Greystone News

May 17, 2019

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Commit to 36 Campaign **We are in 3rd place. Donate to help us win a $1000 bonus!!

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It's time to Commit! The Hoover City Schools Foundation has launched its only fundraising campaign of the year, and we are encouraging parents and the community to support education in our district by donating at least $36 to support a student. That's just $1 for every week of the school year. With almost 14,000 students in our system, collectively we can make a big difference in the educational offerings for our students.


A donation to the Foundation goes to support educators in our district through Teacher Grants, SeedLAB team grants, and special programs. 10% of each donation goes directly to your PTO (20% if your school reaches 20% participation). Thank you for joining us in this very important cause, for the benefit of all of our students. Visit www.CommitTo36.com today and choose Greystone Elementary School. We hope each family will make this commitment to support education!

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

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Order Your School Supplies Online Now for the 2019-20 School Year

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School supplies are on sale now for the 2019-20 school year. This online ordering system makes it fast and convenient for parents to get their child's school supplies without any worry. Click here to see what is on the school supply list. To order them online, follow these steps:


1. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks

2. Enter the school ID, GRE066 (3 letters/3 numbers)

3. Follow the directions to complete your order.

4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

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. With our different schedules, Monday is the last day for parents to eat lunch at school.


Monday, May 20:

SPHS Seniors Walk the Halls - 1:30 pm


Tuesday, May 21:

K-2nd Talent Show - 8:30 - 10:00 am

3rd - 5th Talent Show - 12:30 - 2:00 pm

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


Thursday, May 23:

K-2nd Awards Day - 8:15 - 9:00 am

3rd-5th Awards Day - 9:15 - 10:15 am

Early Dismissal at 12:45 pm


Friday, May 24:

Early Dismissal at 11:15 am

Report Cards Sent Home

please make sure you have cleared any negative balances in the cafeteria, office, and library by friday!

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 2019-2020 school year.

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

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

Library News

Please sign your kids up for Summer Reading at any public library! There are many fun, free activities all summer long at the Hoover Public Library, North Shelby Library, and Mt. Laurel Library! The Hoover Library will also be offering free lunch most weekdays. You can earn prizes from Mrs. Richey in the fall if you participate in any public library Summer Reading program!

Hoover: https://issuu.com/hplreads/docs/summerevents2019v2b

North Shelby: https://tinyurl.com/y4dsvwja


There are many online options for great books! Our students have access to over 1,000 eBooks & audiobooks through Overdrive or Sora. Click the following links for instructions on how to access these wonderful resources. Overdrive Instructions or Sora Instructions


Here are some other options:

Awards Assembly

Our Awards Assembly will be May 23rd. The K-2nd grades assembly will be from 8:15-9:00 a.m. The 3rd-5th grades assembly will be from 9:15-10:15 am. As a part of the awards assembly, community service will be recognized. The deadline for submitting community service hours is May 10th. Please contact the School Counselor, Mrs. Amos-White kamos@hoover.k12.al.us if you have any questions regarding the community service submissions. Thank you!

Mark Your Calendars with these important dates!

August 6th - Onsite Registration AND Meet Your Teacher Day *New format! You will fill out a few forms, receive information about PTA, and get your teacher letter. Then you will immediately get to go MEET YOUR TEACHER!

Last Name begins with A - K: 8:00 - 9:30

Last Name begins with L - Z: 10:00 - 11:30


August 6th - Kindergarten Parent Night - 6:00 - 7:15 pm

August 13th - 2nd Grade Parent Night - 6:00 - 7:15 pm

August 15th - 1st Grade Parent Night - 6:00 - 7:15 pm

August 22nd - 3rd Grade Parent Night - 6:00 - 7:15

August 29th - 4th Grade Parent Night - 6:00 - 7:15 pm

September 5th - 5th Grade Parent Night - 6:00 - 7:15 pm

Summer Learning Opportunities

Our state has partnered with some of the nation’s top education organizations to offer the Alabama Summer Learning Challenge, and these “FREE” resources to help minimize the summer-learning-slide.

These resources are easy-to-access online and hopefully will encourage continuous learning throughout the summer by students, while they are away from our classrooms:

  • The Lexile-based "Find a Book, Alabama" tool offers students over 260,000 book selections. This book-search tool enables individuals to build custom reading lists based on their Lexile range and interests. Students and parents can also check availability of books at local libraries. They can also pledge to read throughout the summer by using this tool (https://fab.lexile.com/fab/alabama/).

  • The Alabama Summer Learning Challenge also includes a FREE email-based math skills program for students who have completed 1st through 8th grades.

  • This summer, Stride by Fuel Education is FREE to all students in Alabama from May 1 to July 31. Prevent "Summer Slide" with a great blend of online math, reading, language arts, and science skill practices. Fun games and learning for every student. Parents and their children may access the Stride learning platform online anytime – on tablets, PCs, and Macs. Register and login at https://www.fueleducation.com/alsummerlearning.

  • Sparking a student's personal joy for reading is important! Using Big Universe by Fuel Education, students and parents can access 14,000+ leveled eBooks and high-quality learning tools anytime – on their tablets, laptops, or computers. This platforms’ search functions also identify eBooks by genre, grade level, Lexile, and other filters. Big Universe will be FREE to all students in Alabama from May 1 to July 31. Register and login at https://www.fueleducation.com/alsummerlearning. *Please note, to participate students and/or parents must register for Big Universe prior to May 21, 2019.

Lunch Menu for May

Click here for the lunch menu for Greystone for May.

Spain Park Volleyball Camp

Your child is invited to participate in the Spain Park Jag Premier Volleyball Camp. The camp is for girls or boys entering 2nd - 8th grades. The camp is June 4-6 from 8:00-10:30 am @ Spain Park High School. Payment can be made through MySchoolFees. Register by May 31st for a t-shirt! Click the following link to register. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfbmMRPyi86vVacEpe9gayP0lRoNTCIhwzEaofQ660ALJvVw/viewform

Spain Park FREE Youth Football Camp

Spain Park is hosting a FREE youth football camp on June 18-20th from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Registration deadline is June 17th. Click here for more information and to register.

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Important Dates

May 20th- Seniors Walk the Halls- 1:30-2:30 p.m.


May 21st- K-2 Talent Show 8:30-10:00 a.m. and 3rd-5th- 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.


May 21st- Skate Party 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Skates 280


May 23rd- K-2 Awards Assembly- 8:15-9:00 a.m. and 3rd-5th- 9:15-10:15 a.m.


May 23rd- Early Dismissal 12:45 p.m.


May 24th- Early Dismissal 11:15 a.m.


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