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

Principal's Note 10/16/19

Donuts & Dads

Donuts & Dads is Friday, October 18, after morning drop off in the Marianne Moore Courtyard and Garden.

If you are coming to Donuts for Dads, please drop off your children along the yellow drop-off line and then park and join the children in the courtyard. 

Click here to tell us you are coming so we know how many donuts we'll need. Please share this invitation with grandparents, uncles, and other special people your child might want to see there!

Donuts for Dads Signup

International Night is Friday, Nov. 15

Thank You, Mrs. Idehen (Oyin 1st, Teggy 3rd), for agreeing to be the new chair of International Night. Keep an eye on the Principal's Note in the next few weeks for information about International Night. 

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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.
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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

Congratulations, Nats!

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Bake Sale Set for Friday

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Upcoming Dates

Open House for New Families -- Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Donuts for Dads -- Friday, Oct. 18, after Drop Off

Eighth Grade Parent Meeting -- Monday, Oct. 21, 6-7 pm

School Advisory Board & H.S.A. Meeting -- Monday, Oct. 21, 7 pm

End of 1st Quarter -- Friday, Oct. 25

No School on Monday, Oct. 28, Professional Day for Catholic Schools 

Halloween Parade -- Thursday, Oct. 31, 12:30 pm

                                       Hot Lunch (11:30-11:50 PK-4, 11:50-12:10 Gr 5-8)

All Saints Liturgy -- Friday, Nov. 1, at 8:30 am

Parent-Teacher Conferences -- Wednesday-Thursday, Nov. 6-7

                                                        Wednesday 3:30-6:00 pm

                                                        Thursday  3:30-5:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm

Faculty Retreat, No School for Students  -- Friday, Nov. 8

No School on Veterans Day -- Monday, Nov. 11

International Night -- Friday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 pm

Time to Order for Hot Lunch Thursday

On traditional Hot Lunch Thursday, students eat a cafeteria-style lunch in the gym. To place orders for hot lunch from Oct. 31 to Jan. 23, complete this order form and send a check to the school office. The easiest way is to send the order form and payment in the folder.

Orders must be placed using the paper order form and 9 weeks ahead of time for Hot Lunch Thursday. 

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Help with Halloween Hot Lunch Treats

Let's make Hot Lunch on the 31st even more fun by providing spooky desserts to all in a Halloween decorated gym.
NUT FREE, festive dessert treats (cupcakes , brownies, cookies, doughnuts) will be dropped off at the SJB kitchen on Wed 10/30 or 10/31 (before 10 am) labelled HOT LUNCH. If you will need a container back, please label with your last name.
Help will be needed to decorate the gym and pass out treats during hot lunch ( 11:30-12:10). You WILL be done in time to help your student put on their costume for the parade.  Siblings welcome to accompany you.  
Please contact Kim Trebel if you are interested in helping provide or distribute treats. 

Know A Family That Be a Good Fit for SJB?

Invite Them to Our Open House

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For School Picture Information, Click on the Flyer

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Order Here for Eighth Grade Wreath Sale 

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Get in the holiday spirit and support St. John the Baptist School!  The 8th Grade is selling wreaths, centerpieces and table top trees to help with the cost of graduation week activities.  If you need a wreath or holiday centerpiece, why not support SJB?  The table top trees are great for senior apartments or anyone who doesn’t need a full-size tree but still wants that natural evergreen scent in their home.  Orders are shipped directly to recipients via FedEX and make great holiday gifts.  Please go to and use fundraising code STJOHNMD005 and list Anne Thomas as your referring seller.  If you have questions, please contact Anne Thomas at  Thank you for your support of the 8th Grade Class of 2020.

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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.

Please Drive Slowly and Carefully in Our Neighborhood

Many families living in the neighborhood behind SJB have children who walk to and from school. It's important that we drive slowly on the neighborhood streets and that we pay attention and follow traffic signals, particularly Stop signs. They have been good neighbors to us, and we want to be good neighbors to them. Thank you for your cooperation and support. 

Morning Drop Off Begins at 7:50 AM

Morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up procedures can be found on pages 5-6 of the Parent Handbook.

There is no supervision before 7:50 am. Children dropped off before 7:50 am will be sent to Morning Care.

During drop-off time, parents should stop along the gold line and let  their children out of the passenger-side door. Parents may then exit SJB or park in the lot and walk up to join their children as they wait for the 8 am bell with their classmates. Children are not permitted to walk or run across the parking lot even if parents are watching them. Our procedures are designed for the safety of all children in our care. 

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Only parents of Pre-K children may drop off in the parking lot by the Lyon Center and Pre-K classroom.

Getting Virtus-Certified May Be Simpler Than You Thought

If you were certified before, you might need to get fingerprinted before January to stay certified.

Here is the fingerprinting registration form with the prefilled reference number for SJB.

Here are the available fingerprinting centers.

One fingerprinting center, American Identify Solutions (12501 Prosperity Drive), is just 2.7 miles, a 9-minute drive, from SJB. You can call 240.670.7952 and schedule your session or even drop in. Parents have reported back that the process took them less than 10 minutes.

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For more information on becoming child-protection certified, please visit our volunteer page.

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