September 14, 2018
School Picture Day- September 20th
Congratulations to our August Core Value Award Recipients. These students demonstrated wisdom during the month!
Below you will find a link to help our school with some volunteer opportunities. Your time is very much appreciated. We could not do all that we do without our wonderful volunteers. Please consider the following opportunities:
Picture Day Volunteers- September 20th
The Be a Champion and Read contest has begun! Your child's parent letter and book list will come home soon. Students should read 6 books on their level. Younger students can have their parents read the books to them. Parents need to fill out and sign the bottom portion. Turn the book list into Mrs. Richey by October 22. Your child could win 3 tickets to the Iron Bowl, sideline passes, and more! Everyone who participates will receive an Alabama or Auburn bookmark. A copy of the parent letter and book list can be found by clicking on the following link: https://goo.gl/94aUw1
Run @ School Day September 21st
Give Hope Day! September 21st
On September 21st, we ask that everyone wear yellow or gold to help bring attention to the need for more research and funding to find a cure for childhood cancer.
PTA Leave a Legacy Fundraising Campaign!
Kicks off with a movie night on September 28th.
Donations accepted October 1 - 5, 2018.
Grade levels will compete for incentives.
Tell your family and friends.
September 20 - Fall Picture Day
September 21 - Run@School Day - join your child's PE class to run or walk
September 21 - Give Hope Day! - Childhood Cancer Awareness Day - wear yellow or gold!
September 26 - Hearing and Vision Screening
September 27 - PTA Board Meeting, 10:30am
September 28 - Leave a Legacy Kickoff - Family Movie Night
October 1-5 - Leave a Legacy PTA Fundraising Campaign
October 8- Professional Development Day for Teachers- No School for Students
Click Here for the 2018-2019 Hoover City Schools Calendar
PTA Highlight- Laurie Major
My name is Laurie Major and this is my second year as Recording Secretary for the Greystone PTA. My husband, Van, and I have three boys who are all active in various Hoover City Schools. Our oldest, Jackson, is a sophomore at Spain Park, our middle, Gavin, is a 7th grader at Berry and our youngest, Camden, is a 5th grader here at Greystone. This is my 11th and final year as a parent of a Greystone Elementary student and I am incredibly grateful that all of my children were able to attend this fantastic elementary school. In my PTA role, I am responsible for attending all PTA related meetings and recording the minutes for such meetings. Until I became an active member of the PTA I had no idea how much this group of ladies does for our school. From fundraising to planning spirit nights, community event nights, volunteering for field day, planning Bridge to Berry, and communications through social media there are countless ways this group assists Greystone Elementary. We are so fortunate to have an amazing group of ladies who all have different talents and abilities. As busy moms, we all have varying schedules and time allowances and we are so appreciative of whatever time anyone has to offer. PTA is a such a great way to get involved in our school! If you have any interest, questions or just want to know more please feel free to reach out anytime!
National Suicide Awareness
Adapted from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
Although there is no single cause of suicide, one of the risks for suicide is social isolation, and there’s scientific evidence for reducing suicide risk by making sure we connect with one another. We can all play a role through the power of connection by having real conversations about mental health with people in everyday moments – whether it’s with those closest to us, or the coffee barista, parking lot attendant, or the grocery store clerk.
It’s also about the connection we each have to the cause, whether you’re a teacher, a physician, a mother, a neighbor, a veteran, or a suicide loss survivor or attempt survivor. We don’t always know who is struggling, but we do know that one conversation could save a life.
Across Hoover City Schools, our intervention counselors will lead efforts during National Suicide Awareness/Prevention Week to highlight this issue, which affects all ages. Among those efforts - helpful information and resources for parents at both the Elementary and Secondary levels:
You may notice both Hoover and Spain Park high schools will have 115 chairs placed in visible locations. One-hundred and fifteen chairs represent the number of suicides each day. We hope students, parents, employees, community members, and others will take time to review resources found in the Parent Alert Bulletins and understand the importance of reaching out to those at risk for suicide.
*If needed, please visit our text-equivalent Parent Alert Bulletin.
See more by this web address: http://bit.ly/2018SuicidePrevention
Spain Park Color Guard and Majorette Clinic- September 21st
Please click on the following link to register: https://goo.gl/forms/9iMHEgrn6xWlp2nG2
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.