If You Have Been Furloughed, Let Us Know
Please contact me if you are a federal employee and have been furloughed. We want to keep track of parents directly affected by the federal government shutdown and notify the parish and TADS, our tuition-management service, before any tuition payment issues arise.
New Dates for Career Day and Spring Show
Please be aware that some dates have changed. Career Day is now on Friday, April 5, and the spring play is now May 1-3. The online calendar has been updated to reflect the changes.
Parish and School Families Urged to Apply for Kindergarten and Pre-K
Space is getting tight in Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten.
We want to make sure that every willing parish family and school family can send the school-age child to Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten. We encourage SJB families to apply for Kindergarten and Pre-K soon.
We are encouraging our families with children in PreKindergarten and Kindergarten to register their children for the next school year soon. We want them to register now to ensure that their children keep their seats in the class for the 2019-20 school year.
The number of available seats in Kindergarten will depend on the number of Pre-Kindergarten students who return to SJB.
Registration Has Started
Each family at SJB must go through the enrollment process each year. Registration has started for returning SJB families and will continue until April 1. Please log into your TADS account to complete registration, and please remember that, after registering, there's still another step in the enrollment process: completing the tuition agreement.
Here are the yearly steps in enrolling your children:
1. Make registration payment on TADS of $500, which counts toward next year's tuition.
2. Complete registration on TADS for each child (but just one $500 payment per family).
3. Complete the parish verification form in March and send it to the school office. The form must be completed each year in order to receive any parish discount. The form is always available on the Tuition page.
4. Complete Tuition Agreement in April.
- Email from TADS will contain link to tuition payment proposals
- Respond to email by following link to TADS to review tuition payment proposals
- Contact Karen Kuzemka in Parish Office if you have a question about the tuition you've been charged. Please note that credit for tuition assistance may be applied after the agreement has been submitted.
- Select the tuition payment proposal you prefer and accept the agreement.
Here Are the Remaining Scantron Tests
Grade 5 Math at 9:00
Grade 7 Math at 1:45
Grade 6 Reading at 8:20
Grade 8 Math at 10:00
Grade 7 Reading at 8:20
Grade 8 Reading at 9:00
Register Now for After School Science Club
See the flyer for information on after-school science clubs.
Kids Night Bingo is ComingSee the flyer for Jan. 28 Bingo.
Yearbook Recognition Ads - Due Feb. 16
If you'd like to purchase a yearbook ad to congratulate your future graduate, acknowledge your child's achievements, or advertise your business, please see flyer with instructions. Ads can be purchased and designed online through Jostens. Full page($50), half page ($30), quarter page ($20). Orders due 2/16/19. Questions? Contact Mrs. Leishear at Chrissy.Leishear@sjbsilverspring.org
Sign Up for Chess Club
Next SJB Open House is Friday, Jan. 24
Career Day is April 5
We'll be looking for parents interested in talking to students about their interesting careers. More information will be coming soon.
Spring Show is May 1-3
The spring show dates have changed. The show will take place at 7:30 pm on Thursday and Friday, May 2 & 3. There will be a dress rehearsal matinee on Wednesday, May 1. The production this year is The Lion King.
Catholic Schools Week Begins Jan. 27
We promote and celebrate Catholic schools all week.
Look for some of our 8th grade students to speak about Catholic schools at Mass on Sunday, Jan. 20.
On Thursday, Jan. 31, we have our annual Family Day, when we show special appreciation for our school families.
Family Day is Thursday, Jan. 31
The day begins with an open house for our school families from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. During the open house, parents are invited into the classroom with their children. At 10:45 am, we will have a family Mass together in the Church, followed by a family lunch together in the gym. It is a great tradition for school parents to come to school for Family Day.
Here are the order forms for Family Day Lunch and for Third Quarter Thursday Hot Lunch.
Order forms also went home in the Gold Folders.
Free Throw Contest is Jan. 27
The SJB Knights are holding our annual Basketball Free Throw Contest on Sunday, January 27th. Here is the flyer for the contest.
Informational Scouts Meeting Coming Up
For information on a new girls-only Scouts troop at SJB, contact Alan Wolcott at firstname.lastname@example.org. The new troop of the Boys Club of America would be for girls from age 11 to 17.
French Club Begins At SJB
See the flyer for information.
Family Looking for Ride for Kids
One of our school parents, Mrs. Anthony, is seeking a ride home for her children, Adrian (8th), Amanda (6th), and Adam (3rd). Please contact Mrs. Anthony at email@example.com if you are able to give their three children a ride home at dismissal on school days. The family leaves off of Old Columbia Road near Tech Road.