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St. John the Baptist
Catholic School
12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 301-622-3076
May
4

Principal's Note 5/4/22

 

Thank You for Your Gala & Auction Support 

Thank you, especially, to the parents who organized the gala and auction and who worked as volunteers on set-up, cleanup, reception, check-in, logistics, online and ticket sales, and checkout. Thank you to everyone who donated auction items and everyone who bid on auction items. The gala was outside, under a tent, on a beautiful Saturday night on the preschool lot, attended by about 100 parents and teachers. We will follow up with more information on the money raised by the SJB Home School Association and a more detailed list of volunteer appreciation.

SJB 8th Grade Performs Wizard of Oz for Students in School

The 8th grade performed a funny, entertaining version of The Wizard of Oz for other grades on Wednesday under the direction of the SJB music teacher, Mr. Shillingford.

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Coming Up

May 7          The Jogger

May 9-13     Teacher Appreciation Week

May 12        May Crowning

May 13        Family Flix

May 18        Living Rosary Outside

May 27        Field Day

May Crowning Procession Starts at 10:30 on Thursday, May 12

May Crowning begins with a solemn procession. In a single-file line and in total silence, students wearing their school uniforms in navy blue and white carry flowers as they walk from the front of the school around the driveway and into the front doors of the church. They leave their flowers at the altar statue of Mary.

The May Crowning prayer service includes the ceremonial crowning of Mary by an 8th grade student and 2nd grade student.

The May Crowning procession will start at 10:30 am on Thursday, May 12. Students should wear navy and white and bring flowers, or even a single flower, to school that day. 

Students May Come to School Out of Uniform on Friday, May 6

A tag-day donation of $1 to $2 is suggested. Proceeds will pay for Kona Ice for Field Day.

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Family Flix Set for Friday, May 13

Families will gather for an outside movie, Encanto, on the SJB field on Friday, May 13. SJB's annual Family Flix tradition is fast approaching. Tickets will be available for online purchase in the coming days. Concessions will be sold for cash on the night of the movie. Estimated showtime is 7 pm.

Students Learn to Play Steel Pan Music

Students in grades 3-8 played steel-pan music during a cultural-arts exhibition on Monday. A combination of percussion and melody, steel-pan music originated on the Caribbean island of Trinidad in the 1930s. Here's some information on steel-pan music.

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 SJB Enjoys Chalk-the-Walk Picnic

SJB students enjoyed their second annual outside chalk-the-walk picnic, an afternoon of outside lunch and chalk art on the parking lot.

Third-Quarter On-A-Roll Awards

On-A-Roll wrist bands and Tootsie Pops were awarded to students in each grade on Friday for academics, effort, and character in the third quarter. See the post of award winners.

Eighth Grader Quinn Langan Wins Essay Scholarship 

Eighth-grade student Quinn Langan won a scholarship from the Catholic Business Network in its annual 8th grade essay contest. Quinn is the third member of the Langan family to win an essay scholarship from the Catholic Business Network. Older sister Riley and older brother Aidan each won a CBN essay scholarship while in 8th grade at SJB. Like Riley and Aidan, Quinn is heading to St. John's College High School.

SJB Matriculation 2022

SJB Graduates Headed to the Following High Schools:

6 - St. John’s College High School 

5 - Our Lady of Good Counsel  

5 - Springbrook 

4 - St. Vincent Pallotti 

2 - DeMatha 

1 - Georgetown Prep  

1 - Georgetown Visitation 

1 - Blake – 1 

1 - Blair – 1 

1 - Reservoir – 1  

1 - Wheaton-Edison  

2022 Acceptances at Catholic High Schools 

11 Accepted -- St. John’s College High School  

10 Accepted -- Our Lady of Good Counsel  

9 Accepted – St. Vincent Pallotti 

7 Accepted – Academy of the Holy Cross 

5 Accepted - DeMatha 

2 Accepted – Gonzaga 

1 Accepted – Georgetown Visitation 

1 Accepted – Georgetown Prep 

1 Accepted -- Stone Ridge

 

Class of 2022 SJB students were offered $213,000 in scholarships to Catholic high schools.

 

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