SJB Cheers on Ironman PE Teacher
SJB students are cheering for Ms. K, who completed a major Ironman triathlon just a year after getting hit by a car.
Ms. K completed the Cozumel Ironman in 14 hours, 9 minutes, and 51 seconds.
The Ironman race is a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run.
Ms. K has been the PE teacher at SJB for the past 14 years. She also teaches 5th grade science and study skills.
Ms. K and the 2nd Grade in PE
At the start of the last school year, Ms. K suffered injuries when she was hit by a car while on an early-morning bike ride. Ms. K's tibia was broken, and she needed surgery to repair her damaged leg. She came back to school in December, three months after her leg was injured. It took months before she was able to walk without crutches and many more months before she could run.
Ms. K Recovers After Being Hit by Car
The race on Sunday began with a run from Chankanaab Beach into the 75-degree, reef-protected waters of the Caribbean Sea. Swimmers raced 2.4 miles in a large, crowded loop and then rode bikes for a flat, 112-mile road race followed by a regulation marathon, a 26.2-mile race on foot.
Distances To Put Ms. K's Race in Perspective
- Swim -- 2.4 miles -- SJB to Four Corners
- Bike -- 112 miles -- SJB to Ocean City
- Run -- 26.2 miles -- SJB to Fort McHenry in Baltimore
Help SJB By Delivering Open House Flyers
Can You Deliver to Child Care Center or Nursery School?
There are two stacks of Open House flyers and postcards by the front door of the school house. Let us know how many you need, and we will send them home with your child.
Here's a list of places to deliver flyers.
Become an SJB Parent Ambassador
- Deliver Flyers and/or Postcards to child care centers and nursery schools
- Give tours to families during Open Houses
- Write short thank you notes to families who come to Open Houses
- Follow up with phone calls to new parents
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
International Night Celebrated At SJB
Please Drive Carefully in the Neighborhood
What We Do When It Snows
St. John the Baptist follows the decisions of Montgomery County Public Schools regarding school cancellations, delayed openings, and early closings. If MCPS has a 2-hour delay, SJB has a 2-hour delay. If MCPS closes early for snow, SJB closes early for snow. Please make a contingency plan if snow or ice is in the forecast. If an early closing decision is made, please arrange for your child to be picked up early if from school. If SJB closes early, After Care and after-school activities will be cancelled. No child will be left unattended at SJB, but please consider that decisions to close school are made for the safety of children and school staff.
Archdiocesan Catholic Schools must follow a major jurisdiction on weather-related school closings as a matter of policy.
Communication When School is Closing for Weather
Primary notification will come from Montgomery County Public Schools through the media. Please check a reliable media outlet, such as WTOP closings, for decisions on school closings, or sign up for a weather alert with MCPS.
SJB will notify families of a school-closing decision by text, email and SJBSilverSpring Twitter.
Communication to parents works only when family contact information is correct. Please make sure that you have correct email addresses and mobile phone numbers for Parent/Guardian 1 and Parent/Guardian 2 on your Household page in TADS. You can change household information through Edit Household.
The TADS Household page is a source of contact data for school email lists, the Rediker Parent Portal, the text-alert service, and the annual Family Directory. If you update your email address on TADS, please also notify the school secretary by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can update the class email list.
If you need help finding or updating the TADS Household information, call the parent hotline at 612-548-3320 from 8 am to 9 pm on weekdays.
Please Dress Children for WeatherPlease send children to school with warm coats, hats, and gloves on cold days. The children will play outside for recess on most cold winter days. If conditions are dangerous or miserable, we will have indoor recess. We do not set a strict temperature point for outdoor recess. We do take seriously the recommendations of our recess monitors. A 24-degree day may be tolerable if it's sunny, and the air is dry and still. A 28-degree day may be intolerable with high winds, cloudy skies, and moisture.
Newcomer Immigrant Students in Need of Coats, Hats and Gloves
Each year, High Point High School has welcomed a new group of immigrant students from Central America. This year, over 120 students will be spending their first winter in the United States. St. John the Baptist has so graciously supported these students in the past by providing them with warm winter clothing. High Point is seeking help again this year. Please consider donating new or gently used winter coats, adult sizes small and medium are mostly needed - preferably blue or black. 75% of the students are male, so more men's jackets are needed than women's. Hats and gloves will also be appreciated! This year’s coat drive will run through December. Please call Cynthia Norris 301-622-1122, for more information. Donations can be dropped off at the Parish Office in the Kazista Center.