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Today is the last day of school.  School ends early at 11:45 am, with the fifth grade clap out at 11:30 am. We had an amazing year and celebrated our students’ accomplishments with various awards ceremonies at school this week. Congratulations to all of our students and thank you to our amazing faculty for helping them achieve so much!! Principal Dosal also announced that Grady was listed as #1 in the district’s TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) survey!

We hope that you all have a safe, happy summer.  For all of our returning students, we are excited to see you recharged and ready for another fun year.  For our 5th graders, congratulations! We are very proud of you and wish you all the best in middle school!

To make your back to school shopping quick and easy, we are offering the SchoolKidz, School Supply Kit Program for the 2018-19 school year. SchoolKidz offers prepackaged school supply kits filled with the supplies requested per grade level (excluding backpack and nap mat).  Kits must be ordered prior to June 1, 2018. To order your kit, please go to www.shopttkits.com and enter account #36155. Shipping is already set to Grady Elementary School and there is no additional fee for taxes or shipping to the school. You can also view the school supply list here:  School Supply List.  Next year’s ASD program school supply list is available here:  ASD School Supply List.  

Thank you to Grady’s 2017-18 Business and Family Tiger Partners.  These businesses and families donated over $25,000.00 to Grady PTA this year!  These donations funded programs (including the after school tutoring program, teacher mini grants, student programs, music and art programs, allowed us to begin purchasing laptop carts to upgrade our technology and much more), delivered PTA events to our students, teachers and families (including the winter concert, Tiger Tears Breakfast, Storybook Parade and much more), and enhanced our Grady campus through grounds improvement projects. Grady PTA recognizes and gratefully appreciates each of the following Family and Business Tiger Partners:

Grady Tiger Business Partners:  State Farm Agent Jim Cornwell; Abdoney Orthodontics; South Tampa Pediatric Dentistry; South Tampa Kids Dental Krewe; After Hours Pediatrics;  Perez Orthodontics; Tampa Music School; Pediatric Dentistry by Dr. Jerry Copeland and Florida E.N.T. & Allergy.

Grady Tiger Family Partners:  Drs. Siviero & Heather Agazzi; The Gibbs Family; The Lyons Family - Mike, Ellen, Frank & Nick; The Dan and Jessica Schentrup Family; The Zysk Family; The Enriquez Family; The Griffin Family - Drew, Jennifer, Roman & Cort; The Maheshwari Family; The Roush Family; The de la Garza Family; The Harrop Family; The Kendell Family; The Ledford Family; The Lopez Family; The Lorenz Family; Luke & Ryan Christopher; Fancy Nails; The Liu Family; Khoa Nguyen Family; Rafael Ortiz & Family; The Ruiz Family; and Dr. Sanjiv Sahoo & Dr. Chhavi Gupta. 

Also, a sincere thank you to all of our PTA Board Members and all of the volunteers that participated during the 2017-18 school year! We are extremely appreciative of your time and support.

Have a safe and happy summer!  We look forward to seeing everyone at Open House!

Uniform Swap
This week, we are collecting gently worn uniforms for the Uniform Exchange. Please bring your gently used uniforms to the Grady front office this Wednesday - Friday. We will sort the uniforms and have them for people to take during Open House.  
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We are officially in our last week of school!!! Today our students had their Yearbook signing and the Teacher vs Student Volleyball Game. We have an incredibly busy week with lots of fun year end events for our students. As a reminder, if you will be attending any events on campus, you need to bring a photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, to obtain your visitor badge. 

