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St. John the Baptist
Catholic School
12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 301-622-3076
Oct
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Principal's Note 10/4/22

Emergency Response Practice Drills To Take Place Friday Morning

The school will practice lockdown response on Friday morning. Details were shared in an email to parents on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The school's emergency response plan can be viewed on the password-protected parent portal, which can be accessed through the homepage of the SJB website

SJB Hispanic Heritage Month October Service Project

Box of Joy is a schoolwide family outreach give bring joy to a child in need and engage our students in giving to children their own age while realizing how blessed they are and how much they have to be grateful for.

Here is the letter explaining the project.
 
Here are the basics of this October service project:
 
  • One shoebox is sent home with each family on Wednesday, 10/5.
  • Families fill the box and then bring it back to school by Monday, October 24.
  • A list of ideas for toys and supplies is provided. 
  • Please include $9 cash or a $9 check made out to St. John the Baptist School to cover shipping.
Here's how a filled shoebox looks:
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Thank you to Ms. Ashley Stept, teacher in preschool-3, for spearheading the project, as she did for three years at her previous school.

For more information about Cross Catholic, go here

Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Applications Now Open 

Applications for for Archdiocesan tuition assistance for next school year have opened. The application deadline is Friday, Dec. 2. 

Please go to the tuition assistance website of the Archdiocese of Washington for the link to apply. Or, log into your TADS account and go to the Financial Aid tab.

Families with children attending Catholic schools in grades K-12 are eligible to apply for Archdiocesan tuition assistance.

The Archdiocese awards tuition assistance each March based on the demonstrated financial needs of families applying. Financial need must be demonstrated each year for the annual award.

For the current school year, 41 SJB students have been awarded a total of $42,710 in Archdiocesan tuition assistance. Applications for this year's assistance were completed last October and November.

Tuition assistance is available through the parish and school, as well. This year 24 families have been awarded $28,200 in parish and school assistance.

To be eligible for tuition assistance from the parish and school, families must apply for Archdiocesan tuition assistance so that the pastor and principal can evaluate financial need.

Families must use the annual parish verification form to request parish and school tuition assistance. The parish and school will request completion of parish verification forms during re-registration in January. Parish and school awards are made in April and May.

Reminders:

  • Friday Oct. 7          12 Noon Dismissal, After Care 12-4 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 7          7:15 pm Family Flix
  • Monday Oct. 10      No School -- Columbus Day and Indigenous People's Day
  • Monday, Oct. 17                7 pm HSA Meeting Library -- submit a question 
  • Oct. 19-21                          6th Grade Outdoor Education Trip
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26              8:30-9:30 am Open House for Prospective New Families
  • Thursday, Oct. 27                 12 Noon Dismissal, Teacher Professional Development
  • Friday, Oct. 28                      No School - Teacher Professional Development 

Dear SJB Families & Supporters,

One of our most important fundraisers of the year starts today and we need your help!
All funds raised this year support HSA and our school- but we need your participation!
 
We are asking you to reach out to family and friends and encourage them to shop for products in our fundraising catalog.  There is a a lot of great stuff in this year’s catalog; with over 2,500 great products you can be confident that everyone you know will find something they like.
 
Our fundraising sales only last a few short weeks, so do these quick, easy things today and let’s get our momentum going!
 
1. Register your participant online by going to http://registercw.com/  and enter our Organization ID 20724
 
2. Invite friends and family to shop and support! Send emails, share on social media, and text the fundraising link to your friends & family to quickly spread the word!
 
 
Here's the SJB instruction flyer to ensure that you and your friends are registered for the fundraiser and that SJB benefits from the purchase.
 
Fundraising proceeds go toward technology needs, curriculum materials, playground needs, and tuition assistance.
 
Thank you for your support!
SJB Home School Association 

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A Little Help?

The school has launched a new page called A Little Help? with specific, immediate ways that parent volunteers could help the school. 

The Home School Association asks parents to consider volunteering opportunities. To volunteer with children, adults must have child-protection certification through the Archdiocese. The volunteer page has information about how to become certified. Please take a look at the H.S.A. Volunteer Interest form and volunteer flyer.

For the Family

Family Flix Tentatively Planned for Friday, Oct. 7

SJB needs volunteers to help set up for Family Flix. If you can help, please meet Chris Regan (Madelyn 6th)at the SJB field at 6 pm on Friday, Oct. 7.

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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. 

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Estimated Showtime: 7:15 pm

Order Third Thursday Pizza Lunch for Oct. 20

Go here to order pizza lunch for Thursday, Oct. 20.

Pizza lunch is offered on third Thursdays by the 8th grade, with proceeds going toward graduation activities.

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