Jones-Farrar Magnet School

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Jones-Farrar Magnet School

1386 Kiwanis Dr.
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-232-0610 Fax: 815-235-9220 

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Op Gratitude  
 Dear Friends,

Thank you for sending so many fabulous items to include in our Operation Gratitude Care Packages!

Many of your donated items have already been sent out to our troops (see letter and photo below). The rest will be assembled into care packages and shipped over the next several months. Your generosity ensures that every care package delivered this year will be chock full and of the highest quality.

We received an extraordinary number of shipments over the last 90 days. Our team is feverishly opening your cartons, sorting items and preparing our inventory to get ready for our next big Assembly Day.

With such an abundance of shipments, we are, unfortunately, behind in sending thank you letters to each of our donors. For that, I am terribly embarrassed and very sorry.

If you have not yet received a thank you letter, let me say right now: "Thank you!" If you have already received a thank you note, then I say "Thank you" again...because that can never be said enough! :)

 I also wanted to share this note and picture emailed to us yesterday from one of our Heroes who received a Care Package:

 "Operation Gratitude: Thank you all so much for your support.

Please keep up the great work.

This is my 5th deployment and your organization has always been a lot of help.

Thank you. SFC M., U.S. Army"


We plan to send another 250,000 Care Packages in 2017 and YOU have made that possible.

We will keep logging gifts and send you a formal thank you letter as soon as we can!

In the meantime, my sincere thanks for your continued support of our mission. I deeply
appreciate your dedication and participation.



Carolyn Blashek, Founder


Please continue to save Box tops, COKE rewards, aluminum cans, can tabs. Trash becomes easy CA$H for our school.

This year we are starting to save any brand juice pouches, Capri Sun, Kool-Aid, Hawaiian Punch, generic brands also.
We are no longer accepting Campbell Soup points due to the Labels for Education program ending.  Thank you for all your contributions throughout the years it has helped purchase many items for our playground.  

do  Drop Off & Pick Up Times for 2016-17

M-T-TH-F 8:30-8:50 a.m.; Instruction begins at 8:55 a.m.

Wednesday: 8:50-9:10 a.m.; Instruction begins at 9:15 a.m.

The east lot closes 5 minutes before instruction begins, please use the front entrance if arriving after supervision times.  

"On Time Everyday, is the Magnet Way!"

School is dismissed at 3:35 p.m daily.

Please help keep children safe by not dropping them off early. 

We have no supervision prior to drop off times listed above.


2016-17 PTCO Officers: 

 President:  Mr. Kris Wall

Vice President: Ms. Alison Fernandez

Treasurer: Mrs. Ashley Krusey

Secretary: Mrs. Linsey McDanel

 Let YOUR voices be heard in these conversations!  Your input and feedback is so important – help us to support your kids and their educational experiences.

 Questions?  Want to volunteer?  Contact one of our officers!