Parents’ Page – Edition 4

Parents’ Page – Edition 4

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY
Please note our school picture day is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22nd. 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.

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th
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. the name(s) of your child’s grandparents who will be attending so we can prepare. The cost is $3.00 per child and grandparents are free. Even if your child’s grandparents are not able to attend, your child can still join in the fun. Reminder: School will dismiss at 12:00 noon on Grandparents’ Day and there will not be Aftercare.

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
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.

BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER
The Boys’ Varsity Basketball team is selling coupon cards to raise money to go to the West Coast Baptist College basketball tournament. The cards are $20 each and offer discounts for many vendors including: Dunkin Donuts, Wendy’s, Hardees, Burger King, Little Caesars, Sports Clips, and several more. Please consider sponsoring a member of our boys’ basketball team by purchasing one of these cards. Please call the School Office if you are interested. Thank you for your support of our Granite athletes.

LUNCHROOM CLOSED
Please note, the Granite Great Room will be closed on Thursday, October 31st for a High School Leadership Conference. Please send in a disposable ready-to-eat lunch with drink for your child. We will be unable to warm food or prepare lunch orders on this date. Thank you!

TUITION PAYMENTS
When writing checks for your children please do not combine your checks for tuition, lunchroom, field trips, etc. Please write separate checks or pay with cash. Credit card payments can be made online through our website www.granitebaptistschool.org. Thank you!

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 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.

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.

OCTOBER CALENDAR
19 Saturday MACSAC Fall Tournaments
21 Monday Varsity Basketball Practice Begins
22 Tuesday School Picture Day / Individual & Class Pictures
25 Friday Grandparent’s Day / 12:00 pm Dismissal-No Aftercare
End of 1st Marking Period
29 Tuesday K5 & 2nd grade field trip
Winter Sports Team Picture Day
31 Thursday 11th/12th grade Student Leadership Conference @ GBS
Lunch Room not available

NOVEMBER CALENDAR
1 Friday K3 field trip
Report Card Distribution
8 Friday NO SCHOOL: Parent/Teacher Conference
JVG/GV/BV against Calvary Dundalk
14 Thursday 11th/12th grade field trip
GV/BV @ Rosedale
15 Friday GV/BV against Emerge Christian
19 Tuesday GV against Greater Grace
21 Thursday 7th/8th grade and Drama field trip
GV/BV against Rockbridge
22 Friday GV/BV against Emmanuel Baptist
26 Tuesday Pilgrim/Indian Day & Thanksgiving Chapel (8:30 am)
12:00 pm Dismissal—No Aftercare
27-29 Wed.-Fri. NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Break