Juniata Park Academy 

Joan Richey

801 E. Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19124
Phone: 215-289-7930

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

Juniata Park Academy


Dear Parents and Guardians:


Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year.  It is very important our students continue to read after school and during the weekend. Please take your children to the library and have them read every day at home. Also, please review their math skills nightly. This will help them begin the 2014-2015 school year successfully.


PSSA testing will take place April 13, 2015-April 16, 2015 and April 20, 2015-April 22, 2015  for grades 3-8.  PSSA Science testing will take place April 27, 2015 for grades 4 and 8.  It is important that every student attend school, receive a nutritious breakfast, and get a good night's sleep. 


Spring Vacation is Wednesday, April 1, 2015-Friday, April 3, 2015.


Early dismissal-Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Professional Development. 


Parent Workshop.  Topic: The Strong-Willed Child. Monday, April 6, 2015.  8:30 AM 


Report Card Conferences.  12:00 PM dismissal. Conferences begin 1:00-3:00 PM.  Wednesday, April 29, 2015-Friday, May 1, 2015.



The Hour of Code began December 8th during Computer Science Education Week.  20,000 classrooms worldwide participated in the Hour of Code.  The Hour of Code continues online.

Get started programming. Click Hour of Code. 





Tuesday, December 16, 2014 our students participated in the Jump with Jill show. Jump with Jill is a music-based health program for kids that makes nutrition education rock, offering audiences live concerts, recorded music, video experiences, and cross-curricular classroom activities.






Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Juniata Park presented its Winter Concert.  Many of our students participated in the choir and band.  Under the direction of Ms. Mewha, Ms. Tillman, and Ms. Rimando our students performed many holiday favorites as well as some new songs for all to enjoy.  







On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Sterlen Barr the Nutrition Rapper visited our school. His raps and dancing entertained our students while teaching them the merits of healthy eating and exercise.








October is National Anti-Bullying Month.  Our students were treated to a special assembly, the NED Show. NED is a loveable cartoon character whose name is an acronym for Never Give Up, Encourage Others, and Do Your Best. The show incorporates the use of a Yo-Yo.  Our students enjoyed the presentation immensely.






Our school library online catalog can be accessed at http://philasd.follettdestiny.com. 


Letters to Parents about Academic Interventions

Ticket to Read Introduction

Ticket to Read (English)

Ticket to Read (Spanish)

Think Central (English)

Think Central (Spanish)

Vmath (English)

Vmath (Spanish) 


Safe Websites for Students 


School begins promptly at 8:20 AM. 


Students are not permitted to have cell phones in school.


Box Tops for Education Program and The Campbell's Soup Labels for Education Program information. 



Our memorial garden is continuing to bloom throughout the season. Volunteers are needed to keep our garden beautiful. Please contact the school office if you are interested in helping.










Message from the Principal

Welcome to the Juniata Park Academy Website. We are excited about having the opportunity to showcase all the exciting projects that are taking place at our school. Our school is the shining star of Hunting Park Avenue! We have a diverse population of students who are eager to become productive citizens in a global world. Our staff and students have the most up to date technology at their fingertips. Classrooms are equipped with computers and Promethean boards (interactive white boards). We have so much to offer our community.


At Juniata Park Academy our staff realizes the importance of teaching the whole child. Today, more than ever young people need caring adults to help guide them through life's challenges. These caring adults are called mentors. They are parents, teachers, coaches, tutors, pastors and neighbors. They are the people who always take the time to listen, guide, support and help our young people. Who mentored you? I urge you to thank them and pass it on! Why not become a mentor? Our school is always seeking volunteers! I invite you to come and visit and lend us a helping hand.


Joan Richey 


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