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

Gold Folder/ School Activities

Field Day is Friday, May 27

SJB students are divided into four teams and compete in all kinds of games and activities. The 8th grade students run the activities. The final event is the relay race starting at 11:15 am. It's a tradition for parents to come to the hill and and watch the children race around the field. Students will get Kona ice on their break.

Students should remember their team colors and active wear.

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Noon Dismissal on Friday

Friday is a half day.

Field Day ends at 11:45 am, and 12 noon dismissal is shortly afterward. Parents who plan to stay for lunch on the picnic tables with their children should park on the side of the parking lot, not in the carpool lines.

Congratulations to Winners of Erin Tervo Scholarship

Seventh-grade students Jesse Wright and Isabel Nebesky have received the school's Erin Tervo Memorial Scholarship Award.

The award was presented by one of Mrs. Tervo's daughters in an online ceremony Wednesday night.

Each year, a staff-family committee awards the scholarship to a 7th grade student who embodies qualities remembered in Mrs. Tervo: selflessness, kindness, enthusiasm for math, music and drama.

Attending the ceremony were the students and their parents, SJB faculty members, former principal Marianne Moore, and Mrs. Tervo's  husband, children, parents, sister, nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Tervo, who taught middle-school math and directed SJB shows and liturgies, died unexpectedly a week into the 2015 school year. She had grown up in the SJB parish and was in her 18th year as a teacher in the school. Each year, her husband Jon Tervo and daughters Shannon, Megan, and Caitlin announce the award winner. On Wednesday night, Megan spoke about her mom as she announced to Jesse and Isabel that they, for the first time, were co-winners of the scholarship.

Congratulations to Jesse and the Wright family.

Congratulations to Isabel and the Nebesky family.

Students Attend May Crowning 

Students in all grades participated in the procession and May Crowning in the church.

An 8th grade student and 2nd grade student traditionally crown the statue of Mary.

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 See video clips of the procession here.

Thank You, Auction & Gala Organizers

Thank you to Jessie Fitzgerald (Conor 8th, Ronan 5th, Maeve 2nd) and Jeanine Regan (Madelyn 5th), organizers of the SJB auction, and Hilary Lappin (Colin 7th, Ava 5th), chair of the SJB gala. They planned and carried out the auction and gala, a successful fundraiser for the school. Thank you to the parents volunteered to help with set-up, cleanup, reception, check-in, logistics, ticket sales, and checkout. Thank you to everyone who donated auction items and everyone who bid on auction items. 

SJB 8th Grade Performs Wizard of Oz for Students in School

See the video of the 8th grade performance of The Wizard of Oz. 

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SJB Matriculation 2022

SJB Graduates Headed to the Following High Schools:

6 - St. John’s College High School 

5 - Our Lady of Good Counsel  

5 - St. Vincent Pallotti 

4 - Springbrook 

2 - DeMatha 

1 - Georgetown Prep  

1 - Georgetown Visitation 

1 - Blake – 1 

1 - Blair – 1 

1 - Reservoir – 1  

1 - Wheaton-Edison  

2022 Acceptances at Catholic High Schools 

11 Accepted -- St. John’s College High School  

10 Accepted -- Our Lady of Good Counsel  

9 Accepted – St. Vincent Pallotti 

7 Accepted – Academy of the Holy Cross 

5 Accepted - DeMatha 

2 Accepted – Gonzaga 

1 Accepted – Georgetown Visitation 

1 Accepted – Georgetown Prep 

1 Accepted -- Stone Ridge

Class of 2022 SJB students were offered $213,000 in scholarships to Catholic high schools.

Art Crates for Children's Hospital

Fifth Grade parents and students were invited to take part in a service project facilitated by Mrs. Leishear, thanks to funds from a Title IV federal grant. Each participant painted beautiful, cheerful designs on wooden crates that were then filled with new art supplies and activities. These crates were donated last week to Dr. Bear's Closet at Children's National Hospital. They will be distributed to patients during their hospital visit to provide comfort, offer distractions, and normalize the hospital setting as they recover. This was a fun project to do together while serving our local community!

READ & HIT A HOME RUN READING PROGRAM TICKETS

Students rewarded with tickets for completing the Baysox Read & Hit, a home run reading program from Prince George's and Montgomery counties, may use those reading rewards tickets at any Baysox home game between Tuesday, May 24, and Thursday, June 30.

To use the Reading Rewards tickets at one of the games between May 24 and June 30, bring the original tickets received by the student to the Baysox Ticket Office to exchange them for the game date you wish to come to. Exchanges can be done in advance of the game date you wish to attend, or they can be done when you arrive at the ballpark on the game day you wish to attend.

