It's Family Day at SJB
Here's what will be happening at SJB on Thursday, Jan. 30, for our Catholic Schools Week Family Day Celebration.
8:30 to 10:30 am Family Open House in Classrooms
Parents sit in on children's classes.
10:45 to 11:45 am Family Mass in Church
Children arrive with classes and join parents in the Church.
11:45 to 12:45 pm Family Lunch in Gymnasium
Children with families may walk over together.
Big Day on Friday
Seeking Parents to Judge Arts & Academics
Here is a printable version of the A&A Judging Form.
Order Eighth Grade Valentines
Here is a printable Valentine Order Form.
Yearbook Recognition Ads
Would you like to order a Yearbook Recognition ad for your child or graduate? These ads are placed in the back section of the yearbook and are a great way to acknowledge the hard work and important milestones of your child. Ads can be purchased and designed online through the Jostens website listed on this flyer. All ad orders must be placed by Feb. 16th to make it into the yearbook. Questions? Contact SJB’s Yearbook Advisor at Chrissy.Leishear@sjbsilverspring.org
Click “Shop Your School”
Search for “St. John the Baptist Catholic School”
Register for an Account
Select your ad size, upload your photos and begin designing!
SJB Spring Auction & Gala Set for March
Like most Catholic schools, tuition is not enough to keep the school running and moving forward. Fundraising is critical to filling the gap. The annual auction and gala make up one fundraising event, and it's our school's primary fundraising event.
We are raising money this year to make improvements to the gymnasium.
Please support St. John the Baptist by donating an item to the auction, bidding on auction items when the auction goes live, and buying a ticket to the gala on Saturday, March 28.
Watch this space for more information.
Father-Daughter Dance is Feb. 29
Grandparents/Special Relatives Invited for Donuts with StudentsGrandparents or special relatives (or special friends of students) are invited to have donuts with students on Friday, Feb. 21, at 7:45 am in the Lyon Center. Watch this space for more information. We will be asking for a response from those who plan to come so that we order enough donuts.
Creative Writing Contest to Kick Off in February
The theme for this year's Creative Writing Contest will be announced on March 2. Creative writing contest entries will be due on March 27. Judging will be on April 1. The Creative Writing Award Ceremony will be at 2 pm on Friday, April 24, in the Lyon Center.
School Directory Accessible on Portal App
The school directory is accessible to families through the password-protected Parent Portal and the Parent Plus app on their phones. School parents may view the directory by staff, student, or parent.
SJB Website Available in Vietnamese
Trang web SJB có sẵn để đọc bằng tiếng Việt
SJB Website in Vietnamese: Trang web SJB bằng tiếng Việt
Tìm phiên bản tiếng Việt của trang web theo Tin tức học đường.
SJB Website Available in Spanish
El sitio web de SJB está disponible para leer en español
SJB Website in Spanish: Sitio web de SJB en español
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 school closes early, After Care and after-school activities will be cancelled. Please arrange for your child to be picked up early from school. I
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 an early school closing decision by text and email. Also, check SJBSilverSpring Twitter.
Communication to parents works only when family contact information is correct. Please update email addressed on your TADS Household page. 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.
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.