The purpose of the Home and School Association (HSA) is to foster a community where educators and parents work together to provide programs and opportunities that support our school’s mission, engage our school families, and enrich the lives of our children.
This purpose is accomplished through accountable leadership and ongoing, well-coordinated planning and discussions.
All parents of children enrolled at St. John’s are automatically members of the association. HSA meets regularly throughout the year and all parents are encouraged to participate.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Every year the Home & School Association asks for many volunteers to help with various activities in the classrooms.
- We organize meals for our teachers during Parent Teacher Conferences, plan Teacher Appreciation Week and provide volunteers and support for other school celebrations throughout the year, such as Catholic Schools Week.
- For every hour worked, item baked or meeting attended, the student’s family will receive ONE HOUR toward their annual stewardship agreement.
The Home and School Association also organizes fundraising events throughout the year that involve participation and support from parents, teachers and students, in order to be successful. These fundraisers include the Cookie Dough Fundraiser, Book Fair and other family fun nights. Not only do our students love these fundraising opportunities every year, but our school depends on them!
SIMPLE WAYS TO SUPPORT
In addition to the programs mentioned above, we also organize and manage the collection of No Frills grocery store receipts and other School Rewards Programs programs, such as Box Tops and TAAG. These programs all earn FREE money for our school by simply collecting or scanning labels and receipts.
Home and School also supports programs led by our Parish, such as Amazon Smile and Scrip. Money earned from these programs not only benefits our church, but also helps the school in the long run!
StJB PARENT CONNECT – PARENT FACEBOOK GROUP
Communication is central to building relationships, staying connected, sharing jideas, improving transparency and ensuring we are all working together toward a common goal.
To help foster open communications among our school parents, the Home and School Association created a Facebook Group Page.
We invite you to join in our conversation with parents! To locate the parent group page “StJB Parent Connection” on Facebook, go to the school’s public Facebook page (StjbCatholic) and click on the “groups” tab. Then click on the group Facebook page.
To be granted access to the group page, you will have to click on the “JOIN THIS GROUP” button and answer two membership questions.
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!
2021-22 HSA Leaders:
Coordinator: Donette Koelzer
Bookkeeper: Erin Gillen
HSA is seeking parents interested in learning about the Coordinator and Bookkeeper positions. Interested parents would shadow these positions for the 2021-22 school year, before transitioning into the roles for the 2022-23 school year.
We are also looking for parents to lead the various fundraising committees as well as other important school programs and initiatives for the 2021-22 school year:
COMMITTEE LEADS ALSO NEEDED!
- Cookie Dough – Analee Thomas, Lead
- Restaurant Nights at Godfathers, Dairy Queen, Runza, and La Fiesta
- Little Caesars Pizza
- Book Fair
Other Initiatives and Programs:
- Feed the Teacher’s
- Catholic Schools Week
- Teacher Appreciation Week
- Family Fun Nights
- Grant Writing Support
If interested in any of the leadership positions, or to learn more about HSA, please contact Donette at [email protected]