Greystone News

October 18, 2019

Try Lacrosse on November 3rd. Details below.
Hoover Youth Lacrosse presents TryLax. A 90 minute, introductory US Lacrosse sponsored experience for kids who have never played before, but are thinking they might want to. Clinic will be conducted by US Lacrosse trained coaches from the community, in an effort to connect Hoover kids with our youth lacrosse program. For girls and boys ages 6-14. Participants get a FREE lacrosse stick and ball (to keep) and also get a 1-year US Lacrosse Membership. Cost is $35. Register at gbyla.org; limited to the first 100 registrants.
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Library News

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The Scholastic Book Fair is HERE! Shop from October 21-24! If you would like to volunteer, please click on this SignUpGenius link to see what shifts are available:


Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up Genius Link


Feel free to come and shop with your child during their assigned time. Click on the link below for our Book Fair schedule and hours.


Book Fair Schedule and Hours


If you are unable to attend, please send money in an envelope with your child’s name, amount of money included, and Book Fair written on the envelope.


Cash, checks, and eWallet accepted - CHECKS MUST BE MADE TO Scholastic.


NO CREDIT CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS BOOK FAIR!! If you want to use a credit card, you must put your information in the eWallet before your child shops! Available NOW until October 24. See the instructions below for eWallet.


If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Richey at jrichey@hoover.k12.al.us.

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  • To set up the eWallet, go to our homepage at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/greystoneelementaryschool Scroll down to the eWallet section - it is GREEN and says "Go cash-free"! Click "Get Started".
  • Scroll down and click "Go to eWallet". Click "Register". You will need to register for an account for EACH of your children.
  • You can print the barcode if you choose, but I will also print it and give it to your children when they shop! Your credit card will only be charged the amount that your child actually spends.
  • If you have any questions, email Mrs. Richey at jrichey@hoover.k12.al.us
Thank you
We are thrilled to announce that we far exceeded our goal for Leave a Legacy! This would not have been possible without your generous contributions and brick purchases. As of Tuesday morning, we had raised $36,645.87!!


These funds will allow the PTA to do many great things for the children and teachers of Greystone. We are also excited about adding the bricks that were purchased. There is still time to order a brick, as they will continue to take orders into November.


The following prizes will be awarded to each HOUSE! The date will be determined later.

1st place - Turtles - Magician and 500 HOUSE points

2nd place - Wolves - PJ's and a movie and 400 HOUSE points

3rd place - Hawks - Dance Party and 300 HOUSE points

4th place - Lions - Ice Cream Party and 200 HOUSE points

5th place - Dolphins - Extra recess and 100 HOUSE points


A special thanks goes to the PTA Board who spent many hours planning and implementing our Leave a Legacy fundraiser this year. Thanks to our room parents who helped communicate with the parents, too.

Leave a Legacy Brick Promotion - purchase a brick to commemorate a special person or moment.
Brick options for purchase

Red Ribbon Week is coming!

Red Ribbon Week is October 28th - November 1st! This is a week that we focus on making good choices and having a bully free school environment. Entries for the poster contest are due October 28th! This year's theme is "My Dreams, My Future, My Choices - Be Drug and Bully Free!" Click here for details about dress up days for the week and for poster contest information.

Is your child getting enough sleep?

Sleep duration recommendations

Congratulations to our Core Value Award winners for September. These students demonstrated trust during the month.

Digital Citizenship Parenting Tip

Click here for 5 tips to help boost kids' safety, privacy, and security when going online.
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More library news

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Be a Champion and Read Contest

Students who read 6 books on their level and return the reading log no later than October 28 will receive an Alabama or Auburn bookmark and be entered into the contest for a chance to win 3 tickets to the Iron Bowl! The link for the reading log is below if you need a copy.


Be a Champion and Read Parent Letter 2019

Fire Safety Poster Contest

The City of Hoover is hosting a poster contest for Fire Prevention Month for students in Grades 3 -5. Posters will be picked up at the school on October 30th. Posters should be turned in to Mrs. Richardson at the front desk. Click here for more details and poster contest guidelines.
Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape! firepreventionweek.org

MARK YOUR CALENDARS WITH THESE IMPORTANT DATES!

October 21st - 25th - Book Fair

October 21st - 25th - School Bus Safety Week/ Bus Driver Appreciation Week

October 24th - PTA Board Meeting - 10:00 am

October 24th - Hoover Hayride @ Veterans Park

October 25th - Miss Annie visits Kindergarten

October 28th - November 1st - Red Ribbon Week

October 29th - Make Up Picture Day

October 30th - McWane visits 3rd Grade

October 30th - Spain Park Pep Rally here @ 1:30 pm

October 31st - K to Old Baker Farm

October 31st - 1st Grade Pumpkin Parade

November 4th - 15th - Oak Mountain Missions Food Drive

November 5th - 6th Day Creatures visits K

November 7th - 4th Grade Veterans Day Program 6:00 pm

November 8th - 4th Grade to Pell City Veterans Home

November 11th - School and Office closed for Veterans Day

November 13th - HOUSE meetings

November 14th - Turkey Trot Run in PE

November 14th - Thanksgiving Lunch

November 14th - Hoover Community Meeting - Metropolitan Church of God - 6:00 pm

November 20th - School Spelling Bee

November 21st - PTA Board Meeting - 10:00 am

November 25th - 29th - School Closed for Thanksgiving Holidays

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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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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