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

Principal's Note 3/15/17

Thank you, parents and students, for another wonderful Arts & Academics!

We are proud of all of our students. We know that their effort and preparation -- during many school days and at home on many nights -- made them more comfortable and confident for their reports and presentations. The students certainly were eager to show their parents their work last Wednesday during the well-attended, one-hour A&A festival. It meant a lot to the children that their parents came to support them and all that they have been doing in school.

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Sixth Grade Students Present Their Oral Reports on Artists or Art Forms

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Three SJB Students Recognized as Finalists in Letters About Literature Contest

Congratulations to Stephanie Malits, Theresa Nguyen, and Christine Slaughter for being selected as finalists in the 2017 Letters About Literature Contest. This contest links reading and writing. Each student writes a letter to an author (living or dead) about a literary work and expresses how that work affected the student.  Stephanie wrote to M. Piercy about "So Many Dear Ones." Theresa wrote to   Rajaram Ramachandran about "Blunt Truth or Sweet Lies." Christine wrote to Nikita Gill about "I. Tiny Stories."  These students will be recognized at an awards ceremony in April and their letters will continue on in the next level of judging.  Good job girls - SJB is proud of you! 

Spring Play Costumes for 5th & 6th Graders

Please see the spring play costume guide for 5th and 6th grade students. Who Costumes.pdf

Green Accessories OK for Friday

Students may wear green accessories -- sweatshirts, t-shirts, socks or hair ribbons -- with their regular uniforms on Friday for St. Patrick Day.

Register for Little Feet Soccer and Instructional Tee-Ball  

Registration is now open for Little Feet Soccer (Pre-K thru 2nd Grade) and Instructional Tee-Ball (Pre-K thru 1st Grade).  Learn more and register at

Reminder about the Bowie Baysox Reading Program 

There are only a few weeks left until Monday, April 3, when the Bowie Baysox posters will be collected. Please encourage your children to keep reading and mark all books read on the poster hanging in the classroom. If four books are read, your child will receive a ticket to the 6:35 pm Bowie Baysox game on Saturday, May 13. Please note the change in game time. If you have any questions, contact Maria Hippchen at 301-439-2613 or



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