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

Principal's Note 6/12/18


Awards Ceremony on Thursday -- On Thursday at 10:45 am in the Gym, we will have a modest awards ceremony for students who were on time and who attended school each day.

End-of-School Liturgy Hosted by Kindergarten -- Our closing liturgy will begin at 10 am on Friday. Kindergarten students have been practicing reading, singing, ushering, and carrying the banners, cross, and Bible. Each one of them will have a role in the liturgy. We hope to see many of you there.

Parents who are coming to the end-of-year liturgy and staying until noon dismissal should park pick-up style, facing the Kazista Parish Center.

Pick Up Medications by Friday -- Remember to submit medications at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year with new physician’s orders and ADW forms. All medications must have current prescriptions and ADW forms.You can complete all of the necessary ADW forms in TADS, print them, and present them to your physician for signature.  

Summer Packet Information is In Your Folder  -- Please check your child's Gold Folder for summer-packet information.

Noon Dismissal for the Rest of the Week -- The wind-down begins. We will have half-days Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Summer Assignments Posted -- Here is the information on Summer Assignments for each rising grade.

School Supply List Posted -- Here is our Supply List with an Amazon cart for each rising grade.

For New Families -- Information for New Families is available on one page.

School Lunch Information -- Find out here how to order lunch for the new school year.


  • The school uniform code begins on Handbook page 27.
  • For pictures of school uniforms, go to our uniform page.
  • To buy girls' jumpers, skirts and other items, go to Flynn O'Hara. Tel: 1-800-441-4122 or 301-838- 8958. When ordering online, click on “Your School Store,” log in and enter “St. John the Baptist.” Our particular plaid uniform will show there. Students may wear the polo shirts and sweaters without logos or with SJB logos.
  • SJB logo polo shirts and sweaters can be purchased through Lands’ End at 1-800-469-2222. The SJB Preferred School # 9000-7988-0.
  • PE uniforms are sold by A1 Uniforms, 1-800-334-2205, 4010 Volta Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20722. Group password: THEBAPTIST  
  • The Uniform Bank is a great way to pick up extra uniforms to get you started. Call the school office to make sure someone can open the Uniform Bank for you.

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Student Scantron Scores

Please go to our Scantron webpage for an explanation of terminology used in end-of-year Scantron reports.

Reports withheld due to financial obligations will be sent home when obligations are met.  Students take Scantron tests in reading and mathematics in September, January, and May.

Last Day Pool Party

Join your SJB friends to celebrate the last day of school at a pool party and open house at Twin Farms Swim & Tennis Club. For $5/ea ($15 for a family of 3 or more) you get two pieces of pizza, and a bottle of water plus a day of fun and games at the pool. The Twin Farms Snack Bar will be open and selling ice cream. Children in Grades Pre-K-4 should have a parent or designated adult attend with them. Drop off is allowed for children grades 5-8. Membership info will be available too if you are looking for your summer pool home. The Twin Farms Tigers compete and have fun with swim, dive, and tennis teams. The party will run from 12-3 pm and Twin Farms is located at 1200 Fairland Road. See the flyer for more information.

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Check the Calendar for Dates -- Events have been added to the calendar. Check the school calendar, and sync it to your Google calendar.

Thanks from Ms. Moore and the People of West Virginia -- Many thanks for all your generous and wonderful donations for the people of Wyoming County, West Virginia.   We arrived on Sunday afternoon and unloaded the van and the trailer.  Winter items were set aside for November and comforters were stored for Christmas.   Sheets were sized and  clothes separated boys from girls.  All the clothes and sheets along with miscellaneous household items, toys, games, towels, toiletries, and blankets were placed on the shelves of the Itman Food Bank.  By the time we left all was ready for distribution this Friday, June 15.    Itman provides supplemental food, clothing, and household items to about 500 families on the third Friday of each month.   For the last 13 years it has been run by Kathy Simonse and her husband, Arne. Kathy Simonse taught music at SJB from 1974-1999...she is the ‘founder’ of the SJB Spring Show!       Thank you once again for your help. 

Where will SJB go this Summer?   Take a picture wearing your SJB spirit wear this summer. Send the picture to and look for your picture in the front hallway in September.

Prayers for Omi Campagnari  -- We are praying for Rita "Omi" Campagnari, grandmother of Nicholas Campagnari (6th) and Ashley (class of 2017), and we are praying for the Campagnari family. The viewing will be on  Thursday, June 14, from 5 to 7 pm at Pumphrey Funeral Home (300 W Montgomery Ave, Rockville, MD 20850). The service will be on Friday, June 15, at 3 pm at Emmanuel Lutheran Church (7730 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817), with a reception in the Fellowship Hall after the service.

Volunteer As a Room Parent for 2018-19 -- One great way to ease into a leadership role at SJB is by becoming a room parent. It's also one of the best ways to get to know other parents. To volunteer, complete the signup form. Contact our room parent coordinator, Jeanine Regan, at to let her know that you are interested in becoming a room parent.

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. Thank you to Brian and Hilary Lappin (Colin 3rd, Ava 1st) for coordinating our Buddy Family program.

Knights of Columbus Camp Information Is Right Here -- Or you can go right to the website.

Science Camp at SJB -- See the ad  for summer science camp.  To find out more, go here.

Reading Specialist -- Bonnie Massimino, a specialist in helping children with learning needs, is holding a workshop this summer. Here is the flyer with information.

Summer Reading Camps -- Here is a flyer with information on Kathy Bittinger's summer reading camp, and here is the registration form


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