Parents’ Page Edition 7

Parents’ Page Edition 7

SCHOOL-WIDE CHRISTMAS CONCERT – Friday, December 7th

We will be having our annual Christmas Concert on Friday, December 7th.  All students in K3-6th grade as well as the band, orchestra and choir students in 7th-12th will be performing.  All students should be dressed in “performance attire” as outlined below.  The concert will start at 7:00 pm. See you there!

CONCERT DRESS

Just a reminder to parents as programs and concerts approach the standard dress code for students.

Secondary concert dress:

Ladies: Hair and makeup neatly fixed and tastefully done. Simple and tasteful jewelry (if any). Properly fitted black maxi dress. Skin tone nylons. Full foot, black dress shoes (heel must be no higher than 2 inches). Scarf will be provided (and returned at the end of the performance).

Men: Hair neatly fixed. Clean, pressed BLACK pants. Pressed (ironed), long sleeve, white oxford or dress shirt. Dark colored socks. Black dress shoes (no exceptions). Bow tie will be provided (and returned at the end of the performance).

Elementary concert dress:

Girls (1st-4th): White, long sleeve Peterpan blouse with Plaid jumper (preferred) or Navy blue jumper. White tights. Black or dark brown dress shoes. Choir robe.

Girls (5th-6th): White, long sleeve oxford shirt or Peterpan blouse. Black skirt (preferred) or Navy blue skirt. White tights (5th), skin tone nylons (6th). Black or dark brown dress shoes. Choir robe.

Boys (1st-6th): Black pants (preferred) or Navy blue pants. Long sleeve, white oxford shirt. Dark tie, belt, Dark socks. Black or dark brown dress shoes. Choir robe.

The night of the concert, all elementary students should report to their classroom by 6:30 pm. Secondary Band and Orchestra students should be in the auditorium at 6:00 pm for warm-up and tuning.  Secondary choir students should be in the Great Room at 6:30 for warm-up.  All students should be dressed in “performance attire” as stated above.

SECONDARY AFTERCARE – HOME BASKETBALL GAMES

Students may stay after school for home games with the following guidelines: 1) Only students in grades 7-12 may stay after school for a game without being accompanied by a parent.  2) All students staying after school need to report to the gym bleachers by 3:30 and be subject to the Aftercare policy.  3) No student is to leave the gym (going to royal farms, etc.) unless they have written permission from their parents and permission from the Aftercare monitor.  Granite Baptist School will not be responsible for the safety of students who leave our campus with or without our knowledge.  4) Students who stay after school for a game will be required to pay the established gate fee.  5) Students attending a game must be in school approved attire.  6) Students staying for a game must have a ride to pick them up as soon as the game concludes.

 LIFETOUCH PORTRAIT MAKE-UP

Make-up day is scheduled, Tuesday, December 4th, for students who were absent or need a retake. Pictures must be taken in school uniform.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – BASKETBALL CONCESSIONS

We are in need of parents to help with our concession stand for all home basketball games.  If you are available to help out in this area please contact the School Office.  Thank you for supporting our GBS athletes!

 CHRISTMAS DONATIONS

We have an annual Christmas tradition at Granite Baptist School of providing needed items to the Baltimore Rescue Mission.  This year we have attached their wish list and hope to collect as many of the requested items as possible.  If you are interested in contributing, please send in the items to the School Office by Friday, December 14th.  Thank you for your generosity!

 PARENTS’ PAGE AVAILABLE ON LINE

If you (or your child) ever misplace the bi-weekly Parents’ Page, you can view it online at www.granitebaptistschool.org and click the Parents’ Page link.

 VISITOR POLICY

Parents, if for any reason you need to visit your child’s classroom during the school day, please remember to check in at the School Office in the gymnasium.  You must sign your name on our register and receive a visitor pass before proceeding to your child’s classroom.  This is part of our school security policy and ensures that we have a record of everyone on our campus at all times.  Thank you for your cooperation!

 INCLEMENT WEATHER

Notification of school closing or delayed opening will be made the following ways:  School Cast messaging; our website www.granitebaptistschool.org; our phone messaging 410-761-1118 option 2 and option 2 again; WBAL-TV Channel 11; and WBAL radio AM 1090.

 STUDENT DRESS FOR ATHLETIC GAMES

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

SICK POLICY

According to our policy in the Student Handbook 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.

 DECEMBER CALENDAR

3                      Monday                       MSB/JVB @ Calvary (Glen Burnie)

4                      Tuesday                      MSB/JVG/JVB @ Rosedale

Picture Make-Up Day

5                      Wednesday                 Progress Reports Distributed

8th Grade English, Drama, Sr. High Choir and Select Ensemble Fieldtrip

6                      Thursday                     BV against Cross Christian

7                      Friday                          Elementary & Secondary Christmas Program @7:00 pm

10                    Monday                       GV/BV against Heritage

11                    Tuesday                      JVG against Harford

MSB @ Forcey

13                    Thursday                     JVG @ Calvary (Glen Burnie)

14                    Friday                          GV/BV against Perry Hall

18                    Tuesday                      MSB against Harford

GV/BV @ Harford

20                    Thursday                     GV/BV against Mt. Airy

21                    Friday                          Christmas Chapel @ 8:30 / Christmas Break Dismissal @ 12:00 pm

                                                            NO AFTERCARE

24-Jan. 4         Thurs.-Wed.              NO SCHOOL:  Christmas Break