November 13, 2017
A note from Fred Eyrich for 4th grade parents — Please have your children practice their instruments regularly and fill in and sign the log books! There is no way your child can be successful without practicing to reinforce what they are being taught. Their first concert is 12 weeks away and the children are working on songs on pages 6 and 7 in their books. To prepare for their first band concert, we need all the lesson groups to rehearse together. These rehearsals will take place AFTER SCHOOL from 3:00-4:00 on the following Tuesdays: December 5, December 12, December 19, January 9 and January 16. These rehearsals are in addition to the regularly weekly scheduled lessons.
The winter band concert is on Thursday, January 18, 2018 and will feature the 4th grade band, ES band, MS band and HS wind ensemble. The concert dress is white shirt/blouse, black pants/skirt, and black shoes. The children must arrive at 7:00 pm and the concert begins at 7:30 pm. The 4th grade band is first on the program.
If your child is struggling, they can come during lunch recess or after school for extra help. Please contact Fred Eyrich to set up an appointment.
American Education Week is coming up. The parent community is welcome to visit our school during specific times. On Monday, Nov. 13, Kindergarten visitation is from 9 until 9:45. Also on Monday, second grade is from 10-10:45. Monday also includes 3rd grade f rom 1:15-2. On Tuesday, November 14, the fourth grade visitation is from 10-10:45. On Wednesday, November 15 the first grade meets from 9-9:45. Also on Wednesday the 5th and 6th grades meet from 10-11.
Please do not bring cell phones or cameras to these visitations. Also, please do not bring siblings. This is an opportunity to observe daily instructional programs. If you have specific questions for the teacher, please email them or address these questions during their conference on November 20 or 21.
Picture Retake day is November 15.
5th/6th Grade Rec Night is Friday, November 17 from 6-8 pm in the JES gym. $5.00/student, DJ and Pizza provided. Please volunteer! Contact Alyson Lester at [email protected] to volunteer and ask questions.
October 31, 2017
November 7 is Election Day and school is closed for students. It will be a teacher in-service, however.
3rd and 4th Grade Family Fun Night is Friday November 10th from 6:00-7:45 in the JES Gym. $3.00/Child with free pizza. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please contact Aly Lester at [email protected] for information.
SAVE THE DATE! Wild West Book Fair will be November 14-21. Saddle up and Read! Please volunteer to help if you can during the book fair. Use Sign Up Genius to volunteer. www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4BADA723A4FE3-book2
Conferences are coming up! Please sign up on our website. The code is 2017. Early Dismissal dates and conferences are November 20 and November 21.
School District is closed on November 22, November 23, and November 24.
October 25, 2017
Please come to an event called Parenting Your Anxious Child on October 30, 2017 from 7:30-9:00 in the Community Room.
The Halloween Parade will be on October 31, 2017 at 2:00. The students will go out the back door (near the cafeteria) and then parade around the track and then back to their classrooms.
CODING CLUB is back! The first session is for the 3rd grade and will start on November 1. Please sign up on-line at http://bit.ly/3rdGrd. They will meet for 6 weeks: 11/2, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. Then after the new year it will be the 4th grade’s turn, and so on (5th and 6th graders).
K-2 Rec Night will be on November 3 from 6:00-7:45. The event costs $3.00 and siblings are welcome.
Picture Retake Day will be November 15.
Please come out to the Home and School Parent Social! November 4 from 6-9 and costs $20.00. It will be held at the home of David Cowart and Megan O’Brien on 305 Vernon Road. Kick off the new school year and meet new families and chat with old friends. Tickets are available at the door.
September 11, 2017
Reminder: Back-to-School Night is this Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria.
August 29, 2017
Walk to School Week will be October 2-6, 2017.
July 26, 2017
Some dates to put on your calendar:
Picture Day is October 17, and retakes will be November 15, 2017.
Jog-A-Thon will be on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.
June 28, 2017
School starts on Tuesday, September 5 at 8:30 am!
Back to School Night is Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm.
June 6, 2017
Calling all Jenkintown Girls entering grades 1-7! Take part in the Jenkintown Girls Lacrosse Summer Camp, July 17-20! Participants will play games, practice their throwing, catching, ground ball, and shooting skills by taking part in a wide variety of activities and games! The camp will be lead by Ken Rodoff, head coach of the Jenkintown HS lacrosse team, along with current student-athletes from the high school team. The camp is open only to Jenkintown students and all proceeds benefit the Jenkintown HS Girls Lacrosse team.
