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

Pre-School Information

SJB preschool for 4-year-old boys and girls begins on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Open House and Orientation -- There will be an Open House and Orientation for all new pre-K students and families from 5:00 to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Hours -- Preschool hours are 8 to 3. 

After Care and Before Care -- Preschool children are able to take part in Before Care and/or After Care. The cost of Before Care is $8 per day. There's no registration for Before Care. Children may arrive on a drop-in schedule. Before Care is 7-8 am each day in the classroom across from hall from the school office.

After Care is from 3 to 6 pm on full days and from noon to 4 pm on half-days, when school dismissal is 12 noon. After Care registration is done through TADS. The After Care rate is $8 per hour prorated by the minute. 


What to Wear -- There is no uniform or uniform code for the preschool. Our only clothing guidance is that students wear comfortable and appropriate clothing for playing outside. 

Snack and Lunch and Nap -- The school will provide a mid-morning snack for students. Parents may send their children with bag lunches or take advantage of the lunch offerings at the school. Pre-K students will participate in Hot Lunch Thursday. They may bring a bag lunch or complete this form to order for Hot Lunch Thursday.  Pre-K students on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday will have the option of sending their children to school with bag lunches or ordering through Main and Market, our catered lunch vendor.

Milk -- Pre-K students will be served 1 percent milk during snack and lunch. Children will have a choice of water or milk at snack and lunch. The state requires preschools to provide 1 percent milk to children. Parents will receive a $35 milk charge unless they notify the school that their child cannot drink milk for health reasons.

Nap --  The school will provide students with new nap mats. We ask parents to send a small sheet, labeled with their child’s name, in a sealed plastic baggie on the first day. Preschool teachers will contact you about a schedule for cleaning them.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up -- Supervised drop-off will occur each day at 8 am in the Lyon Center lot, and supervised pickup will occur at 3 pm each day in the Lyon Center lot. Siblings of pre-K students will meet on the Lyon Center sidewalk at pick up time. A teacher will escort siblings in grades K-2 to the sidewalk by the Lyon Center. When picking up their child from pre-K, parents must sign the sign-out sheet.


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School Calendar -- The preschool is considered a part of SJB Catholic School and will follow the school calendar. However, the preschool will not have Back to School presentations on Sept. 7. Preschool presentations will take place at the open house on Aug. 31, and parents will have many opportunities in the school year to be involved in their child's classroom.








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