Moms’ Night Out is Tonight at Bonefish Grill from 4:30 PM until 7:30 PM.  We hope to see many Grady Moms tonight.  Thank you to the people who are helping to watch the kids tonight, so that our Grady Moms can have a great night. Please click here for more information:  Moms' Night Out. If coming to the Moms’ Night Out will be a game-time decision for you, no worries.  Reservations are not required.  Please contact VP Krista Harvie with any questions at [email protected] about tonight.

At a PTA board meeting yesterday, Grady Elementary PTA confirmed that we spent $5,781.00 on the extended learning program (free afterschool tutoring program) for 2016-2017.  Also at yesterday’s board meeting, Grady PTA spent $321.75 for Scholastic Science materials for third grade.  We also learned that the School District has denied our request to install giant fans under the Pavilion, citing safety as the reason, so we are going to reconsider our next large-scale project.

Grady Elementary and its young artists won first place in the Florida State Fair Salute to Black History Art Exhibit Contest.  Grady won first place for its exhibit, “The Jackson House.”  The trophy pictured here: trophy, was awarded to Grady by the Hillsborough County School District for the best Black History historical art exhibit at the 2017 Florida State Fair.  Congratulations to Art Specialist Mrs. Grigsby and all the Grady students who helped make this winning exhibit. To see pictures of this award-winning exhibit, please click here:   Jackson House Exhibit.  

As you know, Tuesday, May 2 is School Supply Day in conjunction with Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week.  We want to alert you to some great deals on boxes of copy paper at Staples.  Staples has the following specials going:  One 8-ream box of paper is $12.99 after rebate (the rebate is a Visa prepaid card) (click here: Copy Paper Deal #1); another 8-ream box is $14.99 after rebate (click here: Copy Paper Deal #2); and there is another 8-ream box of paper for $19.99, which does not require you to submit a rebate form (click here: Copy Paper Deal #3).  The deals expire soon, so please look at each link for details.  If you use the online delivery option, please email the teacher you intend to give the paper to and let her or him know to expect it.

Information about Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week and the list of requested school supplies (on the bottom of the page) is here:  TASW.  To see some ideas for super-cute packaging of school supplies click here: Cute Ideas.   If you plan to deliver your school supplies in a delightfully cheerful and always-welcomed Target bag, as I will do, please don’t click on the cute ideas link.