Brought to you by Friends of Jones

December 14, 2022
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The Gift of Supporting Jones Students ... December Approved Grants ... 12/15 Joneswear Pop-Up Sale ... Library Volunteers Needed ... Important Dates ... and More!
Friends of Jones wishes the JCP community a safe and enjoyable winter break! We look forward to continuing to support Jones students in the new year.


'Tis the Season ... to Support the FOJ Annual Fund!

The days are getting shorter, 2022 is coming to an end, and we’ve entered the traditional giving season when organizations typically solicit year-end gifts. 

For many of our Jones students, however, giving is a year-round event. Here are a few examples of some of the service-oriented clubs at Jones: 

  • The Re-Write It Project (helps provide writing supplies to at-risk youth organizations around the city) 
  • Give a Little (collects supplies to hand out to the homeless)  
  • Red Cross Club (raises funds for the Red Cross) 
  • Key Club (international student-led organization that provides opportunities to serve, build character and develop leadership) 

Other student clubs at Jones are focused on making the world a more just and equitable place for all people. Students host fundraisers and events to promote awareness of issues that impact their community.

Just as our amazing students are so generous with their time and energy ... will you consider contributing to the FOJ Annual Fund to help make grant funding available to the clubs that need it?

FOJ is very grateful for everyone in the Jones community who has made a contribution to the FOJ Annual Campaign. To date, we have raised over $23,000 and we are off to a good start on reaching our goal of $100,000.  

The campaign is not over! If you haven’t made a donation yet, we encourage you to make a gift now at an amount that is meaningful to you. To donate, visit: Friends of Jones.

Every dollar contributed will have a significant impact for our students.  Thank you for your support! 

FOJ Grant Spotlight: Jones Drama Club

Congratulations to the Jones Drama Club on last month's successful production of Radium Girls! The fall play was supported with professional crew, including a set designer, lighting designer and master carpenter. The Drama Club raised two-thirds of the cost and a $2,000 FOJ grant covered the remaining amount.
Jones Drama Club Seniors and Mr. Perez!
December Approved Grants
At the December board meeting, the FOJ approved $1,188 in grants. 
  • $688 to the JCP Orchestra for new chimes
  • $250 for the Girls JV Volleyball end-of-year celebration
  • $250 for the Girls Varsity Volleyball end-of-year celebration
Questions about how your club or team can request grants? Visit FOJ grant process for more information on how to apply and how we fund grants.

Library Volunteers Needed!

The library is looking for standby volunteers to help out approximately once a month for 1 to 2 hours, either before/after school or during lunch. If you are interested, please contact Onna Jones at or Francis Feeley at

Thank you to all active library volunteers. Our students benefit from your service.

Give Cozy Joneswear for the Holidays!

There's still time to get Joneswear for the holidays! Shop the Joneswear Pop-Up Sale on December 15 for cozy Eagle hoodies, PJ pants, joggers and more! You'll find the store on the first floor in the North building across from the courtyard.

Joneswear Pop-Up Sale
Tomorrow! December 15th: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Can't make a pop-up sale? Order online at: 

(Online orders submitted by December 20th can be fulfilled before winter break and picked up in the main office.)
Attention Business Owners & Organization Leaders

FOJ’S Corporate Banner Program Has New Pricing! 

Are you a Jones parent who owns a business or leads an organization? Or, maybe you know someone who does? If so, please consider sponsoring one of Jones' 31 lamppost banners that line State, Harrison, Dearborn, and Polk Streets in the heart of Printers Row. It's a way to say THANKS to your Jones community while getting great publicity for your organization!  

Click here or visit our website here to learn more. 

Read the JCP student newspaper! Catch up on all the JCP school news, including school events, sports team results, book and movie recommendations, student and staff profiles and more. Click "Blueprint," above, to read and subscribe or visit

Looking for Literary News?
Read current and past JCP library newsletters on the 
Keeping Up With the Jones Library blog.
Important Dates

December 2022
12/15: Joneswear Pop-Up Sale (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

January 2023
1/12: January FOJ Board Meeting (8 - 9 a.m.; virtual)

February 2023
2/9: February FOJ Board Meeting (8 - 9 a.m.; virtual)
The next FOJ Board meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. The meeting will be virtual; information for joining can be found here:
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The funds that Friends of Jones (FOJ) raises do not go directly to Jones College Prep (JCP) and are not for the direct benefit of the school.  FOJ uses the funds it raises to provide grants at its sole discretion in response to a proposal from JCP students, student organizations and other JCP-related constituents to enrich the JCP attendance experience.  The funds FOJ raises do not belong to JCP and are not controlled by the school.
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