Parents’ Page – Edition 6

Parents’ Page – Edition 6

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.

SECONDARY AFTERCARE – HOME BASKETBALL GAMES
Students may stay after school for home games with the following guidelines: 1) Only students in grades 7-12 may stay after school for a game without being accompanied by a parent. 2) All students staying after school need to report to the gym bleachers by 3:15 and be subject to the Aftercare policy. 3) No student is to leave the gym (going to Royal Farms, etc.) unless they have written permission from their parents and permission from the Aftercare monitor. Granite Baptist School will not be responsible for the safety of students who leave our campus with or without our knowledge. 4) Students who stay after school for a game will be required to pay the established gate fee. 5) Students attending a game must be in school approved attire. 6) Students staying for a game must have a ride to pick them up as soon as the game concludes.

STUDENT ATHLETE GUIDELINES
As a reminder to our athletes, students must be in school by no later than 10:15 am the day of a game (unless at a doctor’s appointment) in order to participate.

SCHOOL-WIDE CHRISTMAS CONCERT – Friday, December 6th
On Friday, December 6th we will have our annual Christmas Concert entitled “Follow the Star”. All students in K3-6th grade as well as the high school band, choir and drama students will be performing. All students should be dressed in “performance attire”. The concert will start at 7:00 pm. See you there!

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.

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
15 Friday 3rd grade field trip to MD Science Center
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

DECEMBER CALENDAR
2 Monday GV/BV against Odenton Christian
3 Tuesday MSG/MSB against Arlington
5 Thursday GV/BV @ Rockbridge
6-7 Fri.-Sat. GV/BV @ Harford Tip-Off Tournament
6 Friday Progress Reports Distributed
School-Wide Christmas Concert (7:00 pm)
9 Monday MSG/MSB/JVG/JVB against Calvary Glen Burnie
10 Tuesday Picture Make-up Day
MSG/GV/BV @ Frederick
12 Thursday MSB/JVG/JVB against Harford
GV/BV @ Arlington
13 Friday JVG/JVB/GV/BV against Fairfax Baptist
16 Monday JVB/BV @ Martinsburg
17 Tuesday GV/BV against Harford
19 Thursday JVG/JVB/GV/BV @ Carroll
20 Friday Christmas Chapel at 8:30 am
Christmas Break: 12:00 pm Dismissal—No Aftercare
23-Jan.3 Mon.-Fri. NO SCHOOL: Christmas Break

The Faculty and Staff of Granite Baptist School would like to wish all our families a Happy Thanksgiving!