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St. John the Baptist
Catholic School
12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 301-622-3076
Nov
22

Principal's Note 11/22/22

 

Breakfast with Santa Cancelled

Breakfast with Santa has been cancelled. 

Those who bought tickets will receive refunds.

Thank you to our parent volunteers for their great effort to plan and coordinate the event, which had been scheduled for Dec. 3, and thank you to all of the parent-volunteers who responded to the request for help with a pledge to decorate, clean up, and provide service on the day of the event.

Breakfast with Santa is a big operation, and we just weren't ready in a few key areas.

We are working on planning Christmas activities during the school day, in partnership with parent volunteers, on the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 16.

More on that to come.

Happy Thanksgiving to Our Wonderful SJB Families

We pray that your Thanksgiving holiday is safe. We pray for happiness for you and your families. We pray in gratitude for your support, trust, and partnership in the education of your children. We will see you on Monday, Nov. 28, when we return from the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Last Chance to Apply for Tuition Assistance for Next Year

Applications are Open until Dec. 2

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.

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

A Little Help?

 A Little Help? was launched to give parents specific, immediate ways that they can help their child's school.

Volunteering is a terrific way to become more involved in your child's school. Volunteers must be child-protection certified. Find out how on the volunteer page.

See the Home School Association Volunteer Interest form and volunteer flyer

Coming Up

  • Wednesday, Nov. 23              No School - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Thursday, Nov. 24                  No School -- Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Friday, Nov. 25                        No School - Thanksgiving Holiday 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 30              8th Grade High School Placement Test
  • Wednesday, Nov. 30              6-7 pm Open House
  • Thursday, Dec. 1                    7 pm Band Concert 
  • Saturday, Dec. 3                     Breakfast with Santa (8:30-10 & 10:30-12)
  • Thursday, Dec. 8                     9 am Mass for Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • Thursday, Dec. 15                    Third Thursday Pizza Lunch
  • Thursday, Dec. 15                    7 pm Christmas Program in Church
  • Friday, Dec. 16                        11 am Advent Mass and Shower for Baby Jesus
  • Friday, Dec. 16                         1 to 2:30 Christmas activities in classrooms
  • Friday, Dec. 16                          No After Care - Start of Christmas Vacation
  • Tuesday, Jan 3                          Classes resume

The Gold Folder page has news and information about SJB events and activities and is continually updated. 

The Principal's Note is more focused on what's happening in school and what's important for school families to know. A new Principal's Note is sent out each week.

Students Arriving After 8:05 Are Marked Late

This is a reminder that the school day begins at 8:00 am. We have allowed some grace in the first few months of school. Teachers have been asked to start marking students late on Monday, Nov. 28, if students arrive after 8:05 am.
 
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