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St. John the Baptist
Catholic School
12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 301-622-3076
Feb
6

Principal's Note 2/6/18

We are looking for a few good men and women to serve on the new school advisory board.

Please take a look at the positions up for election on this nominations form and consider volunteering your time and talent to help improve your child's school, or volunteer the name of another parent who would make a great chair. 

The SJB School Advisory Board and Home School Association are being restructured to improve efficiency and reduce duplication.

Resource Program is Focus of Parent Series on Wednesday Night

The Parent Series Meeting from 7 to 8 pm on Wednesday will interest parents who want to learn more about SJB's resource program, which provides extra help for students with specific learning challenges. The meeting will take place in room 8. Members of the SJB resource staff will present and answer questions.

Spring Play Schedule

The spring play rehearsal and practice schedule is posted on the school calendar and copied below.

Practices are 3 to 5 pm in the Lyon Center. Exceptions are Thursday, Feb. 15, when practice will take place from 3 to 4:15 pm, and Thursday, Feb. 22, when practice will take place from 3 to 4:30 pm.

Members of the stage crew have practice only on Fridays.

February

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 March

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Help Needed for Valentine Hot Lunch -- We need 12 families to bring 24 nut-free valentine decorated cupcakes. This would enable us to distribute one to every student and staff at hot lunch on Thursday, Feb. 15.  If you can bring cupcakes, assist with simple decorations prior to hot lunch, and/or help hand out cupcakes at hot lunch, contact Kim Trebel (Katelyn 5th) at kim5408@msn.com. 

Summer Camp at SJB -- If your kids have enjoyed the after-school STEM clubs, they'll love  the summer camps planned for SJB this summer from June 25 to the start of August. To find out more, go to this website.   

The traditional one-week SJB Summer Camp is still on. It will take place from June 18 to June 22. Camp information will go home in the Gold Folder later in the spring.

SJB Spirit T-Shirt Contest! - We are kicking off Spirit Week with the 2018 SJB T-shirt Contest!  Your design could be featured on this year's T-shirt!  The theme is: What's So Great About SJB?  Design must be a clever hashtag OR a message in emojis.  One entry per student.  Winning design will be selected by Mrs. Leishear (entries will be numbered for judging) and announced on Valentine's Day.  Winning design will be featured on the front of the T-shirt. Winner will select the T-shirt color. Winner will receive a free T-shirt. Winner's name will be highlighted on the back of the T-shirt.  All SJB students' names will be printed on the back of the T-shirt!  Entry forms  were passed out in class and can be printed from the Gold folder.  Get going with your creative entries!  T-shirts will be available for $10 (child and adult sizes) when printed. Proceeds will help pay for 8th grade end-of-year activities.

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Father-Daughter Dance

Tickets and corsages are now on sale for the Father-Daughter Dance on February 24, 2018 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the SJB Gym.  Join us for this special night to celebrate our girls!  There will be excellent music provided by our DJ, delectable desserts, and photos to keep.  Plus:  Every daughter in attendance will receive a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to True Nail Spa (thank you, Holly Nguyen!).   Corsages may be picked up 2/23 at dismissal or at the dance. Father stand-ins are welcome:  Brothers, Cousins, Grandfathers, Godfathers, Uncles, or even Moms!  This is a school/parish/SJB alum event so please help us spread the word - all ages and friends welcome!  This is not a fundraiser - ticket costs cover the event expenses.  Planning is underway and we'd love more help.  Please contact Kathleen Langan if you can help out with this event at kathleenschooley@yahoo.com  

Tickets can be purchased online at Father Daughter Dance 2018  or use the order form in the Gold folder and submit to the SJB school office.

CORSAGE orders MUST be in by FEBRUARY 16th for the florist! 

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Upcoming Service Projects

Bake Sale for Puerto Rico Relief -- The SJB Student Council is planning a Valentine Day Bake Sale in Room 8 from 12 to 12:40 pm on Monday, Feb. 12, for the Solar Grid Project in Puerto Rico.

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Lenten Project for Martha's Table -- Students and teachers will make sandwiches again this year for Martha's Table on March 23 before we go up to the church for Stations of the Cross.

Arts & Academics Judges Are Needed

Here is a printable form for judges.

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Yearbook Ads - Due February 16

Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones. Share favorite childhood photos, stories, and more with a personal message that will be printed in the yearbook and treasured forever.

Promote your business with an ad! Your presence in the year-book will create awareness for your company, as well as support SJB.

See flyer  for details and instructions.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Leishear at Chrissy.Leishear@SJBSilverSpring.org

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SJB Intramural Volleyball is open... for boys and girls in grades 6-8.  This is a relaxed atmosphere where we work on basic skills for the first part of the season and then some game situations towards the end of the season.  Our goal is for the kids to have the skills to be able to try out for their JV Volleyball teams in high school.  Come out and practice with us on Sunday nights from 6-7:30, it's a fun time with your friends before the start of the week! Here is the volleyball flyer.

Arts & Academics Judges Needed

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Here is the form for judges.

 

Register now for the 2018 Spring Silver Spring Girls Lacrosse Season

We still have spots on our Scoopers (Kindergarten) and 1st/2nd grade team. We are thrilled to announce our 3rd-8th grade teams are full.  

Girls' Lacrosse Kindergarten-2nd Grade

Go here to register.

Scoopers (Kindergarten)

Approximate Dates- Mid-March-May 2018 (Seven weeks total)

They will meet once a week.  Practice date and location hasn't been finalized - typically in the Four Corners area. 

First three weeks will focus on skills drills and instruction. Controlled game play after week four!  

Perfect for beginners!  Skills & Drills and station work are the primary focus to prepare pre-k and kindergarten players for actual gameplay.    

Fee: $125.00

1st/2nd Grade Team

These team practices once a week in the spring season.  Practice date and location hasn't been finalized - typically in the Four Corners area. 

We are committed to training these young girls so they learn the proper skills and fundamentals and have fun! 

Games will be played on Sunday afternoons from March 25-May 20. 

No prior experience necessary.   

Fee: $225.00 plus $45 for those who order/need a uniform

Intramural Volleyball 

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