Jenks FunFest! May 17!

Jenks FunFest! May 17!

Save the date! Saturday, May 17, 11am-3pm, in the J.S. Jenks school yard. Please contact the H.S.A. if you can volunteer. We need help planning and running this fun event (jenkshsa@gmail.com). Stay tuned…..  
Astronomy Night, April 25th 7:30 pm

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!
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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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.  
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

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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...
Chestnut Hill Holiday Parade, December 14, 2013

Chestnut Hill Holiday Parade, December 14, 2013

Jenks had a great showing at the Chestnut Hill Holiday Parade on December 14. Thanks to all who participated and hope you all are having a fantastic Holiday season!

Teacher Wish List Coordinator Needed

Parent Rebecca Dhondt did a great job of putting together the teacher wish list in previous years but needs to pass it on to a new volunteer this year. Please drop a line at jenkshsa@gmail.com if you’d like to take this on. You basically poll the teachers on what supplies they need and get the...

Cherrydale Fundraiser Orders were sent home last week, THANKS!

Cherrydale orders were passed out last week. If your student’s order was incorrect, missing items, or has damaged items, please be sure to fill out the form that was enclosed and return to Main Office HSA box by tomorrow (Tuesday) so corrections can be made. If you are unable to get to the office, you...
Pre-winter Planting and Garden Prep, this Saturday, November 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pre-winter Planting and Garden Prep, this Saturday, November 23, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us this Saturday for some pre-winter planting and garden prep. Saturday, 11/23 10:00am-12:00noon Hello Jenks parents! We are trying to coordinate some important work before the winter winds and snow (I hope!) blow through. With your help, the beautification can begin before we even start anew in spring, and keep Jenks looking beautiful for our...