Dear St. John the Baptist Friends and Families,

The phrase "SJB is My family" is posted on banners along the windows of our church, but it is lived out in our day-to- day interactions. When we attend Mass together, eat at the Spaghetti dinner, attend Parent Faculty Association (PFA) meetings, prefect for lunch and recess, and do all of the many other valuable and important activities in the parish and school, we are supporting our SJB family. When the students cheer on their classmates in events such as the Spelling Bee, include others on the playground, take out the recycling, lead all-school prayer, etc., they are doing their part to support and sustain our SJB family. Everyone is important and everyone can contribute to this community.

I am grateful to everyone who helped us prepare for and successfully complete our accreditation visit this fall. We welcomed our visiting team from the Western Catholic Education Association for the pre-visit in October and for the full visit in November. We were found to be effective in all areas required for another 6 year accreditation term, and I'm proud to say that our teachers were rated as highly effective in the area of instructional methodology to support high achievement of all students.

As part of the accreditation process, the community decided to revise the Mission Statement of the school and I felt like it was fitting to include it now as it speaks to the reason we are all here:

We are a family oriented faith community called by God to foster the spiritual, academic, physical, social, and emotional abilities of our students who then actively lead by serving others.

Thank you for your dedication to St. John the Baptist Catholic School and Parish! Your support makes it possible to provide a quality Catholic education to our students.

In Christ's Peace,
Dr. Angela Gomez

January 28th: Father Daughter Dance- 6pm-9pm in the cafeteria.

February 2nd-  OPEN HOUSE 6pm -8pm. Spread the word to prospective families to come and take a tour of the school and meet parents, teachers, students, and the administration to learn more about SJB!

February 2nd- Annual Appeal Tea 10am in the Parish Center

 Febrauary 26th - Spaghetti Dinner: February 26 from 11:30-5:30 in the Parish Center.
100% of the proceeds from this event benefit the school. Come and enjoy a home cooked meal!

March 1st - Ash Wednesday

April 8th- Dogwood Dash 8:00-10:00. If you have ever wanted to try a race now is the time. The Dogwood Dash on April 8th is a fun family friendly event for all skill levels. Runners, walkers and volunteers are all welcome. Sign the entire family up today and help benefit SJB!

April 29- SJB Auction at the Milwaukie Elks Club
Our biggest fundraiser for the school and a great evening of food, games, friendship and fun. Information for the auction can be found here: