Greystone News

October 5, 2018

No School for Students Monday, October 8th!

We Love Our Teams!

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Leave a Legacy

Greystone Elementary Leave a Legacy Campaign Updates

The Leave a Legacy Campaign was a success thanks to you and your donations. We will announce our final total and grade level winners early next week, however we have exceeded our goal and our students have earned the BMX Stunt Show!!

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

Congratulations to the Freund family who won the bid on the "First in the Carpool Line" item at the Silent Auction! Beginning October 9th, you will see their family car pulling up perpendicular to the first car at the stop sign. They will have a green tag on their dash with their carpool number that helps you know them. If you see their car and tag, give them a wave and let them go first as they won that right to be there! Thank you for your generous support at the Silent Auction Freund Family! Enjoy your spot this year!

September Core Value Award Winners: Initiative

Paper Towel Tubes Needed for the MakerSpace

All students at Greystone are building roller coasters in the MakerSpace. This fun activity is in need of your help as we are one week into the activity and running low on paper towel tubes. Please send those into the MakerSpace for Mrs. Fox! Our roller coaster engineers appreciate your help! See the video of Miss McLaughlin's roller coaster engineers below to see the fun we have been having!

Common Sense for Your Family

Have you ever wondered what movies, books, and TV shows to recommend for your children? Do you struggle with knowing whether to take your child to a certain movie? Common Sense Media is a great resource to use to see what types of things are in books, movies, and TV shows. They list the things that are there and let you make the decision as to whether it is appropriate for your children. Now they have an even more amazing tool where you can customize your comfort levels of different categories like violence, sexiness, language for each child in your family and it will give recommendations of all streaming services, books, and movies for your child. What a great way to customize their lists as they get older and gain more freedom! Check it out at
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Library News

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:

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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.

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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!


Jessica Averett

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

Important Dates

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

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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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