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St. John the Baptist
Catholic School
12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 301-622-3076
Sep
17

Principal's Note 9/17/19

 Friday is a Half Day 

This is a reminder that students are dismissed at 12 noon on Friday, and After Care is 12-4 pm on Friday. Also, there's a Half-Day Lunch Grill.

See the Gold Folder page for details on the Grill Lunch, Family Flix, SJB Orioles Night, and the annual Plant Sale, as well as SJB Athletics.

Also on Friday, Student Council candidates will deliver campaign speeches before a morning student assembly, and all students will vote in the Student Council election later in the day. Results will be announced just before 12 noon dismissal. 

Portrait Day is Thursday, Sept. 26. See the flyer in the Gold Folder.

Volunteers Must Complete Child-Protection Certification

School parents must complete child-protection certification to volunteer in the school.

Many parents need only a fingerprint background check to complete certification. Here's a list of approved fingerprint centers to help those parents complete the final step in certification.

One fingerprinting center, American Identify Solutions (12501 Prosperity Drive), is just 2.7 miles, a 9-minute drive, from SJB.

Some parents must start the certification process from the beginning by registering on Virtus, registering to attend a child-protection training class, and then completing the fingerprint background check.

The school’s Volunteers and Child Protection page has instructions for parents who are starting certification and instructions for parents who need only the fingerprint background check.

Martha Kerley, parish child-protection coordinator for the parish, can help by telling you what steps you still need to take to become certified, and she can help you track your fingerprint background check. Contact her at mkerley@sjbssparish.org.

On the page below are child-protection training sessions listed on Virtus.

Please become child-protection certified soon so that you can be involved in activities with your child and other students at SJB. And thank you to all who have already acted.

Early Bird Special Added for After Care -- SJB offers an additional early-bird special. It's a 5-day-per-week annual plan for children who are picked before 4 pm each regular school day and before 1 pm on half-days. The cost is $200 per month. 

 Box Tops Have Gone Digital -- Box Tops for Education is now digital. With the Box Tops app, snap a picture or email the Box Top to give SJB credit and $$$. 

To download the mobile app, just search for Box Tops for Education (in the App store). 

  • Register to support SJB
  • In the app, take a picture of your receipt (within 14 days of purchase) and it will automatically add to SJB's earnings
  • Or email online receipts to receipts@boxtops4education.com from the linked email address registered to the Box Tops app

Please Remember to Complete Survey on English Language Program -- Please complete the online survey, which you should have received through the Parent Portal more than a week ago. It includes questions relevant to our English Language Learning Program.

Maryland's Growing Subsidies for After Care & PreK

Maryland has expanded After Care and preschool assistance to families.

Take a look at current income eligibility requirements. They have increased and probably will increase again. Please consider applying if you are eligible. SJB's After Care program and preschool are licensed with the state's EXCELS program, enabling the school to participate in the voucher program.

Montgomery County Working Parent Assistance Program

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 Maryland Child Care Subsidy Program

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Protecting God's Children for Adults

Where:

 St. Bartholomew (219) (Bethesda)

When:

 Tuesday, September 17, 2019
 6:00 PM

Estimated time:

 3 hrs

 

Where:

 St. Rose of Lima (226) (Gaithersburg)

When:

 Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:00 PM

Estimated time:

 3 hrs

Spaces
remaining:

 77 of 100

Language:

 This session will be conducted in Spanish

Notes:

 Once the video starts, no one is allowed in the workshop. Also, when the workshop is full please select another training.

 

Where:

 St. Mary (208) (Rockville)

When:

 Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 AM

Estimated time:

 3 hrs

Spaces
remaining:

 1 of 80

Notes:

 Once the video starts, no one is allowed in the workshop. Also, when the workshop is full please select another training. No one under 18 years of age is permitted in this workshop.

Wheelchair accessible:

 Yes

 

Where:

 St. Joseph School (Beltsville)

When:

 Tuesday, September 24, 2019
 7:00 PM

Estimated time:

 3 hrs

Spaces
remaining:

 75 of 100

Wheelchair accessible:

 Yes


 

Where:

 St. Margaret of Scotland (320) (Capitol Heights)

When:

 Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:00 AM

Estimated time:

 3 hrs

Spaces
remaining:

 80 of 100

Wheelchair accessible:

 Yes


 

Where:

 St. Paul (216) (Damascus)

When:

 Sunday, September 29, 2019
12:30 PM

Estimated time: 

3 hrs

Spaces 
remaining: 

12 of 75

Notes: 

No one under 18 years of age is permitted in this workshop.

Wheelchair  accessible: 

Yes


 

Where: 

St. Pius X Regional School (Bowie)

When: 

Monday, September 30, 2019
6:30 PM

Estimated time: 

3 hrs

Spaces 
remaining: 

58 of 100

Wheelchair accessible: 

Yes


 

Where: 

Holy Cross (222) (Garrett Park)

When: 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
6:30 PM

Estimated time: 

3 hrs

Spaces 
remaining: 

35 of 75

Wheelchair accessible: 

Yes


 

Where: 

St. John the Evangelist SCHOOL (213) (Silver Springs)

When: 

Saturday, October 5, 2019
12:00 PM

Estimated  time: 

3 hrs

Spaces 
remaining: 

64 of 100


 

Where: 

St. Martin of Tour School (Gaithersburg)

When: 

Friday, October 11, 2019
6:00 PM

Estimated time: 

0 hrs

Spaces 
remaining: 

28 of 30

Language: 

This session will be conducted in Spanish

Notes: 

Library

Wheelchair accessible: 

Yes


 

Where: 

St. Mary (313) (Landover Hills)

When: 

Friday, October 18, 2019
7:00 PM

Estimated time: 

3 hrs

Spaces 
remaining: 

87 of 100

Language: 

This session will be conducted in Spanish

Wheelchair accessible: 

Yes


 

Where: 

St. Peter (131) (Washington)

When: 

Sunday, November 3, 2019
1:30 PM

Estimated time: 

3 hrs

Spaces 
remaining: 

67 of 100

Wheelchair accessible: 

Yes


 

Where: 

Holy Trinity (118) (Washington)

When: 

Sunday, November 24, 2019
12:00 PM

Estimated time: 

3 hrs

Spaces 
remaining: 

88 of 100

Wheelchair accessible: 

Yes

 

 

 

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