Greystone News

April 29, 2018

Roger Day

Roger Day's Community Performance

The one and only Roger Day will perform a Community Show at Greystone Elementary on Thursday, May 3 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.! Please help us spread the news to the Greystone community using the flier found at Invite your friends, family, future Greystone students - everyone is welcome! Get ready for his show by listening to his songs and watching his videos at

Greystone Elementary's Playground

The Playground is open!

Tuesday morning, our 5th graders were able to give our playground the first test. Students loved the new play area and we look forward to the final clean up and landscaping. Thanks for your patience and to the PTA for the turf.

Young Authors Week is Here!

We are excited about this week where we will learn from authors, illustrators, and songwriters. Each grade level will showcase their students' writing around the school, too! Ask your children about our special guests.

Monday: Reading Celebration with Dr. Johnson! Wear your grade level color:

Kindergarten: Orange

1st Grade: Yellow

2nd Grade: Blue

3rd Grade: Purple

4th Grade - Greene

5th Grade - Red

Tuesday: Amy Grimes, author and illustrator

Wednesday: Kayte Jackson Gonzalez, author

Thursday: K.B. Hoyle, author

Thursday/Friday: Roger Day, singer and songwriter

Friday: Skype with Lauren Tarshis, author

Talent Show Auditions May 7th

Greystone Elementary Talent Show Auditions are being held during school on May 7th. No late auditions will be held. Please click on the following link to download and complete the entry form and bring with you to the audition. Please read these requirements carefully. The Talent Show Committee, consisting of teachers and administrators, will screen acts for appropriateness, quality, and safety. Decisions of Talent Show Committee are final.

  • The maximum time allowed for each act is 1½ minutes. Ms. Evans can help edit length of the accompaniment.

  • One act per student, unless participating in a teacher-sponsored act. Teacher-sponsored acts include the whole class and must be less than 4 minutes.

  • Parents, please watch the act at least once at home before the audition to check for appropriateness, quality, and length of the act.

  • The act must be thought out and prepared well in advance so that the student(s) can do their very best at the audition. No food, liquids, or throwing items from the stage.

  • Students are required to attend the dress rehearsal on Thursday, May 17th during school. Please, no parents.

  • Costumes must be approved by the Talent Show Committee and worn to the audition. Bodysuits must be worn underneath costumes if midriffs are exposed.

  • Accompaniment music for singing acts must not have lead vocals. Karaoke tracks are usually available online and in local stores for most songs.

  • Recorded music must be submitted via email or thumb drive as an mp3 or on CD to Ms. Evans. MP3 players, iPods, YouTube videos, and other website links cannot be utilized.

  • No parents backstage without prior approval from Mrs. Lamb and Ms. Evans

Please email Mrs. Lamb ( or Ms. Natalie Evans ( with any questions.

Commit to 36 is a fundraising campaign for the Hoover City Schools Foundation.

The Hoover City Schools Foundation supports innovative projects in our schools, such as our Maker Space. They held this fundraising campaign in the fall, but realized in conflicted with most school fundraisers, so are moving it to the spring. I encourage each of you to support this foundation which commits all of their proceeds to support Hoover City Schools.

Stacey Stocks

Commit to 36 Logo

Commit to 36 Begins April 24th with Exciting Changes!

Commit to 36 is a fundraising campaign by the Hoover City Schools Foundation with the goal of raising $36 per student (that’s $1 for every school week) to support grants and innovative programming in Hoover City Schools. With almost 14,000 students, we could raise $500,000. We believe this is an achievable goal with community support from parents, business leaders, and local businesses. Together, we can make a big difference in the educational offerings for our students.

This year, the Foundation has announced some exciting changes to Commit to 36 for this year!

  • We have added a list of schools to our Donate page for tracking purposes. We will donate 10% of your school’s designated donations (from April 7 until May 24) back to your PTO.

  • If your school reaches 20% participation, we will increase our donation to 20%.

  • The school with the highest participation rate gets an additional $1000 grant directly to the Principal.

  • We are working with the Hoover Restaurant Alliance to host a city-wide Spirit Day to benefit the Foundation. More details to follow.

Thank you, PTA, for a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Luncheon! Our faculty and staff enjoyed their delicious lunch and special gifts.

Photo of Faculty Enjoying Lunch

Way to go, Jumpin' Jags! They had a fantastic performance at Celebrate Hoover Day!

Jumpin' Jags Performers at Celebrate Hoover Day

Attention 5th Grade Parents! Middle School Transition Night is May 7th!

Monday, May 7th, 6-8pm

4500 Jaguar Drive

Birmingham, AL

All students who will be new to Berry are invited to attend this event. Click here for details.

Take Time to Care for Hunger (T3)

Every 3.6 seconds a person dies of hunger. 75% of those are children.

A club has been created at Spain Park called: Take Time To Care (T3) by two of our former Greystone students, Lupita and Juan Luis Contreras. Also, Sofía Conteras one of our 5th graders is organizing this project as well. The T3 Club, along with the support of Mr. Giangrosso and Mrs.Hadder at Spain Park as well as the cosponsors Stop Hunger Now, Helping Hands and CRS, will host a 10,000 meal packing drive on May 5th from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Spain Park High School Cafeteria. They need around 80-100 volunteers and donations. Each meal costs 50 cents.

Please, follow our link to donate and register to help at

T3 May 5th from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Spain Park High School Cafeteria they are having a 10,000 meal packeting drive at Spain Park

Important Dates

April 30th-May 4th- Young Author’s Week

April 30th - HCS Elementary Track meet for 3rd - 5th grades

May 3rd - Roger Day Community Show - 6:00 pm

May 7th - Talent Show Auditions

May 7th - Middle School Transition Night - 6:00 pm

May 8th - High School Transition Night - 6:00 pm

May 8th - School Board Meeting 5:30 pm

May 10th- K-2nd Field Day

May 11th- 3rd-5th Field Day

May 11th - Safety Patrol Party

May 11th - 6:30 pm - Jumpin' Jags Friends and Family Performance at Spain Park

May 14th/15th - Field Day Rain Dates

May 16th - Seniors Walk the School and Reception 8:00 am

May 17th - Talent Show Dress Rehearsal

May 18th - Kindergarten Kick-Off 9:30 - 10:30 am

May 18th - Bridge to Berry - 1:00 pm

May 21st - Awards Day - Times TBA

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

May 23rd - Early Dismissal - 12:45 pm

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

Don't miss The Little Mermaid at Spain Park! The shows at 2:00 are followed by a tea party for children where they get to meet the cast!

The Little Mermaid Promo Poster
Drama Days Drama Camp at Berry Middle School

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