Saint John the Baptist Catholic School Newsletter

Dear SJB Families,

We have had another busy week! The students are working diligently on their ILEARN test. We took the English/Language Arts part of the test this week and will do Math and Social Studies/Science next week. The amount of planning that goes into this week is immense. Emily Hike, Emily Ladowski, Katie Brough, Sean Didier, and Bob have all substituted for teachers so they could give the exam to small groups. This allows us to make the testing as seamless as possible for our students, and we appreciate their generous willingness to help!

Speaking of help, I received a sweet thank you not from Kristy Curillo, an outreach coordinator at A Mother's Hope. She was so appreciative of the donation and prayers offered for their clients! She sent the picture below and included the following words in the email. "I wanted to send a BIG thank you to the students at SJBFW for the amazing job they did with their Lenten Collection. Their willingness to give back to our community demonstrates their empathy but also commitment to making the world a better place. It is truly inspiring to see such selflessness among young individuals. The prayers for each resident were felt!"

I have conducted numerous interviews and met with many qualified candidates. Offers have been made and accepted for 1st, 3rd, and English as a Second Language teachers. Please pray that all paperwork goes through and these wonderful people become part of the St. John the Baptist community!

This Sunday, we hear about Jesus the Good Shepherd. As we reflect on His words, 'I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep,' we are filled with awe for the goodness of our Lord. We look forward to seeing you all at Mass, where we will joyfully praise and worship the Good Shepherd and receive Him in Holy Eucharist. There is no better place to be!

Maggie Javins

Annie Jr. Tee-Shirts

Just a reminder that Annie Jr. T-shirt order forms are due tomorrow. Annie Jr. T-shirt sales are the best way to raise money for the cost of the play. The T-shirts can be worn to school (instead of a uniform shirt) by ALL SJB students in the month of May. Family members can purchase T-shirts also to show their support of the Annie Jr. cast and crew. It's going to be a wonderful show! Please consider purchasing a shirt (or two!) and show your support. 

Order Form


4/29 & 5/6 Lunch Order


  • Lunch Order form MUST be returned by Monday, April 22th.
  •  Students receiving Free lunches must also fill out this form.


Order Form


It is vital that students are present on these days!

Nelson's Chicken Fundraiser

The Arts & Enrichment committee is having a Nelson's Chicken Fundraiser on April 26th benefit all the junior high field trips this spring. The trips include: 6th grade to Dearborn Michigan, 7th grade to Chicago & 8th grade to Washington D.C. If you didn't pre-order tickets, that okay. Just stop by the Connolly's Do It Best on April 26th from 3-7 and buy a meal.

8th Grade DC Trip

  • Please make sure to turn in permission slips.
  • Start making payments on Eventlink or send in a check/cash to school.

Tweens, Teens, & Screens

Join us on April 19 or 20 for a free workshop for parents on navigating the use of screens and other technology in your family.

The workshop will include presentations, interactive exercises for parents, small group discussion, large group Q & A, and refreshments. Advance registration is appreciated but not required..

Registration Link

Mother & Son Bowling

We have already have 52 people attending the event. The bowling alley gave us a maximum capacity of 100. Spots are available but filling up quickly. Please click on the link below to register


24-25 School Tuition Letter

The School Tuition Letter for the 24-25 School Year was sent home with your student last week. Both a English and Spanish version of the letter are included in the packet. Please read the entire letter.

Next Steps:

  • Set up a payment plan in FACTS.
  • IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED - send in a copy of your 2023 Tax Documents to the school. We will use this to request a School Choice Scholarship (Voucher) from the state. We will not process vouchers until a student is officially registered and the previous school year's tuition is paid.
  • If you have not enrolled or know of someone who wants to enroll a new student, please have them contact or complete the application online.

A print out of the tentative school calendar was sent home with your child today. This year we would like to provide opportunities for weekly professional development for our staff and are therefore planning either a delayed start or early dismissal for each Friday. We would appreciate feedback from our parents on which option would work best for them. Please complete the poll below so we can get an idea of what works best for our families. We would ask that you complete it only once for each family.

24-25 Tentative School Calendar

We want your feedback. Which option would work best for your family? (Please only answer once)
Delayed Start Fridays (8:45 AM)
Early Release Fridays (2:15 PM Dismissal)
Monthly 2 Hour Delays

24-25 Registration Re-enrollment Open

  • There are only 11 current students not enrolled for next year!
  • As of March 4th, the re-enrollment fee increased to $150. The fee will increase to $200 on 4/30.
  • Some grades are nearing capacity. The current 7th grade only has 5 open spots. We have had several calls regarding new students.

New Student Enrollment Open

New students enrollment is now open! There is room in all grades, so please let your friends and neighbors know!

New Student Enrollment

Calendar Changes

  • No 2-Hour Delay on April 24th.

8th Grade Confirmation Retreat

The 8th grade students had their confirmation retreat put on by Damascus. What a beautiful day! Please keep these students in your prayers as they prepare for the Sacrament.

YAC News!

YAC Seeking New Members

The Youth Activities Committee (YAC) is looking for new members. YAC is responsible for organizing/supporting school athletics and other extra-curricular activities. We meet approximately 6 times per year for an hour or so. We also organize Turkey Bingo. Please reach out to the school office if interested in joining.

Tennis Program

Coach Patrick Burton has extended an invitation for St. Johns families to participate in the St. Elizabeth's Tennis Program. Please see the link below for more information.

Tennis Program

Middle School Winners

Throughout the week teachers in middle school collect names of students going above and beyond, whether it is helping a classmate, participating in class, answering hard questions, volunteering at Mass, etc. Then once a week each middle school teacher draws out a name from their collection to get a small prize. All names eligible for the drawing are placed on a bulletin board in the middle school hallway for all to see. 

This week's winners were:

  • Isabella Nino - Mrs. VanFossen ELA
  • Elijah Skeeters - Mrs. Sturm ELA
  • Julissa Nino - Mrs. Henry MATH
  • Thomas Davis - Mrs. Zimmerman RELIGION
  • Kaylee Romero - Ms. Glenn SCIENCE
  • Harry Boxberger- Mrs. Welling SOCIAL STUDIES

This Week at St. Johns

Lost and Left

Do any of these items look familiar?

Please check for missing items! The gloves seem to be reproducing!

SJB in the Community!

We would like to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and alumnae outside of our school! If your child has participated in an event (ex. danced in the Nutcracker, won an award, hiked the Appalachian Trail, etc). Please let us know by completing the attached form and we will put a little blurb in the newsletter. If you have a picture to go along with your event, email it to We want to celebrate with you!

SJB in the Community Form

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Substitute Teachers Needed

We are in need of substitute teachers. In order to be a substitute, you must apply with the diocese and hold a valid substitute license from the state.

  • Diocesan information located here.
  • Valid Substitute Permit application from State found here.
  •  Licensed or Retired Teachers - $125 per Day/ $75 Half Day
  • High School Diploma and Valid Substitute Permit - $100 per day/ $60 Half Day

  • 4/18 - ILEARN 8-11 AM
  • 4/19 - 5th - 8th Grade to Romeo and Juliet Ballet
  • 4/22 - 4/24 ILEARN 8 - 11AM
  • 4/24 - No 2 Hour Delay
  • 4/25 Midterms Sent Home
  • 4/26 - Nelson's Chicken Fundraiser
  • 4/26 - 2nd Grade Upper Room Retreat
  • 4/28 - 1st Holy Communion