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Current & Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 27th - Meat Raffle Begins! (Flyer)

One of the biggest fundraisers of the year, tickets are now on sale for a raffle that will net the winners more pounds of meat than they can imagine! This is not a one night event, but a ticket-sales only raffle! The winning tickets will be drawn at the Soup Supper happening at the School on April 11th - during Exhibition Night! We ask that each family try to sell 10 tickets, with a prize going to the family that sells the most! Tickets should have come home with your child! Nicole Woods is the chairperson of this one (see flyer for contact info), and she does a great job getting the word out to all in our community - let's help her out by sharing the Facebook event if you can! Sign up to sell tickets after Masses or the local Banks or if you know of any ways we can sell even more tickets.


Wednesdays, Weekly thru April 17th -
Lenten Speaker Series and Vespers Choir (Flyer)

Wednesdays at 7pm in the Church - Our Parish has organized a wonderful program for our Parish and School Families to attend - to enrich our Lenten experience! Please see the flyer for the schedule of specific speakers and topics.

See Also: St. John the Baptist Parish Lenten & Spring Schedule 2019


Wednesday, March 20th - Spring Picture Day

Lifetouch Studio will be back again to take pictures of our Students on this day; the Kindergarteners will be getting their pictures taken in their Graduation gown and cap, but all other Students are optional! If you would like your child to have their pictures taken again (or if you missed the Fall pictures), they offer some different, more natural-themed background choices! 


Thursday, March 21st - Dress Down Day for St. Gianna's

This Dress Down Day is for St. Gianna Molla's Pregnancy Shelter! Students can dress down in any school-appropriate clothing for a $1 donation to St. Gianna's OR if you're feeling extra generous, a package of diapers! The donations will be used to purchase packs of diapers.


Thursday, March 21st - Grades 3-5 Field Trip to The Botanical Gardens

Grades 3-5 will be going on an adventure together on Thursday! Please contact your child's Teacher with any questions.


Tuesday, March 26th - HSA Meeting

6:30pm, Faculty Lounge - Come and help us set-up and plan our Home School Events for the rest of the year! Any interested parents and grandparents are welcome to attend - along with the events happening soon (Spirit & Pride Store, Meat Raffle, Mother Daughter Night), we'll be discussing Teacher Appreciation, Father Son Night, and Field Day. Mrs. Johnson will also give School updates and we'll hear quick updates about School Board, Parish Council and Marketing endeavors too!


Tuesday, March 26th - Lawn Fete Planning Meeting

7pm, Cafeteria - The committee still needs much help for this event, which is the largest St John's Alden Parish Fundraiser! Our School benefits greatly from this fundraiser as well, so if you would be able to attend to see what help is still needed, they could surely use our support.  This year sees a soft hand-off in leadership to one of our School Families! If you're reading this, then you're invited... 


Friday, March 29th - Alumni Theme Tray Raffle (Flyer)

Doors open at 6pm, Gym - Former Students - Our beloved Alumni! - put together this large event to benefit the School! Check out the Flyer for details and how you can help make this event a SUPER Success! Tickets are $5 each, which includes snacks, a beverage and dessert. Due to seating limitations, only 300 tickets can be sold (please no children under 10). NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR (or after 3/19)!!! Doors open at 6pm, Raffle begins at 8pm. Reservations Required, please contact Kathy Earsing at (716) 937-7056. If you would like to donate a basket to the event, please contact Shirley Kocher at (716) 937-6191.


Monday April 1st - St. John's Swim Program Begins (Flyer)

Alden HS Pool, 2:30-3:30 - Swimming Lesson Registration Forms are due by March 20th! This is an optional 8 week program for Students in Kindergarten through 8th, running on specific Mondays from 2:30-3:30pm, starting April 1st. Transportation to the Alden HS Pool is provided by bus if needed, and parents can watch if they would like (Parents must use main entrance to HS), but Students must be picked up by 3:30. Please see the flyer that came home in the 2/27 BFF for more information or call Mrs. Pam Turton at (716) 785-7195.  


Saturday, April 13th - Mother/Daughter Night (Flyer)

Cafeteria, 6:00pm - This is such a special night for our Moms and Daughters to relax and enjoy being with each other. Our HSA organizers always make sure to include many activities that help you connect in a fun and sweet way, previously with activities like cute crafts, making spa stuff and playing games to get to know each other better. This year's theme is a Tea Party! "Please join us for a tea party, snacks and pizza. Even decorate your own tea cup! Feel free to bring a special dish to share." Please RSVP by sending in the completed flyer (above) by April 1st if you’d like to attend... and contact fellow parent, Melissa Alexandrowicz, if you'd like to help with this adorable event!


TBD ​Rescheduled Events:

Career Fair (Rescheduled - Date TBD) 

"Celebrating Vocations!" Students may dress up to reflect what they "would like to be when they grow up"! We have scheduled a fun and interactive Career Fair Day with Community Volunteers representing a wide range of careers!