Our Next Event is Family Flix!
Each year, families gather on the SJB field for dinner and an outdoor movie. See the flyer and ticket order form. One of the highlights of the evening is the preview to the movie. It's a slideshow of SJB families that the kids and parents always enjoy. To appear in the slideshow, you must send photos to the video makers.
Family Flix Slideshow Pictures
Here's a printable version of the flyer and order form for Family Flix.
Order Fall Mums and Pick Them Up at Family Flix
Here is a Fall Mum Sale Order Form.
Have Your Pets Blessed by Father Cezary After Drop-Off
SJB September Service Project: Back the Blue!
We are supporting the 3rd District Police through our September Service Project called "Back the Blue." Mary Liddi, a graduate of SJB, is speaking to our students, and we are collecting a few things to support our police officers. Look for a note from your child's classroom parent.
Spirit Wear is Back!
Welcome back SJB families and a warm welcome to all of our new families! Back by popular demand is our SJB Spirit Wear! Perfect to show your school pride! Great as gifts for grandparents, friends, neighbors and even strangers. Please click the link included and get your order going.
Students will be permitted to wear Spirit Wear hoodies with their uniforms for a month of school.
Online ordering for St. John The Baptist School ends on Thursday September 19th, 2019 (11:59pm CDT)
Come out and enjoy an Orioles game on Saturday, September 21st!
Tickets are only $16 (normally $27 - thank you Mark Hromalik)! Seats are upper deck in section 328 of the upper reserve, between home plate and first base! $5 of every ticket will go to the SJB 8th grade class to help raise funds for graduation. Anyone with the link can order tickets, so tell your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers...the possibilities are endless and we will have so much fun. Worried it might be chilly? No problem - the give away for this game is an Oriole's orange sherpa blanket!! Tickets can be purchased at this link:
9/21/19 @ 7:05 PM - St. John The Baptist Schoolgroupmatics.events
- Click link, select “purchase tickets” then select quantity. TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED FROM THE ABOVE LINK
- $16 (regularly $27) and $5 of every ticket goes to SJB!
- This link can be shared with ANYONE!! Pass along to co-workers, neighborhood listservs, friends and family!
- First 20,000 guests get a FREE Orioles Sherpa blanket!!
- Delivery on the tickets is free for mobile or digital
New Teachers Featured in Parish Times
Half-Lunch Day Lunch Grill Set for Sept. 20
The first Half-Day Lunch Grill will open right after 12-noon dismissal on Friday, Sept. 20. The lunch is sponsored by 8th grade parents, and proceeds help to pay for 8th grade graduation-related activities.
School Photograph Information
Keep Up with SJB Sports on the SJB Athletic Ministry Page
Join the Scouting Adventure
Thank You, Barbecue Organizers and Everyone Who Came Out!
Thank you to everyone who came out last Friday night for our First Annual Back to School BBQ! It could not have been a success without this incredible SJB community. More than 200 people came out to enjoy a beautiful night of music, games, food and great company. I would like to thank the planning committee, Chris Regan (Madelyn, 3rd), Jen Margiotta (Tony and Nico, 8th & 5th) and Jessie Fitzgerald (Conor, 6th; Ronan, 3rd; Maeve, K). They were instrumental in starting what I hope to be a new SJB tradition.
So many people and groups came together to make this night special. Thank you to the Knights of Columbus and members, David Andescavage (Toby, PK), Ray Lombardo (Jonathan and Teddy, 5th and 2nd), and Noel Gregos who spend the night behind the grill. Also the SJB Athletic Ministry; Mike Diokno (Athletic Director) and Jeff Vinson (Ian, 7th; Sophia, 5th; Isaac, 1st) and the teachers and staff that not only provided support leading up to the event, but were also able to spend the night with us. We appreciate the Lappins (Colin & Ava, 5th & 3rd) the Oswells (Logan & Morgan, 2nd & K) and Jeanine Regan (Madelyn, 3rd) for all the help with set-up as well.
A special thanks to Mr. Blomquist for supporting us throughout the planning, Tom Klotz, who lugged all the tables and grill out for the night, and to all the many people who stayed behind and helped clean up after the night was over. You all are part of what makes the SJB community so GREAT!
Looking forward to seeing everyone again next year
-- Eoin Fitzgerald (Conor, 6th; Ronan, 3rd; Maeve, K)
Box 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 email@example.com from the linked email address registered to the Box Tops app
The After Care rates are new for 2019-20. As we indicated several months ago, we have moved toward a system in which families are encouraged to sign up for different annual plans. Using After Care on a drop-in basis will be costlier.
The change will help us determine the number of students we will have and the number of staff members we will need in After Care each day. This is important as we begin to include 3-year-old and 4-year-old children. Supervision and staff-child ratios are state regulated when preschool-age children are included.
Our plan is to have a separate After Care group of primary and preschool children. They'll have their own snack time and playground time. We'll tell you more about what's coming in the After Care program before the next school year starts.
SJB Now on Instagram
If you are on Instagram, follow us at sjbsilverspring.
Fall Soccer Registration
Here is the flyer for fall soccer at SJB.
Morning Drop-Off Reminder
Our morning drop-off procedure is designed for safety of children and efficient flow of traffic. Please note that cars should be arriving in the main school parking lot from one direction -- Lima Drive -- and not from the direction of New Hampshire Avenue. Thank you, parents, for cooperating with us.
After dropping off children along the gold line, parents may park in the lot and walk up to join their children as they wait with their classmates for the 8 am bell.
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.
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!
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
Discover what's happening in the Computer Lab: https://www.facebook.com/sjbtechnology
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.