Parents’ Page – Edition 4

Parents’ Page – Edition 4


Please note our school picture day is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23rd.  Students in K3-11th grade must be dressed in their school uniform and will be photographed as individuals and as a class for our yearbook.  Order forms have been sent home with each student and payment is due to the photographer at the camera.  Seniors only are allowed to wear Sunday Dress.  Senior girls: Modest blouse with sleeves and knee-length skirt or dress.  Senior boys: Dress pants and shirt with tie.



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.  Reminder: School will dismiss at 12:00 noon on Grandparents’ Day and there will not be Aftercare.



We wish to remind families that due to Maryland state law, if a student needs to receive any medication at school, (including over-the-counter) we must have a medication form on file signed by your child’s doctor.  The medication ordered by the doctor should be sent in with the child’s name on it.



Over the next few weeks Anne Arundel County will be working to replace the foot bridge connecting our parking lot to the soccer field and playground areas.  During that time the normal exit lane onto Oakwood Road will be closed.  Please exit the parking lot through the center exit lane as noted on the attached map.  Thank you.



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 stop sign 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!



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.


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.



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.



19                    Friday                          2nd grade field trip to Homestead Gardens

3rd grade field trip to Aquarium

Drama class field trip

20                    Saturday                     MACSAC Fall Championship

JV Volleyball field trip

22                    Monday                       Varsity Winter Sports Practice Begins

23                    Tuesday                      School Picture Day / Individual & Class Pictures

25                    Thursday                     Creative Writing Field Trip to Peabody Library

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

End of 1st Marking Period

29                    Monday                       K5 field trip to Summers Farm

30                    Tuesday                      11th grade field trip to Washington Zoo



1                      Thursday                     K3 field trip to Kiddie Crusoe

2                      Friday                          Report Cards Distributed

Fine Arts Meeting for Parents in the Auditorium @ 8:30 am

6                      Tuesday                      BV Maroon/White Game at 2:00 pm

7-10                 Wed.-Sat.                    BV @ Carolina Classic Tournament

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

12                    Monday                       GV/BV against Kings Christian

16                    Friday                          GV/BV @ Greater Grace

19                    Monday                       GV/BV against Mt. Airy

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

12:00 pm Dismissal – No Aftercare

21-23               Wed.-Fri.                     NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Break

26                    Monday                       GV/BV against Tri-State

28-Dec.1         Wed.-Sat.                    PCC Tournament:  GV/BV/Cheerleaders