Please Remember to Schedule Your Parent-Teacher Conference -- Go to this online sign-up form, which we've re-opened until 11:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 31. We will send the conference schedule to you by email on Friday, Nov. 1, and in the Gold Folder next week.
Parent-teacher conferences will take place after school on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 6-7. Child care will be available in the large Study across from the school office while parents attend their child's conference.
There will be conferences from 3:30 to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
There will be conferences from 3:30 to 4:50 pm and from 6:00 to 7:50 pm on Thursday, Nov. 7.Halloween Parade Rain Plan -- If it rains, we will have the Halloween parade in the gym. If the weather is tolerable, we will have the parade in the parking lot.
Students will eat lunch and have recess early on Thursday, Oct. 31.
Grades Lunch Recess
K-4 11:30-11:50 11:50-12:10
5-8 11:50-12:10 11:30-11:50
Students come to school out of uniform and bring a costume to change into at 12:10, as soon as lunch-recess is over. Parents are welcome to come to the classroom to help their child with his or her costume prior to the parade. We hope parents will be there to cheer on the kids during the parade.
After the parade, the Student Council will announce best-costume awards, and then there will be games and activities planned by the 8th graders.
Parade Guidelines -- The parade begins at about 12:30 pm, or as long as it takes to put away the tables and chairs after hot lunch, if it rains and the parade is in the gym.
Children should be able to walk unassisted with their costumes in place.
Multiple-costume plans (3 or more) should include all the girls or boys to avoid hurt feelings.
Students may not bring toy weapons or dye their hair.
Because the parade will take place in the parking lot if the weather is OK, regular parking will not be available. Please park at the Lyon Center, along the fence closest to White Oak Middle School, or along the side of the school driveway (where the dumpsters are) to Lima Street.
Reminder -- Summer Uniform Season Has Ended -- No More Shorts
Winter uniform rules took effect on Tuesday, Oct. 29, the first day of the 2nd Quarter. Students should not wear shorts with their regular uniforms or PE uniforms. Students should wear warm-up jackets and warm-up pants on PE days.
Students will watch a performance of "Frederick Douglass" by Bomani, a story teller with a hip-hop delivery style, on Friday afternoon starting at 1:45 pm. Bomani, a seasoned performer, veteran of CBS radio, and director of poetry events at Busboys and Poets, will lead students on a tour of Douglass's life and career through multimedia presentations and song.
After Douglass escapes slavery on the Maryland Eastern Shore, he uses his powers as a writer and orator to fight slavery. in Bomani's show, the audience follows Douglass to Baltimore, New York, London, and Washington, DC. And the audience learns that one of Douglass's great strengths was his capacity for and understanding of the written words of others.
We are grateful to Bomani for agreeing to perform for the children of SJB. The Single Carrot Theater Company, originally scheduled to perform "Rumpled," cancelled its Friday performance.
All Saints Liturgy -- We will celebrate All Saints Day by attending 8:30 am Mass as a school on Friday, Nov. 1. This Holy Day Mass is open to all parishioners, but we extend a special invitation to school parents. Our 3rd grade students will host the liturgy.
Get a Head Start on Christmas Shopping with Your Child's Art on Almost Anything -- Christmas shopping is about to get a whole lot easier! In lieu of the Art Fair this year, SJB is participating in the Square 1 Art fundraiser. Check your Gold folder today for your child’s custom order catalog (and free stickers to keep) with products you can purchase that feature their artwork on it. Pot holders, framed prints, porcelain ornaments, kitchen trivets, magnets, stickers, greeting cards, mugs, aprons, the list goes on!
Orders can be placed online or with the paper order form. Orders are due November 14th. Products will be delivered to SJB the first week of December. Check the bulletin board in the lobby for samples of the products! Questions? Contact Mrs. Leishear at Chrissy.Leishear@SJBSilverspring.org