Get Certified to Volunteer at SJB
Steps to Certification on the SJB Volunteer Page
SJB is committed to keeping children safe. If you are seeking to work or volunteer with children at SJB, you must obtain child-protection certification through the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.
We encourage parents of children in their first or second year at SJB to obtain their certification now. Please don't wait until the last minute. The certification process can take a few weeks.
Get more information including the steps to certification on the SJB Volunteer Page.
SJB Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
The school launched Hispanic Heritage Month with a proclamation, in Spanish and English, last week.
Each classroom has a designated country for Hispanic Heritage Month. Each class country is in South America, Central America, or the Caribbean. During the month, the students learn more about their class country. If students have artifacts or items from their class country, they are encouraged to bring them in. Teachers have set aside Hispanic Heritage space in the rooms.
Take the Principal's Hispanic Heritage Month Challenge
Over the next three weeks, how much can you improve in your ability to label a map of Central America?
How much can you improve in your ability to label a map of South America?
Or, for the extreme challenger, how much can you improve in your ability to label a map of both Central America and South America?
To take this challenge, here are the maps you'll need:
Using the map with no labels, write your name and date at the top and try to label the countries in writing. It's OK if you can't name any countries on your first try. Our goal is improvement, right?
Over the next few weeks, study the map with the labels and keep trying. We want to see how much progress you make from now to October 12.
On October 12, send your first attempt and last attempt to label the map, and remember to include your name and the date.
Use the links to print your maps or the extra copies in folders by the Hispanic Heritage bulletin board in the front hallway.
Thank You, SJB Families, for Your Support for the SJB Mini Auction & Annual Fall Plant Sale
Thanks to your support, the H.S.A. raised $3,300 for the school in the first fundraiser of the year.
Here's the Grill Lunch Flyer
Thank You, Fry Family, for the New Mulch on the Playground!
SJB students in all grades have enjoyed the fresh mulch on the playground this week. We thank the Fry family for donating and spreading the mulch.
Washington Parent Publishes Essay by SJB Writing Teacher
Mrs. Jenkins, our writing teacher, has written an article about parenting and teaching through a pandemic for Washington Parent magazine.
SJB to Have First School Masses in More Than One Year
SJB is having in-person school Masses on Thursday and Friday afternoons for the first time in more than year. To spread out the students, students in grades 1-4 will attend Mass on Thursday, Sept. 23, and students in grades 5-8 will attend Mass on Friday, Sept. 24.