Emergency Notification System Update
In our efforts to improve our emergency communications we will be making some changes to the text messaging functionality of our Emergency Notification System. On Monday, January 26 you should receive a text message from the Journeys School Emergency Notification System. The text message will state something similar to: “TetonScienceSchools: You are now subscribed to receive text alerts. Reply HELP for help, STOP to cancel. Msg&data rates may apply.”
There is no action required on your part. You can simply delete this message and you do not need to contact the school to verify receipt of the message. Please do not reply “STOP” as this will remove your phone number from our system. We will only use this function in the event of a school cancellation or other important and timely message that we need to distribute to all parents and staff.
We will test this system periodically to make sure that messages are being delivered to all parents and staff on the proper devices. If you have any questions please contact Sam at sam.kitchen@journeysschool.org. Thank you for your patience as we make this upgrade to our system.

Bring a Friend Day
Monday, January 26

Journeys School K-12th grade students are invited to bring a friend to school on Monday, January 26. Pizza lunch will be provided to all students in K-12. Students should already have RSVP'd for their visiting friends. Please remember all visitors must bring a Visitor Form which requires the visiting student's parent signature.

Journeys School Re-Accreditation and Self-Study
On March 1st - 4th Journeys School will be hosting a visiting team to get re-accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS). To prepare for this visit, faculty and staff have been working for the past two years to document how Journeys School meets the association's standards. Ten educators from across the region will be on campus in March comparing what they have read in the self-study document to what they experience when they are at school. We would like to share this completed self-study with parents so that parents can see what the faculty and staff believe are the strengths of the program and where we hope to continue to improve. If you would like to view the self-study, you are welcome to read the hard copy that is in the Journeys School office. If you have any questions about this process or the self-study itself, please contact Charlotte Quesada at (307) 734-9861 or charlotte.quesada@journeysschool.org.

Thank You to Parent Council
Many thanks to Parent Council for showing their appreciation of Journeys School faculty and staff. On Tuesday, Lisa Allen and Jessie Lang provided an amazing lunch for all faculty. Thank you so much!

Admissions and Malone Scholar Applications Due January 30
The first round of Journeys School admissions applications are due January 30. Current families that have other children interested in enrolling for 2015-16 should complete their application as soon as possible to receive priority in the admissions process. Please contact warren.samuels@journeysschool.org for more information.

Tuition Assistance Due January 30
Journeys School Tuition Assistance Applications for NEW students are due January 30. Click here for more information about the tuition assistance program and contact Martina Hansen at (307) 734-3719 or martina.hansen@tetonscience.org for more information.

Re-enrollment Due February 6
Current families that did not submit paperwork during Early Re-enrollment in November will receive new re-enrollment paperworknext week with return request by February 6th. Please contact Tammie Van Holland at (307) 734-3710 or tammie.vanholland@journeysschool.org for more information.

Parent Observation Days
Observation days are for parents of students that are rising to a new level next year. Be a classroom observer to get a sense of what life will be like for your student next year! We encourage parents to sit in on classes, check out the work displayed around the classrooms and talk with teachers and students (in between classes, of course). All visits will start in the Journeys School office, please schedule by appointment with Warren Samuels at (307) 732-7745 or warren.samuels@journeysschool.org.

Community Lunch
Parent volunteers are encouraged to assist with community lunch. To volunteer, please arrive in the dining lodge at 11:40 am. All lunches include garden fresh salad, orange slices, cookies and milk.
January 30: Veggie Stir Fry with Chicken or Tofu
February 6: Beef Tacos with Rice and Beans
February 13: No School
February 20: Meatball Sub (or Veggie Sub) with Vinaigrette Cole Slaw

Important Dates
Monday, January 26: Bring a Friend Day (K-12)
Friday, January 30: Deadline for Admissions and Tuition Assistance Applications for New Students
Thursday, February 5: Parent Council Coffee, 8:15 am
Friday, February 6: Re-enrollment Deadline (for current families that did not complete early re-enrollment)
Thursday, February 12: Pre-K Night for Rising Pre-K Students
Friday, February 13: No School, Professional Development
Monday, February 16: No School, President's Day
Friday, February 27: End of 2nd Trimester (Pre-K and Elementary)
Friday, February 27: Early Release for All Students, 12:15