2014 Harvest Festival and Open House! 10/23

2014 Harvest Festival and Open House! 10/23

We were so busy with the amazing Harry Potter Festival (update to come) that the Harvest Festival totally sneaked up on me! The Harvest Festival will be on Thursday, October 23, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Crafts, snacks, and treats will be served. See the flyer for the grade potluck...
New date! UPDATED - Open Houses: October 23 and November 12, 2014

New date! UPDATED – Open Houses: October 23 and November 12, 2014

Please join other prospective families at these upcoming Open Houses for Prospective Families. Meet the principal and other staff, and tour the school. October 23rd from 4:00 – 5:30 pm After the Open House, stay for the Harvest Festival, from 6:00-8:00 pm (more info on this year’s festival coming soon!)....
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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Happy Picture Day!

I bet everyone looks amazing! Hope to see some pictures on Facebook later. Remember to SMILE!
Firebolt 5k and the 2014 Harry Potter Festival

Firebolt 5k and the 2014 Harry Potter Festival

Hope to see you there! NEW for this year: Jenks will have concessions and a Wingardium Leviosa charmed moon bounce for all the little wizards and muggles! Register for the 5K (or the 1 mile walk): http://www.jsjenks.org/firebolt5k-2014/
Jenks Kindergarten Tea for Prospective Parents, November 18, 2014

Jenks Kindergarten Tea for Prospective Parents, November 18, 2014

Meet current parents and other prospective parents for conversation about the school. Please join us for our fall Kindergarten Tea, coming up! Tuesday, November 18th, 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...
FOJSJ and The Firebolt 5K, October 18, 2014

FOJSJ and The Firebolt 5K, October 18, 2014

The Friends of J.S. Jenks Firebolt 5k run and 1 mile family friendly walk will be held on Saturday, October 18th, in association with the Chestnut Hill Business Association’s Harry Potter Festival. The run will be professionally timed and managed. See you there!

Afterschool enrichment by PCAT

As part of Jenks’ ever growing STEM effort, we have partnered with several organizations (more information to come) that will offer our students experiences that will stretch their imaginations and intellect. Students have received a form from the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology (PCAT) offering after school programming for students K-8. Students in grades...

What a great first week!

The building is full of children again and everyone seemed to just fall into the swing of things. Thank you to the 104 parents who came out for our Middle School Academy Back to School Night. We look forward to greeting our Parents of students in grades K-5 this Thursday night from 6:30-8:00. We will...
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 Thousand Villages (8331 Germantown Ave)...

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!