Photos from our AMAZING Funfest and Discovery Day!

Photos from our AMAZING Funfest and Discovery Day!

We all had so much fun! Thanks for coming out to support J.S. Jenks and a HUGE thank you to the Franklin Institute for the amazing Discovery Day activities. I’ll add more captions and thank yous later!      
Redesign Planning Year APPROVED!

Redesign Planning Year APPROVED!

Jenks has been approved to move ahead with a redesign plan. Time to get to work! You can read more at http://thenotebook.org/blog/147918/four-schools-approved-redesign. If you are interested in learning more about the Philadelphia School Redesign Initiative as a whole please visit the program’s website: http://www.schoolredesignphiladelphia.org/about.html. The school will be hosting several...
Parent support for Chestnut Hill's public school

Parent support for Chestnut Hill’s public school

The J.S. Jenks Home and School Association works under the umbrella of the Philadelphia Home and School Council and has a mission to promote cooperation and communication between parents, school staff and community, provide support for the growth, education and development of our children, and enhance J.S. Jenks’ educational and...
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Celebration of School Redesign Initiative, 5/21, 6:30 pm

J.S. Jenks is one of four schools to participate in the district’s School Redesign Initiative next year. Join us to celebrate this designation and honor as well as to find out more about the exciting changes ahead for the J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences.
Funfest Bake Sale: bakers needed!

Funfest Bake Sale: bakers needed!

Ready to contribute baked goods to Funfest? Register your plans to bake something at Volunteer Spot. Then, please bring baked goods to Jenks at the end of the school day on Friday April 24 or between 9 and 10 on Saturday April 25. (If you don’t want to bake but still want to contribute, we...
Astronomy Night! Friday, April 24 at 7:30 pm

Astronomy Night! Friday, April 24 at 7:30 pm

From the Franklin Institute: What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. No gear? No problem! We’ll have telescopes and binoculars onsite....
Funfest and Science Discovery Day April 25, 10am-3pm

Funfest and Science Discovery Day April 25, 10am-3pm

Join us for games, bouncy castles, raffles, food, and more on the J.S. Jenks playground with all the Franklin Institute Discovery Day activities as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival!  
The Crossing @ Jenks - Saturday, April 18, 2pm

The Crossing @ Jenks – Saturday, April 18, 2pm

Saturday April 18th, 2015 at 2PM Kile Smith/Ryan Eckes: May Day The culmination of our year long collaboration. The Crossing Choir and Jenks students together in a new work composed for the occasion by Kile Smith on a poem by Ryan Eckes; both artists have worked extensively with the students, sharing the process and developing...

Friends of the Children’s Park seeks volunteers!

Two events coming up related to the “Children’s Park” at Jenks: Learn about the park and volunteering efforts to keep it an amazing resource for the entire neighborhood Wine and cheese social Wednesday, April 1, from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm Bombay Room of the Chestnut Hill Hotel Spring Cleanup Saturday, April 25, from 8:00 am-11:00 am...
Thank you Chestnut Hill Rotary Club and District Rotary 7450!!!!

Thank you Chestnut Hill Rotary Club and District Rotary 7450!!!!

The most recent local entity to contribute to the school’s ongoing effort to better its educational programming, mainly its S.T.E.M. program – Jenks’ area of study dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – is the Chestnut Hill Rotary Club and District Rotary 7450. The Rotary Clubs, whose slogan is “Service above self,” raised $4,000...

Parent & Community Meetings: Visioning the Future of Public Schools

Join Media Mobilizing at two meetings in Northwest Philadelphia in February! Make sure our children’s education comes first! Parents are at the center of the fight for strong public schools. These events are for parents and community members in Northwest Philadelphia to put forward a vision of what our public schools need to thrive. Dinner...
Open Houses: March 4 and May 13, 2015!

Open Houses: March 4 and May 13, 2015!

Please join other prospective families at these upcoming Open Houses for Prospective Families. Meet the principal and other staff, and tour the school. March 4th, 2015, 9:00 am-10:30 am May 13th, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm Find out about Jenks as a school option for your child. For more information e-mail potentialjenksparents@gmail.com.
Jenks Kindergarten Tea for Prospective Parents, 2/17 and 4/13

Jenks Kindergarten Tea for Prospective Parents, 2/17 and 4/13

Meet current parents and other prospective parents for conversation about the school. Please join us for our next Kindergarten Teas! (RSVP appreciated) February 17th, 2015, 7:30 pm April 13th, 2015, 7:30 pm K-Teas are informal meetings for parents interested in learning more about J.S. Jenks, Chestnut Hill’s public school for grades K-8. They are hosted...
Recyclebank Green Schools Program 2015

Recyclebank Green Schools Program 2015

    UPDATE! We raised $2473 which was 91% of our goal. Thanks so much to all who participated! It’s that time again…. Recyclebank time! Once again, J.S. Jenks is participating in Recyclebank’s Green Schools Program. We will be starting an ecosystem program consisting of greenhouses, aquaponics, and vermicomposting. Click on the link below to...

Reminder: Friends of Jenks board mtg, 6:30 pm

In case you missed the notice, the Friends of J.S. Jenks board meeting is tonight at 6:30 pm, in the Bombay Room of the Chestnut Hill Hotel. Ms. Lynsky will be attending and the Redesign Initiative is on the agenda. Bring your questions!