Greystone News

September 28, 2018

Movie Night

Leave a Legacy Kickoff- Movie Night September 28th at 6:00 p.m.

Join us as we kick off our "Leave a Legacy" fundraiser movie night presented by Mathnasium. September 28th at 6:00 p.m. we will have the movie, Ferdinand beginning at 7:00 p.m. Food trucks will be open from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Come and join us for the Silent Auction which runs from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Don't forget to bring your chairs and blankets.

Silent Auction Items Available and Generously Donated:

  • A month of free tuition at Mathnasium
  • High Point climbing package
  • White House Designs gift card
  • Buffalo Wild Wings gift card
  • Browning trail camera
  • Lunch with Mrs. Stocks
  • Lunch with Mrs. Williams
  • Carpool pass
  • Front row for Veterans Program
  • Front row for kindergarten program
  • Front row for 2nd grade program
  • Front row for Drama Club performance
  • Front row for Talent Show
Leave a Legacy

Greystone Elementary Leave a Legacy Campaign to Run Oct. 1st-5th

The Leave a Legacy Campaign will kick off on October 1st and run through the 5th. This is Greystone Elementary's only fundraiser of the year and the school gets to keep 100% of the money raised! This year's goal is $25,000. If we meet our goal, we will have a BMX Stunt Show! Greystone has a few wish list items that the money will go towards such as playground shades and courtyard renovations.

There are three easy ways to contribute:

1. Donate at the Kickoff Party on September 28th.

2. An envelope will be sent home with your child. Send that back with cash or checks.

3. Donate online! Paypal links will be set up for each grade and will be emailed to you.

Here are the links for donations online for each grade level:







Prizes include:

1st place: Skate Party

2nd Place: PJ's and a Movie

3rd Place: Dance Party

4th Place: Ice Cream Party

5th Place: Pizza or Chicken Party

6th Place: Extra Recess

Spirit Days:

Monday: MisMatch Day

Tuesday: Tie-Dye Day

Wednesday: Wacky Hat Day

Thursday: Tropical Day

Friday: Favorite Team Day

Greystone Named One of the Healthiest Schools in America

Seven schools across Hoover City Schools have been named to the 2018 list of America’s Healthiest Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, receiving national recognition for their commitment to students’ health and well-being. Though other Hoover City Schools have secured Alliance distinction in the past, this year's honorees include:

Greystone Elementary School

Rocky Ridge Elementary School

Spain Park High School

Bluff Park Elementary School

Deer Valley Elementary School

Harriette Gwin Elementary School

Riverchase Elementary School

These Hoover City Schools join a total of 461 schools nationwide which were selected based on a rigorous set of criteria—from the availability of nutritious foods to access to quality physical education opportunities—as part of Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program. The seven HCS schools collectively serve thousands of students each day. They comprise part of the fourteen total schools across Hoover City Schools to have received some form of Alliance recognition since 2010. They join only a handful of other Alabama schools to make this year's list.

“Our entire community—parents, teachers, students and staff—has united around the importance of creating a healthy school,” said Melinda Bonner, Director of Hoover City Schools' Child Nutrition Program (CNP). “We’re honored to receive this recognition from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and remain committed to advancing our school health improvement efforts over the coming years.”

"Receiving this national recognition exemplifies the teamwork and collaboration involved in promoting a healthy school environment," said Tricia Neura, Assistant CNP Director. "Hoover City Schools has earned a total of thirty-four national Healthy Schools Awards in the past eight years. I believe our district has earned more awards than any other district in Alabama.

All of America’s Healthiest Schools have earned National Healthy Schools Awards, a prestigious achievement that celebrates schools that meet or exceed expert-recommended standards set by Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program for serving healthy meals and snacks, getting students.


Jeans Needed for Enrichment Classes

Enrichment classes will be collecting old jeans for our project we are working on called Sole Hope. This organization makes shoes for the people of Uganda who suffer from jiggers (sand fleas) who burrow into their feet and cause infection. If you have any jeans you no longer need, please send them to Mrs. Fox and we will be glad to make them into shoes for the people of Africa! Thank you for your help!
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Scholastic Book Fair Coming Soon!

Scholastic Book Fair coming to Greystone Elementary October 29-November 1! More details soon!

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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What's Happening in PTA?

What’s Happening with your PTA:

  • Jag Den has been redecorated/redesigned – to be used by teachers to enrich reading activities in the children
  • Planning well under way for our Leave a Legacy Kickoff and Fundraiser
  • Held a Room Coordinator Meeting to discuss the events of the year
  • Delivered our September Teacher/Staff Birthday Cupcakes
  • Jason’s Deli Spirit Night
  • Spirit T-shirts & Socks were ordered and distributed

Important Dates

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

October 17th- Make Up Pictures and Report Cards Go Home

October 22-26th- Red Ribbon Week

October 22nd- Taco Mama Spirit Night

October 25th- Dauphin Island Parent Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

October 29th-November 2nd- Fall Book Fair

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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