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

Principal's Note 9/27/16

Should SJB Start Pre-K?

SJB is looking at starting a pre-Kindergarten program and would like to hear the views of parents with young children. If you have a child younger than 5 years old, please complete this brief survey. There are six questions. It will take only a minute. And it's a necessary step for SJB to start a pre-K program. Thanks!

Here's the link to the survey:

Please Help Us With Student Supervision 

Brothers and Sisters on Band Days 

Little brothers and sisters of band members will be sent to After Care on band days until their parents can pick them up. Siblings of students in band may not wait without supervision until the end of band practice. Mrs. Tifford, our band director, gives full focus to students in the band and is not expected to watch little brothers and sisters, too. We have adult supervision in After Care, where the kids can get some of their homework done, play with friends, and where billing is by the minute.  

Early Morning Drop Off  

Please do not drop off your children before 7:45 am unless they are going to Before Care. Students cannot be left unattended and unsupervised in the morning. Student safety is our first priority, and student supervision is our first responsibility.

New Bench in the Hall

Parents, we hope you find comfort in our new hallway bench? Over the summer, we decided that parents need a nice bench as they wait to make a request of the school office staff. 

Sign Up & SJB Earns Dollar$ From Giant

There's no commitment, and it doesn't cost you anything. Here's the flyer. SJB Giant cards 2016.pdf

October Service Project

We are continuing Pope Francis' walk here at SJB as we collect food for our neighbors in need at St. Camillus Food Pantry. Each student is asked to bring in a food item from the attached list by Thursday, October 6. Students will bring their offering to the altar during our annual Service Liturgy October 7. (We still need parents to drive to the pantry at 1:15 that afternoon. This is a half day, and the pantry doesn't open until 1:30). 

St Camillus Food Collection 2016.doc

Apply Now For Tuition Assistance for Next Year

Applications for tuition assistance through the Archdiocese of Washington opened yesterday. The deadline date for families with students in Catholic schools is Friday, December 2, 2016. The deadline date for new families to apply is Monday, February 20, 2017. Families may apply online by logging onto the Archdiocese of Washington Tuition Assistance page. On Sept. 26, you will see financial aid tabs in English and Spanish like those here: 

Click here to apply at

Haga click aquí para solicitar a

 Choose the appropriate tab and follow the instructions to complete your application. Families must complete the ADW application on TADS to be eligible for tuition assistance through the parish or to be eligible as an SJB student in the state's new BOOST program (stay tuned for news about BOOST applications).

SJB in the Washington Post

If you missed our posts on Facebook and Twitter, check out the picture and article on Mrs. Jenkins' 7th grade class in the Washington Post



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