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:


It is very important that students continue to read and practice the skills they have acquired this school year. During the summer months please take your children to the library and have them read every day. Also, please review their math skills. This will help them begin the 2014-2015 school year successfully. 


Attached is your child's summer reading project, supply list, and for our 8th grade a math packet.  Students should plan to work on the project gradually throughout the summer.


Summer projects will be due on the first day of school, Monday, September 8, 2014 for grades 1-8 and Monday, September 15, 2014 for kindergarten.  No late projects will be accepted after Friday. 


Summer Project-Kindergarten 

Summer Project-1st Grade 

Summer Project-2nd Grade

Summer Project-3rd Grade

Summer Project-4th Grade

Summer Project-5th Grade

Summer Project-6th Grade

Summer Project-7th Grade

Summer Project-8th Grade 






June Calendar


Last day of school for students is Thursday, June 19, 2014.  Early dismissal.  12:00 PM. Please be on time to pick up your children.  


Our Spring concert was held Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Thank you to our dedicated music teachers, Mrs. Scamby, Mrs. Mewha, and Ms Tillman. Congratulations to our students who participated in our concert.  A special congratulations to Wilkins Maria for his solo performance.  Everyone enjoyed the show. Bravo! 




During the month of May our students completed their Musuem Project.  Each grade selected a topic to research and create a visual display.  




Home and School Connection Newsletter


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) 



Mrs. Bornstein's 8th grade computer class is mentoring the 1st grade students in Ms. Schwartz's class, room 115. Our 8th graders are assisting the students with logging into applications and reviewing the skills necessary to be successful. All our students are learning and enjoy being paired with other students in our school.




Monday, June 2, 2014 our students attended a very special assemby featuring Sterlen Barr, Motivational Rap Artist.  Mr. Barr's message was aimed at promoting good nutritional health and exercise habits.  The students sang, danced, and participated in contests with the assistance of Mr. Barr and his break dancers.  A great time was had by all in attendance.





Our winter concert was held Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Thank you to our dedicated music teachers, Mrs. Scamby, Mrs. Mewha, and Ms Tillman. Congratulations to our students who participated in our concert.  Everyone enjoyed the show. Bravo!





Mrs. Toll's 8th Grade Social Studies classes are studying Colonial America.  They presented their findings using a replica of the Mayflower.





The Scholastic Book Fair was held the week of our Spring conferences in our school library. Many students and parents stopped by and selected  wonderful books.  Everyone enjoyed the beautiful decorations designed by our students.




Junita Park Academy Happenings 


Monday, October 21, 2013.  The Eagles Book Mobile visited two of our second grade classes.  Storybook Man read to our classes. The Eagles Book Mobile provides books to our students.  After the readings each child receives a new, free book featuring multi-cultural characters. 



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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