Parents’ Page – Edition 12

Parents’ Page – Edition 12


Please note school will close at 11:30 am on Thursday, March 1st and there will be no aftercare.  School will be closed Friday, March 2nd for Teacher-In-Service.


March 1st – March 3rd Granite Baptist School will be hosting the Mid-Eastern Regional Christian School basketball tournament. Families are invited to come out and support the Braves basketball teams as they participate in the tournament.  Secondary students are permitted to stay throughout the day, but need to be in GBS dress code standards (including Saturday).  The cost to attend is $4 for adults and $2 for students each day.


You are invited to the Granite Baptist Church Missions Conference Sunday evening through Wednesday evening March 4th – 7th at 7:00 pm.  There will be missionaries from Mexico, Cameroon, the United States and the Ivory Coast.  In addition to the evening meetings, missionaries will be presenting daily chapels to all students as well as visiting with the students in the elementary classrooms.



The Campbell’s Soup Labels for Education program is now closed.  Please do not send any more Campbell’s Soup labels into the school as they are no longer accepting them for this program.  Thank you.



Congratulations to this year’s winners of the GBS Spelling Bee.  Winners will compete at the Maryland State Fine Arts Academic Competition on Friday, March 23rd held at GBS.



Enrollment Packets for 2018-2019 have been mailed to all current Granite Families. Please read over and note the changes made for next year.  In addition, we are now accepting online registrations via our school website.  Registration for current families will be due by Friday, March 2ndSome classes may fill quickly, so we encourage you to register early.  We will open enrollment for new families beginning Monday, March 5th.


Parents, please remember the speed limit on our parking lot is 5 mph at all times.  When dropping off please pull all the way down to the second crosswalk at the back of the gym.  Please do not drive around to the School Office or to a classroom through either one of the rear exits.  Children are not expecting cars to be driven on the parking lot during the school day.  All parents should park out front and walk in to the School Office.  This is for the safety of all our children.  Thank you!



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.



School standard dress must be worn for all school activities including after school games, Saturday tournaments and evening events.  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.



20-24               Tues.-Sat.                   MACSAC Varsity Basketball Tournament



1                      Thursday                     HALF DAY OF SCHOOL: 11:30 am Dismissal-No Aftercare

2                      Friday                          NO SCHOOL: Teacher In-Service

1-3                   Thurs.-Sat.                  MERCS Basketball Tournament

4-7                   Sun.-Wed.                   GBC Missions Conference:  All Welcome

5                      Monday                       Soccer and Baseball Practice Begins

9                      Friday                          Secondary Fine Arts Competition @ Harford

12                    Monday                       MACSAC All-Star Basketball Game @ GBS

13                    Tuesday                      Spring Picture Day

15                    Thursday                     GBS Open House (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

16                    Friday                          End of 3rd Marking Period

19                    Monday                       GV against Frederick

20                    Tuesday                      GV/BV against Calvary

22                    Thursday                     11th/12th grade field trip to Medieval Times

23                    Friday                          MACS Elementary & Secondary Spelling Bee @ GBS

Report Cards Distributed

GV/BV against Carroll / MSB @ Carroll

26- Apr. 2        Mon.-Mon.                  NO SCHOOL: Easter Vacation