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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.)

Want to know more about all the events held throughout the year? Each event is listed in detail here!

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.) Otherwise, we will also be sharing information on the "Panther Pulse Blog" page for volunteer needs as well once it's up and running. 

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.

2018-19 School Year Monthly HSA Meeting Minutes
Prepared by HSA Secretary, Nicole Woods