2020 Annual Fund

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Dear Family, Friends and Alumni of St. Joseph Catholic School,

Since 1943, St. Joseph Catholic School has been providing a strong Catholic education to children in our community. We are proud to offer a competitive academic curriculum while also encouraging students to develop a personal relationship with God. We write you today to ask for your support with a donation to the Annual Fund. Your role is critical to the success of our students and the future of Catholic education.

SJCS is funded mainly through tuition paid by attending families. However, meeting the ever-changing needs of providing a 21st century Catholic education is a challenging task. We are committed to remaining competitive academically; dedicated to fostering growth in mind, body and spirit of each student; and determined to continue offering community activities and involvement to ensure a holistic approach to our mission of supporting families choosing Catholic education.

We count on the donations from our Annual Fund in order to sustain programs and activities not fully funded by tuition, as well as provide classroom resources, supplemental curriculum, tuition assistance, new technology, science opportunities, facility upgrades and the professional development of our staff.

As I write this, we are in week 7 of our Distance Learning Program. Like all local schools, we have temporarily closed our
campus for the safety of students and teachers. Our teachers implemented our active Distance Learning Program on
Monday, March 16th, not missing a single day of academic instruction. From Kindergarten to 8th grade, our students have continued with all aspects of their education. Core subjects including reading, language, math, social studies and science continue so that students stay on track with meeting state requirements. Additionally, the enrichment courses that make our program strong continue as well! Students are still receiving all of their instruction in Spanish, art and physical education.

What a difference your donation makes to our school and our students - even in a time of distance learning!
For example, last fall we were able to purchase more Google Chromebooks securing our goal of a 1:1 Chromebook to
student ratio. Teachers immediately began utilizing the Chromebooks in their classrooms, Kindergarten through 8th grade,
to enhance technology and sharpen academic skills. When our Distance Learning Program began, students were able to take home a Chromebook for their in-home studies, helping the transition from classroom to home easier.

The pandemic caused abrupt changes in our schools, workplace and homes. However, our Catholic faith has remained a priority as we navigate this situation together and continue to provide excellent academic curriculum to our students. Our community of families who have chosen Catholic education have found inner strength through their trust in God, and our deeply-rooted virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. We stand together, in support of one another, in support of our school and in support of Catholic education.

Won’t you stand with us?
Stand with us for Catholic education.
Stand with us for SJCS, as we build a better tomorrow by forming young citizens of character and virtue.

Our Annual Fund goal this year is to raise $15,000. Your donation can be a one-time gift, or a 12-month pledge. At this
critical time, we need your support more than ever. Please prayerfully consider a tax deductible gift to St. Joseph Catholic School Annual Fund. From our entire school community, I thank you for your continued support and prayers.

Together in Faith,

Jenny Oliver, Principal

1. To donate cash or check, fill out this form: SJCS Legacy- Annual Fund and Charitable Giving.

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