! If you would like to help with inventory, please email Julie Richey at It's a fun way to volunteer, and you can help any day, any time that works best for you!

Spain Park Seniors "Walk the Halls"

Spain Park Seniors are invited to "Walk the Halls" of their elementary schools (or the elementary school where their siblings attend). Greystone Elementary will host them on May 16th at 7:50 a.m. Wear your cap and gown. Come early if you would like to help with carpool. Seniors will be celebrated by the elementary students and are invited to attend a reception following the walk. Please visit the following link to let us know if you are coming.

Note: Seniors who are taking their 2nd-period exams will be dismissed in time to make it to school, but will be provided a pass should they arrive late.

Seniors Walk the Halls

Commit to 36 is a fundraising campaign for the Hoover City Schools Foundation.

The Hoover City Schools Foundation supports innovative projects in our schools, such as our Maker Space. They held this fundraising campaign in the fall, but realized in conflicted with most school fundraisers, so are moving it to the spring. I encourage each of you to support this foundation which commits all of their proceeds to support Hoover City Schools.

Stacey Stocks

Commit to 36 Logo

Commit to 36 Is Here!!

Commit to 36 is a fundraising campaign by the Hoover City Schools Foundation with the goal of raising $36 per student (that’s $1 for every school week) to support grants and innovative programming in Hoover City Schools. With almost 14,000 students, we could raise $500,000. We believe this is an achievable goal with community support from parents, business leaders, and local businesses. Together, we can make a big difference in the educational offerings for our students.

This year, the Foundation has announced some exciting changes to Commit to 36 for this year!

  • We have added a list of schools to our Donate page for tracking purposes. We will donate 10% of your school’s designated donations (from April 7 until May 24) back to your PTO.

  • If your school reaches 20% participation, we will increase our donation to 20%.

  • The school with the highest participation rate gets an additional $1000 grant directly to the Principal.

  • We are working with the Hoover Restaurant Alliance to host a city-wide Spirit Day to benefit the Foundation. More details to follow.

Attention 5th Grade Parents! Middle School Transition Night is May 7th!

Monday, May 7th, 6-8pm

4500 Jaguar Drive

Birmingham, AL

All students who will be new to Berry are invited to attend this event. Click here for details.

Take Time to Care for Hunger (T3)

Every 3.6 seconds a person dies of hunger. 75% of those are children.

A club has been created at Spain Park called: Take Time To Care (T3) by two of our former Greystone students, Lupita and Juan Luis Contreras. Also, Sofía Conteras one of our 5th graders is organizing this project as well. The T3 Club, along with the support of Mr. Giangrosso and Mrs.Hadder at Spain Park as well as the cosponsors Stop Hunger Now, Helping Hands and CRS, will host a 10,000 meal packing drive on May 5th from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Spain Park High School Cafeteria. They need around 80-100 volunteers and donations. Each meal costs 50 cents.

Please, follow our link to donate and register to help at

T3 May 5th from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Spain Park High School Cafeteria they are having a 10,000 meal packeting drive at Spain Park

Important Dates

May 7th - Talent Show Auditions

May 7th - Middle School Transition Night - 6:00 pm

May 8th - High School Transition Night - 6:00 pm

May 8th - School Board Meeting 5:30 pm

May 10th- K-2nd Field Day

May 11th- 3rd-5th Field Day

May 11th - Safety Patrol Party

May 11th - 6:30 pm - Jumpin' Jags Friends and Family Performance at Spain Park

May 14th/15th - Field Day Rain Dates

May 16th - Seniors Walk the School and Reception 8:00 am

May 17th - Talent Show Dress Rehearsal

May 18th - Kindergarten Kick-Off 9:30 - 10:30 am

May 18th - Bridge to Berry - 1:00 pm

May 21st - Awards Day - Times TBA

May 22nd - K-2 Talent Show 8:30 am, 3-5 Talent Show 12:30 pm

May 23rd - Early Dismissal - 12:45 pm

May 24th - Early Dismissal - 11:00 am, Last Day of School

Don't miss The Little Mermaid at Spain Park! The shows at 2:00 are followed by a tea party for children where they get to meet the cast!

The Little Mermaid Promo Poster
Drama Days Drama Camp at Berry Middle School

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