Parents’ Page – Edition 15

Parents’ Page – Edition 15

LIFETOUCH SPRING PORTRAITS

The Spring pictures have been distributed.  Please have all picture money into your child’s teacher no later than Monday, April 16th.  If you do not wish to purchase, please return the photos that were distributed.  Thank you.

 

STANDARDIZED TESTING

Beginning Monday, April 23rd students in K5 through 9th grade will be taking the Stanford Achievement Test, 10th edition, and the Otis-Lennon Ability Test, 8th edition.  The Stanford 10 is a norm-referenced standardized test.  This means that your child’s scores provide a comparison of his or her performance to that of thousands of other students who take the same test.  The test includes many of the subjects that your child is taught in school.  Your child will be tested in reading, language, mathematics, science, and social science.  Depending on your child’s grade level, he or she may also be tested in listening, study skills, and/or spelling.

 

To best prepare your child for this important week of testing, please:

  1. Have your child get a good night’s sleep.
  2. Provide a good breakfast. Test-taking uses a lot of energy.
  3. Arrive on time each morning so your child is not rushed.
  4. Remind your child to listen carefully to the directions that are given for the test and follow them exactly.
  5. Encourage your child to do his or her best. Even if some parts of the test seem hard, keep trying and do not give up.

 

Test results and a Guidesheet for Interpreting Test Results will be enclosed with the final report card.

 

SUMMER SCHOOL EXTENSION PROGRAM

Granite offers our school and church family a summer extension program full of fun activities and field trips. This year our summer program will run from Monday, June 18th – Friday, August 10th.  We have sent home a summer program flyer and registration form to all our current families.  If you are in need of summer child care or are interested in some fun activities for your child, please fill out the registration form and turn it in to the School Office by May 15th in order to receive the early bird discount.

 

ENROLLMENT PACKETS

We have begun taking enrollments for new families.  Some classes may fill quickly, so we encourage you to register early.  A registration fee of $275 per child must be paid before your registration can be processed. If we do not have that fee by April 30, 2018, you will have missed the early registration fee deadline.  All current families processed after April 30th will have to pay a fee of $325 per child as stated in your enrollment packet.

 

BOWL-A-THON FOR EDUCATION

This year’s fundraiser will be a Bowl-A-Thon for Education.  This will be a fun event for the students with minimal effort required from parents.  An envelope of information and brochures will be distributed to each family.  Students must complete at least one brochure in order to participate in the Bowl-A-Thon on Monday, May 14th.  Please contact the School Office if you would like to be a parent chaperone. We are excited to see how your love and support will help us to improve our school facilities.

STUDENT DRESS FOR ATHLETIC GAMES

Student Spectators (Including Elementary):  With the exception of special events (like Fall Spirit Day) school standard dress must be worn for all school activities including after school games, Saturday tournaments and evening events.

PARKING LOT SAFETY

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!

 

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.

 

APRIL CALENDAR

13                    Friday                          K3 field trip to Pump it Up / BV against Greenwood / Center Court Basketball Practice

14                    Saturday                     Center Court Basketball Games

17                    Tuesday                      GV against Living Grace / MSB against Carroll

18                    Wednesday                 Honor Society Chapel @ 2:00 pm

19                    Thursday                     BV against Rosedale / GV against Harford

Center Court Basketball Practice

20                    Friday                          MACS Elementary Fine Arts Competition @ Rosedale

11th/12th field trip to Medieval Times

Lunch Room Closed – No Heat-Ups or Lunch Orders / Progress Reports Distributed

MSB/GV against Rosedale / BV @ MD Saints

21                    Saturday                     Center Court Basketball Games

23-27               Mon.-Fri.                     Senior Trip to the Wilds

Standardized Achievement Tests (K5-9th)

MSB @ Covenant Life

26                    Thursday                     BV against Carroll

27                    Friday                          K4 field trip to Clark’s Farm

Lunch Room Closed – No Heat-Ups or Lunch Orders / MSB @ Southern MD / Center Court Basketball Practice

28                    Saturday                     Center Court Basketball Games

30                    Monday                       GV/BV against Calvary