Greystone News

May 18, 2018

Help! Please check the lost and found before Friday! All remaining items will be donated to charity.

Many Lost and Found items

Next Week's Schedule

Next week will be a busy week with many activities at our school. Be sure to note our last two days of school will be early dismissal days.


Monday, May 21:

K-2nd Awards Day- 8:00-8:30 a.m.

3rd-5th Awards Day- 8:45-9:45 a.m.


Tuesday, May 22:

K-2nd Talent Show- 8:30-10:00 a.m.

3rd-5th Talent Show- 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Family Skate Night - Skates280 - 6:00 - 8:30 pm


Wednesday, May 23:

Early Dismissal at 12:45 p.m.


Thursday, May 24:

Early Dismissal at 11:00 a.m.

Report Cards Sent Home

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Lunch Next Week!

Monday: Regular lunch schedule, spaghetti or pizza


Tuesday: Adjusted lunch schedule, corn dogs or hot dogs


Wednesday: Adjusted lunch schedule, sack lunches (ham & cheese sandwich)


Thursday: Sack lunches "to go" if needed (ham & cheese sandwich)


Parents, your last chance to join your child for lunch is Monday. With our lunch schedule and often students eating in locations other than the cafeteria on Tuesday and Wednesday, it is hard to accommodate visitors. Thanks for understanding.

Please make sure you have cleared any negative balances in the cafeteria, office, and library BY THURSDAY!

Note From Nurse Felecia!

The end of the school year requires some housekeeping tasks throughout the school. The health room is no exception. An adult will be required to pick up any medications that your child may have in the health room. Medications should be picked up by noon on May 24. Any medications left at school will be destroyed after noon on May 24 unless specific arrangements have been made with the Nurse. When your child returns to school in August, a new medication form with parent and physician signature will be required. This will be sent to you along with a Health Care Plan for next year if one is required that you will need to sign and return along with the medication and the form. One form will be required for each medication brought to school for the 2018-2019 school year.

If you have any questions please call me at 439-3230.

Have a safe and happy summer!☺
Felecia Motley, School Nurse

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Summer Learning Challenge

As we all know, summer months can sometimes decrease knowledge and proficiency in core subject areas for students.

This year’s Alabama Summer Learning Challenge is working to strengthen summertime learning!

Fuel Education is now providing two FREE learning activities to all Alabama students (May 1 - July 30) - https://www.fueleducation.com/alsummerlearning

Learn more about “2018 Alabama Summer Learning Challenge” resources at:

https://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/News%20Releases/5-8-18%20The%20Alabama%202018%20Summer%20Learning%20Challenge.pdf

Meals in Motion at the Hoover Public Library

The Hoover City Schools Child Nutrition Program will be providing lunch to all children/teens age 18 and under at no cost during the summer months. The school district qualifies for the federally funded program in specific areas based on census data. Meals are available to ANY child/teen 18 and under (does not have to be a HCS student or resident).


Through donations from Hoover Helps and other local businesses, a school bus has been retrofitted to be used to deliver meals. The food bus name is: Meals in Motion


For this first summer, lunch will be served at the Hoover Public Library which is located in the area of eligibility. The bus will be parked at the library on the side of Municipal Drive. Lunch will be served at the bus and inside the library Monday - Friday from 11:30-12:30. June 4 - July 27 (closed on July 4)


No identification is required, no enrollment, and no cost; however, the meal must be consumed on site. For more information, please click the following link for the flyer: https://goo.gl/ayjVRy

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LIbrary News

Need something to read this summer? Here are some great options!


Summer Reading at Your Public Library!

Please sign up for the Summer Reading program at any public library! If you participate, Mrs. Richey will have another prize for you in the fall! This year, all public libraries will have online sign-up and reading logs. This is a fun and easy way to motivate kids to read this summer! Sign up & fill in your reading log online for the Hoover Public Library at hooverlibrary.beanstack.org and at the North Shelby LIbrary at northshelbylibrary.org

For the summer activity calendars, click here:

North Shelby Public Library: https://goo.gl/1nfuba

Mt. Laurel Public Library: https://goo.gl/4AnmiT

Hoover Public Library: http://www.hooverlibrary.org/sites/default/files/shared-files/summercalendar2018.pdf

Summer Reading for Students Transitioning to Berry Middle School

If your child is moving on to Berry next year, you will want to check out the summer reading requirements for their grade level. You can find them at the following link: http://bit.ly/bmssr18
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Kindergarten Needs

The kindergarten teachers would like to see if you have any Hot Wheels tracks that you are no longer using and would be willing to donate. If so, please send them to Annie Lamb's room. Thank you!

"13 Reasons Why" Season 2 Parent Alert



Dear Parents,

We want to make you aware of the May 18, 2018, release of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why Season 2. Please see the following information and resources available to help guide conversations within your family.

[Summary] "As you may know, the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why Season 2, will be released Friday, May 18th. The first season, which was extremely popular with teens and young adults, followed the story of a high school girl's (Hannah) suicide, including scenes involving bullying, sexual assault, and suicide portrayal. In season two, we have learned that the show will focus more on themes of recovery as the school community copes with the aftermath of a suicide loss, suicide attempt, and sexual assault."

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/campaigns/talk-about-mental-health-awareness-month-2018/13-reasons-why/

Common Sense Media provides 3 videos: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/13-reasons-why. The newest video is “5 Things Parents Need to Know About Season 2.”

The series is rated TV-MA, which Netflix recommends for adults. The Netflix Rating System helps parents understand ratings: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/2064. Netflix Parental Controls are flexible and easy to use: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/264.

If you/your student has a question or concern, please contact your school counselor or district intervention counselor.

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Chasing the Perfect Shot Basketball Camp

The "Chasing the Perfect Shot" Basketball Camp will be hosted at Spain Park High School. Camp Director - Mike Chase's Spain Park Girls Basketball Team that won the 2018 AHSAA State Championship will be working with your child! This camp is for boys and girls entering 1st through 8th grades and will be June 25 - 28 from 9 am to 12 pm. Registration has begun and will go through the day of camp - walk-ups are also accepted. For more information, please see the following camp flyer: https://goo.gl/FzUV4U

Spain Park's Free Football Camp for Kids

The Spain Park Youth Football Camp is just around the corner. This is a free camp for all elementary students. The camp will be held June 19-21, from 9:30 - 12:00 at Spain Park High School. For more information and to register, see the following flyer: https://goo.gl/6bcktP

Important Dates

May 21st - Awards Day - K-2 8:00, 3-5 8:45


May 22nd - K-2 Talent Show 8:30 am, 3-5 Talent Show 12:30 pm


May 22nd - Family Skate Night - 6:00 - 8:30 pm - Skates280 - $5.00 per skater


May 23rd - Early Dismissal - 12:45 pm


May 24th - Early Dismissal - 11:00 am, Last Day of School

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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