HSA = Home School Association

HSA stands for Home School Association - Everyone at Home and School working together for the School to flourish and grow. Similar to a "PTO" or "PTA", we're a passionate, caring team of Parents, Teachers, Principal and Students that use our combined numbers, time and talents to help fundraise and "FUN raise" for the school! 

At St. John the Baptist School, we strive to create a Christ-centered atmosphere where teachers, students and staff can do their best. The HSA is such an integral part of that goal! The Home School Association would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our families - Parents and Grandparents, you are automatically a part of the HSA when you have a child enrolled at our school!  

Your time is a priceless gift that all St. John the Baptist School families can give to help make our school the best it can be! Below, under forms, is a link to the F.A.I.T.H. (Families Actively Involved To Help) volunteer packet for you to review. Each packet sent home included a volunteer contract, events/activity sheet, volunteer hour record sheet, chairperson’s reference list, and a brief description of each event that you may choose to volunteer for. 

We ask that each family contribute to St. John the Baptist School by fulfilling a minimum 30 hour volunteer commitment. (10 hours for Pre-K 3 only). As a family, if you haven't yet filled out the F.A.I.T.H. Packet, please download below and return to School as soon as possible to help in planning. Thank you! 

Many hands make light work! We need all of us to make our Fundraisers and Events a success and to continue the growth of our school. There is so much we can do together for the future of our students!  

(Reminder: for each HSA meeting you attend in person, you will receive one volunteer hour towards your minimum goal. All are welcome & encouraged to attend our monthly board meetings and our 2 yearly general meetings.) 

More information on volunteer needs for each specific event will always be announced on our School's Private Facebook Group for HSA, so if you're on FB and not in the group already, please follow this link to ask to be added! (Please note, only active SJS parents, grandparents and teachers can be added to this group.) 

For more information, please call the School Office, or feel free to email any of us below!  


2018-2019 HSA Board  

Cathie & Bob McAuley - President Couple - Email (Right Click to Copy Email Address)   

Ken & Katleen Lauer - Vice President Couple - Email  

David & Jessica Nuhn - Treasurer Couple - Email 

Nicole & Eriq Woods - Secretary Couple - Email 


PLEASE NOTE - that every parent or grandparent that volunteers at the school, with or without students at an event MUST complete their VIRTUS Training prior to volunteering. If you are unsure whether you need this training, please contact the office. 

Fundraising Events

Alumni Sponsored Events 

Alumni Theme Basket Raffle - Ticketed event that usually occurs in April.  

Parish Lawn Fete - Held in July. Plan on enjoying great food, basket raffles, fun games, winning prizes, listening to great music and spending time with old friends and making new ones! Many volunteers are needed for this large scale event! 


HSA Sponsored Events 

The following events are sponsored by HSA. Parent volunteers are always needed. These events raise funds for various school needs. For more information on these events, you can visit our St. John's HSA page, our HSA Website or the Upcoming Events page! 


Candy Bar Sale - Sept thru Oct - Families are asked to sell at least one box of 50 candy bars from Gertrude Hawk Chocolate. This is our largest fundraiser of the year! 

Spirit and Pride Sale - All year long! Students and family members can purchase St. John’s school merchandise to show their school spirit. Soon, we will have an online Spirit and Pride store for all things St. John's!  

Wine Gathering - Nov - This is a relaxing and elegant social gathering for adults and has become a community favorite! Wine and beer tasting, food pairings, music and basket raffles. So much fun! 

St. Nick’s Night - Dec - A night of food, games, crafts, a basket raffle, movie, facepainting and visiting with Santa. 

Meat Raffle - March thru April - Families sell raffle tickets for meat prizes of over $100 worth of quality fresh meat. 

Parish Lawn Fete - July - Plan on enjoying great food, Basket raffles, fun games, winning prizes, listening to great music and spending time with old friends and making new ones. Our School helps our Parish by running the Kids' Tent as well as chipping in wherever help is needed. 

8th Grade Fundraising Events 

The follow events are sponsored and run by the 8th grade class to raise money for their 8th grade field trip. 

Christmas Plant Sale - Nov thru Dec - Beautiful poinsettia plants in different colors and varieties, as well as Christmas cactus and Cyclamen for the Christmas season. These high-quality plants are grown locally at Mitchell Farms in Alden. 

Chocolate Hearts Sucker Sale - Jan thru Feb 

Krolick's Fish Fry - March 

Mother’s Day Plant Sale - May 


Alumni Sponsored Events

Graduating Class Photos 

Check out your class photos by clicking below! Due to privacy laws, we are not able to list the names of the students, but if you would like any information please contact Darlene Dahl at (716) 937-4299. 

Friends of St. John's Fund

The Friends of St. John's Fund is a tuition assistance fund managed by the Principal and Pastoral Administrator. The Friends of St. John's Fund receives donations throughout the year, but also holds a month-long campaign in St. John's Church during the month of June. Assistance from this fund is given to those with short-term financial difficulties as well as those who require aid throughout the year.  

Any questions about this fund can be directed to:  
Principal Jonna Johnson (716-937-9483)  
Pastoral Administrator, Deborah Brown (716-937-6959) 

Please mail donations to: 

The Friends of St. John's 
c/o St. John's Church 
2021 Sandridge Road 
Alden, NY  14004 

Thank you for your support!