If you have any additional questions regarding ticket exchanges, please contact the Bowie Baysox Ticket Office at 301.464.4865 during regular business hours (10 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday) or e-mail us at info@baysox.com.  Here's the Baysox Schedule.
 

Coming Up

Friday, May 20          Family Flix

Thursday, May 26     Spirit Wear Day & Yearbook Distribution

Friday, May 27          Field Day

                               12 Noon Dismissal

Troop 1441 Scouting Expo Will Be May 22

See the flyer for details on the Scouting Expo at SJB on Saturday, May 22, from 1:30 to 4 pm. Scouting Flyer

SJB Summer Camp Returns! 

Back by popular demand, SJB will hold a week-long summer camp from June 13-17! Camp is led by SJB teachers and is open to students entering Grades K-8. In addition to getting a head start on the summer Reading and Math work, the camp day includes Art, Theater, Music, Games, and more!  See the SJB Summer Camp Flyer and Sign-Up Form.camp.JPG
Look on the SJB summer camp page for more information and registration instructions in the next few weeks!
 

Summer Daytime Sitter Wanted

Responsible sitter (18+) with own transportation wanted to care for three kids (ages 9, 13 & 15) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Must be able to drive kids to activities, take them to the pool and feed them lunch. If interested, call or e-mail Crystal Vinson for more information: cryspyfry@gmail.com or 240-997-3650.

 SJB Athletics

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Questions? Contact Eoin Fitzgerald at fitzgerald_eoin@hotmail.com.

Go to the SJB Athletics website to register.

Here's the soccer flyer.

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Mabel's Labels Black Friday Sale Benefits SJB

Visit Mabel's Labels and click Support a Fundraiser and then type in St John the Baptist Silver Spring. Shop the sale until December 5. Mabel’s Labels Black Friday sale includes 40% off bestselling products. Stock up on the essentials including tag mates, large rectangle labels, small rectangle labels or the starter label pack all at 40% OFF! 

How to View Mass from home on Sunday

Catholic Television Network - has several options for viewing Mass

SJB Facebook - shows SJB Mass by livestream

How To: 529 Savings Plan for Catholic Education

Guide to setting up a 529 saving plan for Catholic tuition

SJB Communication via Principal's Note & Gold Folder

Our aim is to send important messages to school families each Tuesday or Wednesday in the Principal's Note and to provide SJB community, activity, and sports information in the Gold Folder, along with items that already appeared in one of the Principal's Notes.

 

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Get Certified to Volunteer at SJB

Steps to Certification on the SJB Volunteer Page 

SJB is committed to keeping children safe. If you are seeking to work or volunteer with children at SJB, you must obtain child-protection certification through the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.

We encourage parents of children in their first or second year at SJB to obtain their certification now.  Please don't wait until the last minute. The certification process can take a few weeks.

Get more information including the steps to certification on the SJB Volunteer Page.

Help SJB Raise Money While You Shop

Go to Amazon Smile and select St. John the Baptist School in Silver Spring as your charitable organization.

 
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SJB Online Calendar has the latest info

The school website (sjbsilverspring.org), under the Parents tab, has more information on the following:

Parent Handbook

Uniform

After Care

Child Protection Certification Information (Volunteers)

Tuition/Fees

SJB Sports

School Directory Accessible on Portal App

The school directory is accessible to families through the password-protected Parent Portal and the Parent Plus app on their phones. School parents may view the directory by staff, student, or parent.

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SJB Website Available in Amharic: SJB dirit’abīya be’āmarinya
 
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Please Drive Carefully in the Neighborhood
Please drive slowly and remember our neighbors as you come and leave at drop-off and pick-up time. 
 

Class Information Posted on Portal

Homework assignments are typically posted each afternoon by 4:00 pm.

To see what's coming up, go to the class summary. Look for your child's name and then look to select the Classroom tab to the right. Select the name of the class from the drop-down list, and then select Class Page. You should see Class SummaryAnnouncementsFiles, and Links.

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Parents, are you on Facebook? We are!

Follow our SJB page: https://www.facebook.com/SJBSilverSpring/

Admire the latest and greatest masterpieces in the Art Room: https://www.facebook.com/ArtWithMrs.Leishear

SJB Athletics is on Facebook. Visit and "like" the SJB Athletics Facebook page to receive more timely information about registration, events and opportunities to participate in SJB Athletics. 

 

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