Arts & Environment
Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)
Loaves & Fishes
Religious Education Advisory Committee (REAC)
Knights of Columbus
Adult Faith Formation Committee
Loss of Spouse
Children's Shopping Spree
School Advisory Committee (SAC)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Funeral Lunch Ministry
Home and School Association
Seasonal Item Collections
Senior Care Ministry
Parish Pastoral Council
St. John's Annual Super Sale
Pastoral Care Commission
Easter Egg Hunt
Early Childhood Faith Formation
St. John's School Jubilee 2017
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Sick and Homebound
We Care Weekend
Child Care for Events
Elementary Youth Faith Formation
Growing Through Loss
Holy Family Prayer Group
Vacation Bible School and SON Days
Depression Support Coalition
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Sewing Baptism Gowns
Cultural Outreach Committee
Parish Resource Guide
Essential Piece Invitation
SAC is responsible for working with and providing support to the Principal, Director of Preschool and other related parish staff in certain aspects of St. John the Baptist Catholic School and Steppingstones Preschool such as assisting in recommending and monitoring policies, recommending tuition rates and monitoring the budget, monitoring and assisting with the implementation of the MNSAA school improvement plan, developing and assisting implementation of a marketing plan, and researching and collecting data to address various concerns. Sub-committees include marketing, school improvement, finance, technology, and policy. Members are expected to attend monthly committee meetings and school related events as requested, including but not limited to Open Houses, Parish Leadership Meetings (biannual) and State of the School Meeting.
The council members may also attend separate meetings with individual committees based on assignment.
Parents interested in serving on this council must submit an application. Click here for application. Members serve 3 year terms.
Click here for information on Council members roles, responsibilities and committees.
Policy: Support school administration by researching and developing policies as needed. Staff is then responsible for the implementation of these policies. Such policies could include tuition payment, harassment/bullying, admissions, etc.
Marketing: Develop and implement initiatives to increase awareness of St. John’s/Steppingstones and continuously grow enrollment. Initiatives include open house promotions, community events and outreach programs. Advertising, messaging, press relations and digital/social media tactics are under the guidance of the Communications Director and may be implemented by the marketing committee. This committee currently works in partnership with the Home and School committee.
Finance: Works with the school principal and the parish business administrator to develop an annual budget for the school. Topics include setting tuition rates, determining salary increases for staff, and reviewing expenditures within the school. Detailed budget information is reviewed and adjusted on a quarterly basis.
School Improvement: Assist the school principal in the development and implementation of the school’s Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan is an integral component of the school’s accreditation with MNSAA. Overall objectives and action steps are developed yearly.
Technology: Responsible for assisting with the overall technology infrastructure within the school and parish. Items that the committee helps with include hardware, software, security, email systems, and general advisory for all technology needs. The Technology Committee works collaboratively with the school principal and school IT coordinator.