Monday, June 29, 2009

A Two Thumbs Up Year!

Our kindergarten year has ended and we had a great time. My daughter thrived, learned and became part of the Jenks' community.

I encourage parents to get involved and explore their local schools.

Next year the Kindergarten Teas will continue and I look forward to meeting more current and prospective J.S. Jenks' parents.

Please contact me with any questions.

We are looking forward to 1st grade. I will continue this blog next year but as a 1st grade parent.

Have a safe and healthy summer!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Music and Art at Jenks

From the J.S.Jenks Newsletter:

In September, we will accept
applications from our students
interested in entering
our Music and Art tracks of
study. These tracks will
serve to prepare the serious
minded student for entry
into a performing arts high
school and/or college.
The Life & Music of Hans Christian Anderson: June 3rd and 4th, 2009

What a special night. The production of The Life & Music of Hans Christian Anderson was spectacular. Children ranging from Kindergarten to 8th grade participated.

Thank you Ms. Williams for a special night and all your efforts with our kids.

Thanks also to the Music Director: Rebecca Pochettino and Suzanne Spencer (Student Teacher).

I am looking forward to next years performances.

First in Math:

We had lots of fun using First in Math, a web based math program that schools all over the nation utilize. It helped my daughter with money counting and telling time. I was also impressed that these kids will have no problems taking professional tests in the future since the are used to problem solving on the computer at such a young age.

J.S. Jenks did well nation-wide (25th) and in the state (14th) and we started in October this year. New codes come out in August so lets get ready for a fun First in Math 2009-10. (click on images to enlarge)