THANK YOU FROM PASTOR ROSSI
“I would like to express my deepest appreciation to our Granite families for the generous offering you gave at the school-wide Christmas program. All the funds received will be given to the teachers in the form of an extra Christmas bonus. Thank you for your kindness and sacrificial generosity. For those who may still wish to contribute, donations can be given to the School Office. May God richly bless you this Christmas season!”
Just a reminder, the last day of school is Friday, December 21st. Come in and join us for Christmas Chapel starting at 8:30 am. School will re-open Monday, January 7th. The School Office will be closed from 12:30 pm on December 21st until 8:00 am on January 7th. There will be NO AFTERCARE on Friday, December 21st.
Today, December 14th is the last date for items to be dropped off for the Baltimore Rescue Mission. We would like to thank everyone for your generosity in giving to those in need at this time of year.
PARKING LOT SAFETY
Parents, please remember the speed limit on our parking lot is 5 mph at all times. When dropping off please pull all the way down to the second stop sign at the back of the gym. Please do not drive around to the School Office through either one of the rear exits. Children are not expecting cars to be driven on the parking lot during the school day. All parents should park out front and walk in to the School Office. This is for the safety of all our children. Thank you!
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 3:30 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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – BASKETBALL CONCESSIONS
We are in need of parents to help with our concession stand for all home basketball games. If you are available to help out in this area please contact the School Office. Thank you for supporting our GBS athletes!
PARENTS’ PAGE AVAILABLE ON LINE
If you (or your child) ever misplace the bi-weekly Parents’ Page, you can view it online at www.granitebaptistschool.org and click the Parents’ Page link.
Parents, if for any reason you need to visit your child’s classroom during the school day, please remember to check in at the School Office in the gymnasium. 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!
Notification of school closing or delayed opening will be made 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; and WBAL radio AM 1090.
STUDENT DRESS FOR ATHLETIC GAMES
Student Spectators (Including Elementary): With the exception of special events (like Spirit Day) school standard dress must be worn for all school activities including Saturday tournaments and evening events.
According to our policy in the Student Handbook 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.
18 Tuesday MSB against Harford
JVB/GV/BV @ Harford
20 Thursday GV/BV against Mt. Airy
21 Friday Christmas Chapel @ 8:30 / Christmas Break Dismissal @ 12:00 pm
24-Jan. 4 Mon.-Fri. NO SCHOOL: Christmas Break
4 Friday GV/BV against Rockbridge
7 Monday School Resumes
10 Thursday MSB against Forcey
GV/BV against Greater Grace
11 Friday End of 2nd Marking Period and Semester
MSB/JVG/BV @ Arlington
15-18 Tues.-Fri. 1st Semester Exams (Secondary ½ day schedule)
18 Friday JVB/GV/BV @ Carroll
MSB against Carroll
21 Monday NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King Day
22 Tuesday GV/BV @ Rosedale
25 Friday Elementary Hat Day / Report Cards Distributed
GV/BV against Harford
MSB @ Harford
28 Monday MSB/GV/BV @ Fredrick
31 Thursday JVG/JVB against Calvary Dundalk
The Faculty and Staff of Granite Baptist School
would like to wish you a Merry Christmas
and a blessed New Year.