SJB Shower for Baby Jesus is Under Way
Breakfast with Santa is Saturday
Date: Saturday, December 4
Time: 10 am to 12 noon
Place: SJB Lot and Field
Bring a Donation for the Food Drive
The Knights of Columbus will have bins out for food collection during Breakfast with Santa. Food donations for families in need are welcome on Saturday.
Breakfast with Santa is Outside This Year
Breakfast with Santa will be outside this year. Tables will be set up on sections of the parking lot and field.
It will not be as formal as it was in the past when it was held in the gym, and there's no expectation for families to stay for long. There will be photo opportunities with Santa and time to enjoy hot cocoa, coffee, and pastries with members of the SJB community. Please consider helping with set-up or breakdown and cleanup.
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!
SJB Spirit Wear Is Here
Students in Grades 3-8 to Attend Immaculate Conception Mass
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.
Applications Are Open for New Students
We encourage our current families to apply now for their children for preschool and Kindergarten, as well as other grades. We expect to send admissions notices to applicants for preschool and Kindergarten in the next several weeks. We expect to send admissions notices to applicants for grades 1-8 in February, after the re-registration period for current school families.
Please remember that an application is not needed for a current student enrolled in SJB.
Registration to Begin December 29
Starting on December 29, SJB parents may register their children for the next school year. Registration is required to hold your child's place in the class. It gives the school information for enrollment, staffing, budget, and openings for new applicants.
Registration Start: Wednesday, December 29
Registration End: Tuesday, January 25
SJB Parish Verification Form must be completed when registering.
Start Submitting Tuition Payment Plans: Monday, February 28
Complete Tuition Payment Plans: Friday, April 1
TADS Family Support 612.548.3320 (Mon–Fri, 9 am to 7 pm)
Registration-enrollment is done on TADS. Although the registration fee covers the whole family, the enrollment steps must be completed for each child in the school.
Apply Now for Tuition Assistance for Next School Year
Go to your TADS account and select Financial Aid
Families may apply now for tuition assistance for the 2022-23 school year. The application deadline is December 3.
Last year, awards went to 51 SJB students for a total of $51,240 in tuition assistance for this school year.
In mid-March, after reviewing the applications, the Archdiocese will notify families of tuition assistance awards for the 2022-23 school year.
SJB policy requires that families must complete an application for Archdiocesan tuition assistance in order to be considered for financial aid from the parish. The requirement doesn't apply to discounted rates for siblings and Catholic parishioners.
Help SJB Parish Collect Shoebox Gifts for the Homeless
Each year our St. John the Baptist community delivers shoeboxes filled with gifts to the homeless of Dorothy Day Place. The parish also provides special boxes for homeless mothers with children.
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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.
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.
SJB Online Calendar has the latest info
The school website (sjbsilverspring.org), under the Parents tab, has more information on the following:
Child Protection Certification Information (Volunteers)
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.
SJB Website in Vietnamese: Trang web SJB bằng tiếng Việt
SJB Website in Spanish: Sitio web de SJB en español
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 Summary, Announcements, Files, and Links.
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.