Whether you represent St. Joseph School’s past or present, we ask that you be part of its future by making a donation to the 2012-2013 “Circles of Peace” St. Joseph School Annual Appeal to help ensure that our mission of providing an affordable Catholic education continues.
“Circles of Peace” refers to working together to strengthen our Catholic faith and sharing it with others. Each class at St. Joseph School selected a word for the 2012-13 academic year that describes a positive attribute of what it means to be Catholic and a student at St. Joseph. Integrity, Responsibility, Loyalty, Friendship, Dependability, Love, Acceptance, Respect, Sportsmanship, Kindness, Honesty, Obedience, Enthusiasm, Cooperation and Trustworthiness are the circles that our yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s St. Joseph School students have and will continue to live by.
Your donation makes great things happen at St. Joseph School. First and foremost, the appeal is significant in making financial aid and scholarships available to families who qualify.
Last year’s annual appeal, along with our annual gala and Walk of Gratitude, raised $65,000 for St. Joseph School. With your help, we hope to exceed that amount this year. In addition to tuition assistance, funds helped enhance technology and add equipment such as interactive smart boards in classrooms; money has gone to renovate the school library and update the school’s computers. In September, we introduced a Pre-K wrap-around program that provides a flexible option to families. Your financial support will continue to help with projects such as the playground renovation as well as to generate new creative learning experiences for our children.
All gifts, large and small, will make a difference. Please give what you can. Your offering expresses your faith in our school and the future of Catholic education. All donors who contribute will be recognized in our winter school newsletter. Contributors pledging $1,000 or more will have their family name permanently displayed on our new “Circles of Peace” plaque.
And, if your company offers a Matching Gifts program, you can double your contribution without it costing you a dime! Ask your employer if the company participates in the matching gifts program or go to www.sjspenfield.com and click on the giving tab, then matching gifts.
On behalf of St. Joseph School, thank you in advance for your generosity. We wouldn’t be here without supporters like you. Thank you so much for your contribution.
Fr. James Schwartz - Pastor, St. Joseph’s Church
Theresa Hanna - Principal, St. Joseph School
Andrea Colaruotolo O’Neill - President, PACE