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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

Coming Up at SJB

Picture Day is Thursday, Sept. 22

Students may come to school dressed up for picture day. They do not need to come in uniform. 

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For the Family

Family Flix on Friday, Sept. 30

Family Flix is one of SJB's great traditional family events. SJB families gather on the field for a Friday-night picnic and movie, which plays on a big outside screen, starting at about 7:15.

Go here for tickets to Family Flix. See the flyer for a paper ordering form. 

Volunteer Needed: We are looking for a parent who is willing to take over the volunteer job of Family Flix director. If you are interested, contact Chris Regan, the current director, and Chris will help and show you how to set up this year's event. Chris's email is

Estimated Showtime: 7:15 pm

Families are welcome to come and set up at 6:30 


Fall Plant Sale

Place orders here by Sept. 22. An email notice will go out when orders arrive, probably on Sept. 29. Proceeds go to the school for needs in four areas: curriculum, technology, recreation, and tuition assistance.

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For the Parents

Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 15

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Here is the printable cornhole flyer with live links.

Chess Starts Sept. 19

Click here to sign up for after school chess

Little Feet Soccer Returns

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Register online for Little Feet Soccer at the SJB Athletic Ministry Website:

For more information, please contact Soccer Commissioner, Eoin Fitzgerald at

Here's the printable flyer with live links

Thank You to the SJB Knights of Columbus, H.S.A., and Athletic Ministry

That Was a Wonderful Barbecue

A Note from the School: Thank you to all who came and all who helped, notably Chris Regan (Madelyn 6th), Eoin Fitzgerald (Ronan 6th, Maeve 3rd), John Hickey (Ryan 6th), and Jessie Fitzgerald (Ronan 6th, Maeve 3rd).

A Note from the Organizers: This past Friday, we held our second annual Back to School Bar-B-Que. This parish wide community event was co-sponsored by the HSA, Knights of Columbus, and the SJB Athletic Ministry. We had about 250 people join us for some hamburgers, hotdogs, music, games and camaraderie. I would like to extend a special thanks to Chris Regan (Madelyn 6th), who organized the Knights; John Hickey (Ryan 6th), who organized on behalf of the Athletic Ministry; and Jessie Fitzgerald (Ronan 6th and Maeve 3rd), for the HSA’s part. I would also like to thank the many teachers who joined us as well, the wonderful members of the community that stayed around to help clean up. We couldn’t have done it without you. I hope to see everyone again next year. -- Eoin Fitzgerald (Ronan 6th and Maeve 3rd).

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Volunteering -- The Home School Association asks parents to consider volunteering opportunities for next year. Please take a look at the H.S.A. Volunteer Interest form and volunteer flyer.

Diversity -- The Diversity Panel, which is made up of teachers and parents, meets on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 pm. Here's the link to attend online: Link to Join Meeting on TEAMS


  • Noon Dismissal on Friday, Sept. 16
  • Band Practice is 3 to 4 pm on Thursday
  • After-School Chess Starts Monday, Sept. 19

SJB Online Calendar for 2022-23


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: 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 (, under the Parents tab, has more information on the following:

Parent Handbook


After Care

Child Protection Certification Information (Volunteers)


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 in SpanishSitio web de SJB en español

SJB Website Available in Amharic: SJB dirit’abīya be’āmarinya
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:

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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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