Thank you to all of the families that joined us at Skate Night on January 31st! It was a very fun night and it was great to see so many of our Grady families there!
 
Below are some upcoming important dates:
2/08 - Fair Day - NO SCHOOL
2/13 - Pre-K and Kindergarten Valentine's Day Concert
2/15 - Jump Rope for Heart and Field Day
2/18 - President's Day - NO SCHOOL
3/04 - Strawberry Festival - NO SCHOOL
3/09 - Grady 80's themed Auction Night at Christ the King 
3/12 - 1st & 2nd Grade School Concert
3/13 - 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade School Concert 
3/18-3/25 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
 

Jump Rope for Heart

Jump Rope for Heart is a fun field day that has our students jumping rope, running and jumping over hurdles and bouncing in a bounce house. In addition to fun, students learn about heart health and the importance of a good diet. Jump Rope for Heart also has a fundraising component that raises money for the American Heart Association and helps raise funds for athletic equipment at Grady Elementary. 

We will need volunteers on Friday, February 15th to help monitor stations, hand out water, turn jump ropes and more. We will be sending the full schedule and volunteer sign up later this week.

Your child can collect donations and turn them in via the envelope provided or you can sign up online by clicking on Grady Elementary's AHA Page. You can also download the Kids Heart Challenge mobile app. 

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Murrell at [email protected]us

Florida State Fair

Grady students will have artwork on display during the Florida State Fair for the Black History Art Exhibit. Our theme was "Celebrating African American Pioneers in the Arts and S.T.E.M." Grady focused on Benjamin Banneker this year. The art will be on display inside the Florida Center during the time that the fair is running. Please come out to enjoy the art show and other festivities. 

Congratulations to Mekaela Grullon! Her firework-inspired art was selected to go on display at the Florida State Fair. It will be inside the Florida Center during the fair. Way to go Mekaela! 
 

Grady Auction

Join us for our totally rad 80's themed auction on Saturday, March 9th. This adult only event will be held at Christ the King from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. 

Early Bird Tickets are now available for $35 per person through Sunday, March 3rd. The ticket includes admission, dinner and 2 drink tickets. To purchase your tickets, click on Grady Auction Tickets

We have some amazing auction items, including: 

  • One week stay at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek in Orlando from June 7 - June 14, 2019 (click on Wyndham Bonnet Creek for more details)
  • Football clinic with NFL Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick
  • VIP school parking - skip the car line and park in the back of Grady
  • Hang your college flag in front of Grady for a year. Grab your friends and be sure to win this highly coveted item! Which college will be waving its flag this coming year?

We are still looking for donation items for the auction. If you have an item to donate, please contact Jaime Patterson, [email protected]gradytigers.org

Yearbook

Purchase your yearbook today! Prices are currently $20 for a softcover yearbook and $25 for a hardcover yearbook, however, pricing will increase April 1st. Please visit www.strawbridge.net to purchase online and enter online code 112045.   

We need pictures for our yearbook. If you have pictures from field trips, the 3rd-5th grade winter concert, Barnes & Noble Family Night of Reading, Family Skate Nights, Tropicana Speeches or the Great American Teach in that you would like to submit, please email them to [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!)