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St. John the Baptist
Catholic School
12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 301-622-3076
May
7

Principal's Note 5/8/18

Emergency Alert Service

At about 5 pm, school parents in pre-K through grade 7 should receive a text message from SJB's emergency text alert service. Please respond "y" or "yes" to the text message you receive so that you will receive emergency text alerts during the next school year.

May Crowning is Wednesday

 May Crowning will take place at 10:30 am on Wednesday, May 7.

Parents are welcome to come to the May Crowning ceremony. 

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Art above by seventh grade students Caitlin Ober and Julie Zalalutdinov

 

We hope that many of you will join us for our annual May Crowning Service, which begins with a solemn, silent procession from the school around the parish center to the church. Our students should wear white or blue shirts with their regular uniforms.

Students in 1st grade may wear their PE uniforms with long pants and jackets. Students in 7th grade should wear their school uniforms and bring their PE uniforms. Students in 6th grade should wear their PE uniforms and bring their regular uniforms. 

Students also should bring flowers to carry in the procession and to place on the church altar in Mary’s honor.

After the service, the flowers are taken to the school lobby and arranged in vases to create a Mary altar. We welcome parent volunteers who are willing to help with the placement of the flowers in the school lobby. Eighth grade pictures will take place before the May Crowning, around 9:30 AM, in front of the church.

Our May Crowners this year are Nicole Ionata (8th grade) and Isabella Golding (2nd grade).

Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you, parents, for the generous and thoughtful gestures for our teachers during this Teacher Appreciation Week. There have been many supportive parent volunteers, and we thank them all. Our teachers appreciate your kindness and your recognition of their dedication more than you will ever know.

SJB Summer Camp

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Here's a camp flyer  that you can download and print.

Be a Buddy Family 

Please see the flyer to sign up to be a Buddy Family. This is a great way to welcome and support a new SJB family.

More Thanks for the Auction

We thanked many people last week who volunteered, attended the gala, bid on auction items and made cash contributions. Here are the families who donated items to the auction:

Hawkins

Chisam

Ly

Hatzes

Tuel

L Cunningham

Brown

Damon Smith Family

Jenkins

Lombardo

Zuniga

Caslani

Regan

Bascug (Margiotta)

Thai Le

Chapa

F Ionata & Lanni

Hernandez

SJB Teachers

SJB Student Receives Writing Award

Emma Hickey, 8th grade, is one of seven Legacy Award essay winners. Emma's entry was selected from more than a thousand entries nationally, according to officials at the Legacy Project's Listen to a Life Story Contest. Emma's story, "The Ringing in My Ears," is based on her interview with David Wagoner, her grandfather, about his memory of the Vietnam War. 

Are You Interested in Being a Room Parent Next Year?

Contact our room parent coordinator, Jeanine Regan, at jeanine.regan@sjbsilverspring.org to let her know that you are interested in becoming a room parent. Please include your name and the grade you would like to represent next year. Here is a signup form.

Help Ms. Moore for Annual West Virginia Trip

 Are you doing some spring cleaning? If so, Ms. Moore will be making her annual trip to West Virginia on June 2nd....earlier this year. She is happy to pass along to the families in Appalachia gently used baby and children's clothing, all sorts of linens (sheets, towels. blankets, pillows), household items and personal hygiene items (even travel sizes). The latter because the people are not permitted to use their food stamps for toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, etc.  You may put your donations in the stairwell leading to the gym and Ms. Moore will check there each week.   Please mark your bags WV.   Donations are needed by the end of May.   Thanks.

Marianne

Exam Schedule for Grades 5-7

Exams Grades 5 - 7

     
 

5

6

7

Wednesday, June 6

LA

LA

Spanish

   

 

 

Thursday, June 7

Science

LA

Science

       

Friday, June 8

SS

Science

LA

     

Math

       

Monday, June 11

 

Math

SS

       

Tuesday, June 12

Math

SS

LA

 

Grill Lunch on Friday, May 11

On Friday, May 11, the 7th grade will host the grill lunch at the noon dismissal.  Come get your $5 meal deal with burgers and hot dots, chips, water and dessert.  Our master grillers will serve up some yummy food, and it’s one less meal you have to pack or cook!

SJB CYO Soccer Registration Opens Today!!!!
Link to Registration: https://www.sjbathletics.org/soccer
Register before May 20th for Early Bird Rates: 

7U - Early Bird Rate $85 - After May 20 the fee will increase to $100

8U - Early Bird Rate $85 - After May 20 the fee will increase to $100

10U - Early Bird Rate $120 - After May 20 the fee will increase to $135

12U - Early Bird Rate $135 - After May 20 the fee will increase to $150

14U - Early Bird Rate $135 - After May 20 the fee will increase to $150
If you have questions, please contact SJB CYO Soccer Commissioner:  Danielplangan@yahoo.com

Summer Science Camp at SJB

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To find out more, go here.

Tuition Assistance

The state of Maryland offers financial tuition assistance for private education through the BOOST program. Here is the link to the application, which is open until May 21. Please apply if your children would be eligible for free or reduced lunch, according to the income guidelines below.

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