Parents’ Page – Edition 2

Parents’ Page – Edition 2

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.

 

PSAT – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10th

Students in the 10th and 11th grades will be administered the PSAT test on Wednesday, October 10th.  The PSAT will not only allow us to judge your child’s academic progress up to this point, but will also help to prepare them for the SAT.  Parents should ensure students taking the test get as much rest as possible and eat a nutritious meal the morning of the test.

 

FALL SPIRIT DAY CONCESSIONS – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH

We are planning our seventh annual Fall Spirit Day for all students in 1st – 12th grade.  We have scheduled a boys soccer game at 12:00 against Calvary, a JV girls volleyball game at 12:30 and a girls varsity volleyball game at 2:00.  We will be selling lunch on the field and are looking for some parent volunteers to help run a concession stand during the game.  If you are interested please speak to Mr. Clayton or call the School Office.  Thank you!

 

SCHOOL LUNCH

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, during the childhood years it is extremely important to ensure children are eating properly.  This not only includes the quality of meals but the frequency as well.  The school day can be both mentally and physically taxing and is too long to go without eating a meal unless the child has consciously decided that he or she wishes to commit that time to prayer and fasting.  With that in mind, it is the policy of GBS to never allow a child to go hungry if they forgot to bring their lunch or do not have money to purchase one.  In the event a child does not have a lunch, he or she will be provided a sandwich and a carton of milk for the cost of $1.75.

 

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.

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!

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.

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

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

 

OCTOBER CALENDAR

2                      Tuesday                      JV/GV/BV against Frederick

3                      Wednesday                 Little Braves Soccer Practice

4                      Thursday                     K4 field trip to Papa John’s Farm

5                      Friday                          Progress Reports Distributed

5th and 6th grade field trip to Chesapeake Environmental Center

JV/GV/BV @ Carroll

6                      Saturday                     Little Braves Soccer Games

BV/GV Basketball and Cheer Tryouts

9                      Tuesday                      JV/GV/BV against Rosedale

10                    Wednesday                 PSAT Testing (10th/11th grade)

Little Braves Soccer Practice

12                    Friday                          Fall Spirit Day – BV/JV/GV against Calvary

13                    Saturday                     BV/GV Basketball and Cheer Tryouts

15-20               Mon.-Sat.                    MACSAC Fall Tournaments

22                    Monday                       Varsity Winter Sports Practice Begins

23                    Tuesday                      School Picture Day / Individual & Class Pictures

26                    Friday                          Grandparent’s Day / 12:00 pm Dismissal-No Aftercare

End of 1st Marking Period