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pawpointGrady Elementary ranks in the Top 10% of all elementary schools in the State of Florida in the following four categories: (1) English Language Arts Achievement; (2) Mathematics Achievement; (3) Science Achievement; and (4)  English Language Arts Improvement, for 2016

An “A” School, a Five Star School, a Red Carpet School, and a Golden School Award Winner, as determined by Florida Department of Education
Top-ranked school (#1) among all South Tampa schools in FCAT points for 2014 and FSA points for 2015 and 2016

Top-ranked school (#1) among all Hillsborough County schools for Math and Reading scores on the First Grade Stanford Achievement Test

Top-ranked school in the Hillsborough County Public Schools  2016 Teaching, Empowering, Learning and Leading (“TELL”) Survey

Grady Elementary Principal, Kristine Dosal, is the 2014 Hillsborough County PTA Elementary School Principal of the Year 
Two full-size computer labs on campus; Each student has access to learning software including MyON and Reading Counts 
Each classroom has a Smartboard or Mimeo system and a computer area
Parents may eat breakfast or lunch with their children in the lunchroom.  Free breakfast for all students daily.  

Total enrollment of approximately 450 students.

uniforms
Uniform Policy:  http://gradytigers.org/uniform-policy
Free/$1 Uniform Swaps held at Meet Your Teacher Event, Conference Night and other events
To purchase polo shirts with Grady’s logo and to purchase spirit shirts, contact Teamwork Imprinted Sportswear, 2403 S Dale Mabry Hwy. (tel: (813) 258-0331) or buy uniform shirts, but not spirit shirts, online at Land's End: http://www.landsend.com/ 
To purchase plain uniform shirts and all other uniform items, you can visit JCP, Old Navy, Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Bealls

Before and After School
pawpointIf you are on campus during school hours (8:00 am to 2:15 pm), you must present identification and check in at the school office.  Please fill out a Volunteer Form online on the HCPS website if you would like to volunteer at any time during the school year
pawpointDrop off options:  Car line loop (student patrols will open car doors between 7:30 am and 7:50 am).  Park and walk is also available.

pawpointAfter School Care:

After School Clubs available include Robotics, Science, Art, Chess, Lego, Basketball, Running, Soccer and others.  Club information may be found here:  After School Clubs.  Pictures of students participating in clubs may be found here: After School Club Photos

Aftercare Providers:  YMCA is on site, all other providers pick up and drive students to their premises.  A full list of providers is here: List, Contact Info and Map of After School Care Providers.

pawpointSchool Events Include:  Tiger Tears (boo-hoo breakfast), Grandparents' Day BreakfastFall FestivalStorybook Parade, Thanksgiving Luncheon, Winter Concert, Volunteer/Donor Appreciation Breakfast, Tiger Trek, Valentine’s Day Concert (Kindergarten only), Spring Musical
pawpointWebsite with links to HCPS Student HandbookMeal Pay Plus, school policies, and updated information on school events:  www.gradytigers.org  
pta
pawpoint   100% PTA Membership School.  Award-winning PTA. 2015 Winner of the Hillsborough County School District Superintendent's Award for Parent Participation.  Also won 2015 award for Volunteer Involvement. Winner of 2014 Hillsborough County PTA Council Awards for: Volunteer Involvement, Grandparent Involvement, Member Participation and Overall Membership Numbers.
 pawpoint   Membership cost is $6 for one member; $10 for two.
 pawpoint   PTA Communication Box.   Ask a front office staffer to place any papers or payments in the PTA box
 pawpoint   See prior newsletters with photos of events and information about Grady Elementary http://gradytigers.org/ptanews