The 6th grade graduation is on Friday, June 16 at 9:30 am in the High School Auditorium. This is also the last day of school!
May 23, 2017
Color Day is this Friday, May 26. In the event it is cancelled due to rain, May 26th will be a full day of school and the rain date will be Tuesday, May 30.
District is closed on Memorial Day, May 29.
Please sign up for Summer Band Camp! August 21-24 from 9:00-12:00. Camp is $100.00 per student and includes a T-shirt and snacks and learning and making music! There will be a concert on the last day.
April 19, 2017
Reminder: this Saturday, April 22, our 4th grade chorale and the Mini Singers will be performing at the Jenkintown Rotary Pancake Breakfast at Grace Presbyterian Church. Warm ups are at 9:00 and the performance is at 9:30. The children should wear any t-shirt that represents Jenkintown ES/MS/HS, black leggings, pants, or shorts/skirts and sneakers. Please come and support the Rotary and our kids!
Also, don’t forget Earth Day on this Friday, April 21 at 3:00 at the playground!
April 17, 2017
It’s Band and Choral Concert Attire Swap again! For grades 4-12. Drop off your gently used, freshly cleaned concert attire from years past and pick up a new outfit just in time for the concert. Drop off date: 4/18/17 before school outside of the Band Room. Shop the Swap: Tuesday 4/18 through Wednesday 4/26 . Concert is on 4/26 at 7:30.
The Lost and Found is overflowing! Lots of hats and mittens and coats. Please check it out before it gets donated.
April 4, 2017
PSSAs are in progress this week for Language Arts and April 25-27 for Math. Please allow students to get plenty of rest!
Earth Day is Friday, April 21 from 3:00-4:30 on the playground. Come hear an expert from Meadowbrook Farm talk about pollinators and butterflies at the Rain Garden. Create fence art at the Fairy Garden. Play Recycling Relay and Recycling Free Throw Game. Help plant new seeds and plants in the Rain Garden and Fairy Garden. Bring some gardening gloves and gardening tools. Rain date is April 28.
ALSO: don’t miss the Mini-Singer Water Ice Fundraiser! (during our Earth Day celebration).
Jenkintown Rotary Breakfast Fund Raiser is April 22 at 9:00 am at Grace Presbyterian Church. The 4th grade Youth Corale and Mini Singers will be singing.
Band Concert is April 26 at 7:30! Concert attire is white shirt or blouse with black pants or skirt and black shoes.
March 13, 2017
Dear 4th grade Instrumental Music Parents, It is hard to believe that our spring concert is only about 6 weeks away! Hopefully, you are still seeing and hearing the instruments as your child prepares for the concert. Practicing once or twice a week is not sufficient time for your child to be successful and learn to play their instrument.
In order to prepare for our Spring Concert, we will have combined after school rehearsals on the following Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 pm.
March 14, 28, April 4, 18, 25 ( *NOT March 21*)
Please be sure that your child is prepared with their instrument and book on these days. These rehearsals are for the combined 4th grade band and are in addition to the regular weekly lessons.
Our Spring Concert is Wednesday, April 26 at 7:30 pm. The concert will feature the 4th grade band, the elementary band, the MS symphonic band, and the HS wind ensemble.
Our concert dress is white shirt or blouse, black pants or skirt, and black shoes.
Please contact me if you have any questions. — Fred Eyrich
March 10, 2017
Pretzel Sale today! $1.00 at 3:00.
Summer Spark Update! The Wednesday/Thursday group is now filled and closed. Spots are open for Monday/Tuesday group.
Beautiful Being Green! 3rd and 4th graders have been invited by Rep. McCarter to participate in an Earth Day activity involving recycled items. The art teacher, Jen Leonard, requests donations of cardboard/cereal boxes, water bottles/plastic jugs(milk and laundry soap jugs), newspapers/paper towel holders/egg cartons, string, yarn, pipe cleaners, buttons and beads. Thanks!
