Recent News

  • And the Winner is…

    Jackson’s amazing principal Lisa Kaplan!!!! Congrats on winning the 2015 Escalante-Gradillas $20,000 Prize for Best in Education!…/2015-best-in-education-pri…/...
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  • Support Jackson’s Teachers

    From the Friends of Jackson: Friends of Jackson stands with our teachers. We are grateful for everything they do. They deserve more support, better pay, better working conditions, and a contract from the School District of Philadelphia. To School Administrators, the State, & the SRC Submit the form below to email the advocacy letter below to the individuals listed. Your name and role Continue Reading...
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  • First Day of Kindergarten Tomorrow!

    Tomorrow is the first day of Kindergarten – an exciting (and emotional) day for parents and students. Friends of Jackson hopes to ease some of those nerves. Tomorrow, as our newest students arrive, we will have music playing in the school yard and photographers to document the big day for our kindergarten families. Don’t worry! We’ll have plenty of tissues, Continue Reading...
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  • School Supply Drive!

    Please help Friends of Jackson, Friends of Kirkbride, PSCA, and Acme Markets gather school supply donations to welcome our students back to school. Because our teachers already give so much, we hope to help offset their need to pay for these much needed classroom supplies. In addition to donating items on the list below, we are currently looking for volunteers to: Help Collect Continue Reading...
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To School Administrators, the State, & the SRC

Submit the form below to email the advocacy letter to Philadelphia School District Superintendents and Commissioners, as well as PA State Senator and Representatives.

Click here to read the letter that will be sent.

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Uniform Sale

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Make School Cool

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The Friends of Jackson School are accepting donations for our general activities fund!


Amazon Wishlist

Donate supplies directly to FoJ via our Amazon Wish List. Supplies requested by teachers are noted as the highest priorities. All purchases can be mailed directly to the school at 1213 S. 12th Street Philadelphia PA 19147.

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