ATHLETIC AWARDS BANQUET
Tickets for the awards banquet are now on sale at the School Office. This year’s banquet will be on Friday, May 19th at 6:00 pm in the GBS Gym. All that attend must purchase a ticket, including the team members and their parents. The cost of a ticket is $12.00 per person. Children age ten and under are $8.00. The banquet will be catered by our own Chef Chris Cherry. Thank you for your support of our GBS athletes.
ELEMENTARY ACADEMIC MUSIC ARTS
Congratulations to the elementary students for their excellent performance at the Maryland Association of Christian Schools state music competition.
Thank you to everyone who helped in our school-wide Bowl-a-thon for Education fundraiser. Even though the Bowl-a-thon has already taken place, we will continue to accept donations toward school improvements. In order to qualify for prizes, donations must be received by Tuesday, May 30th.
KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION / K3 – 2nd GRADE PROGRAM
Everyone is invited to attend our Kindergarten graduation on Thursday, May 25th at 7:00 pm. Students in K3-2nd grade will also participate in this program. Please note the last day of school for K3, K4 and K5 students is Thursday, May 25th.
ELEMENTARY FIELD DAY: TUESDAY, MAY 30th
Our annual elementary field day will be held on Tuesday, May 30th from 9:00 – 3:00 on our GBS soccer field.
We need volunteers to help with running the games, timing, preparing the awards and distributing the food. This year we are pleased to offer a Subway box lunch for our students and parent volunteers for the price of $7.00 each. Each box contains a 6” Subway sub with chips, drink and a cookie. Please fill out the attached sheet to indicate what you want your child to eat for lunch. If you would be available and would like to help, please complete the attached form and return it to the School Office no later than Friday, May 26th.
FINAL EXAMS – TUESDAY, MAY 30th – FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND
The final exam schedule has been distributed to all secondary students. Please make sure you turn in the Parental Permission form for any exam exemptions. Please note the scheduled graduation rehearsals on Thursday and Friday. All Band and Orchestra members are required to rehearse from 12:15 to 1:30 on Thursday. All Band, Orchestra and Choir members are required to rehearse from 11:30 – 12:45 on Friday. All Band, Orchestra and Choir members are required to perform at the graduation ceremony.
END-OF-YEAR AWARD CEREMONY – FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND
All parents are invited to attend the award ceremony on the last day of school, Friday, June 2nd. The elementary award ceremony is at 8:30 am and the secondary award ceremony is at 9:45 am. Dismissal on Friday, June 2nd will be at 11:00 am. There is no aftercare on the last day of school.
SENIOR GRADUATION – FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND
Everyone is invited to attend our Senior Graduation Ceremony Friday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm. We are still in need of a few more parent volunteers to help with the Senior Graduation Reception. If you would like to volunteer to help, please call the School Office.
NO SCHOOL: MEMORIAL DAY
Please note school will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.
All library books should be returned to the school library by Friday, May 26th. There is a $4.00 charge for any lost library book. Your child’s report card may be withheld until all library books are either returned or paid for. Thank you.
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 19th – Friday, August 11th. 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.
REGISTRATION FEE REMINDER
Just a reminder to current GBS families who have not enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year, some of the elementary classes are almost full. A registration fee of $325 per child ($225 for K3/K4) must be paid before your registration can be processed.
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!
13 Saturday MACSAC Spring Tournaments at Harford
15 Monday Geography class field trip
Intro to Spanish field trip
16 Tuesday Spanish I field trip
18 Thursday Honor Society field trip
19 Friday Athletic Awards Banquet (6:00 pm)
23 Tuesday Drama Team field trip
25 Thursday K5 Graduation & K3-2nd grade program (7:00)
Last Day of School for K3, K4 & K5
26 Friday Junior & Senior Banquet at Pier 5 (6:30 – 10:00 pm)
29 Monday NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day
30-June 2 Tues.-Fri. School Resumes: Final Exams Begin
(Secondary ½ Day Schedule)
30 Tuesday Elementary Field Day
2 Friday Last Day of School: Dismissal at 11:00 am—No Aftercare
Awards Assembly: Elementary-8:30 am/Secondary-9:45 am
Senior Graduation at 7:00 pm
All band and choir members must be present!
5-6 Mon.-Tues. Teacher In-Service Days
19 Monday Summer Extension Program Begins
Elementary Field Day will be held on Tuesday, May 30th.
ELEMENTARY FIELD DAY PARENT VOLUNTEERS
**I would like to help in the following areas on Tuesday, May 30th for Elementary Field day:
_______________ with games and game time: (ex. Field supervisor, event leader)
_______________ preparing the awards: (ex. Award ribbon writer, tally counter)
_______________ distributing/serving food: (ex. Luncheon supervisor, server)
_______________ any area where I am needed
Please return this portion to the school office. Thank you.
Note: Elementary Field Day starts at 9:00 am and runs until 3:00 pm. Lunch is available for students and volunteers for a small cost.
**Please return this form to your child’s teacher or to the school office no later than May 25th.**
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FIELD DAY LUNCH ORDER FORM
Due by Thursday, May 25th
**Please mark your choice. Send in along with a check or cash if you choose to buy lunch.**
_______ My child will be bringing a disposable bag lunch. (The cafeteria will not be available for warm ups or any purchases on this day.)
_______ Yes, I would like to order a Subway box lunch for my child for $7.00 each. All subs come with American cheese. Please circle your selections:
Meal Option 1: 6” Turkey and cheese sub, chips, cookie and a drink for $7.00.
Meal Option 2: 6” Ham and cheese sub, chips, cookie and a drink for $7.00.
Meal Option 3: 6” Italian BMT sub, chips, cookie and a drink for $7.00.
Drink Options (circle one): Coke Sprite Iced Tea Water Juice Box
All meals come with white bread, plain chips, a chocolate chip cookie and a drink.
We are sorry but there are no substitutions.
______ I am a parent chaperone and I would like to order a Subway box lunch for myself. (Parents, please write your order on the back using the same format. Thank you.)
Amount Enclosed $ ________________
*Every child in 1st – 6th grade must turn this form in to their teacher by Thursday, May 25th. Subway will not accept late orders. Thank you!*