Five Week Annual Fund
Funds raised to date: $395,170
Parent participation to date: 87%
8 days left in the 5 Week Annual Fund Campaign. We are only 13% away from reaching our goal of 100% parent participation! Please help us reach 100% for the first time in Journeys School history! Please donate HERE today.
*Keep in mind, if we reach 100% parent participation by THIS Monday (December 7) we will receive $30,000 of matching funds.  Please help us ‘Meet the Match’. Thank you!

Journeys School Gala
Saturday, December 12, 6:30 pm

The Gala is next Saturday at 6:30.  Buy event and raffle tickets here today! This disco party is going to be a wonderful night that you do not want to miss! Join us in a night of celebration of Journeys School and the culmination of the 5 Week Campaign.
Online bidding on our various unique and exciting silent auction items are available through Wednesday.  Go to www.biddingforgood.com/jsgala to start your bidding now! Bidding will resume in person at the Gala on Saturday, December 12th.

Raffle Tickets
Please be sure to turn in your raffle ticket sales by Monday, December 7. Students can turn in tickets to their teachers or to Sam or Hannah in the office. Remember: For every ten raffle tickets a student sells, their name will be entered to win an unlimited movie pass for a year!

Winter Celebration
Thursday, December 17, 5:30-7:30 pm
Walk Festival Hall

All families are invited to our annual Winter Celebration at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. The Winter Celebration is a music and dance performance put on by all students in pre-k through 10th grade. We will begin the performance at 5:30 pm, with doors opening at 5:00 pm. Students are encouraged to dress in their best holiday attire as we celebrate winter and the things we have learned in this first portion of the school year.

All-School Community Dinner
Thursday, December 17, 7:30 pm
Hotel Terra

In addition to attending the Winter Celebration Performance on Thursday, December 17, we also invite you to attend the Community Dinner that will follow the performance. Last year we had over 200 people attend the dinner, and it was a fantastic, fun evening, complete with great food and great company! While the Winter Celebration performance is free, families are asked to purchase their reserved spaces for dinner. If you would like to attend the dinner, please purchase by Monday, December 14th. Adults and students 14 and older are $20 each, and students 13 and under are $10 each. To pay with a credit card, please click here, or you can pay with check/cash with Hannah in the Journeys School office. Please contact warren.samuels@journeysschool.org or hannah.contois@journeysschool.org with any questions about the dinner. Thank you and we hope to see you there!
Dinner Menu:
Cheese & Crackers
Kobe Beef Sliders
Gemelli Pasta with Grilled Chicken, Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Cream Sauce
Penne Pasta: Plain, or with Marinara Sauce and Asiago Cheese
*There will also be a vegan option as well as a gluten-free option*
Coffee, Hot Chocolate, & Cookies
A cash bar will also be available.

Congratulations, Kenzie!

Congratulations to Kenzie Reed for receiving Jackson Hole Rotary Club's Outstanding Student Award! This award is given to students with strong academic achievement, genuine involvement in community service, and active engagement in co-curricular or extra-curricular activities. Way to go, Kenzie! We are very proud of you!

Good Luck, Robotics Teams!
This weekend the elementary and middle school robotics teams will travel to Casper, Wyoming to participate in a statewide competition. Our students will compete against 60+ teams from around Wyoming. The program is part of First Lego League, a global challenge with over 10,000 schools (www.firstlegoleague.org). Good luck!

Parent Council Information
Please click here for the November Parent Council Newsletter. Are you looking for information about Parent Council events, volunteer opportunities, or future meeting topics? You can find all of that and more on the Journeys School website's Parent Council page.

Got Photos?
If you haven't ordered school photos, you can still get prints before winter break if you order by December 7 at reactionphoto.com. If you have any questions for the photographer, please call Neal at (307) 690-6177. Also, if you ordered photos and chose the "deliver to school" option, please come to the office to pick up your photos. If you want the photos sent home with your child, please email sam.kitchen@journeysschool.org or hannah.contois@journeysschool.org. Please note: the photos are in plastic bags with thin cardboard inserts. If your child is likely to stuff the photos into the bottom of their backpack, the photos may be damaged in transport.

Illness Guidelines: When to Keep Your Child Home
As we enter cold and flu season, please keep the Journeys School illness policy in mind. The following is from page 27 of the 2015-16 Student & Family Handbook:
•    Do not send your child to school if they have had a fever (temperature of 100 degrees F or higher) within the last 24 hours.
•    Do not send your child to school if they have vomited within the last 24 hours.
•    Do not send a child to school if they have had diarrhea in the last 24 hours.
•    Children diagnosed with Strep, Pinkeye, or any other bacterial illness must stay home until they have been on antibiotics for a minimum of 24 hours.
•    Do not send your child to school with severe cold symptoms which may include: a constant runny nose, especially with abnormal color or consistency (this is especially important if your child is unable to use a Kleenex by him/herself), nasal or lung/chest congestion, coughing that is constant or persistent, or recurrent sneezing that is not allergy related.
•    Do not send your child to school with untreated head lice, nits, scabies, etc
•    Do not send your child to school with an atypical rash until a physician has examined the rash and has cleared your child to return to school.


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.
December 11: Pizza in Classrooms
December 18: Pasta Alfredo with Broccoli
December 25: No School
January 1: No School
January 8: Spaghetti, Meatballs, Cheesy Garlic Bread
January 15: Chicken Enchiladas or Veggie Enchiladas with Black Beans & Spanish Rice
January 22: Early Release Day – No community lunch
January 29: Mac & Cheese, Vegetable Soup
February 5: Beef Tacos with Rice and Beans
February 12: No School
February 19: Chicken or Black Bean Fajitas with Corn Tortillas, Baked Sweet Potatoes

Important Dates

Saturday, December 12: Journeys School GALA and Auction
Thursday, December 17: Winter Celebration, Walk Festival Hall, 5:30-7:30 pm
Monday, December 21-Friday, January 1: No School, Winter Break