Parents’ Page – Edition 5

Parents’ Page – Edition 5

REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION
Report cards are being distributed today, Friday, November 1st. Please sign your child’s envelope and return it to their homeroom teacher by Wednesday, November 6th. Thank you.

NO SCHOOL: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8th – Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parents please note school will be closed on Friday, November 8th for parent/teacher conferences. Conferences are not mandatory but are recommended if your student is having trouble in any of his/her academic areas. Please call the School Office at 410-761-1118 ext. 225 to schedule a conference.

PILGRIM & INDIAN DAY – 12:00 NOON DISMISSAL
Pilgrim & Indian day will be Tuesday, November 26th. Elementary students may dress as either a Pilgrim or an Indian. (No weapons please!) We will be having our Thanksgiving Chapel this same day at 8:30 a.m. and family members are welcome to attend.

THANKSGIVING BREAK – NO AFTERCARE
Thanksgiving break begins Tuesday, November 26th at 12:00 noon. There is no aftercare on Tuesday the 26th. Please be sure to make arrangements to pick up your child at 12:00 noon. School will resume Monday, December 2nd. We hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving.

INCLEMENT WEATHER
If GBS is closed or has a delayed opening, you can be notified the following ways: School Cast messaging; our website www.granitebaptistschool.org; our phone messaging 410-761-1118 option 2 and option 2 again; WBAL-TV Channel 11; WRBS radio FM 95.1 and WBAL radio AM 1090.

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.

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.

NOVEMBER CALENDAR
1 Friday K3 field trip to Kiddie Caruso
Report Card Distribution
5 Tuesday JVG/GV/BV against Calvary Dundalk
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 3rd grade field trip to MD Science Center
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