GRANITE BAPTIST SCHOOL FALL REVIVAL & FAMILY NIGHT
Our Fall Revival starts Sunday, September 16th and runs through Wednesday, September 19th. We want to encourage all of our school families to attend and be blessed by the ministry of Dr. Tom Farrell. GBS Family Night is Monday evening the 17th at 7 pm. All students attending GBS Family Night with at least one parent will receive a “No Homework Pass”. Any class with 100% of its students attending Family Night (with at least one parent) will receive a pizza party. All students attending GBS Family Night should be in their Dennis School Uniform or students may wear “Sunday Dress”.
LITTLE BRAVES SOCCER
Registration forms for Little Braves Soccer were sent home this week for students in K5 – 6th grade. If your child is interested in participating in our Little Braves Soccer program, please help us in the planning by having your money and registration form turned in by Wednesday, September 12th and avoid having to pay the late fee.
FINE ARTS MEETING – Friday, September 14th
Attention Moms: For those who are able, please join us for a brief introduction to our 2018-2019 Fine Arts program. We will meet in the church auditorium from 8:30 am to 9:15 am. Our first meeting will be an overview of the specific categories that will be represented by GBS this year. Learn how you can jump start preparation for your child early from home and the way we can work together to help them do their best. If you are unable to attend you may pick up the information from the School Office any time after the meeting.
We wish to remind families that due to Maryland state law, if a student needs to receive any medication at school, we must have a medication form on file signed by your child’s doctor. The medication ordered by the doctor should be sent in the original container with the child’s name on it.
SENIOR INFORMATION NIGHT: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th
For our seniors and their parents, please plan to attend this evening especially planned for you. In addition to college information and preparing and taking the SAT, information will be given highlighting the events and activities of the senior year, what to expect, dates, and expenses. The meeting will be in the Great Room at 7 pm and we will finish no later than 8 pm. We are looking forward to an evening of fellowship with you.
NO SCHOOL: TEACHER IN-SERVICE – SEPTEMBER 27th and 28th
Thursday, September 27th and Friday, September 28th all our teachers will be attending our annual Teacher Convention in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. There will be no school or athletic practices those days.
As a reminder, on sunny days our aftercare program will be outside on the playground. If your elementary child participates in our aftercare program, please send them in with an extra water bottle to drink while outside after school. All book bags, lunch boxes, jackets, etc. should be labeled with your child’s name. Thank you!
SECONDARY AFTERCARE (6th – 12th grade)
Secondary students not picked up by 3:15 will need to report to the gym bleachers for aftercare. Parents will be required to sign out secondary students not picked up by 3:30.
STUDENT DROP-OFF—STOP, DROP & ROLL
Parents, please help us in quickly exiting the children from your car in the morning in order to avoid back-ups on Oakwood Road. Please pull all the way down to the second cross walk at the back of the gym. Please have all coats, backpacks and lunches ready and have children exit from the right side of your vehicle. K3-K5 parents should use the lane directly in front of the Kindergarten modular. Parents should not exit their car while in the drop-off line. Thank you!
Parents, if your child has a food allergy we would like you to know that all of our pre-packaged hot foods in the lunchroom have the following on the label: “Food contains wheat, milk, eggs, and soy.” Our cheeseburgers contain sesame seeds. In addition, prior to ordering Chick-fil-a, Pizza Hut or Subway lunches, please investigate their dietary information if your child has a food allergy.
School standard dress must be worn for all school activities. Students are not allowed to change out of their school uniform for any reason other than P.E. or sports practice. Students who are not leaving school immediately after P.E. or practice must change back into their school uniform for aftercare and/or games. Important: Parents please remember that gym shoes for indoor P.E. and for rainy day recess must have a non-marking sole. We recommend Velcro fastened shoes if your child cannot tie his/her shoes.
LOST AND FOUND
Articles in lost and found may only be claimed from 8:00 – 8:15 am, during lunch or from 3:00 – 3:15 pm. In order to encourage individual responsibility, a fee of $.25 for elementary students and $1.00 for secondary students will be assessed for each claimed item. Demerits will be given to secondary students that habitually lose articles.
Please remember that students who are ill or have a fever are not permitted to attend class and should not be brought to school. A child who wakes up with a fever and is given Tylenol is still a sick child. Please do not send your child to school within a 24 hour period of fever, vomiting or diarrhea. No student with a temperature of 100 degrees or above will be allowed to remain in school. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Parents, we are in need of your assistance in various areas throughout the school year. Please see the attached form and note any area where you would be willing to help.
7 Friday JV/BV/GV against Arlington
10 Monday GV/BV @ Heritage in Woodbridge, VA
11 Tuesday GV/BV against Calvary Dundalk
14 Friday Fine Arts meeting for Parents 8:30-9:15 am JV/GV/BV @ Rosedale
15 Saturday GBC Men’s Steak-Out (4:00 pm)
16-19 Sun.-Wed. GBC Fall Revival: All Welcome
17 Monday GBS Family Night (7:00 pm)
19 Wednesday Little Braves Practice
20 Thursday JV @ Forcey
21 Friday BV against Living Grace
22 Saturday Little Braves Games
24 Monday JV/BV/GV @ Harford
25 Tuesday Senior Information Night (7:00 pm)
26 Wednesday Little Braves Soccer Practice
27-28 Thurs. & Fri. NO SCHOOL: Teacher’s Convention
29 Saturday Little Braves Games