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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

Guide to Fundraisers

Fundraisers for 8th Grade for Graduation Activities

Wreaths & Christmas Items


Half-Day Grill 

Food Sales Family Flix

Fundraisers for SJB Athletic Ministry

SJB Spirit Wear


Fundraisers for SJB School via Home School Association

Breakfast with Santa

Art Fundraiser (Square1Art)

Family Flix Ticket Sales


Please Consider Helping to Deliver Meals or Gifts

Print and complete the sign-up form and return the form in tomorrow's Gold Folder.

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Please click here for the International Night sign-up form.

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Your Child's Art as a Christmas Gift

Don't miss out on ordering your child's artwork on memorable keepsakes! An order catalog with your child's artwork went home in the folders last week. Shop online with the access code from your child's catalog at Square 1 Art, over the phone (888.332.3294 ext. 1), or with the paper form. Orders due November 14th! Products will arrive the first week of December.

Check the bulletin board in the lobby for samples of the products! Questions? Contact Mrs. Leishear at

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Order Your Tickets for Breakfast with Santa 

Here is the printable order form:


It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

SJB's Annual Breakfast with Santa is quickly approaching and we are looking for some elves to help make this event a success! 
There are many opportunities to volunteer without the Virtus training or fingerprinting. Please note that any sign-up slot with an asterisk (*) requires Virtus certification.
Go here to sign up to help with Breakfast with Santa.



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Please click here for the Santa Workshop flyer.


For more information on this 8th grade fundraiser, here's the flyer.

Breakfast with Santa Committee Needs Jars

The Breakfast with Santa Committee is looking for jars for this year's Breakfast with Santa. Take a look through your fridge and save anything you may have - we’re looking for all shapes and sizes. Or, if you’d like to donate a case of Ball jars, that’s great too! Please send them to the school to the attention of Kim Trebel (Katelyn 7th) or Courtney Gardner (Jillian 8th).


 Holiday Wreath Sale


Click here for a printable flyer for wreaths and Holiday gifts.

For Information on Ordering School Pictures, Click on the Flyer

If your child missed Picture Day in September or you would like to have a picture retaken, the Make Up day is this Thursday, November 7. Your child may be out of uniform  that day.

SJB Website Available in Vietnamese

Trang web SJB có sẵn để đọc bằng tiếng Việt

SJB Website in Vietnamese: Trang web SJB bằng tiếng Việt

Tìm phiên bản tiếng Việt của trang web theo Tin tức học đường. 
SJB Website Available in Spanish

El sitio web de SJB está disponible para leer en español

SJB Website in Spanish: Sitio web de SJB en español


Applications for the 2020-21 School Year open Nov. 22.
Here are the Open House flyer and postcard.
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Tuition Assistance Applications Are Now Open 

All families are encouraged to apply for Archdiocesan tuition assistance. The Archdiocesan application is a requirement to be considered for parish tuition assistance. 

Check the tuition assistance website for information, or log in to your TADS account and go to the Financial Aid tab. The deadline for completing the tuition assistance application is Dec. 6. Awards are announced in mid-March.

The applications are a requirement for SJB parish assistance, which is awarded in April and May.

Community Help- Holiday Thrift Store

Mrs. Jennifer Jurgrau, Former SJB parent and MCPS school counselor at Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School , is looking for gently used items for Roscoe R. Nix Elementary’s Holiday Thrift Store on December 7th.  We accept all items EXCEPT adult clothing. We are in dire need of gently used children’s toys, children’s books, household items, books, shoes, handbags, gloves…etc…   The items will be sold at great prices to the community and the money will benefit the students at Roscoe R. Nix.  If you  have any items you would like to donate, please mark bag/box to the attention of Roscoe R. Nix Elementary and drop it here at the school. Mrs. Jurgrau will pick up the items for the thrift store.  We are asking for donations by Monday, November 25th.  Thank you!

Keep Up with SJB Sports on the SJB Athletic Ministry Page

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 Intramurals.JPGBox Tops Have Gone Digital

Just a reminder that the Box Tops for Education program is now digital. With the Box Tops app, snap a picture or email the Box Top to give SJB credit and $$$. 

To download the mobile app, just search for Box Tops for Education (in the App store). 

  • Register to support SJB
  • In the app, take a picture of your receipt (within 14 days of purchase) and it will automatically add your Box Tops to SJB's earnings
  • Or email online receipts to from the linked email address registered to the Box Tops app
Traditional box tops are still eligible if they aren't expired yet, so keep collecting.

SJB Now on Instagram

If you are on Instagram, follow us at sjbsilverspring.

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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Home Access to Educational Websites

Parents, did you know that you and your children have subscriptions to several educational websites? The website list and home access information can be found on the Rediker Parent Portal under School Links and Files. Through the SJB Library, the school provides access to BrainPOP, World Book, Scholastic Go!, CultureGrams, SIRS Discoverer, and IXL Math and Language Arts. There are two files -- one for home access and one for school access.  World Book is an online encyclopedia for the children, parents, and teachers. SIRS is part of the ProQuest research database, and CultureGrams provides information about the 50 states and places in the world. BrainPOP provides academic enrichment in all subjects.


Parents, are you on Facebook? We are!

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Discover what's happening in the Computer Lab:

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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