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

Principal's Note 3/14/23

Arts & Academics Showcase 7- 8 pm on Wednesday

Family members of students in all grades are invited to tour the Arts & Academics showcase in the gym from 7 to 8 pm on Wednesday, March 15. Projects from K-8 are represented. 

Seventh grade students present their science projects to visiting federal scientists on Tuesday afternoon. Sixth grade students present their arts projects to volunteers on Tuesday night.


What's Ahead:

Tuesday, March 14 --       Arts & Academics Judging in Gym

                                            10:30 to 1:30 Science -7th grade

                                            5:30 to 7:45 Art - 6th Grade

Wednesday, March 15 --   During school...  upper grades present to lower  grades

                                                                            students view projects

                                             7-8 pm Arts & Academics Showcase for Families of All Grades

Thursday, March 16 --       Pizza Lunch

Friday, March 17 -              Noon Dismissal, Half Day

Monday, March 20 -          No School, Staff Retreat

Friday, March 24 --            Author Evelyn Logan Visit

Monday, March 27 --         7 pm HSA Meeting

Saturday, April 1 --            6-9 pm Father Daughter Dance - Go here for tickets

Wednesday, April 5 --        Half Day, 12 Noon Dismissal

                                             No After Care 

Thursday, April 6 --            No School, Holy Thursday

Friday, April 7 --                 No School, Holy Friday

April 6-16 -                          Easter Break

Monday, April 17 --            Classes Resume

The SJB online calendar and website calendar have the most up-to-date information.

Get Tickets for the Father-Daughter Dance on April 1

Go here for tickets to the Father-Daughter Dance on Saturday, April 1, and sign up as a volunteer helper for the event.

The Father Daughter Dance returns to SJB!

We cordially invite you to join us for an evening “Under the Stars” on Saturday, April 1st from 6 to 9 pm in the SJB gym. Come join the fun with dancing, snacks, crafts, raffle items, prizes, and a photo booth! Ticket pricing is $30 per couple and $12 for each additional daughter. Wrist corsages are available for $7 each. Raffle tickets are $1 each and can be bought in advance and used the night of the event. Please visit our sign up genius to purchase tickets and corsages.  Deadline to order by 3/30. 

We are also in need of volunteers to help with setup, serving snacks, overseeing activities, and breakdown. Use the ticket link to sign up to volunteer. Also, if you are a cook or baker, we would love to have some goodies to serve. Please sign up for these tasks at the above sign up genius link. 

A Note from Our Steel Drum Instructor

Please see the note below from resident artist Kevin Martin, who taught steel drums to students in grades K-8 last month. It was included in the late edition of last week's Note. 


I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the week at St. John the Baptist.

I love everything I saw about how you run your school. The first thing I noticed was how well the teaching staff worked together and had each others backs...  working to create a schedule where we could fit in as many workshops as we could. They supported each other and came in to cover each other and worked to help students in every workshop.  It made such a difference... every teacher without exception dove into the project and floated around the room helping students who needed a little extra... You can feel when the administration and the teachers are in sync and that was so evident at your school.

The students were several years above their grade level in social skills... in helping each other... On the second day I told them that to be a great band we needed to keep our eyes on the students on each side of their pans and to help each other...  to be willing to show the person next to you how to play the song... or even harder to ask the person next to you to show you how to play a phrase if you were struggling...
They all did and it amazed me...    I don't know what you are doing to create this environment but I am amazed....  Thank you for letting me see education happening is such a calm and consistent way...  I would be happy to come work with you guys anytime and like I said...  I will be telling people about your amazing school as I travel the state...

Kevin Martin

I hope Mr. Martin's note makes you feel as proud of your children as it makes us.

A Little Help After Arts & Academics on Wednesday Night?

The school would be grateful for any help from parents putting away tables and chairs at 8 pm on Wednesday, March 15, after the Arts & Academics Showcase. 

Please See A Little Help for Ways that Parents Can Help Our School.

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