February 23, 2017
This is an optional, fun and interactive evening meant to celebrate science and encourage critical thinking through individual and group projects — open for all students grades 3-6. Interested students should pick a topic they are interested in investigating and create their own science project. Presentations can cover a wide range of themes and can be experimental or informational.
February 21, 2017
Mini-Singers Fund Raisers for NYC trip:
Pretzel Sales on February 24, March 10 and March 24 after school at 3:00. Pretzels cost $1.00.
Wednesday, March 8 – Eat at Upper Crust from 4-9 pm. A portion of the sales will go toward the Mini-Singers.
Tuesday, March 21. Eat at Jules Pizza from 4:30 – 7:30 pm. Also eat at U-Swirl on same date from 4-8. A portion of the sales will go toward the Mini-Singers.
Please sign up for Summer Spark!
Please contribute to the Playground fund!
Read Across America February 27-March 3! Look on this form to see what to wear all week to honor Dr. Seuss and reading.
February 17, 2017
February 15, 2017
Reminder: Early Dismissal on Feb. 17, and the school district will be closed on Feb. 20.
Pretzel Sale on February 24 at 3:00. $1.00. Proceeds help fund the NYC Mini-Singer trip.
JES Family Dance Night! Friday, February 24 from 6 to 8 pm. $5.00 per person or $15.00 per family. All children must be accompanied by a chaperone. Free pizza too!
February 2, 2017
Early Dismissal Day will be February 17! District will be closed on February 20, 2017.
K-1 Winter Concert will be on February 24 at 1:30 pm in the JES gym.
STEM Science Fair for grades 3-6 coming up on March 29, 2017 in the JES gym from 6-8 pm. The Home and School Association has made this event happen. Details to follow!
There will be a Jenkintones Concert on March 31, 2017 at 1:45 in the JES Gym.
PSSAs are coming in April. Language Arts will be from April 3-7. Math will be from April 24-28 and Science is from May 1-5. Makeups will be May 8-12.
January 23, 2017
Elementary Library Author Visit – Bob Shea – February 2, 2017.
Pretzel Sale for the NYC Trip on February 3, 2017 at 3:00.
Bingo Night! Friday, February 3 from 6pm – 8pm in the JES Cafeteria. Bring the whole family! Pre-order your pizza by January 27.
K-1 Winter Concert! February 24th at 1:30 in the JES Gym. Adorableness overload!
January 13, 2017
Pretzel Sales! Please support the Mini Singers and their trip to NYC. The dates of the sales are: January 20, February 3 and 24, and March 10 and 24. The sales will be after school at 3:00 and the pretzels will be $1.00.
Please bring in any non-perishable food items for the Food Drive benefiting the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank at Jenkintown Methodist Church. A 4th grade student initiated this food drive! The drive will end on January 25.
January 3, 2017
Pretzel Sale! Will be held at 3:00 on Friday, January 6. Proceeds benefit the Mini Singers trip to NYC.
December 5, 2016
Genevieve Fund Raiser: Thanks for supporting our Genevieve fund raiser. All orders can be picked up this Thursday, December 8, after school in the link.
Band News: For the 4th grade Band students: First concert is 4 weeks away! Hopefully, you are seeing and hearing the instruments almost daily. Weekly practice logs are not being filled in/signed by parents if practicing. Please do so. Mr. Eyrich is available during lunch recess and after school. Practicing once or twice a week is not sufficient time for your child to be successful and learn to play their instrument. To prepare for the Winter Concert, we will have combined after-school rehearsals on the following Tuesdays from 3-4 pm: December 6 (not for choir students), December 13, December 20, January 3 and January 10.
The Winter Concert is Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 pm. The concert will feature the 4th grade band, the elementary band, the MS symphonic band and the HS wind ensemble.
Concert attire is white shirt or blouse, black pants or skirt and black shoes.
Band and Choral Concert Attire Swap for grades 4-12. Please drop off boys white dress shirts and girls white blouses or tops, boys black dress shirts and pants and shoes, girls black blouses and black pants or skirts and shoes, Girls HS choral dresses (ordered from Cousin’s Concert Attire), , Girls MS choral dresses (Ordered from H & M), and red Jenkintown ties. Drop off your gently used, freshly cleaned concert attire from years past and pick up a new outfit just in time for the concerts.