Here are some important upcoming dates to note:

  • 5/22 – 5th Grade Awards Ceremony and Pre-K Graduation
  • 5/23 – Awards Ceremony for K – 4th Grade in the Pavilion (By invitation only)
  • 5/24 – 5th Grade Banquet
  • 5/25 – Last Day of School – Class parties from 10:00 – 11:00 am

                       11:30 am 5th Grade Clap out, 11:45 am dismissal for Pre-K – 4th Grade

  • 6/1 – Last Day to order Schoolkidz Supply Kit for 2018-19 school year
  • 8/8 – Tentative Open House from 5:00-7:15pm
  • 8/10 – First day of 2018-19 school year

 

Schoolkidz School Supply Kits

We are offering the SchoolKidz, School Supply Kit Program for the 2018-19 school year to make your back to school shopping quick and easy! SchoolKidz offers prepackaged school supply kits filled with the supplies requested per grade level (excluding backpack and nap mat). The kits will be distributed in the students' classroom during open house. To see the full list of supplies included with each kit, please click on: Schoolkidz supplies

Schoolkidz Kits must be ordered prior to June 1, 2018. To order your kit, please go to www.shopttkits.com and enter account #36155. Shipping is already set to Grady Elementary School and there is no additional fee for taxes or shipping to the school.

 

South Tampa Basketball Camp

Click here to learn more about the South Tampa Basketball Camp run at Grady Elementary by Guidance Counselor Mrs. Nancy Harris. The camp is open to girls and boys grades 1st-9th.

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This is an incredibly busy week for us as well. We have the Dad’s volunteer breakfast this Wednesday morning at 7:30am, Grady Summer book swap on Thursday, Spirit days all week for grades 1-5 and our last week of clubs for the school year. Click Read more to view all of the upcoming events. Remember, next Friday, May 25th is the last day of school!

We are offering the SchoolKidz, School Supply Kit Program for the 2018-19 school year to make your back to school shopping quick and easy! Schoolkidz Kits must be ordered prior to June 1, 2018. To order your kit, please go to www.shopttkits.com and enter account #36155. Shipping is already set to Grady Elementary School and there is no additional fee for taxes or shipping to the school.

Do you have a good book- one that you just loved?

Help spread the love of reading by bringing that book and swapping it out for another one! 

Things to know:

  • Bring your book to school on Thursday, May 17th
  • Students will be able to swap one book (even if they bring more). 
  • If you have several books-We would love the donation, as some students will not have a book to swap.  This gives everybody the opportunity to participate. 
  • Please bring high interest books that you think your friends would enjoy reading (such as Warrior, Dork Diaries, Harry Potter, Babysitter's Club, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The One and Only Ivan, Smiles, I Survived, Nate the Great, Wonder, Battle Books, the list goes on and on)

So, search your bookshelves, your rooms, the car, and even grandma’s house for a book to swap!

 

Help spread the love of reading from one Reader to Another!

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This is a very busy week for Grady Elementary. We have our Spring Concert tonight, Teacher & Staff Appreciation events all week, and the Coleman Informational Meeting for fifth grade parents at Coleman Middle School on Wednesday night.

We still need gift card donations for the teacher appreciation raffle on Wednesday, May 9th. Please drop off any gift cards at the front office by Tuesday, May 8th or contact Lauren Fitzgerald at [email protected]

Tonight is the I love the 80’s Spring Concert - Lenny’s subs will be hosting a Grady Family night from 5-8:00 pm tonight. Please let Lenny’s know you are with Grady and they will donate 15% of sales to Grady.

We are excited to see our 1st and 2nd grade students, as well as the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade chorus members perform! The PTA meeting will begin at 5:30pm and the concert begins at 6:00pm. Students need to be dressed in their most rad 80’s clothing! Click Read More for more details and a schedule of the day’s activities.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

Our Teacher & Staff Appreciation week starts today! To see the full details and schedule, please click Read More.

There are many ways you can participate to show our teachers and staff they are out of this world!

· Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 8th is School Supply Day. To view the requested supplies, click here: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week.
· We need gift card donations for the teacher appreciation raffle on Wednesday, May 9th. Please drop off any gift cards at the front office by May 8th or contact Lauren Fitzgerald at [email protected]

· Thursday, May 10th please have your child write cards to their teachers and favorite staff members. A copy of the card was sent home in your child’s folder and is available on the website here: Teacher Appreciation Card.
· Finally, the Blast Off Breakfast is on May 11th. Thank you to all of the families that signed up to bring food!
Thanks for supporting our stellar teachers and staff!
supplies

We are happy to announce that we are offering the SchoolKidz, School Supply Kit Program for the 2018-19 school year to make your back to school shopping quick and easy! SchoolKidz offers prepackaged school supply kits filled with the supplies requested per grade level (excluding backpack and nap mat). The kits will arrive to Grady with each student’s name and grade level prior to the first day of school. They will be distributed in the students' classroom during open house.

