Get excited for 2016 Astronomy Night (4/22), Discovery Day and Fun Fest (4/23)!

Get excited for 2016 Astronomy Night (4/22), Discovery Day and Fun Fest (4/23)!

Our 3rd collaboration with the Franklin Institute! Join us for fun, community, amazing science, and great friends. April 22 – Astronomy Night at Jenks with the Franklin Institute, 7:30-10:30 pm April 23 – Discovery Day and Fun Fest, 11:00 am-3:00 pm    
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 12th, 2016, 9:00 am – 11:00 am (tentative) Find out about Jenks...
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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Bulb sale! Order by April 11

Plant some flowers and bulbs now and watch them sprout in the spring and summer to beautify your home and neighborhood! Some blooms last through fall. See pictures at http://www.dutchmillbulbs.com/FundraisingProgram/SpringBulbs.aspx 50% of each sale goes to support Jenks. Orders must be in by Monday April 11. Thank you!   You can pay by one of...
Trolley Car Helping Hands Week Fundraiser April 4-16, 2016

Trolley Car Helping Hands Week Fundraiser April 4-16, 2016

You are invited to a Helping Hands Week Fundraiser for Home School Association: Jenks Academy of the Arts and Sciences at the Trolley Car Diner and the Trolley Car Cafe. Please present the coupon below (click on the link) to the cashier and the Trolley Car Diner or the Trolley Car Café will donate 20%...
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...
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 current Jenks parent and offer...
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...