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St. John the Baptist
Catholic School
12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 301-622-3076
Mar
20

Principal's Note 3/20/18

 

Movie Day Sign-Up for Parents

We are having our annual student movie day on Wednesday, March 28.

Parents are asked to choose a movie by Friday (March 20) for their children using the link below. Parents with more than one child must close the link and re-open it to choose a movie for their second child.

Here's the Movie Day Choice Link.

Pre-K parents do not need to sign up their children. They will have their own entertainment in their classroom.

Consider Service on the SJB School Advisory Board 

Please think about serving on the SJB School Advisory Board, which now includes the H.S.A. and its fundraising and community-building events. Using this nominations form, you can volunteer to serve on the board or you can nominate another school parent to serve on the board. Just complete the form and return it to the school office in the Gold Folder.

Meet the Presidents at SJB

Parents, friends, and countrymen are welcome to Meet the Presidents at 1:30 pm in the Lyon Center on Wednesday, March 21 -- or at 10 am on Friday if we have a snow day.

Now that the 4th grade students have done their reports on the presidents, the students will get to be the presidents for the day.

Parish Verification and Tuition Assistance Request 

Please complete this form to request the following:

  • Catholic Tuition Rate
  • Multiple-Child Discount
  • Tuition Assistance from the Parish

Please write your name on the form before you send it to the office.

The parish verification and sibling-discount request must be completed annually.

Spring Gala Solicitation

Please help support our major fundraiser, SJB Spring Gala, on April 21. There are many ways that you can help, and the solicitation form will explain them.

Look soon for ticket information and auction items. We will be looking for great ideas -- vacations, dinners, treats, services, lessons -- to put up for sale.

Parents Needed for Good Friday Passion Play Mass 

Every year at the 7:30 pm Good Friday Mass, the parishioners act out the passion and death of Jesus during mass.

We are looking for a few parents to play the roles of a guard, Peter, or Joseph of Arimethea.  This is a simple yet powerful way to participate in Holy Week.

If you are interested and available for the the March 30 Good Friday Mass, please contact either Ed McCormack at edmccormack1960@gmail.com or Linda Donaldson at lp.donaldson@verizon.net.

Order Hot Lunches for 4th Quarter

Please send this order form and payment to the school office by Wednesday, March 28.

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 SJB 2018 T-Shirt Now on Sale

The graduating class creates and sells a school T-shirt to help raise money for graduation activities. Here is the order form.

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Bowie Baysox "Read & Hit a Home Run" Reading Program --- The annual reading program is well underway.  The teachers introduced the program to the students several weeks ago and have been encouraging the students to read.  Unfortunately, two sets of posters were lost in the mail and the posters were finally hand-delivered this week!  All the students have to do is read 3 books inside or outside the classroom and mark them off on the posters hanging in the classrooms by March 28.  Books read from January through March 28 may count.  Upon completion of the program, students will receive a free ticket to the Bowie Baysox baseball game on Saturday, May 5 at 6:35 pm.  We always have a great time at the game!  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Maria Hippchen at mbhippchen@gmail.com or 301-996-6782.

DeMatha's Soccer Clinic and Soccer Camp -- See these flyers for information about DeMatha's soccer clinics and soccer camps

Support the Boy Scouts at SJB -- The Scouts are having their annual mulch sale to raise money for their organization. Here's the information.

Workshop on Support for Children with Specific Learning Needs -- Here's the flyer for the full-day program on April 28 (although parents can can register to attend just part of the day). There will be a morning presentation by a local psychologist on the emotional impact on learning and an afternoon presentation by a local technology expert/author on free and low-cost technology supports for students. 

SJB Summer Camp -- SJB is hosting a one-week summer camp from June 18-22, led by some of the teachers. Camp is open to current students entering grades 1-8. The week includes time to start on the summer Reading and Math work, as well as several other fun activities like Art, Theater, Science and outdoor play. See flyer  for details and registration information. Only 50 spots available. First come, first served! Questions? Contact Mrs. Morris at Kathleen.Morris@sjbsilverspring.org

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SJB Summer Camps

If your kids enjoy our after-school science and STEM clubs, they'll love the summer camp coming to SJB from June 25 until August. To find out more about it, check your Gold Folder and go to this website.

Can You Be Part of Spring Cleaning on March 24?

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Class Photos Are Available Online -- Go to Freed Spirit  to order.

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SJB CYO Softball

SJB Softball registration is now open for SJB students and parishioners. 

SJB Athletics participates in CYO Girls Softball for 10U, 12U, and 14U.  

This season, SJB Athletics is partnering with Burtonsville Athletic Association (BAA) to field SJB baseball teams for Grades K-8.

Learn more and register at www.sjbathletics.org.

Introducing SJB FUTSAL!

What is Futsal? 5 on 5 indoor ⚽ and it's happening this spring at SJB Gym. Boys and girls, Gr 3-8. Learn more and register at www.sjbathletics.org or contact Emerson Branch emersonbranch@hotmail.com.

CYO Track and Field

CYO offers Track and Field as a spring sport.  SJB Athletics does not have a program, but interested SJB Parishioners and Students should consider competing for neighboring parish St. Andrew the Apostle which has a strong track and field program and welcomes SJB Jaguars.

Please contact the following for more information:

Hugh McKenna – hughmckenna@msn.com

David Luksic – luksicfamily@verizon.net

More Information:

http://standrewapostle.org/ministry/http://standrewapostle.org/ministry/

SJB CYO Baseball

This season CYO has determined based on parish feedback that there will not be enough teams to form a league so SJB will not offer CYO baseball this year. Our recommendation is that you sign your players up with BAA’s recreational baseball league which is very comparable and close by. When registering, add SJB as the carpool and team preference and BAA will make every attempt to place SJB players together which is a fun experience for the players and a logistical convenience for coaches and parents. Contact BAA Baseball Director, Molly Surden baaleaguedirector@gmail.com

Coming Soon

Registration for SJB Teeball and Spring Little Feet will open soon. Be on the lookout for announcements.

Want to Coach?

In order to take on the role of coach or assistant coach, you must be compliant with the Child Protection Policy. All volunteers/parents who have contact with children must be Virtus compliant. Please visit the SJB Athletics Virtus page to review the process:

https://www.sjbathletics.org/virtus

 

 

 

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