Greystone News

January 11, 2019

Mid-Year Testing for 4th and 3rd Grades- Next Week

Students in 3rd and 4th grade will be taking Scantron Global Scholar next week. It is important that your child come to school well-rested and ready to do his/her best on this assessment. As with other times, students are given all the time needed to complete the test. Some will complete it within the first hour of its administration and others will need additional time during other testing sessions to finish. Regardless, we would like for you to encourage your child to take this test seriously.

Testing Schedule: (earbuds or earphones are needed for the math portion)

3rd and 4th Grade Reading - January 15th

3rd and 4th Grade Math - January 16th

2nd Grade Reading - January 22nd

2nd Grade Math - January 23rd

*K and 1st grades will be testing during the month of January. These grades take other assessments.

January 18th Awards Assembly


We will have our assembly on January 18th! This assembly will acknowledge community service and other awards will be given by some of our teachers and staff. Grades 1-2 will assemble from 8:15 to 8:45 am. Grades 3-5 will assemble from 9 to 9:30 am. Please contact Mrs. Amos, our School Counselor, at if you have any questions.

The Gingerbread Man is Coming!!

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Gingerbread Man Run

January 19, 2019 1:00 p.m.

Greystone School Campus

"Run, Run, Fast As You Can. You Can't Catch Me, I'm The Gingerbread Man!"

The Hot Chocolate Run has a new name...Gingerbread Man Run! All students along with their friends and family are invited to run/walk one mile on the school campus. Activities include a photo booth, hot chocolate, decorated cookie, and a race packet.

Attendance Reminders!

Attendance - Only 9 excused absences with parent notes are allowed for the YEAR! Absences beyond 9 require a doctor's excuse.

Excuses - Excuses MUST be received in the office within 3 days of your child's return to school. Excuses MUST include a parent signature. This can be a note sent in or a picture of a signed note emailed to the teacher and the office. It is the parent's responsibility to ensure notes are received in the office. You can do this by calling Mrs. Poarch or by checking your child's record in iNow. AN EMAIL EXCUSE WITHOUT A SIGNATURE IS NOT ACCEPTED!

Changes of Transportation - WILL NOT be accepted by email or phone for your child's safety - Any changes must be sent in writing the morning of the change. If an emergency arises, you must call and speak to an administrator for permission.

Support Our Cafeteria!

Did you know that our cafeteria is funded through participation?

We want to continue to have delicious food, many choices, and the wonderful 5 ladies who make sure our children have a healthy breakfast and lunch each day.

You can help by coming to have breakfast or lunch with your child and purchasing your meal in our cafeteria. You can also help by encouraging your child to eat at school.

Our goal is to have an increase in the number of students participating in our meal program during the month of January.

Will you help us meet this goal?

Click here for the January breakfast menu.

Click here for the January lunch menu.

Chick fil A Spirit Nights- January 28th (K-2nd) & 29th (3rd-5th)

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Math Night February 8th 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Math Night at


Friday, February 8th 5:30PM -7:00PM

Join us at Greystone Elementary School for rewards, giveaways, and games for the whole family! RSVP by emailing

Brought to you by: Mathnasium of Inverness Corners


410 Inverness Corners Birmingham, AL 35242

Implementation of Erin's Law

Attention All Parents: To comply with Erin’s Law, HCS school counselors and administrators have created a plan to provide basic child sexual abuse prevention lessons for students. We have prepared a brief video that outlines plans for elementary, middle and high school levels. You will find more detailed information on HCS’s plan to implement Erin’s Law, including the option for your child to opt out of these lessons if you so choose. This information is also available in Spanish. Disclaimer: If you need alternate accommodations in accessing the video content, please contact Marley Stephens at

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Important Dates

January 15th and 16th - 3rd and 4th grade testing

January 19th - Gingerbread Man Jog - 1:00 pm

January 21st - School closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

January 24th - PTA Board Meeting - 10:30 am

January 25th - Kindergarten to Children's Theater

January 28th - K-2 Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - 5:00 - 8:00 pm

January 29th - 3-5 Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - 5:00 - 8:00 pm

January 31st - Jumpin' Jags perform at a Samford University basketball game - 6:30 pm

February 5th - 1st Grade to Theaterworks

February 8th - Family Math Night - 5:30 - 7:00 pm

February 9th - Mercedes Kids Marathon - 9:00 am

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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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