Peabody, MA

News & Events

December 2016

Dear Parents:

Our days are shorter now, leaves continue to fall from the trees, and winter is looming ever closer. It is time to celebrate the beauty of God’s earth. The Christmas season is upon us with the first Sunday of Advent on November 27.

Morning valet drop off will begin on December 5. Please be sure to pull your car up to the sign to allow for several cars to drop off their passengers simultaneously. The doors will open at 7:50 am until 8:15 am. Any child arriving after 8:15 am will need to enter through the library entrance. Students arriving after 8:20 am will be marked tardy. If you need care before 7:50 am, please sign up your child in the early morning extended day program.

Parish commitment forms are due prior to December I. Any parent that does not have a current commitment form will receive the unaffiliated tuition rate.

Please be sure that you park in a marked space during dismissal. Never park in back of the rectory or parish center, next to the garages, in the fire lanes, along the side of the Church or in the traffic circle. Parking in these unmarked spaces presents a danger to all our children. If you are not able to park in a marked space, please park in front of the parish center or on Franklin Street.

Remember the calendar money is due December 15. All families are required to pat1icipate and return the proceeds for  a  minimum  of  10 calendars. These would  make a great Christmas gift!

Parent conferences for grades 1-4 will be December 3. The schedule is as follows: Grade lA – 12 pm- 4:30 pm, Grade 2- 12 noon –  5 pm, Grade 3-   12:00 noon –  4 pm,  Grade 4-  12:00 pm –  3:30    pm.

Our Christmas Concert will be Wednesday , December 14 at I: 15 pm at St John’s Upper Church. The third grade recorders, school band, school chorus and grades K-7 will perform. All are welcome to attend.

Our playgroup will begin the second session on January 5, 2016. The cost will be $60 per session. Please call the school for more information at 978-531-0444, extension 340.

Have a joyous holiday season and as always we thank you for your continued support of the mission of Catholic education and St. John the Baptist School.


Maureen J. Kelleher

Summer 2016

Posted by on 1:53 pm in Ms. Kelleher's Monthly Letter | 0 comments

Summer, 2016     Dear Parents   Time is passing quickly and summer is upon us as our thoughts once again turn to the opening of school. I am very grateful to all of you for sharing your time, talent and treasure in support of the mission of St. John the Baptist School. Just a few reminders as we prepare for our new school year.   Full tuition payments are due on or before August 1. SMART will bill monthly for those participating in the tuition management plan. If you have not chosen your tuition plan please contact Jennifer Wightman at extension 336 at your earliest convenience. Please be prompt with your payments. Late payments seriously affect our cash flow. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.   We want to remind you that school will begin on Monday, August 29 for grades 1 to 8. Pre- Kindergarten and Kindergarten will begin on Tuesday, September 6. Please check the calendar for Kindergarten, Pre-Kindergarten and Preschool orientation dates and times.   All parents of bus students should check the Salem News for the new schedule. It should be published a week or two before school begins. Students must have a bus pass to ride the bus. Contact the Peabody School Transportation office for more details at 978-536-6581   Please be sure to refer to the uniform policy. All students from grades 1-8 are expected to adhere to this policy at all times. Please note there is a grade 5-8 uniform option. Please refer to the Parent Student Handbook for any questions on the policy. We appreciate parental support in this matter.   All volunteer and paid staff at St. John’s is required to complete CORI information. Hopefully, all who wish to participate in any volunteer capacity have returned their forms prior to the end of school in June.   Mark your calendars for our annual Parent Meeting, Thursday, September 8. We ask that at least one parent from each family attend this important meeting. Father John, the School Board and faculty look forward to seeing you. This meeting will be held in the Upper Church.   Please remember to sign up for emails at   to keep informed of updates over the summer. Also please access the Honeywell Instant Alert website at www.instant to complete the registration procedure for voice and email information.   Have a wonderful and relaxing summer vacation! Respectfully, Maureen J. Kelleher  ...

read more