school facts
Enrollment:  458
An “A” School, as determined by Florida Department of Education
Each class has a Smartboard or Mimeo system and a computer area
Two computer labs
Free breakfast for all students daily.  Parents may eat breakfast with their children in the lunchroom
Each student has access to learning software such as MyON and Accelerated Reader

uniforms
Uniform Policy:  http://gradytigers.org/uniform-policy
Free/$1 Uniform Swaps held at Meet Your Teacher Event, Conference Night and other events
To purchase polo shirts with Grady’s logo, you can purchase shirts online at Land’s End (www.landsend.com/shop/school-uniforms/-/N-g54) or in person at Golden Egg (www.goldenegguniforms.com)
To purchase plain uniform shirts and all other uniform items, you can visit JCP, Old Navy, Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Bealls
To purchase spirit shirts, you can call or go in person to  Teamwork Imprinted Sportswear, 2403 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629, Tel: (813) 258-0331

Before and After School
If you are on campus during school hours (8:00 am to 2:15 pm), you must present identification and check in at the school office.  Please fill out a SERVE form, which will be sent home the first day of school, if you would like to volunteer at any time during the school year
Drop off options:  Car line loop (student patrols will open car doors between 7:30 am and 7:50 am).  Park and walk is also available.
Aftercare Providers:  YMCA is on site, all other providers pick up and drive students to their premises.  A full list of providers is here:  http://gradytigers.org/afterschoolcare
School Events Include:  Tiger Tears, Grandparents’ Day Breakfast, Fall Festival, Storybook Parade, Thanksgiving Feast, Winter Concert, Volunteer/Donor Appreciation Breakfast, Tiger Trek, Valentine’s Day Concert (Kindergarten only), Spring Musical
School website with student handbook, school policies, teacher photographs and updated information on school events: www.gradytigers.org  

pta
Current PTA Membership is 272 (Likely to win PTA Gold Award for Grandparent Involvement)
Membership cost is $6 for one member; $10 for two
PTA Communication Box.   Ask a front office staffer to place any papers or payments in the PTA box
See prior newsletters with photos of events and information about Grady Elementary http://gradytigers.org/ptanews