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St. John the Baptist
Catholic School
12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 301-622-3076
Mar
5

Principal's Note 3/6/18

Please make sure you check the Gold Folder for important information, including the Thursday Hot Lunch order form.

Please complete the Gold Form and return it to the school office before Easter Vacation if you wish to make any of the following requests:

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

The Parish Verification & Tuition Aid Request (the form on gold paper) must be completed and returned to the school office by March 28.

Spring Gala Solicitation

Please help support our major fundraiser, SJB Spring Gala, on April 21. There are many ways that you can help. 

Start by reading the solicitation form.

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.

Arts & Academics Viewing is 7 pm on Wednesday

Sixth grade students make oral presentations before judges on their art/artist/design projects on Tuesday. Classes view the A&A projects on Wednesday. Fifth grade students will deliver state report presentations to 4th grade students, and 7th grade students will give science presentations to 6th grade students.

On Wednesday night from 7 to 8 pm, everyone is welcome as the Arts & Academics festival opens its doors to parents, relatives and friends.

Box Top Winners -- The winner of the February Box Tops contest is the 6th grade. The students may  be out of uniform on this Thursday, March 8.

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.

 Will You Be A School Board Candidate?

Please consider volunteering for service on the the school board or nominating another parent for the school board by using this nominations form. Please complete the form and return it to the school office in the Gold Folder. The school board and Home School Association have been consolidated for efficiency.

Can You Be Part of Spring Cleaning on March 24?

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School Registration Deadline is March 15

The school registration deadline has been extended to March 15 for all of our returning families. Families that have not yet registered for the 2018-19 school year should log into their TADS accounts to register.

During the registration process, parents will be asked to acknowledge archdiocesan and SJB policies and to make a $500 registration payment, which will count toward 2018-19 tuition.

When all SJB families are registered, the school will have an accurate forecast of 2018-19 enrollment and a set budget and tuition rate by the end of March.

On April 13, tuition agreements will be sent to all registered families through TADS. School families will be asked to select and accept the payment-plan agreements by May 11 or pay a late fee.  Parents who miss the May 11 deadline will be charged $100 and given an additional period -- May 21-29 – to approve tuition agreements.

If the second deadline is missed, there will be a third round on tuition agreements from May 29 to June 15, during which a late fee of $250 will be applied.

Timeline for 2018-19 Registration & Tuition Agreements 

Jan. 28 to March 15           Registration Period 

March 30                            School Budget & Tuition Set for 2018-19 

April 13                              Tuition Agreements Sent to Registered Families  

May 11                               Agreements Accepted by School Families 

May 21-29                          Late Agreement Fee $100 

May 29 to June 15             Late Agreement Fee $250 

June 15                               All financial accounts must be paid in full 

July 1                                  First payments for those with 12-month plans 

The purpose of the timeline is to provide a 12-month payment plan, which we believe will make SJB affordable to more families. 

It is our hope that this timeline and explanation give a clear picture of the steps ahead.

Thank you for your continued support.

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

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Congratulations, 12U Girls Basketball Champs!

The girls tournament team went undefeated season and won the CYO Region 2 championship!

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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