Greystone News

April 20, 2018

Welcome to our school, kindergarten friends!

Kindergarten Enrollment- April 24, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

April 24, 2018


Please help Hoover City Schools in spreading the word to parents whose oldest child is just entering kindergarten. Early kindergarten enrollment is very important as the school's administrators plan for next year. Kindergarten numbers prove critical in that they help schools staff accordingly for the upcoming school year.

Hoover City Schools district-wide enrollment date for 2018-2019 kindergarteners and new students is Tuesday, April 24, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. All Hoover City Schools elementary schools will be open that afternoon for families to enroll up and coming kindergarteners and students who will be new to Hoover City Schools for the fall.

A list of schools' addresses/phone numbers can be found on the Hoover City Schools webpage. To determine your school zoning for the upcoming school year, go to the Hoover City Schools Webpage at

Documents Needed for Registration:

  • Current Lease Agreement or Recorded Deed
  • Current Utility Bill (water, power or gas)
  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Original Social Security Card (voluntary)
  • Blue Immunization Form
  • Government Issued Photo Identification (for parent/guardian)
  • Custody Papers/Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

Spirit Wear Drive

Spring cleaning? Bring us your school spirit wear next week! (April 23-27, 2018)

Don't need it? Donate it! Help us repurpose your new or gently-used Hoover City Schools school spirit wear (t-shirts, hats, shorts, etc.).

Please drop off these items in your school's lobby.

Thanks for your support!

Schoolwide PJ Day for $1 on Thursday, April 26th

We waste so many plastic water bottles. In order to help our earth and celebrate Earth Day, bring a dollar and wear your pajamas to raise money for a new water fountain that is made to refill your reusable water bottle.

Who: All GSES Students

What: PJ Day for $1.00

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 (The week of Earth Day)

Why: The Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) Club is working to raise

money for a new water fountain with a water filter for reusable water bottles.

** You can also donate to our cause! If interested, please write a check or send a donation to Greystone Elementary and indicate that the funds are for the GEMS water fountain project.

Water fountain that can refill your reusable water bottle
Alabama Walk at School Day

Alabama Walk at School Day

Friday, April 27th, 12am

300 Village Street

Birmingham, AL

Walking is one of the easiest and most effective forms of exercise, but it can be hard to find time to enjoy it. That’s why we are inviting you to walk at school with us on April 27th during your child's PE class. Don't forget your walking shoes!
Roger Day

Roger Day's Community Performance

The one and only Roger Day will perform a Community Show at Greystone Elementary on Thursday, May 3 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.! Please help us spread the news to the Greystone community using the flier found at Invite your friends, family, future Greystone students - everyone is welcome! Get ready for his show by listening to his songs and watching his videos at


We have been anxiously awaiting the completion of our new playground. It is VERY close! The structure is built, the turf is installed, and the surfacing under the equipment is finished. We are waiting on some sidewalks and our volleyball to be installed. Then, some clean-up and landscaping will complete this project. The last part of our old playground was removed today! Please try to stay off the area until it is deemed safe. Our 5th graders are READY to test everything out!

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.

Commit to 36 Logo

Commit to 36 Begins April 24th with Exciting Changes!

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.

Girl Scout Book Drive

The month of April at GSES Girl Scout Troop 31269 will be hosting a book drive at Greystone Elementary. We are using cookie profits to help S.T.A.I.R. of Birmingham, which tutors 2nd graders in Birmingham City Schools, in hopes of changing the staggering statistic that 80% of 3rd graders in Birmingham City Schools CANNOT READ.

As you know, children are learning to read through 2nd grade; after 3rd grade, they are reading to learn. So to have 80% of kids just a few miles from us unable to do so is setting our community up for a challenging future - Troop 31269 would like to head that challenge off at the pass by collecting used level 1 & 2 books from students at Greystone in the month of April, with a goal of presenting these to S.T.A.I.R. of Birmingham. Many of the schools they serve are lacking a library for this program.

If you would like to donate some of your gently used books, we will be collecting books in the front of the school. Thank you for helping our Troop reach our goals of community service and helping others!

Medication Take-Back Day for Shelby County and Hoover Area

On Saturday, April 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the DEA will be hosting a medication take-back day at the following locations:

Fred's Pharmacy- Columbiana, Alabama

Greystone YMCA- Hoover, Alabama

Hoover City Hall- Hoover, Alabama

Pelham Police Department- Pelham, Alabama

Target- Alabaster, Alabama

Vincent Fire Department- Vincent, Alabama

Winn Dixie- Chelsea, Alabama

Medication Take Back Day and Locations- See Article Text for Locations and Times

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

April 23rd- No School for Students

April 24th- Kindergarten Enrollment - 4:00 - 6:00 pm

April 25th - Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

April 25th - Progress Reports Go Home

April 26th - Schoolwide PJ Day for $1 and PTA Board Meeting

April 27th - Walk@School Day - during PE

April 28th- Celebrate Hoover Day- Jumpin Jags Perform 11-3 pm

April 30th-May 4th- Young Author’s Week

April 30th - HCS Elementary Track meet for 3rd - 5th grades

May 1st- Elementary Transition Night

May 3rd - Roger Day Community Show - 6:00 pm

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
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