Jump Rope for Heart is tomorrow, February 23rd! We urgently need volunteers, especially for the Kindergarten/McAlister group at 9 am and 5th Grade/Eveland group at 10 am. Please sign up for a 50 minute shift to help monitor stations (including hurdles, a bounce house and more), serve water and turn jump ropes for our kids during this very fun field day. To view the full schedule and sign up to volunteer, please click on Jump Rope For Heart volunteers.  

Friday is also the last day to bring in your box tops this year. Please submit your box top flyer or clear ziploc-style bag, with a maximum of 50 unexpired Box Tops per bag. Grady will receive 10 cents for every Box Top collected and submitted.  We need volunteers to sort and organize the Box Tops on Tuesday, February 27th from 8:00-8:30am. To volunteer, email Kat Cowley, Box Top Coordinator, at [email protected].  

Our Auction Night/Hoedown is coming up in just over a week!!! Buy your tickets today here. We have some amazing auction and raffle items available. Raffle tickets are being sold during drop off on February 26-March 2nd. Tickets are $1 each, $5 for 7 and $10 for 15. You can purchase the raffle tickets in cash or via credit card. You do not have to be present to win the raffle.


Here are some important upcoming dates to note:

  • 2/23 – Jump Rope for Heart & Last day to submit Box Tops
  • 2/27 – Volunteers are needed from 8:00-8:30 am to sort and organize Box Tops. Please meet in the Teacher’s Lounge. To volunteer, email Kat Cowley at [email protected].  

It will be a very fun night with a DJ, delicious food and drinks, and lots of great items to bid on including a birthday party at The Prep, a beach house rental at Indian Shores, 10 pack of CycleBar classes, and private QB lessons from an NFL quarterback!

All of the funds that we raise during Auction Night will help us continue to update our school’s technology and purchase more computers. Please come out to the Auction, have a great time and help us improve Grady’s technology. If you can’t attend, but would still like to donate, please go to our Auction Donation Page.

  • 3/12-16 – Spring Break (No School) 



Yearbooks are on sale! Make sure that you purchase your yearbook by March to insure that your child will have a yearbook for yearbook signing day. To buy a yearbook for your child, go to http://www.strawbridge.net/order-online/ and use online code: 112045.

We need your pictures to include in our Yearbook! Parents, please send pictures of the following events to [email protected]: Holiday celebrations, K-3 field trips, Student of the Month, academic achievements and pictures from special classroom activities.

There is a limited amount of 5th grade ads still available on a first come, first serve basis. To buy a yearbook ad for your 5th grader, go to: https://gradytigers.org/fifth-grade-yearbook-ads. Once you have purchased the ad, please send the pictures and text you would like included in the ad to [email protected].


After School Enrichment Clubs

March 9th is the last day of our Winter Session of After School Enrichment Clubs. The next session of clubs will begin on April 9th.  

ELP is scheduled to run on Wednesdays and Thursdays through April 5th.