We can’t believe that the school year has already wrapped up. Thanks to all of our amazing teachers, staff, students and families that helped make this a wonderful year at Grady Elementary! 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!
It was an emotional clap out yesterday as we not only clapped for our 5th graders, but also our incredible principal, Kris Dosal. We wish you all the best in your retirement! You will be very missed! Click on Fox 13 video to watch a news story that Fox 13 aired about Principal Dosal’s career and retirement.
We are very excited that Mr. Campbell will serve as our new principal next year! We look forward to watching our school and students continue to excel under your guidance.
Thank you to Grady’s 2018-19 Business and Family Tiger Partners. 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; Fancy Nails; South Tampa Kids Dental Krewe; Perez Orthodontics; Florida Hospital UC – Centra Care; Pediatric Dentistry by Dr. Jerry Copeland II; The Suarez Law Firm; South Tampa Pediatric Dentistry; Tampa Music School; and Rockatar Music Academy & Studios.
Grady Tiger Family Partners: Drs. Siviero & Heather Agazzi; The Zysk Family; The House Family; Alfie, Ansel and Abbey Roush; The Christopher Family; The Enriquez Family; The Fitzgerald Family; The Gomez Family; The Jacobs Family – Welles, Briggs, Jennifer and Jeremy; The Ledford Family; The Holthaus Family; Greg Arbutine and Alan Johnson; Chi Doan; The Harrop Family; The Jaruzel Family; and The Quintero Family.
Our amazing sponsors donated over $33,000.00 to Grady PTA this year! Combined with the revenue received from PTA fundraisers, particularly Tiger Trek and Auction Night, here are some of the things the Grady PTA was able to accomplish:
Purchased a digital marquee to be installed in late 2019 (allowing for timely communication and reminders about events at the school)
Completed purchasing laptop carts so that each grade level has a dedicated cart
Updated technology in 7 classrooms with the approval of 3 laptops, 2 iPads and 2 projectors (to be installed on the ceiling to avoid having cables on the floor and allowing for more flexible classroom seating)
Funded the after school tutoring program
Helped our teachers by providing reimbursement for some back to school supplies, treated them to various treats during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, and fulfilled over $7,000 in teacher mini grants that included books, educational resources, stem kits, classroom tools, accommodations for VE students and more
Began purchasing materials for the Science Olympics that will take place in Fall 2019
Sponsored events for our students, teachers and families including the winter and spring concerts, Tiger Tears Breakfast, Grandparents Breakfast, Storybook Parade, Pirate Reading Night, Kindergarten Roundup, Reflections Art Contest, 4th Grade Poetry and Pastries and much more
Enhanced our Grady campus by completing phase 1 of our Teacher Appreciation Lounge renovation that included repainting the lounge and purchasing new tables and chairs
Also, a sincere thank you to all of our PTA Board Members and all of the volunteers that participated during the 2018-19 school year! We are extremely appreciative of your time and support.
Welcome to Laura Lauer, our new VP of Communications for the 2019-20 school year! It has been my pleasure to send you emails and update the website over the past 2 years. I will continue to serve on the Grady PTA board as the VP of Health and Safety and can be reached at [email protected] (Jannine Neward).
Have a safe and happy summer! We look forward to seeing everyone at Open House!