PTA Updates

Tiger Talk Update 10.30.19

October 30, 2019

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our Fall Festival, especially our amazing volunteers who helped the event run smoothly and Mr. Tsourakis for allowing our students to slime him! Despite the rain early on, it was an incredibly fun night for our students! Also, thank you to our vendors and sponsors that set up tables and entertainment for our students - Drama Kids, Soccer Shots, Martial Arts Advantage, Rockatar, Perez Orthodontics, and Traditional Tae Kwan Do Black Belt Center. Thank you to Publix for donating the drinks and snacks. We greatly appreciate all the parents, teachers, office staff, former Grady students, and everyone else who stepped up to make the night a success.  
Our Annual Storybook Parade takes place tomorrow, October 31st at 8:15 am. Teachers, staff and students are invited to dress in a costume depicting a favorite storybook character and are encouraged to carry the book that depicts their costume. Students may change into their uniform after the parade if they’d like to! *Please note that according to school board policy, toy guns, toy swords or weapons of any kind cannot be brought to school. Also, please be aware that very scary costumes are not permitted. For more details, please click on Storybook Parade.
The parade will begin at 8:15 a.m. The spectator viewing area is standing room only outside the school’s front office, along the car line area. Students will parade out the front office gate and walk along the sidewalk traveling East towards the Media Center.  
Starbucks has generously donated coffee for the storybook parade spectators and the 5th grade will have a donation-based bake sale, so bring a little cash if you would like a little morning treat for yourself! The PTA table will have membership forms available and will also be selling adult shirts (sizes S, L, XL) for $20 each and drawstring bags for $10 each. There will be a discount on PTA items purchased for anyone that signs a grandparent up for PTA membership. 
The Tiger Trek Ice Cream, Kona Ice, Video Game parties, and lunch with Mr. Campbell and Mrs. Gonzalez are also scheduled on October 31st for students who earned them through fundraising! The Ice Cream Party will take place from 9:30 - 10:00 am. The Kona Ice and Video Game Parties are scheduled between 10:00 - 12:00 pm. The Kona Ice and Video Game Parties are each 1 hour long and we have also scheduled for a 30 minute lunch with Mr. Campbell or Mrs. Gonzalez. Please note that the class parties will be held on November 22nd. We will circulate more details about the class parties in November. 
PTA Membership
Every new member that signs up by tomorrow, October 31st, will be entered in a raffle to win a free hard cover 2019-2020 Grady Yearbook, valued at $25. We will raffle 1 yearbook for every 10 new members. People adding grandparents as members will get 2 tickets for the yearbook raffle and will get 2 for 1 pricing on PTA shirts and drawstring bags.   
Who can join? ANYONE. You can add your neighbor, parents, grandparents, anyone in the community. 
How much does it cost? $6 for one person, $10 for two.
Where can we become members? Online at: or sign up at the Storybook Parade on October 31st
High membership participation provides PTA with strength in numbers when advocating for our students and also allows us to participate in PTA programs such as Reflections Art. Our PTA also receives awards for membership and programs PTA offers.
Our goal is to add at least 23 more members by tomorrow. 
Below are some upcoming important dates: 
  • 10/31 - Storybook Parade at 8:15 am (Parents are invited to watch the parade)
  • 11/06 - Walk to School Wednesday from 7:00 - 7:40 am
  • 11/11 - Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL 
  • 11/12 - PTA Meeting from 8:00 - 9:00 am - Open to anyone interested in learning more about PTA and upcoming events
  • 04/18/20 - Grady's Auction Night
Box Tops
Keep collecting Box Tops! For every 5 Box Tops submitted, students will obtain 1 entry into the monthly drawing. Turn in your Box Tops in November and December for a chance to win a giant stocking full of toys! For more information, please click Grady Box Tops. 
You can submit Box Tops 3 ways: 
  1. Through the Box Top$ for Education app. Send a screenshot of your current uploaded box top amounts in your app to [email protected] to be eligible for prizes. 
  2. Clip Box Tops and turn in on the form sent home or in a Ziploc Bag. Make sure to include your child's name and teacher on the form/ziploc bag. Please insure that you are sending unexpired Box Tops and not the "Skip the Clip" logos. Items with the "Skip the Clip" logo should be submitted through the Box Top$ for Education App. 
  3. Send unscanned receipts to your teacher with your child's name written on the back. 
PTA Meetings
The next PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 12th from 8:00 - 9:00 am in the Teachers' Lounge. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about the PTA and upcoming events. If you cannot attend and would like to review the prior meeting minutes, please visit PTA Board Meetings. We have also listed some of the programs that 2019-2020 PTA Fundraisers will help fund. 
Tiger Business and Family Partners
Thank you to all of our Tiger partners! Our Tiger partners greatly assist us in enhancing educational opportunities and experiences for Grady students in four main areas: make a difference in our classrooms by funding programs; deliver PTA events to our students, teachers, and families; support Grady school events by providing volunteers and/or covering expenses; and enhance Grady Elementary through health and safety projects. To learn more about Tiger Family and Business Partnerships, please click hereTiger Partnership Program. 
Our 2019-20 Tiger Business Partners are

Our 2019-20 Family Sponsors are

  • Leader of the Pack level partner: Drs. Siviero & Heather Agazzi
  • Tiger Bronze partners: Melanie Edwards Fowler; The Gibbs Family; The House Family; and The Zysk Family
  • Red (Bengal) level partners: Angi Comas; The Christopher Family; The Du Family; The Fitzgerald Family; The Gomez Family; The Jacobs Family - Jennifer, Jeremy, Welles & Briggs; The Ledford Family; The Lueckeman Family; The Roush Family; and The Schentrup Family
  • Yellow (Cougar) level partners: John Paul and Rosemarie Getting; The Neward Family; Khue and NamSon Nguyen Family; and Ken Vu
  • Green (Cub) level partner: The Knittle Family

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.