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Volunteers needed Friday, October 26th from 4pm - 9pm. 

We need your help to make this year's Fall Festival an incredible experience for our children. The Festival will be held from 5pm - 8pm.

Please click the link below to volunteer:

http://gradytigers.org/fall-festival-2018-volunteer-sign-up

This is a reminder that the PTA Reflections "Heroes Around Me" contest is due Wednesday, October 17th to Ms. Grigsby. There will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention awards given out as well as an ice cream party on November 8th!  

Here are some important details in reference to turning in the art:

- Copies of the entry form are available in Ms. Grigsby's art room. Make sure the entry form is filled out correctly and completely. Please check over it to make sure the student has an artist statement and that all required signatures are there.

- Make sure the student adheres to the paper size requirements (measures at least 11" by 14" with a maximum size of 24" by 30" with mounting). 

- The artwork and entry form must be turned in on time.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or click on the link: Reflections Art Program

Please join us on Thursday, October 18th for a Halloween themed school skate party at United Skates of America. Dress in costume to skate and support the Grady Elementary PTA.

Pre-sale tickets are $6 per person and include regular skate rental. Skating begins at 5:30pm for pre-sale tickets and 6:00pm for sales at the door and skate night will conclude at 8:00pm. 

To Purchase Tickets: Click here

Hope to see you all there!

Grady PTA thanks State Farm Agent Jim Cornwell for being a Siberian Level Tiger Partner!  Mr. Cornwell donated $2,000.00 to benefit our teachers and students!

Please check out his website at State Farm - Jim Cornwell.

State Farm Agent Jim Cornwell is located at 4305 Bay To Bay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33629-6606 and his phone number is (813) 835-8892.

If you call him for your insurance needs, please let them him how much you appreciate him sponsoring our school.

Child Reading
We have some great events coming up in October including our Family Skate Night on Oct 18th, "Enchanted Forest" book fair from Oct 22-26th, our very fun Fall Festival on Oct 26th and the annual Storybook Parade on Oct 31st. You can now purchase your wristbands online by clicking: Family Skate Night and Fall Festival.

Friday, October 12th is the deadline to sign up as a family sponsor to have your name included on the annual Tiger Trek shirt!

Below are some upcoming important dates:
10/17 - Deadline to submit artwork for the Reflections Art Program
10/18 - Family Night at United Skates of America - Tickets available for purchase online
10/22-26 - Grady Elementary's Book Fair - Volunteers needed!
10/26 - Grady Fall Festival from 5-8pm - Volunteers needed!
10/31 - Storybook Parade at 8:15am
11/04 - End 68 Hours of Hunger's annual Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally
11/30 - Grady's Tiger Trek Walk-a-thon - PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGED
3/9/19 - Grady Auction Night at Christ the King - tickets will be available for purchase very shortly!

Click Read More to view the full Tiger Talk Update

Grady's Annual Storybook Parade will be on Wednesday, October 31st at 8:15am. Teachers, staff and students are invited to dress in a costume depicting a favorite storybook character. Students are encouraged to carry the book that depicts the character they are wearing.

Parents are invited to view the parade in the front of the school. There will be a donation only sale, which will benefit the fifth grade end of year activities.

Grady Elementary School PTA FALL FESTIVAL

Friday, October 26th, 2018

5:00pm - 8:00pm

 

Book Fair Booth, Bounce Houses, Games, 5th Grade Bake Sale, Slime, Sponsors, Magic Show (6:00 & 7:00pm) and more!!!! 

In addition, if we reach the Book Fair sales goal of $12,000, Media Specialist Nick Tsourakis will be SLIMED!  

Wristbands maybe purchased in advance and save $$$$$$. 

All wristbands include:
Unlimited Booths
Unlimited Games
Magic Show
1 Slice of Pizza
1 Drink
1 Bag of Chips
1 Popcorn
1 Popsicle

Deadline for advance purchase is Tuesday, October 23rd

To make an advance purchase: click here

For More information on the Fall Festival: click here 

If you wish to pay by cash or check, a wristband order form was sent home with each student. If you didn't receive one, please contact the office.

To volunteer for the Fall Festival, click here, or contact the homeroom parent for your child's classroom, or your child’s teache

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On the ballot this year, our district is facing an extremely important vote. Right now, because of inadequate state funding, our students face a future in aging, crowded schools. The half-penny sales tax would invest $131 million in our county’s students and schools each year for ten years. You can find some of the frequently asked questions about the half-penny sales tax on our district’s website: Half-penny sales tax FAQs or you can attend one of our scheduled Town Hall Meetings with Superintendent Jeff Eakins.

Below are some upcoming important dates:
10/5 - Last day to turn in spare change for our Pennies for Patients fundraiser benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
10/17 - Deadline to submit artwork for the Reflections Art Program
10/18 - Family Night at United Skates of America - Click on Purchase tickets to order your wristband today!
10/22-26 - Grady Elementary's Book Fair - Click Here to Volunteer
10/26 - Grady Fall Festival from 5-8pm - Volunteers needed!
11/4 - End 68 Hours of Hunger's annual Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally
11/30 - Grady's Tiger Trek Walk-a-thon - PLEASE NOTE DATE WAS CHANGED TO 11/30
3/9/19 - Grady Auction Night at Christ the King

Grady Elementary School Book Fair

Oct. 22 - Oct. 26

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings kids the books they want to read. We'll receive a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level, and all purchases benefit our school! Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. Please come to our book fair and help shape your child's reading habits. 

We need your help! Please sign-up to volunteer for the Book Fair: Click Here to Volunteer

Interactive Book Fair Flyer: Click Here

See you at the book fair!

Do you know about the Education Referendum and how it will impact our school?

On the ballot this year, our district is facing an extremely important vote. The half-penny sales tax would invest $131 million in our county’s students and schools each year for ten years. The funding would be spent on specific projects to improve our public schools—the list across our district includes replacing air conditioners, fixing leaky roofs, new classroom technology, upgrading safety and security systems, and 4 new schools to relieve overcrowding. Please see the projects scheduled for Grady, as well as other schools in our area, right now at Education Referendum Projects.

You can find some of the frequently asked questions about the half-penny sales tax on our district’s website: https://sdhc.k12.fl.us/doc/2296/investing-in-students/resources/faq-142/.

If you’d like to get your questions about the education referendum answered in person, you’re invited to attend one of our scheduled Town Hall Meetings with Superintendent Jeff Eakins and our district staff. For the full schedule, please click on Town Hall Meetings.

The Education Referendum will be the final item on the ballot. You must be registered to vote to have a say in this election by Tuesday, October 9th. You can register right now, online, at http://votehillsborough.org/.

Please share this important information with your neighbors. Education has a direct impact on everyone in our community. When we invest in our students and our schools, our entire community succeeds.