Parent’s Page – Edition 4

Tina Romberger   -  

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29th  

Again this year we are planning a Fall Harvest Festival for our Grandparents.  Parents, we need your help in order to make this day a success!  If you would be willing to volunteer, please contact the School Office.  Please make sure you R.S.V.P. if your child’s grandparents will be attending so we can prepare.  The cost is $3.00 per child and grandparents are free. School will dismiss at 12:00 noon on this date and Aftercare will not be available.

 

FALL SPORTS TOURNAMENT

GBS is pleased to host this year’s Association of Baptist Church Schools (ABCS) fall sports tournament.  We will be having eight teams from our region competing in Boys Varsity Soccer and Girls Varsity Volleyball on Thursday, November 4th and Friday, November 5th.  If you would like to volunteer to work in the concession stand during this tournament, please call the School Office.  Let’s Go Braves!

 

VISITOR POLICY

Parents, if for any reason you need to come to school during the day, please remember to check in at the School Office in the gymnasium.  No parent or family member should attempt to approach a classroom before first checking in with the School Office.  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!

 

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 have all coats, backpacks and lunches ready and have children exit from the right side of your vehicle.  All Kindergartens and 2nd grade parents should use the lane directly in front of the Kindergarten modular. Children in 1st grade, 3rd grade and up may be dropped off in front of the church building.  Parents should not exit their car while in the drop-off line.  Thank you!

ELEMENTARY AFTERCARE

As a reminder, on sunny days our aftercare program will be outside on the playground.  If your elementary child participates in our aftercare program, please send them in with an extra water bottle to drink while outside after school. All book bags, lunch boxes, jackets, etc. should be labeled with your child’s name.  Thank you!

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 48 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.

 

OCTOBER CALENDAR

22                    Friday                          K5 & 2nd grade field trip to Summers Farm

GV @ Lighthouse

29                    Friday                          Grandparents’ Day – 12:00 pm Dismissal – No Aftercare

                                                            End of 1st Marking Period

 

NOVEMBER CALENDAR

4-5                   Thurs. & Fri.                ABCS Fall Sports Tournament @ GBS

5                      Friday                          Report Cards Distributed

12                    Friday                          NO SCHOOL: Parent/Teacher Conferences (9:00 am – 6:00 pm)

23                    Tuesday                      Pilgrim/Indian Day & Thanksgiving Chapel (8:30 am)

24-26               Wed.-Fri.                     NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Break