April 20, 2018
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 https://www.hoovercityschools.net/
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.
Alabama Walk at School Day
Friday, April 27th, 12am
300 Village Street
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 https://goo.gl/LKmZ9S 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 https://www.rogerday.com/
Talent Show Auditions May 7th
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
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
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
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 http://helpinghands.crs.org/events/take-time-care/
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