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! Click on the Tiger Family Sponsor Form to sign up today! Families are more than welcome to become Tiger Partners anytime during the year, but due to printing deadlines, any families joining after Friday will not be named on the 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 - 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 - Click here to volunteer for a 30 minute shift
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!

Family Skate Night on October 18th

Don't miss our Halloween themed Family Skate Night at United Skates of America on Thursday, October 18th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm (admission begins at 5:30 pm with pre-sale tickets). Pre-sale tickets are available until Tuesday, October 16th! Tickets are only $6 per person and include regular skate rental. Non-skating adults are free. Click on Skate Night Tickets to purchase. 

Book Fair

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

Fall Festival is on 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!!! Click on Purchase Fall Festival Wristbands to buy online your pre-sale wristbands by Tuesday, October 23rd. Pre-sale wristbands cost $15 for the first and $10 for additional wristbands. Each wristband includes: unlimited booths and games, magic show, 1 slice of pizza, 1 drink, 1 bag of chips, 1 popcorn and 1 popsicle. 

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. 

Box Tops
Box tops can be turned in until October 26th. If every child brought in 6 box tops by Oct 26th for the semi-annual deadline, we would be on track for reaching our yearly goal! Ask relatives, like grandparents, to start saving box tops too!!! Every little box top earns money for our school to buy much needed items. So far, we have collected $437.80 worth of box tops. 
Storybook Parade
Teachers, staff and students are invited to dress in a costume depicting a favorite storybook character on October 31st. 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 food and drink sale, which will benefit the fifth grade end of year activities.

Tiger Trek
Please note that Tiger Trek has been moved to November 30th. This PTA fundraiser replaced the traditional fall fundraiser – there is no food to buy, magazines to order or catalogs to look through. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Grady to benefit your children and our school.  It's a great way for your child to have fun while they exercise!

Your students will be receiving their donation envelopes on October 16th. Tuesday, October 30th is the last day to turn in money to guarantee a Tiger Trek t-shirt, which can be worn as a spirit shirt during the week. You can turn in money collected through the envelope provided or online donations are accepted here.

Reflections Art Contest
The Reflections Art Program encourages and celebrates students artists.  This year, students will be reflecting on the theme “Heroes Around Me” to develop a piece of art.  The program will be overseen by Grady Art Teacher, Ms. Debonique Grigsby, but the art work will be completed at home by students and submitted in art class. Deadline for submission of art is October 17, 2018. There will be a professionally-judged art contest at the end of the program, complete with award ribbons for the top three art pieces in each grade, honorable mention ribbons, and an awards party that will double as an ice-cream social. For additional information, please visitReflections Art Program or email [email protected].

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.

Grady PTA Membership
Thank you to all of the families that have already signed up to join the Grady PTA! You can still sign up/renew your PTA membership online by clicking PTA Membership. Membership is only $6 for 1 person or $10 for 2 people. High membership allows us to participate in PTA programs such as Reflections Art. Signing up for the PTA does not commit you to any volunteering (although we always love having our families volunteer at the school!)