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St. John the Baptist
Catholic School
12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 301-622-3076
Mar
11

Principal's Note 3/12/19

 SJB Students Offered $228,000 in Merit Scholarships

We are both proud and humbled by the impressive recognition of our 8th grade students in the form of high school acceptances and scholarship offers.

Four students were accepted by Elizabeth Seton High School. Scholarships of $66,000 were offered. 

Six students were accepted by St. Vincent Pallotti. National Merit Scholarships of $28,000 were offered. 

Eight students were accepted by St. John’s College High School. Two students were offered the presidential scholarship and entrance into the De La Salle Honor Program. Total scholarships of $32,000 were offered. 

Five students were accepted by DeMatha High School. Merit scholarships of $20,000 were offered. 

Five students were accepted by the Academy of the Holy Cross. One student was offered a scholarship of $20,000. 

Two students were accepted by Gonzaga College High School.  

Nine students were accepted by Our Lady of Good Counsel. One was offered the $50,000 St. Francis Xavier Scholarship. Three were invited into the Xaverian Honors and STEM programs. One was offered a National Merit Scholarship of $20,000.

The tentative total of academic, merit scholarships to the 27 members of the SJB Class of 2019 is $248,000.

Beyond the Catholic high schools, SJB students were accepted into the magnet program at Richard Montgomery High School and to Springbrook, Paint Branch, and Northwood high schools.

 A Letter About Internet Safety

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Auction is Live -- Support SJB's March Madness Gala 

The gala is our major fundraiser for the school. This year's gala theme is March Madness, so you won't miss any NCAA basketball tournament games by coming to the gala. 

The gala will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 7 to 10 pm at the Knights of Columbus on Rosensteel Avenue. The gala is always a good time (the map), and the money raised goes toward the needs of the school. If you can't make it to the gala, please buy a ticket or make a donation.

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Here is the order form for Hot Lunch Thursday for the 4th Quarter.

 

 

 

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Arts and Academics Taking Place Now

Students have been active presenting and displaying projects for Arts & Academics. Seventh grade science projects were judged earlier on Tuesday by scientists from the Food and Drug Administration. Art, Design, and Art History projects were presented by 6th grade students before volunteer judges on Tuesday night.

All families and students are invited to see the Arts & Academics exhibition in the gym on Wednesday night from 7 to 8 pm.

Throughout the day, students have been presenting their projects and giving oral reports to students in other grades.

Apply Now for State Tuition Assistance

BOOST Deadline is April 17

Applications for Maryland BOOST scholarships are open until April 17. Families may use BOOST money to pay for private school tuition. SJB is a participating school and has families that have received money through BOOST. To complete a BOOST application, go to this website.

If you are asking, Should I apply or not? the chart below may help. The BOOST Program provides scholarships for students who would be eligible for the free lunch or reduced-price meals program if they were in a public elementary school. Here are the income requirements for those programs:

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Please Remember to Drive Slowly in the Neighborhood

There are children walking to school and families with children, so please be considerate of our neighbors as you drive to and from school in the morning.

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Food will be collected by each class and held until March 30-31, when the parish will deliver food to the St. Camillus Food Pantry.

Eighth Grade Service

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Bowie Baysox "Read and Hit a Homerun" Reading Program 

     A note from the program coordinator: The Bowie Baysox Reading Program posters have finally arrived!  There were problems printing them and then our first set was delivered to the wrong address. Please encourage your child to finish reading the required four books (anything read inside or outside the classroom is fine) and simply check the box on the poster next to his or her name.  Books read in January through March 29 (deadline extended one week) will count.  Upon completion of this program, each student will receive two tickets(one can be used by an adult) to the Bowie Baysox baseball game on Saturday, May 18 at 6:35 pm where your child's accomplishments will be celebrated!  It is a fun night, including a pre-game on-field parade and an amazing fireworks show after the game.  Tickets will be distributed electronically. Please let me know if you are interested in carrying on this fun tradition by running this program next year. Thanks so much! 

Maria Hippchen (Nicholas 8th)   mbhippchen@gmail.com

Enrollment & Registration Questions 

Please try calling the parent support line if you have questions about your TADS account. Phone calls are answered by real TADS representatives, not an automated voice system.

Hours: Monday–Friday from 8 am to 9 pm 

Phone: 612.548.3320 or 800.477.8237

In most cases, the TADS representative will understand your question and resolve your issue quickly. When parents ask me, I often act as an intermediary by relaying the question to our TADS representative and sending the response to the parent. By calling the support line directly, you can save time by eliminating a layer.  

If the issue was created by the school, TADS will tell you. If you believe the school should know about a problem, please tell us. If you are going to be late in making a payment, please tell us ahead of time, and inform us of the date that you will make the payment.

Reminder: Please remember to register for the 2019-20 school year.

Tuition Agreements will be sent out in April.

Go Here for Spring Play Practice 

There's now a separate webpage for spring play practice schedule and news about the play. You can find it by going to the Gold Folder page on the website and selecting the spring play dropdown. It has the updated schedule.

SJB Summer Camp - Register Now!

SJB is offering a competitively priced childcare option during the first full week after the school year ends, June 17-21 from 8:30am-3pm. SJB camp is directed and staffed by faculty. Your child will get a head start on their summer math and reading work, create some masterpieces in art class, take a theater class, and make new memories with friends in a relaxed and nurturing environment. Registration is now open! See flyer  for details.

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Registration Begins for SJB Summer Science Camp 

Camp Sessions at SJB from June 24 until Aug. 2

Here is the website for the SJB Science Camp.

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Here is the registration page, and here is information on camp locations

 

Register for Knights of Columbus Summer Camp 

Here is the registration form

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LENTEN GRATITUDE CALENDAR

List one thing that you are grateful for everyday as a family or as an individual during Lent. Some ideas are filled in for you. At the end of Lenten, share it with others if you'd like.  Submit your completed calendar to Cynthia Norris cnorris@sjbssparish.org to share with parishioners in the SJB bulletin during the Easter Season.

Here is your Lenten Gratitude Calendar.

Knights of Columbus Hershey Park Day

Check out the flyer for more information, and look for this on the Gold Folder page starting next week.

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 First Day of 2019-20 School Year is Tuesday, Aug. 27.

 

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