Drop off is Monday 12/5/16 before school, outside the Band Room.
Shop the Swap: Monday 12/5 through Monday 12/12 outside the Band Room.
You do not need to have donated in order to shop!
November 30, 2016
Shop and Drop for the Holidays! Drop off your kids on December 3, 10 and 17 between 12-4 pm and you can shop and do errands! Please make your reservations (required)! Grades Kindergarten through 6th grades. Questions contact Bob Gabage 215-970-3838.
** Upcoming Fundraiser ** Poinsettia Sale for the Lady Drakes – Please stay tuned! Place your order after the Thanksgiving holiday. Details will be forthcoming. Please contact Valerie Kolb with any questions: 267-467-4185 or val
November 28, 2016
Band and Choral Conflicts: 2 Rehearsals on Thursday, December 1 for ES Choir and Band. Students in 5th and 6th grade will attend band rehearsal until 3:45 THEN go to Choir. Also, on December 6, any 4th grade instrumental student that is also in choir will go to Ms. Davidson’s rehearsal, and NOT Band.
Reminder: Picture Re-Take Day is November 30th in the morning.
November 18, 2016
Attn: 4th Grade Youth Chorale and Mini-Singers Rehearsal Schedule. All Rehearsals in the H.S. Auditorium. November 28: All JES Choirs 3-4:15. November 30: All JES Choirs 3-4:15. Thursday, December 1: All JES Choirs 3-4:30. December 5: All JES Choirs 3-4:30 and December 6 All JES Choirs 3-4:00. The Winter Choral concert is DECEMBER 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm. All singers please report to H.S. Auditorium at 6:45. Concert Attire: All singers should dress up in a costume from a character related to one of our songs!
November 11, 2016
American Education Week Schedule: Monday, November 14 – K meets 9-9:45, 2nd grade meets 10-10:45, 1st grade meets 1:15-2:00pm. Tuesday, November 15 – 3rd grade meets 9:oo-9:45 am, and 4th grade meets 10:00-10:45am. On Wednesday, November 16 the 5th and 6th grades meet from 10:00 to 11:00 am.
October 6, 2016
September 26, 2016
Schedule of lessons for band:
To 4th Grade Band Students: We began our instrumental music lessons last week. This week 9/26 all students should have their assigned instruments and the lesson book – Essential Elements 2000 for their instrument. Clarinet and saxophone players should also get a few extra reeds! If you are having any difficulties, please contact Mr. Eyrich as soon as possible. I am also placing a copy of the lesson schedule in this Monday Folder, so you know what day your child needs his/her instrument each week. Thank you from Mr. Eyrich
To 5th and 6th Grade Band Students: We began our instrumental music lessons last week. This week 9/26 all students should have their assigned instruments, lesson book and band music. Clarinet and saxophone players should also get some extra reeds. I am also placing a copy of the lesson schedule in the Monday Folder, so you know what day your child needs his/her instrument each week.
We also have begun our after school ES band rehearsals (grades 5 and 6). We meet every Thursday from 3:00-3:45. This rehearsal is mandatory to be in the instrumental program. Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you Mr. Eyrich
Reminder: This week is Walk to School Week at JES! Students get a raffle ticket for every day they walk or bike to school. Wednesday you can join the “Walking School Bus.” You can meet up with neighbors and walk together from these locations at 8:05am: 611 & West, Florence & Rodman, Summit & Walnut or Summit & Highland. Walking to school is good for the environment and great for our kids’ health!
Pretzel Sale will be this Friday, September 30 at 3:00 pm. Pretzels are $1.00.
September 19, 2016
Jog-A-Thon will be on Wednesday, October 19 this year.
Green Apple Day of Service will be on Sunday, September 25, from 1 pm-3 pm at the Elementary School playground. All (students grades K-12, and parents too) are welcome to help clean up the playground and do fun crafts. Please bring your own shovels, rakes, gardening gloves, smocks, hammers and drills. Donations of ceramic pots (6″ and bigger) appreciated. There will be cider, donuts and green apples! Please contact Adrienne Brockwell at [email protected] for more information.
September 15, 2016
Walk to School Week! Monday through Friday, September 26-30. Walk or bike (with helmet) to school and get a raffle ticket for prizes!
