Saint Joseph’s Grills Up Success at Annual Back to School Barbeque

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The Jones Field was active with students, families, and faculty celebrating with food, fun, and fellowship at Saint Joseph’s Annual Back To School Barbeque! A good time was had by all, as students enjoyed games, an ice cream cart, and more! Technology was also brought to life outdoors as the children competed in the QR Code Scavenger Hunt with iPads and iPhones in hand! The annual event, sponsored by Mississippi Sweets and the DuBois Family, welcomes everyone to the start of the school year and officially launches the school’s Annual Fund campaign. The event raised over $2,300 in support of the Annual Fund campaign for 2013- 2014 and will be matched by an anonymous donor dollar-for dollar! The Annual Fund supports educational innovation, infrastructure, and facilities for academic performance, cultural enrichment, student health, spiritual development, and athletics. While tuition provides 82% of the funds required to sustain our school’s day-to- day operations, the Annual Fund is the cornerstone for bridging the gap between tuition and expenses. Additionally, the Annual Fund’s ultimate success provides remarkable experiences for students and helps make Saint Joseph’s an exceptional place for children. “We really appreciate the support of our families and patrons. Saint Joseph’s prides itself on hosting events that bring our school community together. We find that creating a strong partnership with our school community provides additional opportunities for our students. We are truly grateful for this generous donation to our Annual Fund,” stated Tami Pleasanton, Head of School for Saint Joseph’s. Saint Joseph’s, founded in 1958, is an FCIS and FKC accredited, nationally renowned, academic and arts preparatory school serving children ages 1 through 3 and Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Saint Joseph’s serves approximately 250 students from local, national, and international backgrounds. Rigorous academics, the Academy of the Arts, spiritual studies, and athletics are the hallmark of our School’s curriculum. For more information on Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School, call 561-732-2045 or visit www.sjsonline.org.