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Madelaine Halmos Academy – Open House @ Madelaine Halmos Academy
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

New and prospective students and their families are welcome to attend the Madelaine Halmos Academy Open House!

 Join us on Thursday, August 5th at 5:00 PM for an Open House at our Madelaine Halmos Academy at Jack & Jill Center located at 1315 W Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312! Our beautiful, brand-new, state-of-the-art elementary school building features two classrooms for each grade—kindergarten through fifth—in addition to a Music, Media, and Movement (MMM) Room, a Science and Art Lab, a large open-air classroom connecting the outdoors with a flexible learning space, and so much more.

 The event will commence with a Welcome Presentation at 5:00 PM, and will be followed with refreshments and school tours.

For more information, please contact Admissions Coordinator Kathy Capobianco at (954) 463-8772, ext. 218 or email mhaadmissions@jackandjillcenter.org.

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2nd Annual Run 4 The Kids @ LauderAle Brewery
Sep 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jack & Jill Center’s 2nd Annual RUN 4 THE KIDS 5K

Haven’t registered yet? Click this link: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/FortLauderdale/JackJillRunforKids.

Run 4 The Kids 5K – Event Information

Thank you so much for supporting Jack & Jill Center by registering for The 2nd Annual Run 4 The Kids 5K!

Pre-packet pick-up will be held on Friday, September 17th from 3:00 to 5:30 PM at Jack & Jill Center (1315 W Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL) outside of the Madelaine Halmos Academy building. Participants will also be able to pick up their packets at the event beginning at 7:45 AM. Virtual supporters will be mailed their packets which include their Run 4 The Kids 5K t-shirts and medals, if unable to pick them up at the pre-packet pickup or the packet pick-up on the event day.

In-person participants, join us Saturday, September 18th at LauderAle Brewery (3305 SE 14th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316) from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Below are the event day details:

  • 7:45 AM – Registration Opens
  • 8:10 AM – Warm Up By Alyssa From Ales & Asanas Yoga
  • 8:20 AM – National Anthem by School of Rock
  • 8:30 AM – Race Kick-Off/ Participant Start Time
  • 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Entertainment by School of Rock

Free event parking is available in all areas that have not been blocked by event signage and orange cones. Additionally, free street parking is available in the grass along SW 14th Avenue, and in the Sirrsccos Marine parking lot located next to LauderAle Brewery.

All participants, virtual and in-person, will receive a t-shirt and medal, and in-person 21+ participants will also receive a drink ticket. In addition to LauderAle Brewery’s beers on tap, mimosas will also be available. If anyone makes an additional donation of $5 donation to Jack & Jill Center at the event, LauderAle will give a $1 discount on a beverage (up to $5 in discounts total per person). Click here to view the menu at LauderAle.

Thank you so much to the Food Trucks who will be at the event: Glow Bowl Food & German Themed Oktoberfest Truck – Epic Bites by Mike Smerda.

Do you have a friend who hasn’t registered yet? Sent them this link: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/FortLauderdale/JackJillRunforKids. 

SHARE YOUR JOURNEY WITH US! Tag @JackJillCenter on social media to help us raise awareness about our mission. Be sure to use our hashtags: #runforthekids #jackjillcenter.

Contact Business Development Manager, Alana Wortsman at awortsman@jackandjillcenter.org with questions or to sponsor.

About Jack & Jill Center: Founded in 1942 by the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Jack & Jill Center, Inc. is the oldest nonprofit 501(c)(3) provider of early childhood education in Broward County and is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It is the mission of Jack & Jill Center to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming, and community engagement. Jack & Jill Center has four programs: Early Education Program, Madelaine Halmos Academy (elementary education program), Health Program, and Family Program. 90% of the children and families served live within 175% of the Federal Poverty Level, and 89% of families enrolled in Jack & Jill Center increase their income in just one year. Learn more at www.jackandjillcenter.org.

About The Jack & Jill Center Young Professionals Network (YPN): The Jack & Jill Center Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a networking group of individuals ages 21-40 who are dedicated to serving their local community. The main goals of the Young Professionals Network are to provide community awareness, volunteer services, program assistance, and financial support for Jack & Jill Center. Events hosted by the Young Professionals include quarterly happy hours, volunteer activities at the Center, as well as the planning and hosting of the annual Fall Festival.

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Friends Happy Hour @ YOT Bar & Kitchen
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Friends of Jack & Jill Center dockside on Wednesday, September 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Yot Bar + Kitchen, 2015 SW 20th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315. Tickets are $15 and include a complimentary drink, Happy Hour appetizer and drink specials. All proceeds benefit Jack & Jill Center. For more information, please contact Cindy Sessoms at (954) 661-7342.

Jack & Jill Center will be accepting donations of new books or gift cards to support the Friends September book drive, which collects books for “Birthday Book Club”, a Friends initiative that gifts each child at Jack & Jill Center a book on their birthday.