Book Drive Hosted by Ten Thousand Villages

Book Drive Hosted by Ten Thousand Villages

September 6th is National Read a Book Day! In honor of the day, Ten Thousand Villages in Chestnut Hill is hosting a book drive for J.S. Jenks!  Please donate new or gently used chapter books for kids ages 6-12 on Saturday, September 6, and Sunday, September 7, at the Ten...
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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While you were on summer vacation….

I may have lapsed in my duties a bit as caretaker of the J.S. Jenks HSA website, but please let me make it up to you with some updates! A lot has happened this summer. #185718497 / gettyimages.com We have a new name! In order to reflect the schools expanding commitment to science, technology (STEM),...
Garden update: summer 2014

Garden update: summer 2014

The veggie and native gardens, created with Recyclebank funds,were tended and watered over the summer by dedicated volunteers. These pictures are from July. This project just keeps growing, adding to the beauty and function of the grounds and providing learning opportunities for the students. Volunteers also added a woodchip path to encourage visitors and students...
Jenks FunFest! May 17!

Jenks FunFest! May 17!

UPDATE: The Funfest was a HUGE success! Principal Lynskey: "It really was a pretty wonderful day! Perfect weather...everyone's hands busy...set up...tickets...games...food...moon bounces/slides...prizes...entertainment, showcased student performances AND a band...sound system...raffle baskets...running out of food...TWICE!!...running out of tickets...the enthusiasm...take down and clean up. Start to finish--just a fantastic event. Thank you all so much for making Jenks the best...
Playground Clean-up

Playground Clean-up

May 3rd, 8 am start: Join the Friends of the Children’s Playground for Spring Mulching, weeding and general clean-up.  
CANCELLED: Astronomy Night, April 25th 7:30 pm

CANCELLED: Astronomy Night, April 25th 7:30 pm

J.S. Jenks is one of 26 locations city wide participating as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival Kickoff. Grab a blanket and experience the wonders of the night sky! Telescopes and star maps provided. Bring your curiosity!
Outdoor Classroom and Recyclebank!

Outdoor Classroom and Recyclebank!

    UPDATE: Recyclebank Was a Success! Outdoor Classroom & Veggie Garden Projects We raised $1189.35 of the goal of $1800 from Reyclebank members’ points, plus we will get an extra $500 for exceeding 50% of the goal. The total will be very helpful in enabling us to start a native garden to attract butterflies,...
Important Meeting, April 3, 6:30 pm Jenks Auditorium!

Important Meeting, April 3, 6:30 pm Jenks Auditorium!

All parents and families encouraged to attend!  Informational Meeting-JENKS-flyer
Mobile Museums of Mini-Masterpieces at Market East, March 2, 2014

Mobile Museums of Mini-Masterpieces at Market East, March 2, 2014

  COME CELEBRATE THE JENKS CHILDREN’S FRESH FLOWERS MINI-MASTERPIECES THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 2 at MARKET EAST TRAIN STATION. The Fresh Artists Program at Jenks is a tremendous success! We have placed two veteran, retired master art teachers at Jenks for two classes a week – impacting 25 children for the entire year. We are running...
Jenks Kindergarten Teas for Prospective Parents, February 6 and April 8

Jenks Kindergarten Teas for Prospective Parents, February 6 and April 8

Please join us for two Kindergarten Teas, coming up! Thursday February 6th, 7:30 PM Tuesday April 8th, 7:30 PM (RSVP appreciated) 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 the...
New Kindergarten Center - Upgrading Inspiring Educational Spaces

New Kindergarten Center – Upgrading Inspiring Educational Spaces

We are relaunching our fundraising campaign for the new Kindergarten Center, Library/Media Center, and Computer Lab. We raised some money over the last month, but in order to really make this happen we need your help! We have raised $3,440 for furnishings and have $15,000 committed for the rewiring and work on the rooms themselves....
Recyclebank Grant!

Recyclebank Grant!

For the third time, Jenks has received a Recyclebank grant! Two years ago, we used the funds to improve the recycling program and this past year the grant helped us to operate a successful vegetable garden. Next spring, we plan to start converting some of the grounds to a native garden to attract butterflies and...

Mt. Airy Schools Coalition

The Mt. Airy Schools Coalition is a new, collaborative effort of Mt. Airy USA, East Mt. Airy Neighbors, and West Mt. Airy Neighbors to promote and support neighborhood public schools through community partnerships. We share a vision of a thriving community enriched by its schools, and thriving schools enriched by their community. We seek to...