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St. John the Baptist
Catholic School
12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 301-622-3076

Principal's Note 3/1/17


The Arts & Academics Fair will take place on Wednesday night from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in the gym. Student reports and presentations will be judged on Tuesday night and on Wednesday before the fair begins.

Students and parents are welcome to attend the festival of academics. Friends and family members may come, too. Students should bring home their big poster boards at the end of Wednesday night.

Students in each class will have an opportunity to view projects and hear presentations by other students on Wednesday.

Seventh grade students will make their oral science report presentations to real scientists from the Food and Drug Administration. Sixth grade students will make their oral presentations elements of arts, or architecture, to a panel of judges.

The work of students in all of the grades will be on display throughout the academic festival.

Creative Writing Contest judging will take place all day tomorrow in the Lyon Center. This year's theme, Taking Chances, drew writing entries from 72 students. The awards ceremony is scheduled for April 22 at 2 pm. Three years ago, we had only 55 entries.

A Note About Fundraising

SJB has made an effort this year to limit the number of fundraising events in the hope that there will be greater participation for the big fundraising event of the year -- The Spring Auction and Gala.

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That big night is approaching. Parents, please come out on the night of April 8. The money you spend will benefit the children of SJB. With the money that we raise this year, we will purchase a new anthology series for the middle-school language arts classes, new computers for the computer lab, and we will set aside money for new playground equipment and for tuition assistance. Some money will go toward general educational purposes.

Last year's auction and gala raised money for the new Wonders reading series, which has been used by students in grades 1-5, and it paid for science kits for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades.

For information on tickets and to make donations, go to this website

Here's the direct flyer: SJB 2017 spring gala flyer.pdf

Summer camp news has arrived. If you'd like the printout flyer, try this one. 

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Parent Series returns on March 14 at 7:00 pm in the Library with a local Orthopedic surgeon who will talk with parents about sports injuries in children.  All are welcome.

Congratulations to 8th grade student Christina Rivera.  Christina won a $1,000 ACIS Travel Scholarship for an essay she wrote about harmony. Christina is a member of the Peabody Children's Chorus and a violin student in the Young People's String Program. She plans to play with her program this summer in Hawaii. Here is the Facebook announcement: 


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