Parents’ Page Edition 1

Parents’ Page Edition 1

GRANITE BAPTIST SCHOOL FALL REVIVAL & FAMILY NIGHT

Our Fall Revival starts Sunday, September 17th and runs through Wednesday, September 20th.  We want to encourage all of our school families to attend and be blessed by the ministry of The Clark Family and Pastor Kenny Baldwin.  GBS Family Night is Monday evening the 18th 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 last 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 13th and avoid having to pay the late fee.

 

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

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:  MONDAY, 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 28th and 29th 

Thursday, September 28th and Friday, September 29th all our teachers will be attending our annual Teacher Convention in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.   There will be no school or athletic practices those days.

 

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!

 

ELEMENTARY AFTERCARE

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.

 

FOOD ALLERGIES

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.

 

STUDENT DRESS

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.

 

TUITION PAYMENTS

This is a reminder that if you are writing a check to pay your child’s tuition please make sure you have your child’s name and grade on the memo line.  Also, we ask that you not write post-dated checks.  Thank you!

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.

SICK POLICY

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.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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.

 

SEPTEMBER CALENDAR

8                      Friday                          GV/BV @ Calvary

MSG against Forcey

11                    Monday                       MS/GV/BV @ Arlington

14                    Thursday                     GV/BV against Calvary Dundalk

MS @ Harford

15                    Friday                          BV against Living Grace

17-20               Sun.-Wed.                   GBC Fall Revival:  All Welcome

18                    Monday                       GBS Family Night @ 7:00 pm

20                    Wednesday                 Little Braves Soccer Practice

22                    Friday                          MS/GV/BV @ Carroll

23                    Saturday                     Little Braves Soccer Games

25                    Monday                       Senior Information Night @ 7:00 pm

26                    Tuesday                      MS/GV/BV against Mt. Airy

27                    Wednesday                 Little Braves Soccer Practice

28-29               Thurs.-Fri.                   NO SCHOOL:  TEACHER’S CONVENTION–LANCASTER, PA

30                    Saturday                     Little Braves Soccer Games

BV @ Redeemer