John Story Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences K-8

Principal
Mary Lynskey

8301 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19118
Phone: 215-248-6604

Providing all students with the academic, technological, and social skills needed to be productive and contributing citizens in our society.

Jenks, J. S.

 

 

 

 

 Our Indiegogo fundraising campaign has gone live!! Please contribute to this cause!

       This campaign will serve to create a Kindergarten Center, as well as upgrade and relocate our Library / Media Center and Computer Lab. Please go to the link here for more information:

 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/upgrading-inspiring-educational-spaces  

  


Cell Phone Policy Letter

Parent PSSA Letter 

Test Taking Tips 

 

 

Parents - Please Checkout the Calendar for

Upcoming Events  - click here  

 

 

 2013 - 2014 School Information

 

 

New Policies for 2013-2014 

Special Release Procedures for School District of Philadelphia Students

 

 

 

 

Home and School

 

Friends of Jenks

Message from the Principal

 

MESSAGE TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS

 

September, 2013

 

Dear John Story Jenks School Parent/Guardian,

 

Welcome back to the 2013-2014 academic year! Many and diverse learning experiences are in

place for your children this year. Our goal is to challenge your children intellectually, grow

them socially, and guide them toward independent thinking and problem solving. As we strive to

promote healthy development in all aspects of each student's life, we also strive to develop a

student body of good character--students who make good choices and decisions resulting in

successful and healthy outcomes. We encourage students to demonstrate the best of them every

moment of everyday and to make positive contributions to the groups and organizations to

which they belong. We strive to instill within our student body a sense of personal pride as well

as collective pride and love of and for our school.

 

With the district working to stabilize, a national curriculum coming into focus, and a lackluster

budget, we will be faced with challenges of a new magnitude. Now, more than ever, we must

ask our parents to support our efforts and join a parent committee to give our children the best

that we have to offer. Please consider joining our Home and School Association, the Friends of

J.S. Jenks, the Jenks Beautification Committee, the Men of Jenks, or simply volunteer. We

need you!

 

The staff and I are excited to implement our school wide goals for the 2013-2014 academic year

and continue to offer diverse and exemplary programs, events and activities to be enjoyed by

our students and their families. Just like last year, look for an outline of this year’s events in

the Student/Parent Handbook distributed early September. Here you will find a calendar full of

tentative dates for all pre-planned events to assist you in planning your schedules.

I will continue to host our monthly Principal’s Coffee Hour.

 

I invite parents to join me to learn about up-coming events, what’s new, discuss

school programs and activities and share ideas over coffee and donuts

in the IMC.

 

We have a number of exciting changes to discuss—too many to list! So,

please plan to join us on our Back to School Nights. Once again, we

have planned 2 nights: September 19th (Grades 6-8) and September 26th

(Grades K-5).

 

Thank you for your continuing cooperation, support, encouragement, and commitment to the

educational achievement and advancement of our students. I look forward to another

productive year serving at John Story Jenks School…where great minds come alive!

With warmest regards,

Mary Lynskey

Principal