Friends of J.S. Jenks
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    
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...

Celebration of School Redesign Initiative, 5/21, 6:30 pm

J.S. Jenks is one of four schools to participate in the district’s School Redesign Initiative next year. Join us to celebrate this designation and honor as well as to find out more about the exciting changes ahead for the J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences.
Photos from our AMAZING Funfest and Discovery Day!

Photos from our AMAZING Funfest and Discovery Day!

We all had so much fun! Thanks for coming out to support J.S. Jenks and a HUGE thank you to the Franklin Institute for the amazing Discovery Day activities. I’ll add more captions and thank yous later!    
The Crossing @ Jenks - Saturday, April 18, 2pm

The Crossing @ Jenks – Saturday, April 18, 2pm

Saturday April 18th, 2015 at 2PM Kile Smith/Ryan Eckes: May Day The culmination of our year long collaboration. The Crossing Choir and Jenks students together in a new work composed for the occasion by Kile Smith on a poem by Ryan Eckes; both artists have worked extensively with the students, sharing the process and developing...
Recyclebank Green Schools Program 2015

Recyclebank Green Schools Program 2015

    UPDATE! We raised $2473 which was 91% of our goal. Thanks so much to all who participated! It’s that time again…. Recyclebank time! Once again, J.S. Jenks is participating in Recyclebank’s Green Schools Program. We will be starting an ecosystem program consisting of greenhouses, aquaponics, and vermicomposting. Click on the link below to...

Reminder: Friends of Jenks board mtg, 6:30 pm

In case you missed the notice, the Friends of J.S. Jenks board meeting is tonight at 6:30 pm, in the Bombay Room of the Chestnut Hill Hotel. Ms. Lynsky will be attending and the Redesign Initiative is on the agenda. Bring your questions!
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/
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!
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.  
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,...