September 12, 2016
Reminder: Back-to-School Night is Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:00. Band Meeting is at 6:15.
September 9, 2016
Elementary School Singers! Grades 4-6 please come to the first musical rehearsal on September 12. Please view the JES Vocal Music blog, which is jesvocalmusic.blogspot.com.
August 3, 2016
Attention future 7th graders:
Notification from: Jenkintown Middle School/ High School
“Into the Woods” Summer Boot Camp begins on August 15th at 7:00 p.m.
Each rehearsal will last approximately 2 hours (9:15 p.m.).
The Dates for our Boot Camp are as follows:
August 15-18 7:00-9:15 p.m.
August 22-25 7:00-9:15 p.m.
Please bring a pencil, water/snack, and appropriate footwear for dancing. No sandals please.
All middle and high school students are welcome.
We will meet in the high school choir room.
No audition necessary.
Contact Lys Davidson for any concerns/questions: [email protected]
July 19, 2016
School Supplies! The Home and School Association has generously offered to supply tissues and disinfecting wipes for the new school year. So there is no need for parents to buy them this year. The supply lists are listed on our website: www.jenkintown.org, under the “Elementary School” tab. If the list includes tissues or wipes, just disregard! Thanks HSA!
Back-to-School Night is September 14 at 7:00 for the Elementary School.
July 1, 2016
Future 7th Grade Parents! Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the H.S. Auditorium. This one-hour event will include course descriptions, copies of syllabi, and other important information concerning the new school year.
June 7, 2016
Fox News is coming to Jenkintown School District! Please have the students wear their red or blue this Friday, June 10!
June 1, 2016
Important Band Camp News!
Summer Band Camp 2016
Our annual summer band camp is scheduled for August 15-18. The camp will run daily from 9:00-12:00 and is open to students in the Jenkintown School District that have at least one year of experience playing a musical instrument. The camp will be held in the band room. Students will work on scales, technique exercises and several band songs during the 4 day camp. The cost of the camp is $100 per student.
Please send in the camp registration form and tuition by Friday, June 17. If you have any questions please e-mail at [email protected]
May 16, 2016
Attention 6th graders! If you want to play sports in Middle School, there is a sign-up sheet for physicals in the High School Office. The date that the doctors are coming is June 7th from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. The cost is $15.00 per student. Cash or check made out to School District of Jenkintown is accepted. You can also use your own physician and fill out the physical forms in the office. This in-house physical is just a courtesy to our athletes.
Jenkintown Elementary’s 6th grade class presents their play entitled Off to Middle School We Go! It is on May 25th at 7:30 in the H.S. Auditorium. Free!
Unwind Night has been rescheduled for June 2nd at 7:00 in the Community Room. Features gentle yoga and relaxation techniques.
May 9, 2016
Please look through the Lost and Found! So many coats, shirts and jackets are in the lost and found and will soon be donated to charity.
May 3, 2016
7th Grade Student/Parent Orientation Night is Monday, June 6 at 6:30 pm in the H.S. Auditorium. All current 6th graders and their parents are invited to join the middle school guidance counselors and the principal and a panel of current middle school students who will answer questions about the middle school.
Dear ES band Parents,
I apologize for changing our schedule, but due to the ES play and rehearsals. We will not have anymore Thursday BAND rehearsals after school for the remainder of this school year. We will continue to have weekly lessons. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation!
APRIL 25, 2016
Renaissance Night is May 4 at 6:00 pm! Please come and visit your children’s artistry!
Summer Spark is closed for the Wednesday/Thursday group. However, plenty of spaces for the Monday/Tuesday group!
Unwind Night has been changed from April 28 to Thursday., June 2 at 7:00.
APRIL 18, 2016
Order your Jenkintown Elementary Yearbooks! Pre-Sale Deadline: May 26, 2016. Cost is $15.00 (checks preferred). To order write a check to Jenkintown Elementary School and place it in an envelope marked with your child’s name, homeroom and “JES Yearbook.”
APRIL 11, 2016
EARTH DAY! Friday, April 22 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm at the Playground (or in Cafeteria if it’s raining). Come hear an expert from Meadowbrook Farm talk about pollinators and butterflies. Make your own butterfly and bird feeders to take home or place in the Fairy Garden. Play the Lunchroom Recycling Scavenger Hunt. Help plant new seeds and plants. Everyone is welcome. Please bring own gardening gloves and tools.
