Greystone News

September 14, 2018

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School Picture Day- September 20th

Reminder: School picture day is September 20th. Remember to wear your beautiful smile that day! This is the picture that will be in the yearbook.

Congratulations to our August Core Value Award Recipients. These students demonstrated wisdom during the month!

Volunteer with our Library

Volunteers Needed!

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

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Library News

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:

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Run @ School Day September 21st

You are invited to a very special day on September 21st during your child's P.E. time. Run @ School Day is a day to encourage young children to stay active and be healthy. Come to join us for the fun!
Run at School Day September 21st

Give Hope Day! September 21st

Give Hope Day is held each September in Hoover to raise awareness of childhood cancer. This gives us an opportunity to teach our children the importance of philanthropy and how we can support children who are battling cancer.

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.

Click here for more information.

to live without Hope is to not live

Coming Soon....

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.

Important Dates

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

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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!

Go Jags!

Laurie Major

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:

HCS Elementary Parent Alert Bulletin*

HCS Secondary Parent Alert Bulletin*

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:

Spain Park Color Guard and Majorette Clinic- September 21st

Perform with the Spain Park Color Guard or Majorettes before the Spain Park vs. Hewitt-Trussville football game on Friday, September 21st. All students in Kindergarten-8th grade are welcome! Clinic begins at 3:30 in the SPHS Gym. Enter through the back of the school gym (NOTE: There is a pep rally that day.). Participants will wear black gym shorts or pants, tennis shoes, and provided t-shirt (will receive prior to performance). Cost is $35, which includes dinner, drink, and game admission for those performing. The performance will begin around 6:30 p.m. on the SPHS Football Field.

Please click on the following link to register:

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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.

Greystone Elementary

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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