Please join us on Thursday, September 18, 2014, for our annual open house from 6:00-7:15 PM at Gray School. It's a great opportunity for you to meet your children's teachers, the staff, and our principal!
UNIFORM REMINDER: Jeans or leggings are NOT to be worn as part of the Gray School Uniform. This is an update from the School Uniform Policy that was sent home. Thank you for your cooperation.
THE FIRST DAY AT GRAY SCHOOL!
Students are arriving at Gray School on September 2, 2014! It was a bright and sunny morning. We expect that this will be another successful and productive year! Our goal is to have students and teachers attend school every day to make the best possible difference.
A Technology Magnet School
August 24, 2014
Dear Gray School Students, Parents and Community,
Welcome back to the 2014-2015 school year!!! I hope your summer was safe and relaxing and that you enjoyed spending time as a family. The teachers and staff at Gray School are looking forward to welcoming back our students as we, the Gray School family, begin an exciting year of teaching and learning.
It is important for students to begin their new school year prepared to come to school. Students need to bring their supplies and be in uniform on the first day of school. If you need to order new uniforms please see Mrs. Minogue in the Primary building’s main office. Student fees can be given to your child’s classroom teacher or given to Mrs. Martinez in the primary building ($25). A list of school supplies may be obtained in the main offices of either the primary or upper grade buildings. Supply lists can be found at: http://goo.gl/ExwEF5.
Classes begin at 8:00 am and school is dismissed at 3:00 pm. Teachers for grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade will be out on the playground or at the dismissal doors waiting for parents to pick up their children. All students in grades 3-8th will be dismissed onto the playground. It is the parents’ responsibility to be on time for dismissal. The staff will not be in the building during after school hours as there is no after school programing in the beginning of the school year.
Having your child in school EVERY DAY is the greatest gift you can give to your child. Students can only learn if they are in attendance. Everyday of learning is a step forward toward success. Any day that a student misses school is a lost opportunity. Give your child the “greatest gift”. Have your child in school and on time every day. Doctor and dentist appointments need to be scheduled for afterschool hours, weekends or days off. Students should never miss instructional time for these appointments.
Please mark your calendar for September 18th, Gray School’s OPEN HOUSE. We will begin Open House at 6:00pm. There will be a short welcome in the primary building auditorium and then parents will have the opportunity to visit each of their children’s’ homeroom and teacher. Classroom presentations will be approximately 15 minutes in length. Teachers will begin and repeat their presentations at 6:15, 6:30, 6:45 and 7:00pm. You will have 4 opportunities to visit your child’s classroom. Your attendance at school events keeps you informed and models a clear message to your child of the importance of a good education and of your expectations for their success. I will remain in the auditorium throughout the evening. I would love to greet each and every parent. See you there!
Principal, Gray School
It is the mission of William P. Gray Elementary School to:
* Provide all children with a safe and productive learning environment.
* Provide appropriate curriculum materials for all learners.
* Prepare children to meet the challenges of the future.
* Promote self-growth and discipline.
* Form partnerships with parent and community organizations to improve learning.