JES Poetry Workshop! Learn the basics of poetry writing. All K-6 students invited. 3-4 pm on Thursday, May 5 in the JES Cafeteria. $5.00 per child. Info: Mrs. Hackett at [email protected]
BAND PARENTS: Band concert is Thursday, April 21 at 7:30. Regular rehearsal on Thursday, April 14 and special rehearsal on Wednesday, April 20 from 3 to 4 on the HS stage. Please have students PRACTICE!
Concert attire is White shirt/blouse, black pants/skirt, black shoes. Boys’ shirts should have a collar.
Please visit the Concert Attire Swap rack outside of the band room.
Following the concert, weekly lessons will continue until June 3. No ES Band on Thursday, April 28, but Thursday band rehearsals will continue on May 5, May 12 and May 19.
UNWIND NIGHT! Featuring gentle yoga and relaxation techniques guided by professional instructors. Thursday, April 28, 7:00 pm in the Community Room. For questions please ask [email protected]
APRIL 8, 2016
Band and Choral Concert Attire Swap for grades 4-12! Drop off gently used, clean concert attire from years past and pick up a new outfit just in time for the concert (which is April 21). Drop off Monday 4/11/16 before school, outside the Band Room. Shop the swap: Wednesday 4/13 through Wednesday, 4/20 outside the Band Room. YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE DONATED IN ORDER TO SHOP!
APRIL 1, 2016
MiniSinger Fundraiser at JULES PIZZA! Tuesday, April 12 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Go to Jules on April 12. Say “Jenkintown MiniSingers” when paying. Jules Thin Crust will give 15% of our purchase back to MiniSingers! Questions: Allison Gifford, [email protected]
MARCH 14, 2016
Spring Break Soccer Camp 2016! Dates: 3/21 to 3/25 from 9am till 12pm. Cost per player $130.00 but receive $20 discount if you have 2 children in the camp. Camp is for ages 7-12. Any questions email Matt Cox at [email protected]
Youth Football is Back in Jenkintown! Girls and Boys grades 3-6 can play on April 3 and April 10 from 1:00-2:30 on the Drakes Football Field.
MARCH 4, 2016
Summer Spark Registration Form:
Soft Pretzel Sale! Friday March 11 at 3:00 outside cafeteria. $1.00 per pretzel. Benefits NYC trip for Mini-Singers.
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
Please donate to the “Backpacks for Haiti” fundraiser! Jenkintown High School’s World Language Honor Society is collecting donations for their “Backpacks for Haiti” fundraiser. Last year they were able to donate 60 backpacks to a school in Haiti. Please be generous. There will be a collection bin in the elementary office.
A letter from Mr. Eyrich to the 4th grade parents:
It is hard to believe that our spring concert is only about 8 weeks away! Please stress the importance of regular practice!
In order to prepare for our Spring Concert, we will have after school rehearsals on the following Tuesdays from 3:00 -4:00:
March 15 and March 29 and April 5, 12 and 19
Please be sure that your child is prepared with their instrument and book on these days. These rehearsals are for the combined 4th grade band and are in addition to the regular Thursday and Friday lessons.
Our Spring Concert is Thursday, April 21 at 7:30. Dress is white shirt or blouse, black pants or skirt and black shoes.
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
Movie Afternoon for JES Students! March 3 in H.S. Auditorium from 11:30 – 2:00. Movies are Emperor’s New Groove and Kronk’s New Groove. Cost is $4.00 and includes water and chips. Students can bring lunch and eat in the cafeteria. Return permission slips by Wednesday, March 2.
Author Visit! Please view the flyer:
Cradles to Crayons is continuing their collection drive through February 26. See flyer below.
Kids C2C Flyer_2016
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
Summer Spark is coming this summer! Look for registration forms coming in April. The weeks of Spark are: June 27, July 5, July 11, and July 18. Students can choose Monday and Tuesday OR Wednesday and Thursday.
Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 year will begin on Thursday, March 3 from 8:00 am to 2:45 pm and Friday, March 4 from 8:00 am to 2:45 pm. Students must be 5 years old on or before 8/31/16. Students must live within Jenkintown Borough limits. REGISTRATION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! Please call 215-884-2933 for an appointment.
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
JANUARY 29, 2016
PRETZEL SALE! Friday, February 5 at 3:00 outside of the cafeteria. $1.00 per pretzel. Benefits NYC trip for Mini Singers.
JANUARY 22, 2016
Pancake Fundraiser! Saturday, February 6 from 8am-10am. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, etc. Supports Lady Drakes. At Applebee’s, 323 Old York Road in Jenkintown, PA. Tickets available at the door or at home b-ball games.
DECEMBER 21, 2015
Dear 5th & 6th grade Band Parents,
Happy Holidays! We are very excited about the Winter Band Concert on January 14 at 7:30 pm. In preparation for the concert, we will have our regular Thursday rehearsal on Jan 7 and a special rehearsal on Wednesday, January 13 from 3:00-4:00 on the MS/HS stage.
Please encourage your child to practice and continue to prepare their music for the concert over the break.
Our concert dress is :
Girls- White shirt/blouse, black pants/skirt, black shoes
Boys- White shirt (with collar), black pants, black shoes
Following the concert, we will continue to have weekly lessons, and band rehearsals on Thursdays to prepare for the Spring Band Concert on Thursday, April 21, 2016.
Dear 4th grade Band Parents,Happy Holidays! We are very excited about the Winter Band Concert on January 14 at 7:30 pm. In preparation for the concert, we will have our combined rehearsal on Tuesday, January 5 and January 12, from 3:00-4:00.
Please encourage your child to practice and continue to prepare their music for the concert over the break.
Our concert dress is :
Girls- White shirt/blouse, black pants/skirt, black shoes
Boys- White shirt (with collar), black pants, black shoes
Following the concert, we will continue to have weekly lessons to prepare for the Spring Band Concert on Thursday, April 21, 2016.
DECEMBER 10, 2015
Girls on the Run
DECEMBER 7, 2015
Pretzel Sale December 11 at 3:00 outside of cafeteria. Pretzels are $1.00
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
4th grade Instrumental Music Parents-
Tomorrow- Tuesday, December 1 is our first after school band rehearsal from 3:00-4:00 pm.
We will also rehearse on Dec. 8, 15, and January 5, 12. Please be sure that your child is prepared with their instrument and book on these days. These rehearsals are for the combined 4th grade band and are in addition to the regular Thursday and Friday lessons.
Our Winter Concert is Thursday, January 14 at 7:30 pm.
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
Concert Attire Swap announce Fall 2015
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
4th gr winter concert 16
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
mini singers lion king permission slip
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
Fire Company Fund Raiser:
IFCO Pasta Dinner times
Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, November 11. If you are unsatisfied with your students’ previous portrait, please have your child bring in the old package and give it to the photographer on Nov. 11. If your child was absent on picture day (October 7), your child needs to be photographed.
OCTOBER 8, 2015
Green Apple Day of Service:
Jog-A-Thon is October 20 on the football field. This is the schedule: 8:45-9:15 is 6th grade. 9:25-9:55 is K and 1st. 10:05-10:35 is 2nd and 3rd grades. 10:45-11:15 is 4th and 5th grades.
OCTOBER 7, 2015
Sleep Issues Presentation:
Special Education Support Resources:
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Don’t forget the Pretzel Sale on Friday, October 2 at 3:00 pm outside of the cafeteria!
Our fall fundraiser is underway! Brochures for Genevieve‘s products were sent home last week. You can win prizes for selling and placing orders!
September 8, 2015
4th grade Parents,
If your child is going to begin learning a musical instrument this year, please attend the introductory meeting at 6:15 pm on Wednesday, September 16 (prior to the Back to School night meeting). We will meet in the band room (across from the cafeteria). I will be explaining our program, answering questions and distributing information from music retailers about renting instruments. We are planning on beginning lessons during the week of September 21.
September 11, 2015
Sensible Nutrition Meeting:
September 15, 2015
Mini Singer and Grade School Rehearsal will be Sept. 21 in the auditorium from 3 pm – 4 pm, NOT September 16, as stated earlier.
September 18, 2015
Walk to School Week is October 5-October 9