October 5, 2018
No School for Students Monday, October 8th!
We Love Our Teams!
Greystone Elementary Leave a Legacy Campaign Updates
If you have not donated, there is still time left. Click on the links below to give your 100% tax deductible donation towards your child's grade level. Every donation helps! Donations will be accepted through the weekend.
Here are the links for donations online for each grade level:
Freund Family Wins the "First in Carpool" Prize at the Silent Auction
September Core Value Award Winners: Initiative
Paper Towel Tubes Needed for the MakerSpace
Common Sense for Your Family
Scholastic Book Fair coming to Greystone Elementary October 29-November 1! More details soon!
This week, 3rd-5th graders have been learning how to check out eBooks & audiobooks through Sora and Overdrive. These great titles have been selected by the HCS elementary librarians, and are available anytime on your Chromebook or personal device. All students have access to these books, so kindergarten-2nd graders are welcome to check them out on a personal device. For more information, click the following links: Sora Instructions and OverDrive Instructions
The Be a Champion and Read contest has begun! Your child's parent letter and book list will come home soon. Students should read 6 books on their level. Younger students can have their parents read the books to them. Parents need to fill out and sign the bottom portion. Turn the book list into Mrs. Richey by October 22. Your child could win 3 tickets to the Iron Bowl, sideline passes, and more! Everyone who participates will receive an Alabama or Auburn bookmark. A copy of the parent letter and book list can be found by clicking on the following link: https://goo.gl/94aUw1
Oak Mountain Missions Clothing and Food Drive
Greystone Elementary is Now Collecting Kids’ Clothing and Food for Oak Mountain Missions
Option 1: Collect Kids’ Clothing
Help your parents clean out your clothes that are too small or unneeded-especially jackets for the colder months ahead. Bring your gently used clothing for boys and girls ages newborn to 12 years old!
Option 2: Donate Items for OMM’s Food Pantry
Anything canned or boxed helps!
No glass items please.
Needed items include:
peanut butter, jelly, canned meat, condiments, breakfast foods, canned fruit, personal care items like deodorant, soap and shampoo, diapers, paper goods, etc.
Option 3: DO BOTH!
Place food items in the box in your classroom!
Clothing in the box in the lobby!
October 9 – October 24
OMM will pick up all our items on Oct 24, 2018.
Your family is invited to stock Oak Mtn. Missions’ shelves October 27th from 9:00-10:30 a.m.
PTA SPOTLIGHT: JESSICA AVERETT
Hi! My name is Jessica Averett. I am excited to be serving as Assistant Treasurer on this year’s Board. My husband, Matt, and I have two boys – Carter who is in 2nd grade here at Greystone and Drew who is 3 ½ and attends Odyssey Early School. We absolutely love everything about GSES!
This is my first year serving on the Board. In my role as Assistant Treasurer, I work alongside our Treasurer in managing the PTA’s funds and preparing the annual PTA operating budget. Being a licensed CPA, I am able to use my professional background and experiences to support our school.
Our PTA does many outstanding things to support our teachers and students throughout the year – all made possible by the financial support of amazing parents like you! I encourage you to get involved in the PTA. We have many volunteer opportunities that are sure to accommodate even the busiest of schedules!
What's Happening in PTA?
What’s Happening with your PTA:
- Jag Den has been redecorated/redesigned – to be used by teachers to enrich reading activities in the children
- Planning well under way for our Leave a Legacy Kickoff and Fundraiser
- Held a Room Coordinator Meeting to discuss the events of the year
- Delivered our September Teacher/Staff Birthday Cupcakes
- Jason’s Deli Spirit Night
- Spirit T-shirts & Socks were ordered and distributed
October 8th - Professional Development Day for Teachers- No School for Students
October 10th - 1st grade to the 4D Farm
October 11th - End of the 1st Nine Weeks
October 12th - K to Baker Farm
October 15th - 19th - National School Lunch Week
October 15th - Student Flu Clinic
October 17th- Make Up Pictures and Report Cards Go Home
October 19th - 2nd Grade to Desoto Caverns
October 22-26th- Red Ribbon Week
October 22nd- Taco Mama Spirit Night
October 25th- Dauphin Island Parent Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.
October 29th-November 1st- Fall Book Fair
Click Here for the 2018-2019 Hoover City Schools Calendar
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.