Jonestown Family Center for Education and Wellness
A Place of Hope and Happiness
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The purpose of the Jonestown Family Center is to improve the general welfare of people in Jonestown and the surrounding area. The Family Center strives to increase educational and health opportunities through its programs.

The Jonestown Family Center follows a Christian philosophy, focusing on respect for each person as a child of God. All programs strive for the full development of the human person. We believe that education must be holistic -- mind, body and spirit.

The Jonestown Family Center for Education and Wellness is a separately incorporated sponsored ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.

Thanks to all of you who help us during the year! Gratefully, Sr. Teresa and the staff at the Jonestown Family Center.

Montessori Christmas Program

Montessori Christmas Program

Toddler Christmas Program

Toddler Christmas Program


Dear Friends,

Greetings from Jonestown!

It’s been buzzing at the Family Center this winter—thanks to so many of you who donated at Christmas time. Children (and their parents) were happy to receive so many toys and educational supplies. We were thrilled to get warm winter coats and other warm clothes for children who need them. We could not do all we do to provide wellness and educational opportunities without you. May you and your families be blessed this year and always.

During January we learned all about Dr. Martin Luther King and why we celebrate his birthday every year. The after-school made “Stone Soup” with a potato for the stone. February has been flying by with its snow/ice days, Valentine celebrations, and reading about Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges—as well as Presidents Lincoln and Washington.

Toddler and Montessori children are learning so much! I wish we could have a web-cam on the web site so you could peep in on the children as they learn reading, math, social studies, and language.

Thanks to our talented web host, Marquita Perry, we are now able to take credit card donations through PayPal on our web site. Just click on the “donations” page and choose your amount! I know lots of folks don’t write checks any more, so we’re trying to streamline the donation process.

For those of you who shop on Amazon, the Family Center is now a designated charity on Amazon Smile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to a registered charity. Just go to , list the Jonestown Family Center as your charity, and shop away!

Gratefully, in Christ,

Sr. Teresa Shields and staff of the Jonestown Family Center

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