Greystone News

February 14, 2020

Congratulations to 5th Grade Drama Club!

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We are so proud of our 5th grade drama club for their performance of Frozen Jr. this week! A special thank you to our Music teacher, Mrs. Natalie Evans for leading this club along with support from Mrs. Tow, Mrs. Higginbotham, and Mrs. Kelley. The students and teachers worked countless hours to practice, prepare, create sets, and rehearse. They did an amazing job on all 3 performances this week!
Devotions. Exercise. Teamwork. FUN! It's Spring Soccer time at Asbury UMC! Boys and girls ages 4-10 can play and practices begin the week of April 5. Games are played at Asbury on Sunday afternoons. Sign up before Feb. 22 and the cost is $100 (for a T-shirt, socks, end-of-the-year award, pictures, and ALL game snacks). Learn more and register at www.asburykidstown.org/soccer.
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we are proud of these students who received their community service certificates this week for helping our community during the first semester.

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We encourage all students to engage in community service sometime during the semester. We will recognize students who do community service during 2nd semester at our assembly at the end of the year. For questions about our community service program, contact Mrs. Amos-White, our school counselor, at kamos@hoover.k12.al.us

Thank You for Supporting "Restock the Classroom"

Parents,

Thank you for supporting "Restock the Classroom" this past week! The teachers are so grateful for the many things you donated such as paper items, sanitizing supplies, and gift cards for needed materials. We are thankful for your generocity!

News from nurse felecia

As we continue in this cold and flu season, we need your help. If your child is diagnosed with the flu by a doctor, please let Nurse Felecia know. She reports those cases to our district nurse.


As always, remember that children need to stay home if they are running fever or vomiting. Children need to be fever free and/or have not vomited for 24 hours without medication before coming back to school. This helps minimize the number of illnesses our students are sharing with each other!

Pre-Registration for Pre-K has begun! We hope to be awarded two classroom grants next year.

PreK registration is now through March 31st.  Go to the Hoover Website for more information.
Click here for more information about Pre-Registration. Click here to learn more about the Alabama First Class Pre-K Program and register.
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Greystone GEMS Team Presents at Hoover GEMS Expo

The Greystone Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) team did a great job presenting their project at the Hoover GEMS Expo on Saturday, February 1st! The GEMS club is a state-wide initiative to give girls more opportunities to explore their interests in math, science, and engineering. Our GEMS team chose to study energy and chain reactions. The girls researched Rube Goldberg as well as types of energy and simple/complex machines and displayed this research on a trifold board. As a final challenge, the students worked to create a Rube Goldberg chain reaction machine. This proved to be a challenging endeavor with many opportunities for improvement. Check out their final Rube Goldberg machine by watching the video below. Girls in GEMS teams from around Hoover got together on February 1st to share their research, listen to amazing speakers, and participate in hands on science and math challenges. It was an inspiring event!


Greystone GEMS Rube Goldberg Video

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Congratulations to the following students who demonstrated the core value of knowledge during the month of January.

Library News

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Author jerry pallotta is coming to greystone on march 13th!

Book pre-order forms were sent home this week. If you would like to order an autographed book, please send the form and check (made out to CB Books) by February 19. The students are very excited to meet him - they love his Who Would Win? series! One form/check per family is fine. Click here for the form.

Genius Hub Community Volunteers

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Dear Parents,

Last year, we worked hard to change an underutilized area of our school into a place where students can learn from our community members. We need your help! 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! For example, last year we had community members present on math games, photography tips, playing a unique instrument, filming movies, becoming a surgeon, commercial banking, etc.


The Genius Hub needs you during the months of March to May to volunteer to work with a small group of 6-8 students for 30-40 minutes and teach them something that you love or that inspires you. You can do this once a month if you are interested in coming more than once. Once we get your name through our form, we will contact you to set up a time to come. This will be a great way to help our school teach students innovative, creative, and practical ideas that can help them in life. To sign up to volunteer in our Genius Hub, click the following link:


https://forms.gle/Z6G664e5X1QT4XF3A


Please feel free to forward this link to community members who might be interested in sharing their expertise but might not be a parent of a Greystone student.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS WITH THESE IMPORTANT DATES!

February 15th - Kids Mercedes Marathon - 11:00 am

February 17th and 18th - No school for students - teacher workdays

February 19th - PreK to Children's Theater

February 20th - 2nd Grade Fairy Tale Dress Up Day

February 24th - 28th - Kindness Week

February 26th - Be Kind Day - wear pink

February 26th - HCS Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A- 5:00 - 7:00 pm

February 27th - PTA Board Meeting - 10:00 am

February 28th- PJ Day- Bring $1 to help raise funds for an outdoor classroom seating area

March 1st - Family Movie Night - 4:30 - 7:30pm - Food trucks and a movie outside

March 2nd - 6th - National School Breakfast Week

March 2nd - HOUSE meetings - Wear your HOUSE colors

March 4th - Spring Pictures - Individual and Group

March 4th - 1st Grade Miss Annie

March 5th - 2nd Grade Miss Annie

March 8th - 11th - 5th Grade to Dauphin Island

In celebration of Be Kind Week, come enjoy a meal between 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26th at one of the following Chick-fil-a locations:

Chick-fil-a at Patton Creek
Chick-fil-a at Hoover Commons
Chick-fil-a at The Grove
Chick-fil-a at Greystone

A portion of the proceeds will benefit HCS Student Services.


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Did you know you can help our school by participating in the Box Tops for Education program?

House Teams of Greystone: Hawks, Lions, Wolves, Turtles, Dolphins
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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