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November 8, 2020

Inside: 5K Photo Finish; Banners Available; Eagle Tutoring Program Launched; Columbia Adds Protest Art Class—and more

From the Desk of Dr. Powers

Dear Jones Family, 

"Elections belong to the people. It's their decision."—Abraham Lincoln

I am writing this on Election Day 2020, and we will soon know the outcome of this great national event.  Since 1788, our country has witnessed 58 presidential elections.  In times of peace, in times of war, in times of great national upheaval, we have gone to the polls to cast our ballots.  No presidential election has ever been postponed or cancelled. Despite many hotly contested elections, we have never failed to have a peaceful transition of power.  The key to our success as a democratic republic has been the willingness of the people to make tough decisions at the ballot box and to respect the outcome, even when they find themselves in the minority on election day. No matter who has won the election, our nation must continue to be the beacon to all freedom loving people, people who have faith in the ability of all of us to govern ourselves.  

Best wishes,

P. Joseph Powers, Ph.D.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time at or 773-534-8606.
For news about JCP, follow me on Twitter @PJOSEPHPOWERS 

Banners Benefit Business and School

We are revitalizing our Corporate Banner Program!

Is your company or business interested in supporting one of the best schools in the state? Friends of Jones is selling 31 light post banners around our school on State, Harrison, Dearborn, and Polk Streets.

The banners are available to businesses for $2000, $3000 and $5000 sponsorships, depending on location plus other benefits offered, and each will include the sponsor's name/logo along with a Jones College Prep mission message.

Money raised will be used to support Jones College Prep, funding items the school needs that are not covered by the CPS budget.

Learn more about the various Sponsorship Levels. View the map of banner locations. 

Or Download a Corporate Banner Sponsorship form to send with your payment information or check. Want to make this a recurring sponsorship? Download the Recurring Payment form to send with your Corporate Sponsorship form.

Questions? Please contact

Annual Fund 


Support Students and Teachers
The FOJ Annual Fund grants thousands of dollars every year to students, teachers, clubs and athletic teams at Jones. Although we are remote this year, grant requests continue to pour in from our teachers and students looking for help to keep Jones spirit alive even during virtual learning. 

Why Donate?
Because we need you! Through the annual fund, FOJ helps to close the gap between the CPS budget and what it actually costs to run this amazing school. Teachers need extra tools this year to engage students, and many of our clubs and extracurriculars activities are still very active and need our support! Please consider making your contribution today!
How Can You Contribute?
With these options, it’s easy to make your annual fund gift today!
1. Donate Online 
2. Contribute by cash or check. Download the FOJ Annual Fund Donation Form in EnglishEspañol, or  and mail your donation to the school.
3. Participate with stock or charitable trust.
4. And, check if your employer offers a matching option for your gift!
Recap: Eagle Run/Walk 2020

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Jones 5K Eagle Run/Walk.  We didn't know what to expect with the event being virtual this year and we're happy to report it was a success!  We had over 300 people from 7 different states come together to support our students.

T-shirts and medals will be available in 4-6 weeks and we will communicate a pick-up plan at that time.  We will also be holding the random drawings for the Nike Alphafly shoes and the Joneswear gift certificate.  Stay tuned for the announcement of those winners.

The JCP community is very grateful to John DeSantis who spent many hours and much energy organizing this excellent event.

The smiles, the miles—the mask styles. Even a pandemic didn't stop the 5K.

Many, many thanks to this year's generous sponsors:



Library News


National Honor Society, Computer Honor Society and the Math Team are launching a student tutoring program. Students interested in service as student tutors can please fill out this form. Students seeking tutoring can fill out this form. Click to read the flyer


It's raining eBooks and eAudiobooks at Jones. I challenge all parents to nudge their students toward these valuable resources! I challenge all students to check out some great books! Click HERE and HERE to learn how!

Fran Feeley, NBCT
School Librarian  (website) (blog)


Columbia College Offers Art Classes

  • Columbia Arts @Jones has added a new fall course: Writing & Protest Performance starts Monday 11/09, sign up now!
  • Many other classes still available, including Art and Activism, Music Production, Photomontage and Collage and Hip Hop Dance
  • For more information, and to register, go to:
  • Questions? Email:
  • More questions?Contact Kelsey Wright:

 Smile: Benefit Committee Needs Student Videos, Photos


Hello Parents,
Friends of Jones' Benefit Committee is preparing visual content for the upcoming event. We'd like to showcase our students. Would you please provide interesting positive photographs or short videos of Jones students engaging in e-learning with that Eagle flare. All videos taken with a cell phone should be done in the vertical position only.

Also, the Committee is interested in speaking with anyone who might want to assist with editing content for the event.  We are aware that we have talented people in our own community who might have this skill and assist us in defraying the cost of our vendor.

Let me  know if you have any questions or would like to volunteer at

Thank you,
Lisa  Hassler-Thomas 


Spruce up your 2020 wardrobe with Joneswear.
Be a Trendsetter in Your New Joneswear  
We have a lot of new merchandise in our store.
View Joneswear selections HERE

Looking to buy Joneswear? The demand is high and we're looking at ways to fulfill orders safely. We hope to have a plan soon.  Contact Niki Jungwirth.

FOJ Important Dates 
 Nov 11: Eagle Day
 Nov 12: FOJ Board Meeting, 8:00 am to 9:00 am, Via Zoom
Nov 19: Parent Conferences, No Classes
Nov 22: Next Issue of FOJ Newsletter 
Nov 25 to Nov 27: Thanksgiving Break, No Classes

Click HERE for the full calendar of JCP events.

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