Schoolkidz Kits must be ordered prior to June 1, 2018. To order your kit, please go to www.shopttkits.com and enter account #36155. You will then be prompted to select the grade level your child will be entering in August 2018. The shipping is already set to Grady Elementary School and there is no additional fee for taxes or shipping to the school.

Please note that the kits only include the supplies listed under components/description, but you can add items for your student including a backpack, lunch box, nap mat, water bottles and food jars. You can also add donation items for your child's class including Kleenex, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, copy paper and sandwich bags to your order. 

To see the full list of supplies included with each kit, please click on: Schoolkidz supplies.

Please contact Norma Maiz with any questions at [email protected].

Click on Grady School Supplies to view the full list of supplies for the 2018-19 school year. Click on ASD School Supplies to view the supplies for our ASD students. 

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Here are some important upcoming dates to note:

5/7 – I love the 80’s Spring Concert - The PTA General Meeting begins at 5:30 pm and the show will begin shortly thereafter. Lenny’s subs will be hosting a Grady Family night from 5-8:00 pm the night of the concert. Please let Lenny’s know you are with Grady and they will donate 15% of sales to Grady.
5/7-11 – Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
5/9 – DATE CHANGED - Coleman Informational Meeting for fifth grade parents. Please see below for more details.
5/16 – Dads breakfast at 7:30 am – This breakfast is for our Grady dads only (students can go to Tiger Trot or can have breakfast in the cafeteria).
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Please note that the Book Fair will remain open until 6:00pm today. Tomorrow, April 17th is the last day of the Book Fair and it will be open from 7:45am until 3:45pm. The Book Fair is also available online until April 18.  Click on this link to learn more:  Grady Book Fair Page. Thank you to all of our volunteers and everyone that has purchased books!

 

Here are some important upcoming dates to note:  

  • 5/7 – Spring ConcertThe PTA General Meeting begins at 5:30 pm and the show will begin shortly thereafter. Lenny’s subs will be hosting a Grady Family night from 5-8pm the night of the concert. Please let Lenny’s know you are with Grady and they will donate 15% of sales to Grady.
  • 5/7-11 – Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week – We will be sending a flyer home with the details this week.
  • 5/9 – Coleman Informational Meeting for fifth grade parents. Please see below for more details.

Coleman Middle School

Attention Fifth Grade Parents, Coleman PTSA is seeking committee members, please review the attached link for information.  Coleman PTSA Committee Positions. Coleman Middle School is having an informational meeting for all fifth grade parents on May 9 at 6:30 pm at Coleman Middle School.

 

Hillsborough County PTA Award Winners

We are very excited to announce that Miss Trupp won Hillsborough County PTA Teacher of the Year and Ellen Lyons won the Hillsborough County PTA Volunteer of the Year at the Hillsborough County PTA Awards on April 12th! Congratulations! Please click here to view pictures from the Awards Ceremony.

 

Yearbook 

Yearbooks are still available on a first come first serve basis and cost $25/Softback Yearbook and $30/Hardback Yearbook. The deadline to order online has already passed. To order a yearbook, please email [email protected] 

 

South Tampa Basketball Camp

Click here to learn more about the South Tampa Basketball Camp run at Grady Elementary by Guidance Counselor Mrs. Nancy Harris. The camp is open to girls and boys grades 1st-9th.

 

Summer Art Camps at Grady

Click here to learn about the 3 different week long themed art camps hosted by Debonique Grigsby, who is the Grady art teacher. Space is limited as each session will be capped at only 20 campers. Camps will be open to K-5th grade students in the South Tampa area.

 

Grady Volunteer Breakfast

Thank you to the Grady Administration and Teachers for providing a wonderful breakfast for our volunteers on April 6th. Thank you so much to all of our amazing volunteers this year! Please click here to see pictures.