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. 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.
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 building 4 new schools to relieve overcrowding. Please see the projects scheduled for Grady at Education Referendum Projects.
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.
The Education Referendum will be the final item on the ballot. You must be registered to vote to by Tuesday, October 9th. You can register right now, online, at http://votehillsborough.org/.
Thank you to Superintendent Jeff Eakins and the district staff for sharing the details with us during last week's Town Hall meeting at Grady!
Dress in costume to skate and support the Grady Elementary PTA. Hope to see you all there!
United Skates of America, 5121 N Armenia Ave., Tampa, Fl 33603
Grady's "Enchanted Forest" Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the Kathryn Hance Media Center from October 22-26. We'll receive a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level, and all purchases benefit our school! If we reach the Book Fair sales goal of $12,000, Media Specialist Nick Tsourakis will be SLIMED during the Fall Festival!!
We need your help! Please Click Here to Volunteer for the Book Fair.
Fall Festival is Friday, October 26th from 5pm- 8pm. It’s a very fun family night with a book fair booth, bounce houses, lots of games, 5th grade bake sale, magic show and more!!! Pre-sale wristbands will go on sale shortly and will cost $15 for the 1st wristband and $10 for each additional wristband.
To make the fall festival successful, we depend on parent volunteers to help run the games and booths.Volunteers are needed from 4pm - 9pm. Please click on volunteer to sign up or contact the homeroom parent for your child's classroom.
Got used markers? ColorCycle them at Grady
What is Crayola ColorCycle? Crayola’s latest sustainability initiative designed to repurpose markers, highlighters and dry erase markers. All marker brands are accepted.
How do I help? Collect markers and drop them off in the front office or your student can give them to our art teacher, Debonique Grigsby.
For more information, click on ColorCycle.