Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you to our Home and School Association, parent volunteers, teachers and staff for another wonderful thanksgiving feast, despite a few venue glitches.  Have a great Thanksgiving break everyone.
DonorsChoose.org

DonorsChoose.org

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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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Traffic note for 11/23

Starting mid-day on Wednesday 11/23, traffic is expected to be affected by construction vehicles on Ardleigh during pick-up. Please avoid using Ardleigh by Jenks when picking up your child. Thank you for understanding.

Kindergarten Tea November 10th 2016 7:30PM

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 opportunity to meet with other current and prospective parents to discuss J.S. Jenks as a school option for your child. Whether you...
Fall 2016 Open House Dates

Fall 2016 Open House Dates

K-5 Open House October 27th at 4:30PM. At the school, 8301 Germantown Avenue, enter on Southampton Avenue. Families are welcome to stay for the school’s Harvest Festival starting at 6PM. Tours, meet principal, staff and current parents. For families interested in Kindergarten there will be a Q&A session with the kindergarten teachers. K-5 and Middle...
Jenks Community Garden afterschool club

Jenks Community Garden afterschool club

Join other green thumbs at the Jenks Community Garden afterschool club! Every Wednesday, 3:15-4:15 pm, from September 21st-November 16th, 2016 Please return the form below by Tuesday, September 20th If any questions contact: info@friendsofjsjenks.org download the form below at this link: Afterschool Garden Club sign-up form fall 2016

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%...
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 as a school option for...
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.