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Approved February Board Meeting Minutes Now Online

The following approved board meeting minutes from February are now available for download and review. We will be publishing the approved board meeting minutes moving forward on the main page of our website for easier access for all stakeholders.

Please note that the minutes are also published on the district Board Docs site under the approved minutes from the March Board Meeting on March 20, 2017.

WORK SESSION 2-13-17

REGULAR MEETING 2-27-17

Blues Win Color Day 47-45

Blues just edge out Reds in Color Day 2017. Everyone has a safe Memorial Day weekend.

Important Color Day Updates

Dear Jenkintown Community:
Please pay attention to these important Color Day updates.
1) Last night, there was a significant transformer and car fire on Florence Avenue near Greenwood Avenue. At this time Greenwood Avenue is closed at Florence and according to the police chief, it will remain that way for the duration of this morning. Therefore, we will need to modify our parade route. Students will line up in the rear cul de sac on Highland Avenue (behind the ES) and will march down Highland Ave to the stadium where they will meet up with our band and parade one lap around the track. We understand it will shorten the parade, but we are working in coordination with the police to keep everyone safe.
2) The field and track are very wet. Mr. Vafiadis and Ms. Costner along with the principals are down on the field working hard to get the field and track as dry as possible. However, it will not be completely dry at all, so please be aware and come prepared.
3) Any teacher who usually drives to school over the bridge by the train station will not be able to get to school via Greenwood Avenue. You will need to detour around that street.
Lastly, MS/HS students should arrive to homeroom at 8:15 AM and the ES students at 8:30AM.
Have a great day and a huge THANK YOU to the staff members and administrators who are trying to get this event to go off without a hitch.
Happy Color Day!
Color Day Fans

Color Day 2017

The Jenkintown MSHS Art Club will be hosting an Empty Bowl “Ice Cream Bowl” Fundraiser during Color Day. Students of all ages have been busy making ceramic bowls for the event. There will be ice cream sold in the bowls, and you get to take home the bowl that you choose! Bowls of ice cream are just $5!

Half the proceeds will go to the Jenkintown Arts Department to help maintain the kiln, and the other half will go to Loaves and Fishes Food Cupboard, helping feed the hungry. Your support is appreciated.

The Jenkintown Home & School Association will be running a Color Day concession stand from 9am-12. The menu features hot dogs, pizza, nachos, soft pretzels, fruit salad, bagels, coffee, bottled water, and Capri-Sun.

Be sure to follow us on social media tomorrow for live updates from Color Day. Be sure to like and follow us on both Facebook and Twitter.

Innovation Expo

Green and Healthy Schools Innovation Expo

Green and Healthy Schools Innovation Expo, May 31, 4-7 pm, Hosted by the Jenkintown School District – 325 Highland Avenue, Jenkintown PA, 19046

The Pennsylvania Green and Healthy Schools Partnership, in cooperation with the Jenkintown School District and sponsors – Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and the Philip Rosenau Company – is sponsoring an Innovation Expo on May 31. The intent of the showcase is for schools and districts in Southeast Pennsylvania to display and share with their peers exciting lessons, programs and projects that promote school building efficiency, health and wellness and environmental and sustainability education.

The event is free and open to educators, students, administrators, parents and the public.  Schools are registering to present their work in a science fair-like display and then circulate among the tables to learn from others from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

The Jenkintown School District is offering a tour of their 2016 National US Department of Education, Award Winning Green Ribbon campus at 4:00 pm.

At 6:00 pm there will be a panel of experts discussing Integrated Pest Management, Asthma Triggers in Schools and the Benefits of School Gardens.  Following the panel, awards will be given to exhibitors demonstrating the best innovations in Curriculum, Facilities & Grounds Management, Administrative Practices, and Student-Led Projects.

Local legislators have been invited.  It will be an amazing event, the public is welcome to learn and be inspired by the next generation of environmental leaders.

Contact: Lorna Rosenberg, (215) 779-1953

Students at the Cappies awards

Greater Philadelphia Cappies Awards