Parents’ Page – Edition 9

Parents’ Page – Edition 9


School will be closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.



The information packet for Semester Exams was distributed to all secondary students on Friday,

January 5th.  Secondary students will be taking Semester Exams on Tuesday, January 16th – Friday,

January 19th.  Please encourage your child to spend time studying in preparation for these exams. The exam schedule is as follows:

Tuesday-         5th and 3rd period exams

Wednesday-    6th and 4th period exams

Thursday-        1st and 7th period exams

Friday-             2nd and 8th period exams


Secondary students will be dismissed at 11:45 am on exam days.  Students not picked up by 12:00 noon will be assigned to a study hall for the remainder of the day.


See the attached flyer for details on Elementary Hat Day, Friday, January 26th.  Winners will be announced in the Parents’ Page.



An informational flyer for our Code Warriors Club was sent home this week to all students in the 5th through 8th grades.  A new semester of Code Warriors for beginners will be starting on Friday, January 26th.  Space is limited.  Priority will be given to those students who are already on our waiting list.  For those who finished the first semester, an advanced class is being offered on Wednesdays beginning January 24th.  Please feel free to call the School Office if you have any questions about our Code Warriors Club.



Flyers for Little Braves Cheerleading were sent home today. If your daughter is in K5-6th grade and is interested in cheerleading at GBS, please send in the form and fee by Friday, January 26th.



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!



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.



12                    Friday                          5th grade field trip to Baltimore Museum of Industry / End of 2nd Marking Period and Semester

GV/JVB/BV against Frederick Force

15                    Monday                       NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King Day

16-19               Tues.-Fri.                    1st Semester Exams (Secondary ½ Day Schedule)

19                    Friday                          GV/BV against Calvary (Dundalk)

22                    Monday                       GV/BV against Lanham

23                    Tuesday                      BV @ Living Grace

MSG/MSB against Rockbridge

26                    Friday                         Report Cards Distributed

Elementary Hat Day

GV/BV against Harford

MSG/MSB @ Harford

29                    Monday                      MSG/MSB/GV/BV against Frederick

30                    Tuesday                     JVB/GV/BV against Arlington

MSG/MSB @ Arlington