Welcome, New Families!

Welcome, New St. John’s Families!

We are very excited to have you join our community, and we look forward to getting to know your whole family.  As a new family, you will be receiving a large packet of information from us via regular mail in the next few weeks; however, on this page you’ll find additional information which will be helpful over the coming months. We want your transition to be a smooth one, so please never hesitate to contact us with questions. Below is a list of people who can help with your questions:

Tom Stevens – Head of School
Sharon Rippen – Associate Head of School
Doug Perkins – Director of Admissions
Kathy Schneider – Director of Finance
Holly Constantine – Office Manager (general information, health forms, address changes)
Brenda Martinez – Administrative Assistant
Brad Child – Director of Facilities (carpool information, emergency information)
Paula Liscinsky – Director of Extended Day

In addition, you will be contacted periodically by current parents, and over the summer your child’s grade-specific Room Parents will reach out to you. There will be opportunities prior to the first day of school to connect with the students and parents in your child’s grade. We want you to feel comfortable and connected to St. John’s even before you walk through our doors as a new family.

2019-2020 Upcoming Events

October 14, 2019 – Columbus Day NO School

October 15, 2019 – Professional Day NO School

November 7, 2019 – Conference Day – Noon Dismissal

November 8, 2019 – Conference Day – NO School for Students Friday

November 15, 2019 – Bingo Night at St. John’s Parish Hall, Friday 6:30 pm

November 27 – 29, 2019 – Thanksgiving Break – NO School Wednesday – Friday

December 5, 2019 – Christmas Tree Lighting, Thursday 6-7 p.m.

December 12, 2019 – Christmas Concert Celebration, Thursday 1:30 & 7 pm

December 20, 2018- Christmas Break – Noon Dismissal Friday

December 21 – Tues., January 1, 2019 – Christmas Break – NO School Friday

School Resumes Monday, January 6, 2020

2019-2020 Calendar

Summer Reading Lists, Supply Lists, and Summer Assignments
Questions about the summer lists should be directed to Sharon Rippen, Assoc. Head of School

5th – 8th Grade Math Placement Tests – Placement tests for new students will be the weeks of June 11th and 18th. Please contact Sarah Travis, Upper School Math teacher, to schedule a specific date.

Jumpstart SOAR Program (5th and 6th Grade students) – Sign up today for this organizational course, August 20-24, 2020


Uniform Requirements and Information

Gorman’s Garments and Gear
3333 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Suite 001
Olney, MD 20832

Used Uniform Sale – There will be a sale during the summer (TBA), and at the Teacher Meet & Greet on Thursday, August 30 at 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Hot Lunch Program – forms will be available in August

Lemon Slice Hot Lunch Program

Friday Fundraiser Pizza Program

Technology Information (Grades 4 – 8)

Chromebook Information (please read prior to going to the Chromebook Shop)

Chromebook Shop (4th – 8th grade)

Business Office Forms

Preferred Method of Payment form

General Forms (Preschool – 8th Grade)

Preschool Extended Day Contract

Extended Day Contract – K-8

Grandparents’ Information Form

Field Trip Permission Trip Form

Below you will find links to the forms you will be receiving in the next few weeks via regular mail; however, if you misplace these forms, please print out copies from these links. Please be aware of the due dates of each form, and return them promptly.

Kindergarten-8th Grade Health and Emergency Forms

Emergency Data Form

Asthma Action Plan

Epi-Pen Anaphylaxis Packet

Health Inventory form

Over the Counter Prescription Form

Preschool Health and Emergency Forms

Preschool – Emergency form

Preschool – Health Inventory form

Preschool – Maryland Immunization Certification

Preschool – Family Communications Plan