Spring Open Houses Announced! March and May 2016

Spring Open Houses Announced! March and May 2016

Please join other prospective families at these upcoming Open Houses at J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences. Meet the principal and other staff, and tour the school. March 4th, 2016, 9:00 am – 11:00 am May 14th, 2016, 9:00 am – 11:00 am (tentative) Find out about Jenks...
Jenks Kindergarten Tea for Prospective Parents, 10/14 and 12/10

Jenks Kindergarten Tea for Prospective Parents, 10/14 and 12/10

Please join us for our next Kindergarten Teas! (RSVP appreciated) October 14th, 2015, at 7:30 pm December 10th, 2015, at 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 at the home of a...
DonorsChoose.org

DonorsChoose.org

Even though all of our teachers’ projects were FULLY FUNDED today, I’m sure they will come up with new fabulous ideas for their classrooms soon. Click on the logo above to see what’s new or search for “John S. Jenks” at DonorsChoose.org
What is the School Redesign Initiative?

What is the School Redesign Initiative?

Program Highlights: IGNITE, Shared Classrooms, JAM and STEM Tracks To encourage students to seek to learn out of passion not requirement. They will be self-driven to discover, have a hunger to explore, and a confidence to take risks.
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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Winter Concert, Thursday, January 21, 6:30 pm

Winter Concert, Thursday, January 21, 6:30 pm

All students are encouraged to attend and of course parents and family members will be the audience! Choirs for all grades, band, and orchestra will perform for the school community at 6:30 pm. Students: please wear white tops and black pants.
Chestnut Hill Holiday Happenings, 2015

Chestnut Hill Holiday Happenings, 2015

Come out on the hill for a couple of great Holiday events coming up: Chestnut Hill Community Holiday Parade, Saturday, December 12, 2015, from 9:00 am-10:00 am Stag and Doe Night with music from the J.S. Jenks Middle School Choir, Wednesday, December 9, 6:30 pm
Afterschool activities 2015-2016 school year

Afterschool activities 2015-2016 school year

Form return date has been extended. Clubs will begin the week of November 30th, 2015. Print and complete the form to sign up for any of these great afterschool activities, clubs, and sports:     All times, dates, and instructors are subject to change. The Fall Session will start the week of November 30, 2015...
Garden and Playground Clean-up this Sunday, November 15

Garden and Playground Clean-up this Sunday, November 15

We’ll get started at 9:30 am, planting bulbs and cleaning-up the playground and garden areas. Meet on the playground and please bring gloves if possible.
Thanksgiving Feast: Friday, November 20, 2015

Thanksgiving Feast: Friday, November 20, 2015

The Jenks School is celebrating Thanksgiving in a big way! In the spirit of the season, we will hold our traditional Thanksgiving Feast. Throughout our regularly scheduled lunch periods, our students will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday a week early with our Jenks School family. We are asking families to provide COOKED trimmings. We will also...

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Bulb fundraiser, orders due 10/16

Bulb fundraiser, orders due 10/16

Plant some bulbs now and watch them sprout in the spring to beautify your home! Some bulbs can also be grown indoors during winter! Click this link for color pictures. 50% of each sale goes to support Jenks. Please make your selections below, make check or money order to Jenks Home and School Association, and...
Only 10 Days until Harry Potter Day and Firebolt 5K!

Only 10 Days until Harry Potter Day and Firebolt 5K!

Countdown!!!!! Learn more about this amazing day of fun on the hill and on school grounds, transformed into the Jenks Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry! We still need volunteers but we also need everyone to come out and have an amazing time! And if you haven’t signed up for the Firebolt 5k or the Nimbus walk, it’s...
Open Houses announced! October 22nd and November 6, 2015

Open Houses announced! October 22nd and November 6, 2015

    Please join other prospective families at these upcoming Open Houses at J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences. Meet the principal and other staff, and tour the school.   October 22nd, 2015, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm November 6th, 2015, 9:00 am – 10:30 am Find out about Jenks as a school...

Free Youth Heart Health Screening, October 10

Former Jenks parent Angela Stewart is organizing a free heart monitoring event: The “Health Me” program at the ENON Tabernacle Baptist Church (2800 W. Cheltenham Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19150) in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will be hosting a Youth Heart Health Screening. We are screening for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (a genetic condition-enlarged heart). This...

All of our DonorsChoose.org projects have been funded!!!

Thank you Korein Family Foundation! This is so amazing. Also a big thanks to our teachers and staff for their creativity, perseverance, and hope. I am so excited to make an unbelievable announcement. Thank you to the Korein Family Foundation who funded all nine… Posted by J.S. Jenks Elementary School (Chestnut Hill) on Tuesday, September 8,...

Happy First Day of School!

See you in a few minutes at the HSA coffee table! The Student Directory forms are at the school and the online form has been updated. The officers list has been updated too and I hope to post more soon. Please introduce yourself if we don’t know you. Every parent/guardian is welcome and makes a...