Helping Hands

St. John’s School salutes with deep gratitude our many loyal supporters and benefactors who have supported SJS for 100 years as a Catholic educational institution. We are blessed by the generosity of St. John’s, St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart Catholic parishioners in their support over the years. St. John’s School Alumni have also faithfully contributed to charitable activities that support and ensure SJS’s existence for the next century. In addition SJS School Board, Parent-Teacher Organization and Parents have tirelessly worked with our administration to meet the fiscal demands of Catholic education today.

The following programs supplement SJS’s budget and provide our many supporters an inexpensive way to lend a “Helping Hand”. We owe a depth of gratitude to Sr. Noeline Banks, RSM for spearheading the majority of these programs. If you are interested in volunteering to help with leading any of these efforts please contact Sr. Noeline or Janet Edgar, Principal.

Kroger Card

The Kroger fundraiser is win-win! St. John’s School receives a percentage every time you swipe your Kroger PLUS card, up to a maximum of $1200 in rewards per year per household! Imagine the possibilities! Your regular grocery bill supports the fundraising campaign at St. John’s Catholic School that helps keep tuition as low as possible for our students.

Follow the directions below to register your Kroger Plus Card to earn cash for SJS!

  1. Register your Kroger Plus card online at www.kroger.com or https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards
  2. To register your Kroger Plus Card, click “Create an account” and follow the steps. Then enroll in Community Rewards. The program will ask for your favorite store, but any Kroger purchase will be credited to our school.
  3. If you already have an account, log in, and go to Community, then Rewards, and follow the steps to enroll.
  4. When the site ask for Your Organization, Enter our Organization Number (80144) or St. John’s, click “search.”
  5. Under Select Your Organization, select St. John’s Catholic School (Hot Springs).

Call us if you have trouble registering or bring your card in, and we will help you sign up here. This program is so important to our students. Thank you for your cooperation.

Box Tops for Education

Collect all of your Box Tops for Education Labels on General Mills products. Visit the web link listed below for more information on this program:

Also at Box Top for Education check out Marketplace


Check out shop online at your favorite stores at BoxTops’ Marketplace. St. John’s School earns cash on every qualifying purchase, up to $20,000 each year, at no additional cost to you.

Contact Sr. Noeline for more information – nbankssjs@gmail.com

Scrip Program

Scrip is simply gift certificates from national and local retailers. They’re the same gift certificates that you buy at the store. Scrip Participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to our organization at a discount. SJS supporters buy the certificates for full face value, they redeem them for full face value, and our school keeps the difference as revenue. The beauty of scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for our school without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with scrip at the stores that participate in the scrip program! And scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline and even dinning out.

Contact Marianne Layne for more information – 282-5751


Purchase a book for SJS Library in honor of a students’ birthday or a special occasion of a grandparent. Books can always be dedicated in the name of a deceased friend, family member or acquaintance.

Contact Lellie-Beth Rhodes, Librarian – lrhodessjs@gmail.com

Also, a GIFT can be made to St. John’s School on the occasion of a family member or friend’s birthday, anniversary or death. A note will be sent to the person or family member and a rosary will be offered by the school children for the person’s intentions.

Contact Marianne Layne, Advancement Director – mlaynesjs@gmail.com